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Our data team are looking for people to test our latest collaborative journalism tool: Datashare.
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More than 400 investigative journalists descended on Seoul to hone their skills and develop accountability journalism.
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ICIJ member Omaya Sosa Pascual and her team helped reveal Puerto Rico's true death toll in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Now, she shares lessons on covering similar tragedies.
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U.S. National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden calls for whistleblower protections.
ICIJ member Kristof Clerix specializes in reporting on intelligence agencies and espionage, and finds his methods are similar to the spies he's investigating.
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ICIJ’s pioneering Datashare project will radically reshape the way journalists collaborate across the world.
ICIJ’s first Neo4j Connected Data Fellow left the finance industry to become a journalist, and found himself working with one of the largest data leaks ever.
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