Mass media can expose Corruption and can keep a check on public policy and or expenditure by throwing a spotlight on government and private sector actions.

With support from the Media and Access to Information Programme of the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), Centre for Investigative Journalism Malawi (CIJM)  is implementing a project on ‘Strengthening Investigative Journalism in Malawi’.

The overall goal of this project is to foster greater transparency and accountability in Malawi by improving media standards and the quality of investigative journalism.

In this regard, CIJM has organised a second and intensive, fully funded, hands-on week long Reporting Corruption Training Course for Malawian Journalists to be in February, 2016.

Venue: Lilongwe

An award winning and highly professional team from the Mail and Guardian newspaper’s centre for investigative Journalism called Amabhungane will conduct the training and later lead in the mentorship programme.

The training course aims at enhancing the competence of Journalists in the area of accurate, professional and readership-oriented corruption reporting and to increase the awareness for the media‘s contribution to the promotion of good governance.

Applications or expressions of interest are being sought from interested and enthusiastic Journalists working for Print, TV, Radio or Internet media who would want to assist Malawi’s fight against corruption.

Priority will be given to young and / or experienced Journalists that have not done a similar or related course before. Women are highly encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will also automatically qualify for a yearlong mentorship programme by both local and international mentors.


  • Application letter
  • Minimum of two years Journalistic experience
  • Recent CV
  • Motivation letter of up to 300 words
  • Letter from employer guaranteeing leave of absence for the entire duration of the course
  • And in case of Freelancers/Stringers a personal guarantee to avail themselves during the entire duration of the course.

Please send your complete applications to

N.B. Incomplete applications will not be considered.