Money Trail Training in Financial Investigations and Digital Safety 2019 for African Journalists (Fully-funded to Abuja, Nigeria)

Money Trail Training in Financial Investigations and Digital Safety 2019 for African Journalists (Fully-funded to Abuja, Nigeria)

Deadline: April 10, 2019

Applications are open for the Money Trail Training in Financial Investigations and Digital Safety 2019. As part of the Money Trail project, Finance Uncovered and Free Press Unlimited, offer six training courses focused on how to investigate tax abuse, money laundering and corruption plus digital safety.

This call is for investigative journalists based in Africa who are interested in following the money. Money Trail is delighted to invite applications from journalists, campaigners and academics based in Africa who would like to attend the five-day financial investigative journalism and digital security training course in Abuja. The dates for the Abuja training will be: Monday 1 July 2019 – Friday 5 July 2019.


Over three days, you will be shown how to investigate corporate accounts, offshore activity and corporate corruption. They will show you where to find documents, how to analyse them and other practical tools to help uncover financial secrecy. They will also demonstrate how you can secure those involved in your investigation by improving your risk assessment and security skills.

A combination of hands-on training and guidance from senior practitioners will give you the basis to investigate financial corruption as well as offering the opportunity to network with other journalists and activists. The course aims to help participants understand:

  • the building blocks of the offshore world
  • how to access and interpret company accounts
  • where to access other company information
  • the methodology behind the ground-breaking tax avoidance investigations by the journalists who conducted them
  • how to investigate and report corruption stories
  • how to track the international policy agenda relating to illicit financial flows
  • how to keep your research safe

Bursaries Available

  • Bursaries are available for working journalists and activists who are based in Africa. Bursaries cover visa fees, travel and accommodation;
  • Due to the limited number of bursaries, journalist applicants will be selected on their track record in investigative journalism. Activists will have to demonstrate some economic justice research and campaign experience. As we tend to be over-subscribed some candidates may be placed on a waiting list for a subsequent course either in London this November or in Abuja next year.


  • Open to journalists, campaigners and academics based in Africa


To apply, fill in this online application form. Please do not copy and paste entire articles into the form. Where possible, please provide links or a few lines summary of the article plus date of publication.

For more information, visit Money Trail Training.