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.

A New Resource for Women Journalists

Women muckrakers are breaking important stories around the world, but there are still relatively few female investigative journalists. To help them find communities and support, GIJN has compiled a comprehensive list of global resources designed for women journalists.

Document of the Day: Algorithms for Journalists

Here’s a great place to start learning about how algorithms can enhance your work: A Columbia Journalism School professor has shared his course syllabus online, complete with exercises and examples of how algorithms have been used by journalists.