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The best investigative journalism of 2016

How did investigative journalism make an impact in 2016? Here are some of the top highlights of the year.

Jean Claude Kabengera | January 04, 2017

3 tips for investigative journalists on how to follow the money

In the wake of this year's massive Panama Papers story, Paul Radu of OCCRP and Carlos Eduardo Huertas from Connectas share their best tips for following the money in an investigation.

Jacqueline Strzemp | December 14, 2016

OCCRP's Miranda Patrucić: 'Journalism is your defense'

2016 ICFJ Knight International Journalism Award winner Miranda Patrucić discusses her work investigating the powerful and exposing corruption with OCCRP.

Sam Berkhead | November 14, 2016

How to use open source information to investigate stories online

What does it take to be an effective online investigator? In today's digital world, verifying open source information plays a huge role, writes Bellingcat's Eliot Higgins.

Eliot Higgins | August 29, 2016

El Universal data project puts a face to Mexico’s 4,000 missing women

How a data team told the story of Ausencias Ignoradas, Turkish media crackdowns and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

IJNet | July 01, 2016

Hungarian journalists launch investigative site Direkt36 following press crackdown

András Pethő of Direkt36 discusses how the news outlet has overcome Hungary's harsh press freedom climate to produce investigative reporting.

Ines Kagubare | June 23, 2016

‘Steal My Tool’ showcases open source tools for journalists at IRE conference

Journalists and technologists demo free, open source reporting tools at the IRE investigative journalism conference in New Orleans.

Sam Berkhead | June 22, 2016

Guest blog: Panama Papers webinar illuminates groundbreaking investigations

The Panama Papers have ushered in a new era of investigative reporting. Stephen Kirker, a journalism student at Wits University, shares his reactions to a recent webinar that outlined the investigations.

Stephen Kirker | June 17, 2016

Medium’s Ghost Boat project brings readers into the investigative process

More than a year after its disappearance, Medium launched the Ghost Boat project to search for answers about a missing boat of refugees — and it's an investigation that continues today.

Belén Arce Terceros | May 24, 2016

Investigative news sites redefine the journalistic business model

Increasingly, "watchdog" investigative news sites are defying conventions of the journalistic business model by building strong, loyal reader bases willing to pay for their news.

James Breiner | May 02, 2016

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