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23 Journalists Selected for GIJN’s Inaugural Digital Threats Training Course

GIJN has launched the first cohort of its six-week, online Digital Threats Course, which will train 23 journalists from 20 countries cross Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, Asia and Africa.

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How Mother Jones Uses Reader Support to Fund Investigative Journalism

Mother Jones is a US outlet known for “smart, fearless journalism.” Monika Bauerlein, its CEO, believes that the kind of investigative journalism they do cannot be funded by traditional commercial means. That’s why it operates as a nonprofit with a heavy focus on reader donations as a revenue stream.

How to Report Under a Dictatorship: Lessons from Nicaragua and Beyond

Veteran Nicaraguan journalist and editor Carlos F. Chamorro delivered the memorial lecture at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. His speech reveals how press freedom has been eroded in Nicaragua, and the challenges of producing journalism under the ‘totalitarian regime’ of President Daniel Ortega.

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Tracking Far-Right Suspects Across Continents: A 10-Year Hunt for Spanish Fugitives

As Spain transitioned to democracy, a series of attacks were carried out by the far-right. In some cases, the culprits were never found. To provide some measure of accountability, two journalists from El País have worked for a decade tracking down fugitives in cases forgotten or closed by the authorities.

GIJN Webinar: Making an Impact: Measuring and Increasing the Effects of Investigative Journalism

In this GIJN webinar we bring together an expert in impact strategy and senior journalists with broad experience in building audiences and ensuring that investigative stories make impact both during and after publication. 

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What I’ve Learned: Lessons and Advice from a Veteran of the Panama Papers Investigation

Several years ago a whistleblower reached out to the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung with an enticing message: “Hello, this is John Doe… Interested in data?” That story would become the Panama Papers, the first in a number of international collaborations for investigative reporter Frederik Obermaier. Read his tips and advice about investigative reporting.

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In a Hostile Climate, Guatemala’s Journalists Fear the Law Being Turned Against Them

The award-winning Guatemalan journalist José Rubén Zamora is the founder of elPeriódico, a publication known for its investigations focused on government corruption. When he was arrested last year, local and international organizations called for his immediate release amid concerns of rising hostility to the press in the Central American country.


Telling the Stories of South America’s Giant River Basins

The crises of South America’s giant rainforest basins ignore national borders. So should journalism, writes Andrés Schäfer, in this article exploring how different outlets in the region are investigating what is happening along the banks of the region’s largest rivers.

GIJN Webinar: Investigating the War in Ukraine One Year On

In this GIJN webinar, we bring together four senior investigative journalists who have investigated the war in Ukraine. They will offer tips, tools and advice on how to cover this particular conflict — but also what they have learned about integrating different investigative methods.

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