New Global GIJN Guide
Looking for investigative contacts worldwide? We’ve redesigned our membership list
so it's easy to find GIJN members and their work. There's now a comprehensive list of GIJN's 90 member organizations in 40 countries, including profiles and links to their websites, social media, and RSS feeds. This a work in progress, so members please send us an email
with edits and updates. Big thanks to the Investigative News Network
for this project. INN built this member directory for their new website, and thanks to their Largo platform it was easy to share the code and adapt to our site. Interested in joining GIJN? Membership in GIJN is open to registered nonprofits and NGOs that actively work in support of investigative reporting.
GIJC13: Lots Happening!
We're busy finalizing the program for GIJC13 -- the Global Investigative Journalism Conference
-- scheduling speakers and working on the collaboration workshops, special tracks, the hackfest, and more. The conference site and schedule should be available soon. Some quick highlights: the security track will include training by the International News Safety Institute, TOR, GlobalLeaks, OCCRP, and Pulitzer Prize winner Steve Doig. The academic track has drawn interest from more than 50 professors around the world. And pitching in on the collaboration workshops are such top journalists as Sheila Coronel and Drew Sullivan (corruption and crime) and Nils Mulvad and Mark Schapiro (environment and resources).
GIJC13: Hotels and Visas
The GIJN staff and many international guests will be staying at the Royal Tulip Hotel,
where we have negotiated a conference rate of US$245. Rio is on the expensive side, but the rate includes breakfast and wifi, and shuttles to the conference site. Also, if you want to save money with a roommate, single and double rooms are the same price. You can book a Royal Tulip room here
. Our Brazilian host Abraji has identified a number of other quality hotels. Here's a list of 17 hotels and hostels
, including prices and distance from the conference site. Visa Alert: Remember, many countries need visas to visit Brazil, and the process can take three weeks. Apply now!
The Global Investigative Journalism Conference will announce three sets of major awards in Rio: the Global Shining Light Award, for investigative stories in developing or transitioning countries done under duress or threat; the Daniel Pearl Award, for cross-border investigative journalism; and the Latin American investigative journalism awards. Thanks to everyone who helped spread the word about the Global Shining Light Award this year. We received more than 60 submissions from 35 countries, and the competition is keen. Our judges have called it "an embarrassment of riches."
Awards at GIJC13