Global Investigative Journalism Network members have voted to hold the next Global Investigative Journalism Conference for the first time in Africa. GIJN’s member groups also voted to re-elect the current seven board members who were up for election this year. The conference will be held in Johannesburg in 2017, hosted by the Investigative Journalism Workshop, a GIJN member based at the University of the Witwatersrand and the sponsor of Africa’s annual investigative reporting conference, Power Reporting. Continue Reading →
Winners of the sixth Global Shining Light Award were announced at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference tonight in Lillehammer, Norway. The prize honors investigative journalism conducted in a developing or transitioning country, done under threat, duress, or in the direst of conditions. The award drew 76 submissions received from 34 countries, for stories published or broadcast between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014.
Here are the results for voting by GIJN member organizations on where to hold the 10th Global Investigative Journalism Conference, and on the seats for seven board members. Under GIJN's election rules, a seat on the board is reserved for the highest vote- getter from each designated region. Therefore, Fernando Rodrigues was re-elected as Latin American representative, Rana Sabbagh as Middle East representative, and Marina Walker Guevara as North America representative. Continue Reading →
The plenary session of the 9th Global Investigative Journalism Conference, opening today in Lillehammer, Norway, focused on how journalists are fighting back against the extraordinary level of attacks against them worldwide. After hearing case studies about their colleagues in Angola, Azerbaijan, Malaysia, and Mexico, journalists from 121 countries approved the following declaration. Continue Reading →
We're gearing up for the Global Investigative Journalism Conference with coverage that is multimedia, multilingual, and multinational. Here's one of our new features: a social media wall that integrates #GIJC15 tweets and other items in a continuous flow. We're a week away and the wall is already buzzing. Plus we'll have four streaming video channels and an international team posting stories, interviews, photos, video, and lots of social media. Continue Reading →
Welcome to the Global Investigative Journalism Conference! Our co-host SKUP, Norway's Foundation for Investigative Journalism, put together this magazine packed with information on this unique event. Inside you'll find a guide to GIJC15's more than 170 sessions, plus tips on logistics, networking, and special events. There's plenty of great reading material, too. The cover story features imprisoned journalist Khadija Ismayilova, and shows how her arrest turned into an investigative project exposing the ruling family’s hold on economic and political power in Azerbaijan. Continue Reading →
What's the data-driven journalism crowd tweeting? Here are the top ten links for September 17-24: refugee-crisis dataviz (webk1d); 230 examples of fiscal dataviz; ranking Swiss hospitals (RTSinfo); mapping Berlin (morgenpost); EU iPhones & tax money (zeitonline); and more. Continue Reading →