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Motunrayo Alaka is a 2020 John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford, who has worked in journalism, media, investigative reporting and civil society advancement since 2005. One of the pioneer advocates of investigative reporting and accountability journalism in Nigeria, she led the creation of the Nigeria Investigative Journalism Network in 2011. Her work has enabled capacity development for over 700 reporters, resulting in the publication of more than 150 reports across critical issues on social justice alone.
In 2014, she initiated the Report Women Programme and produced a documentary - “Report Women: Untold Stories of Girls and Women in Nigeria”. Motunrayo Alaka designed the Female Reporters Leadership Programme, that influences conversations around the leadership status of women in newsrooms and other sectors. She is a part of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and its African Investigative Journalism chapter. Motunrayo Alaka is particularly passionate about the intersection of ethical and sustainable journalism, good governance and social justice. She believes ethics, collaboration, engagement, sustainability and inclusivity are important to enabling this mix.