Causar Alta (To EnList)

Why does anyone decide to enlist in the Mexican army? Seven San Juan Guichicovi, Oaxaca, inhabitants explain that this decision, more than a choice, has been and continues to be the only viable way to survive for many in one of the poorest areas of Mexico.

Defendiendo la Vivienda (Defending Our Homes)

Fabiola and Luis are fighting to defend their home of the accelerated real state development in what has become one of the most expensive areas in Mexico City.

Over 100 Years of Political Bickering Deny Bulawayo Clean Water

Political contestation and uneven distribution of national resources have dragged a massive water project for Zimbabwe’s second largest city.

CCIJ Round Up: New H2OFail Reports Released

Two new reports on the dangers of water collection– both for those gathering and drinking it– are released. Innovation Director Jon Lowenstein publishes two new projects on racism in America. Our community gets to know partner organization Volume, a South African podcasting company, better.

CCIJ’s commitment to social justice

The CCIJ community mourns the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others in the United States and around the world who have been killed at the hands of those who are meant to “serve and protect.”

Environmental Justice: Connecting the dots between racism and environmentalism

Environmental justice, as it is widely known as throughout the United States, is a movement that explores the intersection between environmental and race issues while advocating for systematic change.

Malawi 2020 Presidential Election: Will the country crawl back to normalcy?

Malawi goes to fresh presidential polls today, exactly 141 days after the Constitutional Court annulled the May 2019 presidential election on 3 February, 2020 citing “massive” irregularities. Will the country crawl back to normal life after today’s polls?

Beninese journalist Ignace Sossou’s story and the suppression of the press in West Africa

After 6 months in jail for accurately reporting on governmental corruption and illicit financial flows in Benin, Ignace Sossou is finally being released. Yet his arrest represents a larger decline in the freedom of the press in Benin and West Africa.

SheWrites, SheLeads: Bettie Johnson-Mbayo looks back on a year of mentorship

Over the past year, Johnson-Mbayo and her team have worked with 13 young women, aged 15-25, and drawn from various regions in the West African nation. The group completed a two-week training, learning the ropes of investigative journalism with a focus on telling women’s stories. Now, they’re putting these new skills to the test.

Benin still holds journalist Ignace Sossou in jail despite mounting evidence of his innocence

The Benin authorities have continued to show their disdain for the rule of law and the principles of natural justice by keeping in jail one of the country’s top journalists.