Censorship. Imprisonment. Threats and violence. Online harassment. Legal battles. Exile. The list of challenges facing investigative reporters in Latin America is extensive. But despite the difficulties, journalists across the region are doing incredible work and holding those in power to account with their reporting.
Although watchdog reporting in Bangladesh faces a series of challenges, all of which make investigative journalism in the country increasingly difficult, reporters in 2022 continued to produce serious exposés on critical issues as corruption, environmental crime, and systemic injustice.
In Turkey, authoritarianism is increasingly undermining media pluralism and is limiting the freedom of journalists to report and receive information now more than ever before. Despite this, GIJN Turkish found numerous praiseworthy stories produced by watchdog reporters this year, and here feature eight notable examples of investigative journalism, photojournalism, and documentary work.
GIJN’s Africa editor, Benon Herbert Oluka, presents his Editor’s Picks for the best investigative reporting from sub-Saharan Africa in 2022, which demonstrated the curiosity, ingenuity, bravery, and technological know-how of Africa’s top investigative journalists and teams.
News & Analysis
Attacks on reporters and a downward trend in transparency in Pakistan in recent years have had a notable impact on the press climate, but despite this, journalists are using the resources available to them to continue investigating. Using traditional shoe-leather reporting and relying on communities to access information and even, at times, for data, this year journalists have dug into rape statistics, alleged police brutality, and human smuggling, alongside other stories.
Case Studies News & Analysis
The year 2021 was a “grand cru” for the French-speaking investigative world. To make our selection of the top 12 investigations published in French in the past 12 months, we examined the techniques used, the stories’ impact in society, the risks taken, and geographic diversity. For sure — from Algeria to Canada, from the Comoros to Belgium — the journalists working on these investigations have shown courage and perseverance.
News & Analysis
As part of our annual Editor’s Pick series, read on to discover the best investigations in French published this year and selected by GIJN French Editor Marthe Rubio and GIJN Francophone Africa Editor Maxime Domegni.