Journalism’s Deep Web: 7 Tips on Using OCCRP Data

OCCRP Data, part of the Investigative Dashboard, offers journalists a shortcut to the deep web. It now has over 170 public sources and more than 100 million leads for public search – news archives, court documents, leaks and grey literature encompassing UK parliamentary inquiries, companies and procurement databases, NGO reports and even CIA rendition flights, among other choice reading.

Investigative Tips on Video: Now in Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish

Early this February, we launched a new series on investigative tips and tools to add to our Resource Center for journalists worldwide who want to dig deeper and ask tougher questions. Now, this compact set of crash seminars featuring leading experts with insights on how to better investigate has been translated into four additional languages and will be released over the coming weeks.

Fellowships To Attend the 2018 Asian Investigative Journalism Conference in Seoul

Fellowship applications are now CLOSED. The deadline to apply for the IJAsia18 fellowship was June 1st, 2018, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -5). Winners will be notified via email by July 15th, 2018. Uncovering Asia (#IJAsia18) is the premier gathering of investigative and data journalists in Asia, held once every two years. This year we’re holding this unique event in Seoul, Korea, from October 5 to 7, co-hosted by the Global Investigative Journalism Network, the Korean Center for Investigative Journalism (Newstapa), and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

This Week’s Top 10 in Data Journalism

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from March 12 to 18 finds disturbing news from @NASAEarth about low Arctic sea ice and temperature anomalies in the North Pole, @seeingtheory ‘s redesigned educational website on probability and statistics and top ten ways to clean your data by @Microsoft.

Document of the Day: Bellingcat’s Open Source Digital Forensics Tools

Bellingcat, a UK-based open source and social media investigation site, put together a seriously impressive comprehensive list of open source verification and research tools. It includes satellite and mapping services, tools for verifying photos and videos, websites to archive hyperlinks and much more. Dig in!

Statistics and Studies: Where is the Data?

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Data on human trafficking, forced labor and irreegular migration is everywhere and nowhere at the same time. Incidents are reported regularly, but this information tends to be scattered across media outlets, government reports and the publications of civil society organizations. For journalists willing to put in the hours, rich data can be mined from archived local media reports, which are available online. Both media in origin and destination countries regularly report on the numbers of undocumented workers deported from a country, or incidents involving trafficked workers.

A Guide to Reporting on the Gulf Arab Countries

Over 11 million migrant workers work in the six Middle Eastern countries — Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman. Journalists attempting to investigate human trafficking and forced labor in the region have faced many challenges. GIJN, in collaboration with human rights organizations, is launching this first bilingual guide to teach journalists best practices, tools and steps in reporting on human trafficking and forced labor in the Gulf region.