Acting in the public interest, the Caribbean Investigative Journalism Network is the region’s premier journalism organisation devoted to holding governments, corporations and other institutions accountable.
Founded in 2018, CIJN produces groundbreaking storytelling about issues of ultimate importance to the Caribbean, including climate change, human trafficking, transnational drug networks and government corruption—and more.
CIJN, through its parent entity, Media Institute of the Caribbean, has developed a reputation for being the trusted journalism organization devoted to training journalists across the region in how to report and write hard hitting investigations in their home countries.
Our journalism network is renowned for innovation, producing engaging stories for multiple platforms— including podcasts, documentaries, digital, audio and long form print publications. Our affiliated journalists are directed by an award-winning team of senior news executives who have worked across the globe.
CIJN subscribes to the highest standards of editorial independence and belongs to global groups which drive distribution of our work. These groups include The Global Investigative Journalism Network, International Press Institute and Investigative Reporters and Editors, among others.
Our work is supported through donations from individuals, regional foundations and international agencies. CIJN maintains full authority over all editorial content.
CIJN Editorial Team
Jim Clancy brings the experience of more than three decades covering the world to every project he engages. His illustrious career includes award-winning reporting on the events that have shaped modern history. In his 34 years with CNN, Clancy took viewers to places all over the world from Johannesburg to Shanghai and Beirut to Seoul. Today, he engages journalism students, moderates debates and speaks to the challenges facing today’s reporters. From 1982 to 1996, Clancy was a CNN international correspondent. During this time, he won with the George Polk Award for his reporting on the genocide in Rwanda, the Alfred I. duPont Award for coverage of the war in Bosnia and an Emmy Award for reporting on the famine and international intervention in Somalia. In 2012, he won a national Emmy Award for his anchoring of the resignation of Pres. Hosni Mubarak of Egypt. Follow Jim on Twitter: @ClancyReports
Wesley Gibbings is an award-winning Trinidadian journalist, media trainer and press freedom campaigner. He is founding President of the Association of Caribbean MediaWorkers (ACM), former President of the Media Institute of the Caribbean (MIC), Member of the Steering Committee of the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD), and is a current Council Member of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX). His work on Caribbean media development and journalism has been published in several books, instruction manuals and journals. In 2017, he was presented with the Percy Qoboza International Journalist Award by the US National Association of Black Journalists for his work in the area of press freedom. Gibbings is also a published poet with five collections to his name.
Davan Maharaj (2019-2020)
Fellow at the Shorenstein Center of Harvard’s Kennedy School. As former editor-in-chief and publisher of the Los Angeles Times Media Group, Davan Maharaj oversaw the largest daily news gathering organization in the West. It included the flagship Los Angeles Times, the nation’s fifth-largest newspaper; latimes.com, the nation’s second-largest newspaper website; Times Community News, which consists of six suburban daily and weekly newspapers and websites; and the Spanish-language Hoy and Fin de Semananewspapers and websites. The Times was responsible for providing the foreign, national and Washington, D.C., reports for seven other newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, and their websites. Maharaj, a 28-year veteran of The Times, was named editor in December 2011. He had been managing editor since May 2008, with oversight of the news departments. He was responsible for shaping coverage, deploying people and overseeing personnel decisions with the editor. During his tenure as editor-in-chief and managing editor, the newspaper won numerous awards, including five Pulitzer Prizes. Maharaj has worked as a reporter for The Times in Orange County, Los Angeles and East Africa. His six-part series, “Living on Pennies,” won the 2005 Ernie Pyle Award for Human Interest Writing and inspired readers to donate tens of thousands of dollars to aid agencies working in Africa. Closer to home, Maharaj’s investigative report about a Leisure World attorney who inherited millions of dollars in stock, land and other “gifts” from his clients led to changes in California probate law. Maharaj has been an assistant foreign editor and, in Business, served as a deputy editor before assuming leadership of the department last year. During Maharaj’s tenure, the Business section revamped its coverage to give greater emphasis to consumer issues. It also redesigned its Sunday section to focus on personal finances. A native of Trinidad, Maharaj holds a political science degree from the University of Tennessee and a master’s degree in law from Yale University.
Freeman Rogers is the editor of The BVI Beacon, a newspaper in the British Virgin Islands known for its investigative reporting on the BVI and the wider Caribbean. Besides CIJN, he has worked with the Puerto Rico Center for Investigative Journalism, contributing to award-winning cross-border investigations on topics including climate change, hurricanes, education and Covid-19. His work has appeared in English, Spanish and French in newspapers and other publications across the region. He has also reported on the Caribbean for The New York Times, the Associated Press and other outlets.
Aurora Herrera is an experienced journalist, writer, documentary-filmmaker and producer best known for fronting Showcase Environment, an environmental program which aired throughout the Caribbean, U.S., Canada and London. She has also worked as a producer on an award-winning feature length film as well as several shorts and recently won a commission from One World Media to produce a documentary on the impact of the Venezuelan refugee crisis on neighbouring Trinidad. She is currently reading for her doctorate in journalism at City, University of London.
Nazima Raghubir is a journalist and media professional who has spent all of her adult life in local and regional media. Nazima started her career in the media profession at Guyana televisions ‘Prime News’ at the age of 17. During her career she has undertaken the roles of Reporter, Anchor and Managing and Acting Editor. Nazima is currently a Senior Reporter and Anchor with Prime News. Since 2015 Nazima has taken on the roles of Communications and Public Relations Consultant and Project Management Consultant. She has led several major projects including the development of public awareness publications for the Parliament of Guyana. From 2015 to 2017 Nazima was Editor of ‘Insight’, a current affairs print and online publication magazine. She was elected as President of the Caribbean’s 2nd oldest media body, the Guyana Press Association (GPA) in 2018 and is the first woman elected to head this 74 year old association. As President of the GPA, she is responsible for ensuring the freedom of information and freedom of press are upheld through legislative process and has been working to ensure the rights of the media /press are recognised and respected.