The ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellows create a culture of news innovation and experimentation worldwide to deepen coverage, expand news delivery and engage citizens in the editorial process. Through that work, they launch web and mobile tools that transform journalism in their regions and spark new opportunities globally.

Below, we've curated a list of ICFJ Knight investigative tools and projects that we think would offer great possibilities for journalists and technologists at the 2016 Investigative Reporters & Editors Conference. If you adopt any of these tools or lead any new projects inspired by them, tweet at us via @ICFJKnight.

Connect with ICFJ Knight and representatives from its partner organizations, the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) and Code for Africa, at the 2016 IRE Conference. ICFJ Knight Fellow Jorge Luis Sierra, Code for Africa technologist David Lemayian, ANCIR Managing Editor Amanda Strydom and ICFJ staff Sharon Moshavi, Samantha Berkhead and Sara Olstad will be there.

Catch up with Sierra on his panel Security: Bulletproofing the digital newsroom; and Lemayian and Strydom on both Working with African newsrooms: From collaboration to coding and Networking: Getting plugged into journalism around the world.

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Fellow (Strategist)
Project Champion
Managing Editor
Developed By
African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR)Justin ArensteinChris RoperAmanda StrydomNetwork of African newsrooms that collaborates on cross-border investigative reporting projects.
afriLEAKSJustin ArensteinCatherine GicheruFriedrich LindenbergAfrican Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR)Code for AfricaTool that connects whistleblowers with investigative journalists across Africa.
AlephFriedrich LindenbergAfrican Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR)Search large datasets for names of people and companies.
Digital Security Toolkit for Journalists and BloggersJorge Luis SierraTools to protect journalists from online attacks and to help keep their information secure.
GranoFriedrich LindenbergCode for AfricaTool for mapping networks of political and economic influence.
Investigative DashboardPaul RaduJustin ArensteinOCCRPInvestigative journalism platform that brings together data search, visualizations and researcher expertise.
NarcoDataMariano BlejmanMiguel PazPoderopediaAnimal PolíticoData and visualizations showing the evolution of drug cartels in Mexico.
Push Mobile AppChris GuessICFJAndroid and iOS app for news organizations that don’t have the time, money or resources to build their own custom news apps.
SalamaJorge Luis SierraPeaceTech LabSpaceshipLabsSecurity risk assessment web app for journalists and bloggers.
sourceAFRICAJustin ArensteinDavid LemayianAfrican Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR)Code for AfricaAfrican continent's largest repository of documentary evidence from investigative journalists and civic watchdogs.

The Knight International Journalism Fellowships  program is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Fellows build on past successes in the Knight program, which has a strong record of achieving impact. They work in countries where there is a good opportunity to create the news media of the future.

With additional support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Knight Fellows are empowering journalists in sub-Saharan Africa to use the latest digital tools to tell compelling stories on health and development issues.

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