In pursuit of our goal of promoting a culture of investigative reporting in Nigeria and helping the media to impact more on good government, the International Centre for Investigative Reporting, ICIR, began a two year Investigative Journalism training and reporting project.
The first year of the project which commenced in April, 2014 was supported by Ford Foundation with training of about 40 journalists in the specialised area of Investigative Reporting.
In it’s second year, 2015, Ford Foundation, through the ICIR, would be investing in the training of some other 40 journalists across newsrooms all over the country to bring them up to date with today’s Investigative Journalism practice.
However, the training of journalists is only one aspect of the project. Our trainees would also be able to receive grants of up to $5,000 to undertake investigative projects, if they come up with great story ideas.
Journalists who get such grants would be required to publish their reports in their news outlets but Ford Foundation and the ICIR would also reserve the right to use the products of the investigative projects on their websites.