Grantee Profile

Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation

Grants to Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation

  • $400,000

    2016 (Duration 3 years)

    On Nigeria

    LAGOS, NIGERIA — Established in 2016, Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF) is a nonprofit focused on promoting active citizenry, transparency, and accountability in Nigeria through investigative journalism, mobilization, and advocacy. As an independent affiliate of the Cable Newspaper properties, CNJF conducts high-quality, in-depth investigations of critical governance and development challenges in Nigeria in order to improve the quality of public debate, mobilize citizens’ voice, and influence solutions. With support from this award, CNJF is investigating manifestations of grand and retail corruption in the power and education sectors, and other corruption-related issues in Nigeria. It trains journalists in core investigative skills and data analysis, mentors students and journalists, and highlights anti-corruption successes in the spirit of solutions journalism. This project is expected to help educate the public and key stakeholders on corruption issues, including those in the education and electricity sectors. It is also highlighting people and organizations who are fighting corruption and making a difference despite endemic corruption around them. The project contributes to expanding the network of investigative journalists and promoting the culture of investigative work in Nigeria’s media. CNJF is collaborating with other Foundation grantees to implement the project.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation $400,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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