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GIJN Bulletin -- March 3, 2016



Investigative Reporting Lights Up the Oscars


GIJN's social media lit up worldwide with news that the movie Spotlight won Academy Awards this week. "We would not be here today without the heroic efforts of our reporters," declared producer Blye Pagon Faust as she accepted the Oscar for best picture. "Not only do they effect global change, but they absolutely show us the necessity of investigative journalism." We couldn't have said it better ourselves! Check out our 8 Lessons from Spotlight, the movie trailer, and upcoming releases around the world. 

Wi-Fi: 3 Ways To Avoid Hackers


Don't become the next journalist to have your emails read over Wi-Fi. It can happen in a cafe, a plane, or an office, as a USA Today reporter found out on American Airlines. Here's help: GIJN Resource Center Director Gary Price explains how to avoid getting hacked when using Wi-Fi.

GIJN's Global Trainers


February was a busy month for GIJN. We helped the Delhi-based Centre for Investigative Journalism on a data journalism workshop in Bihar, India’s poorest state. In Bangkok, Swedish Broadcasting's Nils Hanson taught a popular Thai Broadcasters Association workshop on investigative reporting. In Jamaica, GIJN Board Chair Brant Houston led Investigative Journalism in the Digital Age, a three-day program backed by the Public Media Alliance and UNESCO. And in Hungary, Deputy Director Gabriela Manuli, spoke at two data workshops in Budapest

Pioneering Muckraker: Ida Tarbell  


Back in 1900, a female journalist took on the most powerful corporation of her time, Standard Oil, by following what investigative reporters today call “paper trails.” Read about this pioneering muckraker in our story by veteran journalist Steve Weinberg.
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Top 10 #ddj (Feb. 16-22): terrorism & tourism; time-series; fellowships; ISIS's cultural destruction & more.

Information is Power: Sustainable Development Labs, Steve Adler. 

Tips & Tools 


Verification Tools, Journalist's Resource 

Earth Data, DDJ

Human Rights Report, Amnesty

Online Courses for Journos, EJC

Global Economic Crime Survey, PWC

Global Internet Access, internet.org

Video Downloader Tool, Downie 

Sports Corruption, TI

EU Data Portal, EU

10 Arms-Related Datasets, PRIO
 

Stories of the Week 


Missing Migrants, Bigger Picture

Syria: ISIS Oil, FT

Romania: Harvard & IKEA's Forests, OCCRP 

Nigeria: Inside Boko Haram, BuzzFeed

US: Bad Cheese, Bloomberg

Chile: Deadly Health Care, CIPER

El Salvador: The Diplomat & the Killer, ProPublica

Mediterranean: Freighters to Hell, La Libre/ARIJ

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