Governments Delay Access to Information Due to COVID-19

Governments around the world, some which have sent workers home, are announcing interruptions in responding to freedom of information requests. Journalists are being told to expect delays in more than a dozen countries. But press freedom advocates warn that countries are taking big steps backward just when the free flow of information is most needed. GIJN’s Toby McIntosh rounds up some of the nations which have been affected.

Investigative Journalism on the COVID-19 Crisis

Journalists around the world are investigating many angles of the coronavirus pandemic. GIJN has collected some of the best reporting to date, hoping these 50 examples from 17 countries will inspire even more investigative journalism.

Working with Whistleblowers: GIJN’s Expanded Resource

As whistleblowers continue to feature in the news, GIJN has expanded our resource guide: Working with Whistleblowers. Updates include 10 tips from presentations made at the GIJC 2019 conference in Hamburg, and includes a round-up of other valuable materials, including the 2019 Perugia Principles developed by international journalists and experts, subtitled “Working with Whistleblowers in the Digital Age.”

Where Can Foreigners Make FOIA Requests? Read the New GIJN Guide

In some countries, foreigners can use the national freedom of information law to file requests, according to a new GIJN resource, GIJN’s Guide to National Rules on Where Foreigners Can Make FOI Requests. Check out the color-coded chart, which includes the pertinent language of the laws in countries around the world.

Introducing GIJN’s New Guide to Citizen Investigations

Citizens can investigate, and they do — all over the world. Today we’re launching a new GIJN guide to help non-journalists investigate even more. It’s full of techniques used by investigative journalists that will be helpful to citizen investigators, too. These include searching the internet, finding out who owns corporations, investigating politicians, and much more.