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Masterclass FT's Wirecard Investigation

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How the Financial Times Exposed a Billion-Dollar Fraud

How do you tackle a fraudulent blue-chip corporation that has the means to deploy teams of lawyers, private investigators, hackers, and even foreign spies to stop your investigation? Dan McCrum, an investigative reporter at the Financial Times, told GIJN how he took down a fraudulent $30 billion company, and offered tips on how reporters can tackle bad actors with almost unlimited resources.

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Oligarch Lawsuits Aim to Silence Journalists in UK

British lawyer Elizabeth Wiggin has defended investigative journalists from legal challenges in the UK courts and she describes the legal threats, humiliation, and financial ruin that reporters can face while covering stories the rich and powerful do not want published.

Gulf Guide Chapter 5: Human Trafficking

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Reporter Katie McQue’s Tips for Covering Migrant Workers in Arab Gulf States

Katie McQue, a British freelance journalist that spent five years reporting from Dubai covering human rights and migration alongside her “business” beats of energy, healthcare, and finance, speaks to GIJN about her work and the best practices reporters can adopt when covering forced labor and human trafficking in the region.

Anti-Bolsonaro corruption protests, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Brazil: 5 Questions for a Reporter Investigating Bolsonaro’s Scandals

Due to her tenacity in scrutinizing Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s family’s transactions, reporter Juliana Dal Piva is a constant target of attack by the president’s supporters. Here, she describes the security measures, collaboration, and persistence needed to keep the spotlight on autocrats in repressive environments.

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Renewed Resolve from Global Summit of Investigative Journalists

After 80 panels and workshops — presented by 200 speakers and attended by close to 1700 editors and reporters from 148 countries — the 12th Global Investigative Journalism Conference closed with renewed resolve for innovative investigations, and a broad invitation to an in-person conference in Sydney in 2022.