The Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) is a charity that champions critical, in-depth reporting and the defence of the public interest. It came into being in 2003 to address a deepening crisis in investigative reporting.

The primary mission of the CIJ is to provide a centre of excellence in the training of professional journalists, to ensure that high professional standards in investigative reporting are raised and maintained.

To achieve this, we provide a source of practical expertise, a forum for debate and discussion, and in-depth research and resources for journalists, researchers, non-governmental organisations, graduate students and others interested in public integrity and the defence of the public interest.

The CIJ offers particular assistance to those working in difficult environments where freedom of the press is under threat and where reporting can be a dangerous occupation.

The key events in the CIJ calendar are the annual Summer School and Film Week, both held at City University London.