Our Members


IndiaSpend was founded in the wake of a mass anti-corruption movement in India led by activist Anna Hazare in 2011. IndiaSpend picked up where the agitation left off, with the larger objective of bringing data into the highly emotion charged debates on governance, transparency and accountability.

Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), UK

IWPR gives voice to people at the frontlines of conflict, crisis and change. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, IWPR helps people in the world’s most challenging environments have the information they need to drive positive changes in their lives — holding government to account, demanding constructive solutions, strengthening civil society and securing human rights. Amid war, dictatorship, and political transition, IWPR forges the skills and capacity of local journalism, strengthens local media institutions and engages with civil society and governments to ensure that information achieves impact.

Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS), Peru

The Institute for Press and Society (El Instituto Prensa y Sociedad, or IPYS) is one of Latin America’s leading media NGOs. Based in Lima, IPYS does trainings, monitors and lobbies for press freedom, and sponsors awards and conferences. Each year IPYS sponsors, with Transparency International, COLPIN, Latin America’s investigative journalism conference, which draws some 200 journalists from a dozen countries, where it gives out a coveted investigative reporting award.

International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), US

The International Center for Journalists advances quality journalism worldwide. Its hands-on programs combine the best professional practices with new technologies. Over the past 28 years, ICFJ has worked with more than 75,000 professional and citizen journalists and media managers from 180 countries.

International Consortium for Investigative Journalism (ICIJ), US

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is an active global network of 160 reporters in more than 60 countries who collaborate on in-depth investigative stories. Founded in 1997, ICIJ was launched as a project of the Center for Public Integrity to extend the Center’s style of watchdog journalism, focusing on issues that do not stop at national frontiers: cross-border crime, corruption, and the accountability of power.

International Media Support (IMS), Denmark

International Media Support (IMS) is a non-profit organization working to support local media in countries affected by armed conflict, human insecurity and political transition. In more than 50 countries worldwide, IMS helps to strengthen professional journalism and ensure that media can operate in challenging circumstances.

International Reporting Program, University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia’s International Reporting Program is an initiative aimed at teaching and producing enterprise global journalism. Housed at the University of British Columbia’s School of Journalism, the program offers journalism graduate students the opportunity to report on under-covered global stories, which are shared with the public through partnerships with major media and a growing creative commons library.

International Reporting Project (IRP), US

Since 1998, the International Reporting Project has awarded reporting fellowships to more than 430 U.S. journalists to travel to more than 100 countries. The IRP’s grants allow journalists to undertake the kind of work that has become increasingly rare in embattled newsrooms: in-depth, investigative reports on neglected stories in some of the toughest places in the world. In 2013, the IRP opened the fellowship program to non-U.S. media professionals

Investigativ.ch, Switzerland

Investigativ.ch is the association of investigative reporters in german speaking part of Switzerland (for french speaking part see their sister organisation swissinvestigation.net). It was founded in 2010. As a network for professionals they provide trainings and online tools and, if necessary, act as a pressure group for transparency in the public domain and media freedom.

Investigative Journalism Workshop, Wits Univ., South Africa

Journalism.co.za, or jocoza, is run by the Journalism Programme of the University of the Witwatersrand. It is run by staff and students, though many of the contributions come from other journalists and correspondents. The site is intended both as a resource for working journalists in Southern Africa and a teaching tool for the university programme. It offers a range of news, views and information, and is updated daily. It also allows media companies to find new talent, to promote services, award programmes, training or events in a multitude of ways.

Investigative News Network (INN), US

The Investigative News Network helps nonprofit news organizations produce and distribute stories with impact, achieve cost efficiencies by pooling resources and develop new revenue streams to become sustainable businesses. Today INN has grown to more than 100 organizations in North America.

Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), US

Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting. IRE was formed in 1975 to create a forum in which journalists throughout the world could help each other by sharing story ideas, newsgathering techniques and news sources. IRE provides members access to thousands of reporting tip sheets and other materials through its resource center and hosts conferences and specialized training throughout the country.  

Investigative Reporting Workshop (IRW), US

The Investigative Reporting Workshop, a project of the School of Communication (SOC) at American University, is a nonprofit, professional newsroom. The Workshop publishes in-depth stories at investigativereportingworkshop.org about government and corporate accountability, ranging widely from the environment and health to national security and the economy. The Workshop pairs experienced professional reporters and editors with graduate students, and co-publishes with mainstream media partners and nonprofit newsrooms.


IREX is an international nonprofit organization founded in 1968, and now has an annual portfolio of over $70 million. Its staff of over 400 professionals works with partners in more than 100 countries. IREX has an extensive and diversified track record in assisting journalists and media organizations to provide the essential news and information the public needs to demand more accountable governance. IREX offers both the broader competence necessary to address the context in which investigative journalists work and the specialized expertise specific to investigative journalism.