Just days left to register for the 12th Global Investigative Journalism Conference, online this Nov. 1-5. Find out why over a thousand journalists from 115 countries have already signed up for #GIJC21. We've put together cutting-edge tools and techniques for digging into autocracy, climate change, health, disinformation, organized crime, and attacks on journalists. The world’s premier international summit on watchdog reporting also features sessions on visual investigations, online searching, podcasts, flight tracking, satellite imagery, and stress management, plus more than a dozen networking sessions to connect journalists across borders and languages. Deadline for registration is this October 25.
Suspected Venezuelan security forces raided the Caracas home of the parents of Roberto Deniz, an investigative journalist at the news site Armando.info. According to Deniz, who fled Venezuela in 2018, the agents who conducted the search of his family's home arrived in an unmarked car and wore all black with no identifying badges. The raid came after a Venezuelan court issued an arrest warrant for Deniz for the alleged crime of "incitement to hatred" for his corruption exposés on Colombian businessman Alex Saab, a close friend of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. Saab, who faces money laundering charges, was extradited over the weekend to the US from Cape Verde, where he had been in custody for more than a year.
Source: TN TV (Argentina)
Nonprofit news pioneer Charles Lewis was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in the inaugural Nonprofit News Awards sponsored by the Institute for Nonprofit News. The award honors "significant, innovative and lasting contributions to the field of independent, nonprofit news." Lewis is a founder of three GIJN member organizations, the Center for Public Integrity, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, and the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, where is currently executive editor. A former producer for CBS News' “60 Minutes,” he left to form the Center for Public Integrity in 1989, the first nonprofit investigative newsroom in Washington, DC.
Reporting from exile on Nicaragua, the role of the foreign press in Russia, and covering coups and earthquakes in Haiti are among the topics featured in the upcoming Global Journalism Seminar Series from the Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford. The discussions will feature award-winning reporters from the Miami Herald, the Wall Street Journal, Confidencial, and some of the reporters behind the Pandora papers. Meera Selva, who chairs the seminars, said the series "highlights the huge challenges facing journalists around the world. It's important to hear from those on the front line about the threats they face, and how they manage to report with integrity and clarity."
Source: Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
Two groundbreaking investigative journalists were awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. Maria Ressa, founder and editor-in-chief of the Filipino news outlet Rappler, and Dmitry Muratov, founder of one of Russia's last independent newspapers, Novaya Gazeta, were recognized for their "courageous fight for freedom of expression" in the face of government threats and harassment. "Free, independent and fact-based journalism serves to protect against abuse of power, lies and war propaganda," the Nobel Committee said in a statement. "Without freedom of expression and freedom of the press, it will be difficult to successfully promote fraternity between nations, disarmament and a better world order to succeed in our time."
Source: Nobel Prize
On October 15, SKUP -- Norway's association for investigative journalists -- will hold an international masterclass in pandemic journalism. The streaming program features 12 prominent journalists from around the world. A mixture of live lectures and pre-recorded interviews, the program will be produced as a TV broadcast and open to the public. The Global Investigative Journalism Network and the International Center for Journalists have assisted SKUP in development of the program, which is supported by Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.