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GIJN Bulletin -- February 3, 2016


Come to Kathmandu!

Join GIJN and an all-star cast of trainers at the 2nd Asian Investigative Journalism Conference in Nepal, Sept 23-25. Co-hosted with Nepal's Centre for Investigative Journalism and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Uncovering Asia II will have tracks on the latest in data journalism, cross-border projects, and disaster and climate change coverage. Follow us at #IJAsia16 for info on fellowships, hotels, and more.

Crowdfunding Journalism


Check out GIJN's summary of the Pew Research Center's Crowdfunded Journalism report, and find out why the big picture is even more promising than it suggests. Here are 10 takeaways from the study, which finds media crowdfunding is a modest but growing trend.

16 Data Blogs for 2016

The School of Data curated this handy list of 16 blogs to follow in 2016 to improve your data literacy: enhance data-visualization skills; see best cases of data journalism; find methodology behind top data-driven projects; and pick-up some essential tips for working with data.
Also on

Top 10 #ddj: Inside the Tennis Racket investigation; Africa grants; Amazon deforestation; teaching #ddj in EU, GIJN & Connected Action. 

ProPublica: ProPublica Pioneers Investigative Journalism for the Digital Age, James Breiner. 

Philip Meyer Awards: IRE’s Meyer Awards Honor Best Use of Social Science, IRE. 

Tips & Tools 

Grants for Women Journalists, IWMF

Corruption Index, Transparency Int'l

Freedom in the World 2016, Freedom House

Human Rights 2016, HRW

Secure Dark Web Email Providers, Freedom Hacker

World Bank Data Portals, World Bank

Internet Ownership Project, OCCRP

Stories of the Week 

Latvia: Russia & Family Values, re:Baltica

China: $8B Ezubao Scam, Xinhua

Hong Kong: China’s Nuclear Reactors, SCMP

Mexico: Black Boxes of Gov’t, El Universal

Bulgaria: UNESCO Chief’s $3m Apt., Bivol/OCCRP

Hungary: Offshoring Luxury Apartments, Direkt36 

US: Chemical Valley, New Yorker

US: Rape Cases Fail, BND

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