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Topic “investigative journalism”

Six days after its launch, new investigative site in Ecuador receives its first death threats

The launching of news site Plan V was quick  – almost as quick as the first threats the new publication received. Read more »


"World Cup of Investigative Journalism" begins in Rio with more than 1,000 participants from around the world

More than 1,000 journalists from 80 different countries have gathered at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro for the Global Investigative Journalism Conference. Read more »


For the first time in Brazil, news site distributes journalism grants through panel of crowdfunding donors

The initiative is unheard of in Brazil: Distributing grants for independent investigative reporting and using online crowdfunding to collect the money. The news site Agência Pública announced last Friday, Sep. 20 -- a day before the deadline -- that it had raised the necessary amount to fund its project. Read more »


Awarding-winning journalists for Univision talk about challenges in investigating controversial "Fast and Furious"

Despite difficulties in obtaining public records and information from both the U.S. and Mexican governments, reporters with Univision’s investigative unit were able to uncover numerous unknown details about the controversial gun-smuggling scandal known as Operation Fast and Furious. Read more »


Why does a U.S. journalist and Anonymous activist face 105 years in jail?

When U.S. journalist Barrett Brown was slapped with a potential 105-year jail sentence stemming from his reporting relating to the hacker group Anonymous, it raised eyebrows about how exactly could he be facing such a stiff penalty for his involvement. Read more »


New rules narrow U.S. Department of Justice’s abilities to search reporters’ records

Federal prosecutors can no longer obtain a search warrant for reporter’s records unless the reporter is part of a criminal investigation, according to new guidelines announced by U.S. Attorney General Eric J. Holder on Friday, July 12. Read more »


Pulitzer Prize winner urges reporters to take advantage of Mexico’s transparency laws

When Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting, she cemented her role as one of Mexico’s top experts of using the country’s transparency and freedom of information laws. Read more »


Women at the forefront of investigative journalism in Mexico


It seems lately that every time an international organization recognizes a Mexican journalist for their work, the accolade goes to a woman. There is, for example, Pulitzer Prize-winning Alejandra Xanic Von Bertrab, or journalist Marcela Turati, who recently was honored by the Harvard Nieman Fellows for her reports on victims of organized crime. Read more »


Abraji gets ready to host “World Cup of investigative journalism” in Rio de Janeiro in October

Three international events will make Rio de Janeiro the destination for investigative journalists from around the world in October of this year.  The eighth Global Investigative Journalism Conference, put on by the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN); the fifth Latin American Conference on Investigative Journalism (COLPIN), put on by the Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS); and the eighth International Congress of the Brazilian A Read more »


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