The Fund for Investigative Journalism

Supporting investigative reporting projects around the world

  • Next Deadline: Feb. 5, 2018 (11:59 pm Eastern)

  • CHARLES BANDA

    2001 CHARLES BANDA — Investigated deplorable prison conditions in southern Malawi in eighteen articles published in the newspaper African Witness. The stories detailed widespread cases of disease, malnutrition, extreme over-crowding, rape and murder. In August the president of Malawi released 880 prisoners in an effort to relieve conditions. Banda has received the second half of his grant but is continuing to investigate prison conditions in northern Malawi.

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