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GIJC23 – Climate: Investigating Impacts

The impacts of climate change everywhere. But how to do in-depth reporting on the widespread human costs — both immediate and longer-term? Speakers from Asia, Africa, and Europe will discuss how to cover topics such as sea level rise, heat, drought, and extreme weather with an eye to the impact on humanity and the environment. […]

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GIJC23 – When the Data Aren’t There: Building Your Own Datasets

Think there’s no data in your story? Create your own. Journalists can use polls, physical surveys, documents, or even monitoring devices to create their own data. We’ll give you examples of how these techniques are used and some best practices for doing it yourself. ———————– The Global Investigative Journalism Network is an international association of […]

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GIJC23 – Climate: Investigating Causes

Hear from some of the world’s most imaginative climate change journalists. Mongabay’s Rhett Ayers Butler presides over a newsroom producing a constant stream of articles on climate change worldwide. Elisângela Mendonça recently has connected the production of the anti-aging cure collagen with deforestation in Brazil. Emilio Godoy’s multi-faceted portfolio includes investigations of gas leaks and […]

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GIJC23 – Plenary: Watchdog Journalism in the Age of Digital Subversion (keynote)

Our keynote speaker this year is Ron Deibert, director of the groundbreaking Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto. Deibert was among the first to sound the alarm about a global information security crisis — warning that the digital revolution would spark a new era of surveillance, censorship, and disinformation. Deibert’s interdisciplinary team at Citizen […]

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GIJC23 – Podcasts: Producing the Investigative Podcast

Podcast listening in Brazil and Indonesia, two of the world’s top markets, has followed a global surge in listeners turning to the intimacy of podcasting and streaming audio, when and where they want. Come meet three journalists and producers who have both led the way in their countries, and collaborated in true GIJN fashion. Join […]

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GIJC23 – How AI Can Save Small Newsrooms

Do you have too little time to do investigative stories? Try L-ai-la, the new AI research assistant, trained to find news fit to print. (You may be both lazy & forgetful, but Laila never misses a story.) Is this about GPT4? Generative AI? No, forget about it. We are talking about LHF (the LowHangingFruit AI […]

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Measuring and Increasing the Effects of Investigative Journalism

Watchdog reporting makes a critical contribution to society by exposing wrongdoing, fighting corruption, and promoting accountability. But how do we measure this, and explain to a skeptical public the value of investigative reporting? At a time of unprecedented attacks on the press, a broken financial model, and low public trust, it is critical to understand […]

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Investigating the War in Ukraine One Year On

You can watch the Ukrainian versino of this webinar here: https://youtu.be/2R-Yxtz2qoY You can watch the Russian version of this webinar here: https://youtu.be/O9Ws0db_HXM In the 12 months since Russia invaded Ukraine, journalists have faced enormous dangers carrying out their work — in both Ukraine and Russia. There is also a lack of information, a tsunami of […]

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How To Use The Journalist Security Assessment Tool

Security is essential for journalists, and for investigative journalists in particular. Tackling the issue, let alone understanding its complexities, can be challenging. To make the process easier, GIJN has worked with experts at the Ford Foundation to adapt Ford’s Cybersecurity Assessment Tool (CAT) for use by watchdog journalism groups. Our new Journalist Security Assessment Tool […]

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Investigating Organized Crime in Sub-Saharan Africa

Organized crime and corruption are widespread, deeply rooted and growing in Sub-Saharan Africa, a region with some of the world’s highest rates of poverty and inequality. Powerful criminal groups operate with the help of politicians, government officials and a “criminal services industry”, including corrupt banks. They make their money through the illegal narcotics trade, human […]