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In keeping with its commitment to mainstream new trends in journalism and accelerate continued adoption, Ripples Centre for Data and Investigative Journalism (RCDIJ) has expanded its capacity development reach for African journalists through the introduction of Geo-Journalism training.

This year, our dedicated platform for this important endeavour —RCDIJ Data Journalism Masterclass— will be focusing on Geo-Journalism, helping to guide African journalists into this relatively new area of journalism, especially in many parts of the continent, towards a more far-reaching and impactful journalism practice.

Our goal is to empower journalists to effectively report on the environment, with special focus on climate change and the place of strategic infrastructure intervention. Beneficiaries of our training will learn how to integrate data collection, analysis, visualization and reporting for a holistic coverage of the environment.

We believe empowering journalists to provide this service will help in the great cause of reversing the effects of climate change and boosting environmental sustainability.

Our esteemed partners for this masterclass include: Code for Africa, BudgIT, Tracka, The Journalism Clinic, JET Motor Company and Ripples Nigeria.

    RCDIJ Leaks

    This is our online whistleblowing platform for users to share sensitive information and documents with RCDIJ.

    The goal is to offer confidentiality for anyone who knows of potential or executed illicit transactions, frauds, scams, corruption, environmental disasters, rights violations etc., and wants to make them public but are scared of likely detrimental repercussions.

    Here is a guide to leaking us information:

    By post

    It might seem old-fashioned, but posting documents is the safest way to get information to us anonymously. Don’t write your name or any return address on the envelope, and ideally don’t post the documents from your home, workplace or anywhere near those locations.

    By phone

    You can contact RCDIJ on +234 809 049 1377 and ask to speak to our representative Chidi Chinedu

    By email

    You can send an email to or to an individual staff member. Bear in mind that normal emails can be traced and hacked, even if you set up a new account using a fake name.