Tucson Sentinel (US) is an award-winning regional nonprofit news site, and a recognized pioneer in rebuilding local news in the United States. Based in the US Southwest, it offers bilingual coverage, in English and Spanish, and is frequently referenced by national news outlets. This 12-year-old newsroom is a mission-driven organization committed to independent journalism and investigative reporting. Its investigations into the treatment of migrants in this “borderlands” region of Arizona are especially notable — such as its award-winning revelation on skyrocketing costs to get migrants out of US jails.
The Public Source
The Public Source (Lebanon) is an independent, Beirut-based publication that focuses on structural inequities, and on the rights and plight of poor and dispossessed communities. The site describes itself as offering “uncompromising journalism and critical commentary from the left,” and it is winning awards with its use of diverse sources and sound reporting on pressing issues. It also hosts a secure whistleblower platform, and runs an on-going investigative series on the drivers and impacts of inequality.
Environmental Investigative Forum
Environmental Investigative Forum (France) is a global consortium of environmental investigative journalists. EIF comprises six volunteers, dozens of members, and a network of contributors from the Balkans to the US and East Africa. Focused on covering all things environmental, from water privatization to illicit mining, the organization works collaboratively to dig into some of the world’s most complex and important issues. EIF has already played a key role in more than 20 environmental investigations.
The Outlaw Ocean Project
The Outlaw Ocean Project (US) is an innovative young watchdog nonprofit that focuses on one of the world’s most critical and under-covered topics: criminal activity on the oceans. It has already collaborated with major outlets like The New Yorker, NBC News, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Der Spiegel, and Le Monde, on topics ranging from human trafficking to smuggling to environmental crimes. Outlaw Ocean has even collaborated with artists and musicians, and recently launched a popular podcast series.
Indonesian Data Journalism Network
Indonesian Data Journalism Network is a nonprofit organization that promotes and teaches data journalism in Indonesia, and also actively collaborates with news organizations. In an effort to lower technical skills barriers for reporters and developers, IDJN has held four data journalism “hackathon” events — involving 124 journalists — since its founding in 2019. It has also produced more than two-dozen data-driven environmental stories, on topics from forest fires to the shrinking habitats of endangered dolphins.
Belarusian Investigative Center
Belarusian Investigative Center is the only specialized investigative media outlet for Belarusian audiences, despite being forced to report from exile in the Czech Republic. A member of OCCRP, BIC won the Belarusian Association of Journalists’ investigative Free Word prize for three consecutive years after its founding in 2018, and has contributed to international projects like the Pandora Papers. The newsroom complements its biweekly investigations with weekly “Top Fake” fact-checking analysis, and generates new shows and mini-documentaries that are among the most popular Belarusian-language videos on Youtube.
Maldita.es (Spain) is a center for investigative reporting, journalism education, and fact checking in Spain, with a reputation for integrity and support from major European institutions. In addition to collaborations with Spanish media, Maldita.es has worked with groups like Germany’s CORRECTIV and Tactical Tech, while its data project (Maldita Dato) has dug into COVID-19 hoaxes. And it recently collaborated with the Catalan TV program Planta Baixa to reveal pandemic-related failures at Spanish airports. The organization also offers advanced educational courses in investigative and data journalism.
JournaFONDS (Switzerland) is a small news organization that plays an outsized role in promoting and developing investigative journalism in Switzerland. With a primary focus on quality financial stories — and a deep interest in empowering diversity and young reporters — JournaFONDS supports watchdog projects, and promotes collaboration and reporting skills. An initiative of the association “Pacte de l’Enquête et du Reportage” (Investigation and Reporting Pact), its goal is to not only dig up information crucial to the public interest, but also place those facts in a relevant and well-informed context.
Bivol.bg is an investigative media outlet founded in Burgas, Bulgaria, in 2010, by Assen Yordanov, a well-known Bulgarian investigative journalist. Bivol means « buffalo, » which is why Bivol’s motto is « With the Horns Ahead. » A member of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), Bivol has produced several award-winning investigations in recent years. Working on both local and transnational accountability stories, Bivol has contributed to major collaborative investigations such as the Panama Papers, the FinCen Files, Russian Laundromat, Offshore Leaks, and Troika Dialog projects. This newsroom has continued to report on important topics despite threats and SLAPP (harassment lawsuit) attacks, and has expanded its reach with an English language version.
Viewfinder (South Africa) is a non-profit investigative journalism unit and production company that produces in-depth reporting that exposes injustice in South Africa, spurring institutional accountability and reform. Its stories focus on systemic wrongdoing that disproportionately affects vulnerable and marginalised people, and empower people to hold offending institutions to account.
Turkmen.News (Netherlands) is an independent media and human rights initiative dedicated to promoting freedom of speech and the rule of law in Turkmenistan – one of the most closed and repressive countries in the world. Based in the Netherlands, Turkmen.News publishes independent news and analysis, exposes grand corruption and nepotism, monitors the use of forced labor, and reports on cases of human rights violations.
The Reporters’ Collective
The Reporters’ Collective (India) is a nonprofit investigative reporting organization focused on covering political economy and governance. The collective collaborates with researchers, data scientists, and experts to produce reportage that is published in media outlets in India and abroad, in multiple languages. Its award-winning stories have sparked debate in India’s Parliament and the courts.
The Marshall Project
The Marshall Project (US) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the US criminal justice system. Founded in 2015, the group has had an impact on the system through journalism, rendering it more fair, effective, transparent and humane.
Studio Monitor (Georgia) was founded in 2005, following the shutdown of that country’s top rated 60 Minutes TV show on Rustavi 2. To protest against political interference, the show’s lead journalists set up Studio Monitor to produce investigative documentaries independently. In 16 years of operation, the group has produced over 200 investigative reports.
Siena (Lithuania) is Lithuania’s first nonprofit organization dedicated entirely to investigative cross-border reporting. Siena has contributed reporting to numerous international investigations with partners from the OCCRP network and other media outlets, including the award-winning Fraud Factory. Stories done by Siena and the Belarusian Investigative Center helped lead to international sanctions against oligarchs close to the Lukashenko regime. The group focuses on collaboration, works to improve the quality of journalism in Lithuania, and does joint investigations into corruption, abuse of power, and fraud.
Global Press (US) is an international news organization that creates a more informed and inclusive world by training and employing local women journalists to report news in some of the world’s least-covered places. Its stories are published on the award-winning multilingual news publication Global Press Journal. By training local women to become world-class journalists, Global Press reframes skewed global narratives, revitalizes communities and repairs the lack of gender and racial diversity in newsrooms.
Danwatch (Denmark) is an award-winning independent investigative media specialized in global issues. Its journalistic focus is on the impact of countries and companies on human rights and the environment. Danwatch’s investigations range from weapons sales and tax havens to textile and food production.
Zamaneh Media (Netherlands) is an independent news site founded in 2005 that serves audiences in Iran and the Iranian diaspora. Based in Amsterdam, Stichting Radio Zamaneh (Radio Zamaneh Foundation) has expanded its investigative journalism in partnership with other media, with projects on drug company profiteering, the legitimacy of the Iranian president’s academic credentials, and the black market kidney trade in Iran.
Nepal Investigative Multimedia Journalism Network (NIMJN)
Nepal Investigative Multimedia Journalism Network (NIMJN) is a Nepal-based non-profit that provides advanced investigative multimedia reporting training and mentorship for journalists to produce collaborative investigative stories.
MUSEBA Journalism Project
MUSEBA Journalism Project (Cameroon) is an independent, non-profit news organization that promotes investigative reporting in Central Africa and the Great Lakes. Through collaborative approaches with journalists from the region, Museba investigates corruption, illicit financial flows, organized crime and human rights abuses.
Media Development Center/Birzeit University
Media Development Center/Birzeit University (Palestine) provides technical training for mid-career journalists and investigative reporters as part of its mission to help create a free press environment in Palestine. Under the umbrella of Birzeit University, the MDC focuses on developing curricula, publishing research and training manuals, and media literacy. It has also provided investigative reporting grants and held workshops in Egypt, Lebanon, and Jordan.
Lighthouse Reports (Netherlands) builds newsrooms around urgent public interest topics and co-publishes collaborative investigations in multiple formats with its partners. The group uses freedom of information laws, open source reporting, data journalism, and other techniques. Since its founding in 2019, the group has built six newsrooms and worked with 70 media outlets to cover topics like abuse of migrant workers, corruption, and the climate crisis.
La Maison Des Reporters
La Maison Des Reporters (Senegal) is a Senegalese nonprofit investigative media. It operates thanks to donations from the public and brings together around a hundred journalists across Senegal. Its objective is to impact public opinion through long-term journalism and quality information.
Investigative Reporting Lab
Investigative Reporting Lab (North Macedonia) is a nonprofit newsroom focused on corruption, crime, and governance in North Macedonia and the Balkans. Founded in 2017, IRL’s team is notable for its female leadership and young staff, and for its commitment to innovative watchdog storytelling. Recent projects have partnered with OCCRP and focused on disinformation campaigns, hazardous energy policies, and the murky world of COVID-19 antibody tests.
Investigative Journalism Bureau (IJB)
The Investigative Journalism Bureau (Canada) is an impact-driven, collaborative newsroom, bringing together professional and student journalists, academics, graduate students and media organizations to tell deeply-reported stories in the public interest. Based at the University of Toronto, the IJB has developed a collaborative journalistic model that works with news organizations and universities around the world while training the next generation of investigative reporters.
Investigative Center of Jan Kuciak (ICJK)
Investigative Center of Jan Kuciak (ICJK) (Slovakia) was founded as a response to the murder of the Slovak investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fianceé Martina Kušnírová in 2018. The main goal of ICJK is to continue Jan’s work by uncovering organized crime, corruption, and other criminal activities as well as disinformation and its actors in Slovakia. ICJK is a non-profit organization, the first institution in Slovakia dedicated solely to investigative journalism. The Centre is an independent media outlet and a cooperation hub of local and international media.
Investigate Europe (IE) is a non-profit cross-border journalism outfit with a presence in over a dozen European countries. Born out of a desire to bring comprehensive cross-border reporting of European topics to national audiences, IE’s journalists work to uncover power structures across Europe and hold the actors behind them to account. The team of reporters works together on months-long investigations and news articles that are published with media partners in more than twenty countries, as well as on the so far quadrilingual IE website.
El Surtidor (Paraguay) is an independent news media outlet from Paraguay especialized in visual journalism and in-depth coverage of the climate crisis, power abuse, gender relations and disinformation. The team of journalists, editors, designers and illustrators work to combine their reporting with striking visual graphics to reach younger audiences on social media and messaging apps.
Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation
Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation (Malta) is a nonprofit devoted to ensuring justice for the 2017 assassination of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, and to support efforts to protect investigative reporters. Formed in 2018, the foundation advocates for an end to impunity for attacks on journalists, and collaborates on investigative projects such as this 2021 passports-for-cash scheme, the Passport Papers.
