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 […]

Visual storytelling across America: Ryan Christopher Jones’ journey into photojournalism

From photoshoots with friends to wedding gigs to capturing major global issues for news outlets, Ryan Christopher Jones has spent the last two decades pursuing photography in some shape or form. An award-winning freelancer, he has worked with publications from The Fresno Bee to The Washington Post to The New York Times. He recently collaborated with CCIJ on two stories, capturing the 2021 drought in Kings County, California. Since then, he’s started a brand new journey in the anthropology field. Read our profile to learn more about his story and where he’s headed next.

Practical Guide to Fundraising for Nonprofits and Journalists

Join us Thursday, May 19 for our next training session that will help demystify the fundraising world for nonprofits and journalists. Participants will walk away with resources, searchable databases of donors, and additional contacts to further their fundraising journey.

Steve Kretzmann, a reporter itching for a fight

Steve Kretzmann is used to fighting with the city of Cape Town. “It’s quite healthy in a way that we can have these fights,” he says nonchalantly, “As long as I’ve got my facts straight.” Lately, Kretzmann’s facts are not only straight — but they are also giving officials in Cape Town reason to be nervous. In partnership with the Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism (CCIJ), Kretzmann has published a series of stories chronicling how Cape Town mismanaged its water supply during a near-apocalyptic drought in 2018. These acclaimed stories are emblematic of Kretzmann’s broader approach to journalism – one characterized by an enduring sense of curiosity, a willingness to evolve and a relentless pursuit of accountability.

CCIJ Metaverse Event: Conversation with HumAngle Media about Nigeria’s Farmer/Herder Crisis

Join us Friday, May 6 for CCIJ’s Metaverse Event with HumAngle Media! The metaverse is a collective virtual space that will reimagine how we engage with our community, and we have installed a new exhibit based on An Encroaching Desert Intensifies Nigeria’s Farmer-Herder Crisis.

Nengi Nelson: Overcoming Barriers in Sagbo Kodji

An experienced Nigerian photojournalist, Nengi Nelson understands the suspicion toward journalists that pervades in her home country – and how to navigate it. Over the course of her five-year career, she has developed strategies to approach and work alongside apprehensive communities whose stories still need to be told.

Statement in support of Mrs. Bettie Johnson-Mbayo and Dr. Moses Mbayo

The Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism (CCIJ) joins the ZAM Bureau Afrika and the Liberia Medical and Dental Association (LMDA) in condemning the recent attack and court action against CCIJ member Bettie Johnson-Mbayo and her husband, Dr. Moses Mbayo. Our community is deeply troubled by the recent incident involving Bong County District #3 Representative Marvin […]

SJV Water & CCIJ win Journalism Partnership of the Year award

We are thrilled to announce to that we have been awarded the Institute for Nonprofit News’ inaugural (INN) Journalism Partnership of the Year award for our collaboration with SJV Water for, “The Central California Town That Keeps Sinking.”

CCIJ Weekly Roundup

Thank you to everyone who came to our Metaverse Launch Party!  From there, read about CCIJ member Sonja Smith’s recent reports on Namibian Prime Minister Saarah Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, who may be leveraging her governmental position for personal gain. And learn about Executive Director Jeff Kelly Lowenstein’s 2017 investigation that preceded a recent federal indictment of a Massachusetts family on counts of fraud, money laundering and tax evasion.