The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ), under its Collaborative Media Engagement for Development, Inclusivity, and Accountability (CMEDIA) project, invites investigative story pitches with a focus on subnational issues from journalists from all genres across Nigeria.Table of Content
Headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation with social justice programmes aimed at exposing corruption, regulatory failures and human rights abuses with the tool of investigative journalism. The initiative started in 2005 under the name Wole Soyinka Investigative Reporting Award (WSIRA). It operated as an award-giving organisation till 2008 when it took on the name Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ). The change in name became necessary to reflect the intention of the c... read more
The collaborative media project is designed as a multi-level intervention for media independence and government accountability. The project seeks to strengthen the media’s independence and presence, especially at state and local government levels in a bid to improve public awareness and the ecosystem for accountability there. It is initiated by the WSCIJ, and funded by the MacArthur Foundation.
Journalists applying for this grant will be expected to investigate, produce and publish human interest stories issues at the subnational (state and local) levels of government, including but not limited to; health, rural dwellers, education, road infrastructure, girls and women, water, housing, insecurity, persons with disability, electricity and agriculture or a mix of the issues.
Journalists from reputable local media organisations focused on specific states and local governments are encouraged to apply.
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