Centro Latinoamericano de Investigación Periodística (CLIP)
Centro Latinoamericano de Investigación Periodística (Costa Rica) has coordinated groundbreaking projects on public interest issues in Latin America, utilizing cross-border collaboration, data journalism, and on-the-ground reporting. Formed in early 2020, CLIP focuses on complex investigations and reporter development, and has already achieved significant impact in exposing disinformation, environmental exploitation, and abuses of power.
Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism (CCIJ)
The Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism (CCIJ) (US) brings together investigative reporters, visual storytellers, and data scientists as equal partners to carry out ongoing investigations into key global issues. Working with and learning from people, families, and organizations in vulnerable communities, we have commitments to training and to working with journalists who might not otherwise have an opportunity to participate in global projects.
Alqatiba (Tunisia) is an online news magazine focused on investigative journalism, data journalism, and storytelling. Its investigative projects include projects on migration, corruption, resources, arms trafficking, and more. Founded in 2019, Alqatiba is part of an NGO, Taqallam for Freedom of Speech and Creativity, that is dedicated to fighting corruption, enhancing transparency, defending democracy, and promoting gender equality.
7iber (Jordan) is a media organization and progressive online magazine that publishes in-depth journalism on Jordanian and Arab affairs in a professional, daring, and critical manner. It provides reporting and analysis on issues of public interest in the form of multimedia features, analytical articles, and investigative reports. 7iber started out as a citizen-media platform in 2008 and has operated as a professional magazine since 2012. Since its creation, it has been a space for stories and perspectives that are often missing in mainstream media, and has contributed to enhancing civic dialogue on issues related to political, personal, and civil rights and liberties.
Drilled is a women-run independent media company that produces investigative longform journalism across multiple audio and digital channels, including its podcast production house Critical Frequency. The outlet syndicates its content to larger international publications and specializes in cross-border climate accountability reporting that brings the stories of traditionally marginalized groups to larger audiences.
Birmingham City University School of Media, UK
Birmingham City University School of Media has a global reputation for excellence in data journalism and reporting using new technologies. It has strong links with the BBC Data Unit in the city as well as investigative units at home and overseas. Graduates have gone on to pioneer the use of data in investigations, winning awards and speaking at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference.
Associação Fiquem Sabendo, Brazil
Associação Fiquem Sabendo is a nonprofit independent organization specializing in the freedom of access to information in Brazil. Fiquem Sabendo’s multidisciplinary team obtains information of public interest through requests, reports, and lawsuits. They interrogate data and analyze documents in order to disclose relevant information to society.
Center for Investigative Reporting, Sri Lanka
Center for Investigative Reporting is the first organization aimed at promoting excellence in investigative journalism in Sri Lanka. The center aims to produce high-quality investigative stories, deliver training, and contribute to the development of a highly-skilled and ethical community of watchdog reporters.
InSight Crime, Colombia/USA
InSight Crime is a foundation dedicated to the research, analysis, and investigation of organized crime in Latin America and the Caribbean. The organization seeks to deepen and inform the debate about organized crime in the region by providing the general public with regular reporting on the subject and on efforts to combat it.
Sujag is a multilingual digital media platform dedicated to the voices from the margins of power in Pakistan. Sujag does not believe in mimicking mainstream media in the race to break news and believes in carrying out in-depth reporting and fact-checking to contextualize everything we report. Sujag’s principles are simple and clear: we do not believe in neutrality and take pride in siding with the marginalized, we report from the margins and not centers of power, we don’t sell eyeballs and are completely ad-free.
Reporters United, Greece
Reporters United is a network of reporters and the first nonprofit organization to support investigative journalism in Greece. The group collaborates on cross-border projects with journalists and news outlets around the world. It also publishes, on its own platform, stories that struggle to find a place in the Greek press.
Makanday is an independent nonprofit newsroom which produces investigative journalism in the public interest. Makanday’s work focuses on transformational stories with “moral force,” and aims to shine a light on the exploitation of the weak by the strong and on the failures of power elites to vindicate the trust placed in them.
Ulster University School of Communication and Media
Ulster University School of Communication and Media (United Kingdom) has a 25-year record of educating reporters with an emphasis on hard news and investigation. Based in Northern Ireland, its award-winning journalism section runs multimedia masters and undergraduate programs. It has produced some of Northern Ireland’s leading investigative reporters and has strong links to such media as BBC Northern Ireland, UTV, Belfast Telegraph and The Irish News, all with a proud tradition of investigative journalism.
Senter for Undersøkende Journalistikk – SUJO
Senter for Undersøkende Journalistikk – SUJO (Norway) was founded in 2018 by the University of Bergen (UiB) to strengthen investigative journalism in Norway, encompassing local and regional media, and smaller newsrooms throughout the country. SUJO supports and coaches between 10 and 20 investigative projects a year and organizes workshops to train journalists and editors in in-depth investigative methods. SUJO is also the location for UiB’s Master program in investigative journalism.
Salud con Lupa
Salud con Lupa (Peru) is a digital, collaborative journalism platform dedicated to compelling, investigative coverage of public health in Latin America. It is based in Lima, Peru, and works with contributors from ten countries. Through its investigations, it seeks to improve the quality of public debate and the decision-making process of the authorities on health issues.
REFLEKT (Switzerland) is Switzerland’s first independent non-profit newsroom for investigative and cross-border journalism. The small team – with freelancers around the world – uncovers abuses and injustices relevant to Swiss society. To increase its reach and impact, REFLEKT collaborates with larger media organizations. In its first year since being founded in late 2019, the team has won two of Switzerland’s most prestigious journalism awards.
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting (United States) raises awareness of underreported global issues through direct support for quality journalism across all media platforms and a unique program of education and public outreach. It provides grants for sustained reporting and outreach on topics that range from land rights, climate change, global health, and fragile states to justice and women and children.
PF “Investigative Journalism Foundation”
PF “Investigative Journalism Foundation” (Kyrgyzstan) was founded in 2018 on the initiative of the ex-president of the Kyrgyz Republic, Roza Otunbaeva, in order to develop investigative journalism in the country. It supports journalistic initiatives aimed at identifying corruption and unlawful phenomena in society.
openDemocracy (United Kingdom) is an independent global media organization. Through reporting and analysis of social and political issues, it seeks to educate citizens to challenge power and encourage democratic debate across the world. Its projects cover, among other topics, human trafficking and slavery, and women and LGBTQ rights.
Michael I.Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism
Michael I.Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism (United States) is dedicated to educating Indiana University students in investigative reporting techniques and creating provocative original journalism for the public in Indiana and beyond. The center conducts multimedia investigative projects in a working newsroom with professional media partners. Funded by a US$6 million endowment, the center is editorially independent of Indiana University.
Kloop Media (Kyrgyzstan) runs a news website and media school and produces journalism investigations. Founded in 2007, Kloop gained prominence in the country three years later, when it was one of the leading media outlets to cover the revolution in the country. It received numerous local awards for its Samaragate series of investigations in 2017 that focused on the violations that occurred during Kyrgyzstan’s presidential elections that same year.
Investigative Journalists’ Team « iFact »
Investigative Journalists’ Team “iFact” (Georgia) was founded by a women journalists team in 2016, and includes two investigative newsrooms across Georgia. iFact is the only investigative media in Georgia which produces multimedia content. It aims to raise awareness about investigative journalism in the country and shed light on the uncovered topics.
Institute for Investigative Journalism
Institute for Investigative Journalism (Canada) unites media organizations and journalism schools across Canada in order to provide students with practical training and carry out large-scale investigations in the national public interest. Through collaborative projects coordinated by the IIJ based in Concordia University, students across Canada gain skills under the guidance of seasoned professionals, joining a close-knit community of reporters.
inewsource (United States) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom dedicated to improving lives in the San Diego, California, region and beyond through impactful, data-based investigative and accountability journalism. Its investigative content is produced for the web, radio and television, and is distributed through a variety of partners, most significantly through a unique agreement with public broadcaster KPBS in San Diego.
Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, Arizona State Univ.
Howard Center for Investigative Journalism (United States) at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication helps train the next generation of accountability journalists by producing multimedia projects on topics of national concern. One of two Howard Centers in the US funded by the Scripps Howard Foundation, it is also the capstone experience for graduate students in the only US master of journalism degree program focused exclusively on investigative reporting.
Fojo Media Institute
Fojo Media Institute (Sweden) is Sweden’s leading media development organization, strengthening free, independent and professional journalism in Sweden and globally. Fojo is an independent institution at Linnaeus University, one of Sweden’s biggest universities. The organization uses its experiences in Sweden and internationally to build institutional and individual capacity around the world.
DISCLOSE (France) is a nonprofit newsroom of investigative journalism. It leads in-depth investigations into subjects of public interest, while defending the public’s right to know. Teams of experienced journalists spend months working on investigations into subjects that are often little covered but which have strong social importance.
Crime and Corruption Reporting Network — LUPA
Crime and Corruption Reporting Network — LUPA (Montenegro) is a non-profit association based on the promotion and development of investigative journalism in Montenegro. The association is founded by a group of independent and professional journalists with broad experience working in the media. It focuses on the research of organized crime and corruption in the country and abroad.
Coda Media (United States) is an award-winning non-profit newsroom dedicated to journalism that breaks through the noise of the news cycle and tells stories in context. Its global team of multimedia journalists investigates the trends that are shaping the world, stays on stories long after they have left the spotlight, and empowers readers to see the connections between seemingly unrelated crises.
Centro de Jornalismo Investigativo
Centro de Jornalismo Investigativo (Mozambique) is the first nonprofit investigative journalism newsroom in Mozambique. Founded by a team of journalists and activists, it aims to bring journalism back to its essence: public service. To achieve that vision, it organizes workshops and seminars in order to promote the knowledge and practical skills of investigative journalism.
Asociación de Periodismo Punto y Aparte
Asociación de Periodismo Punto y Aparte (Costa Rica) supports investigative reporting and solutions journalism. It is a meeting space for good journalists, young and experienced; various companies and individuals are invited to join as team sponsors, supported by journalism schools and media. Its intention is to link all these actors to generate a fresh journalistic proposal.
Arena for Journalism in Europe
Arena for Journalism in Europe (Netherlands) supports collaborative, investigative and data journalism. It facilitates journalists working together across geographical borders, and across professional borders with scholars, scientists, or civil society. Arena’s core activities are organizing Dataharvest, the European Investigative Journalism Conference (www.dataharvest.eu); Arena Networks, facilitating open networks for journalists; and Arena Academy — knowledge-sharing on collaborative and investigative journalism.
Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, Univ. of Maryland, USA
The Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at the University of Maryland is a multidisciplinary program focused on training the next generation of investigative reporters by producing national and international journalism projects. Students learn to dive deep into data, ask tough questions of those in power, produce innovative reporting tools and present the facts they uncover using multiple storytelling techniques. We collaborate with professional news organizations on both reporting and distribution of our work to reach the broadest possible audience.
