2021 • 3 years • On Nigeria
HumAngle Media Limited is committed to groundbreaking investigations on corruption-related issues in the security and humanitarian sectors in Nigeria. Its in-depth investigation reports span across 25 African countries, including Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, and Sudan. HumAngle has created a niche for itself through humanized, real-time reporting on the insurgency in northeastern Nigeria and how corruption affects the daily lives of citizens. Under this award, HumAngle uses open-source tools and Freedom of Information requests to obtain information on budget approvals and disbursement of funds in the security and humanitarian sectors to promote transparency and accountability. It provides training and mentoring to young journalists—mostly women from local communities—to report on corruption issues arising from the insurgency and humanitarian aid. HumAngle also tracks budget and procurement processes for the cost of equipment and welfare packages to security agencies and shares its investigative reports with communities in the North East to enable them to hold public officials accountable. This award addresses corruption in the security and humanitarian sectors and improves the delivery of key social services. HumAngle will collaborate with other Foundation grantees to implement this project.