Last news from Geneva

See you in Kiev!

Monday, 07 June 2010 17:14

galagijc2010-commettee-267The 6th Global Investigative Journalism Conference is now finished. The various panels that took place in Geneva were very successful. They promoted the work of many extremely talented journalists and were an important reminder of the role of journalists.


GIJC concerned about visa restrictions affecting foreign journalists

Sunday, 25 April 2010 11:42

ceppi_100The GIJC 2010 Organising Comitee of the 6th Global Investigative Journalism Conference, held in Geneva 22-25 April 2010, is proud to announce that the Conference was a great success, despite last minute chaos due to the Islandic volcano. However, the Organising comitee would like to raise its concern about the increasing difficulties encountered by our colleagues from the developing world, particularly from Africa, in getting their visa on time to attend the Conference.


An interview with the man who threw his shoe at George W. Bush

Monday, 07 June 2010 16:57

muntazeralzaidi-100Muntazer Al Zaïdi unleashed various reactions after he threw his shoe at George Bush. What we may not realize is that Muntazer is also a respectable and brave journalist, who works against the suffering of Iraqi civilians. He was the guest of the Global Conférence of Investigative Journalism.


5 tips to investigate rich people

Monday, 07 June 2010 16:56

As an important factor of democracy, the media needs to be proactive in investigating the reasons of the huge gaps in distribution of incomes. In other words, the media needs to unfold its watchdog role. Tuomo Pietiläinen, investigative reporter for Helsingin Sanomat in Finland, gave us his best tips to investigate rich people.


Comment vendre une enquête à la télévision

Monday, 07 June 2010 17:02

Stéphane Haumant, rédacteur en chef de « Spécial Investigation » sur Canal Plus, et Luc Hermann, producteur et rédacteur en chef de l'agence « Premières Lignes », ont détaillé les erreurs à ne pas commettre quand on veut vendre un reportage.


And the winner are...

Monday, 07 June 2010 16:34

During this 6th Global Investigative Journalism Conference, which took place in Geneva, three different prizes were distributed.


Video of Stephen Engelberg

Saturday, 24 April 2010 16:26

Here, you can see the video of Stephen Engelberg. On Saturday, he talked about the way to finance investigative journalism.


Is crowdsourcing the future of journalism?

Wednesday, 28 April 2010 16:31

Crowdsourcing is a research method that consists of delegating tasksto a network of internet usersusing their knowledgeto create large amounts of data.Het Nieuwsblad, the second most sold Dutch newspaper in Belgiumwith a circulation of 260’000 copies, put this project forward three years agoin order to create more involvement withits readers. One of the journalist of this newspaper, Jana Wuyts, explained us what this project is exactly.


The GIJC is on Twitter!

Saturday, 24 April 2010 16:52

twitter_100 Did you know that the 6th Global Conference of Investigative Journalism is on Twitter ? Today, GIJC was the 5th most twitted subject in Switzerland.


Can China buy the world?

Saturday, 24 April 2010 17:04

GIANNINA-SEGNINI_100China promises Costa Rica to buy for 300 million dollars of bonds, to invest in the economy, as well as make it the first tourist destination for the Chinese. What are the stakes in such a phenomenon? That is what our three interventionists – Richard Behar, John Grobler and Giannina Segnini – have tried to discover in different regions of the world.


There is very much a future in internet journalism

Saturday, 24 April 2010 16:11

The GIJC had the honour of starting the day with a presentation from Stephen Engelberg, managing editor of the non-profit media organisation, ProPublica. The session sought to discuss ProPublica’s structure as perhaps a possible future business model for investigative journalism.


The investigative journalism in emerging countries

Tuesday, 27 April 2010 12:11

charles_rukuni_100Is it possible to create an efficient business model for investigative journalism in emerging countries? This question was debated in Geneva by Margo SMIT (Dutch-Flemish Association Of Investigative Journalists), Evelyn Groenink (FAIR, South Africa), Charles Rukuni (FAIR, Zimbabwe), and Shantanu Guha Ray (Tehelka news magazine, India).


Song of the conference

Saturday, 24 April 2010 09:28

Yesterday night, we listened a beautiful song about the conference, written by Andrew Sullivan, from the Organized crime and corruption reporting project, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The title of this song is "Icelandic ash hole".


The newsletter: a profitable business model

Saturday, 24 April 2010 10:41

newsletter_100The newsletter, in the journalistic sense, is one that is printed and which you pay for. Maurice Botbol, editor in chief of Indigo publications (8 newsletters), explains to us why he has chosen this model.