Syrian Investigative Reporting For Accountability Journalism, France
Syrian Investigative Reporting for Accountability Journalism (SIRAJ) is a collective of award-winning Syrian investigative reporters living in exile since the Syrian war began in 2011. Founded in 2016 and based in France, SIRAJ produces reports and investigations on Syria. It also trains journalists in investigative journalism methodologies to produce in-depth investigations and reports covering Syrian affairs in and outside of the country.
Oštro is a center for investigative journalism in the Adriatic region based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It nurtures investigative and data journalism, champions the right to information, and contributes to the cultivation of future generations of muckrakers. Besides Oštro’s main mission of investigating stories of public interest in Slovenia, Croatia and the region, it also runs a daily media fact-checking project, Razkrinkavanje.si.
Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, USA
The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin provides high-level training, resources, news, and information to journalists from around the world. The Center does this through its annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ); its trilingual digital news magazine, LatAm Journalism Review; and its online learning program, Journalism Courses, which offers a variety of free and low-cost training for journalists in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism & Ideas, Australia
The Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism & Ideas supports and celebrates quality journalism and storytelling around the world. Our grants and education programs equip journalists with the resources they need to produce outstanding work. Our public events provide a forum for all to discuss the issues shaping the world.
iWatch Africa, Ghana
iWatch Africa is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting data and investigative journalism in Africa. It holds training programs for journalists throughout the year, including providing funding for investigative stories. Based in Ghana, iWatch Africa is committed to promoting transparency and accountability in the region.
Forbidden Stories, France
Forbidden Stories is a nonprofit project founded by Freedom Voices Network. It is a network of journalists whose mission is to continue and publish the work of other journalists facing threats, prison, or murder. Its goal is to keep stories alive and to make sure a maximum number of people have access to uncensored news on such crucial topics as the environment, health, human rights, and corruption.
The New Humanitarian (Switzerland)
The New Humanitarian (Switzerland) reports from the heart of conflicts and disasters to inform prevention and response. Formerly known as IRIN News, its reporting on humanitarian crises helps sound the alarm and gives insight to policymakers, practitioners and others who want to make the world more humane. Its past reports include the crisis in Darfur, resistance of malaria to the Artemisin drug, Boko Haram, and discrimination against Myanmar’s Rohingya people.
Investico (Netherlands) is the leading platform for investigative journalism in The Netherlands, collaborating with national news media like daily newspaper Trouw, weekly De Groene Amsterdammer, national daily television Nieuwsuur, weekly national radio Argos and many others. Investico focusses on structural stories and intends to offer a counterbalance to the focus on short-term issues that often dominates the public debate.
Pakistan Press Foundation (Pakistan)
Pakistan Press Foundation (Pakistan) is an independent media research, documentation and training center. The foundation is a non-governmental organization committed to promoting and defending freedom of expression. It encourages research on mass communication and helps to raise the standard of investigative journalism in the country. It has provided training, mentoring and fellowships to more than 120 journalists since 2017 to produce investigative reports.
Nashi Groshi Lviv (Ukraine)
Nashi Groshi Lviv (Ukraine) is an independent center of investigative journalism launched by the NGO Lviv Group. Its objectives are conducting and promoting investigative journalism, analytic and consulting activities, public monitoring of local self-governing bodies’ work, public finance monitoring, analysis of socially important court decisions, and assisting journalists from other mass media in information gathering. Its website contains information on the public finance sphere in Lviv region and its journalists have vast experience in discovering corruption and malpractices in public procurement.
MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism (Lesotho)
MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism (Lesotho) is an independent, nonprofit centre set up by a group of Basotho journalists. It works towards promoting accountability, transparency, exposing corruption, wrongdoing and protection of human rights. Since its inception, the Centre focuses on investigative reporting, hosting three-month fellowships for journalists in Lesotho towards creating a local network of investigative journalists, health reporting with a focus on Lesotho’s HIV/AIDS pandemic and producing a human trafficking stories series.
Journalism Practitioners’ Forum (Japan)
Journalism Practitioners’ Forum (Japan) holds peer-to-peer training workshops in Japan to help journalists develop investigative skills and knowledge. Its annual conference has a broad spectrum of sessions from FOIA basics to the exposition of serious corruption, joined by hundreds of journalists nationwide, helping them build professional solidarity beyond newsrooms. Launched by experienced journalists and journalism educators in 2010, J-Forum has been holding seminars before being incorporated as a registered nonprofit organization in 2019.
Fundacion Blue Foresta, Bolivia
Fundacion Blue Foresta (Bolivia) is a non-profit organization that promotes the value and conservation of biodiversity, through science, education and environmental journalism. The foundation believes in the power of journalism to help people understand the value of nature and inspire conservation actions. Through its Environmental Information Network project (RAI, by its Spanish acronym), it gives a voice to biodiversity and vulnerable groups, and supports the training of Bolivian journalists in investigative techniques and storytelling, to improve their capacity to report on biodiversity conservation, science, environmental crime and natural resource exploitation.
Uğur Mumcu Investigative Journalism Foundation (Turkey)
Uğur Mumcu Investigative Journalism Foundation (Turkey) is an organization established with the purpose of ensuring the continued journalism legacy of the brave journalist and writer Uğur Mumcu, who was assassinated on January 24, 1993. It provides training and investigative journalism education through scholarships for young graduates under 25-years-old, training them to follow and question the news in Turkey and the world, respect the ethical principles of journalism and be sensitive and responsible towards social issues.
Openpolis (Italy) is an independent nonprofit that promotes free access to data and information, in order to improve the culture of transparency and democratic participation. This mission means collecting relevant data concerning democracy and information, in order to build a freely accessible data repository. Openpolis analyzes data regarding power, politics, economy, territories and local communities and believes in increasing public awareness on data use, in order to create data-knowledgeable communities. It currently designs and manages open government and openbudget platforms. It monitors political power, analyzes traditional institutions and new actors. It also designs, develops and manages data oriented ICT platforms in order to produce information, tell stories, carry out investigations and improve public awareness on specific matters.
Mídia Lab (Mozambique)
Mídia Lab (Mozambique) is an independent Mozambican non-governmental organization focused on journalism training and media development. It is a capacity-building and training association for the media sector and works with professional and community-based reporters, media managers, journalism trainers and civil society organizations to improve the quality of information made available to citizens.
DCReport is a nonprofit news service that covers what the US administration and Congress do, not what they say. It is founded on core investigative journalism principles of research, fact-checking, and reporting in a way that its audience understands how they are affected by what happens in government. DCReport has broken numerous stories by focusing on federal documents that few journalists read, including the story of Trump’s 2005 tax return.
Type Investigations at Type Media Center (USA)
Type Investigations (USA), formerly known as The Investigative Fund , cultivates diverse journalistic talent to produce high-impact investigative reporting that holds the powerful accountable. It does this by providing freelance reporters with hands-on editorial guidance, institutional support and funds to cover travel, time and other costs. Its stories have won top awards while sparking resignations of officials, FBI investigations and federal laws.
Tanzania Media Foundation (Tanzania)
Tanzania Media Foundation (Tanzania), formerly Tanzania Media Fund, enables investigative and public interest journalism through funding and learning activities and facilitates critical reflection and learning for journalists and other media stakeholders. TMF also promotes rural reporting, specialization and mentorship and media business transformation for sustainable independent journalism.
Ziarul de Gardă
Ziarul de Gardă (Moldova) was launched in 2004 as an investigative reporting newspaper. Based in the capital Chisinau, Ziarul de Garda now publishes on all media platforms (print newspaper, web sites, TV and radio programs, social networks) in two languages — Romanian and Russian. ZdG releases investigative stories to a very diverse media market and its reporters work to expose corruption and human rights violations.
VERA Files (Philippines)
VERA Files is a nonstock, nonprofit independent media organization registered with the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission. Founded in March 2008, it is composed of veteran Filipino journalists taking a deeper look into current Philippine issues. It also undertakes Investigative Journalism training and mentoring of journalists, students and civil society organizations.
Texas Observer, USA
Texas Observer is an Austin-based US nonprofit news organization known for fearless investigative reporting, narrative storytelling and sophisticated cultural criticism about all things Texan. The nonprofit Texas Democracy Foundation publishes the Texas Observer bimonthly magazine and texasobserver.org. Since its founding in 1954, the Observer has covered issues that are often ignored or under-reported by other media.
Regional Press Institute, Russia
Regional Press Institute (Russia) contributes to the formation and development of independent media in Russia by organizing and holding seminars for reporters, editors and other media staff. It is a partner-organizer of GIJN-member International Media Support (IMS) in support of « Muckrakers-Russia » network and structure for investigative journalists in North-West Russia. Investigations have included projects focused on Russia and cross-border reports with journalists from neighboring countries.
Nothing 2 Hide (France)
Nothing 2 Hide (France), an association that helps journalists protect their data and communications, was initiated by a group of journalists and former NGO workers. It provides digital security and online investigative training to the media and journalism schools in France, and offers security tools such as whistleblowing platforms. Nothing 2 Hide’s workshops have taken place in France, Turkey, Central Asia and West Africa.
Nashi Groshi (“Our Money”) (Ukraine)
Nashi Groshi (“Our Money”) (Ukraine) is a web-based organization that analyzes corrupt practices in public procurement and finance data. Established in 2011, the nonprofit investigates civil servants’ and politicians’ involvement in public contracts. Its reports have resulted in over 70 cancelled tender procedures, amounting to $1.2 billion saved in the government budget. It produces a weekly TV program and manages a network of 160 journalists.
Information for Development Trust, Zimbabwe
Information for Development Trust (Zimbabwe) is a Zimbabwean nonprofit dedicated to building the capacity of newsroom-based journalists, freelancers and media houses to investigate corruption. IDT does this through the provision of grants, training and mentoring, working towards the enhancement of transparency, accountability and integrity in public-private sector governance.
Bellingcat (Netherlands) has won international attention for its groundbreaking stories that bring together open source investigators to dig into everything from armed conflict to high-profile criminal cases, war crimes, threats to the environment, and beyond. Alongside publishing investigations, Bellingcat provides others with tools to conduct similar work via case studies, how-to guides and innovative workshops.
Republik is creating a new business model for journalism that places readers at the center. Its digital magazine Republik (in German) launched in January 2018 and is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland. Republik is completely independent, reader-owned and ad free. Republik’s mother company, Project R is an open-source cooperative with close to 20,000 members, and they share knowledge, software and business insights with other projects who also want to foster democracy and free speech around the world. More information about Project R at www.project-r.construction
Repórter Brasil, Brazil
Repórter Brasil is a nonprofit organization founded by journalists, social scientists and educators with the aim of bringing attention and action to the violation of fundamental rights of people and workers in Brazil. Its journalists have won over 20 awards for coverage of human rights and social and environmental issues, including the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Award, while their stories have influenced public policy and served as a reference for others in the media.
