Browsing the "Investigative Journalism" Tag

Journalists Grapple With Complexities Of Covering Slavery

January 7th, 2015 | by EJC

More people are trapped – abused or tortured might be better words – in slavery today than ever in history. And yet, even as more governments pass legislation to tackle the scourge, and charities scramble for funds to enter the anti-trafficking fray, reporting on slavery is mired in misinformation and misconception


Boko Haram ‘Massacre’ Image Fake

November 6th, 2014 | by EJC

A graphic image circulating on Facebook and Twitter is said to show the badly charred bodies of 375 Christians murdered by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria. Researchers at Africa Check investigate


Oakland Police Apply Data-Driven Journalism In California

May 12th, 2014 | by EJC

Oakland Police Beat is a new data journalism resource aimed at shining light on the practices of Oakland’s law enforcement officers. Their first story out of the gate is pulled no punches, finding that Oakland’s most decorated officers were responsible for a high number of brutality lawsuits and shootings. Alexander Howard interviews the Beat's co-founder Abraham Hyatt



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