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GIJN Bulletin -- February 18, 2016

GIJN Africa Launches

Today we're launching a new project: GIJN Africa. In partnership with the Wits University Investigative Journalism Programme in Johannesburg, we're starting new social media channels to help strengthen investigative reporting networks and groups in sub-Saharan Africa. You can follow GIJN Africa on Twitter (@gijnAfrica) and Facebook. Please help us spread the word! 

How the BBC Abandoned Investigative Reporting 

"The BBC has more journalists than any other media outlet in Britain, but out of those 4,000 men and women, yes 4,000, precisely none of them work in an investigations unit." Why? Meirion Jones, former head of investigations at BBC Newsnight, has tough words for his old boss

Journalism Safety Strategies 

A host of safety strategies has come out of a recent UNESCO-sponsored meeting in Paris. Read an excerpt from a new International Women's Media Foundation report on gaps in media protection, and check out ideas for what the media can do and follow up options for UNESCO and its members

Right-Wing Muckraking? 

Prof. Mark Lee Hunter, a GIJN co-founder, writes on how U.S. right-wing activists are calling themselves investigative journalists while ignoring the profession's ethics and best practices. Hunter finds their actions are putting not only themselves but all journalists at risk.

GIJN Is Looking for a Program Coordinator 

We're hiring! GIJN is looking for a program coordinator to work with our global team spreading quality investigative and data journalism to the farthest reaches of the planet. Read more and apply here
Also on

8 Lessons on Investigative Journalism from "Spotlight": Now available in EnglishChinese, Spanish and Portuguese

Top 10 #ddj (Feb. 10-15): Refugees; Africa ddj academy; fellowships; data sketching; femicides.

Top 10 #ddj (Feb. 3-9): Great dataviz; regression analysis; guessing correlations; csv datasets,

Tips & Tools 

Data Storytelling Free Tools, Journalismnews. 

Google Analytics Reports, MediaShift

Interactive Map of Zika Cases, WHO

Export Large Groups of Tweets, Twdocs

Create Graphics on Voter Participation, Int'l IDEA

"The Pirate Bay" of Science, Science Alert

EU Geospacial Data, INSPIRE

The Int'l Disasters Database, EM-DAT

Worldwide Threat Assessment, US Intelligence

Crowdmapping 1000 Internet Governance Actors, GovLab

Stories of the Week 

Europe: European Press Prize Shortlist 

Spain: Saffron Fraud,

Peru: Contaminated Villagers, Convoca

U.S.: NYPD Trouble, ProPublica

India: Adverse Drug Data, IndiaSpend

U.S.: Seafood from Slaves, AP

Nepal: Negligence Kills, Nepali Times

Romania: Horsemeat Scandal, Guardian

Peru: Political Party Funding, OjoPúblico

U.S.: Refugee Resettlement, NYCity News 

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