Investigative Journalism

How Peruvian journalists broke the story on the president's Rolexgate scandal

“‘Hey, I have a story lead for you, but I need to know you’re really interested,’ read a WhatsApp message I received the morning of February 14. ‘It's Dina's Rolex.’ The sender was Marco Sifuentes, a Peruvian journalist and director of the La Encerrona podcast, based in Spain. Sifuentes proceeded to ask me to investigate the […]

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Final days to apply for Javier Valdez Latin American Investigative Journalism Award

Journalists have until June 2 to apply for the Javier Valdez Latin American Investigative Journalism Award organized by the Press and Society Institute (IPYS, for its acronym in Spanish) and Transparency International (TI). Journalists working in Latin America and the Caribbean with work published between July 1, 2023 and June 2, 2024 can participate. The […]

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Prediction for 2024: Journalism refuses to die in Latin America (despite everything)

"In 2022, Latin America was the most dangerous region in the world to practice journalism. According to different NGO data, between 30 and 42 journalists were killed in that year. Although there are still no official figures for 2023, the picture is not very different: UNESCO states that 69 journalists from ten countries were killed […]

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CAPIR opens call for submissions to fund stories on corruption in sports, religion and culture in Latin America

The Consortium to Support Independent Journalism in the Region (CAPIR, by its Spanish acronym) calls journalists, news teams and media outlets from Latin America to submit investigative proposals on corruption and abuses in sports, religion and culture. Interested parties may submit proposals for national or cross-border investigations. Those selected will receive funding ranging from US$1,000 […]

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Gabo Foundation to host master class in Spanish on AI opportunities for investigative journalism

"The Gabo Foundation invites to a master class with journalist Emilia Díaz-Struck, executive director of the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), on Nov. 8. Díaz-Struck will explore artificial intelligence (AI) opportunities for investigative journalism, the editorial processes related to data management and advanced technology, as well as reporting and fact-checking. Challenges and risks related to […]

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Indie publisher to release book by Colombian journalist censored by Grupo Planeta

"After intense days and a lot of effort, we opened the pre-sale of La Costa Nostra with a Fondo Ciudadano contra el Silencio, so this book reaches the Colombian outskirts where there are no bookstores...ʼ. This is how the author and journalist Laura Ardila herself announced the publication of the book about the Char family, […]

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GIJN appoints Venezuelan journalist Emilia Díaz-Struck as its new executive director

"Award-winning journalist Emilia Díaz-Struck has been named the incoming executive director of the Global Investigative Journalism Network, an association of more than 240 investigative journalism nonprofits throughout the world. Díaz-Struck will join GIJN as editor-at-large in mid-August, and then become executive director in September at the biennial conference of the network in Gothenburg, Sweden. [...] […]

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Fundamedios launches call to strengthen investigative journalism in Ecuador

"From July 18 to August 11, 2022, journalists living in Ecuador can apply for Investiga Tour Ecuador, an itinerant newsroom that will offer five grants of between $800 and $1,000 to publish investigative journalistic pieces on the subject of illegal logging in the Amazon. And they will also offer editorial support during reporting, production and […]

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Brazil: Registration for the 17th Abraji Congress is now open

"As of this Tuesday, July 5, 2022, registrations are open for one of the largest journalistic meetings in Latin America. Promoted by Abraji since 2005, the 17th International Congress of Investigative Journalism takes place from Aug. 3 to 7, in a hybrid format, with more than 80 activities and nearly 200 speakers. 'We faced the […]

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Brazil: 17th Abraji Investigative Journalism Congress will be hybrid

"Among the most important journalism conferences in Latin America, Abraji's International Congress of Investigative Journalism will have an unprecedented format in 2022. For the first time, the event will be hybrid: part online and part in person, in São Paulo, Brazil, with public participation. In Abraji 20th anniversary, the 17th Congress will invite leading professionals […]