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.
The Association for Investigative Journalism in Finland is a non-profit 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.
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.
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.
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.
Forbidden Stories is a non-profit 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 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.
The Swedish Association of Investigative Journalism is a non-profit 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.
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.
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.
Foundation 19/29 is the first NGO in Russia to defend the interests of investigative journalists, the most endangered part of the journalistic community. Its mission is to facilitate investigations into crimes against colleagues and to render support – professional, judicial, financial to those in trouble due to their work; help investigative reporters all over the country to develop their professional skills, taking advantage of the modern media technologies; merge potential of professional and citizen journalism to achieve high-standard broad investigative reporting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Civio Foundation (Fundación Ciudadana Civio) is an independent, non-profit 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.
Fundacja Reporterów was established in 2010 by a group of leading Polish investigative reporters. For many years its main mission was to train and support journalists from Central and Eastern Europe, especially from Ukraine – through workshops, conferences and “Reporters for Reporters” awards. Although supporting journalism and journalists’ education is still an important part of Foundation’s philosophy, since 2017 its core activities have been dedicated to investigative journalism and have focused more on Poland and surrounding countries. Fundacja Reporterów launched and coordinates a Visegrad countries cross-border investigative journalism project – vsquare.org, provides fixing services and runs various educational initiatives.