The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has expanded its global membership with the appointment of new journalist members in countries as diverse as Nepal, Tunisia and Panama.
The ICIJ’s network committee, which assesses potential members, announced today that it had approved an additional 18 journalists, taking total consortium membership to 249 journalists in more than 90 countries.
The committee’s chairperson, Minna Knus-Galan, said countries such as Panama, Tunisia, Ghana, Senegal and Nepal, which previously were unrepresented in the ICIJ’s membership, now would have journalists who join a global network of reporters and media organizations to collaborate on important investigative projects.
“The network committee works hard to select credible professional journalists in places that until now may have missed out on the opportunity to become part of the ICIJ network. On behalf of the committee, I’d like to welcome the new members and look forward to working with them.’’
The new members are:
Jacob Borg, Malta is a reporter with the Times of Malta. Read his full bio.
Momar Dieng, Senegal, is the director of the daily newspaper Tribune, the founder and director of the online website Impact.sn, and a founding member of the Norbert Zongo Cell for Investigative Journalists (Cenozo). Read his full bio. Follow him on Twitter.
Kunda Dixit, Nepal is co-publisher at Himalmedia and chief editor of the weekly newspaper Nepali Times. Read his full bio.
Emmanuel K. Dogbevi, Ghana, has been practicing journalism for almost three decades, setting up the investigative site Ghana Business News, and establishing the nonprofit organization NewsBridge Africa. Read his full bio.
Octavio Enríquez, Nicaragua, is a journalist and one of the editors of La Prensa. Read his full bio.
Jet Schouten, The Netherlands, works as an investigative journalist for the Dutch Public Broadcasting Company AVROTROS. Read her full bio.
Michiko Yoshida, Japan, is a journalist with the Asahi Shimbun. Read her full bio.