Journalists for Transparency (J4T) Initiative

Journalists for Transparency (J4T) Initiative

Journalists for Transparency is a network of young journalists from all over the world that expose issues of corruption and social injustice through their investigative reporting. Since 2010, the IACC Series have continuously grown this network of passionate young journalists who wish to contribute to fairer societies and a better world. J4T provides them with opportunities to work together on cross-border investigations that shine a light on how corruption affects the life of citizens and destroys public healthcare, education and equal opportunities for all.

At each edition of the IACC, we launch a global competition to find new journalists to join our network. We invite them to participate at the IACC, meet and interview anti-corruption experts, receive multi-media training and report on the conference sessions and workshops. To date, over 60 Young journalists from around the world have joined our network.

 

Meet the Network

 

Where are they now?

Rajneesh Bhandari

Rajneesh Bhandari, J4T member, from Nepal: His story on Nepal’s deadly Covid wave was recently published in the Guardian:

View the story


Patrick Egwu

Patrick recently wrote a story on the sale of fake Covid-tests in South Africa: https://twitter.com/PatrickEgwu6/


Sally Hayden

Sally’s story recently published on j4t about human traffickers being put on trial in Ethiopia was picked up by the Guardian: https://twitter.com/TaraDermott/

Sally’s new book: https://twitter.com/sallyhayd/ and https://www.thebookseller.com/ (book is yet to be published)


See the Stories

The Journalists for Transparency network continues to grow and expand.
You can find all previously published investigative stories on the J4T dedicated website: www.j4t.org.

  • Asylum for Sale: Refugees say some U.N. workers demand bribes for resettlement

    Asylum for Sale: Refugees say some U.N. workers demand bribes for resettlement

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  • Asylum for Sale: Whistleblowers say U.N. refugee agency does not protect us or address corruption

    Asylum for Sale: Whistleblowers say U.N. refugee agency does not protect us or address corruption

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  • Asylum for Sale: Male refugees victimized by sexual violence say officials wanted bribes to help

    Asylum for Sale: Male refugees victimized by sexual violence say officials wanted bribes to help

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HOW CAN YOU APPLY?

Are you a journalist passionate about fighting corruption and have experience in reporting on social issues? Before each IACC, we launch a global call for applications where we look for young journalists from all over the world who have a desire to speak out on social issues related to justice, transparency and integrity.

The winners are invited to join us at the IACC to report on the outcomes of the plenaries and workshops at the conference and to generate awareness about anti-corruption issues through various channels such as social media and blogs.

The journalists can also apply to receive financial and editorial support for their investigative reporting and regularly receive trainings on issues such as safe reporting and finding publishing outlets.

Make sure to check out this page regularly to not miss our call for applications!