Rewatch the 2020 Conference: Investigative Journalism 1

Updated: Feb 4


Shell Papers and Involving the Audience in a Long-Term Investigation


In 2019, Dutch groups Platform Authentieke Journalistiek (PAJ) and Follow the Money launched Shell Papers, a joint research project into the ties between the Dutch government and Royal Dutch Shell, the Netherlands‘ largest multinational company. To engage their readers in this long-term effort they have developed an innovative digital dashboard, which provides a transparent look at every step taken and encourages reader participation. How does the tool work and what has it achieved? What is the audience's response to long-term engagement? All this and more will be discussed by Bas van Beek, co-founder of PAJ.


Speaker

Bas van Beek, Co-founder, Platform Authentieke Journalistiek, Netherlands


Moderator

James Wright, Deputy Editor in Chief for South Asia, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, USA




How to Build a Resilient News Outlet in a Hostile Environment?


András Pethő is co-founder and editor of Direkt36, a Hungarian investigative reporting center launched in response to the deterioration of the Hungarian media landscape. The nonprofit relies heavily on the contributions of its member community and actively collaborates with other news outlets and civil society organizations.

This discussion was organized in cooperation with the International Visegrad Fund.



Speaker

András Pethő, Co-Founder and Editor, Direkt 36, Hungary


Moderator

James Wright, Deputy Editor in Chief for South Asia, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, USA




Group America: Investigating a US-Serbian Drug Gang with Friends in the Shadows


Group America, active for decades yet still largely unknown, has been accused of smuggling cocaine, dismembering enemies, assassination of senior government officials, and trading on ties with intelligence agencies. How do you track the operations of a well-disciplined and creative network with a unique business model? The OCCRP consortium has followed Group America for years. Journalists from KRIK (Serbia) and investigace.cz (Czechia) share know-how from the cross-border investigation into the global reach of a dangerous U.S.-Serbian gang.

This discussion was organized in cooperation with the International Visegrad Fund.



Speakers

Stevan Dojčinović, Editor in Chief, KRIK, Serbia

Pavla Holcová, Investigative Journalist and Founder, Investigace.cz, Czechia


Moderator

James Wright, Deputy Editor in Chief for South Asia, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, USA




Interview: The First Donation-Financed Research Center in Germany


Speaker

Simon Kretschmer, CEO, CORRECTIV, Germany


Moderator

Julia Savchenko, Anchor and Senior Editor, Voice of America, USA


This interview was organized in cooperation with the Czech-German Future Fund.



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