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GIJN Weekly Bulletin -- June 17, 2015


World of Drones


Contributoria's Sarah Hartley writes on the growing use of drones in journalism, "from incredible imagery of the natural world to investigations that couldn’t be told with conventional cameras." And GIJN's Research Desk lists databases on drone activity worldwide, including GIJN member Bureau for Investigative Journalism's Covert Drone War project.

What If We Disclosed Everything?


A Brazilian development expert reflects on what would happen if governments disclosed every document from major infrastructure projects -- including bids, contracts, and audits. The result: accountability.

Research Desk: New Tools


In the latest Research Desk, GIJN ace librarian Gary Price dives into not only drones but free tools for quick document downloads and RSS feeds, reports from the European Parliament Research Service, a global guide to green companies, and more.

Top Ten #ddj 


Our weekly mapping of the top tweets on data journalism for June 4-11. You'll find items on 60 years of European World Cup data, cheap ways to put ddj in newsrooms, a profile of ICIJ's data team, Buenos Aires' hacks/hackers, and more.

Tips & Tools 


Hiding Docs, Images on iPhone, Kyms 

Storytelling with Google Maps, Google 

Interactive Graphs with Plotly, Journalism News

Arms & Security Yearbook, SIPRI

Who Tracks Your Online News, TTC

Stories of the Week


Nepal: Building Shortcuts Worsened Quake, Nepal CIJ

Peru: So. America’s Illegal Gold Trade, Ojo Publico 

Azerbaijan: First Family’s Banks, UK Mansion, OCCRP

Malaysia: Johor Royalty’s Business, Malaysiakini

U.S.: Killing the Colorado, ProPublica

World Bank: Land "Bathed In Blood,” ICIJ   

CIA: Human Experimentation, Guardian

China: Mystery Stock Fall, Caixin 

What Is Code?, Bloomberg

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