Our Members

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.

Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, US

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.

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.

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.

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.

Free Media Movement of 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.

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.

Freedom of Information Center, US

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.  

Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ), US

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 four decades, the Fund has awarded more than $1.5 million in grants to freelance reporters, authors and small publications, enabling the publication of more than 700 stories and broadcasts and some 50 books.

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.

Fundación Ciudadana Civio, Spain

CIVIO is a non profit organization that fights for a stronger democracy. CIVIO works towards the creation of authentic transparency and free access to public data for every citizen and organization. We believe in a society made up of active citizens who have a strong sense of democratic responsibility.

Fundacja Reporterow (Reporters’ Foundation), Poland

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.