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Topic “investigative journalism”

Brazilian newspaper launches blog exploring world of data journalism (Interview)

Following the steps of newspapers such as The Guardian (United Kingdom), Los Angeles Times (USA), La Información (Spain), and La Nación (Argentina), the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo launched on its website the blog "Afinal de Contas," or After All, the first in Brazil to explore the world of data journalism. Read more »


Unraveling data scraping: Understanding how to scrape data can facilitate journalists' work

Ever heard of "data scraping?" The term may seem new, but programmers have been using this technique for quite a while, and now it is attracting the attention of journalists who need to access and organize data for investigative reporting. Read more »


Mexican police, military responsible for most attacks on press, says upcoming report


Most attacks against the Mexican press come from police and military, and authorities are collaborating with organized crime by not investigating or punishing cases that harm freedom of expression, according to several Mexican media reporting on an upcoming study titled "Forced Silence: The State, Accomplice in Violence Against the Press in Mexico." The report is to be released by the press freedom organization Article 19 on Tuesday, March 20, in Mexico City. Read more »


New website launches with tools for public affairs reporting

With slightly more than a week under its belt, the new Reporters' Lab website is aiming to arm reporters with the tools, techniques, and research to better cover stories of public interest, hold the government accountable, and preserve investigative reporting. Read more »


Journalists gather at IRE workshop to discuss reporting under pressure, violence along U.S.-Mexico border


Guest post by Lise Olsen, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) board member from 2007-2011, and director of IRE-Mexico from 1996-1998.

Twenty leading journalists gathered in Mexico City on Friday, Feb. 18, to exchange information and discuss ways that Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) can continue to help reporters who, under pressure and often at great personal risk, continue to do investigative reporting on U.S.-Mexico border topics such as children victimized by cartel violence, wasteful government spending, political corruption, cartel operations, as well as the huge economic and social costs of our two nations’ war on drugs. Read more »


Rio de Janeiro to host major international investigative journalism conference in 2013

In October of 2013, Rio de Janeiro will host the International Congress of Investigative Journalism, one of the world's largest conferences on the topic, with roughly 1,200 journalists in attendance, reported the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo. Read more »


Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho wins another international award for child sex investigation


Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho, who exposed a child prostitution ring, and Roberto Saviano, author of the book "Gomorrah," were awarded the Swedish Olof Palme 2011 prize, reported the Associated Press. Read more »


First ever international Data Journalism Awards accepting submissions

The first ever world-wide Data Journalism Awards, sponsored by Google and organized by the Global Editors Network and the European Journalism Center, is now accepting submissions for its international prizes honoring data-driven investigative journalism, data visualization and storytelling, and data-driven applications (mobile or web). Read more »



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