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The Centre for Investigative Journalism

London, United Kingdom

The Centre for Investigative Journalism is a think tank and journalism laboratory whose mission is to train a new generation of journalists in long-form and in-depth investigations, support investigative journalism as the lifeblood of a democratic society, and to incubate new investigative projects as well as expand investigative journalism into new territory.

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Grant history

Year awarded: 2023
Period: 2 years
Amount awarded: $280,000
Purpose: The Source Protection Programme
Notes: The Source Protection Programme (SPP) trains investigative journalists in operational and information security. CIJ aims to expand the SPP by adding capacity for legal advice in preparation for discovery processes across a variety of international Jurisdictions, iterating the operational security elements of the program, offering sought-after psychosocial care elements of the program, and working with a range of on-the-ground partners to help bring the training to reporters who most at threat around the world.

Year awarded: 2022
Period: 3 years
Amount awarded: $375,000
Purpose: General Operating Support

Year awarded: 2022
Period: 2 years
Amount awarded: $48,240
Purpose: Investigative Practice for Latin America
Notes: CIJ is working with Latin American partners Fundación Gabo and Centro Latinoamericano de Investigación Periodistica (CLIP), to conduct a series of trainings that taught digital tools for investigations by experts. With this grant CIJ will scale up the program in both numbers and quality and revamp the program and make these trainings more robust and continuous.

Year awarded: 2021
Period: 1 year
Amount awarded: $42,642
Purpose: Investigative Practice for Latin America
Notes: Fiscal Sponsor: NEO Philanthropy

Year awarded: 2021
Period: 2 years
Amount awarded: $253,764
Purpose: The Source Protection Programme
Notes: Fiscal Sponsor: NEO Philanthropy. The Source Protection Programme (SPP), an exciting new training programme designed to address persistent failings by news organisations and journalists to protect their sources and whistleblowers. It emerges organically from the ethos and activity of the CIJ Logan Programme and Symposia. A successful pilot took place in May-June 2021 involving 30 of the world’s leading investigative reporters.

Year awarded: 2019
Period: 1 year
Amount awarded: $386,273
Purpose: General Operating Support
Notes: Fiscal Sponsor: NEO Philanthropy

Year awarded: 2019
Period: 1 year
Amount awarded: $231,750
Purpose: Solidarité – The Fourth CIJ Logan Symposium
Notes: Fiscal Sponsor: NEO Philanthropy. The CIJ Logan programme is a unique initiative which brings together public interest investigators, “white hat” hackers, whistleblowers technologists, journalists and artists to think about ways to challenge power and build alliances to combat official deceit, surveillance and censorship. The project is unique in bringing together courageous journalists, investigators and doers from a variety of different ideological positions across national and disciplinary borders to work together in the service of freedom and democracy. Part of this grant was not paid. During the pandemic, CIJ’s Logan Symposium went virtual and existing funds covered the costs of the virtual event. Originally awarded $309,000.

Year awarded: 2018
Period: 1 year
Amount awarded: $128,750
Purpose: General Operating Support
Notes: Fiscal Sponsor: NEO Philanthropy

Year awarded: 2018
Period: 1 year
Amount awarded: $154,500
Purpose: Logan Talk and Symposium
Notes: Fiscal Sponsor: NEO Philanthropy, CIJ’s 2018 Logan Talk and Symposium, “Conspiracy”, brought together a unique community of investigative journalists, whistleblowers, hackers, artists and experts to challenge power and reinvigorate the field of investigative journalism. The symposium featured a packed program of talks, workshops, documentary film screenings and a brand-new exhibition of artworks, specially commissioned installations and agitprop.