Every second citizen in Africa has been affected by land corruption in recent years, according to research from Transparency International.
For communities, the effects of land corruption include insecure tenure, food insecurity, barriers to socio-economic development, increased risk of conflict, and a threat to traditional ways of life. For nation-states, the continued presence of land corruption exacts a toll on national economies and stands in the way of achieving many of the Sustainable Development Goals.
However, land corruption remains widely under-reported by journalists in the mainstream media and poorly understood by their audiences as a result. In response, Transparency International has developed a comprehensive training manual to support journalists in Africa to investigate and report stories of land corruption.