Grantee Profile

Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism

Grants to Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism

  • $300,000

    2016 (Duration 3 years)

    On Nigeria

    LAGOS, NIGERIA — Headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization with social justice programs aimed at exposing corruption, regulatory failures, and human rights abuses with investigative journalism. With this award, WSCIJ is piloting a new media initiative, Regulators Monitoring Program (REMOP), to monitor regulatory agencies in the country. REMOP uses media, including investigative journalism, to report on regulators’ activities—including successes and failures—to promote proactive disclosure of information, transparency, and accountability.  REMOP is designed to cover all regulatory agencies across the country; the initial pilot is concentrating on regulators in the education and electricity sectors. REMOP strengthens the capacity of practicing and trainee journalists to employ investigative and data-driven journalism and to report on regulators’ activities in the education and electricity sectors.The project contributes to expanding the network of investigative journalists and promoting the culture of investigative work in Nigeria’s media. WSCIJ is coordinating with other Foundation grantees to implement the project. 

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism $300,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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