Organizing Statement (2003)

The Global Investigative Journalism Network is a group of independent journalism organizations that support the training and sharing of information among journalists in investigative and computer-assisted reporting.

The aim of Global Investigative Journalism Network is to:

* help organize and promote regional and international conferences and workshops
* assist in the formation and continuation of journalism organizations involved in investigative reporting and computer-assisted reporting in all countries
* support and promote methods of best practices in investigative journalism and computer-assisted reporting
* support and promote efforts to ensure free access to public documents and data in every country
* provide resources and networking services for participating groups and for investigative journalists.

Only non-profit journalism organizations that support investigative or computer-assisted reporting can become members of The Global Investigative Journalism Network.

The Global Investigative Journalism Network will be guided by a steering-committee composed of one representative from each participating organization. At all times, the network will attempt to work through consensus. If necessary, votes may be taken on decisions and those votes will require a three-fourths majority to prevail.

The network will take no political, religious or ideological stances. It will encourage and coordinate training, resources for training, and networking services. It will not do investigations.

IRE and DICAR will provide administrative services for this network. The organizations will provide the Website, which will offer listservs and link to other organizations’ resources and help promote the member organizations’ events and services. [The addendum approved in April 2010 gave administrative duties to the volunteer group.]

The founders decided this on the 4th of May 2003 in Copenhagen.

Abraji – Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism.

African Investigative Reporters

Center for Developing of the Independent Journalism, Croatia

Center for Investigative Journalism, Nepal

Center for Investigative Journalism, UK

DICAR – Danish Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting

DJE – The Mid-Career Institute for Journalism, Denmark

DJH – The Danish School of Journalism

EJC – European Journalism Centre

Free Media Movement of Sri Lanka

Freedom of Information Center, US

FUJ – The Danish Association for Investigative Journalism

Ghana Center for Public Integrity, Ghana

Gräv – Grävände Journalister, Sweden

IJA – Investigative Journalists, Bulgaria

IJ – Institut for Journalistik, Norge

IMS – International Media Support, DK

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, a project of Center for Public Integrity, US

IRE – Investigative Reporters and Editors, US

IRE-Mexico/Periodistas de Investigacion, Mexico

Latvian Media Professionals Training Centre

Mediacentar, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Media Focus, Serbia

NetMedia – Digital Media & Research, UK

Netzwerk Recherche, Germany

NSSJ – The Novi Sad School of Journalism, Serbia (Vojvodina)

Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism, Romania

SEENCAR – Southeast European Network for Computer-Assisted Reporting, Balkan Countries

SEENIR – Southeast European Network for Investigative Reporting, Balkan Countries

SKUP – The Association for a Critical and Investigative Press, Norway

TJY – The Finnish Association for investigative Journalism, Finland

The Association of the Turkish International Press Institute, Turkey

VVOJ – Vereniging van Onderzoeksjournalisten, organisation of Dutch-speaking journalists in Flanders (Belgium) and the Netherlands

World Press Institute, US