“The Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative is an act of faith that epitomises what great journalism is all about: to shine a light in dark places, speak truth to power and unearth stories that regimes throughout the world would keep buried. The Initiative goes about this by sending talented young people to remote places to do difficult and sometimes dangerous work. The payoff is not just in presenting stories that Moment’s readers need to know but in helping train a new generation of enterprising and committed journalists to ensure that this important mission continues.” – Glenn Frankel
Types of assistance offered by the organisation:
Each cycle, Moment—with the help of an advisory board of journalists—selects one DPIJI Fellow, who receives $5,000 ($2,500 upfront and $2,500 upon publication) to produce a story. Fellows work closely with Moment editors and selected mentors to publish their completed project in Moment as well as partner media outlets.