AIIJ is an organization fostering investigative journalism in Africa based in Uganda. We promote impactful media practices rooted in human rights and social justice to inform public discourse and create a supportive environment for passionate investigative journalists.
To be a center of excellence for investigative journalism in defense of public interest.
Growing investigative journalism in Africa through an integrated program of training and capacity building, collaborative reporting, research, grant making and legal support.
We empower Africa's next-generation investigative journalists through skill development, collaboration, and resource provision.
We focus on critical areas where investigative journalism can make a real impact, shedding light on pressing issues and giving a voice to the voiceless.
Engaging government officials and NGO leaders in candid discussions and addressing public concerns.
Hidden death trap of Northern Uganda’s future generations
Rampant illegal logging and charcoal production in Northern Uganda threaten vital indigenous tree species used in herbal medicine, while weak enforcement and corruption hinder efforts to curb the destructive trade. Environmental degradation and economic pressures collide in a complex challenge, calling for sustainable solutions to preserve both nature and local communities.
Is the UPE program breeding learning inequalities?
Uganda's Universal Primary Education (UPE) program struggles with funding and overcrowded classrooms. Despite significant enrollments since its introduction in 1997, concerns over the quality of education persist, with literacy rates below SDG targets. Some urban parents agree to pay additional charges to ensure their children receive a better education, but this raises questions about inequality. As the government grapples with the issue, the future of millions of UPE learners hangs in the balance. Discover the challenges and complexities of promoting inclusive and equitable education in Uganda's evolving landscape.
ARUA’S MULTI-MILLION NUSAF COFFEE PROJECT IN MESS
In 2017, the Ugandan government funded a coffee shop project in Arua, which remains incomplete. Despite training local youths in business skills, the facility has now become a waste dumping site, leaving the trainees without opportunities to utilize their knowledge
How Kalangala Is ‘Silently’ Becoming a Hub For Domestic Human Trafficking In Uganda
In Ssese Islands of Kalangala district, a dark secret lies hidden beneath the surface. Children and young women, trafficked from various regions, find themselves trapped in a web of exploitation across Mazinga, Bubeke, and Bugoma islands. Forced into labor, commercial sex, forced marriage, and drug trafficking, these victims are caught in a ruthless cycle of abuse. NGOs like Kalangala Human Rights Defenders and Maria Theresa Foundation Kalangala work tirelessly to rescue and resettle survivors, but the fight against human trafficking in Uganda's idyllic islands continues.
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Real-life stories and experiences that inspire us to continue our mission of promoting social change through investigative journalism.
Vetaran Investigative Journalist
The role of Investigative Journalism is to dig deeper into public records and investigate what is going on then inform the people.
Executive Director, ACME
Investigative reporting does help us to hold those in power accountable. It helps us shape public policy. We need to invest more in Investigative Journalism.
Executive Director, GIJN
Investigative Journalism has a strong emphasis on social justice and accountability.