Building a world beyond them and us
The ZAM-net Foundation (‘ZAM’) was established in 2007. We are a non-profit platform based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We build and maintain a network of more than 1200 creatives in (investigative) journalism, photography, the arts and opinion in African countries and the diaspora. We offer their stories, productions and creations to international audiences via our media channels, in events and collaborations. This is how we bridge the gap between ‘here’ and ‘there’ and contribute to the dissemination of perspectives and insights in often complex realities.
ZAM is rooted in the Dutch solidarity movements with the struggles against apartheid and colonialism.
ZAM is the organiser of the annual Nelson Mandela Lecture in collaboration with the International Theatre Amsterdam.
Team & Board
Team | Oliver Barstow (Designer), Will Boase (Copy Editor), Sean Fitzpatrick (Executive Director), Evelyn Groenink (Investigations Editor), Milan Hermes (Editorial Coordinator), Anna Kućma (Photo&Web Editor), Bart Luirink (Editor-in-Chief) and Leonie Verburg.
Editorial College—The ZAM Kleptocracy Project | Evelyn Groenink, Ruona Meyer, Bram Posthumus, Stephen Kafeero.
Board | Annelies Verdoolaege (Chair), Gerard Wieffer (Secretary), Jan Meijer (Treasurer), Maria Kint, Randall Maarman, Angelique Mbundu, Margriet van der Waal.
Patrons of the annual ZAM Nelson Mandela Lecture | Femke Halsema (Mayor of Amsterdam), Conny Braam, Adriaan van Dis, Hennah Draaibaar, Zakes Mda, Marjan Goslings, Mpho Tutu. Ambassador | Boris Dittrich
ZAM studio: Tussen de Bogen 66, 1013 JB Amsterdam. Map here.
Digitalised record of titles in the ZAM library.
Designserver, Black Heritage Tours Amsterdam, Sites of Memory, Afrovibes, African Investigative Publishing Collectie (AICP), Global Investigative Journalism Network Africa, Nelson Mandela Foundation, Aké Arts & Books Festival Lagos, Klyntji, Lubumbashi Biennal, NUKU Accra, Parkers Design, Stevenson Gallery, Studio Ruiter Janssen, Uganda Press Photo Award.
Friends of ZAM has the support of generous individuals, artists (Anton Corbijn, Marlene Dumas, Ruan Hoffmann, Patricia Kaersenhout, Zanele Muholi, Berend Strik, Nontsikelelo Veleko), donors and individual supporters.
Read ZAM’s Editorial Policy here.
ZAM General Terms and Policies (In Dutch)
RSIN/fiscaal nummer: 8187.76.547
IBAN: NL16 INGB 0003 6551 77
SWIFT/BIC: INGBNL2A (for international payments)
Bank Address: ING Bank N.V., P.O. 1800, 1000 BV AMSTERDAM
Beleidsplan en verslag van uitgeoefende activiteiten: