Investigative journalism

About the China Cables Investigation
Fergus Shiel · November 23, 2019

China Cables is an investigation into the surveillance and mass internment without charge or trial of Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in China’s Xinjiang province, based on leaked classified Chinese government documents.

Using the power of machines to complete impossible reporting tasks
Spencer Woodman · October 22, 2019

Machine learning can help journalists by identifying files more likely to contain stories, for example, finding information-rich tax returns from a massive trove of documents.

Investigate the enablers, understand the science and more reporting tips from GIJC
Will Fitzgibbon and Scilla Alecci · October 15, 2019

The ICIJ team went to Hamburg to take part in a gathering of 1,700 investigative reporters. Here are some tips we picked up.

My new friend is a news bot from Chile called LaBot
Kyra Gurney · October 7, 2019

If news talks more like your friends, it will be harder to ignore. That’s the rationale behind LaBot, a digital chat tool created by Chilean journalists.

ICIJ’s Marina Walker Guevara recognized for outstanding commitment to journalism
Zshekinah Collier · October 3, 2019

Marina Walker Guevara says the key to successful investigations are deep trust, harnessing technology and working together.

Press Freedom Week highlights power of collaborative journalism
Caitlin Ginley Sigal · September 26, 2019

Journalists, advocates, lawyers and members of the public gathered in Los Angeles last week for the first-ever LA Press Freedom Week, to…

Regaining the Power of Publication With Collaborative Journalism
Hamish Boland-Rudder · August 18, 2019

Collaborative journalism – particularly across borders – has helped re-empower journalists at a critical moment in the history of the profession.

How these veteran Odebrecht investigative reporters uncovered the truth
Sasha Chavkin · July 9, 2019

The Peruvian reporters share their experiences investigating Odebrecht, and what to expect next as the political shockwaves from Odebrecht continue to ripple across Latin America.

Inside Odebrecht's secret files
Scilla Alecci · June 25, 2019

Ecuador-based Andersson Boscán talks about getting the Bribery Division leak and why he shared it with other journalists.

Investigative journalists should develop ‘a video state of mind’
Scilla Alecci · June 10, 2019

Yongjin Kim is a veteran broadcast reporter, who has reported in Korea for thirty years and also plays a critical role in developing Korea’s next generation of investigative reporters.