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The Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) is a British charity committed to the education and training of journalists, editors and researchers towards critical in-depth reporting and defence of the public interest.

The CIJ provides and facilitates the education of the public and the community in the craft, culture and methodology of journalism.


The CIJ provides a centre of excellence in practical expertise and in-depth research resources for journalists, researchers, non-governmental organisations, graduate students and others interested in high standards of factual accuracy, fairness, ethics and professionalism.

The CIJ assists journalism educational programmes across the UK and abroad. Its activities include public fora, the provision of educational resources in history, politics, economics, health and environmental protection, government and the publication and dissemination of educational material, lectures, research, and hands-on training.

The CIJ offers particular assistance to those working in difficult environments where freedom of the press is under threat and where reporting can be a dangerous occupation.

Resource Centre and Training

The CIJ hosts an online resource centre which provides statistics for journalists, database research and online research as well as audio and video from their Summer School and tutorials.

The resource centre includes a section on current handbooks of investigative journalism.


The CIJ provides confidential and discreet support and advice to anyone considering alerting the public or the authorities to unethical, abusive, incompetent or criminal activities. In 2012 they set up an organisation to support whistleblowers in the UK. Click here to access their website.