Online Events and Meetings


The Peacemakers: Journalism on Women Building a World Without War

June 20th, 2024

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Webinar "The Climate Crisis: When Journalists Feel the Heat"

FJA Series of webinars to support independent journalists and news media

November 27th, 2023

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Webinar "Journalism Up Against the State"

FJA Series of webinars to support independent journalists and news media

July 27th, 2023

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"Secrets of investigative journalism: Can Dündar and award-winning reporters tell their story"

July 19th, 2021

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Investigative Journalism Checklist

Ethics: respect core values of journalism – accuracy, impartiality, independence, humanity and responsible reporting

Sources: fact-check the information you receive; avoid being manipulated by those with other agendas and always pay special attention to the risks taken by whistle-blowers.

Safety: no story is worth your own life or that of a source. Always inform colleagues and trusted friends of your actions and your whereabouts. Prepare for and assess the risks you might face from the people you are investigating.

Security: Protect yourself from surveillance. Safeguard your information. Use technology wisely. Never open an online link that you have never heard of. Your phone can be a friend or a malicious spy for others.

Solidarity: Support colleagues who are working in the same fields. Share information and encourage collaboration with people you can trust.

Collaboration: there are many important and useful networks for investigative reporters at national, regional and international level. Use them for working on joint projects and they can help with funding opportunities.

Trusted partners: work with media organisations and community groups that are committed to public interest journalism and avoid those that have a specific political, corporate or cultural agenda.

Investigative Journalism Useful Links

All of the issues on the investigative journalism checklist are covered by media support organisations who can provide useful information and contacts.

Here is a list of groups supporting investigative journalism in almost 50 countries, provided by the Global Investigative Journalism Network:

Ethics and treatment of sources

Ethical Journalism Network:

Poynter Institute:

Media support groups

Global Forum for Media Development:

Free press unlimited:

Thomson Foundation:

Safety and Security

International News Safety Institute

Committee to Protect Journalists

Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma

Reporters Without Borders

Advice and professional solidarity

International Federation of Journalists 

Global Editors Forum

International Press Institute

International Centre for Journalism


International Women's Media Foundation

Pen International

The global network defending and promoting free expression IFEX


ICIJ, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)

Arab reporters for Investigative Journalism

Peace News Networks

General Secretariat International Association of Press Clubs

European Journalism Observatory (EJO)

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

IWPR, Institute for War & Peace Reporting

Global Forum for Media Development (Brussels)

Human Rights Watch