What We’re Reading: Who Killed Léo Veras, China’s Twitter Propaganda, and COVID-19 Collaboration

This week’s Friday 5, where we round up our favorite reads from around the online world in English, includes Abraji’s report on the investigation into the murder of journalist Léo Veras, a guide to decoding Chinese state propaganda on Twitter, a study into bot-generated coronavirus activity on Twitter, and Hostwriter’s tool to help connect editors to local journalists worldwide.

GIJN Launches Portuguese Social Media Channels

We’re delighted to announce that GIJN has launched a new initiative: GIJN em Português, in partnership with our member the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji).

Abraji’s Security Manual for Covering Street Protests

Covering street protests involves risks that every journalist should be prepared for. Knowledge, experience and planning can help reduce these risks. To help journalists worldwide, Abraji has developed a guide, packed with tips and anecdotes from professionals who have experienced risky incidents while covering protests. Here’s an excerpt, covering how to prepare and how to act during the event.

GIJC13 Videos

Here are videos of panels at the 8th Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Rio, October 12-15. You can find Portuguese and Spanish language panels from GIJC13 at this link. Global Showcase: Surveillance and Secret Government — Glenn Greenwald

Global Showcase: Cutting-Edge Environmental Reporting

Global Showcase: Fighting Back: Legal Tools and More

Global Showcase: Investigating Sports

Global Showcase: Covering 21st Century Corruption and Organized Crime

Global Showcase: The State of Global Investigative Journalism

Opening plenary: Freedom of Expression in Crisis

Investigative networks: Best Practices

Great Investigations you Should Know About

Global Showcase: Multimedia Storytelling

Research and the Web: Tricks of the Trade: Part 1 & Part 2 (click on the Photos to see the videos).  










Investigating the Food Industry (click on the photo to see the video).  





Sustainability Strategies for Nonprofit Newsrooms (click on the photo to see the video).

At GIJC13: Abraji Homage to Pioneering Editor Marcos Sá Corrêa

At the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Rio, October 12-15, the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) will pay homage to senior journalist Marcos Sá Corrêa. Corrêa worked for the daily Jornal do Brasil as photographer, reporter, and editor-in-chief. He was also editor at the weekly magazines Veja, Época and Piauí and directed O Dia newspaper. Corrêa was an online news pioneer. He is the founder of O Eco, covering environmental issues, and of No and NoMínimo.