International Investigative Journalism

Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism

“ARIJ”  The Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism is an independent not for profit organization established by Arab media activists and media organizations.  ARIJ intends to support Arab journalists who are interested in researching and reporting investigative pieces through Arab and international experts as well as legal support, cooperation with local and international media, all with the ultimate aim of having well prepared professional investigative reports seeing the media light.

Balkan Investigative Reporting Network

The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN, is a close group of editors and trainers that enables journalists in the region to produce in-depth analytical and investigative journalism on complex political, economic and social themes.

Bosnia Center for Investigative Reporting

The Center is a Bosnian-based non-profit organization dedicated to helping people understand what is happening in our country. Our goal is to give our people the information they need to make informed decisions in a participatory democracy. We also seek to hold government and government officials accountable and to promote transparency through improving the freedom to access information.

Bulgarian Investigative Journalism Center

The BIJC is an nongovernmental and uncommercial foundation, whose main goal is to organize and produce journalistic inquiries against corruption and organized crime.  The foundation unites Bulgarian journalists with experience in the area of the investigative journalism.

The Canadian Association of Journalists

The Corporation exists to promote excellence in journalism. The Corporation is the national voice of Canadian journalists and upholds the public’s right to know. The Corporation encourages and promotes investigative journalism.

Caucasus Media Investigative Center, Azerbaijan

This site has been launched to unite Caucasus journalists’ efforts against human trafficking, corruption, illegal business of narcotics, health care problems, regional conflicts and other problems existing in Caucasus. Joining the efforts of the journalists can be a stimulus to the solution of the problems existing in the Caucasus. Caucasus Media Investigations Center established by several Azerbaijani and Georgian journalists.

Centre for Investigative Journalism, London

The Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) advances education for, and public understanding of; investigative journalism, critical inquiry, and in-depth reporting and research. CIJ offers high-level training, resources and research to the community, journalists, students, non-governmental organizations and others interested in public integrity and the defense of the public interest.

European Journalism Centre, Netherlands

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is an independent, international, non-profit institute dedicated to the highest standards in journalism, primarily through the further training of journalists and media professionals. Building on its extensive international network, the Centre operates as a facilitator and partner in a wide variety of training projects.

Foreningen Gravande Journalister, Sweden

The Association for Investigative Journalism in Sweden was modeled in 1990 after a similarly conceived American association; the Investigative Reporters & Editors, (IRE).  Our aim is to encourage reporters to utilize investigative methods for in-depth reporting. This is done by providing training at our office in Stockholm, as well as in-house instruction. Also, a yearly seminar gathers hundreds of reporters for the purpose of sharing their collective experiences, education and knowledge in the field.

Forum for African Investigative Reporters

FAIR  is a professional association of investigative journalists in Africa. Its mission is to enhance, deepen and build investigative journalism as a profession throughout the continent. FAIR was established in May 2003 by 15 investigative journalists from six African countries on the basis of the awareness that, firstly, investigative journalists have a vital role to play to enhance the African public’s right to information about all matters of social development and social justice; and, secondly, that African investigative journalists at present face many obstacles, ranging from lack of encouragement and low pay to life-threatening situations. FAIR was established to help investigative journalists help and support each other in order to overcome these obstacles.

Global Investigative Journalism Network

The Global Investigative Journalism Network was created as a way of keeping journalists connected between global conferences and encouraging collaborations on stories and sharing of information. The Network has grown to nearly 40 investigative reporting organizations who do stories or offer training or both.

Himal Association

Himal Association established the Centre for Investigative Journalism in 1997 to assist Nepali journalists, working mostly in the ‘vernacular’ to carry out in-depth research in pressing social, political and economic areas. The centre provides short-term and long-term fellowships to practicing journalists so that they can focus on a particular topic for a period longer than it would be possible in day-to-day journalism. Besides providing editorial support to the journalists, the Centre also helps place their write-ups in newspapers and magazines.

