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By Simona Raetz | May 02, 2011, 11:28 am
An 11-country-investigation by Consejo de Redaccion in Columbia looked into resource mismanagement in Latin America and found that the region is missing profitable opportunities to conserve its forests because of red tape and excessive paperwork. Instead carbon emissions trading and forest conservation have become ambiguous projects with little oversight. London’s Observer chronicled how Wachovia, a major U.S. bank now owned by Wells Fargo, laundered billions of dollars for a drug cartel in Mexico since 2004; the onset of escalating violence along the U.S. – Mexican border. The Associated Press investigated the use of cleanup money doled out by BP during last year’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and found that many communities spent millions of dollars of BP money on gadgets, vehicles and gear, which often had little to do with the cleanup. “Investigations Around the World” is a regular ICIJ feature designed to showcase great investigative reporting across the globe.
Just a reminder that the Daniel Pearl Awards are accepting entries. The Daniel Pearl Awards honors the world’s best cross-border investigative Journalism and is open to any journalist or team of journalists of any nationality working in any medium. Entries must involve reporting in at least two countries on a topic of world significance. Two $5,000 first-place prizes will be awarded, with five additional $1,000 prizes. The awards will be presented at the 7th Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Kyiv, Ukraine, in October 2011.
The 7th global conference on investigative journalism and computer assisted reporting will be held in Kiev, Ukraine, on October 13-16, 2011. The four-day conference will focus on the latest journalistic techniques and methods. Take this opportunity to acquire new skills and learn more about cross-border journalism. Get insight into the work of journalists from all over the world and learn from their experiences. Previous conferences have been held in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Toronto, Lillehammer, and Geneva
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Amman –Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), the region’s first and only media network supporting in-depth reporting, is organizing the third regional conference for investigative journalists in Amman, November 26-28, 2010. Over 200 Arab journalists, editors and university academics from 16 Arab countries, including those benefitting from the network in the eight ARIJ countries of operation — Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine, Iraq, Yemen, Bahrain, Jordan and Syria, will attend. They will share their experiences with top Arab and international award-winning journalists like Morocco’s Ahmed Reda Benchamsi, founder and publisher of the independent liberal weekly magazines “TelQuel” and “Nichane” as well as Egypt’s renowned newspaper publisher and democracy activist Hisham Qassem and Yosri Fouda, the Arab world’s top TV investigative journalist who launched al_Jazeera’s famous program “Top Secret” before becoming the chief editor and presenter of “The Last Word” on the Cairo-based ONTV. Other speakers and trainers include: Dr. Mark Hunter (USA) principal author and editor of the ARIJ manual, Tim Sebastian (UK), chairman of the “Doha Debates” former presenter of BBC’s “Hardtalk”, Drew Sullivan (USA) director for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Centre, Paul Radu (Romania) author of follow the money: A digital file for tracking corruption, Fredrik Laurin and Lina Makboul (Sweden), Justin Arenstein (South Africa), Miki Mistrati (Denmark) and Dumitru Lazur (Moldavia).
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The sixth Global Investigative Journalism Conference held its celebratory dinner on the Saturday night of the conference and honored some of the best journalism work of the past year. The Global Shining Light Award was awarded to a team of journalists from Eastern Europe for their investigation on the corruption within the Moldovan regime. Their investigation was supported by the Danish agency Scoop. Those awarded were: Vitalie Calugarearenu, Vlad Lavrov, Stefen Candea, Dumitru Lazur and Irina Codrean.