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The International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) has announced a partnership with Ford Foundation to offer grants to investigative journalists in Nigeria.
The grant, which covers a two-year period, will include a three-day intensive programme, specialised training, funding, and planned mentorship for qualifying journalists.
According to a statement, Tajudeen Suleiman, project director, ICIR, the 2017 edition of the programme will focus on building the capacity of Nigerian journalists in key areas such as illicit financial flows, taxes and finance.
“The training is aimed at developing the skills of journalists in investigative reporting and data journalism and also in reporting issues like illicit international financial flows and tax matters to promote transparency, accountability and good governance in Nigeria,” he said.
“The funding will equip journalists with the ability to successfully carry out investigative reporting on key sectors of the economy.”
The statement said only journalists with a minimum of three years experience and attached to a media house are eligible to apply.
Qualified female journalists are also highly encouraged to apply.
Deadline for application is Thursday, October 26, 2017.