INK Centre for Journalism: snout in CIA feeding trough

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In this first installment of a two part series, Titus Mbuya* untangles the intricate web of relationships and deceit involved in the funding of the newly established Ink Centre for Investigative Journalism, and the Sunday Standard newpaper, by a network of American foundations which are used for CIA covert operations

INK Centre for Investigative Journalism (INK), a Gaborone based “investigative” journalists organization, is an operation of the American ubiquitous spy organization, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). INK’s main sponsor locally is the United States embassy.

The directors of the local chapter of INK are Ntibinyane Ntibinyane and Joel Konopo. Ntibinyane and Konopo are former editors of Mmegi and The Botswana Guardian respectively.

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