Transparency, storytelling, redress & accountability

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Viewfinder is a new accountability journalism project in South Africa. We do long term investigations into abuses of power which impact on the public interest – specifically as it relates to the need for equality and redress – in post-apartheid South African society. 

Through narrative journalism, documentary filmmaking and inter-newsroom collaborations we make complex findings accessible to audiences across the spectrum of South African news media consumers. We provide our audiences with the knowledge they need to demand accountability from large institutions on the specific abuses of power that we expose. 

Viewfinder is split between a donor funded, non-profit entity (a project under the Community Media Trust); and, a private company (Viewfinder News (Pty) Ltd) 

Viewfinder is an official partner to the GroundUp newsroom.

Donors (2018/19): Alumni Engagement and Innovation Fund, the Taco Kuiper Fund for Investigative Journalism. 

Donors (2019/2020): South African Media and Innovation Program, Encounters and UCT Impact Springboard Award, Bertha Foundation, Millennium Trust

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