About ZAM

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.


Sean Fitzpatrick (Executive Director)
Oliver Barstow (Designer)
Evelyn Groenink (Investigations Editor)
Nyoxani Mazive (Investigations Project co-ordinator)
Milan Hermes (Editorial Coordinator)
Farren van Wyk (Photo & Web Editor)
Bart Luirink (Editor-in-Chief)
Devi Pillay (Copy Editor)
Leonie Verburg

Editorial College

The ZAM Kleptocracy Project
Evelyn Groenink
Ruona Meyer
Bram Posthumus
Stephen Kafeero


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


Boris Dittrich


ZAM studio: Tussen de Bogen 66, 1013 JB Amsterdam. Map here
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Digitalised record of titles in the ZAM library.


Designserver, Black Heritage Tours AmsterdamSites of Memory, Afrovibes, African Investigative Publishing Collectie (AICP), Global Investigative Journalism Network Africa, Nelson Mandela Foundation, Aké Arts & Books Festival Lagos, KlyntjiLubumbashi 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.

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Editorial Policy

Read ZAM’s Editorial Policy here.

ZAM General Terms and Policies (In Dutch)

General Terms

Sending, delivery and return policy


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:

Jaarverslag en Jaarrekening 2018
Jaarverslag en Jaarrekening 2019
Jaarverslag en Jaarrekening 2020
Jaarverslag en Jaarrekening 2021
Jaaroverzicht, Jaarverslag & Jaarrekening 2022