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Summer Conference Events

4 July 2024

Companies House as a Tool for Investigative Journalism

This session will focus on how to find information on Companies House, how to use its search tools to find meaningful data and how to interpret the information you come across. Companies House isn't a tool meant to be used by journalists, therefore, when used that way, it's important to look out for the relevant bits while being aware of the potentially misleading or even false information.

4 July 2024

Understanding Company Accounts: Getting the Most out of Companies House

This session will focus on how to find information on Companies House, how to use its search tools to find meaningful data and how to interpret the information you come across. Companies House isn't a tool meant to be used by journalists, therefore, when used that way, it's important to look out for the relevant bits while being aware of the potentially misleading or even false information.

3–4 July 2024

Climate and Environment Talks at #CIJSummer 2024

We will feature a number of talks and classes with a focus on climate and environment investigations. This is part of our Open Climate Reporting Initiative (OCRI)  and some talks are supported by JournalismFund Europe.

3–4 July 2024

Data Journalism Courses – Hands-On

We will be offering a selection of hands-on data journalism courses for all levels including: - Spreadsheets - R - Python - Mapping - Scraping without Code Taught by some of the best data trainers in the UK and internationally, all current or former data journalists and editors with years of experience between them.

3 July 2024

How to Avoid Getting Sued: Right to Reply / Invitations to Comment

Pre-publication Right to Reply (R2R) and Invitation to Comment (ITC) are a key part of the investigative journalist's armoury. It is important that journalists are aware of this and how best to deploy them.

21 October 2023

Archive of Tomorrow Project

The National Library of Scotland has been collecting information from the open web, alongside the other legal deposit libraries of the UK, as part of the web archive project. This session will begin with a short history of the web archive, before covering how to find information within it and how to archive sites there, including your own.

21 October 2023

Advanced Search

Whether you’re conducting public-interest research for your journalism or advocacy, trying to verify a claim you’ve read or heard, or looking into a company before trusting them with your money, business or personal data, there are many tools, techniques, and online platforms that will help make your research and fact-checking quicker, simpler and more effective.

21 October 2023

Investigating Companies

Any UK-based investigative journalist or aspiring journalist should have a working knowledge of Companies House. Companies House is the central registry for all UK registered limited or PLC companies and contains a wealth of useful information for those who know how to use the site.

21 October 2023

Information Security for Journalists 101

In an era of digital journalism and digital surveillance best encapsulated by the 2013 Snowden leaks and the use of Pegasus surveillance tech to target journalists in Hungary, Greece, and other countries across the globe, the importance of journalists protecting themselves and their sources has never been greater.

30 June 2022

Lifting the Veil on Financial Secrecy and Tax Havens

This session delves into the Tax Justice Network's work and tools that set out to tackle financial secrecy, tax abuse and illicit financial flows. It focuses on how to use the Financial Secrecy Index, with the most recent edition released in May 2022.