Interview: Miranda Patrucic on Investigating a Mafia State

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) “Unholy Alliances”, winner of the Global Shining Light Award at the GIJC, unveiled the link between Montenegro’s government and organized crime. “Montenegro is a Mafia state, it is facilitating and helping the organized crime,” said OCCRP’s Miranda Patrucic.

Disaster Reporting: An Interview with Nepal’s Kunda Dixit

Kunda Dixit is Chief Editor of the Nepali Times, an English weekly magazine based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Long before the 2015 Nepal Earthquake, he and his paper had warned the public about the approaching danger. Unfortunately, few were listening.

Assignment China: Follow the Money

Over the many decades of Western news coverage of China, the year 2012 was a watershed. In the space of just a few months, a Bloomberg News team headed by correspondent Michael Forsythe published a sweeping expose of how relatives of China’s new leader, Xi Jinping, had earned vast fortunes in a variety of often disguised business deals. Soon after, David Barboza of the New York Times published his own revelations of the wealth accumulated by the relatives of Chinese premier Wen Jiabao.

Meydan TV Campaign To Support Press Freedom in Azerbaijan

In Azerbaijan, journalists are working under huge risks of arrest. Emin Milli, writer and dissident from Azerbaijan, was imprisoned in 2009 for two and a half years for his critical views about the government. After his release, Milli started his own non-profit online media, Meydan TV. Since then, he and his coworkers, as well as his family, have been constantly harassed by the government. Milli’s brother-in-law remains detained by the government under the charge of “tax evasion.”

At the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in October, Milli launched a campaign to support Meydan TV.

Reporting in the Time of Ebola

Western journalist Ashoka Mukpo spent two years in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, prior to the outbreak. When the crisis unfolded he found himself right in the center: as a freelance journalist reporting on the outbreak, as a local producer and camera operator working for a myriad of international outlets and correspondents, and as a victim. Mukpo came down with the virus in October 2014.

Using Hypotheses and Timelines

Trainers Mark Lee Hunter and Luuk Sengers offered ways to begin and carry out investigative reporting during two sessions at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference. Their first session was Using Hypotheses: The Core of the Investigative Method and the second was Mastering Timelines: The Road to a Successful Project.

Using Facebook To Investigate

Photos. Friends. Likes. Facebook contains countless amount of information. BBC’s internet investigations specialist Paul Mayers disclose the secret, simple strategies to dig into the world’s most popular social network.

Declaración de GIJC15 sobre la Seguridad de los Periodistas

En la sesión plenaria de la novena Conferencia Global de Periodismo de Investigación, que se realizó del 8 al 11 de octubre en Lillehammer, Noruega, se debatió cómo los periodistas están combatiendo los ataques en su contra en todo el mundo. Después de escuchar casos de estudios de colegas en Angola, Azerbaiyán, Malasia y México, periodistas de 121 países aprobaron la siguiente declaración.

Working with Students: Learning by Doing

Are muckrackers born or made? The question was asked by Sheila S. Coronel, academic dean at Colombia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, in the session Investigative Journalism with Students.

Interview: Leslee Udwin, on the Power of Filmmaking

Leslee Udwin, an Israeli-born British filmmaker, was raped when she was 18 years old. Appearing recently at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Lillehammer, Norway, the 56-year-old director and actor recalled how making the 2015 documentary “India’s Daughter” – the story of the 2012 gang rape of a 23-year-old women in Delhi, India – stirred emotions she thought she had processed long ago.