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GIJN Bulletin -- November 22, 2016

Investigative Journalism Calendar

Lots happening around the world. Coming soon is COLPIN (Latin America's lively IJ Conference) with its annual awards, combined this year with the International Anti-Corruption Conference in Panama (Dec. 1-4). Also the Arab Investigative Journalism Conference in Jordan (Dec. 1-3), celebrates 10 great years. The African Investigative Journalism Conference just drew an enthusiastic 250 from 28 countries; 168 came from 12 countries to Ukraine's IJ gathering; while VVOJ, the Dutch-Flemish Association, met at the University of Leuven. Be sure to save the new date for the 2017 Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Johannesburg: Nov. 16-19. Have an event for GIJN's calendar? Send us an email.

 Trump & the Media: A Reading List

Fake news, infowar, and the post-truth era: Wondering what the Age of Trump has in store for us? Our friends at the Global Forum for Media Development pulled together this handy reading list of some of the most provocative and thoughtful stories on the rise of Donald Trump and what it means for the news media. 

Three Musts for Muckrakers

Here's a great list of tips, tools, and resources by one of the leaders in the field, Maria Teresa Ronderos, director of the Open Society Foundation's Program on Independent Journalism. She hits on three key practices for the digital age: Be open, systematic, and safe.

GIJN Offers Free Mapping Software

We're pleased to announce that top mapping software firm ESRI will again provide free licenses to GIJN member organizations. This is a great toolkit to create and share maps online and access a huge collection of maps, image services, and data. Interested? Send us an email titled "ESRI for Members" with your name, e-mail, physical address, and tel. number. 

Deadlines for New Members, Fellows

GIJN's board meets in early December and will consider new memberships. If your nonprofit is thinking of joining our network, now is the time to apply. Read more here. Also, IJAsia conference fellows: you have until the end of this year to complete the requirements of your fellowship. Those who don't comply will no longer be considered for GIJN travel grants. 
Also on

How an Award-Winning Investigation Was Buried in Two Newsrooms, Manisha Pande and Sandeep Pai

Tracking Business Records Across Asia, GIJN Staff. 

Top Ten #ddj (Nov. 7-13): guide to be a data journo; infobeautyaward winners; bulletproofing data course. GIJN & Connected Action.

Top Ten #ddj (Oct. 31-Nov. 6): election map vs. cartogram; US political geography; French literary awards. GIJN & Connected Action.  

Tips & Tools 

African Investigative Journalism Conf. Tipsheets, AIJC

Google Tools Course, Google News Lab

"Resource Curse" Scholarships, NRGI

Int'l Investigative Editor Jobs, OCCRP

Tips for Avoiding Libel Suits, IJNet

How to Build a Whistleblowers Site, IFEX

5-Step Fact Check, Africa Check

Media Protection in the Trump Era, Atlantic

Unlocking Data Sprint, The Engine Room

"Startups for News" Programme, journalismnews

Responsible Data Handbook, RDF

Stories of the Week 

South Africa: HIV Drugs Scam, Bhekisisa

Argentina: Nationalizing Gas, FOPEA

Burundi: Nun Murders, Guardian 

China: Blasting Mountains to Build Villas, Beijing News

China: Child Labor in Clothing Factories, Pear Video

Kenya: Where Are Our Children?, Africa Uncensored

The Lungs of the Earth, Al Jazeera

We, Too, Have Power, Miranda Patrucic
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