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GIJN Bulletin -- March 1, 2017

Join Us in Johannesburg!

The Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC) is the premier international gathering of investigative and data journalists, with over 100 sessions on the latest tools and techniques. Held only once every two years, the GIJC this November heads to Johannesburg, South Africa. Here's your chance to join us and learn from the best in the business. With the support of our sponsors, co-hosts GIJN and Wits Journalism are offering fellowships to both established and promising young journalists to participate. Full time journalists in developing or transitioning countries are eligible. Apply by May 15.

China's Best Muckraking of 2016

This story broke traffic records on our website, and for good reason. At a time when the press is under assault worldwide, here are stories that will inspire. Despite all of China's state controls and censorship, check out the extraordinary investigative work that Chinese journalists are still doing. In this piece you'll find groundbreaking reports about corruption, abuse of power, financial scams, and more. 

GIJN Members: Out of the Box 

Brazil's Agencia Publica set up a journalists' community center in Rio. In California, the Center for Investigative Reporting is teaching college students how to animate stories. And in Berlin, Correct!v is engaging readers with graphic novels created based on their investigations. GIJN compiled these and 5 more out-of-the-box methods used by GIJN member organizations to expand outreach and support investigative work. Does your organization have an "out of the box" project? Write us here.

Investigating a Cyberwar

How do you depict an "invisible" cyberwar on film? And protect yourself from being hacked while covering professional hackers? How do your track down sources who operate anonymously online? Al Jazeera’s Juliana Ruhfus details the methodology and challenges of her investigation into Syria's deadly cyberwar and the process of transforming the investigation into an online game.
Also on

Investor Sees “Great Returns” from Digital Media, James Breiner

Top Ten #ddj: The Week's Most Popular Journalism Links (Feb 6- 12), GIJN & Connected Action. 

Tips & Tools 

Secure Channels for Sources, Source

Advanced Reverse Image Search, Google

Design Better Tables, Medium

Lorenzo Natali Media Prize, EC

Microdata Library, World Bank

Best Tableau Books, Tableau Learners

Data Journalism in 2017, FT

Live Video Cheatsheet, News Whip 

How to go Invisible Online, Wired

Open Data for Tax Justice, TJN

Stories of the Week 

Europe: Security for Sale, De Correspondent

Syria: Croatian Arms Fuel War, OCCRP

China: Surrogacy Underground Market, Newsweek China

Mozambique: Forced Removals, ZAM Magazine

UK: Deported for a Murder he Didn't even Witness, TBIJ

Canada: Sexual Assault: Will Cops Believe You?, Globe and Mail 

Macedonia: The Teens Who Mastered Fake News, Wired

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