Sydney Selected as Site of 2021 Global Investigative Journalism Conference

The Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas will co-host the 12th Global Investigative Journalism Conference, in Sydney, Australia, during November 2021. It is the first time that the Global Conference will be held in the Asia Pacific region, home to 60 percent of the world’s population.

Helping Our Colleagues at Rappler

Investigative reporting is getting harder and harder as autocratic governments crack down on media and government-friendly oligarchs use the courts to silence independent voices. The Philippine online news organization Rappler and its CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa are experiencing this firsthand, as Ressa was convicted last week on baseless “cyber libel” charges.

COVID-19’s Toll on Journalists: At Least 64 Dead in 24 Countries

Like health professionals, care givers, and other essential workers, journalists face heightened and grave health risks as they pursue crucial stories on the COVID-19 crisis. But measuring coronavirus deaths among media workers poses many of the same problems as counting true mortality figures in the general population. The Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), a nonprofit focused on press freedom, recorded 64 deaths in 24 countries by May 5.

Resources for Staying Healthy & Sane while Covering COVID-19

The second webinar in our series, Covering the Pandemic, focused on mental health and self-care for journalists. Resilience & Reporting: Staying Healthy & Sane featured Bruce Shapiro, executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, and Maria Teresa Ronderos, a veteran reporter and editor from Colombia. We’ve put together a resource page with links to 15 groups and sites mentioned during the session.

GIJN Launches Webinar Series: Investigating the Pandemic

Join GIJN and guests for our five-part series of webinars, Investigating the Pandemic. We’ve assembled experts on health reporting, infectious disease, trauma, and financial survival to help journalists navigate the difficult waters ahead.

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