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.
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.
Kassim Mohamed, investigative reporter for Kenya Television Network, believes that investigative journalism is the most important factor to combat and expose corruption behind closed doors.
Marcelo Moreira, former president of the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism, explains why it’s necessary to invest in technology, resources, and legal protection of journalists.
Aung Ye Muang Muang, former executive editor of Myanmar Freedom Daily, says security is the top challenge facing investigative journalists in Myanmar and that protection needs to be improved.
Miranda Patrucic of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, discusses the impact of investigative reporting on Eastern Europe and how to improve training for future reporters.