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GIJN Weekly Bulletin -- May 27, 2015

Sneak Peak at Global Conference 

Ready for the next Global Investigative Journalism Conference? Here's a look at 56 data sessions now planned for #GIJC15GIJN's trainers helped spread data journalism worldwide; in Norway, they'll do three hands-on tracks and a fourth with showcase panels. Among them are veterans of the IRE, NICAR, and Global conferences, led by SKUP's John Bones: Dave Donald and Jaimi Dowdell (above), Helena Bengtsson, Brant Houston, Nils Mulvad, Giannina Segnini and more. And don't miss our first Data Pub! 

Why Good Journalism Matters

Find out why people in 90 countries came to our website to read this story. It will remind you, despite all the crooks and corrupt politicians, that investigative journalists have important allies in this world. Here's one of them -- Lee Hamilton, former chair of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs and Intelligence committees. He's worth listening to on how watchdog journalism is integral to democracy, and why we need to dig even deeper and push harder.

Research Desk: Tools for Tweets, Domain History, and Data

On this week's Research Desk, GIJN's ace librarian Gary Price profiles tools to find domain owners, analyze tweets, and search open data. Price also writes about a new global jobs report by the International Labor Organization, and new research reports on Iran, ISIS, China trade, cybersecurity, and battles over air space. 

Also on

Muckraking in Myanmar, Saw Yan Naing

Top Ten #ddj: The Week's Most Popular Journalism Links (May 14-22), GIJN and Connected Action


Tips & Tools 

Fixers Database,

Googling Tweets, Twitter

Data Harvest Tipsheets,

Refuge Fellowship, RSF

Geolocation Primer, Teaching Privacy

Measuring Digital Impact, Digiday

Cruise Ship Data, ProPublica

10 Chrome Extensions, LSE

Stories of the Week

Pakistan: Axact’s Fake Diplomas, NYT

Peru: Tia Maria’s Mining, Convoca

How CIA Helped Make “Zero Dark Thirty”, Frontline

A Con Man’s Mentor, Bloomberg

Vienna’s Political Ad Millions, Dossier

Cameroon: "Chop Broke Pot" Scandal, The Post

Mexico: Ciudad Juarez’s Fragile Peace, MEPI 

Serbia: Conflict of Interest, BIRN/CINS 

U.S.: Echavarria Freed After 21 Years, Schuster

Fraud at Louisville Pharma?, KYCIR 

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