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Venezuela journalist Ronna Rísquez

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5 Questions for Venezuelan Journalist Ronna Rísquez on Overcoming Fear, Covering Organized Crime, and Working as a Woman Journalist

Venezuelan journalist Ronna Rísquez has covered violence and organized crime in South America for more than 20 years. In conversation with LatAm Journalism Review, Rísquez talks about the challenges she has faced practicing journalism as a woman and about the threats she received before publishing her first solo book.

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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 […]

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Investigating Organized Crime in the Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle, where the borders of Myanmar, Thailand, and Laos intersect, is one of the world’s renowned centers of criminal activity. The region’s underworld economy turns over billions of dollars annually in narcotics production, human trafficking, wildlife smuggling, illegal mining, and more. Its cross-border illicit networks have global impact, working with criminal groups across […]

GIJN Webinar: Investigating Organized Crime in the Golden Triangle

For decades, the Golden Triangle has been a source of fascination to journalists around the world. They’ve focused on the seemingly endless stories of criminal rackets, larger-than-life characters, and the area’s rich history and cultures. Covering organized crime, however, is challenging, and facts about the region’s black markets, its criminal players and their political backers can be hard to come by. In this GIJN webinar, three senior reporters will share their tips and resources to report from this region. 

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Marcela Turati on a Career Spent Investigating Mexico’s Crisis of Missing People

Journalist Marcela Turati has spent years investigating who is responsible for the thousands of people who have gone missing in Mexico. She spoke to Revista 5W magazine about her work, the dangers of investigating corruption in the country, and why it is so difficult to try and track down who is behind violent crimes against journalists and migrants.

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Video Resources for Investigating Organized Crime and Corruption

To share investigative best practices and other lessons learned from our most recent conference, GIJC21, we are releasing a series of videos from the event’s many seminars, panels, and workshops. The first installment in this series focuses on how investigative reporters can better dig into organized crime and corruption around the world.