Membership in the Global Investigative Journalism Network is open to nonprofits, NGOs, and educational organizations, or their equivalent, that actively work in support of investigative reporting and related data journalism. Individual journalists, most for-profit businesses, and government entities are not eligible to join.
Membership in the GIJN is by application and is subject to approval by the the Board of Directors. If you think your organization qualifies for membership, please send the following to us at this address:
- Name, address, and website of organization;
- Contact person email, phone number, and email;
- A statement that the organization is a nonprofit organization (or otherwise meets the structure of a not-for-profit organization)
- Year organization was founded;
- A half-page description of the organization, explaining how it supports or engages in investigative journalism.
For the purposes of GIJN membership, nonprofit organizations include nonprofit and charitable corporations, membership associations, trusts, NGOs, educational organizations, and university-based journalism programs, or equivalent organizations around the world.
GIJN membership is limited to:
- Groups that organize investigative journalists into associations and networks;
- Organizations that sponsor and/or conduct original investigative reporting, either with their own publishing platforms or in partnership with other media, so long as their published or broadcast content includes a significant level of original investigative journalism;
- Groups, centers, and institutions that train investigative journalists as a significant part of their activity.
Member organizations are expected to participate actively in GIJN, and to uphold the highest levels of journalistic professionalism, including accuracy, independence, transparency, and fairness in their journalism and other activities.
Member organizations which are no longer active or fail to uphold high standards of journalism and nonprofit management are subject to membership revocation by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.
— The GIJN Team