Joint Statement by CCIJ and CENOZO on the Arrest of Nigerien Journalist and Activist Samira Sabou

Ouagadougou, 03 October 2023: The Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism (CCIJ) and the Norbert Zongo Unit for Investigative Journalism in West Africa (CENOZO) express grave concern regarding the recent arrest of Nigerien journalist and activist Samira Sabou. We are deeply troubled by the recurring deprivation of Samira Sabou’s freedom for carrying out her journalistic duties. […]

CCIJ Condemns Arrest and Detention of Damilola Ayeni, Calls for Immediate Release

The Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism (CCIJ) vehemently condemns the arrest and detention of Damilola Ayeni, Editor of the Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ), in the Republic of Benin. We call for his immediate release and for respect of his rights as a journalist. Mr. Ayeni, who was visiting Benin to participate in the second […]

Using ChatGPT and Kaggle for data analysis and data visualization

Led by CCIJ Editor Yuxi Wang, this session will show attendees how to do data analysis and visualization using ChatGPT as well as Kaggle, a platform for data science competitions and collaborative projects that provides users with pre-configured Jupyter notebooks and eliminates the need for users to set up their own Python environments.

Using OSINT for Investigation: A Hands-On Workshop – Part 2

During part 2, we will show journalists examples of how satellite imagery and social media research can help to confirm their reporting.

Using OSINT for Investigation: A Hands-On Workshop – Part 1​

During part 1 of this hands-on workshop, attendees will be led through various sections of selected aircraft and ship tracking websites and learn how they can launch a query about flight and voyage history.

Building data sets to tell powerful stories: Monitoring fossil fuel shipments from Russia since 2022 as a case study

Using the cross-border investigation “Fueling War” as an example, this two-part workshop will provide a step-by-step guide to building your own data set and a framework to set up a cross-border team of investigative reporters, data journalists and visual storytellers. Attendees will receive hands-on experience and feedback on their application of these data building techniques and framework.

The Arrest and Detention of Haruna Mohammed Salisu

The Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism (CCIJ) expresses its deep concern following the arrest of the Nigerian journalist and publisher of WikkiTimes Haruna Mohammed Salisu on February 25, 2023, while covering the election at Duguri, the hometown of Bauchi State Governor Mohammed Bala. It denounces this outrageous attack on constitutionally-enshrined press freedoms and calls for […]

Ask Me Anything: Investigative Journalism and Web3: Early explorations in the metaverse and virtual worlds

Join us Monday, February 27, 2023 for a 60 minute Ask Me Anything session that will start with a brief introduction of our virtual space then attendees will be able to ask questions about our experience with translating our investigative stories to this innovative virtual space. Through this AMA structure, attendees will gain insights into the current challenges, possibilities, limitations of what some Web3 platforms can present for journalists.

Cross-border Data Journalism for Beginners

Join us Wednesday, October 26, 2022 for a 60 minute session that will provide insight and resources into how data and cross-border investigations can empower independent journalism that is committed to reporting the truth while seeking solutions to vital local, national, and global issues.

CCIJ wins Game-Changer and Visual Journalism awards at the 2022 INNYs

CCIJ won two awards and an honorable mention at the second annual INNYs, an awards ceremony hosted by the Institute of Nonprofit News to honor excellence in nonprofit journalism.