The Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR) is a professional association of investigative journalists in Africa. Its mission is to enhance, deepen and build investigative journalism as a profession throughout the continent.
FAIR was established in May 2003 on the basis of the awareness that, firstly, investigative journalists have a vital role to play to enhance the African public’s right to information about all matters of social development and social justice; and, secondly, that African investigative journalists at present face many obstacles, ranging from lack of encouragement and low pay to life-threatening situations.
FAIR was established to help investigative journalists support each other in overcoming these obstacles. FAIR works to achieve its goals through:
- professional support for African investigative journalists;
- provision of resources and networking services for African investigative journalists;
- facilitating cross-border partnerships in investigative stories throughout Africa;
- facilitating access to information on Africa archived internationally, as well as internationally based colleagues
- initiatives to support aspiring African investigative journalists through training and placement
- support for, and promotion of, methods of best practice in African investigative journalism
FAIR is a Public Benefit Organisation registered in South Africa [PBO: 930016519] with offices at 4th floor Mentone Centre, 1 Park Road, Richmond, Auckland Park, 2092.