Tools and training

What is Datashare? FAQs about our document analysis software
Soline Ledésert · November 4, 2019

What makes ICIJ’s secure open-source software different from other tools? We answer some of the common questions about Datashare.

How global collaboration can be a shield against litigation
David Leigh · October 30, 2019

When HSBC’s lawyers faced off against reporters prior to the publication of the Swiss Leaks investigation, their initial approach was to make legal threats.

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.

I wanted immigration detention complex blueprints, but all I got was a hefty legal letter.
Spencer Woodman · September 23, 2019

I wanted to shed light on the future use of solitary confinement, but instead, I got a hefty envelope from a private law firm.

Counting the dead: How statistics can find unreported killings
Kyra Gurney · September 17, 2019

When investigative journalists Sheila Coronel and her team began counting drug-related killings in the Philippines last year they turned to statistician Patrick Ball to reveal the truth.

I’m a Stubborn, Headstrong, Obsessive Know-It-All. If I Can Collaborate, You Can, Too.
Ben Hallman · September 5, 2019

Five years ago, against my reporter instincts, I agreed to collaborate with ICIJ. That decision changed my career, and the way I think about journalism. 

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.

Top tips and tricks for going global with FOI
Karrie Kehoe · July 16, 2019

Freedom of Information requests are powerful weapons in the arsenal of a canny reporter. Here are some tips to help you launch a global FOI project. 

Datashare: Help test and improve our latest journalism tool
Will Fitzgibbon · February 5, 2019

Our data team are looking for people to test our latest collaborative journalism tool: Datashare.

‘Being a truth-teller is the greatest service to society’
Scilla Alecci · January 22, 2019

ICIJ’s Pakistani member Umar Cheema has faced trolls and torture, but that only leaves him more determined to hold the powerful to account.