Eye on Corruption Global Network Project-phase III, aims to train and mentor journalists,
enabling them to investigate systemic corruption within the government that is affecting provision of basic services like health and education, where women, children and other disadvantaged groups would mostly bear the brunt.
The third phase of the Eye on Corruption (EoC) Global Network project (2018-2019) is being implemented by Transparency International Kenya (TI-K) and leading EoC investigative reporters (Nils Resare and Carolina Jemsby) and Fojo Media Institute, with continued support from Creative Force (Swedish Institute).
The aim of the project is to:
- Improve knowledge and build capacity on reporting on suspected corruption in Kenya
- Connect leading journalists specialised in covering corruption with journalists in Sweden
- Improve knowledge and user skills of tools to uncover corruption
- Strengthened and developed networks of investigative journalists specialised in covering corruption in Kenya and Sweden
- Grant and mentorship program for investigative journalists in Kenya
- Trainings/seminars on methods to uncover corruption, promote gender sensitive reporting and how to collect, analyse and disseminate data
- Development of networks for investigative journalists.
Eye of Corruption was established in 2013 by leading Swedish investigative journalists, specializing in covering cross-border corruption. In 2014, Eye of Corruption and Fojo set up the Eye of Corruption Global Network. The establishment of the network (the first project phase 2014-2015) was also supported by the Swedish Institute.
During the second phase, 2016-2017, Fojo worked closely with partner Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) and leading members from the Eye of Corruption Sweden (Nils Resare, Carolina Jemsby and Emanuel Sidea from Blank Spot). The project strengthened anti-corruption networks, connected investigative journalists in the region with investigative reporters in Sweden, as well as pushed for greater involvement from female investigative journalists in the MENA-region. Activities included educational webinars with selected investigative journalists from nine MENA countries (Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Tunisia, Palestine and Yemen), network gatherings/workshops as well as focused work with an investigative case in the MENA-region.
Presently Eye on Corruption Global Network have members/partners from the following countries: Sweden, Uganda, Zambia, Kenya, Nigeria, Ukraine, Belarus, Turkey, Russia, Egypt, Iraq, Tunisia and Jordan.