The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Francophone Africa

01 Apr 2022 - 31 Mar 2023
01 Apr 2024 - 30 Sept 2025

Alexandre Brutelle

Alexandre Brutelle is an investigative journalist, director, and co-founder of the Environmental Investigative Forum which is an investigative consortium of journalists and experts on the environment and climate change around the world.

Birame Faye

Birame Faye is currently the regional media coordinator at the Panos West Africa Institute (IPAO), a regional media development NGO. As an investigative journalist, he trains and mentors journalists in several West African Countries, developing many tools and resources on journalism.

Dr Moustapha Sène

Dr Moustapha Sène is a Senegalese senior journalist and socio-anthropologist with extensive training in ecological and sustainable development issues. He is a founding member and honorary president of an Environment and Press Research Group (GREP), a joint international network of experts and experienced journalists.

Jacques Ngor Sarr

Jacques Ngor Sarr is a Senegalese experienced investigative journalist and trainer/consultant in journalism. He has carried out several national and international investigations on corruption, illicit financial flows, migration and environmental issues as a reporter for various local media.

Jonathan Stoneman

Jonathan Stoneman is a freelance trainer specialising in data journalism. He has been working with data since 2010. Before that he worked at the BBC – as a reporter, producer, editor of output in Macedonian and Croatian, and finally as head of training at BBC World Service.

Madeleine Ngeunga

Madeleine Ngeunga is a Cameroonian data journalist specialising in environment and human rights. Currently a fellow at the Pulitzer Center's Rainforest Investigation Network and editor of InfoCongo, Madeleine combines fieldwork and satellite data analysis to produce in-depth articles.

Marie-Louise Mamgue

Marie-Louise Mamgue is a Cameroonian award-winning investigative journalist. Fellow of several training programs from previous years, she has built her own skills in development journalism, investigative journalism, fact-checking, and data journalism.

Maxime Koami Domegni

Based in Dakar Senegal, Maxime is the Francophone Africa Editor for the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN). He is a journalist with years of experience in investigative journalism. Maxime has worked in, and collaborated with, a number of different media organisations, including the CIJ’s Francophone Africa Investigative Practice programme held in February 2022.


Paul-Joël Kamtchang is a Cameroonian data journalist, data hunter, and datactivist. He is the Executive Secretary of ADISI-Cameroon, a civil society organisation based in the Cameroonian economic capital Douala, working on issues of access to information, open data, data journalism, freedom of expression and digital rights.