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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Today INN has grown to more than 170 organizations in North America.
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.
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.
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.
The International Center for Journalists advances quality journalism worldwide. Its hands-on programs combine the best professional practices with new technologies. Over the past 28 years, ICFJ has worked with more than 75,000 professional and citizen journalists and media managers from 180 countries.
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.
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is an active global network of 160 reporters in more than 60 countries who collaborate on in-depth investigative stories. 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 Media Support (IMS) is a non-profit organization working to support local media in countries affected by armed conflict, human insecurity and political transition. In more than 50 countries worldwide, IMS helps to strengthen professional journalism and ensure that media can operate in challenging circumstances.
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.
Investigativ.ch is the association of investigative reporters in german speaking part of Switzerland (for french speaking part see their sister organisation swissinvestigation.net). 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.
Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute (USA) 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. Investigative Fund stories have won top awards while sparking resignations of officials, FBI investigations and federal laws.
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.
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 Power Reporting, manages fellowships and grants for investigative projects, and sponsors the Taco Kuiper Award.
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 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.
Investigative Reporting Denmark conducts investigative reporting in Denmark and cooperates with journalists internationally.
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.
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.
IREX is an international nonprofit organization founded in 1968, and now has an annual portfolio of over $70 million. Its staff of over 400 professionals works with partners in more than 100 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.