New Members, GIJN Ambassadors on the Road

GIJN Welcomes Eight New Members

Eight journalism organizations from eight countries are the latest groups to join the Global Investigative Journalism Network. This brings GIJN’s membership to 98 groups in 44 countries. Our new members include respected nonprofits in Argentina, Korea and South Africa, news sites focused on environmental and hate speech issues, and a start-up in France determined to spread investigative reporting across the French-speaking world. Please join us in extending a warm welcome to GIJN’s new members: The Korea Center for Investigative Journalism (KCIJ); The Argentinian Journalism Forum (FOPEA), The Czech Center for Investigative Journalism (CCIZ); the Oxpeckers Center for Investigative Environmental JournalismHate Speech International;; The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE Riga) Centre for Media Studies; and Journalistes Enquêteurs Francophones Associés (JEFA). 

GIJN Ambassadors On the Road

With a small staff, GIJN often relies on its board members to represent the organization at events worldwide. We'd like to extend a big thanks for their important volunteer work in helping us strengthen investigative journalism.  
This month, Brant Houston, Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois, gave the keynote address in Johannesburg at the Taco Kuiper Awards, South Africa's highest prize for investigative journalism. The honored work, he said, demonstrates "the impact of investigative reporting now being done worldwide" and is another sign that investigative journalism is entering "a golden age."

Also this month, Paul Radu, executive director of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, represented GIJN in Strasbourg at the launch of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe's anti-corruption platform. Paul participated in a conference-debate on “investigative journalism and the role of national parliaments in combating corruption.” 

Last February, GIJN was represented at a European Parliament policy dialogue on media development thanks to Margo Smit, director of VVOJ, the Dutch-Flemish Association of Investigative Journalists. Too often the voice of investigative reporters has been absent from debate on where media development funding should go. And last month, IRE Director Mark Horvit gave a popular presentation on data journalism and helped spread the word about GIJN to journalists from across Asia at the International Media Conference in Yangon, Myanmar. 

Want to meet our staff? GIJN Executive Director Dave Kaplan and Deputy Director Gabi Manuli will be at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy, on May 2-3, and at DataHarvest+ in Brussels on May 9-10. Come say hi and give us your ideas about how to support investigative reporting around the world. 

April 30 - May 5: International Journalism Festival, Perugia, Italy

May 3: World Press Freedom Day, Worldwide

May 9 - 10European Dataharvest+ Conference, Brussels, Belgium 

June 13-15: International Investigative Journalism Conference, Winnipeg, Canada

June 26 - 29Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference, San Francisco, US

June 30 - July  2Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, Bonn, Germany

July 4 - 5Netzwerk Recherche Investigative Journalism Conference, Hamburg, Germany

July 24 - 26:  Abraji International Congress of Investigative Journalism, Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

September 3 - 7Society of Environmental Journalists Conference, New Orleans, US

September 25 - 27Online News Association Conference, Chicago, US

October 21 - 24International Anti-Corruption Conference, Tunis, Tunisia

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