The Fund for Investigative Journalism

Supporting investigative reporting projects around the world

  • Next Deadline: Feb. 4, 2019 (11:59 pm Eastern)

  • Deadly Pesticides Pose Death, Pollution for East Africa

    2011  Wanjohi Kabukuru – “Merchants of Peril: Deadly Pesticides Pose Death, Pollution for EA.” They are hazardous, portend grim and fatal implications and adversely affect all living things. And East Africa is still stocking them… Click here to read

    Deadly Pesticides Pose Death, Pollution for East Africa

    “Merchants of Peril: Deadly Pesticides Post Death, Pollution for EA,” by Wanjohi Kabukuru. They are hazardous, portend grim and fatal implications and adversely affect all living things. And East Africa is still stocking them.  Click here to read.   

    

    Cambodia’s Curse: The Modern History of a Troubled Land

    Joel Brinkley’s investigative reporting in modern Cambodia  found “willful mismanagement” of the country.

    In 1992, Cambodia became a United Nations protectorate – the first and only time the UN tried something so ambitious. What did the new, democratically-elected government do with this unprecedented gift? Brinkley found a people in the grip of a venal government that refuses to provide even the most basic services without a bribe.  He learned that nearly half of the Cambodians who lived through the Khmer Rouge era suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other debilitating mental illnesses. These afflictions have darkened the entire nation’s personality. Brinkley uncovered a malnourished populace that still lives as Cambodians did 1,000 years ago, while government officials divert unimaginable sums into their own pockets. These ministers are the only overweight people in a nation where the hungry waste away.


    Cambodia’s Curse

    2011 Joel Brinkley – In 1992, Cambodia became a United Nations protectorate – the first and only time the UN tried something so ambitious. What did the new, democratically-elected government do with this unprecedented gift? Brinkley found a people in the grip of a venal government that refuses to provide even the most basic services without a bribe.  He learned that nearly half of the Cambodians who lived through the Khmer Rouge era suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other debilitating mental illnesses. These afflictions have darkened the entire nation’s personality. Brinkley uncovered a malnourished populace that still lives as Cambodians did 1,000 years ago, while government officials divert unimaginable sums into their own pockets. These ministers are the only overweight people in a nation where the hungry waste away.

    The Other Rosenbergs

    Moment Magazine – “They Had The Wrong Name At the Wrong Place At The Wrong Time,” an investigation by Moment’s editor and publisher, Nadine Epstein, into discrimination against Jews who worked for the U.S. Army Corps at Fort Monmouth, NJ in the wake of Julius Rosenberg’s arrest.

    The Other Rosenbergs

    The Other Rosenbergs 2011 Moment Magazine – “They Had The Wrong Name At the Wrong Place At The Wrong Time,” an investigation by Moment’s editor and publisher, Nadine Epstein, into discrimination against Jews who worked for the U.S. Army Corps at Fort Monmouth, NJ in the wake of Julius Rosenberg’s arrest.

    National Magazine Award Finalist

    A Story from Burma's Never-Ending War Mother Jones writer Mac McClelland has been nominated for the prestigious National Magazine Award for her article on refugees from Burma, “For Us Surrender is Out of the Question,” reported with financial support from the Fund for Investigative Journalism. She is a nominee in the Feature Writing category, which honors original, stylish storytelling.