Cross-Border Grants for Environmental Reporting

The Environmental Reporting Collective announced a new program offering grants for cross-border reporting projects that trace transnational crime. The organization, which is based in 16 countries across Europe, Africa, and Asia, will provide grants of between US$1,000 and $3,000 for media outlets, journalists, and freelancers who collaborate on investigative coverage of the environment. The funds can be used to pay for translations, photo and multimedia costs, and document access fees, as well as compensation for reporters. If candidates are interested in applying but lack project partners, they can propose story ideas on the ERC Slack Group to search for potential collaborators. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2022.

Source: Environmental Reporting Collective

Posted on: May 12, 2022

Asian Collaboration Initiative Launched

Australia's Judith Neilson Institute has launched a major cross-border initiative for Asian and international media on regional issues. The multiyear effort focuses on reporting collaborations, highlighting great journalism, mapping the news media, and tracking media freedom in Asia. Already underway are in-depth projects on digital crimes and the environment. Among the participants are GIJN members and partners Tempo (Indonesia), Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, Malaysiakini, Centre for Media and Development Initiatives (Vietnam), Waseda Chronicle (Japan), Newstapa (Korea), and Hong Kong University's Journalism & Media Studies Centre.

Source: Judith Nielson Institute

Posted on: November 25, 2020

Investigative Journalism in Japan and Asia

The Waseda Chronicle has released the online book “The Emerging Investigative Journalism Movement in Japan and Asia” which is available for free to download. It was originally published in Japanese in 2018 as a follow-up to an international symposium hosted by the Waseda University Institute for Journalism and the Committee to Protect Journalists the previous year. The symposium brought together investigative journalists from across the region, including GIJN members of Rappler (Philippines), the Korean Center for Investigative Journalism Newstapa (South Korea), and The Reporter (Taiwan).

Source: Waseda Chronicle

Posted on: September 28, 2020

Human Rights Stories Awarded in Hong Kong

The 21st Human Rights Press Awards were presented at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Hong Kong on Saturday. Jointly organized by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Amnesty International Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Journalists Association, they are the region’s top awards for human rights reporting. Awards are given for Chinese and English language print and broadcast media. Among the winners were Hong Kong 01’s “Abuse at Care Centre for the Disabled,” Al Jazeera English's Chan Tau Chou for “Babies for Sale” and “Duterte’s War” by the Reuters team.

Source: FCC, Hong Kong

Posted on: May 16, 2017

Asian Journalists Aim for Cross-Border Cooperation

Investigative journalists from across Asia are building bridges across borders to collaborate on coverage of such transnational issues as human trafficking, land rights, corruption, and the environment. Meetings at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference brought together dozens of journalists from Japan to Pakistan to share experiences, skills, and challenges they face in their work.

Source: VOA Khmer

Posted on: October 22, 2015

SOPA Awards Highlight Asia Investigative Reporting

More proof of investigative journalism's global impact: Here are winners of the just-announced SOPA awards (Society of Publishers in Asia) for investigative reporting, including a report on how Phnom Penh voting districts have more than 145,000 "ghost" voters. Also impressive: winners of reporting on women, human rights, and the environment.

Source: Society of Publishers in Asia

Posted on: June 14, 2014