About us

Who we are

The Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID) is a West African media innovation and development think-tank.

Founded in 2014 as a non-governmental organisation in Nigeria, and initially known as the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), the Centre has been a leader in investigative journalism, innovation, open data, verification, promotion of the welfare and safety of journalist, elections, the freedom of information and expression. In 2020, the CJID expanded its footprint beyond Nigeria and moved into specific niches in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and The Gambia. This expansion has extended to parts of Francophone Africa, including Cameroon, Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).


To leverage journalism, innovation and open data to promote democratic accountability for inclusive and sustainable development.


Enable a media landscape that advances the values of democracy.

Our Key Achievements

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Our Mandate

Build the capacity of the media to become more informed and innovative institutions well positioned as central players in today’s knowledge societies.
Up-skilling civil society and government institutions for appropriate engagement of the media and utilization of other communication resources.
Advocating media and communication rights and the expansion of media resources to all sections of the population.
Conducting and facilitating groundbreaking investigations on corruption, human rights abuses, abuse of power and due process among others.
Crafting compelling evidence based narratives of development for the West African region.
Building sustainable media franchises through technology and business model innovations for a digital age.


Your report on advancing political accountability through investigative journalism, the very high number of unique page views (10 million) and social media views (42 million) are indications of the popularity of your work. Your contributions to the outcome of the 2015 elections, internet privacy, investigative journalism, data journalism are commendable. Bringing attention to the flight of IDPs and corruption in the security sector has been helpful.

Kole Shettima MacArthur Foundation

Thank you CJID and the facilitators who took us on an insightful and impactful two-day ride. I learned a lot about Climate Change Reporting. I can now report climate change issues from a place of knowledge leveraging all that I have learned in the course of the workshop.CJID

Sylvia Okedi

We had an incredible time at #WAJIC23 connecting with great minds and exchanging ideas and insights on tackling the media challenges in Africa. Thank you for organising this important conference. Together, we can shape a brighter future for journalism in Africa!

Joshua Olufemi CEO, Dataphyte