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GIJN Bulletin -- April 14, 2016

The Panama Papers and the Power of Investigative Networks

The extraordinary Panama Papers project has sparked a global tsunami of coverage and impact, showing the world, in dramatic fashion, why investigative journalism matters. Huge congrats to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and all the journalists involved, including the project's 20 GIJN member organizations. So how did we get here? In Power of a Global Movement, GIJN Board Chair Brant Houston traces back the global spread of collaborative investigative reporting. Also, don't miss this revealing Q&A with ICIJ Director Gerard Ryle

Asia Conference: Speakers Line-up

We're putting together a terrific program for September's Uncovering Asia: The 2nd Asian Investigative Journalism Conference. This time we're heading to extraordinary Kathmandu with top trainers from the BBC, Columbia University’s School of Journalism, The Guardian, Hong Kong University, IndiaSpend, New York Times, OCCRP, and Thomson Reuters. In addition to keynote speaker Spotlight's Robby Robinson, Mar Cabra, head of ICIJ's data team, will anchor a showcase panel on the groundbreaking Panama Papers project. Asian journalists: You can apply for fellowships to attend #IJAsia16 until May 15.

GIJN Board Elections

This June, the membership of the Global Investigative Journalism Network will vote to elect members of the GIJN Board of Directors. The board consists of 15 members. Of these, seven seats are now up for election, for two-year terms. The election committee will accept nominations of board candidates until May 15, 2016. Read more here.

Muckrakers' Busy Agenda

Last week, GIJN was at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy, talking about the future of independent journalism. You can find videos from the Festival here. Also, coming soon: the Central American Journalism Forum (El Salvador); and DataHarvest, the European Data Journalism Conference (Belgium). Find more events in the GIJN calendar
Also on

Top Ten #ddj: data without borders; time-lapses; ddj ebook; North Korea missiles; death penalty stats; & more. GIJN & Connected Action. 

Arab Press: Against the Odds, Investigative Journalism Persists in Middle East, Sheila S. Coronel

Panama Papers: Are They Really a Campaign Against Privacy?
, Claire Lauterbach

Tips & Tools 

10 Newsgathering & Verification Tools, FirstDraft

IFC & Tax Havens, Oxfam

Nuclear Facilities Attack Database, Start

PTSD Help for Journalists, Dart Center

Encryption Apps, NYTimes

US Foreign Security Aid Data, SA Monitor

EU Migration Data, EPRS

Social Newsgathering Ethics Code, ONA

Online Fundraising Tips, Nonprofit Tech

Stories of the Week 

The Journalists Behind the Leak,

2015 IRE Awards: Full List of Winners

The Case for Muckraking, Foreign Policy

Latin America: How to Hack an Election, Bloomberg

India: Big Pharma Deal, IRP

China: A Factory's Deadly Dust, Caixin

Mozambique: Ruby Plunder Wars, ZAM

U.S.: Spies in the Skies, BuzzFeed

Syria: The Assad Files, New Yorker

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