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GIJN Bulletin -- January 6, 2016

New Year, New Resources!

Welcome to 2016! Need a boost for the new year? Check out GIJN's growing Resource Center, packed with tip sheets, tools, and investigative guides. Here are a few of our most popular resource pages (some also available in Spanish and Chinese): 

GIJN's Top Stories of 2015 

Here are GIJN's top 12 stories of the year, including pieces on the best free data tools, how to search online, web scraping, the Wayback Machine, crowdfunding, Charlie Hebdo, and China.

The Year's Top Data Links

Thanks to so many of you for following our weekly Top Ten ‪#ddj‬ list, which uses NodeXL to do a network analysis on data journalism tweets. Here's our summary of the year's best: the most popular hashtags, the most searched domains, and the top mentions for 2015. 
Also on

Research Desk: Weather Disasters, Population, ICT, Gary Price. 

An Investigative Journalist Leaps From Print to Digital, James Breiner

Tips & Tools 

Influence Mapping Toolbox, iilab

Education Data for G20 Nations, IES

Freedom of Expresion Law Manual, MLDI

African Development Reporting, EJC

Six Rules for Twitter, IJNet

African Illicit Trade Training, TRF 

Journalists Killed 2015, IPI

Stories of the Week 

Europe: Confiscated Goods, DataNinja

Russia: Putin's Billionaire Son-in-Law, Reuters

Nepal: Ambulance Bribes, NCIJ

Angola: Forbidden Talk, Agencia Publica

France: Undercover Jihadi Girlfriend, Guardian

China: A Hostile Takeover, Caixin

US: Dictators' Lobbyists, CPI

US: An Unbelievable Rape, ProPublica/ Marshall Project

Romania: Orphan Nightmares, GPost

US: Toxic New Jersey, NJNC

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