The Global Investigative Journalism Conference is the world’s largest international gathering of investigative reporters. The conferences are held every two years. Since the first gathering in Copenhagen in 2001, they have brought together more than 5,000 journalists from 100 countries. Later conferences were held in Copenhagen (2003), Amsterdam (2005), Toronto (2007), Lillehammer (2008), Geneva (2010), Kiev (2011), and Rio de Janeiro (2013).
The GIJCs are overseen and co-sponsored by the Global Investigative Journalism Network, in partnership with its national member organizations. The conferences are widely credited with playing a key role in the rapid global expansion of investigative reporting over the past decade. By focusing on skills and training, they have helped spread state-of-the-art investigative reporting, data journalism, and cross-border collaboration around the world.
Journalists who have attended the global conferences have returned home and made a major impact on such issues as corruption, health care, and the environment. They have gone on to found investigative centers, direct I-teams at major newspapers and television stations, collaborate with colleagues worldwide, and train the next generation of investigative reporters.
Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN)
The Global Investigative Journalism Network is the world’s premier international association of investigative reporting organizations. The Network’s membership includes 118 nonprofits and NGOs in 54 countries. GIJN’s missions include sponsoring global and regional conferences, training, and promoting best practices in investigative and data journalism. GIJN was founded in 2003 when more than 300 journalists gathered for the second Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Copenhagen. Membership is open to non-profit media organizations that support investigative or data journalism. If your organization is interested in joining, you can find out how to apply here.
Association for Critical and Investigative Press (SKUP)
Stiftelsen for en Kritisk og Undersøkende Presse (SKUP) is an association established in 1990, dedicated to promoting investigative journalism in Norway. SKUP organizes an annual weekend conference for investigative reporters and editors in Norway. One of the conference highlights is the SKUP award ceremony. SKUP regularly offers workshops and training in various investigative methods. The foundation’s website offers documentation on a decade of investigative journalism and projects in Norwegian media.