GIJN asked Mark Lee Hunter for his thoughts on Charlie Hebdo. The Paris-based Hunter, a GIJN co-founder, journalism prof and trainer, worked with the weekly in its early days during the 1990s. While recent coverage has focused on Charlie's satires of Islam over the years, Hunter tells readers of the paper's running battle with the French far right, and its key role in widening the space for investigative reporting in France. "This assassination," he writes, "has failed, stupidly and massively. It has created a bigger public than Charlie ever created on its own."
Uncovering Asia: The Video
GIJN and its partners hoped for at least 150 journalists when we organized Asia's first investigative journalism conference. Instead, 300 people from 33 countries streamed into Manila for an extraordinary weekend last November. Our co-host, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, produced this video, which nicely captures the spirit and drive that marked what has become a groundbreaking event.