Investigative Reporting

Investigative Journalism

We make sure the powerful can’t bury the truth.

ICFJ establishes and strengthens investigative reporting networks working across borders to hold the powerful to account, revealing corruption, crime and human rights abuses.

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Hub de Periodismo de Investigación de la Frontera Norte

Un programa de cinco años dirigido por el Centro Internacional para Periodistas (ICFJ, por sus siglas en inglés) tiene como objetivo disuadir y apoyar la transparencia de la corrupción en México mediante el fortalecimiento de las habilidades investigativas de periodistas.

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Supporting Investigative Journalists in Georgia

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Supporting Investigative Journalists in Georgia is a 12-month program will equip Georgian journalists with investigative journalism skills and experience to ultimately strengthen Georgia’s media landscape and will help sustain the country’s investigative journalism ecosystem to promote a democracy that supports government accountability.

Hans Staiger Investigative Reporting Award

Journalists in the global network of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) are invited to apply for the Hans Staiger Investigative Reporting Award to pursue an investigative project of their choosing. Applicants should submit a project idea that seeks to uncover hidden truths, expose wrongdoing, and reveal information that holds the powerful to account.

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Covering the Guatemalan Political Crisis: Support for Independent Journalists

To support the independent media covering this political crisis while holding government officials accountable, the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), in partnership with the recently created Central American Network of Journalists, is announcing a new initiative to provide emergency assistance to journalists, including editorial mentorship, training and reporting grants.

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Empowering Dominican Media Leaders for a Brighter Tomorrow

In the Dominican Republic there is a generational gap in the media. Working with U.S. and Dominican media experts, ICFJ will foster a community of up to 60 trained young media leaders, including journalists, academics and civil society representatives, who can strengthen freedom and democratic values, including human rights, diversity and acceptance of minorities. Each workshop will have 15 participants. 

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The Panama Investigative Lab: An Initiative Promoting Transparency and Anti-Corruption

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is continuing an 18-month initiative for Panama by launching “The Investigative Lab Panama" an initiative promoting transparency and anti-corruption. As part of this project, ICFJ will work with Centro Latinoamericano de Periodismo (CELAP) and a capacity-building partner, Colombia based CONNECTAS, another longtime ICFJ partner in building human and material infrastructure in cross-border investigative reporting throughout the Western Hemisphere. ICFJ is the implementer of the “Abriendo Datos Panama” program now under way. ICFJ and its partners propose now to reinforce our growing open-data community that we are cultivating through Abriendo Datos by planting an institution dedicated to supporting investigative journalism against corruption, the Investigative Lab, hosted by our longtime partner, CELAP. At the same time, we will provide human resources, such as trained investigative editors to work with trained journalists, ingraining their skills and commitment to investigative work. We also will offer material resources, such as small grants and investigative fellowships, including not only funds, but technical assistance and mentorship, to invigorate a much-needed media vanguard for our open-data movement and help it on its way.