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GIJN Bulletin -- July 28, 2016

10 Most Used Newsroom Tools

We see a lot of tip sheets on the best tools and resources out there, but this one struck us as being particularly helpful, as it's based on what journalists actually use in their daily work. Media tech startup Sonr asked colleagues in London and New York for their favorite tools to get their jobs done. The result: "a core set of digital tools that most writers and editors couldn’t get through the day without." Let us know what's missing.

Asia Conference in 8 Weeks!

The buzz is building! Still time to join our awesome conference in Kathmandu this Sept. 22-25. Among the highlights: workshops on mobile journalism, nonprofits and funding, security, a legal clinic, and lots and lots of data training, from cool visualizations to working with coders. Plus we'll have collaborative brainstorming sessions on illicit trade, slavery, and forming Asian investigative networks. 

Aleph: A New Search Tool  

Here's a guide through an exciting new search tool and database portal, developed by GIJN member OCCRP. Aleph allows users to search through large collections of documents and data sets, and create your own watchlists of companies and people. The resources available will be of special interest to journalists who follow business, organized crime, and illicit trade.   

Media Resource for Olympics

Covering the Olympics? Need an alternative source of info? Try Casa Pública, a new resource and cultural center set up by GIJN member Agência Pública in Rio. Casa Pública hosted a day-long training on Rio's poor compliance with FOI laws, followed by debate on transparency in the upcoming Olympics. "So many people don’t know how the system works, and we were thinking of ways to help other journalists navigate the bureaucracy of Rio,” explained Mariana Simões, manager of Casa Pública.
Also on

Tips & Tools: New Tools Open up Virtual Reality to Journalists, Dan Zajband.  

Top Ten #ddj (July 7-11): Our World in Data; narrating networks; sentences off the grid; GIJN & Connected Action. 

Tips & Tools 

$3m to Investigate Corruption, US State Dept.

Media Crowdfunding Site, Press Start

Budget Info by Country, IBP

Verification Guide (Arabic), EJC

Trauma Fellowships, Dart Center

Guide to Journalism & Design, Tow

Graphic Novel Fellowships, CORRECT!V

E. Europe Cross-Border Stories Support, n-ost

Stories of the Week 

Africa: Panama Papers Africa, ICIJ

Syria: Revealing a $1B Arms Trade, BIRN, Guardian, OCCRP 

China: Poison Playgrounds, Beijing News

Egypt: Death in Service, BBC

Mali: Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu, M Floss

Nigeria: Footballers Trafficking, PT

US: Cop Misconduct Database, Chicago Reporter

Global: Terror's Human Toll, NYT

Germany: Pharma Payments, CORRECT!V
UK: Hate Crime & Police, TBIJ

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