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GIJN Bulletin -- May 12, 2016

Get Networked at Events from Belgium to the Bayou

Muckrakers are meeting everywhere. This week we're in El Salvador at the Central American Journalism Forum. This weekend we're at Toronto's Journalism Across Borders Conference. Don't miss DataHarvest, Europe's investigative journalism conference, June 3-5 in Mechelen, Belgium. June 4-5 is MezhyhiryaFest in Kiev,; June 16-19 is IRE's annual gathering in New Orleans; and Sept. 23-25 is the 2nd Asian Investigative Journalism Conference in Kathmandu. Have an event to add? Write us!

Panama Papers Tech

How did the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists work with 2.6 terabytes of data, 11.5 million files, and 400 journalists? Here's the best story we've seen on ICIJ's methodology and tech tools. 

GIJN Offers Free ESRI Mapping Software to Members

GIJN has arranged with ESRI, one of the world’s premier mapping software and data companies, to provide free licenses to GIJN member organizations. This is an extraordinary toolkit that lets users create and share maps online and access a huge collection of maps, image services, and data. Interested? Write us an email with the subject "ESRI for Members," and include your name, e-mail, a physical address, and telephone number. 

Deadlines: Asia Fellowships, GIJN Board Election

Two important deadlines coming up: Journalists in Asian developing and transitioning countries have until May 15 to apply for a fellowship to attend the Asian Investigative Journalism Conference in Nepal this Sept.. And candidates for the GIJN board have until May 15 to commit to run. (You must belong to a GIJN member org.) Voting will be this June.  
Also on

Top Ten #ddj (April 26-May 2): Pirated Papers; Panama Papers tech; Europe Open Research; 6 Data Story Rules; German E-Cars; & more, GIJN & Connected Action. 

Open Sources, Big Opportunity for Truth, María Teresa Ronderos. 

Europe Under Attack: How Paris Changed Us, Vivienne Walt. 

Investigating Uber Surge Pricing: A Data Journalism Case Study, Jennifer Stark. 

Tips & Tools 

Offshore Leaks Database, ICIJ

25 Tips for Everyday Digging, GIJN

Google Digital News Fellowships, Reuters Institute

World Trade Data Viz, CID Harvard

Password Experts' Tips, Wired

60 Free Icon Sets, Canva

Reporting Grants for Women's Stories, IWMF

Asia Journalism Prize, AFP

Riga Summer School, SSE

Stories of the Week 

US: Americans in Panama Papers, ICIJ

Cameroon: Witches Are Real, ZAM 

Azerbaijan: First Family's London Enclave, OCCRP

Russia: Public Transport Money Machine, Scoop

China: Truth of the Putian Medical Group, China Entrepreneur

Macedonia: Political Parties' Properties, Scoop

US: Govt Alcohol Poisoning, Slate

US: The God Loophole, Reveal

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