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ANCIR partners with investigative newsrooms to produce data-driven investigative reports using social network analysis, entity analysis and open source intelligence.

Human Trafficking Hotpot Mapping
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An investigation into alleged human trafficking hotspots mentioned across social media platforms.

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Uganda in Crisis
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An investigation into misinformation and social media activity during Uganda's protests leading up to the elections.

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Kenya's Keyboard Warriors
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How opposing online groups coordinated to amplify political narratives against each other on social media.

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African investigative journalism assisted by ANCIR grants.

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Data, technology, financial and forensics investigation resources.

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Committed to Better African Journalism.

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The African Network of Centres for Investigative Reporting builds technologies and expertise that enables media and civic watchdogs to generate information about illicit relationships and financial flows, and to make that information available to citizens in useful formats.

ANCIR focusses on using investigative entity analysis and open source intelligence to produce actionable data, and to combat disinformation and digital threats produced by predatory state agencies, malicious corporations, and organised crime.

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ANCIR partners with investigative newsrooms to produce transnational Pan-African data-driven journalism using entity analysis and open source intelligence

Panama Papers

Uncovering Politicians, Criminals and the Rogue industry that hides their cash.

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Uncovering misinformation with the continent's best muckraking newsrooms.

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Anti-poaching buffer zones might in reality be land-grabbing for the mega-rich.

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Counting the human cost of Australia's mining empire in Africa.

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ANCIR is a network of Africa’s best muckraking newsrooms, collaborating on cross-border investigations and who pool their resources to build the technnologies and expertise necessary to beat organised crime and corruption.

iq4News - Nigeria The Cable - Nigeria Sahara Reporters - Nigeria The Nation - Nigeria Mwananchi - Tanzania The Guardian - Tanzania The Herald - Zimbabwe Newsday - Zimbabwe Mail & Guardian - South Africa The Star - Kenya News Agency of Nigeria - Nigeria Punch News - Nigeria Standard Media - Kenya The Daily Nation - Kenya Royal Media Services - Kenya Oxpeckers - South Africa


Affiliate Partners.

ANCIR is a member of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and has partnership agreements with regional counterparts in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North America.

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Resource Partners.

ANCIR is a non profit organization. The following organizations and institutions partners have made our work possible:

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