Investigative Reporting

Investigative Journalism

We make sure the powerful can’t bury the truth.

ICFJ establishes and strengthens investigative reporting networks working across borders to hold the powerful to account, revealing corruption, crime and human rights abuses.

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The Tsinghua Global Business Journalism Program (GBJ)

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2017 Fall semester students visit the Beijing Review with Rick Dunham, GBJ Program Co-Director

Students selected for the Global Business Journalism Program (GBJ) learn how to cover global economics, financial markets and companies, with a spotlight on the China experience. All courses in the master's degree program are taught in English by renowned scholars and top foreign correspondents and journalists. Special attention is given to comparative studies of Chinese and Western stocks, bonds, currencies and government policies. Courses emphasize practical, hands-on training.

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Datos Abiertos Ecuador

Basado en el éxito de los programas Datos Abiertos Panamá y Datos Abiertos Costa Rica, el programa periodístico “Datos Abiertos Ecuador” intenta conectar periodistas, defensores de la Sociedad civil, y especialistas de datos para colaborar en proyectos que usan los datos públicos para producir historias de profundidad sobre temas de interés público como corrupción, seguridad, gobernanza, igualdad de género, inmigración ilegal, y tráfico ilícito. El programa para periodistas de Ecuador permitirá a los participantes aprender como identificar y acceder a datos públicos. Los participantes también aprenderán como usar herramientas digitales para procesar y publicar investigaciones periodísticas basadas en datos al tiempo que se estimula la participación de la sociedad civil.  Los participantes aprenderán como utilizar las herramientas para la visualización de datos para mejorar la narración de historias.

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Countering State-Based COVID-19 Public Health Disinformation: Remote Training for Journalists and Media

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As disinformation around public health issues has become more prevalent, journalists and media professionals must navigate a complex information environment to report effectively around public health crises like COVID-19. 

ICFJ has partnered with CRDF Global, on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, to provide journalists with the skills and strategies to properly identify and counter disinformation around health security issues. 

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The Panama Investigative Lab: An Initiative Promoting Transparency and Anti-Corruption

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is continuing an 18-month initiative for Panama by launching “The Investigative Lab Panama" an initiative promoting transparency and anti-corruption. As part of this project, ICFJ will work with Centro Latinoamericano de Periodismo (CELAP) and a capacity-building partner, Colombia based CONNECTAS, another longtime ICFJ partner in building human