The African Investigative Publishing Collective is an association of veteran investigative journalists who have dedicated their working -and often also private- lives to the exposure of wrongs in their societies. It is inspired by a commitment to dig deeper, unearth injustice and uncover truths in the public interest, that is, in the service of democracy, transparency and development.
Besides a commitment to justice struggles in African countries, the collective also assumes a duty with regard to justice struggles internationally and globally. The AIPC’s first and foremost objective is to place African investigative stories on the international agenda. This is for two reasons: firstly, because it can only benefit our continent if international role players receive more in-depth information about our countries and struggles; secondly, because our own leaders, dependent as they are on international support, care more when their deeds are exposed internationally. Consequently, informing international narratives will likely have an impact on social change in our own societies.
We declare ourselves ready to engage on our stories with fellow African and international colleagues; with aspiring ‘associates’ who can call on us for mentoring; with ‘foreign’ media and the public anywhere.