Independence buys freedom

INK, ICIJ and others win Pulitzer for Panama Papers

International Consortium of Investigative Journalism (ICIJ), a United States non-profit investigative journalism organisation together with partners around the world, including INK Centre for Investigative Journalism have been awarded Pulitzer Prize for ground-breaking investigations on the Panama Papers. The Pulitzer Prize is the US most prestigious journalism award.


Detention and harassment of journalists investigating the construction of the president’s holiday home

Statement

Botswana security agents on Wednesday afternoon briefly detained and threatened to kill three journalists from INK Centre for Investigative Journalism, a non-profit journalism outlet based in Botswana. The detention which occurred in the central part of Botswana appears to be an effort to intimidate and harass independent media in a country lauded as the shining example of democracy in Africa. Seven armed plain clothes security agents on quad bikes and SUVs barred the journalists near Mosu village, some 600kms north eastern Gaborone and warned them never to “set foot” near President Ian Khama’s private compound or risk death.


Serite a free man

Investigative journalist, Sonny Serite is now a free man after the Directorate on Public Prosecution dropped charges against him upon realizing that there were no grounds for prosecution.


Four days four newsrooms

In November 2015, INK Centre of Investigative Journalism in collaboration with Thompson Reuters Foundation drilled around 40 Journalists on Narrative reporting interviewing techniques and investigative journalism. Birgit Schwartz and Heinrich Bohmke visited Mmegi Weekend Post, Botswana Guardian and Botswana Gazette newspapers.


INK joins Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN)

INK Centre for Investigative Journalism, the country’s first non-profit investigative journalism outlet is pleased to announce its admission into the prestigious international investigative journalism organization, Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN). The Centre is the 128th member of GIJN.