Editor’s Pick: Best Investigative Journalism in Arabic 2018

In tribute to the media groups and individual journalists who continue to pursue truth in one of the world’s most difficult regions, GIJN’s Arabic Editor Majdoleen Hassan rounded up some of the best investigative reports published last year in the Middle East and North Africa.

Editor’s Pick: Best Investigative Stories in Spanish 2018

It’s been a big year for investigative reporters in Latin America, from unveiling high-level corruption to collaborating across countries. They’ve chased down leads on colleagues murdered at the border between Colombia and Ecuador, and covered the biggest migratory crisis in years. The reporters have demonstrated, once again, the importance of coming together to hold those in power to account — often doing it under very difficult conditions. Erika Lozano, editor of GIJN en Español, has gathered some of the best investigative stories published in Spanish during 2018.

Editor’s Pick: Best Investigative Stories in French 2018

Despite bleak predictions, investigative journalism is thriving in Francophone countries. From Kinshasa to Paris, 2018 was high point for investigative journalism, with more collaborations than ever before. This year’s cross-border investigations have exposed corruption and fraud, while individual newsrooms have uncovered murder, war crimes and more. Marthe Rubio, GIJN’s French editor, compiled a selection of 2018’s best investigative stories from Francophone countries.

Comment développer l’enquête à l’échelle locale

Le déclin de la presse locale s’est considérablement accéléré ces dernières années dans de nombreux pays occidentaux. Au Royaume Uni, 228 journaux locaux ont fermé depuis 2005, dont 40 rien qu’en 2017, selon Press Gazette. Aux Etats-Unis, selon une étude publiée récemment par l’Université de Caroline du Nord, c’est 1800 journaux locaux qui ont fermé en moins de 20 ans, des dizaines de comtés n’ayant plus aucun journal du tout.