2023 • 5 months • On Nigeria
The Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID) is a Nigerian nonprofit organization dedicated to media innovation, independent media, human rights, anti-corruption, and accountability in West Africa. With this X-Grant, CJID convenes an inaugural conference of West Africa Journalists and media practitioners in Abuja, Nigeria, titled West Africa Journalism Innovation Conference on the theme of accountability journalism: nurturing innovation for a sustainable future. Some of the participants and speakers are also from the United States, Ukraine, and South Africa. The conference increases the quality of accountability journalism and sustainable media practice among media practitioners.
2022 • 2 years 6 months • On Nigeria
The Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID), formerly known as Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism, is a Nigerian nonprofit organization dedicated to media innovation, independent media, human rights, anti-corruption, and accountability in West Africa. The previous award to CJID enabled the tracking of state-level corruption involving public procurement and abandoned projects, which were completed following the investigations; fact-checking of misinformation and disinformation; and training young journalists. This final award to CJID strengthens investigative reporting on corruption, data journalism, and fact-checking to counter mis- and disinformation. It expands training, coaching, and mentoring for a new generation of investigative journalists, as well as internships and learning for trainees and volunteers from across newsrooms, universities, and journalism training schools. Further, the award enables CJID to convene a national conference on investigative journalism for learning and networking and setting up an observatory to document attacks on the press and support campaigns for protection of the press in Nigeria. CJID mainstreams gender equality and social inclusion, collaboration, and coordination throughout the project design and implementation to maximize its impact. The award is expected to contribute to On Nigeria's goal of reducing corruption and strengthening accountability, transparency, and participation.
2021 • 1 year 6 months • Equitable Recovery
Founded in 2014, the Premium Times Center for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) is a nongovernmental organization that seeks to promote an independent media landscape that advances human rights, good governance and accountability through investigative journalism, open data, and civic technology. PTCIJ is advancing a new agenda of civic engagement for Nigerian youth through collaboration, technology, and entertainment. Under this award, PTCIJ collaborates with informal, youth-led organizations such as the #Nottooyoungtorun, WeMoveNaija, We2geda, as well as individual members of the former Feminist Movement to pilot a young peoples’ civic engagement drive at the national and state levels. This effort addresses one of the shortcomings of the #ENDSARS movement - the lack of a clear agenda and exit strategy. To this end, PTCIJ works with youth organizations and individuals to leverage the power of technology and entertainment to achieve its goals. It collaborates with technology companies and influencers in the entertainment industry to amplify youth civic engagement in Nigeria. PTCIJ also facilitates trainings on accountability and community building, as well as high-level town hall meetings on youth participation in politics and governance.
2020 • 2 years • On Nigeria
Established in 2014, the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) is a nonprofit media innovation and development organization with a mission to promote an independent media landscape, human rights, anti-corruption, accountability, good governance, and independent voices. Investigative journalism, fact-checking, open data, and civic technology are the approaches through which it has conducted groundbreaking activities on corruption that have made the organization prominent in Nigeria. This award to PTCIJ supports community-based, regional, and specialized media organizations to promote accountability journalism through investigative reporting, fact checking, and procurement and budget tracking; hold duty bearers accountable; and defend civic space. It also trains media organizations on investigative journalism; hostile environments; physical, digital, and legal attacks; and revenue business models. PTCIJ is collaborating with other Foundation grantees in implementing this project. This project contributes to the Joint Civic Defense Fund of the MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, and Open Society Initiative for West Africa.
2019 • 5 months • On Nigeria
The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) is a Nigeria non-profit, established in 2014 by Premium Times, one of Nigeria’s most prominent online papers. It aims to promote groundbreaking investigations on corruption, human rights violations, and abuse of power and over the years has carved out a niche in investigative reporting and exposing corruption involving governments and corporations. This award supports ten participants selected from On Nigeria grantees to the 2019 Global Investigative Journalism Conference- one of the largest networks of investigative journalists, researchers, media owners and civil society in the vanguard for openness, accountability, inclusion and respectable media and journalism practice across the world. The support will enhance the contributions of participants and their organizations to accountability and anticorruption in Nigeria.
2019 • 2 years 9 months • On Nigeria
Established in 2014, the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) is a nonprofit media innovation and development organization with a mission to promote an independent media landscape, human rights, anti-corruption, accountability, good governance, and independent voices. Investigative journalism, open data, and civic technology are the approaches through which it has conducted groundbreaking investigations on corruption that have made the organization a household name in Nigeria. With this renewal, PTCIJ deepens its investigations on the implementation of capital budgets and compliance with procurement rules and service provisions at the national and sub-national levels. It is also educating and mentoring university journalists to investigate and report on capital projects in the education sector; revising and improving the UDEME platform, a web page for housing data and tracking capital budget allocations; and expanding the DUBAWA platform, a fact-checking website meant to combat misinformation and fake news. These platforms aim to promote ethics and integrity in government and empower citizens’ voices. PTCIJ is collaborating with the other On Nigeria grantees to implement the project. This award contributes to investigative and data-driven journalism as a tool for reducing corruption and promoting accountability in Nigeria’s public and private sectors.
2016 • 3 years 9 months • On Nigeria
The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) is a nongovernmental organization, established in 2014 by Premium Times, one of Nigeria’s most prominent online papers. It is committed to groundbreaking investigations on corruption, human rights violations, and abuse of power. The Centre is a past grantee of the Human Rights program and over the years has carved out a niche in investigative reporting and exposing corruption involving governments and corporations. With this award, PTCIJ is carrying out a series of in-depth investigations on financing, security, and terrorism; creating a fact checking website for journalists; and building civic technology for citizens and journalists to collaboratively learn and produce multimedia reports. The Centre is collaborating with other Foundation grantees to implement the project. The award is part of a package of awards on the theme of strengthening the capacity of investigative and data-driven journalism in Nigeria.
2014 • 2 years 9 months • Human Rights
The purpose of this grant is to advance political accountability in Nigeria through investigative reporting and communications outreach on the upcoming 2015 elections, human rights violations by state and non-state actors, and public resources committed to counter-insurgency actions. Grant funds will support meeting costs, trainings, salaries, and travel.