Quinto Elemento Lab, Mexico
Quinto Elemento Lab, or the Fifth Element, was founded in 2016 by four renowned Mexican investigative reporters to work with and mentor Mexican journalists through the progress of their investigations. Its projects include grants, fellowships, and support in investigation, editing, design, visualization and diffusion. Quinto Elemento’s staff also publish their own investigations, ranging from corruption and money laundering to the uncovering of mass graves in Mexico.
Periodismo de Barrio, Cuba
Periodismo de Barrio, or Neighborhood Journalism, “publishes hidden stories based on original research” with a focus on critical social issues affecting the lives of common citizens in Cuba. The team specializes in covering the impact of climate change and natural disasters on vulnerable populations, as well as the management of natural resources, loss of biodiversity, energy policies, mining, food security, housing and construction policies, environmental pollution and restructuring of the sugar industry.
PAYK Investigative Journalism Center, Afghanistan
PAYK is an award-winning center for investigative journalism in Afghanistan, which aims to better inform the world through investigative reporting and providing protection and training to Afghan journalists. PAYK brings together journalists and media professionals from within Afghanistan and around the world to foster dialogue that will lead to enlightenment, flow of in-depth information and a sense of accountability. It strives to put the government institutions to account by enabling people to demand accountability from those in power through providing citizens with the information they need to stand up to corruption, wrongdoing and the abuse of power.
n-ost is a journalism network that produces cross-border projects in the EU, with a focus on investigative reporting in Eastern Europe. It serves as an editorial office and syndication agency, and implements a wide range of projects that include an annual international media conference, annual reportage prize, grants for cross-border research, and a network for media literacy.
Media Institute of the Caribbean
The Media Institute of the Caribbean (MIC) is a regional not-for-profit non-governmental organisation registered in Jamaica, with a branch in Trinidad and Tobago, charged with empowering Caribbean journalists and media leaders to contribute to the strengthening of Caribbean democracy through support for an innovative and independent media industry.
Its Board of Directors comprises a team of accomplished industry leaders with vast experience in a variety of new and traditional media operations with support from a corps of qualified regional and international media trainers.
Among MIC’s primary objectives is the building of a cadre of trained investigative journalists engaged in enhancing and reinforcing the watchdog role of regional media through involvement in a vibrant Caribbean network which benefits from international best practice models and practices.
Management and Resources Development Initiative (MRDI), Bangladesh
Management and Resources Development Initiative (MRDI) is a leading media training organization based in Dhaka, specialized in quality issue-based training and research for news media. A major focus for MRDI is increasing the investigative reporting capacity of journalists in the country. It also introduced Right to Information as a tool for investigative journalism in Bangladesh.
Journalism for Nation Building Foundation, Philippines
Journalism for Nation Building Foundation (JNBF) is the nonprofit affiliate of Rappler, the Philippines’ leading independent online news site (currently under assault by the Duterte government). The foundation sponsors training, fellowships, and in-depth journalism that provides context to important issues and pushes for greater transparency and accountability of officials and institutions.
Tak-tak-tak Foundation For Promotion of Mass Communication and Education in the Sphere of Law, Russia
« Tak-tak-tak » Foundation For Promotion of Mass Communication and Education in the Sphere of Law began in 2013 to continue work by the Press Development Institute-Siberia to develop new methods of citizen and public investigative journalism. It brings together citizens, human rights defenders and journalists on social issues and human rights through legal consultations; investigative reporting; and training seminars and workshops. Based in Novosibirsk, Siberia, Tak-tak-tak opens its site to investigative projects from any person.
The War Horse News, United States
The War Horse News is the only nonprofit newsroom dedicated to investigating both the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs in the United States. Their team publishes fact-based, public service journalism on behalf of more than four million Post-9/11 veterans, their families and fellow citizens. The War Horse is the only military and veteran-focused newsroom to co-publish with Vanity Fair and the Center for Investigative Reporting. Within its first year of publishing their reporting has changed military law and sparked congressional and federal investigations into pandemic sexual exploitation throughout the Defense Department.
The Reporter, Taiwan
The Reporter (Taiwan) is a non-profit media organization founded by The Reporter Foundation and relies on public donation. They strive to produce in-depth reports, track issues at stake and conduct investigative journalism. At the end of 2016, a major investigative report “Far-Sea Fishery & Slavery at Sea” was published and an immediate success. The report hit the headlines of TV news and daily newspapers in Taiwan, and right afterwards, the Taiwanese government publicly apologized for what had happened and promised to change the old policy and regulation.
Norbert Zongo Cell for Investigative Journalism in West Africa (CENOZO)
Norbert Zongo Cell for Investigative Journalism in West Africa (CENOZO) is a regional network of journalists created to promote investigative journalism in West Africa. CENOZO, a ground breaking project for data-based cross border investigation in West Africa aims to strengthen the capacities of investigative journalists in the region through training, mentoring, grants, networking, legal advice, technical support for investigations, and provision of a publication platform. The Board of Directors comprises of seven renowned investigative journalists from Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Niger, and Nigeria.
Inkyfada (Tunisia) is a web magazine specialized in investigation and data-journalism, created by a team of journalists, developers and graphic designers. “They take the time for information that counts and content sought. Inkyfada.com provides keys to understand and reflect on the society in which we live. Inkyfada.com uses the new technologies of the web to serve journalistic content, to make each navigation a unique narrative experience”. Inkyfada is a project of the Tunisian NGO Al Khatt.
DataJournalismTurkey (Veri Gazeteciliği Türkiye), Turkey
DataJournalismTurkey (Veri Gazeteciliği Türkiye) (Turkey) is a non-profit platform and an educational organization pioneering the use of data journalism in Turkey. In 2016, the group organized 40 Open Data and Data Journalism workshops for journalists, NGOs and academics, reaching almost 4,500 people.
The Bristol Cable, UK
The Bristol Cable is redefining local journalism through challenging multimedia, community action and cooperative ownership. Founded in 2014 in Bristol U.K, the organization is powered by members who all have a say and own an equal share in their media co-operative. The Bristol Cable produces an online and print magazine led by features and investigations of local relevance with national and international significance. Through high quality training and a pioneering member owned model, it seeks to increase access to journalism for a diverse community and forge a new replicable model for financing quality media.
Foundation for Community and Educational Media (Prachatai), Thailand
Foundation for Community and Educational Media, or Prachatai, is a Thailand-based nonprofit that is increasingly publishing investigative reports by the Prachatai team and young fellows, who receive scholarship and mentoring from Prachatai journalists to conduct investigative reports. In 2015 -2016, almost 20 investigative reports by Prachatai journalists were published, with funding support from the Heinrich Boell Foundation. From 2013-2015, under an initiative to support youth media, Prachatai provided scholarship and mentoring for students, who produced almost 30 investigative reports.
Tokyo Investigative Newsroom Tansa, Japan
Tokyo Investigative Newsroom Tansa is an independent non-profit newsroom dedicated to investigative journalism. Tansa began as The Waseda Chronicle, a project of the Institute for Journalism at Waseda University, on February 1, 2017, with an inaugural issue featuring the series « Journalism for Sale. » It was established as Japan’s first university-based center for investigative journalism. A year after its inception, the Chronicle became independent from Waseda University, becoming Japan’s first investigative journalism NGO. Tansa aims to educate students and foster the next generation of investigative journalists who will contribute to create a critical and innovative journalism in Japan.
Data Journalism Agency — texty.org.ua, Ukraine
Data Journalism Agency — texty.org.ua (Ukraine) is an online site that “promotes transparency and accountability by developing high-quality journalism and data journalism, which implies analysis and presentation of big data in an interesting and comprehensive way (in the form of interactive infographics and web applications). We investigate and research socially important topics that other media do not often raise by a number of reasons.”
Journalism School of Waseda University, Japan
Journalism School of Waseda University (Japan) is dedicated to nurturing highly skilled professional journalists in the digital age. It is the first and only journalism school at the graduate level in Japan that promotes both the theory and practice of journalism. The School has set up an investigative reporting course that helps students to understand the powerful role of journalists as monitors who recognize the importance of bringing to light facts that have long been hidden from citizens.
Oorvani Foundation is a nonprofit working on open knowledge platforms that helps catalyze better cities. Our initiatives include Citizen Matters (citizenmatters.in) — an independent news media focused on cities and citizens, with insightful reporting from professional journalists, practitioners and citizen reporters, offering insights and solutions to India’s urban issues. Citizen Matters is an award-winning media known for its in-depth investigative stories, analysis and data journalism. The trust also supports Open City (opencity.in), an urban data platform and Co Media Lab that serves as a resource center for collaborative projects and citizen media.
Pod črto (or “The Bottom Line” in English) is an independent nonprofit media outlet based in Slovenia, focusing on investigative reporting, data journalism and in-depth stories. They investigate and write stories of major importance towards a more transparent functioning of their nation’s democratic system. Their mission is to comprehensively investigate and explain the pressing issues in our society, as well as finding a way to address and resolve these problems.
Bihus.info (NGSCO « TOM 14 »), Ukraine
Bihus.info (NGSCO “TOM 14”) was founded by a few investigative journalists to inform the public about corruption in Ukraine and its connection to societal poverty in order to reduce the degree of corruption tolerance and change social agreements on corruption. TOM14 produces an anti-corruption investigative television program “Nashi Hroshi” (“Our Money”) which focuses on economic and public procurement investigations, including price analysis, fly-by-night companies search, connection between officials and business (or business officials).
MuckRock is a nonprofit public records filing tool and investigative news site, used by thousands of journalists across the United States and around the world to help investigate and open up government. Founded in 2010, the site has helped release millions of pages of records covering topics like incarceration, surveillance, government waste and classified dessert recipes.
Centre for Investigative Journalism Malawi (CIJM), Malawi
Centre for Investigative Journalism Malawi is an independent centre of investigative journalists established in 2013. It is committed to promoting effective, ethical and original reporting through disbursement of small investigative grants, mentorship, facilitating access to information resources that can enhance the quality of investigative stories, promoting dialogue among investigative journalists within Malawi and abroad as well as organizing expert training in investigative journalism, foreign internships and career talks in journalism training institutions.
Periodistas de a Pie
Periodistas de a pie (PdP) is a Mexican organization of journalists that provides training, network-building, and capacity-building, with the primary purpose of promoting the creation of high quality journalistic products. PdP has provided trainings since 2007.
New Zealand Centre for Investigative Journalism
The New Zealand Centre for Investigative Journalism was established in 2013 to encourage and support investigative journalism in New Zealand and the South Pacific. We aim to bring together journalists, documentary makers, authors, students and others who have a desire to do investigative journalism.
