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.
Safety, fake news and collaboration dominated Brazil’s 13th Abraji Congress, where more than 750 journalists gathered in São Paulo for 70 panels and 22 courses and workshops on investigative journalism.
From uncovering Big Pharma’s influence on healthcare to investigating child rape in El Salvador or documenting Mexican families tracking their “disappeared” loved ones, Latin American muckrakers had a busy year in 2017.
Fifteen years ago, Abraji — the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism — was first formed. As they celebrate an impressive anniversary, Abraji is launching the ambitious Tim Lopes Project to help protect journalists under fire across Brazil.
It’s been a busy first quarter of 2017 for GIJN members — from picking up Pulitzer Prizes to launching crowdfunding campaigns. There have also been new projects and new collaborations forged. Here are some noteworthy splashes made by GIJN members around the world.
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.
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 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.
It’s time again. Every two years since 2001, the world’s investigative journalism community has joined together in a different city, and the results have been extraordinary. We’ve spread investigative reporting and data journalism around the world, sparked the creation of dozens of investigative reporting centers, and led to hundreds of great stories and collaborations. Registration is now open for the Global Investigative Journalism Conference. You’ll find our registration and conference pages available in the three main languages of the conference: English, Portuguese, and Spanish.