Global Investigative Journalism Conference calls for collaboration

Ifeoma Orji, Hamburg, Germany

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The 11th global Investigative Journalism Conference has ended in Hamburg Germany with a call for journalists to collaborate and unveil mysteries that have undermined human and societal developments.

Over 1,500 Journalists across the globe attended the event which gave them the platform to share their experiences in the line of duty especially challenges and successes made so far.

The event tagged GIJC2019 revealed different tools that can make investigative journalism easier and attainable.  Some of the tools are simple apps on the application stores that could be downloaded  and used for different researches.

Cross section of Journalist participating at the conference

A Kenyan award winning  journalist, Catherine Gicheru, who is also one of the speakers at the event says “Africa should take the lead in investigative reporting to tackle lack of transparency in governance. African journalists can only take the lead with collaboration. Networking is the most vital part of journalism and we should explore that to make a headway in the investigative Journalism,” she  said.

With all facet of human existence needing transparency to  be better, GIJC2019 upheld that investigative journalism cannot only curb human rights abuse and corruption but will unveil fake news and their peddlers as well as sanitise the media.

 

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  1. The 11th global investigation journalism conference was very impressive. It was a great pleasure meeting many great journalists and sharing views and opinions. Everyone left with learning something useful. The tools regarding investigative journalism are easier and attainable. The challenges faced by the journalists were quite inspiring. I hope to attend more such events.

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