Sydney Selected as Site of 2021 Global Investigative Journalism Conference

The Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas will co-host the 12th Global Investigative Journalism Conference, in Sydney, Australia, during November 2021. It is the first time that the Global Conference will be held in the Asia Pacific region, home to 60 percent of the world’s population.

Exposing Chaos and Repression in Wuhan with User-Generated Content

An Australian documentary team used user-generated footage to create a film about Wuhan, the city at the epicenter of China’s COVID-19 outbreak. They used clips filmed on mobile phones that showed people with the virus being dragged into vans by police, and bodies left on the street and on hospital floors, using different tools to verify the material.

Governments Delay Access to Information Due to COVID-19

Governments around the world, some which have sent workers home, are announcing interruptions in responding to freedom of information requests. Journalists are being told to expect delays in more than a dozen countries. But press freedom advocates warn that countries are taking big steps backward just when the free flow of information is most needed. GIJN’s Toby McIntosh rounds up some of the nations which have been affected.