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Latin America

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

The CIJ collaborated with 3 partners in the Latin America region (excluding Brazil) who were responsible for coordinating and delivering activities including training of participants during the Year 1 period of the project. They are Fundación Connectas, Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS) and Fundación Gabo.

During the next iteration of OCRI running till September 2025, the CIJ will again collaborate with a partner in the region and will include Brazil who will be responsible for coordinating activities that includes the delivery of a the new Climate Investigations Course (CIC) developed by the CIJ and tailored to the context of the region.

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For inquiries or opportunities, contact the Project Manager, Adeolu Adekola at adeolu@tcij.org.

Announcements

Published: 30 Apr 2024

Climate Investigations Course to be delivered in four regions for OCRI Year Three

Following a successful pilot in Nepal and six regions covered in Year 1 and 2, the Open Climate Reporting Initiative (OCRI) will in its next run cover four regions namely Latin America, Anglophone Africa, Francophone Africa, and South Asia till September 2025.
Published: 05 Apr 2024

What reporting climate change really means: Reflections from the Open Climate Reporting Initiative after two years, six regions and 53 countries

 From April 2022 after months of scoping and ground work, the Open Climate Reporting Initiative (OCRI) of the Centre for Investigative Journalism, London (CIJ) took off with a pilot programme in Nepal.
Published: 18 Dec 2023

2023 OCRI Highlights: Facilitating Real World Actions!

2023 has been a rollercoaster year for the Open Climate Reporting Initiative (OCRI) at the CIJ! We built on a successful Year One (April 2022 – March 2023) and moved into 3 new regions for Year Two that runs till March 2024.
Published: 31 Mar 2023

OCRI Year two kicks off as impactful Year one ends

The last twelve months of implementing the Open Climate Reporting Initiative (OCRI) of the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) has been an impactful one and has provided the springboard to achieve more as we go into working in three new regions of the world namely Brazil & Lusophone Africa, South Asia and the Middle East & North Africa (MENA).
Published: 16 Feb 2023

Adeolu Adekola speaks to BBC World Service on OCRI and Nigerian elections

CIJ OCRI Project Manager Adeolu Adekola took part in the BBC World Service Weekend programme on 5 February, discussing among other things the CIJ OCRI Programme and elections in Nigeria. You can hear the discussions below.
Published: 22 Dec 2022

OCRI-IPYS Grants for the Best Proposals of an Investigation on Climate Change

Two of the 10 journalists who joined the Advanced Course on Investigative Journalism (CAPI in Spanish) at COLPIN 2022, prepared by IPYS as part of OCRI and focusing on different aspects of covering Climate Change, were awarded with a 1,000 USD grant each to pursue the proposals they discussed during the course.
Published: 17 Nov 2022

Up to 50 Journalists Receive OCRI Training During COLPIN 2022

As part of the OCRI programme, at least 50 journalists received training during the Conferencia Latinoamericana de Periodismo de Investigación (COLPIN) 2022. The conference which is one of the most prestigious conferences on investigative journalism in the region was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, between 9-12 November.
Published: 12 Sep 2022

Workshop on Reporting Climate Change Takes Place in Mexico City

From 31 August to 2 September 2022, 13 reporters and editors who cover environmental and/or climate change issues in Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America participated in a 3-day training workshop organised by Fundación Gabo.
Published: 09 Sep 2022

CONNECTAS concludes online workshop on how to investigate and tell climate change stories

The 3-day online workshop on how to investigate and tell stories about Climate Change ran from 6-8 September 2022, with more than 70 participants from 15 countries in Latin America on the first day alone.
Published: 16 Aug 2022

Apply now: Free training on how to investigate and tell stories about Climate Change by CONNECTAS

As part of the Open Climate Reporting Initiative (OCRI) activities, one of CIJ's partners, CONNECTAS, is carrying out a free online workshop on how to investigate and tell stories about Climate Change.
Published: 16 Aug 2022

Participants from 11 countries for workshop on Climate Change Investigative Journalism announced

One of CIJ’s LATAM partners on the Open Climate Reporting Initiative (OCRI), Fundación Gabo, has announced the 14 journalists participating in the three-day workshop on ‘Investigative Journalism on Climate Change’, taking place from 31 August to 2 September 2022, in Mexico City.
Published: 22 Jul 2022

Second webinar on Investigative Journalism about Climate Change takes place

The second webinar, organised by the Centre for Investigative Journalism and Fundacion Gabo as part of the Open Climate Reporting Initiative (OCRI), took place on Thursday 21 July, on ‘Digital Tools for Investigations on Climate Change’.
Published: 19 Jul 2022

First of two webinars on Investigative Journalism about Climate Change takes place

The first of two open Webinars, organised by the Centre for Investigative Journalism and Fundacion Gabo as part of the Open Climate Reporting Initiative (OCRI), took place this Tuesday 19 July, on ‘Planning an Investigation on Climate Change’.
Published: 11 Jul 2022

IPYS and CIJ partner to train up to 30 journalists in LATAM

The CIJ and Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS) have teamed up to deliver training on climate change reporting for up to 30 journalists in Latin America (except Brazil). There will be two types of training: First, we are planning to convene, develop and support a new edition of IPYS' Advanced Course on Investigative Journalism (CAPI 2022), now focused on environmental reporting.
Published: 11 Jul 2022

Investigative journalism on climate change workshop in Mexico City

As part of the Open Climate Reporting Initiative (OCRI) activities implemented by Fundación Gabo, 14 reporters and/or editors who cover environmental and/or climate change issues in any Spanish-speaking country in Latin America will be selected from applications received to be part of the 3-day training.
Published: 01 Jul 2022

Masterclass webinars on climate change with Fundación Gabo: Dates Announced

The CIJ and Fundación Gabo have opened call for applications and preparations for interested investigative journalists towards 2 masterclass webinars planned to teach good practices, techniques and key tools to investigate climate issues.
Published: 08 Jun 2022

Latin America Partners to improve journalism tools and methodologies for investigating climate change issues

Fundación Gabo and Fundación Connectas are partnering with the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) in strengthening the capacities of journalists in Latin America under its Open Climate Reporting Initiative (OCRI).

Partners