Insider Access to Chinese Vaccines: A Case Study in Pandemic Corruption from Peru

In a scandal known as ‘Vacunagate,’ 487 influential people in Peru, including its president, were secretly inoculated against COVID-19 months before vaccines were approved for the public. Two investigative newsrooms in Peru found that Chinese drug makers had secretly sent thousands of ‘courtesy’ vaccine doses to several countries in South America in addition to the doses needed for clinical trials there. Editors from both told GIJN how reporters can tackle this new form of corruption.

ProPublica illustration for The Secret IRS Files'

Data Journalism Top 10: Secret Tax Files, India’s Faltering Vaccines, Western Drought, Argentina’s News Deserts, The Gambia’s Toxic Water

Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from June 7 to 13, which tracks the most popular data journalism stories on Twitter each week, focused in on this major investigation by ProPublica, which offers an unprecedented look inside the financial lives of US billionaires. In this edition, we also feature a detailed look at India’s faltering vaccination campaign, a data project exploring Argentina’s news deserts, and an investigation of The Gambia’s water paradox.

Nuestra selección de historias de investigación de América Latina – 2020

Los periodistas en Latinoamérica tienen mucho que enseñarnos. En la búsqueda por la verdad, a veces se enfrentan a amenazas de los gobiernos, organizaciones criminales y empresas multinacionales debido a sus historias. Sin embargo, estos reporteros y editores hacen que el periodismo de calidad en la región siga creciendo, y producen investigaciones que responsabilizan a quienes están en el poder.