New Narratives (US)
New Narratives is a women-led non-profit organization that builds independent news businesses in the Global South to do accountability journalism that engages and empowers audiences. New Narratives-backed journalism arms citizens with the power to keep leaders accountable, build inclusive societies and drive change.
Launched in late 1999, Malaysiakini is the country’s first online news website managed by a team of professional journalists. Its mission is to provide independent news and views in a country where the traditional media is tightly controlled by the government.
Interlink Academy (Germany)
The Interlink Academy for International Dialog and Journalism strives to professionalize journalism and advance freedom of the media around the globe. The organization was established in 2014, it is not for profit and serves the global community of journalists. The focus of the Interlink Academy is on the new opportunities in research and publishing opening up with the digitization of the media. They develop and organize international conferences, exchange programs and professional trainings for journalists from all spheres worldwide.
Free Press Unlimited, Netherlands
Free Press Unlimited is a non-governmental organization dedicated to initiating and enhancing independent quality journalism worldwide. Free Press Unlimited helps local journalists and media organizations in war zones and conflict areas, repressive states or fragile democracies, to provide their audience with trustworthy news and information. Free Press Unlimited believes that objective information can be of life-and- death importance and that investigative journalism is key in advocating for basic human rights and establishing a strong democracy.
Armando.info was founded by three well-known venezuelan investigative reporters: Alfredo Meza, Joseph Poliszuk and Ewald Scharfenberg. In its short life, Armando.info has developed special projects with partners such as ICIJ (Coltan/ Offshore leaks/ Swissleaks/ Panama Papers), regional newspapers as La Nación and Clarín (Argentina), El Universo (Ecuador), El Nuevo Herald y Univisión (Florida-USA), Connectas (Colombia), Confidencial (Nicaragua), La Nación (Costa Rica), Ciper (Chile).
AmaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism, South Africa
The amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism, previously the M&G Centre for Investigative Journalism, is a non-profit company that develops investigative journalism—a public interest task we believe promotes free, capable and worthy media and open, accountable and just democracy.
African Investigative Publishing Collective (AIPC), Ghana/Netherlands
The African Investigative Publishing Collective is an association of veteran investigative journalists who have dedicated their working -and often also private- lives to the exposure of wrongs in their societies. It is inspired by a commitment to dig deeper, unearth injustice and uncover truths in the public interest, that is, in the service of democracy, transparency and development.
KRIK Crime and Corruption Reporting Network, Serbia
KRIK — Mreža za istraživanje kriminala i korupcije — « Crime and Corruption Reporting Network » is a non-profit organization founded by a team of journalists who for years has been engaged in exposing crime and corruption, and who have received many awards for their work. KRIK is dedicated to revealing organized crime and corruption that permeates all levels of society. « Our goal is to help the readers to better understand how crime and corruption affect their lives. » KRIK seeks to provide in-depth investigative stories, as well as the latest news in this field, and also building an online database of documents.
Centre for Media and Development Initiatives (MDI), Vietnam
The Centre for Media and Development Initiatives (MDI) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to initiate and accelerate media and development initiatives in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. It has been a leading NGO in development of investigative journalism in Vietnam, with high-profiled and well-respected international workshops and training activities for Vietnam’s top investigative journalists and editors. MDI’s purpose is to serve the public interest by harnessing the power of communications to inform, debate and educate.
International Centre for Investigative Reporting, Nigeria
The ICIR is an independent nonprofit investigative journalism news agency. Since it commenced operations in 2012, the Centre has undertaken several incisive investigative reports. The ICIR is also helping to build investigative reporting units and popularizing watchdog reporting in other newsrooms across the country.
Bhutan Media Foundation, Bhutan
The Bhutan Media Foundation is a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) founded in 2010. The Foundation aims to sustain democracy by developing the Bhutanese media through transformational initiatives that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster Freedom of Expression, Information and Press. Over the past 5 years, BMF has provided hands-on capacity development programs to more than 500 journalists, media professional and media managers.
Centre for Journalism Innovation & Development (CJID)
The Centre for Journalism Innovation & Development (CJID), formerly known as Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), is a non-governmental organization, founded in 2014, to promote a truly independent media landscape that advances fundamental human rights, good governance and accountability in West Africa through investigative journalism, open data and civic technology.
JARING (Indonesia Network for Investigative Journalism) is an Indonesian non-profit organization that aims to develop media professionalism and to extend access to information in Indonesia and other countries in Asia. It does so through capacity building programs, establishing new media in isolated locations, emergency assistance for media in disaster areas, and media content production.
Ink Centre For Investigative Journalism, Botswana
INK Centre for Investigative Journalism is Botswana’s first non-profit, non-partisan news organization registered as a charitable organization with Registrar of Deeds (Botswana) in February 2015. The centre develops investigative journalism in the public interest essential in promoting an open, accountable and just democracy. The Centre also supports local investigative journalists with professional and financial assistance.
IHECS Academy, Belgium
IHECS Academy is a nonprofit lifelong training center based in Brussels, Belgium and is located at the journalism and communication school IHECS (Institut des Hautes Etudes des Communications Sociales). They provide training in the fields of communication and journalism to an audience of both students and professionals. IHECS Academy offers a 15-ECTS long-term investigative reporting program (69 hours) to professional journalists.
Forum for Media and Literature, India
Forum for Media and Literature is a non-profit organisation engaging in investigative journalism and publishes its investigations on a web portal (www.cobrapost.com). Over the past decade and a half, Cobrapost has gained a formidable reputation for its fearless muckraking. Any announcement from Cobrapost.com sets off a viral speculation even before the story is broadcast. The investigations cover the entire spectrum from political corruption, corporate malpractice, religious misconduct, and social crimes. These are stories that often break the code of omerta and are thus never covered by mainstream media. The investigations have invariably forced a public discourse that in turn has affected a change in several public policies.
Finance Uncovered, UK
Finance Uncovered has been established with the goal of increasing the quantity and quality of investigative journalism on illicit financial flows. They have a particular focus on the developing world. They do this by providing training to investigative journalists covering business and finance and by leveraging the network of people trained by them to publish exciting and innovative cross border investigative reports.
DIG Association, Italy
DIG is an Italian network supporting and training investigative reporters. Established in 2015 capitalizing on 20-year experience of the Ilaria Alpi Association, it runs the international DIG Awards for investigative video journalism, that are given annually in Riccione, Italy. DIG also organizes the first European pitch for freelance reporters (20.000 euros), courses for media professionals and events to raise the standard of investigative reporting.
Convoca is an investigative journalism association made up of reporters, data analysts, and developers. The team research, teach, and collaborate, working in partnership with other independent initiatives, the media, and universities both in Peru and abroad. Convoca advocates the “intelligent” use of databases and a multidisciplinary approach to investigations and digital narratives.
Átlátszó Erdély, Romania
Átlátszó Erdély (meaning Transparent Transylvania) is a Romanian nonprofit made up of ethnic Hungarian activists and journalists living in Romania who are interested in investigative journalism, inspired by atlatszo.hu, the Budapest-based Hungarian center for investigative journalism and watchdog NGO.
DataNinja.it is a is a grassroots network focused on Data Journalism and based on Italy. They won the Data Journalism Awards 2014 with the investigation « The Migrants Files ».
Center for Investigative Journalism of Montenegro, Montenegro
Center for Investigative Journalism of Montenegro is a non-governmental foundation established by Vijesti TV and Vijesti Daily, dedicated to practicing and promoting investigative journalism of the public interest by latest means and up to internationally recognized professional standards. « Our goal is to keep giving the people of Montenegro otherwise hidden or unavailable information they need to act and make decisions. »
Internews is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to empower local media worldwide to give people the news and information they need, the ability to connect and the means to make their voices heard. Across the world, Internews is providing training, mentoring and small grants to support local investigative journalism initiatives.
NGO “Slidstvo.info” is a Ukrainian investigative project focusing on high scale crimes, political corruption and war crimes. Organization’s key product is a weekly investigative program “Slidstvo.info” that is broadcasted by the “First National”, “24” and “ZIK” TV channels, internet television “Hromadske TV” (Public TV) and 15 regional TV channels.
ProPublica is an independent, non-profit, Pulitzer Prize-winning newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. It digs deep into important issues, shining a light on abuses of power and betrayals of public trust — and it sticks with those issues as long as it takes to hold power to account.
Public Herald, US
Public Herald is fearless investigative journalism. Co-founded in 2011 by investigative journalists Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman, Public Herald’s mission is two-fold: truth + creativity. We use investigative journalism and art to empower readers and hold accountable those who put the public at risk. Overall, we aim to be media by and for the public interest. Our independence is guaranteed.
Direkt36 Investigative Journalism Center, Hungary
Direkt36 is a nonprofit investigative journalism center in Hungary, with the mission to expose wrongdoings and abuse of power through systematic — and often data-driven — investigations.
Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) is based in Lagos, Nigeria. Since its founding in 2005, WSCIJ has worked to reward best practices in investigative reporting through its Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Journalism, Nigeria’s top investigative journalism award. The Centre also engages in media training, resource development, and advocacy to advance the ethics of inclusion, transparency, and accountability among investigative reporters in Nigeria.
Rivne Investigative Reporting Agency
The Rivne Investigative Reporting Agency is a nonprofit team of journalists based in western Ukraine. Created in 2006, the award-winning organization publishes its own multimedia investigations on a monthly basis and provides them free for republishing by other media.
Alliance of Independent Journalists, Indonesia
The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AIJ) plays a key role in promoting investigative journalism in Indonesia. Founded in 1994 and based in Jakarta, AJI was the first independent journalists association in Indonesia. Its inception was triggered by the dictatorial regime of Soeharto, which banned several courageous investigative journalism publications, including Tempo Magazine. AJI also provides legal support when independent journalists are sued or harassed because of their muckraking activities.
Medill National Security Journalism Initiative
The Medill National Security Journalism Initiative is based at Northwestern University’s Medill school of journalism, and provides journalists-in-training and working journalists with the knowledge and skills necessary to report accurately, completely and with context on events and issues related to conflict, defense, security and civil liberties. The Initiative provides courses, training and thought leadership, and also does its own in-depth investigative reporting projects on topics of global security interest in collaboration with professional media partners.
Nikolaev Center for Investigative Reporting (NikCIR)
Nikolaev Center for Investigative Reporting (NikCIR) is an independent nonprofit organization in Southern Ukraine, devoted to investigative reporting. We focus primarily on exposing corruption, waste and miscarriages of justice.
Centre for Investigative Journalism India, India
The Centre for Investigative Journalism is independent and non-profit organisation to support and strengthen in-depth and investigative journalism in India. It was founded in 2014 and is registered as a trust with the government of India and is headquartered in India’s national capital, New Delhi. The primary mission of the CIJ is to provide a centre of excellence for the training of journalists, to promote best practices of journalism, to raise the standard of critical reporting to a high professional level and to build a network of watchdog journalists in India.
