What’s New

2013 Summer Internship Program

The PCIJ is now accepting applications for its 2013 Summer Internship Program.

The program is open to Filipino college students. Mass Communication, Communication Arts, Social Sciences, and Economics majors are welcome to apply. PCIJ interns should be able to commit to a minimum of 200 hours for the summer.

Applications will be accepted until first week of April. The Program will commence 3rd week of April.

Two new books,
media killings DVDs

The PCIJ recently produced two new books and a two-volume documentaies on media killngs in the Philippines, with support from its donors and partners.

The first book, The Philippines 2011-Asian Media Barmeter, was published by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. PCIJ Executive Director Malou Mangahas served as rapporteur and PCIJ Research Director Karol Anne Ilagan as researcher of the report on the state of media, freedom of expressions, and professional standards and practices in the Philippines.

PCIJ, Pera at Pulitika launch
2 books on money politics

The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), together with its partners in the Pera at Pulitika (PAP) 2010 Consortium, has launched a two-book volume on the campaign spending of candidates for president, how some journalists cut and cornered favors from some candidates, and the receipted and non-receipted media expenses that the candidates incurred in the May 2010 elections.

PCIJ’s Ed Lingao wins
Marshall Mcluhan award

Veteran journalist Ed Lingao, Multimedia Director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) won the 2010 Marshall Mcluhan Fellowship award from the Embassy of Canada, for his outstanding reportage on human rights, governance and election reforms, as well as for breaking new ground in the practice of multimedia journalism.

PCIJ bags another int’l award
from Google and Global Voices

Just weeks after winning the Kate Webb Award from the Agence France-Presse (AFP), the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism won yet another international award for its reporting.

The Breaking Borders award is a new prize to honor outstanding web projects that “demonstrate courage, energy and resourcefulness in using the internet to promote freedom of expression,” according to the official Breaking Borders website. The award was created by Google and Global Voices, with the support of the Thomson Reuters news agency.

PCIJ wins AFP’s Kate Webb Award for exemplary journalism

The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) has been awarded the Agence France-Presse’s Kate Webb Award for exceptional journalism work in difficult or dangerous circumstances.

This is the second institutional award the PCIJ received in just two weeks. Just last December 2, the Asia Journalist Association (AJA), an organization of journalists from over 20 countries throughout Asia, presented the AJA award for Press Freedom to the PCIJ during its 5th General Assembly in Seoul, South Korea.

Our ‘Baby’ is Now 20!

Twenty years ago, we set up the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism in a small office borrowed from friends. All we had were a second-hand electric typewriter, a battered DOS-based computer, and desks and chairs bought from a thrift shop. We didn’t even have a telephone or a fax machine. We had no salaries either – that came later.

In 1989, we were young and foolish. We didn’t know how long we would last or whether we would succeed. Twenty years later I can say that we lasted and that we succeeded in many of our efforts.

PCIJ, Vera Files win top honors in JVO awards

INVESTIGATIVE reports on governance and corruption won major prizes in the 20th Jaime V. Ongpin Awards for Excellence in Journalism (JVOAEJ) held today at the Asian Institute of Management in Makati.

PCIJ fellow Roel Landingin’s three-part series on official development assistance (ODA) published on February 11-14, 2008 in the The Philippine Star, Malaya, Manila Times and Sun.Star Cebu, was named best in investigative and explanatory reporting.