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MNNCIJ gets global investigative journalism status

…as Global Investigative Journalism Network approves MNNCIJ’s membership

KEISO MOHLOBOLI

MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism was yesterday granted membership to world’s leading international association of investigative reporting organisations, Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN).

The GIJN boasts a membership of 182 organizations in 77 countries across the world.

MNNCIJ is Lesotho’s first and only institution dedicated to the development of investigative reporting.

Being a member of GIJN, MNNCIJ will therefore participate in voting on issues brought before full membership by the GIJN board.

“We are delighted that you are joining our vibrant community. This is an opportunity to help strengthen the spread and impact of investigative journalism around the world,” GIJN Executive Director David Kaplan said yesterday.

“GIJN members receive preferred access to global workshops and get their work promoted in seven global languages and receive support when they are under attack,” Mr Kaplan added.

Membership in the GIJN is open to nonprofits, NGOs, and educational organizations, or their equivalent, that actively work in support of investigative reporting and related data journalism.

Investigative journalism is defined as systematic, in-depth, and original research and reporting, often involving the unearthing of secrets and heavy use of public records, with a focus on social justice and accountability.

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