Press Institute of Mongolia
The Press Institute of Mongolia is a non-governmental non-profit organization established in 1996. Its mission is to support development of independent and pluralistic media in Mongolia, to assist in improvement of qualifications and skills of Mongolian media workers and to promote the role of media in the advancement of democracy and economic and social development. The Institute’s operations focus on training for media professionals, media research, and advocacy activities to enhance media freedom in Mongolia.
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism began in 2009 and is housed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Journalism. WCIJ is nonpartisan and nonprofit, and collaborates with local news organizations to increase the quality and quantity of investigative reporting in Wisconsin (population 6 million), while training current and future generations of investigative journalists. Many of the Center’s reports are produced in collaboration with other news organizations in Wisconsin and nationwide.
RISE-Moldova, the Association of Investigative Reporters and Editorial Security, is based in Chisinau. Established in 2014, RISE-Moldova is the sister group to Romania’s RISE Project. The group works with journalists, activists, and programmers to conduct cross-border investigations across Eastern Europe. It also trains investigative journalists and offers logistical and consulting support.
OjoPúblico was founded in 2014 in Lima as an investigative journalism association. Its mission is to promote transparency, accountability, and access to public information. The association runs an investigative unit covering organized crime and corruption, and provides training for journalists on a variety of tools and applications. OjoPublico was created by veteran journalists from El Comercio, Peru’s leading newspaper, who wanted an independent digital base.
IDL-Reporteros, based in Lima, is an independent program of the Instituto de Defensa Legal (IDL), Peru’s premier human rights organization. Since its creation in 2009, IDL-Reporteros has published more than 500 investigations on a range of topics from drug trafficking to the extractive industries. Its stories include an investigation into corruption that forced the vice president to step down, as well as a series on fraud in the fishing industry that brought about important regulatory changes.
Dossier was founded in 2012 in Vienna as Austria’s first nonprofit newsroom for investigative and data journalism. To increase its reach and maximize impact, Dossier teams up with other media organizations on investigations. All of the organization’s content on its website is free under Creative Commons. The group prioritizes team investigations. Among its projects: stories on the corrupt ties between Austrian politics and media, and the living conditions of asylum seekers in Austria.
CORRECT!V, based in Essen, was founded in 2014 and is the first nonprofit investigative newsroom in Germany. Its goal is to give citizens access to information by making investigative and informative journalism affordable and accessible to media organizations throughout Germany.
African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR), South Africa
The African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) was founded in 2014 and includes ten investigative newsrooms across Africa. The South Africa-based ANCIR (pronounced « anchor ») seeks to strengthen and help sustain African investigative journalism by improving expertise, insight, and production capacity. Focusing on the « business of news, » the network supports training, collaborative projects, and specialized data tools.
IndiaSpend was founded in the wake of a mass anti-corruption movement in India led by activist Anna Hazare in 2011. IndiaSpend picked up where the agitation left off, with the larger objective of bringing data into the highly emotion charged debates on governance, transparency and accountability.
In accordance with its motto « Investigate, Imagine, Inspire, » ZAM publishes quality investigations, news, opinion, creative expression, and photography from Africa. ZAM’s focus on countering stereotypes and cliches about Africa is the basis of a structural interest in African investigative journalism. Its flagship project is ZAM Chronicle, an every-six-week online magazine that publishes and syndicates the work of African investigative journalists.
Donetsk Institute of Information, Ukraine
The Donetsk Institute of Information is a nonprofit news organization based in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine. Although a general news site, they specialize in investigating corruption.
Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting is an independent, nonprofit newsroom devoted to investigative and enterprise reporting about crucial issues in the Midwest with a regional, national and global impact. We focus primarily on agribusiness and related topics such as government programs, environment and energy.
Mongabay is the world’s most popular rainforest information site and a well-known source of environmental news reporting and analysis. Today Mongabay draws an average 9-10 million visitors per month and publishes stories in 10 languages. In 2012 Mongabay.org was formed to facilitate the development of new education and journalism initiatives and leverage Mongabay.com’s existing network, traffic, and reputation. Mongabay.org aims to raise awareness about social and environmental issues relating to forests and other ecosystems.
Stockholm School of Economics (SSE Riga) Centre for Media Studies
The Media Centre offers further education in investigative journalism and business reporting and organizes regularly workshops and seminars in these fields. Further — once a year, in August — a international three-day seminar is held, focusing on three subjects/skills of major importance for quality journalism. The Centre is run within the framework of Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and is supported by The Anders foundation in Sweden since 2009.
Foro De Periodismo Argentino (FOPEA), Argentina
The Forum for Argentine Journalism (FOPEA) is an organization of more than 400 journalists, including most of Argentina’s best-known names in investigative journalism. It is dedicated to improving the quality of journalism as a vital support to the nation’s democracy. FOPEA wrote the first nationwide code of ethics, signed byall members. It holds dozens of training sessions yearly on all aspects of journalism, promoting in particular investigative journalism. FOPEA’s Freedom of Expression Monitor is the country’s main tool for tracking, and responding to attacks against journalists. FOPEA’s annual Congress in November is a highlight of the year attracting a broad range of global media experts to discuss trends in journalism.
Korea Center for Investigative Journalism (KCIJ)
The Korea Center for Investigative Journalism (KCIJ) is the first nonprofit online investigative reporting organization in South Korea. The center, launched by veteran broadcast journalists, runs Newstapa, an online news website that presents watchdog journalism in video form.
Czech Centre for Investigative Journalism, Czechia
The Czech Centre for Investigative Journalism (České centrum pro investigativní žurnalistiku) is a non-governmental non-profit organization founded in 2013 by group of Czech journalists. Its mission is to take part in and promote cross-border investigative journalism projects, train investigative journalists, and address the need of local journalism to follow new media trends and standards.
Oxpeckers Center for Investigative Environmental Journalism
The Oxpeckers Center for Investigative Environmental Journalism is Africa’s first investigative journalism unit focusing on environmental and related development issues. Oxpeckers combines traditional investigative reporting with data driven journalism, cutting-edge geo-narrative techniques, and digital engagement tools. Oxpeckers operates a core newsroom, bolstered by Oxpecker Fellows, and a range of special digital projects designed to create public resources to improve citizen access to environmental justice.
University of Gothenburg Dept. of Journalism, Media and Communication, Sweden
The University of Gothenburg is a public institution, financed by taxes, and has served as a centre for education and research within journalism and media since the 1960s. JMG, the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication at the University of Gothenburg is one of northern Europe’s most well-renowned institutions in its field. The journalism programme is currently ranked as the best in the nation by the Swedish Higher Education Authority. JMG focus on investigative journalism throughout the journalism programme, culminating in a last semester of producing a real investigative piece. A number of students have received recognition and prizes for their stories.
Centro de Investigación de la Comunicación (CINCO), Nicaragua
The Centro de Investigación de la Comunicación (CINCO) is a research center specializing in democracy, media studies, and investigative journalism. CINCO works closely with the TV magazine “Esta Semana” and the digital newspaper Confidencial (www.confidencial.com.ni) to promote professional training for investigative journalism. Confidencial and « Esta Semana » have become references of quality journalism in Nicaragua and Central America.
IREX is an international nonprofit organization founded in 1968. Its staff works with partners in more than 120 countries. IREX has an extensive and diversified track record in assisting journalists and media organizations to provide the essential news and information the public needs to demand more accountable governance. IREX offers both the broader competence necessary to address the context in which investigative journalists work and the specialized expertise specific to investigative journalism.
Macedonian Association of Journalists
The Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM) was founded in 1946. AJM is member of International Federation of Journalists (IFJ). AJM is an independent, non-governmental and non- political party organization whose purpose is to be the protector and promoter of professional standards and freedom of expression.
Finnish Association for Investigative Journalism (TJY), Finland
The Association for Investigative Journalism in Finland is a nonprofit organization created to improve in-depth and critical journalism. The goal of the Association is to promote cooperation between journalists and to encourage them to dig beneath the surface.
World Press Institute, US
World Press Institute (WPI) was established in 1961 to strengthen and promote the founding principles and best practices of journalism in the United States and around the world that lead to transparency and accountability of the government and private sectors. Based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, WPI is a private nonprofit organization supported by a diverse group of foundations, local and national media, multinational corporations and individuals.
Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, US
The Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism is dedicated to training students for distinguished careers in investigative journalism. Candidates for the Columbia University’s Master of Science degree are able to pursue this specialization, which is platform-neutral and is taken in addition to the traditional M.S. curriculum. Stabile students are required to take skills classes and seminars in investigative reporting. They spend the year learning investigative methods and are required to do an investigative report for their Master’s Project. The Stabile Center provides support for their research and reporting, including paying for travel costs. Stipends are available to allow students to pursue their reporting projects after graduation.
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ), UK
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is an independent not-for-profit organisation. Established in April 2010, the Bureau is the first of its kind in the UK, where philanthropically funded journalism is rare. Its team of journalists bolsters original news by producing high-quality investigations for press and broadcast media with the aim of educating the public and the media on both the realities of today’s world and the value of honest reporting.
Mediacentar Sarajevo, Bosnia
Mediacentar Sarajevo supports development of independent and professional journalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina. From its founding to date, MC organized more than 230 different training programs in the areas of journalism and media education attended by more than 2,000 people from B-H and the region.
Soma Foundation, Hungary
The Gőbölyös József « Soma » Foundation seeks to enhance the functioning of democracy in Hungary by providing awards, stipends and legal defense to investigative journalists working toward greater transparency and accountability in society. The Foundation was established in 2001 to honor the memory of Gőbölyös József, or simply Soma to those who loved him, a pioneer in investigative journalism in Hungary who viewed the pursuit of hidden truth as essential for democracy to develop and remain strong and resilient.
Center for Investigative Journalism of Serbia (CINS), Serbia
The Center for Investigative Journalism of Serbia (CINS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to investigative journalism in accordance with state-of-the-art, internationally accepted standards and using new tools, techniques and knowledge of the profession.
Center for Investigative Journalism SCOOP-Macedonia, Macedonia
SCOOP-Macedonia is nongovernmental and non-profitable organization aimed to promote, support and stimulate investigative journalism. The purpose of the organization is to support the journalists in their everyday work, with financial or professional help, needed for development of investigative journalism in the country, region, but also globally.
Community of Investigative Journalists — Foundation 19/29, Czech Republic
Community of Investigative Journalists — Foundation 19/29 is an international NGO registered in 2015 in Prague, the Czech Republic by two independent Russian journalists. Its goals include: providing professional, financial, and legal assistance to independent Russian journalists in their investigations; helping investigative reporters and bloggers to develop their professional skills, using new media technologies, putting together professional journalism skills and potential of citizen journalism and social media to achieve high-standard broad investigative reporting.
The group was formerly known as Foundation 19/29, but after they were included in the Russian government’s « foreign agents » list they re-registered in Prague while keeping some of their activities in Russia.
