Seeking Comment for Your Investigation: Tips for the ‘No Surprises’ Letter

For many investigations — especially those involving corporations, or institutions in the West — the final step is to send a letter that sets out your findings and urges a response. Here, several investigative reporters share their tips on how to deal with obstructive subjects and ensure fairness — including fairness for dangerous governments that cannot be alerted to your findings before publication.

GIJN Webinar — Investigating Autocracy: Strategies and Tips

Authoritarianism is on the rise around the world, from failing democracies to despotic regimes. In this global GIJN webinar, we bring together four extraordinary journalists from Russia, Egypt, South Africa, and the Philippines to share strategies for staying effective and true to the journalism profession’s highest standards.

Understanding the Authoritarian’s Playbook: Tips for Journalists

In “Democracy Undone: The Authoritarian’s Playbook,” The GroundTruth Project chronicles seven leaders whose instincts and inclinations herald a brand of populist nationalism that, if history is a guide, can lead to authoritarian government. From Brazil to Italy and the US, these global leaders seem to share common “plays,” including weaponizing fear, undermining institutions and targeting outsiders. GroundTruth fellows offer tips for journalists covering this rising authoritarianism.