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GIJN Bulletin -- February 15, 2017


Shining Light Awards Open

The Global Shining Light Award, presented by GIJN every two years, is now open for nominations. This unique award honors investigative journalism in a developing or transitioning country, done under threat, duress, or in the direst of conditions. This year's winner will receive US$2,000, an honorary plaque, a trip to the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in South Africa, and a place among the ranks of our extraordinary past winners. Stories released in 2015-16 are eligible; Deadline: May 15.

Call for Proposals for GIJC19


GIJN members: Want to host the 11th Global Investigative Journalism Conference in 2019? GIJN is now accepting proposals until July 31. Held every two years, the conference attracts as many as 1,000 reporters and editors from 100 countries. Potential hosts must be a GIJN member organization. For more info, see our website.

The Worst Job in Journalism 


Divine intervention might be the only thing protecting Iraqi journalists these days. Local reporters are sent off to do war reporting with no training, no insurance, and cheap, easily penetrable vests. Mustafa Sa’adoun of Iraq's Observatory for Human Rights details the nightmares of being an Iraqi war reporter. From our pals at ARIJ. 

Coordinating Across Borders


Transnational investigations pose unique challenges. Coordinating journalists across borders, who bring different priorities, mindsets and languages, is no easy task. Here are some valuable lessons from Investigate Europe

Great Journalism of 2016


Need inspiration? Check out these highlights of prize-winning stories from 16 major global or regional journalism awards in 2016. You'll find original reporting and innovative storytelling. By María Teresa Ronderos of OSF's Program on Independent Journalism. 
Also on GIJN.org

MuckRock’s Brown on FOIA as Journalism’s Flashlight, JPat Brown. 

Top Ten #ddj: The Week's Most Popular Journalism Links (Jan 30- Feb 5), GIJN & Connected Action. 

Tips & Tools 


Insurance for Freelancers, IFJ

Buffett Fund for Women Journos, IWMF

NED Grants for Media Projects, NED

LatAm Journalism Grants, Connectas

Balkan Journalism Fellowship, BIRN

Free Fact-Checking Course, Poynter

Global Think Tank Report, TTCSP

Statistics Portal, Statista

Why Use Newsletters?, RJI

News Lab Training Center, Google News Lab

Google Sheets Tips, Infogram

Ethical Rules for Sources, EJN

Open Data Impact Map

Stories of the Week 


Global: Making Money from Refugees, Huffpost

Global: Immunization & Vaccine Prices, Medicamentalia

US: Trump's Travel Ban, ProPublica

Pakistan: Child Mortality, CIRP

China: Beijing Sex Trade, Beijing News

Peru: The Lava Jato Case, Ojo Público

Ukraine: Arming Ukraine, RISE Moldova, Slidstvo 

Yemen: US Raid Killings, TBIJ
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