Investigative Impact Making the Global Case for Muckraking
At the Google Investigathon on Nov.12, GIJN premiered its latest project, Investigative Impact: How Investigative Journalism Fights Corruption, Promotes Accountability, and Fosters Transparency around the World
. GIJN director David Kaplan and board chair Brant Houston showcased the project before nearly 100 people at the New York event, demonstrating through video, graphics, data, and a new website the extraordinary global impact of investigative reporting. Despite its often dramatic results, the field receives relatively little funding and is routinely under attack. To bolster support, GIJN has assembled case studies
of high-impact reports, video interviews
with journalists in 20 countries, and a resource center.
Case Studies: Watchdog Journalism Around the World
As part of Investigative Impact
, GIJN has gathered case studies of high-impact reports from ten countries. We hope you'll agree it's an extraordinary collection. Among the featured stories: Spirit Child (Ghana), Secret Diaries (Brazil), The BAE Files (UK), Investigating Estrada (Philippines), Taxation without Representation (Pakistan), Offshore Secrets (international), and, of course, Watergate (US).