Supporting investigative journalism to combat corruption

The South Asian Inquirer Awards are part of a programme to support South Asian journalists in exposing fraud and corruption. Since 2013, investigative journalists from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives have been recognised for their work in highlighting corruption and financial mismanagement often in testing circumstances. With the competition accompanied by training sessions on how to cover transparency and public finance, reporters get a firmer grip on how to deal with corruption issues in a balanced way.

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Sri Lanka; Maldives


Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Project duration

Three years

Project start date



Sri Lanka College of Journalism, Sri Lanka Press Institute


Investigative journalism; Sri Lanka; Maldives; Bangladesh;

We are pleased to support the awards; freedom of expression is the freedom on which every other freedom is based

Laura Davies, Britain’s Deputy High Commissioner for Sri Lanka and Maldives

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