Video Analysis: Turkish Goons or Protesters?

Last week, a melee broke out between black-suited security officers with visiting Turkish President Erdogan and protesters in Wash., D.C. News reports and video pointed to Erdogan's own men as the instigators, but the embassy blamed demonstrators. Reporters from The New York Times painstakingly reviewed videos and photos to track the actions of 24 men, and found that Turkish officials were indeed behind the attacks. Impressive sleuthing by the Times.

Source: New York Times

Posted on: May 26, 2017

Abraji Convenes Muckrakers in Brazil

GIJN member organization ABRAJI, Brazil's Association of Investigative Journalism, holds its annual conference from June 29 to July 1 in São Paulo. The gathering will feature about 60 panels, seminars and workshops, with experts and journalists from Brazil, the United States, Argentina, and Mexico. Topics include political coverage, corruption, funding independent journalism, data journalism and advanced reporting techniques. To find out more about the conference, click the ABRAJI source link below.

Source: ABRAJI

Posted on: May 24, 2017

Waseda Hosts Asian Muckrakers in Tokyo

Japan's Waseda University hosts an international symposium on investigative journalism this June 4. “Investigative Journalism in Asia: Perspectives and Prospects" will feature representatives of four nonprofit newsrooms from Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan and Japan. Among the topics: investigative projects, sustainable models, and cross-border partnerships. Organized by Waseda University’s Institute for Journalism/Waseda Chronicle and the Committee to Protect Journalists in cooperation with GIJN.

Source: Waseda Chronicle

Posted on: May 23, 2017

Facebook Censors Investigative Journalist

Matthew Caruana Galizia, a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ Panama Papers team, was temporarily locked out of his Facebook account over four posts, which were deleted for violating the social network’s community standards. Caruana Galizia published a series of posts alleging corruption by the prime minister of Malta and his associates. Written in Maltese, each post included images of documents from the Panama Papers leak. The censorship comes amid political turmoil, where a snap election is scheduled for 3 June.

Source: The Guardian

Posted on: May 19, 2017

Mexican Investigative Journalist Killed

Javier Valdez Cárdenas was shot and killed this week near the offices of Ríodoce, the local weekly he founded in 2003 in Culiacán, the capital of Sinaloa state. He covered drug trafficking and crime and wrote several books about the drug trade. His death follows the March murder of his colleague at La Jornada, Miroslava Breach, who was shot eight times outside her home. The New York Times recently noted that more than 100 journalists have been killed in Mexico since 2000.

Source: CPJ

Posted on: May 18, 2017

Preview: Global Conference Sessions

Here's an early look at some of the 120+ sessions we're planning for the Global Investigative Journalism Conference this Nov. in Johannesburg, South Africa. You'll find cutting-edge panels on corruption, cross-border reporting, and online search strategies, over two dozen sessions on the best data journalism, workshops on mobile journalism, security and funding, and much more.

Source: GIJN

Posted on: May 17, 2017

Human Rights Stories Awarded in Hong Kong

The 21st Human Rights Press Awards were presented at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Hong Kong on Saturday. Jointly organized by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Amnesty International Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Journalists Association, they are the region’s top awards for human rights reporting. Awards are given for Chinese and English language print and broadcast media. Among the winners were Hong Kong 01’s “Abuse at Care Centre for the Disabled,” Al Jazeera English's Chan Tau Chou for “Babies for Sale” and “Duterte’s War” by the Reuters team.

Source: FCC, Hong Kong

Posted on: May 16, 2017

Killing Pavel

Killing Pavel, a documentary that reveals new details about the killing of journalist Pavel Sheremet in Ukraine last year, is now available on the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) YouTube channel in Ukrainian, Russian and English. The 44-year-old was killed by a car bomb in the Ukrainian capital in July 2016. For over nine months, reporters at OCCRP and its Ukrainian partner conducted their own investigation, both into the murder and into the unsuccessful police probe.

Source: OCCRP

Posted on: May 12, 2017

Serbian Center Wins Euro Press Prize

Drawing on a record number of entries, judges for the European Press Prize focused on national stories in their selection, awarding the top investigative slot to GIJN member Serbian Center for Investigative Journalism (CINS) for its exposes of corruption. Runners-up were an expose by Rata Mariana in Moldova of official involvement in the trade of Moldovan-manufactured anabolic steroids worldwide, and a Ekstra Bladet team in Denmark revealing how right-wing movements abused the EU system of subsidies.

Source: European Press Prize

Posted on: April 21, 2017

Slidstvo Team Dodges Bullets Outside Kiev

Journalists with GIJN member, a nonprofit Ukrainian TV newsroom, were shot at while operating a drone near the estate of oligarch Yury Kosyuk. The billionaire has built a palatial home on a site of archaeological interest outside Kiev. The team reported five shots aimed at them from the estate.

Source: Hromadske

Posted on: April 16, 2017