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GIJN Bulletin -- October 5, 2016

IJAsia16 Draws 370 to Nepal

What a great gathering! Big thanks to the 370 people from 50 countries who made the 2nd Asian Investigative Journalism Conference -- South Asia's first -- such a success. From cross-border networking and state-of-the-art data journalism to Robby Robinson's inspiring keynote, attendees came away energized and armed with the latest tools and techniques, Our event hashtag (#IJAsia16) received 70 million impressions on Twitter and Instagram, with nearly 6,000 tweets in 10 languages in 77 countries. Where should we convene next for IJAsia18? Give us your vote: Nominations are Bali, Bangkok, Colombo, Fukushima, Singapore, and Ulaan Baator.  

GIJN Help Desk Launched

Got a question about reporting? Want to start a media nonprofit? Looking for sources on the other side of the world? To help address all the inquiries we receive, GIJN has created a formal Help Desk that better marshals our resources and taps the expertise of our global network. The Desk acts as a portal to hundreds of tip sheets, how-to stories, and conference videos, and if those don't answer your question, you can ask one of more than a hundred experts who have volunteered to help.

IJAsia16 Tipsheets, News, Photos

Didn't make it to IJAsia16? Don't worry -- we had a great multinational team covering the conference, On our site you'll find 44 stories on key panels and workshops40 tipsheets and presentations, and lots of photos of the event uploaded to our Facebook page. Still to come: videos of more than 20 key sessions, including Robinson's terrific keynote and ICIJ's impressive plenary session.

LatAm, Africa, Middle East Conferences Coming

It's a busy end of year for investigative journalists, with events worldwide. There's the International Journalism Conference (Nov. 3-4) by the Argentinian Journalism Forum (FOPEA), followed by the African Investigative Journalism Conference in Johannesburg (Nov. 7-9). And December brings ARIJ'S Arab Investigative Journalism Conference, in Amman (Dec. 2-3). Find the latest events in the GIJN Calendar. Got something to add? Send it to
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Top Ten #ddj (Sept. 19-25): Brilliant info graphics; data state of mind; global temperatures visualized; African grants; and more. GIJN & Connected Action.  

Global Conference, Global Network, David E. Kaplan. 

Independent Media in Asian Democracies Battle Internet Rules, Karol Ilagan. 

#IJAsia16 Tips & Tools 

Free & Easy Tools for Data Scraping, Kaas & Mulvad

How to Collect your Own Data, Sandhya Kambhampati

Finding Data in Asia, Irene Liu

Story Collaboration Tools, Mar Cabra

Tracking US Gov't Money, Martha Mendoza

Using Investigative Dashboard, OCCRP

Visualizing Data, Sanjit Oberai

Asian Corporate Records, Boehler & Ilagan

More IJAsia Tipsheets, IJAsia16

Stories of the Week 

Philippines: Propaganda War, Rappler

US: Checking Trump's Tax Records, NYTimes

Ibero-America: García Marquez Award Winners

US: What Facebook Knows about You, ProPublica

Syria: Covering Syria, AFP

Nepal: Press Freedom Concerns, Miami Herald

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