The Board of Directors of the Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) has awarded $67,810 for eight grants to nine investigative journalists in its most recent round of funding. The grants will help investigative reporters cover the costs of reporting work, such as travel, document fees, and other out-of-pocket expenses. The grant recipients are: Sylvia Varnham O’Regan & Maddy Crowell, New ...

Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) in 2003 to “prevent, detect, and respond to” sexual abuse in American prisons. Yet at least 11 lawsuits alleging criminal sexual abuse of inmates have been filed against former employees of New Jersey’s Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women since 2015. So, when PREA auditors examined the prison in 2014 and 2016, ...

With gratitude for their moral and financial support, the board and staff of the Fund for Investigative Journalism would like to acknowledge the many individuals and organizations that have sustained the work of independent investigative reporters throughout the year. Major Supporters: The Jonathan Logan Family Foundation The Reva and David Logan Foundation The Weissman Family Foundation The Ford Foundation The ...

Kickback, a new book by FIJ grant recipient David Montero, traces the ways that international corporate bribery foments poverty, violence, and environmental disaster around the world. The book notes a litany of foreign and domestic companies accused of bribery and kickbacks, both historically and today, from the British East India Company to the international conglomerate Siemens. One chapter explains how ...