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GIJN Bulletin -- September 13, 2016

Asia Conference Next Week!

It's here! Starting this Thurs., Sept. 22, we're hosting over 350 top journalists for the second Asian Investigative Journalism Conference in Nepal. Our venue, the Yak & Yeti, has sold out, but we've got rooms at nearby hotels, so come join us. We'll have Pulitzer winners, the best online sleuths, and top data journalism trainers at over 60 workshops and panels. And plenty of fun and networking. Nepal's Kutumba, a unique musical ensemble, performs Thursday and Saturday nights. (The word “Kutumba” is Nepali for the unique bond among community members.)

GIJN Hits the Road in Asia

Asia's investigative journalists are making rapid progress, with impressive startups, online watchdogs, and great reporting. GIJN Director Dave Kaplan is in Asia all month, meeting with our partners. Last weekend at the East-West Center Int'l Media Conference in Delhi, he joined GIJN members from India, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Nepal for panels on the Panama Papers and investigative reporting. This week he speaks at the World Forum for Media Development in Jakarta with GIJN members AJI, ICFJ, ICIJ, and OCCRP on 21st Century muckraking.

Highway Africa Highlights

GIJN Africa Editor Safeeyah Kharsany was at Highway Africa, the continent's dynamic media conference. Here are her highlights plus a useful roundup of African open data and accountability tools. Don't forget: Nov. 2017 the Global Conference is in Johannesburg. (Northerners -- that means summer in South Africa.) 

Know Your Audience

Successful digital media must produce not only good journalism but create a conversation around it. "Sometimes, even those passionate journalists forget it takes two to tango," writes María Teresa Ronderos of OSF's Independent Journalism Programme. "They want to tell their readers a lot about themselves, but do not care to listen." Check out these inspiring examples from around the world.
Also on

Top Ten #ddj (Aug 29-Sep 2): Earth warms at top rate in 1000 years; 2 million oil/gas docs; German dialects; Munich massacre. GIJN & Connected Action.  

Top Ten #ddj (Aug 23-28): Paris cost of living; graphing my life; Olympic female athletes; R (@storybench); human rights research data. GIJN & Connected Action. 

Freedom of Information: FOI Requests in 11 Countries: Implementation Is Key, Vincent Mabillard. 

Safety: Impunity, Lack of Solidarity Expose Indian Journalists to Attack, CPJ. 

Tips & Tools 

Investigative Film Fest, 100Reporters

Climate Change Conference Fellowship, IRP

How to Build Audiences, API

African Investigative Journalism Conf. Travel Grants, Wits 

Job: Middle East Investigative Editor, ARIJ

38 Resources to Learn Data Mining,

Dataviz tools, data

Stories of the Week 

India: 2234 Get HIV byBlood Transfusion, IndiaSpend

Mexico: Civilian Deaths by Military, Cadena de Mando

Syria: UN payments to Assad, Guardian

Russia: A $10B Deutsche Bank Scandal, New Yorker

Russia: Assange, WikiLeaks, & Moscow, NYT

Malaysia: Di Caprio & Malaysia's Big Money Scandal, Hollywood Reporter

US: Arsenic Water in New Mexico, Frontera NorteSur

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