Previous Events

In a League of its Own: is Sport Above Human Rights?
A discussion followed by a screening of England vs Ukraine. To celebrate the launch of the latest issue of Index on Censorship, 'Sport on Trial', footballer Clarke Carlisle, award-winning sports journalist Mihir Bose and Olympics historian Martin Polley will discuss sport and ethics with editor Jo Glanville. Topics for discussion include: can sport be a force for good? Who owns the...
Tuesday 19 June 2012 Free Word Centre, EC1R 3GA Full details
WikiLeaks Press Conference
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange launched the website's new project, the publication of files it claims shows a global industry that gives dictatorships tools to spy on their citizens. Spy Files project was carried out in collaboration with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Watch on City University’s website: WikiLeaks Press Conference and find out more on the WikiLeak...
Thursday 1 December 2011 City University London Full details
How to Look for a Dictator's Loot
This event will look at how dictators and corrupt politicians use the global financial system to loot government coffers, accept bribes and spend the proceeds of corruption on a life of luxury. Robert Palmer and Anthea Lawson will work through a number of Global Witness case studies – including the recent revelation of which banks held Libyan state funds – explaining the role of the...
Thursday 20 October 2011 CIJ/LSE/Polis seminars in Investigative Journalism and Law‚ LSE, CLM 302, Clement House, Aldwych Full details
Treasure Islands with Nicholas Shaxson
In a rare public appearance in the UK, Nicholas Shaxson, a British writer, investigator and author of the acclaimed bestseller Treasure Islands, lifts the lid on where the globalisation project really went wrong. In this free talk he will take a look into the murky world of tax havens, the modern day treasure islands. This talk was recorded watch: Treasure Islands with Nicholas Shaxson.
Wednesday 25 May 2011 Room A130, City University London Full details
Social Networking Sites as an Investigative Tool
Investigative Researcher, Neil Smith will show you to find and access the information held on a variety of social networking sites. Using only open, legal and free methods, from Friends Reunited (remember that one) to Facebook and Twitter, you will learn how to use social networking sites as an investigative tool.
Wednesday 11 May 2011 Room AG21, City University London Full details
Private Investigators Winning over Witnesses
Learn what you need to know from reluctant/hostile witnesses or while dealing with unpopular clients/causes with Jack Palladino and Sandra Sutherland. This talk was recorded watch: Private Investigators Winning Over Witnesses with Jack Palladino and Sandra Sutherland.
Tuesday 12 April 2011 AG21, City University London Full details
CIJ Investigative Film Week 2011
The CIJ screened some of the best examples of investigative documentaries, followed by discussions with the filmmakers. You can learn more about the films and their reception on the Film Week 2011 website.
Monday 7 March 2011 - Saturday 12 March 2011 Oliver Thompson Theatre, City University London Full details
How to Read Public Accounts
In this talk, Sally Gainsbury will show you how to report accurately on public spending stories. She will explain how to find where the bodies are buried in official publications, how to decode jargon and what questions to ask. She will explain the fundamentals of reporting public finance and how to avoid mistakes and spin. In the second half of the talk you will look at a case study and learn...
Wednesday 13 October 2010 A130 College Building City University London Full details
Transitions (TOL) Investigative Course
This is not a CIJ event. On this five day course, students will learn how to use sources to put together a piece of investigative journalism and learn how to build a publishable case. The course is run by Transitions (TOL), a non-profit organisation established to strengthen the professionalism, independence and impact of the news media in the post-communist countries of Europe and the former...
Sunday 18 July 2010 - Friday 23 July 2010 Prague Full details
Summer School 2010
With Dr Ben Goldacre (author of Bad Science) and P Sainath (Rural Affairs Editor for The Hindu, India). The CIJ Summer School 2010 is for anyone who needs to upgrade their investigative skills and techniques. Topics covered include: private and public finance protecting s