Eburnie Today is a newsroom founded in 2016 in Côte d’Ivoire, Ivory Coast to promote innovation in journalism and new ideas to engage the public.

Eburnie Today is looking for a strong business model in order to have enough financial and human resources to reach its main goal which is to be the best fact-checking media in Côte d’Ivoire.

Our media project is based on the commitment of 6 volunteer journalists working together since 2016 to build an independent media house free from any political and economic influence.

Every journalist of the project works on covering issues by national media such as health, environment (land grabs, green energy, conservation) and community-based social and economic problems.

Self-tailored training programmes during these last years on investigative journalism, fact-checking and data journalism help us build our editorial project. In addition, Eburnie Today took part in different initiatives in order to improve our ability to deal with key topics like gender issues (Panos Institute West Africa-PIWA), media management and fact-checking (CFI-French media development agency) and investigative journalism (Norbert Zongo Cell for Investigative Journalism in West Africa-CENEZO). This background and training will help us to achieve our goal: be the best fact-checking media in Côte d’Ivoire.

We hope Jamlab Accelerator Programme will give us tips to build a strong business model to support the editorial project we built over these 5 years.

The JamLab Accelerator is a six-month hothouse programme for journalism and media innovators. It is based at Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct in the heart of Johannesburg.

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