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The African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) is an association of African investigative newsrooms, ranging from large traditional media to small specialist units.

ANCIR works to strengthen African investigative journalism by improving the techniques, expertise, the tools used by its newsroom partners. This includes providing member newsrooms with encryption and semantic analysis technologies, forensic research support (through the Investigative Dashboard), legal services, and seed grants for cross-border collaboration.

ANCIR was part of the global consortium of media partners, led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, that carried out the groundbreaking Panama Papers investigation. ANCIR led the coordination of newsrooms in Africa to produce a series of more than 40 articles about the African people and companies named in the leaked materials.

ANCIR receives technical support from Code for Africa.

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ICFJ Knight Fellow
ICFJ Knight Fellow