Chasing the Story: The ICFJ Podcast

Chasing the Story is the International Center for Journalists' podcast.

In every episode, an outstanding journalist in the ICFJ network takes us behind the scenes to better understand how they conducted some of the world’s most important investigations. Reporters will explain how they chased - and landed - a major story, from following dark money across the U.S.-Mexico border to going undercover to expose sexual harassment in Nigerian universities. 

You can subscribe to the podcast on  Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Buzzsprout. Episodes will be released bi-weekly. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to get the latest updates. 
 

Episode 1 - Pavla Holcová

 

Czech journalist Pavla Holcová's reporting on her colleague’s brutal murder unmasked the perpetrators and helped topple the Slovak government. Holcová is the founder and director of the Czech Center for Investigative Journalism. She is also the 2021 ICFJ Knight for International Journalism winner. Listen to her story on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Buzzsprout.

At the beginning, I only wanted to investigate the murders... but at the end it led to the changes in society and toppling of the government of Slovakia.

Episode 2 - Kiki Mordi

Nigerian journalist Kiki Mordi and her colleagues went undercover, posing as young students, to expose sexual harassment at universities in Ghana and Nigeria. Their BBC documentary Sex for Grades started a movement across Africa, giving survivors a chance to speak up – and leading to anti-sexual harassment legislation in Nigeria. Mordi is a freelance investigative reporter and radio presenter, as well as the founder of the media platform Document Women. She is also the winner of ICFJ’s 2020 Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling. Listen to her story on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Buzzsprout.

 

I wasn't able to get the justice that I deserved many years ago, and many of the women who I spoke to, who broke down in tears in my arms when we were talking, just somehow had this sliver of hope that maybe we, [as journalists] will do something about this problem.