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Who We Are

About WSCIJ

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.

The initiative started in 2005 under the name Wole Soyinka Investigative Reporting Award (WSIRA). It operated as an award-giving organisation till 2008 when it took on the name Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ). The change in name became necessary to reflect the intention of the coordinators to embrace a more robust line of activities; such that have greater capacity for engendering the appropriate values of investigative journalism in the Nigerian media environment.

The Centre is named after Professor ‘Wole Soyinka in recognition of his life-long work in support of the freedom of expression, freedom to hold opinion, and freedom to impart them without fear or favour and without hindrance or interference.

Vision

To stimulate the emergence of a socially just community defined by the ethics of inclusion, transparency and accountability through support to the media

Mission

To promote social justice in Nigeria by encouraging the practice of Investigative Journalism as a mechanism for exposing corruption, regulatory failures and human rights violation in the country.

Strategy

The WSCIJ carries out its intervention through:
Training,
Outreach,
Resource Development

Meet The Team

Motunrayo Alaka
Centre Coordinator
Afuye Yakubu
IT Support Officer
Akpan Hope
Admin Officer

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The WSCIJ is positioned with the vision to stimulate the emergence of a socially just community defined by the ethics of inclusion, transparency and accountability through support to the media.

We seek your support in making our vision a reality.

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