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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

ICFJ Knight roundup: Low-cost news apps give smaller organizations a "push"

Easy-to-use, customizable news app, security training for U.S.-Mexico border journalists and more from the Knight Fellows in this week's roundup.

Sara Olstad | August 05, 2016

How a team of journalists investigated Europe’s EUR1.2 billion arms trade with the Middle East

OCCRP reporters recently collaborated with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network to uncover Europe's arms trade that sends thousands of tons of arms and ammunition to the Middle East.

Elyssa Pachico | August 04, 2016

Secure messaging apps: The pros and cons of each platform

Messaging apps are the new front line in ensuring secure communications between journalists, sources and contacts. Here are several different options and their pros and cons.

Christopher Guess | July 06, 2016

Essential tech tools and tips for protecting your sources

The Wall Street Journal’s Jennifer Valentino-DeVries offers guidance for keeping sensitive sources safe in the digital space.

Sam Berkhead | July 05, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: Investigative journalism tools “stolen” at conference

Knight Fellows speak at IRE, Pakistani news station adopts Facebook Live and more from the Knight Fellows in this week's roundup.

Sara Olstad | 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

ICFJ Knight Fellows share 10 free tools for investigative journalists

Steal our tools! Ahead of the 2016 Investigative Reporters & Editors Conference, here are 10 investigative tools, created by the ICFJ Knight Fellows, that any newsroom can use.

Sara Olstad | June 13, 2016

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