Romanian Center for Investigative Journalism (CRJI)
The Romanian Center for Investigative Journalism’s mission is to deconstruct and expose corrupt structures of power, enhance investigative journalism and to create an interdisciplinary community of collectors and disseminators of relevant and verifiable information. Launched in 2001, RCIJ focused primarily on publishing investigative reports about organized crime (local and international), media, human rights abuses, networks of power, the environment, resources, energy and sports. Its location in Europe allows the center to be involved with a number of cross-border investigations and to publish its work in the European Union, the Balkans, and the Black Sea region.
RISE Project, Romania
The RISE Project is a Romania-based NGO of investigative journalists, activists, programmers, and graphic designers who use cutting-edge investigation techniques and technology to generate investigative reporting on local and cross-border organized crime and corruption networks. RISE produces articles, visual databases, and advanced tools, and educates journalists and the public in researching complex corporate structures used by organized crime and corrupt officials. RISE is developing a project called Visual Investigative Scenarios, an online software, which provides exportable, customizable, dynamic, html5 visualization templates. A beta version of VIS is available for public testing at www.vis.occrp.org.
Regional Press Development Institute, Ukraine
The Regional Press Development Institute has become a leading Ukrainian NGO supporting investigative journalism in Ukraine. Since 2007 it has been providing extensive investigative journalism training, as well as legal consultations, pre-publication screening, defense in the courts and media law training. RPDI supports networking of Ukrainian investigative reporters, established annual all-Ukrainian conferences for investigative journalists (which took place in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012), and contributed to hosting of the 7th Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Kyiv in 2011.
Agencia Publica, Brazil
Agencia Publica is the first not-for-profit investigative journalism center in Brazil. Founded by a team of women journalists, it aims to bring journalism back to its essence: public service.
Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ)
The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) is an independent, nonprofit media agency that specializes in investigative reporting. It was founded in 1989 by nine Filipino journalists who realized, from their years on the beat and at the news desk, the need for newspapers and broadcast agencies to go beyond day–to–day reportage.
Plaza Pública, Guatemala
Plaza Pública is a digital native publication which was founded by the Rafael Landívar University in Guatemala. Plaza Pública is a news laboratory with a narrative identity based on long and deep investigations. Its emphasis is on social justice issues and subject matter not often covered in mainstream national newspapers.
Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), Bosnia
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project is a non-profit media organization dedicated to reporting on organized crime and corruption around the world. It provides an investigative reporting platform for the OCCRP Network: non-profit investigative centers in more than 30 countries, scores of journalists and several major regional news organizations across Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. OCCRP works to turn the tables on corruption and build greater accountability through exposing the abuse of power at the expense of the people.
Novi Sad School of Journalism, Serbia
Novi Sad School of Journalism (NNŠ) is a civil society organization that deals with the development and professionalization of the media sphere in Serbia and the region. The organization is focused on raising professional capacities in the media sector; monitoring and analysis of media content; educating various target groups on media literacy as well as public advocacy that contributes to the democratization and development of civil society and the promotion of European values.
Netzwerk Recherche, Germany
Netzwerk Recherche (nr) is the German association of investigative journalists. It was founded in 2001 with the aim to improve the quality of media coverage using investigative methods of journalism. nr is an independent nonprofit association. The association’s annual conference is one of the biggest events for journalists in Europe. Additionally, it hosts several other conferences and seminars which focus on a certain aspect of reporting, e.g. fact-checking, freedom of information or undercover investigations.
Mediafocus is a network for investigative journalists in Serbia and Southeastern Europe. Mediafocus was founded in 2000 and since then investigative reporters have published a number of investigative stories in media all over the region.
Investigative Reporting Workshop (IRW), US
The Investigative Reporting Workshop, a project of the School of Communication (SOC) at American University, is a nonprofit, professional newsroom. The Workshop publishes in-depth stories at investigativereportingworkshop.org about government and corporate accountability, ranging widely from the environment and health to national security and the economy. The Workshop pairs experienced professional reporters and editors with graduate students, and co-publishes with mainstream media partners and nonprofit newsrooms.
Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI)
Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI), is an association of investigative journalists based in Italy whom are experimenting new approaches, production and distribution models of investigative journalism.
Investigative Reporting Denmark
Investigative Reporting Denmark conducts investigative reporting in Denmark and cooperates with journalists internationally.
Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), US
Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting. IRE was formed in 1975 to create a forum in which journalists throughout the world could help each other by sharing story ideas, newsgathering techniques and news sources. IRE provides members access to thousands of reporting tip sheets and other materials through its resource center and hosts conferences and specialized training throughout the country.
Institute for Nonprofit News (INN), USA
The Institute for Nonprofit News helps nonprofit news organizations produce and distribute stories with impact, achieve cost efficiencies by pooling resources and develop new revenue streams to become sustainable businesses. Its mission is to promote the value and benefit of public-service and investigative journalism.
Investigative Journalists of Armenia (HETQ)
Hetq online has been published in Yerevan, Armenia, since 2001, and has published articles and investigations in both Armenian and English since 2002. Hetq is updated every week and its articles are later republished by various newspapers. It also produces documentaries. Students from the Department of Journalism at Yerevan State University also receive practical experience by working with Hetq online. Hetq online is the first publication in Armenia to adopt a Code of Ethics and introduced the practice of team investigations into Armenian journalism.
Investigative Journalism Programme, Wits Univ., South Africa
The Investigative Journalism Programme at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University) offers courses in investigative and data journalism, organizes the annual African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC), formerly known as Power Reporting, manages fellowships and grants for investigative projects, and sponsors the Taco Kuiper Award.
Investigative Journalism Center of Moldova
The Investigative Journalism Center of Moldova is a non-governmental organization created in 2003. The main activity of the center is directed toward improving the quality of investigative journalism in Moldova, strengthen the capacity of investigative journalists, promoting best practices and techniques for investigative journalism as well and conducting public awareness campaigns.
Investigative Journalism Center, Croatia (IJC)
Established in 2003 as a nonprofit NGO, Investigative Journalism Center (IJC) supports development of investigative reporting in Croatia and in other countries of the South East Europe. IJC has a pool of trainers/mentors, it organizes investigative reporting workshops, and cooperates with similar organizations.
Investigativ.ch is a Swiss association of investigative reporters. It was founded in 2010. As a network for professionals they provide trainings and online tools and, if necessary, act as a pressure group for transparency in the public domain and media freedom.
Global Reporting Center, Canada
The Global Reporting Centre (GRC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to highlighting neglected stories around the world. Housed at the University of British Columbia, the organization has grown out of the successful International Reporting Program at the University of British Columbia’s School of Journalism, which trains journalism graduate students in global reporting. The GRC works with leading reporters and media organizations to produce solution-oriented journalism, and seeks new and innovative ways to produce and distribute global news.
International Media Support (IMS), Denmark
International Media Support (IMS) is a nonprofit media development organization working to support local media in countries affected by armed conflict, human insecurity and political transition. It works in more than 30 countries across four continents promoting press freedom, good journalism and safety for journalists.
International Consortium for Investigative Journalism (ICIJ), US
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is both a small, resourceful newsroom with its own reporting team, as well as a global network of reporters and media organizations who work together to investigate the most important stories in the world. Founded in 1997, ICIJ was launched as a project of the Center for Public Integrity to extend the Center’s style of watchdog journalism, focusing on issues that do not stop at national frontiers: cross-border crime, corruption, and the accountability of power.
International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), US
The International Center for Journalists advances quality journalism worldwide. Its hands-on programs combine the best professional practices with new technologies. ICFJ has worked with more than 140,000 professional and citizen journalists and media managers from 180 countries.
Institutt for Journalistikk (IJ), Norway
IJ Institutt for Journalistikk’s purpose is to help raise the quality of Norwegian journalism, through skills development courses. The courses are held in Fredrikstad, in media companies, at conferences nationwide, and at study trips abroad. IJ also offers courses for companies outside the media industry, such as writing courses.
Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS), Peru
The Institute for Press and Society (El Instituto Prensa y Sociedad, or IPYS) is one of Latin America’s leading media NGOs. Based in Lima, IPYS does trainings, monitors and lobbies for press freedom, and sponsors awards and conferences. Each year IPYS sponsors, with Transparency International, COLPIN, Latin America’s investigative journalism conference, which draws some 200 journalists from a dozen countries, where it gives out a coveted investigative reporting award.
Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), UK
IWPR gives voice to people at the frontlines of conflict, crisis and change. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, IWPR helps people in the world’s most challenging environments have the information they need to drive positive changes in their lives — holding government to account, demanding constructive solutions, strengthening civil society and securing human rights. Amid war, dictatorship, and political transition, IWPR forges the skills and capacity of local journalism, strengthens local media institutions and engages with civil society and governments to ensure that information achieves impact.
Icelandic Center for Investigative Journalism
Föreningen Grävande Journalister (Gräv), Sweden
The Swedish Association of Investigative Journalism is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and inspiration of profound, critical journalism. The association’s goal is to offer courses and seminars that improve the sharing of knowledge between journalists. Its magazine, Scoop, is published four times per year. At its annual seminar, Gräv distribute’s Sweden’s most prestigious journalism prizes: the Guldspade (« Golden shovel ») to the country’s best investigative reporters, and the Gyllene Dynamon (« Golden dynamo ») to the best investigative editor.
Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ), USA
The Fund for Investigative Journalism was founded in 1969 by the late Philip M. Stern, a public-spirited philanthropist who devoted his life “to balancing the scales of justice,” in the words of a friend. Stern was convinced small amounts of money invested in the work of determined journalists would yield enormous results in the fight against racism, poverty, corporate greed and governmental corruption. Over five decades, the Fund has awarded more than $4.5 million in grants to freelance reporters, authors and small publications.
Fonds Pour Le Journalisme, Belgium
Fonds Pour Le Journalisme, created in 2009, aims to support and promote investigative journalism. It encourages the publication and dissemination of quality content in French-language news media by providing help directly to journalists. It is organized and managed by the l’Association des journalistes professionnels (Association of Professional Journalists) and funded by Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles.
Free Media Movement of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
The Free Media Movement evolved out of the Standing Committee of Journalists, which was formed in late 1991, as a collective enterprise of journalists and media personnel to critique and respond to moves by then government of the time to introduce a Media Commission to Sri Lanka. The first public meeting of the group as the Free Media Movement was held in Colombo in June 1992. Through the years, the FMM has become the watchdog of media freedom in Sri Lanka, and has also developed an extensive network of links with other media freedom and human rights groups internationally.
Freedom of Information Center, USA
The National Freedom of Information Coalition is a nonpartisan alliance of citizen-driven nonprofit freedom of information organizations, academic and First Amendment centers, journalistic societies and attorneys. Twice annually, NFOIC awards grants to strengthen state coalitions and member organizations, foster their growth, and support a broad range of open government endeavors in individual states.
