Global Shining Light Award Winners Announced

Journalists from Azerbaijan, South Africa, Pakistan, Honored for Investigative Reporting under Threat
The winners of the fifth Global Shining Light Award were announced and presented at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference tonight in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The prize honors investigative journalism conducted in a developing or transitioning country, done under threat, duress, or in the direst of conditions. The award drew 65 submissions from 28 countries. An international panel of judges considered eight finalists and selected this year’s winners, and found the competition extraordinary. “The quality of entries this year shows how great investigative journalism has spread around the world,” noted David E. Kaplan, director of the award’s sponsor, the Global Investigative Journalism Network.

New Investigative Dashboard Debuts in Rio

Investigative Dashboard researcher Lejla Camdzic. It happens to every journalist at some point, you hit a wall in your investigation. Now there is a place you can go to find that vital piece of piece of information, the missing link in your cross-border story. Bring your questions to the Investigative Dashboard (ID) workshop to try this newly revamped investigative engine and to get assistance from professional researchers. The Investigative Dashboard, a research tool of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project developed in collaboration with Google Ideas, will launch late October but you can get a preview at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Rio this week.

GIJC13 Day 1: Back Together Again

The Global Investigative Journalism Conference has taken off! It was a great first day, packed with panels, meetings, networking, and warm Brazilian hospitality. Here’s a takeaway from the first day of the conference, our own “World Cup of Investigative Journalism.”

You did it! GIJN Crowdfunding Campaign Nears Finish Line

Great news! We not only reached our crowdfunding goal of raising $12,000 — we’ve now surpassed it. We’re already using those funds to bring three great young journalists to the Global Investigative Journalism Conference — from Myanmar, Nigeria, and Peru. Big thanks to everyone who helped. To date we’ve received an extraordinary 105 contributions from 22 countries.