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.