Who Should Receive an Investigative Prize?

Every second year the “Global Shining Light Award” is given to a work of investigative journalism in a developing or transitioning country, done under threat, duress, or in the direst of conditions. The winner receives an honorary plaque, US$1,000, and a trip to the Global Investigative Journalism Conference to accept the award in front of […]

Time to Register for the Next Global Meeting

Meet your colleagues at the Copacabana! Registration is now open for the next Global Investigative Journalism Conference, which is to take place in Rio de Janeiro on October 12-15. The conference will coincide with two other big events in international muckraking: Latin America’s annual COLPIN conference on investigative reporting, and the national congress of ABRAJI, Brazil’s […]

The Global Shining Light Award – Who deserves to be honored?

Who is doing a great job in investigative journalism under difficult circumstances? In October 2013, the Global Investigative Journalism Conference will present the Global Shining Light Award, a unique award which honors investigative journalism in a developing or transitioning country, done under threat, duress, or in the direst of conditions. The deadline for suggesting candidates […]

Website Opens for the GIJC in Rio de Janeiro

We look forward to dozens of workshops, panel discussions, presentations and hackathons, when the 8th Global Investigative Journalism Conference opens in Rio de Janeiro on October 12. The registration for the conference will open soon, and there will be a number of travel grants available for journalists from developing or transitioning countries. SCOOP may also […]

Cross-border investigation nominated for prestigious Dutch journalism prize

The team behind the cross-border investigation The FAIRTRADE chocolate rip-off is nominated for the prestigious Dutch journalism award ‘De Tegel’ under the category investigative journalism. The winner will be announced 21 March 2013 at a ceremony in the Hague City Theatre and broadcasted on Dutch TV. De Tegel is organised by The Dutch Editors Forum and […]

Awards to PAIR investigation in Burkina Faso

The big winner of Galian 2012 in Burkina Faso is Rachelle Somé from Radio Pulsar. At this competition the best works of journalists in Burkina Faso in 2011 were awarded. Her work “Schools without school girls in the Sourou” won the Galian in the radio broadcast category. It also won the price Samuel Tiendrébéogo of APAC (Association […]

African IJ Conference 29 – 31st October 2012.

The next African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC) will take place the 29 – 31st October 2012 in Johannesburg. The annual AIJC is a partnership between Wits University and Forum for African Investigative Reporting(FAIR). For more information and registration see

New publication on the media and political crisis in Côte d’Ivoire

The political history of Cote d’lvoire during the past decade has been characterised by conflicts that have often led to the loss of lives, displacement of persons and destruction of property. The most recent of such crisis was in 2010 when the post election dispute left many dead. In all these crises, what has been […]