Arab & LatAm Awards, Panama Papers Backlash, New Grants
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GIJN Bulletin -- December 7, 2016

Arab Conference Draws 400

The 9th Arab Investigative Journalism Conference  was a big success in Jordan last weekend, with a record 400 Arab reporters, editors, and educators, plus over 30 international journalists and trainers. During the event, which marked the 10th anniversary of host Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), journalists from Jordan, Tunisia, Egypt, and Yemen, who exposed torture and injustice in their societies, were awarded the 2016 ARIJ Prizes. And, in case you missed it, ARIJ Executive Director Rana Sabbagh wrote a compelling piece on the state of investigative journalism in the Arab world

COLPIN Awards Best Muckraking in Latin America

Investigations into extrajudicial killings, violent conflicts over land and timber, and trafficking of antiquities took home the top three prizes at the 14th Latin American Investigative Journalism Awards. The awards were presented at the annual Latin American Investigative Journalism Conference (#COLPIN2016) in Panama, sponsored by the Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS) and Transparency International. 

 Panama Papers Backlash

Even as the Panama Papers disclosures have sparked almost 150 official investigations in 76 countries, they have also provoked retaliation by individuals and governments displeased with revelations of the hidden economic holdings of the global elite. Journalists have suffered from vitriol, threats, cyber attacks and lawsuits. Fortunately, ICIJ reports, one of the benefits of media collaborations is how journalists can band together to overcome these issues.

Google Grants Boost Europe's Investigative Journalism

Google has announced funding for 124 projects in its Digital News Initiative, with the intent of advancing media innovation in Europe’s ailing news industry. Among the grant awardees, we're pleased to note, are seven members of GIJN: Atlatszo, Correct!v, Direkt36, Investigative Reporting Project Italy, the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, Rise Project, and Romanian Center for Investigative Journalism.
Also on

Watching the U.S. Election from China’s Post-Truth Future, Christina Xu. 

Top Ten #ddj (Nov. 21-27): Korea president scandal; post-truth questions; UK beneficial ownership dataviz catalog. GIJN & Connected Action.

Top Ten #ddj (Nov. 14-20): US Election; mapping Turkish women murders; polarized America; visual vocabulary; drug overdose deaths. GIJN & Connected Action.  

Tips & Tools 

Investigative Journalism Manual, KAS

Data-driven advent calendar, Journocode

Digital Security Guides, Source

Crook of the Year Award, OCCRP

ARIJ Program Director Job, ARIJ

Open Data Value, ODI

European Press Prize 2017, EPP

Data Journalism UK Recap, journalism news

Fact-Checking in Europe, Reuters Institute

Media Streaming Apps, Mediashift

Data Journalism Awards, GEN

Data Mining Manual, SEJ

Stories of the Week 

El Salvador: Inside the Gangs, NYTimes

Mexico: 10 Years of Violence, Animal Político

US: Castro Obituary, Miami Herald

India: Women get Less Medical Care, IndiaSpend

China: Power Station Accident, Beijing News 

Europe: Strangers at Home, Global Reporting Center

US: Custody Crisis, 100 Reporters
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