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The quality of journalist reporting in Malawi related to public contracting in the extractive industry is not in-depth and based on inadequate evidence. There are even allegations of collusion between journalists, media houses, private sector and government to undermine the quality and quantity of reporting on public contracting malpractices in the extractive industry. CIJM will train and mentor journalists with investigative skills on open contracting in the extractive industry in Malawi, to increase their capacity and quality of reporting. In addition, CIJM will facilitate and broker relations between government, journalists, private sector and communities on open contracting in the extractive industry in the districts of Dedza, Dowa, Kasungu, Lilongwe, Mulanje, Mzimba, Nsanje, Phalombe and Salima. The project will promote quality and ethical behaviour by journalists and media houses by means of national and international awards.

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