What we do
The IJ Hub serves investigative journalism in Southern Africa. We build the capacity of investigative journalists and journalism centres via fellowships, training workshops and a range of editorial and organisational services. We also raise philanthropic funding for our member centres.
Why we do it
- Potential funders may regard the centres as risky investments. Some of them are small, relatively new organisations with limited track records and experience of the non-profit environment. Donors must make a large investment in getting to know small organisations that require modest grants.
- The centres may underperform administratively. To meet funder demands for proposal writing, reporting and compliance, they must deploy resources disproportionate to their overall size, and for which they may not have the means.
- The centres and individual investigative journalists may lack capacity to fulfil their core editorial task of investigating and exposing wrongdoing.
How we do it
- Raising and de-risking philanthropic funding for investigative journalism in the region;
- Supporting and building the capacity of organisations practising investigative journalism in the region, at administrative and organisational levels; and
- Supporting and building the capacity of organisations and journalists practising investigative journalism in the region, at an editorial level.