Editor’s Pick: 2022’s Best Investigative Stories in German

Some of the most notable stories in German-language journalism this year revealed that many good guys in public life were, as it turned out, not so good. The following stories examine public figures from sports, the media, and far-right networks, and also show how big players — such as sportswear behemoth Nike, the fintech company Wirecard, or multinational energy giant RWE — behave when they think nobody’s watching. 

David Kaplan to Bid Farewell at Global Conference in September

After more than a decade of leadership of the Global Investigative Journalism Network, Executive Director David Kaplan has announced he will retire from his position in September 2023 at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden. Kaplan was among those representing 30 member organizations that founded the Network in 2003 and became its first full-time executive director in February 2012.

A Curated List of GIJN’s Top Stories from 2022

In 2022, many of GIJN’s original stories focused on reporting techniques relevant to global threats that grew or emerged this year — including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, democratic decline, growth of far-right populism, the challenge of accountability journalism in the Arabian Gulf, abuse of migrants and minorities, and the exiling, assault, and legal harassment of independent media.

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How GIJN Advisory Services Helped Newsrooms in Indonesia and India

GIJN Advisory Services has launched the Investigative Journalism Assessment Program (IJ-MAP), which allows us to offer a free, in-depth assessment of an organization, and follow up with expert advice from media consultants in priority areas such as investigative reporting, data journalism, revenue development, and digital audience reach.

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How Independent Journalism Is Filling Gaps in the European Media Landscape

A new generation of intrepid news organizations is rising across Europe – one that is strongly committed to serving its audience and democracy alike through public interest journalism. A new report by Netzwerk Recherche outlines this emerging innovative media scene and takes a closer look at how this New Sector reclaims journalistic terrain that traditional media has abandoned.