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GIJN Weekly Bulletin -- July 22, 2015


Latin America Database Launched with 300 Investigations


A unique database of more than 300 investigative journalism reports from across Latin America was launched by The Institute for Press and Society (Instituto Prensa y Sociedad, or IPYS). Called BIPYS (Banco de Investigaciones Periodisticas, or Bank of Investigative Journalism) the UNESCO-backed initiative was unveiled July 6 at the annual conference of Abraji, Brazil's investigative reporting association.  

BBC's Myers on Protecting Your Sources and Your Work


Everyone knows their data is at risk. Leave it to the BBC's Internet sleuth Paul Myers to produce this concise, handy guide about the essential steps you need to take to protect your sources and your work. Myers runs quickly through encryption, passwords, email, and more.

Research Desk: New Data, Reports 


GIJN's ace librarian Gary Price is back with the latest Research Desk. This week's blog features databases on U.S. insider trading and international labor; and research reports by the U.S. Congress, House of Commons, EU Parliament, OECD, and WHO.

Top Ten #ddj


Here's this week's mapping of the top ten tweets on data journalism. Included are +300 sites with free geographic datasets; German YouTube; and Australian mining. 

GIJC15 Fellowships Update


Wow -- we've had nearly 900 applications from 109 countries for travel grants to attend the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Norway. Thank you for your interest! Notices are going out now to those selected. If you don't hear from us by August 1, it means that you did not win, sorry. This was a very competitive process. 

Who Will Host GIJC17?


Interested in hosting the next Global Investigative Journalism Conference in 2017? The deadline to submit proposals for GIJC17 is July 31. Potential hosts must be a GIJN member. The site will be selected by GIJN’s member organizations in October.

Tips & Tools 


Reporting in Crisis Zones Fellowships, Dart Center

Food Reporting Tips, BBC College

Instagram New Web Search, Mashable 

Social Media Sourcing, News:Rewired

Online Communities for Journos, Journalism News

Money & Politics: 50 Country Index, Sunlight/GI/EIP

Global Fact-Checking Sites, Reporters' Lab

Natural Resources: A Primer, NRGI

Stories of the Week


South Sudan: Forgotten Victims, eldiario.es  

China: Street Children, Beijing News
 
Nigeria: $85B in Missing Oil Funds, Premium Times

Brazil: Petrobas's Peru Connection, IDL-Reporteros

US: Life Without Parole, Marshall Project

Afghanistan: America's Ghost Schools, BuzzFeed

India: Dodgy Data on Farm Suicides, IndiaSpend

US: Picking the Right Surgeon, ProPublica

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