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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 houses to small specialist publications.

ANCIR works to strengthen African investigative journalism by improving the techniques, expertise and 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 (ICIJ), that carried out the groundbreaking Panama Papers investigation. ANCIR coordinated the newsrooms in Africa to produce a series of more than 40 articles about the African people and companies named in the leaked documents.

ANCIR receives technical support from ICFJ partner Code for Africa.

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