Remplacement d'un panel

Saturday, 24 April 2010 10:39

ambiance-100On Saturday at 13h30, the panel « Revealing the methods of secret service » is cancelled and replaced by another panel on « How to investigate gangs ».


Video of Seymour Hersh

Saturday, 24 April 2010 08:31

See the video of the american journalist Seymour Hersh at the 6th Global Conference of Investigative Journalism, in Geneva.


William Karel - "If we don't find witnesses, we don't do the film"

Saturday, 24 April 2010 16:40

williamkarel-100During his conference, the french documentary filmaker William Karel insisted on doing investigative journalism. "I am not a documentarist", he says. So, the genre would be called "mockumentary" or "investigative documentaries". Recently, Karel did one on the last 12 hours in the life of Margaret Thatcher, Mais qui a tué Maggie? (2009). His TV documentaries include The World According to Bush (2004) or CIA: Guerres secrètes (2003).


Three questions to Declan Hill

Saturday, 24 April 2010 10:31

declanhill-100Alongside of his conference entitled “When the game is rigged”, Declan Hill, the famous author of “The Fix: Soccer and Organized Crime”, shared his impressions on the Conference and its future.


When the state is a family affair

Saturday, 24 April 2010 10:32

franknyakairu-100Today’s conference presented three situations of where different states organisation charts seem to resemble more of a family tree, than anything else. Theophilus Abbah from Nigeria, Ahmed Benchemsi from Morocco and an impromptu contribution from Ugandan journalist, Frank Nyakairu, all discussed the political workings and for some, corruption, of their respective countries. Conclusion from all, the freedom of the press is truly in danger.


Seymour Hersh : "Journalists are not liars"

Saturday, 24 April 2010 10:36

hersh-100This morning at the GIJC, the american journalist Seymour Hersh talked in details about his work on My Lai in Vietnam, Abu Graïb, and about his particular relationship with sources. Between several anecdotes, he confessed about his vision of investigation.


Le canard aux oeufs d'or

Friday, 23 April 2010 16:53
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claudeangeli-100Récession économique, crise de la presse, désintérêt du public pour l'investigation... Le satyrique et délicieux "Le Canard enchaîné", lui, nage à contre-courant. Son rédacteur en chef Claude Angeli était au GIJC vendredi 23 avril pour réaffirmer la vigueur de son modèle économique.


New videos of the conference !

Thursday, 22 April 2010 13:23

If you are not in Geneva, don't worry. You will be able to see the conference in live, on our website.


La conférence de Roberto Saviano en vidéo

Thursday, 22 April 2010 16:55

Malgré les menaces dont il fait l'objet, l'écrivain et le journaliste Roberto Saviano a ouvert la 6ème conférence mondiale du journalisme d'investigation à Genève, jeudi 22 avril.


Corruption and Olympic Games

Thursday, 22 April 2010 17:55

olympic_100A few hours after the death of Juan Antonio Samaranch, former president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) whose mandate was sullied by a corruption scandal when electing Salt Lake City as organizing city of the 2002 Olympic Games, the conference of the Austrians, Rainer Fleckl and Eric Vogl, took on a particular importance.


Ten tips for investigating terrorists

Saturday, 24 April 2010 10:06

Today, three journalists gave us very good tips to investigate terrorists. The conference was done by Vivienne Walt (from the Time magazine, USA), Mohamed Al Ahmady (Al Ghad, Yemen) and Souad Mekhennet (The New York Times, Germany). What did they tell ?


3 questions to NILS MULVAD

Thursday, 22 April 2010 17:50

nils_mulvad_100Number of GIJC panels are dedicated to CAR : Computer Assisted Reporting. You will learn how to digg in databases, analyse the information in homepages and servers, secure your own data etc.


Investigating climate change

Saturday, 24 April 2010 08:49

Investigative climate change requires creativity and imagination. Creativity to find and approach sources, imagination to exploit the information from the sources, which often lead the journalist to other sources and connected subjects.


Roberto Saviano : "I am no longer a ground reporter"

Thursday, 22 April 2010 13:07

saviano-220409-267Despite his difficult situation, the italian writor and journalist Roberto Saviano came to Geneva to open the Global conference of investigative journalism.


Spanish judge Garzon cancels appearance

Thursday, 22 April 2010 13:12

garzon_gijc_100Due to an indictment brought against him, Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón, has cancelled his scheduled appearance at the 2010 Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Geneva on Saturday.