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Planning 2017: Key Events, Resources, Help Desk...
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GIJN Bulletin -- January 4, 2017


Planning 2017: The GIJN Calendar

Making plans for the new year? We've got nearly 30 events listed of interest to investigative journalists. At the top is our own big event: the Global Investigative Journalism Conference (Nov 16-19, South Africa). Don't miss this one: It's the 10th global conference and our first time in Africa. Have an event to add? Send us an email. Need a break? Be sure to also check our popular guide to grants and fellowships, with over 70 listings around the world.

Essential Source Guides


Seen GIJN's expanded Resource Center? We've assembled hundreds of how-to stories and tip sheets ranging from crowdfunding and data scraping to planespotting. Don't miss our 16 Resource Guides, with essential sources for digging into key beats: business, corruption, food, terrorism, health, human rights, sports, and more. 

GIJN Help Desk


In 2016, the GIJN Help Desk responded to over 800 requests for help from journalists in 75 countries. This year we expect even greater demand. Our staff reached out to hundreds of speakers at GIJN conferences to create an international database of experts. Need help? Contact us here

Interview with David Leigh


Pioneering British journalist David Leigh, former Guardian investigative editor, shares his insights on story-led investigations, defending your work from lawsuits, dealing with donors, and lifelong learning in journalism. From a lengthy interview by GIJN member Hetqonline.
Also on GIJN.org

GIJN's Top Stories of 2016, GIJN Staff. 

What We Learned Blending Animation and Investigative Reporting, Cole Goins. 

Top Ten #ddj (Dec. 12-18): an ode to bar charts; recommended data read; CO2 emissions; & more. GIJN & Connected Action. 

The Road Ahead: Int’l Media Assistance under Trump, GFMD.

Stunned Open Government Community Searches for Solutions, Tom King. 

Tips & Tools 


Guide to Open Source Data Viz Tools, dataviz.tools

366 Fact-checking Links, Poynter

Lessons to Apply to a Humphrey Fellowship, IJNet 

Data Journalism Awards 2017, GEN

Global Forest Interactive Map, GFW

National Endowment for Democracy Grants, NED

Knight Int'l Journalism Awards Nominations, ICFJ 

Free Stock Photos, Pexel

SOPA Awards Call, SOPA

Trust Toolkit for Journalists, First Draft News

Social Media for Beginners Webinar, Neb. Extension

Stories of the Week 


Malaysia: Babies for Sale, Al Jazeera

Russia: Putin Pals Prosper, OCCRP

Colombia: Men without Land, Rutas del Conflicto

Kenya: The Lonely Warrior, Africa Uncensored

Congo: Kabil's Fortune, Bloomberg

Nigeria: Inside Toxic ‘Tokunbo’ Trade, Premium Times

German Leaks, Guardian, ICIJ, NDR
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