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GIJC23 – 40 Years of Cross-Border Muckraking: Where It All Began

Today, we take for granted large-scale, collaborative cross-border investigative reporting. Not only at the global scale, but across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, networks of investigative journalists have made the extraordinary almost routine. But this relatively new field has deep roots, going back to a series of little-known meetings in the 1980s, and then to innovative models created in ’90s. Come hear how early experiments by InterNation, CIR, GIJN, PCIJ, FarmSubsidy, and ICIJ laid the groundwork for the modern age of global muckraking.

The Global Investigative Journalism Network is an international association of journalism organizations that support the training and sharing of information among investigative and data journalists—with special attention to those from repressive regimes and marginalized communities.

Our key activities include:

Providing resources and networking services to investigative journalists worldwide;
Publishing in multiple languages and on multiple platforms the latest tools, techniques and opportunities for those in the field;
Helping organize and promote regional and international training conferences and workshops;
Assisting in the formation and sustainability of journalism organizations involved in investigative reporting and data journalism around the world;
Supporting and promoting best practices in investigative and data journalism;
Supporting and promoting efforts to ensure free access to public documents and data worldwide.

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