Global Investigative Journalism Network

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The Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) is "an international association of nonprofit organizations that support, promote and produce investigative journalism."[1][2][3][4] Its membership is open to "nonprofits, NGOs, and educational organizations" that are active in investigative reporting and data journalism.[5] As of January 2016, GIJN had 145 member organizations in 62 countries.[6][7]

The organisation’s projects include a help desk to provide investigative journalists with advice and assistance, a resource center with tips, tools, and manuals, and large training conferences that have attracted over 5,000 journalists from 100 countries.[8]

History[edit]

GIJN was formed in 2003 as a loose network in support of the biennial Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC), which had been launched two years earlier by veteran journalists Brant Houston and Nils Mulvad.[9][10] The GIJN secretariat was officially formed after participants of the 7th GIJC in Kiev voted for the formation of a provisional secretariat in 2013.[11][12] The organization registered as a nonprofit corporation in Maryland, United States of America in 2014 and was approved as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in October 2014.[1][11][6][13][14]

Members[edit]

Member organizations include the Center for Investigative Reporting, Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), International Consortium of Investigative Journalism (ICIJ),[15] Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP),[16] Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ),[17] Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism,[18] Investigative Journalism Programme at Wits University,[19] Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism and ProPublica,[20][2], Interlink Academy for International Dialog and Journalism [21].

Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC)[edit]

GIJN co-organizes a biennial Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC), to bring together investigative journalists across the globe to share their knowledge and expertise with each other and to form cross-border networks for collaborative reporting and referrals.[22][4]

The GIJC has been held in Copenhagen in 2001 and 2003,[9][23] Amsterdam (2005),[24] Toronto (2007),[25] Lillehammer (2008),[26] Geneva (2010),[27] Kiev (2011),[28] Rio de Janeiro (2013),[29], Lillehammer (2015)[30], and Johannesburg (2017)[31]. The next conference will be held in Hamburg, Germany in 2019.[32]

GIJN started organizing investigative journalism conferences in Asia since 2014. The first Asian Investigative Journalism Conference was in Manila (2014) and the second in Kathmandu (2016).[33][34]

Global Shining Light Award[edit]

GIJN gives out Global Shining Light Awards for excellence in investigative reporting "in a developing or transitioning country, done under threat, duress, or in the direst of conditions".[35][36]

The awards are presented to recipients in an awards ceremony held every two years at its biennial GIJC events. Past recipients include the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP),[37][38] Khadija Ismayilova from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty,[36] Sonali Samarasinghe from The Sunday Leader,[39] and Stephan Hofstatter, Mzilikazi wa Afrika and Rob Rose from South Africa’s Sunday Times.[40]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Us". GIJN. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  2. ^ a b "Center joins Global Investigative Journalism Network". Wisconsin Centre for Investigative Journalism. 2014-10-02. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  3. ^ Gray, Jonathan; Bounegru, Liliana; Chambers, Lucy (2012). The Data Journalism Handbook. O'Reilly Media, Inc. ISBN 1-44933-006-1.
  4. ^ a b Edwards, Michael (2013). The Oxford Handbook of Civil Society. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19933-014-X.
  5. ^ "Membership in GIJN". GIJN. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  6. ^ a b "GIJN launches as independent nonprofit". Institute for Nonprofit News. 2016-06-30. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  7. ^ "Protecting journalists who cover corruption is good for the bottom line". Committee to Protect Journalists. 2016-10-13. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  8. ^ "Global Conferences". GIJN. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  9. ^ a b Sterling, Christopher H. (2009). Encyclopedia of Journalism. SAGE Publications. ISBN 1-45226-152-0.
  10. ^ "Global Investigative Journalism Conference 15". GIJN. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  11. ^ a b "Global Conference, Global Network". GIJN. 2016-09-20. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  12. ^ "Organising Statement (2003)". GIJN. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  13. ^ "Articles of Incorporation". GIJN. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  14. ^ "Tax exempt determination letter" (PDF). IRS. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  15. ^ "Our Members". GIJN. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  16. ^ "Official website". OCCRP. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  17. ^ "ARIJ joins elected board of Global Investigative Journalism Network". The Jordan Times. 2014-06-29. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  18. ^ "Official website". Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  19. ^ "Investigative Journalism". Wits University. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  20. ^ "New Members: GIJN adds right nonprofits from five countries". GIJN. 2015-07-01. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  21. ^ Eggert, Werner. "Interlink Academy for Dialog and Journalism". Interlink Academy for International Dialog and Journalism.
  22. ^ "Google puts US$170 million toward digital news innovation". ICJ. 2015-10-30. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  23. ^ "Global Investigative Journalism Networks". Journalismfund.eu. Retrieved 2017-02-14.
  24. ^ "2005 Conferentie Amsterdam". Vereniging van Onderzoeksjournalisten. Retrieved 2017-02-14.
  25. ^ "Toronto to host Global Investigative Journalism Conference". IFEX. 2006-11-22. Retrieved 2017-02-14.
  26. ^ "Meet the world's leading investigative journalists". GIJN. 2008-03-12. Retrieved 2017-02-14.
  27. ^ "Balkan Fellowship Story praised at the GIJC". Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence. 2010-05-12. Retrieved 2017-02-14.
  28. ^ "Lessons from a Fledgling Investigative Reporting Center". International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. 2013-01-31. Retrieved 2017-02-14.
  29. ^ "Greenwald on Snowden leaks: The worst is yet to come". Time. 2013-10-14. Retrieved 2017-02-14.
  30. ^ "Terrorism is a global threat, but so is organised crime". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2015-11-05. Retrieved 2017-02-14.
  31. ^ "Investigative Journalism Can Still Make Bad Guys Squirm".
  32. ^ "Hamburg to host 2019 Global Investigative Journalism Conference".
  33. ^ "PDI to sponsor 10 delegates to int'l journalism conference". Philippine Daily Enquirer. 2014-11-07. Retrieved 2017-02-14.
  34. ^ "Kunda Dixit's exile shows concern over Nepal's press freedom". The Himalayan Times. 2016-09-25. Retrieved 2017-02-14.
  35. ^ "Global Shining Light Award". GIJN. Retrieved 2017-02-14.
  36. ^ a b "OCCRP journalist wins Global Shining Light Award". OCCRP. 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2017-02-14.
  37. ^ "OCCRP Wins Global Shining Light Award". OCCRP. 2015-10-12. Retrieved 2017-02-14.
  38. ^ "The world needs investigative journalism". Al Jazeera America. 2015-10-13. Retrieved 2017-02-14.
  39. ^ "Sri Lanka project wins global award". GIJN. 2008-09-15. Retrieved 2017-01-15.
  40. ^ "Global Shining Light Award Winners announced at GIJC13". GIJN. 2013-10-16. Retrieved 2017-02-14.

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