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Investigating the Extractives Industry in Africa

Africa is home to a substantial amount of the global mineral wealth. The continent, according to the Natural Resource Governance Institute, holds about 30% of the world’s oil, gas, and mineral resources. This includes up to 92% of the world’s platinum and chromium reserves, 56% of cobalt, 54% of manganese, and 40% of its gold. […]

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Investigating the Israel Hamas Conflict

Seven months into the conflict between Israel and Hamas, journalists carrying out their work in the region have faced unparalleled challenges. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, as of April 9th, preliminary investigations show at least 95 journalists and media workers were among the more than 34,000 estimated killed since the conflict began on […]

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Investigating Elections: Threat from AI Audio Deepfakes

Elections all over the world are endangered by a vast array of sophisticated digital threats. This year, when more voters head to the polls than ever before, AI-driven deepfakes threaten electoral processes everywhere, with potentially disastrous consequences for at-risk democracies. AI-generated audio simulations — in which a real voice is cloned by a machine learning […]

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Investigative Journalism and Digital Threats in 2024 Elections

Free and fair elections are fundamental to a functioning democracy. Investigative journalism helps to ensure the integrity of the electoral process by exposing and correcting false narratives and disinformation that can influence public opinion. This reporting not only helps voters to make informed decisions but empowers them to assess the information they encounter, fostering a […]

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The Investigative Agenda for Climate Change

Although there has been progress on the development of affordable green energy, global greenhouse gas emissions are rising inexorably, according to one of the world’s leading authorities, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Climate change is global, but the causes are not: fossil fuels — largely coal, oil, and gas — account for more than […]

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GIJC23 Interview – Jane Lytvynenko: Digital Threats Course

In this short interview Jane Lytvynenko, an independent investigative reporter and an instructor for GIJN’s Digital Threats course, talks about how to start investigating online manipulation and also what challenges she faces when doing digital threats investigations. ———————– The Global Investigative Journalism Network is an international association of journalism organizations that support the training and […]

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GIJC23 – The Future of Data Journalism: New Analytical Tools, Data Visualization, and AI

This roundtable will conclude the data track of the conference with a discussion on the tools that are coming to the forefront for doing data stories and with predictions for what is ahead. Join us with your ideas for what is next. ———————– The Global Investigative Journalism Network is an international association of journalism organizations […]

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GIJC23 – The Basics of Using Google Sheets

Have you been curious about working with data but haven’t taken that first step? Here’s a great opportunity — we have three of the best data trainers in the biz who know how to get you started. In this introductory session, you’ll learn how to use Google Sheets to do some basic analysis — and […]

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GIJC23 – Using Pinpoint to Organize Unstructured Data

Pinpoint is a powerful tool for converting unstructured data (text and other forms of messy data) into datasets that can be analyzed and used for stories. ⚠️ Warning for first-time Pinpoint users: In your web browser you need to be logged into a gmail.com account. Open another tab and go to the following site https://journaliststudio.google.com/pinpoint/about. […]

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GIJC23 – Cross Border Reporting: The Next Steps

Cross-border investigative reporting has come far since its early attempts in the 1980s and ’90s by a handful of nonprofits. Today’s projects are multinational efforts involving mainstream media, hundreds of journalists, and tech-savvy data analysis and security systems.

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GIJC23 – Exiled Media: An Investigative Toolkit

Hundreds of journalists are forced into exile around the world by despots, autocrats, and crime cartels. Exiled editors and émigré media are an old story. But amid the modern backlash against independent media, journalists are taking advantage of a new era in tools and technology. These digital toolkits are proving a game-changer, enabling journalists to better report on their homelands, and their audiences to better access that reporting.

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GIJC23 – Masterclass: Digging into Digital Advertising

More than $550 billion was spent on digital ads last year — on everything from banners and video ads to sponsored tweets and pop-ups of every sort. What’s behind this mega-business? The systems used to buy and sell digital ads are vast, complicated, poorly understood, and rife with fraud and deception.

