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.
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.
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.
Syed Nazakat, founder of the Centre for Investigative Journalism, India, provides examples of compelling stories in the region and makes the case for better support and resources.
Paul Radu, director of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, believes that investigative journalists not only expose wrong-doing but actually prevent crimes from happening.
Rana Sabbagh, executive director of the Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism, talks about the challenges of training investigative reporters in the Middle East.
Roman Shleynov, investigative reporter at Vedemosti Business Daily, talks about investigative journalism in Russia today, and details a cross-border investigation into gas giant Gazprom.
When Lindsay Green-Barber took a job as the at the Center for Investigative Reporting’s media impact analyst, she was struck by the difference between the way two stories were received.
In the Brazilian state of Parana, home to 10 million people, the Gazeta do Povo newspaper and RPC TV spent two years building a database on public spending by the state legislative assembly. Over the course of its investigation, the team found that the assembly had systematically pilfered as much as $400 million in public funds. Their findings set off a firestorm of protest and reform.