About

Who We Are

The Centre for Journalism Innovation & Development [CJID] is a non-governmental organization, founded in 2014, to promote a truly independent media landscape that advances fundamental human rights, good governance and accountability in West Africa through investigative journalism, open data and civic technology.

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Our Vision

A truly independent media landscape that advances fundamental human rights, good governance and accountability in West Africa.

Our Mission

To deploy investigative journalism, open data and civic technology tools for the advancement of fundamental human rights, good governance and accountability in West Africa.

Our Mandate

Building the capacity of the media to become more informed, innovative and competitive institution well positioned as a central player in today’s knowledge societies and economies, and able to provide appropriate interface for civil society and governance institutions.

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 groundbreaking investigations on corruption, human rights abuses, abuse of power and due process among others.

Establishing fact-checking desks in Newsrooms across West Africa.

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Testimonials

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
I have resolved to hold public officers accountable’ henceforth after this training on Investigative journalism and data security.
Paul Orube
The Sun
PTCIJ training will impact on my work because I now have an insight into how to go about investigating security related issues in my area especially insurgency and military operations in Adamawa State.
Godiya Samdi
NTA, Yola
This Dubawa fact-checking project will help me become the type of journalist I want to be.
With the kind of fake news space we find ourselves in as journalists, fact-checking helps in making us unique in our work
Kennedy Twumasi
Student (Ghana)

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