GIJN’s Olga Simanovych offers her editor’s picks for the best investigative reporting in the Russian and Ukrainian languages in 2022.
investigating war crimes
In 2022, many of GIJN’s original stories focused on reporting techniques relevant to global threats that grew or emerged this year — including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, democratic decline, growth of far-right populism, the challenge of accountability journalism in the Arabian Gulf, abuse of migrants and minorities, and the exiling, assault, and legal harassment of independent media.
At a recent GIJN webinar, journalist and experts discussed best practices for investigating conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV), including tips for interviewing possible war crimes victims and corroborating incidents without re-traumatizing survivors.
In this GIJN webinar, a senior reporter, a human rights advocate, and a safety and trauma specialist will discuss how sexual violence in conflict can be understood, the most common misconceptions about this type of violence, and where journalists fit in. The speakers will offer tips and resources on how to investigate effectively, safely engage with survivors, and navigate the call for justice.
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Amid Ukraine’s whole-of-society wartime reorganization, experts and activists are using their skills to track the impact of the conflict on the country’s national parks and biospheres and to document possible environmental war crimes.