'Fisayo Soyombo

founder and editor-in-chief Foundation for Investigative Journalism

'Fisayo Soyombo is a former editor of SaharaReporters and TheCable, two of Nigeria’s three biggest online newspapers. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of Nigeria’s Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ), which focuses on reporting social injustices and fraud. He is best known as the Nigerian journalist who “broke into prison.” Posing as a criminal, he spent five days in a police cell and eight days as an inmate at Ikoyi Prison in Nigeria. Soyombo’s daredevil investigative journalism has won him international recognition, including the Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism and the Fetisov Journalism Award. Soyombo is a 2023-24 Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, United States. Previously, he was a 2023 Fellow of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ), University of Oxford.

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