CPI To Spin Off ICIJ

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists will be spun off as an independent nonprofit, its parent organization, the Center for Public Integrity, announced today. The two groups are in negotiation for a full agreement on separation by November 30, according to a CPI press release. ICIJ, known for The Panama Papers and other pioneering cross-border projects, says it looks to future "growth and success in the collaborative journalism that we practice in partnership with so many brave, excellent journalists around the world.”

Source: Center for Public Integrity

Posted on: October 20, 2016

Nonprofits Facing Global Crackdown by Gov’ts

More than 60 countries over the past three years have moved to restrict or ban the activities of non-profit groups which get overseas funds, according to a Reuters report. The governments, nervous over nonprofits pushing for reforms and political change, include Russia, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Uganda, Venezuela and Egypt.

Source: Reuters

Posted on: July 22, 2015

Ten Ways To Kill Your Nonprofit Newsroom

Journalists increasingly are turning to a nonprofit model to sustain serious reporting. But running a nonprofit can be as challenging as managing a for-profit. Here are 10 ways to avoid disaster, from the Nonprofit Quarterly. Among them: operating in the red and staining your reputation.

Source: Nonprofit Quarterly

Posted on: January 9, 2015

Sri Lanka Bans NGOs from Media Contacts, Training

Enter this in the hard-to-believe category: the government of Sri Lanka just issued an order banning NGOs from working with the media. Any media. Included on the list of restricted activity: "conducting press conferences, workshops, journalism training and dissemination of press releases." Goons have already disrupted training workshops for journalists on the island.

Source: IFEX

Posted on: July 9, 2014