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)

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

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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Media Literacy, Citizen Journalism and Investigation in Nicaragua

A new program led by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will expand the capacities of citizen journalists and news organizations to identify, collect, and produce news and information in Nicaragua, a country where independent media and journalists are constantly censored. Due to the limited space for independent news, many journalists have fled the country, leaving a gap in information. Nicaraguan citizens try to fill this gap by reporting the news through social media.

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Alfabetización Mediática, Periodismo Ciudadano e Investigaciones en Nicaragua

 Un programa nuevo dirigido por el Centro Internacional para Periodistas (ICFJ, por sus siglas en inglés) va a ampliar las capacidades de los periodistas ciudadanos y las organizaciones noticiosas para identificar, recopilar y producir noticias e información en Nicaragua, un país donde los medios independientes y los periodistas son constantemente censurados. Debido al continuo cierre del espacio para noticias independientes, muchos periodistas han huido del país, dejando un vacío de información. Los ciudadanos intentan llenar este vacío informando las noticias a través de las redes sociales. 

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Open Data Costa Rica

Building off its Open Data project in Panama, Open Data Costa Rica aims to link journalists, civil society advocates, and data experts to collaborate on projects that expose development problems on topics like corruption, security, governance, gender inequality, illegal immigration, and illicit trafficking.

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Empowering Dominican Media Leaders for a Brighter Tomorrow

In the Dominican Republic there is a generational gap in the media. Working with U.S. and Dominican media experts, ICFJ will foster a community of up to 60 trained young media leaders, including journalists, academics and civil society representatives, who can strengthen freedom and democratic values, including human rights, diversity and acceptance of minorities. Each workshop will have 15 participants.