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GIJC23 – Holding Algorithms Accountable Through Collaboration

Governments and corporations worldwide are quietly deploying AI technologies that can discriminate and harm the most vulnerable members of society. Yet the impact of predictive and surveillance technologies on communities around the world often goes unreported and remains invisible. How can we bridge the gap? And what is the best way to investigate AI?

In this panel, three journalists share their experiences on how cross-border collaborations helped them follow the money, obtain never-before-released public records, and dissect algorithms that were built on biased data. Their projects uncovered the global misuse of COVID-19 surveillance technologies; revealed how citizens across Europe are at risk of losing their social benefits to flawed fraud detection algorithms; and investigated how the AI industry is repeating the patterns of colonial history in the Global South.

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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