Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel laureate in economics, speaks about why the accountability function of investigative journalism is essential and explains why it needs private support.
Sheila Coronel, academic affairs dean at the Columbia School of Journalism and Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism co-founder, talks about the importance of a watchdog press.
David Leigh, investigative editor at The Guardian (2000-2013), explains why investigative journalism is essential to democracy and details a multi-year investigation into defense firm BAE.
Catalina Botero, Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression at the OAS (2007-2014), argues that without investigative journalism, corruption and human rights cases would be left in the dark.
Mar Cabra, of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, talks about the challenges of working across borders and in countries that lack transparency, as in her native Spain.
Umar Cheema, investigative reporter in Pakistan, speaks about the personal risks he has faced and his investigation that revealed that 70 percent of federal lawmakers failed to file tax returns.
Gustavo Gorriti, director of the nonprofit IDL-Reporteros, talks about the importance of investigating corporate corruption in Latin America and the pressures of the advertising industry.
Khadija Ismayilova, of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, highlights how in a country like Azerbaijan, investigative journalists are taking the lead in uncovering corruption.
Oleg Khomenok, senior media advisor for Internews Network and SCOOP, explains why investigative journalism training is vital in former Soviet countries and the challenges reporters there face.
Vlad Lavrov of the Kyiv Post talks about the challenges of being an investigative reporter in Ukraine and details his work on an ICIJ investigation into the human tissue trade.