The ICIR seeks entries for its Promoting Democratic Governance project

THE International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) is inviting applications from suitable and qualified journalists for its “Promoting Democratic Governance in Nigeria Project”.

The Promoting Democratic Governance in Nigeria Project aims to strengthen the capacity
of the media to promote transparency, accountability, and good governance in Nigeria,
particularly in the Northwest.

The Project is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria under its “Public Diplomacy Small Grants Programme”.

The application is for journalists in media houses in the Northwest states of Sokoto,
Kebbi, Katsina, Kano, Kaduna, Jigawa, and Zamfara across print, electronic and digital
media.  Twenty journalists will be selected.

The project will build capacity and provide financial support for selected journalists to
work with Civil Society Organizations and the ICIR to undertake investigative and
data-driven reports on transparency and accountability issues.

Candidates with a minimum of two years experience practising as journalists working in
print, electronic, and online media from the Northwest geo-political zone can apply. They
would be expected to report on accountability issues in their respective states. Freelancers
with a track record of critical reporting are also welcome.

Intending journalists must provide proof of prior critical reporting in the last 12 months.
Applications are therefore requested from journalists who meet the stipulated eligibility

Being a gender-inclusive organisation, the Centre strongly encourages qualified female
journalists to apply.

The organiser says in the last five years, the Centre has worked to build the capacity for journalists to undertake investigative, data-driven reporting, thus strengthening accountability and engendering effective service delivery for the welfare of the citizens, particularly at the sub-regional level.

The deadline for the submission of applications is August 18, 2023. interested applicants can apply here.

Blessing Otoibhi is a Multimedia Journalist and Anchor host for the News in 60 seconds at The International Center For Investigative Reporting. You can shoot her a mail via or connect on Twitter @B_otoibhi

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  1. Many thanks to ICIR for organizing this kind of workshop/training to equip journalist for a better investigative reporting. Hope you will increase the number of participants from 20 to 30 considering the importance of investigative reporting in our society.
    I’m Tuku Ibrahim working with Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria Royal FM Sokoto.

  2. I’m Aliyu hashim by name
    I’m interested to attend this training or work shop in order to aquire more knowledge on investigative journalism.

  3. I have attended difference workshop in Media Industry for accessing my Knowledge I got a lot of experience and skills in my journalism Career I hope Shortlisted in that time.

  4. Interesting I have attended a lots of workshops oragised by ICIR one in Jos plateau state and second in Kano State, I learned a lot during the two workshops hope this time Around they will investing me to attend such workshop.

  5. This is indeed a welcome development, it is our hope that all hands will be on deck in order to achieve the desired objectives.

  6. I’m interested to attend this training or work shop in order to aquire more knowledge on investigative journalism. Nafisa Abubakar Kanoma Zamfara State.

  7. The program comes at a time when it was highly needed.
    And it will really help young journalists like me to boost their career.

  8. I supported the organization I just
    Very interested on this project and ready to join the traine.

  9. I really needs to join this Training Program.
    It is a great Opportunity for me to add more value to my Profession.

  10. It’s a great opportunity for female journalists,these are it’s a big achievement indeed looking forward for more

  11. I supported the icir for choose me as a journalist to work with the civil society organization, it will help journalist to report

  12. I supported for choosing female journalist to work with organization it will help journalist to report

  13. I am much happy to hear about this training in other to be supportive in given updated good reports as a freelance journalist, based in sokoto, sokoto central.

  14. I will like to attend the seminar or work shop in order to build my capacity in journalism profession and to also promote good Democratic governance in my dear country’s project.

  15. I am Lilian Silas a Journalist based in Kaduna State, I must say this is a step in the right direction to enable and empower journalists especially in the aspect of investigative reporting . It will help fighting corruption and the development of the society .

  16. I’m very much interested to work with ICiR. And of course I should be grateful to be among the 20 journalists to be selected. The project ICiR is quite laudable particularly in the selected region, the Northwest.
    I’m based in Kaduna.

  17. I will like to be part of this training as female journalist it will improve my capability to do more as a working journalist. Am from zamfara state.

  18. Wow
    I will like to be among the 20 journalists that will be selected in order to work very hard, make use of my dream, talent and experience in order to work for people.

  19. Am drawing for ICIR Nigeria for this wonderful idea for women journalists in Northern Nigeria, it foster the journalist to redouble effort in their reportage

  20. I report for The Punch Newspaper in Kano State and hope that I will be selected to enable me benefit from the training program.

  21. I have no double that I will be able to work with all confidence in order to achieve the expected goal, having been well experience in the field.

  22. I have no double that I will be able to work wlh all confidence in order to achieve the expected goal, having been well experience in the field.

  23. I supported the lcir for choosing female journalist to work with the organization, it will help journalist to report what is truth in their report


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