Guardian Investigative Journalism

  • Sun, 04 Aug 2019 06:00:16 +0000: The week in radio and podcasts: The Tip Off; The Bellingcat Podcast – review - Investigative journalism | The Guardian

    Go beyond true crime and discover some of the best investigative journalism podcasts

    The Tip Off
    The Bellingcat Podcast

    Investigative journalism has been a quiet stalwart of podcasting for some time now, ticking over quite nicely thank you, despite its brasher subgenre true crime generating more of the headlines. The best true crime podcasts are, of course, a version of investigative journalism, driven by curiosity and dogged reportage; it’s just that much of the donkey work – the hours following online threads or sifting through reports or interviewing witnesses – is kept away from the listener, in favour of more salacious details.

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  • Tue, 09 Jul 2019 18:48:57 +0000: Fears UK law change could prevent scrutiny of money launderers - Investigative journalism | The Guardian

    Media and researchers from around world warn they may struggle to access information

    Plans to introduce laws in Britain to combat money laundering could prevent the media and researchers from accessing vital information on the tide of dirty cash flowing around the world, campaigners and journalists have warned.

    An open letter to the foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has about 80 signatories including the son of the murdered anti-corruption reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia and journalists from the Guardian, Times and BBC.

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  • Sun, 09 Jun 2019 06:00:20 +0000: Carole Cadwalladr inspires Nordic heroine of new young adult novel - Investigative journalism | The Guardian

    Book tells story of young journalist investigating a murder who uncovers a data scandal at a secretive London agency

    The Observer’s own Carole Cadwalladr is about to take her place on the bookshelf alongside popular young adult fictional stars such as Alex Rider and Percy Jackson. The journalist who uncovered the Cambridge Analytica data scandal has inspired a new thriller aimed at teenage readers.

    “I would describe it as Nancy Drew meets The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” said Icelandic novelist Sif Sigmarsdóttir, referring to the fictional American teen detective and to Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander to sum up the mix of styles in her Nordic tale. Sigmarsdóttir, 40, who lives in London and is a published author in Iceland and Britain, sees Cadwalladr as a true role model.

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  • Mon, 03 Jun 2019 23:08:38 +0000: Police drop investigation into journalists who made Loughinisland film - Investigative journalism | The Guardian

    Judge rebukes forces and quashes warrants after public outcry over Troubles documentary arrests

    Police in England and Northern Ireland have dropped a controversial investigation into journalists who made a documentary about a Troubles atrocity, following a public outcry and a stinging rebuke from judges.

    The Durham constabulary and the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) announced on Monday night that they were no longer investigating Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey over their work on No Stone Unturned, a film about the murder of six Catholics in Loughinisland, County Down, in 1994.

    Related: Press freedom Film investigating Loughinisland massacre must get a wider audience

    Related: Is Northern Ireland a democracy or a police state? | Susan McKay

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  • Mon, 03 Jun 2019 05:00:58 +0000: Is Northern Ireland a democracy or a police state? | Susan McKay - Investigative journalism | The Guardian
    Nobody has ever been tried for the 1994 Loughinisland massacre but police arrested two journalists. It’s a scandal worthy of Kafka

    Those who investigate the dark aftermath of conflict walk on dangerous ground. The murder by dissident republicans of Lyra McKee in April was a chilling reminder that there are paramilitaries who are still intent on dragging us back into the hostilities of the past. Another case that has been playing out in Northern Ireland’s legal system is a shocking warning that this may also be true of the police.

    Related: Treatment of Northern Irish journalists likened to police state, court hears

    Related: Investigating the Loughinisland murders – podcast

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