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What Is Washington Doing in Your Country? – GIJN Masterclass

The US government engages with virtually every country in the world and in multiple ways. These can include Presidential and Congressional activity, foreign assistance, criminal investigations, public and private financial transactions, lobbying, arms sales — and much more.

In this online Masterclass, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Martha Mendoza is in conversation with GIJN’s David Kaplan. Mendoza will offer hands-on training to accompany her popular GIJN tipsheet, Investigating US Influence Around the World, designed to help journalists outside the US understand how their countries are impacted by Washington — and how to report it more effectively.

Martha Mendoza is a two-time Pulitzer prize-winning reporter with the Associated Press. She currently writes breaking news, enterprise, and investigative stories from Silicon Valley in California. She was part of a team that revealed forced labor in the fishing industry in Southeast Asia in 2015, an exposé that helped to free 2,000 slaves.

The moderator is David E. Kaplan, Executive Director of the Global Investigative Journalism Network. Kaplan worked as an investigative journalist for more than 35 years, reported from two dozen countries, and won or shared more than 25 awards.

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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.

Find more information on our website: https://gijn.org

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