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samedi, 18 mai 2024

About us

The Museba Project is proud to know that its work is recognized by peers around the world.  Since our launch in 2020, we have produced award-winning collaborative and individual reports and investigations, including:

2024: Two SABEW awards for excellence in business journalism

The Museba project and The Examination, a US-based online newspaper, have won two awards from the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) for excellence in business journalism. The award-winning collaborative work, published in 2023,  that reveals how the recycling of lead batteries by Indian companies is destroying the health of local populations in Cameroon and Congo Brazzaville.

The Museba Project and The Examination won first prize in the « Health » category and then first prize in the « Investigation » category.

2023: AJEA Prize in Kenya for the best digital report on health

The Museba Project conducted a collaborative investigation with Talk Africa, a Kenyan-based publication, which revealed that pesticides banned from sale in the European Union are causing cancer in Kenya and Cameroon.

This investigation was awarded second prize for best digital health reporting by The Annual Journalism Excellence Awards (AJEA) in Kenya, which recognises the courage and determination of journalists.

2021: Norbert Zongo Prize for Investigative Journalism

2020 : Fetisov journalism award, first prize, Contribution to Civil Rights

 

The Museba Project is an online publication operated by MUSEBA Journalism Project,  a non profit media organization dedicated to watchdog journalism in Central Africa and the Great Lakes region.

We want to make the practices of corruption, organised crime, illicit finance and human rights violations from our region heard far and wide. That’s why we call ourselves MUSEBA, which means trumpet in one of Cameroon’s coastal languages.

We have been in existence since the end of 2019.

MISSION

We not only use the tools of fearless journalism to expose wrongdoing in the public and private sector.  We train a new generation in adversarial journalism. We push for change.

PEOPLE

MUSEBA uses a collaborative approach with a dozen journalists from the region under the guidance of leaders.

Christian LOCKA, co-founder, is a Cameroonian investigative journalist who has been exposing wrongdoing for 16 years. His work, both local and cross-border, has appeared in leading publications such as 100 Reporters, USA Today, The Washington Times, The Mail and Guardian, Global Post, etc. The 2016 Fellow of the Washington-based Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) was in 2015 the first-ever African winner in the history of the Freelance award of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE). He is also the laureate of several other accolades including the fetisov journalism award,  Norbert Zongo prize, the African Award for Excellence in the Media, and the Swiss Foundation for Excellence in Journalism Award. Co-Founder  and managing director of  Museba Journalism Project,  he is a member of several groups of investigative journalists.

Erick NGABA, CAR coordinator . Eric is the promoter of Ndjoni Sango, a website that publishes general information on the Central African Republic. He was trained by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. He is the author of several investigations, including one on the financing of Central African rebels.

Gael MPOYO, DRC coordinator . Gael is a congolese TV producer, editor and correspondent for several news agencies, including Africanews for several years now. In 2018, he was forced into exile to flee reprisals after broadcasting a documentary on land grabbing in South Kivu province by the family of former president Joseph Désiré Kabila.