Fact Checking Site Launches in Indonesia

A collaborative effort of 22 national and regional news media organizations and a number of associations in Indonesia have launched a website to debunk false news and hoaxes ahead of the 2019 elections. Cekfakta, which translates to “fact check” in English, is a joint project which was initiated by GIJN member Alliance of Independent Journalists along with the Indonesian Cyber Media Association, the Indonesian Anti-Slander Society, Internews and the Google News Initiative.

Source: The Jakarta Post

Posted on: June 21, 2018

#WestAfricaLeaks Collaboration Released

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and the the Cellule Norbert Zongo for Investigative Reporting in West Africa (Cenozo) launched a series of reports which analyzed more than 27.5 million documents. It is the largest collaboration of investigative journalists in the region – with reporters from 11 countries -- and sheds light on West Africa’s economy and the offshore system. After more than three years of revelations, the ICIJ and Cenozo explored, from a regional perspective, years of leaks that include the Panama Papers, Paradise Papers, Offshore Leaks and Swiss Leaks.

Source: Cenozo

Posted on: May 22, 2018

How A Team of Students Broke the Flint Lead Story

Lead poisoning of the water supply for Flint, Michigan, has made headlines in the United States for weeks. Lost in the coverage is that the scandal was revealed by a team of more than two dozen students and research scientists at Virginia Tech, which spent much of the past year analyzing and then publicizing the contamination. They call it "open science” research collaboration with residents of a community -- and we may see more of this.

Source: Scientific American

Posted on: March 14, 2016

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