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Video: GIJC23 – Investigating Elections

Covering elections as a political “horse race” has never been enough. This approach to campaign reporting is even more inadequate today, as autocrats and would-be autocrats use electoral systems to seize and dismantle the guardrails of democracies. Independent media and watchdog journalists have a vital role to play. It is key to dig beneath the surface of elections, while also protecting themselves, their sources, and free expression itself from assault by anti-democratic forces. To do this, journalists need tenacity, planning, collaboration, good sources, and the latest tools and techniques. In this panel we bring together four veteran reporters who have investigated political campaigns and elections around the world. They will offer tips on cutting-edge tools, investigating candidates, developing sources, tracking disinformation, and more.

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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