Grantee Profile

Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism

Grants to Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism

  • $1,200,000

    2016 (Duration 3 years)

    On Nigeria

    ABUJA, 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.

  • $200,000

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    ABUJA, NIGERIA — 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.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism $1,400,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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