At GIJN we're gathering resources on investigative and data journalism techniques to help journalists working on the coronavirus crisis. Have a suggestion or a great example of watchdog reporting on COVID-19? Send it to us at hello@gijn.org.


Our guide to covering the crisis is now in 13 languages. You'll find tips on the best sources, reporting, and protecting yourself:



Also, our webinar series "Investigating the Pandemic" features these resources:


Upcoming Webinars


Starting September 3, there will be a new series of GIJN Online Events, which kicks off with "Digging into Disappearances: Organized Crime and Missing People" -- Details here


Completed Webinars


English


Arabic

  • How to Turn Local COVID-19 Stories into Investigations -- Video
  • Mobile Journalism During the Pandemic -- Video
  • How to Understand and Handle COVID-19 Data -- Video
  • Planning A Pandemic Investigation -- Video


Bangla

  • COVID-19: How to Combat the Infodemic -- Video
  • COVID-19: Investigations for Now and Thereafter -- Video
  • How to Continue Investigating During the Pandemic -- Video
  • Safety and Security for Broadcast Workers During COVID-19 -- Video
  • Safety and Security for Camera Journalists During COVID-19 -- Video


French

  • How to Protect Yourself -- Video
  • Investigating the Pandemic: Lines of Inquiry -- Video
  • Scientific Approach to the Coronavirus -- Video
  • Digital Security for Investigative Journalists -- Video


Russian

  • Investigating COVID-19 Without Leaving Home: OSINT Tips -- Video, Story
  • Who Makes Money from the Coronavirus -- Video
  • High-speed COVID-19 Investigations -- Video
  • Effective Promotion of COVID-19 Investigations on Social Networks -- Video


Spanish

  • Investigating COVID-19: Lessons from the Epicentres -- Video, Story
  • COVID-19 Beyond Borders -- Video, Story


Urdu

  • How to Cover COVID-19 News While Staying Safe -- Video


More Stories and Guides from GIJN:


Researching Government Contracts for COVID-19 Spending, in English.


Tracking COVID-19 World Bank Funding by Country, in English.


COVID-19 Grants for Journalists and News Media Worldwide, in English, Spanish.


How to Tackle the Global Undercount in COVID-19 Deaths: Reporters Offer Tips and Techniques, in English.


A Guide to COVID-19 Data Sources, in English.


Investigative Tips and Strategies:

  • Investigative Journalism on the COVID-19 Crisis highlights 50 stories from 17 countries that dig into various aspects of the pandemic, in English, Arabic, Bangla.
  • Expert Advice on Investigative Angles, in English, Bangla, Chinese, French, Russian
  • 9 Lessons from Chinese Journalists on Covering COVID-19, in English, Arabic, Bangla, Chinese, French, Russian.
  • What Investigative Reporters Need to Ask About COVID-19, in English, Arabic, Bangla, Spanish.
  • COVID-19 in Africa: A Collaborative Story Idea List, in English, Arabic.
  • How to Tackle the Global Undercount in COVID-19 Deaths: Reporters Offer Tips and Techniques, in English.
  • Researching Government Contracts for COVID-19 Spending, in English.
  • 6 Tools and 6 Techniques Reporters Can Use to Unmask the Actors behind COVID-19 Disinformation, in English.
  • How Leading Photojournalists Around the World Are Documenting COVID-19, in English.
  • Tracking COVID-19 World Bank Funding by Country, in English.


Sustainability Strategies

  • How to Minimize the Impact of COVID-19 on Your Media Business, in English, Bangla.
  • How to Adapt Membership Models and Events During the Pandemic, in English, Chinese.
  • Tips for Running An Online Event in the Time of COVID-19, in English.
  • COVID-19 Grants for Journalists and News Media Worldwide, in English, Spanish.
  • How Independent Media Can Learn from the Pandemic, in English.


Freedom of Information

  • Tips on Making FOIA Requests on COVID-19, in English.
  • Governments Delay Access to Information Due to COVID-19, in English, Bangla.
  • Indian Journalists Challenge Government Over Coronavirus Transparency, in English.
  • A Guide to COVID-19 Data Sources, in English.


Spotlight

  • How Nigeria's ICIR Pushes for Accountability in the COVID-19 Response, in English.
  • How an Innovative Health Website in South Africa is Covering COVID-19, in English.
  • COVID-19 Toll on Journalists: 64 Dead in 24 Countries (as at May 5, 2020), in English.


Data Journalism and Visualizations


A Guide to COVID-19 Data Sources, in English.


What We're Reading