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Headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation with social justice programmes aimed at exposing corruption, regulatory failures and human rights abuses with the tool of investigative journalism. Read more
 
 
Wole Soyinka Centre calls for 2014 award entries
 

The ninth edition of the Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting opens for submission of entries on Saturday October 4, 2014. This is happening as the 2013 winners return from a one-week study tour to the United Kingdom which spanned from Monday 29 September to Friday 3 October, 2014. The international exposure included classes at the Thomson Foundation as well as visits to some media organisations in the UK... Read more
 
 
 
News Brief: Stakeholders plan to increase media coverage of girls and women
 

Leaders of civil society organisations and media editors were united on the need to increase and improve the reportage of girls and women rights as human rights in Nigeria as they gathered on Thursday 7 August, 2014 in Lagos for the Report Women! stakeholders’ inception meeting organised by the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism and the Royal Netherlands Embassy... Read more
 
 
 
Call for Application: Training for Investigative Reporting of Girls and Women
 

The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) in collaboration with the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Nigeria invites entries from Nigerian professional journalists from the print, broadcast and photography specialties to the Girls and Women Investigative Reporting Training – *Ekiti *Cross River State *Abuja

Application deadline: Thursday 14 August, 2014... [more]

 
 
 
 
Wole Soyinka Centre set to increase Investigative Reporting of Girls and Women
 

In view of the need to increase and improve the reportage of girls and women in the Nigerian media, the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism has launched the “Report Women!” project. Report Women! is a collaborative effort between the Royal Netherlands Embassy and the Centre planned to focus on major issues of access and abuse, ranging from education, to health care, to violence, and early marriage, among others. The project seeks to use the tool of investigative... Read more
 
 
 
 
Wole Soyinka Centre holds grand outing for Soyinka at 80
 
Prof Wole Soyinka’s admirers, students, children, grand children and other relatives gathered on a wet Sunday afternoon at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Victoria Island for the 6th Wole Soyinka Centre Media Lecture Series to celebrate the sage at 80. Soyinka’s clear understanding of societal menace remains evergreen. More than his understanding of society’s demeaning problems is his commitment to proffering solutions to forces that tend to bleak the future for man in society.... Read more
 
 
 
VinMartin Ilo Grant for Broadcast Journalism
 
The Ilo Family in partnership with the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism hereby announce the VinMartin Ilo grant for broadcast journalism. The grant, an annual $3,000 award for a report by a broadcast journalist adjudged outstanding based on set criteria, is in commemoration of VinMartin Obiora Ilo’s 50th birthday. Currently a Director of the South East operation of Daar Communications, owner of the Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower radio station, Vin Ilo has made his mark in the broadcast profession. Read more
 
 
 
Honours for Journalists at the Wole Soyinka Centre Investigative Reporting Awards
 
Investigative journalism took a leap as the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism honoured journalists and others at the award presentation ceremony of the Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting on world anti-corruption day – 9 December. The event held at the NECA Hall, Ikeja, Lagos.
Professor Ropo Sekoni, the WSCIJ Board Chair opened the meeting. He spoke to the importance of investigative journalism in Nigeria, stressing the criticality of support for existing initiatives... Read more
 
 
 
The Freedom of Information Act and the dictatorship of corruption and mediocrity
 
The 5th Wole Soyinka Centre Media Lecture Series held on Saturday 13 July, 2013 threw up significant issues for the understanding and successful use of the Nigerian Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) of 2011.

The Chairman of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ), Professor Ropo Sekoni, in his opening speech alluded to the fact the Centre believes that the quality of investigative reporting should have increased.... Read more
 
 
 
 
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