Regional Conference Events
James Cruickshank, founder and editor-in-chief of The Digger, will talk about his life and work as a muckraker for Scotland’s best, and most notorious, investigative crime magazine. Cruickshank, whose work has seen him shunned by the authorities (he was once banned from Glasgow Sheriff Court) and targeted by gangland criminals (in 2020, his car was firebombed by […]
The Kyiv Independent, an English language start-up in Ukraine, was only a few months old when Russia invaded. When - in one of the biggest media scandals of the Zelensky's presidency - the editorial team of an older English language publication, the Kyiv Post, were fired for defending editorial independence, they came together to form the Kyiv Independent in November 2022.
In 2012 a Kenyan called Agnes Wanjiru was murdered by a serving British soldier and her body hidden in a septic tank, a crime which was subsequently covered up. Winner of the 2022 Paul Foot award with her Sunday Times colleague David Collins, Hannah Al-Othman talks about how they worked with sources to bring the story to light, and their dealings with the police and the Ministry of Defence as they worked to investigative and publish it.
Chris Mullin, journalist and former MP has won his fight against being forced to hand over material that would identify confidential sources relating to his investigations into the Birmingham Six. He will be joined by the veteran crime journalist Duncan Campbell and Gill Phillips, Director of Editorial Legal Services at the Guardian to discuss the case and the importance of source protection.
From the Kincora rape scandal to priests protected by the Catholic Church to the strange alliances which emerged at the close of the Troubles to bury the secrets of the murky intelligence war, Chris Moore talks about how investigative journalism worked among the Northern Irish conflict, and the enemies ranged against it.
In 2017, Wa Lone, a journalist in Myanmar for Reuters, was arrested with his colleague Kyaw Soe Oo while reporting on military abuses of the Rohingya people in Rakhine State. Their ordeal included eighteen months in prison; for their investigation, they were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 2019.
We are delighted to welcome Ron Nixon, Global Investigations Editor at the Associated Press, as this year's #CIJSummer Keynote speaker. An award winning investigative journalist, editor and data journalist, Ron talks about his investigative career, moving from press to news agency, and about a year on the job conducting global investigations.