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Methodology Reporting Tools & Tips

What’s in a Name? Investigating People Across Borders

It’s increasingly common for criminals to operate across borders. So investigative reporters also need to know how to identify and investigate people whose names use different alphabets, are formed by unfamiliar conventions, or carry unexpected cultural signals. Read these tips from the OCCRP on best practices for investigating names from outside the English-speaking world.

Title image of Investigate Europe: 'Grey Gold' report on for-profit takeover of Europe's Care Homes with euro coins and woman pushing elderly person in a wheelchair

How They Did It News & Analysis

How They Did It: Inside the For-Profit Takeover of Europe’s Elder Care Homes

Reporters for Investigate Europe (IE) spent months examining the consequences of a seismic shift in Europe’s elder care homes, where for-profit companies have increasingly taken over the industry. Their investigation explored how this shift has affected residents and staff, and dug into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on some of society’s most vulnerable people.

Reporting Tools & Tips

My Favorite Tools: Fabiola Torres

For our series about journalists’ favorite tools, we spoke with Fabiola Torres of Salud Con Lupa. She told GIJN’s Gaelle Faure all about the tools that help her carry out cross-border investigations into public health, including tools to find data as well as to analyze and visualize it.

Case Studies

How They Did It: Reporting a UN Murder Cover-Up in the DRC

On November 27, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Central European Time, five separate media organizations broke similar stories on a United Nations cover-up of the murders of their own staff. It took nothing less than the “radical sharing” of information between these rival platforms to expose a global conspiracy of silence.