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GIJC23 – Measuring Impact

Watchdog reporting makes a critical contribution to society by exposing wrongdoing, fighting corruption, and promoting accountability. But how do we measure this, and explain the value of investigative reporting to a skeptical public (and donors)? At a time of unprecedented attacks on the press, a broken financial model, and low public trust, it is critical […]

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GIJC23 – Masterclass: Mobile Journalism

Here’s how mobile journalists tell big stories with small cameras. This session showcases the latest tech, tools, apps and techniques for field reporting with mobile gear. The workshop features fresh case studies and best practices of mobile journalism reports and documentaries from around the globe. Literally “from Smartphone to the Silver Screen.” ———————– The Global […]

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GIJC23 – FOIA/RTI Investigations

More than half of the world’s countries have laws that require officials to supply public documents on request. These laws offer valuable windows for reporters, even for those outside of a country’s borders. But there are almost always tricks to targeting and expediting these disclosures, and this panel brings deep experience in how to do […]

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GIJC23 – Fundraising: Prospecting

Prospecting for donors is the vital process of identifying potential donors for your organization’s programs and projects. In this session, you will learn strategies and tools available to help you find donors with the financial capacity and interest to support your work. ———————– The Global Investigative Journalism Network is an international association of journalism organizations […]

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GIJC23 – Lightning Round Favorite Tools & Techniques

Lightning rounds are among the most popular sessions at our global conferences. The presentations are short — about five minutes — so we fit in as many as a dozen speakers, one after another. Favorite Tools & Techniques showcases investigative methods and apps that may have escaped your notice. It’s impossible to fit all the […]

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GIJC23 – Fundraising: The Craft of Proposal Writing

Crafting an effective proposal starts well before the actual writing process begins. In this session, you will learn how to create a plan that takes into account the timing of the process, the colleagues whose assistance you will need, the problem that your program will address, and how you will address it. You will receive […]

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GIJC23 – Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrencies have taken the financial world by storm, yet few people truly understand them. Despite an industry raked by volatility and billion-dollar scandals, they have gained popularity not only among investors and anarchists, but also organized crime figures and cyber thieves looking to avoid the traditional financial system. Experts insist there are ways to investigate […]

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GIJC23 – Best Practices in Teaching Data Journalism to Professionals and Students

Programs to train and teach investigative reporting have spread worldwide, but how effective are different methods and styles? For this panel, we bring together educators and trainers from diverse environments in France, Slovenia, South Korea, and the United States for a look at both traditional and innovative techniques. ———————– The Global Investigative Journalism Network is […]

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GIJC23 – Working with Hackers

Uyghur abuse and internment in China. Luxury properties in Austria owned by Belarus’s oil minister. Criminal exploitation of London’s company services industry. These investigations were all possible because of hacked data dumps. As a journalist, how do you negotiate with hackers or hacktivists? What questions do you ask? What are the ethical considerations? What are […]

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GIJC23 – Visual Investigations: Reporting Techniques

Once considered merely a form of fact-checking, forensic visual investigation has rapidly become a critical method of journalistic inquiry, thanks to new technologies, innovative skills, and the global ubiquity of social media imagery. In the chaos of dramatic public events, forensic visual reporting teams can now often answer the question: Who did exactly what, and […]

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GIJC23 – Tracking Assets Around the World

In this global economy, it’s become easy to hide one’s assets overseas, whether you’re a Mexican crime boss or a Russian oligarch. Backgrounding an individual’s holdings is essential, but ferreting out front companies, tax dodges, and hidden assets can be a tough undertaking. Here are two of the best at doing this. ———————– The Global […]

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GIJC23 – Plane and Ship Tracking

A raft of new tools are helping journalists track shipping and aircraft around the world. The numerous ways to track ships and planes open a whole new range of stories for journalists to investigate, from following billionaires’ private planes to uncovering the details of refugee boats capsizing. ———————– The Global Investigative Journalism Network is an […]

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GIJC23 – Investigative Editing: Best Practices

We know that becoming a great investigative reporter can take years. But what about the editors? It’s no secret that great investigative editors are hard to find. What makes a terrific editor for watchdog journalism? How do they keep their reporters sane, focused, and motivated? What do they do to protect them in the newsroom? […]

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GIJC23 – Indigenous Investigations

According to the UN, over 476 million indigenous people are living in 90 countries. Many are on the front lines defending their lands and cultures, and they have become minorities in their own homes. Here are Indigenous journalists from Canada, Taiwan, and the United States who are using investigative skills to expose issues ranging from […]

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GIJC23 – How to Use Satellite Images for Investigation

Satellite images play a crucial role in many investigations. Reporters are using them to analyze battlefields and war crimes. Eyes from above also are invaluable for many kinds of climate change stories, such as to document methane emissions, drought, and sea level rise. Our expert panelists will discuss many possible opportunities for using satellite images. […]

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GIJC23 – Freelancing Survival Tips

Freelancing is a tough job; investigative freelancing is even harder. But it also brings independence and the ability to pick your projects. Here are tips from journalists from four countries with decades of experience in working on their own. ———————– The Global Investigative Journalism Network is an international association of journalism organizations that support the […]

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