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CIJ conference key takeaways summer 2023

News & Analysis

7 Key Takeaways from the 2023 CIJ Conference in London

GIJN associate editor Laura Dixon and GIJN Francophone Africa editor Maxime Domegni round up seven key takeaways from the 2023 Centre for Investigative Journalism’s 2023 summer conference in London.

Getting the Story Out

Investigative Journalism in Africa: A Book From the Frontlines

The award-winning Ghanaian journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni says there are a series of challenges that investigative reporters in Africa must confront during the course of their work. Read about the difficulty of getting accurate data, the challenges of impunity, funding issues, and press freedom challenges in this excerpt from his new book.

Undercover fake identity reporter

Case Studies Methodology

Is It Ever OK for Journalists to Lie to Get a Story?

In a new book on undercover reporting, Australian journalism professors Andrea Carson and Denis Muller examine whether deception is ever an acceptable method for journalists to use.

Resource

GIJN Bookshelf: Investigative Titles for Your 2022 Reading List

The year 2022 has seen a number of noteworthy books about investigative journalism, from going undercover to dig into corruption to investigating the underbelly of the global migration crisis, and from a deep dive into dodgy COVID contracts to a book from Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa.

Guide Resource

GIJN’s Guide to Undercover Reporting

In countries without public record transparency rules or strong source protection laws, going undercover can be one of the few tools reporters have to reveal public interest stories.

How They Did It News & Analysis

How They Did It: Feminist Investigators Go Undercover to Expose Abortion Misinformation

A network of female journalists went undercover in order to investigate what women and girls around the world are told when they approach a crisis pregnancy organization. Some were told they could be killing the next president, others than abortions cause cancer. The investigation revealed the highly sophisticated tactics some centers use to break a woman’s resolve, and how the messaging can be traced back to a Christian charity based in Columbus, Ohio.

How Nigeria’s ICIR Pushes for Accountability in the COVID-19 Response

An investigative journalism nonprofit based in Nigeria, the International Centre for Investigative Reporting, has pushed the envelope with its approach to investigating the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Executive Director Dayo Aiyetan talks about how the unit has carried out its investigations in the midst of the lockdown and how reporters are holding the government to account over its response.