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Crowdfunded news startup seeks to strengthen Japan's investigative journalism

Japan is ranked 72 in the world for press freedom and produces very few investigations. The Waseda Chronicle's success raises new hopes for investigative journalism in the country.

Tim Hornyak | April 04, 2018

Using journalism networks to reduce risks while reporting

Recent investigations have highlighted the power of cross-border collaboration to expose corruption and break high-profile stories. Here are some ways collaboration can also reduce journalists' risk.

Jacqueline Strzemp | April 03, 2018

El Estornundo’s editorial director discusses journalism, censorship in Cuba

The editorial director of the recently censored Cuban publication talks about the journalism on the island and ensures that the editorial line of the publication will not change despite the blockade. 

María Eugenia Álvarez | March 15, 2018

In the era of online news, longform journalism shows its value

Will longform, in-depth stories be part of the future of journalism? What distinguishes them from mere news? These and other questions are answered by Fabrice Le Lous, of Nicaragua's La Prensa.

Fabrice Le Lous | February 07, 2018

Cuba’s emerging media: challenges, threats and opportunities

From 2001 to 2017, fourteen media organizations were launched in Cuba that are already having impact on and off the island. They all have one thing in common: their main objective is to do journalism.

Elaine Díaz Rodríguez | January 29, 2018

Science-driven investigation uncovers Nigeria's ‘Sketchy Water’

By taking a more scientific approach to investigative reporting, Nigerian journalist Hannah Ojo uncovered widespread contamination in Nigeria's sachet water — and helped improve this water's safety for the public.

Irene Wangui | January 02, 2018

Advice for cross-border investigative journalists from Media Indaba Africa

At Media Indaba Africa 2017, ICFJ Knight Fellow Fabiola Torres López shared her biggest keys to investigative reporting success based on her experiences with OjoPúblico in Peru.

Irene Wangui | December 21, 2017

How an investigation into fake Ph.Ds became a case study for newsroom transformation

Indonesia's Tempo Media Group used lessons learned from its fake Ph.D. investigation to become a digitally oriented newsroom.

Sherry Ricchiardi | December 14, 2017

How Malaysia's R.AGE is engaging millennials with investigative journalism

The Star newspaper's scrappy reporting team shows how a fresh product can build a new audience for old media.

Kate Mayberry | December 08, 2017

How an environmental news initiative is bringing investigative stories to those most affected

Stories on environmental crises don't always reach the people most affected. An investigative reporting initiative in Indonesia is trying to change that. 

Laura Hazard Owen | December 01, 2017

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