‘You have to work to get respect’: Being a female investigative reporter in Burkina Faso

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has hundreds of members across the world. Typically, these journalists are outstanding in their countries and have won many national and global awards. Our monthly series, Meet the Investigators, highlights the work of these tireless journalists.

This month we talk to Sandrine Sawadogo from Burkina Faso. Sandrine is one of ICIJ’s new members, joining in 2018. She worked on our award-winning West Africa Leaks and works in tough conditions to report on some of the region’s most important stories.

What are the most important investigations that you have done?

First, the Fatal Extraction project. I looked at employment problems and how mining companies treat their local employees compared to their European employees. I investigated the company Gryphon Minerals.

The other investigation was West Africa Leaks during which I worked with colleagues from the region. We wanted to know if there were politicians

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