Sourcing in Investigative Journalism

Digital Communication Network

How to build strategic connections during a global pandemic
This webinar will be a conversation between Aisha Kehoe Down and James Wright on the art of sourcing in investigative journalism, and the difficulties and opportunities that arise from building sources in the digital age. It will focus on a recent investigation by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, “Marlboro’s Man: Philip Morris’s Representative In Burkina Faso is a known cigarette smuggler,” an investigation which examined smuggling and illicit financial flows in Africa, as well as the behavior of large multinational corporations on the continent. Using this investigation as a springboard, it will delve into questions like, how do we strategically analyze institutions and organizations to get contacts? And, what tactics should we use in questioning and approaching different sources? This conversation will also include how to manage security concerns.

Aisha Kehoe Down, Investigative Journalist, OCCRP, Jordan
James Wright, Investigative Editor, OCCRP, USA
This event is co-organized by Digital Communication Network (South East Europe HUB) and World Learning and is part of DCNSEE’s Ideas in Action – Digital Engagement, a series of virtual events launched in the context of the COVID-19 crisis.
DCN is supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Citizen Exchanges. Digital Communication Network created in 2015, is a 7.000 member strong collaborative network that connects professionals from a variety of fields and different regions of the world, committed to have an impact in the new information space.
May 18, 2021 at 18:30 PM (GMT +4) Baku, Tbilisi, Yerevan

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