Global Events 2014, YouTube Channel Launch, and More


Planning 2014? Don't Miss GIJN's Calendar

GIJN's expanded calendar includes events worldwide of interest to investigative reporters. The list ranges from investigative and data journalism conferences to digital and interactive media meet-ups, meetings on money laundering and corruption, workshops, talks, and more. Coming soon: CIJ's Investigative Film Festival (London), IRE's CAR conference (Baltimore), and CdR's 7th Investigative Journalism Conference (Bogotá). Have an event you want listed? Send it to us at 

GIJN Launches YouTube Channel

We're offering more ways to spread the word about the craft of muckraking. GIJN now has its own YouTube channel. You'll find videos featuring some of our most popular sessions at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference, as well as spots featuring GIJN members. We’ll be adding lots more video, so be sure to subscribe! 

Highlights of GIJC13

The 8th Global Investigative Journalism Conference brought a record 1350 people from 93 countries to Rio in October. We've been analyzing data from the big event and have some interesting numbers to report. Based on our participants survey:  
> 63% said that networking should be a priority at the next conference, followed by data journalism workshops (55%), collaboration workshops (51%), and subject tracks like crime and environment (48%).
> 51% of the attendants were between 25 to 44 years old. 
> The gender balance was impressive: 52% of attendees were women.
> 88% rated the conference either as extremely useful (52%) or very useful (36%).
Check out for Rio tipsheets, videos in English and Spanish, and photos.
IJNet and GIJN Join Forces
We’re pleased to announce a new agreement with, the international journalists network, to cross-post content. Produced by the International Center for Journalists in seven languages, IJNet helps professional, citizen, and aspiring journalists find training, improve skills, and make connections. You'll now find an IJNet feed on with the latest on grants and fellowships, training workshops, tips and techniques, jobs, and more.

New Series on Global Development
This week we launched a series drawn from the new Reporter’s Guide to the Millennium Development Goals: Covering Development Commitments for 2015 and Beyond, published by the International Press Institute. This unique manual, in four languages, offers journalists tips on covering critical areas of human development as we near the 15th anniversary of the goals. Twenty-one journalists across six continents contributed to the report, including several active in GIJN. We're grateful to IPI for permission to publish the series, and to the European Press Photo Agency and EFE Agency for permission to publish the great photos that accompany the text.

GIJN Needs your Support

Our mission at GIJN is straightforward: we're working to expand and support investigative journalism around the world. But we can't do this alone. We're a not-for-profit group that relies on grants and donations for the critical work of training, advising, and getting tools to investigative journalists working on the front lines of corruption and crime. Please consider making a donation(Note: Funds given in the United States are tax deductible by U.S. taxpayers.) 

February 7-9: CIJ Investigative Film Week, London, UK

February 27 - March 2: NICAR 2014, Baltimore, US

March 7-15: SXSW Music Film Interactive, Austin, US

March 10-12: East-West Center International Media Conference, Yangon, Myanmar

March 17-19: Annual Conference, Florida, US

March 21-22: 7th Colombia Investigative Journalism Conference, Bogotá, Colombia

March 28: Polis Journalism Conference, London, UK

April 4-6: SKUP Annual Conference, Tønsberg, Norway

April 4-5: Finnish Investigative Journalism Conference, Helsinki, Finland

April 4-5: International Symposium on Online Journalism, Austin, US

April 12 - 15: IPI World Congress, Capetown, South Africa

April 30 - May 5: International Journalism Festival, Perugia, Italy

May 9 - 10European Data Harvest Conference 2014, Brussels, Belgium 

June 13-15: International Investigative Journalism Conference, Winnipeg, Canada

June 26 - 29Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Conference 2014, San Francisco, US

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