Data and documents are crucially important in Investigative Journalism. In CIJ Summer Conference 2016, veteran investigative journalists shared their experiences about the process of accessing and collecting, analysing, scraping, coding and encrypting data.
Lifestyle journalist and lecturer Rob Sharp reflects on his role as a mentor to Azizrahman Omid Azizi and on getting involved with the Afghan Voice radio which provides news for the thousands of Afghans living in the UK.
The mentoring experience, while in its early stages, has been an
Temesghen Debesai Asfaha shares his views on what journalism means to him, after living and working in a country where journalism was unable to function independently from state control.
Ghazal Khateeb discusses the difficulties she's faced in getting into the media industry after restarting her career in the UK.
With aspirations to raise awareness about the on-going conflicts in both Syria and the Middle East, Fardous Bahbouh believes that as a journalist, or someone who builds bridges between people, she can do this. In this piece, she discusses what journalism means to her alongside
Coming from Syria, Zaid Ghangour has experienced how journalism's core values can be morphed within specific political climates. However, now in the UK following a journey that involved staying at Calais' now infamous refugee camp, he believes that journalism is a key component within democratic
Being from Iran, Nargess Tavassolian has experienced how journalism can be restricted by government censorship with the country currently ranked 169th out of 180 within the World Press Freedom Index. However, despite this lack of press freedom, Nargess speaks of what journalism means to her
When I originally thought of becoming a journalist, the first picture that came to my mind was that of reporters on TV telling amazing stories about sufferings, tragedy, war, rarities, discoveries, love etc.In my eyes, they were heroes dealing with countless obstacles to be able to