The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers, with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID,) are partnering to launch the Mexico Border Investigative Reporting Hub, a project to foster transparency and accountability by empowering border journalists and civil society organizations to investigate and publish multimedia and data-driven stories on corruption.
We provide online and in-person training and mentorship to new generations of investigative journalists along the border and encourage them to follow the best journalistic practices, use advanced technology and digital tools, develop risk reduction strategies and apply security protocols .
Border Hub reporters and members of civil society organizations will work together to throw light to corruption problems and improve transparency and accountability in the at both sides of the border region.
This is what we do to develop the Mexico Investigative Reporting Border Hub:
Online and in-person training in data journalism, investigative reporting and digital security tools to investigate corruption at the U.S. — Mexico Border. The process includes mentoring to participants and editing help provided by experience investigative reporters.
Provide financial support to independent journalists with investigative reporting grants, fellowships, and journalism awards. In addition to that, we aim to provide sustainability grants and advice through a partnership with Sembramedia.
In a partnership with the Sinaloa Initiative, we aim to foster the impact of investigative stories on society by building networks between journalists and civil society organizations and finding ways of mutual collaboration.