GIJN’s Olga Simanovych offers her editor’s picks for the best investigative reporting in the Russian and Ukrainian languages in 2022.
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In his acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize, Dmitry Muratov, editor-in-chief of Russia’s leading independent media outlet, Novaya Gazeta, said: “The award today goes to the entire community of investigative journalists.” Four days later — in a webinar interview with GIJN — Muratov set out the true stakes for investigative journalists who now share that high honor.
Data Journalism Top 10: Rise of Omicron, Africa’s Growing Cities, Tech’s Glass Ceiling, and Honeybees Self-Quarantining
Our weekly analysis of the most popular data journalism stories on Twitter highlights a story by Spanish newspaper El País analyzing early data on the omicron variant, plus stories on fake news and disinformation in Thailand, climate data, and a story on how artificial intelligence can judge your music taste.
On this World Press Freedom Day, we call on the Russian government to uphold its responsibility to protect and defend freedom of the press. In 1998, the Russian Federation signed the European Convention on Human Rights, which guarantees the right to freedom of expression for all citizens and the right “to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers.”
In early April, Russian authorities raided the Moscow apartment of IStories editor Roman Anin, who is widely regarded as one of the world’s top investigative reporters. In response to the raid, IStories’ lawyer, Vasily Grischak, gave a briefing to journalists on how to deal with a police raid — tips which GIJN has translated here.