Fundacja Reporterow (Reporters’ Foundation), Poland
Fundacja Reporterow (FR) is the first nonprofit journalistic organization in Poland entirely focused on independent, cross-border, investigative journalism. FR was founded in 2010 by award-winning Polish investigative journalists. The organization’s mission is the development of investigative journalism, promoting journalism as a public good and publishing high-quality stories in the public interest. FR is a member of professional networks (GIJN, OCCRP), our reporters publish stories in Polish and English. Since 2017 Fundacja runs vsquare.org, a platform for cross-border investigative stories from the Visegrad region. In 2021 Fundacja launched FRONTSTORY.pl, an investigative, data-driven outlet, addressed to the Polish audience. FR’s team combines traditional journalistic methods with OSINT tools, data analysis, and new digital technologies.
Fundación Ciudadana Civio, Spain
The Civio Foundation (Fundación Ciudadana Civio) is an independent, nonprofit organization based in Spain which monitors public authorities, reports to all citizens and lobbies to achieve true and effective transparency within institutions. Civio undertakes journalistic investigations and creates innovative tools which gives the public access to unpublished data.
Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, USA
The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting is the first nonprofit, digital and bilingual investigative journalism organization in Florida working to expose corruption, waste and miscarriages of justice. FCIR believes this type of reporting is essential to democracy, and will use the latest technologies and storytelling techniques to connect with diverse audiences throughout the state.
European Journalism Centre (EJC), Netherlands
The European Journalism Centre is an independent, international, nonprofit institute dedicated to upholding the highest standards in journalism, primarily through the further training of journalists and media professionals.
Journalismfund Europe vzw is a Brussels-based independent nonprofit organization incorporated by citizens in 1998. The organization was established with the purpose of facilitating investigative, cross-border and independent journalism in order to strengthen democracy in Europe.
El Faro, El Salvador
El Faro launched in May 1998 in San Salvador as the first digital newspaper in Latin America. Committed to investigative and in-depth journalism, it works in various digital formats and traditional media such as radio, books, documentary film and live events. El Faro has become a regional stalwart for independent, transparent and reliable journalism, covering corruption, organized crime, migration, culture, inequality, impunity and human rights through monitoring state institutions and the different socio-economic issues in the region.
Dutch-Flemish Association for Investigative Journalists (VVOJ), Netherlands
The Dutch-Flemish Association for Investigative Journalists (VVOJ) is a not-for-profit association that aims to enhance investigative journalism in the Low Countries – Netherlands and Flanders, Belgium – in the broadest sense of the word. VVOJ, which currently has more than 650 members, organizes and facilitates professional training, courses, workshops and conferences. VVOJ aims to improve conventional investigative methods and to introduce the latest research methods involving the use of information technology, interactive storytelling and data journalism. In addition, VVOJ stimulates cooperation and cross border reporting. The association publishes an annual (Dutch language) anthology of investigative stories (since 2013 also available as an App), as well as research reports on the state of the journalism profession. In 2004, the association launched a prestigious award for investigative journalism (‘De Loep’).
Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, USA
The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma is a resource center and global network of journalists, journalism educators and health professionals dedicated to improving media coverage of trauma, conflict and tragedy. It is a project of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City, with international satellite offices in London and Melbourne.
Foreningen for Undersøgende Journalistik (FUJ), Denmark
The Danish Association for Investigative Journalism (Foreningen for Undersøgende Journalistik, FUJ) works to promote investigative journalism in Danish media. The FUJ covers both the written press, radio, and TV at all levels – journalists, researchers, photographers, page editors, and editors.
Crimean Center for Investigative Journalism, Ukraine
The Crimean Center for Investigative Reporting conducts journalistic investigations and publishes them at its website investigator.org.ua, produces « National Security Issue » TV Program, as well as organizes trainings on investigative reporting for journalists coming from Crimea, Ukraine, and Belarus.
Consejo de Redacción (CdR), Colombia
With more than 100 members in Colombia, CdR is the first organization to promote investigative journalism in its country. The work started in 2007 with training activities and now it has widen to several areas such as the creation of a database with more than 2 million data, a digital media study, the annual congress on investigative journalism, publications and more.
CONNECTAS is a non-profit journalism project that promotes the production, sharing, training, and dissemination of information with a transnational perspective on key issues for development in the Americas. CONNECTAS aims to create alliances with journalism and media organizations, and operating as a logistical hub that provides technical and professional support, facilitates training programs, and does fundraising for activities related to its mission.
Centro De Investigación Periodistica (CIPER), Chile
Centro De Investigación Periodistica (CIPER) — Chilean Center for Investigative Journalism and Information — is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to investigative journalism and the pursuit of transparency. Created in May 2007, CIPER believes that the right of citizens to be informed is fundamental to democracy, so people are able to hold power to account.
Centro de Periodismo Investigativo, Puerto Rico (CPIPR), USA
The Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPIPR) is a non-profit organization that promotes investigative journalism in Puerto Rico. Founded in 2007, it was the first non-profit group wholly dedicated to investigative journalism in the Caribbean. The CPIPR has done award-winning investigations, works for freedom of information in Puerto Rico, and trains young journalists. Also, the Center has an active legal program in which it uses the law to fight for documents and information access.
Centre for Investigative Journalism (CPNS), Slovenia
Founded in 2011, the mission of the Centre for Investigative Journalism is the practice and promotion of investigative in Slovenia, a Balkan country of two million. The CPNS aims to boost the education and training of journalists, to publish investigative stories, and to support cross-border collaboration. The CPNS staff is best known for their groundbreaking trilogy — based on declassified records — of what happened to the vast trove of arms left by the breakup of Yugoslav military.
Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ), UK
The Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) is a charity that champions critical, in-depth reporting and the defence of the public interest. It came into being in 2003 to address a deepening crisis in investigative reporting. The primary mission of the CIJ is to provide a centre of excellence in the training of professional journalists, to ensure that high professional standards in investigative reporting are raised and maintained.
Center for Public Integrity, US
The Center for Public Integrity was founded in 1989 by Charles Lewis. It’s one of the country’s oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organizations. Its mission: To enhance democracy by revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of trust by powerful public and private institutions, using the tools of investigative journalism.
Center for Investigative Reporting in Pakistan (CIRP), Pakistan
Center for Investigative Reporting in Pakistan is an independent not-for-profit organization. Registered under Trust Act, the Center is the first of its kind in Pakistan and promises a radical change on the map of journalism.
Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), US
The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) believes journalism that moves citizens to action is an essential pillar of democracy. Since 1977, CIR has relentlessly pursued and revealed injustices that otherwise would remain hidden from the public eye. Today, it is upholding this legacy and looking forward, working at the forefront of journalistic innovation to produce important stories that make a difference and engage the audience. Reveal – its website, public radio program, podcast and social media platform – is where it publishes its multiplatform work.
Center for Investigative Journalism, Nepal
The Center for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) in Nepal was established under the umbrella of non-profit Himal association. In its initial years, CIJ concentrated on producing good investigations through a mentoring system. Later, the CIJ developed as a training centre, helping develop a strong team of journalists all over the country.
Canadian Association of Journalists, Canada
The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is the national voice of Canadian journalists. It is committed to protecting the public’s right to know and dedicated to promoting excellence in journalism from the university classroom to the national stage. It also organizes an annual awards program that recognizes the best in Canadian journalism, with a particular focus on journalism that is investigative in nature.
Broadcast Training Center ProMedia Foundation, Bulgaria
The Broadcast Training Center ProMedia Foundation is a leading Bulgarian NGO committed to supporting independent, professional and responsible media. Since its establishment in 1998, ProMedia has been instrumental in gathering civil and professional support for reforming the media legislation, increasing media professionalism and building strong and responsible media and journalists’ associations in Bulgaria.
Associação Brasileira de Jornalismo Investigativo (ABRAJI), Brazil
The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Associação Brasileira de Jornalismo Investigativo, or ABRAJI) is one of the world’s leading associations of investigative reporters. ABRAJI has trained thousands of reporters and works to expand freedom of information and protect journalists in Brazil. Each year, it sponsors Brazil’s investigative journalism congress, which attracts hundreds of journalists and journalism students.
Center for Investigative Reporting (CIN), Bosnia
The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIN) in Sarajevo is unique in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the first organization of its kind to be established in Balkans. CIN is dedicated to investigative reporting, aimed toward providing fair and unbiased information, based on evidences and solid proof, to BiH citizens who need to make educated decisions. CIN’s work focuses on organized crime and corruption and the negative effect these have on the lives of ordinary citizens. They produce investigative projects and stories on topics that include education, health, sports, employment, politics, illegal trading in tobacco and drugs, illegal drugs and documents, and financial fraud.
Baltic Centre for Investigative Journalism (re:baltica), Latvia
Re:baltica is a nonprofit organization that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. Founded in August 2011, the organization focus on in-depth investigations of socially important issues in the Baltic region, such as corruption, crime, finances, entrepreneurship, health and human rights. Its journalism encourages transparency and reform. Re:baltica is based in Riga, but its journalists and board members come from all Baltic states: Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia.
Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) is a network of local non-governmental organizations promoting freedom of speech, human rights and democratic values. The group is dedicated to creating a strong, professional, independent media in Southeast Europe as an essential component of developing democracy and a market economy in the Balkans.
Atlatszo.hu is a watchdog NGO and online newspaper for investigative journalism to promote transparency, accountability, and freedom of information in Hungary. Established in 2011, atlatszo.hu — “atlatszo” means transparent in Hungarian — produces investigative reports, accepts information from whistleblowers, files freedom of information requests, and commences freedom of information lawsuits in cases where its requests are refused.
Stiftelsen for en Kritisk og Undersøkende Presse (SKUP), Norway
Stiftelsen for en Kritisk og Undersøkende Presse (SKUP) — “Association for Critical and Investigative Press” — is an association established in 1990, dedicated to promoting investigative journalism in Norway. SKUP organizes two annual weekend conferences – one for traditional investigating reporting and one for investigative data journalism – Data-SKUP. SKUP regularly organize international masterclasses connected to the Norwegian conferences, to GIJC and to conferences in the Arab world and Africa.
Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), Jordan
Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) is the first and only nonprofit organization in the region dedicated to promoting investigative journalism in Arab newsrooms, still an alien practice. The Amman-based ARIJ was formed in early 2005 to support independent quality professional journalism, through funding in-depth journalism projects, and offering media coaching. It helps journalists working in print, radio, tv and on-line media in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Bahrain, Palestine, Yemen and Tunisia.
Dedicated to forging new frontiers in responsible journalism, 100Reporters joins scores of the planet’s finest professional reporters with whistleblowers and citizen journalists across the globe, to report on corruption in all its forms. The organization, spearheaded by veteran correspondents of top-tier news outlets, aims to raise the caliber, impact and visibility of citizen-driven investigative journalism, as a means of promoting transparency and good government.