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GIJC23 – Crowd Driven Journalism: Using Communities to Investigate

One of the great spin-offs of the digital age is that journalists can tap into crowds and communities in ways unimaginable only a few years ago. Local communities are reporting impactful stories, providing tips and resources, and bolstering the finances of watchdog media around the world. Here are journalists from remarkably diverse environments — Malaysia, […]

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GIJC23 – Criminal States & Kleptocracies

With the end of the Cold War, intelligence agencies brainstormed about what the next great security threat would be. It turned out they didn’t have to look far: the global advent of kleptocracies and criminal states now threatens democracy and accountable government almost everywhere. Kleptocracies — government by theft — now dominate in much of […]

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GIJC23 – Best Investigations on Russia’s War on Ukraine

The challenges for journalists covering Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are massive — from the obvious dangers of reporting on the ground amid an armed conflict, to trying to investigate during a state of emergency, where disinformation is widespread and independent media is either banned or barely tolerated. In this panel, we bring together three senior […]

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GIJC23 – Resources for Investigating Russia

Russia matters. A generation after the Cold War, Moscow still has thousands of nuclear weapons. By land mass, Russia is the world’s largest country, stretching from Europe to Asia and the Arctic, and it has influence over regional conflicts around the world — not just its disastrous invasion of Ukraine but in the Caucasus, Central […]

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GIJC23 – Holding Algorithms Accountable Through Collaboration

Governments and corporations worldwide are quietly deploying AI technologies that can discriminate and harm the most vulnerable members of society. Yet the impact of predictive and surveillance technologies on communities around the world often goes unreported and remains invisible. How can we bridge the gap? And what is the best way to investigate AI? In […]

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

Following Ron Deibert’s keynote, we have an all-star panel of journalists on the front lines of the digital war being waged against watchdog media. Moderator Sheila Coronel will lead an hour-long discussion about what it’s like to have your newsroom invaded, your sources exposed, and your actions tracked every day. We’ve asked noted journalists from […]

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GIJC23 – 40 Years of Cross-Border Muckraking: Where It All Began

Today, we take for granted large-scale, collaborative cross-border investigative reporting. Not only at the global scale, but across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, networks of investigative journalists have made the extraordinary almost routine. But this relatively new field has deep roots, going back to a series of little-known meetings in the 1980s, […]

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GIJC23 – AI: Perils and Promise

The rise of AI-powered chatbots has prompted hot debates about whether these technologies will reshape or unmake our world. But instead of engaging in the hype cycle, journalists can demystify these tools for their audiences by sticking to basic reporting principles: investigate the artificial intelligence models themselves and cover their real-world impact. Burke will discuss […]

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GIJC23 – Fighting Back Against SLAPPs & Other Legal Threats

Journalists are facing a worldwide legal assault from a growing arsenal of abused laws, from national security and emergency edicts to libel and privacy statutes. Harassment lawsuits, while always a threat, have mushroomed in use by the rich and powerful to silence watchdog reporting. SLAPP suits (“strategic lawsuits against public participation”), are one variant and […]

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GIJC23 – What Does AI Have to Do with Investigative Journalism? Everything!

If we follow the headlines, AI is either going to kill us all or solve all our problems. Meanwhile, in the real world, algorithms deployed in hospitals, schools, courts, and even refugee camps are creating new forms of discrimination and exclusion among the most vulnerable citizens. Actual, life-changing harm, not doomsday futuristic scenarios. In this […]