Institute for War and Peace Reporting

WPR builds democracy at the front-lines of conflict and change through the power of professional journalism. IWPR programs provide intensive hands-on training, extensive reporting and publishing, and ambitious initiatives to build the capacity of local media. Supporting peace-building, development and the rule of law, IWPR gives responsible local media a voice.

International Center for Journalists

The International Journalists’ Network (IJNet) is an online service to help connect journalists with the opportunities and information they need to better themselves and raise journalism standards in their countries. Hand-in-hand with that mission, IJNet strives to track media training and other assistance efforts in more than 150 countries, helping donors and organizers avoid duplication and learn about innovative programs around the world.

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Extends globally the Center’s style of watchdog journalism in the public interest by marshaling the talents of the world’s leading investigative reporters to focus on issues that do not stop at water’s edge.  Following the successful path forged by the Center for Public Integrity, ICIJ and its international network of journalists investigate major global issues that affect us all and release its findings in media around the world.

International Media Support, Denmark

IMS supports local media in countries affected by armed conflict, human insecurity and political transition. IMS was established in 2001 in the wake of the tragic events in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. In the 1990s, these and other conflicts saw media being manipulated and used as a tool to fuel violent conflict. IMS was set up in response to this trend with aim to helping local media working in conflict-affected areas to remain operative and professional.

International Reporting Project

The International Reporting Project (IRP) provides opportunities to U.S. journalists to go overseas to do international reporting on critical issues that are under covered in the U.S. news media. The IRP has provided opportunities to more than 270 U.S. journalists to travel to more than 85 countries to produce prize-winning stories. The program is funded entirely by private, non-partisan foundations and individuals who believe in the importance of in-depth international coverage in the U.S. media.

Investigative Journalism Center (Croatia)

This site targets investigative reporters and journalists interested in learning about IR techniques, editors, journalism students, media trainers and educators, training centers, journalism organizations, and others interested in cooperating with colleagues region-wide in South-East Europe in the area of investigative reporting.

Investigative Journalists NGO (Armenia)

Hetq Online is an online magazine dedicated to the publication of investigative journalism stories.  The Armenian journalists tend to work in teams, and stories are published every Monday.

Mediacentar Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Mediacentar trains journalists, media professionals in print, broadcast and online media, journalism students and others.

Media Focus- Center for Investigative Reporting, Serbia

The proposal to establish Media Focus was agreed by a group of young award-winning journalists from biggest Serbian independent media in the early summer of 2000.  Media Focus – Center for Investigative Reporting is cooperating with numerous foreign and Serbian media.

Norwegian Institute of Journalism

The Norwegian Institute of Journalism is a knowledge and resource center for media practitioners. Their mission and activities include: Training and further education of journalists and editors, research on journalism and media-related issues, publishing of text books on media and  consulting for media organizations.

The Pascal Decroos Fund for Investigative Journalism, Belgium

The Pascal Decroos Fund promotes investigative journalism in the written and audio-visual press in Flanders by granting working grants to journalists who are willing to work on a special project. Both beginning and experienced journalists qualify for such working grants.

Romanian Center for Investigative Journalism

Our main goal is to enhance the quality of the Romanian investigative journalism. For the last years, we worked to consolidate in Romania a center for investigative journalism, independent from local financing resources. We provide resources for journalists and students interested in our field of work.

SCOOP, Denmark

SCOOP is network for investigative journalists in East and Southeastern Europe. The main idea is to develop a network between journalists in the region. A lot of stories and investigations are transnational and sharing experiences is a strong support for investigative journalists in their daily work. SCOOP brings together professional journalists from the region to facilitate the sharing of best practices and production of investigative journalism.

Swiss Investigation Network

The Swiss investigative network is an independent organization promoting the exchange of contacts and competences between the Swiss investigative reporters and their foreign colleagues. The purpose of this non-lucrative network is to facilitate access to databases and resources and promote methods of best practices in investigative reporting.

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