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LA Times investiation of deserted oil wells

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Investigating the ‘Toxic Legacy’ of Abandoned Oil Wells

In a recent Q+A, environmental reporter Mark Olalde discussed a collaborative investigation on the impact of abandoned oil wells and other extractive industry infrastructure on nearby communities. The investigation won second place in the investigative reporting category at the awards of the Society of Environmental Journalists.

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News & Analysis Press Freedom

Digital Attacks Become Key Weapon to Silence Independent Media

Independent media now have to deal with an increasing number of digital attacks on press freedom, from brute-force attacks on their servers to more sophisticated assaults on their social media presence and digitally-based legal challenges.

News & Analysis Reporting Tools & Tips

Five Ways to Stay Online During a Government Internet Shutdown

Shutting down the internet has become an increasingly common tactic of governments and regimes looking to prevent civil society and free media from operating. Here, experts in privacy and security give their advice on the tools and tactics for skirting internet blackouts.

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Lessons Learned from Investigating Misinformation Around the World

Gaëlle Faure edits stories about misinformation written by digital investigative and verification reporters based in Agence France-Presse’s bureaus in Africa, and also works on fact-check training for journalists around the world. In this interview, she speaks about her job at AFP and about the challenges that misinformation poses to journalists around the world.

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AI Journalism Lessons from a 150-Year-Old Argentinian Newspaper

For newsrooms looking to deepen their understanding of how artificial intelligence could be used for investigative reporting, the 150-year-old Argentinian newspaper La Nación is blazing a trail and has produced a diverse range of stories assisted by AI technologies and has created an AI lab.