2019 • 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, 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 • 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.