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Summer Conference

5–8 July 2021

Mon 5 Jul
Tue 6 Jul
Wed 7 Jul
Thu 8 Jul
Monday 5 July
10.00–13.30 British Summer Time (GMT+1)
Summer Conference Event
 — Course Training

Story-Based Inquiry Method – Online

This four-part online course, which takes place over two days gives you the basics for starting, deepening, organising and writing an investigative report. This course is part of the #CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2021. 
  • 5 July 2021 10.00–11.30 British Summer Time (GMT +1)
British Summer Time (GMT +1)
Summer Conference Event
 — Training Workshop

Financial Journalism: How to Get the Most of Companies House

Any UK-based investigative journalist or aspiring journalist should have a working knowledge of Companies House, the central registry for all UK registered limited or PLC companies. This is a free workshop.
  • 5 July 2021 12.00–13.30 British Summer Time (GMT+1)
British Summer Time (GMT+1)
Summer Conference Event
 — Training Workshop

Trase.earth: Deforestation and Supply-Chain Investigations

At this free workshop, you’ll learn about the importance of covering forest-risk commodity trading, the impacts of the production of key commodities
  • 5 July 2021 14.00–15.00 British Summer Time (GMT+1)
British Summer Time (GMT+1)
Summer Conference Event
 — Discussion

No Country Left Behind? The Indian Covid-19 catastrophe

With the desperate Covid-19 situation in India continuing to dominate the headlines, our panel examines what went wrong. Shadab Nazmi, visual and data journalist at BBC South Asia will share what the numbers tell us.
15.30–17.00 British Summer Time (GMT+1)
Summer Conference Event
 — Course Training

Finding Stories with Data – Online, Intensive

You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you. This course is part of our annual #CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2021.
Tuesday 6 July
10.00–13.30 British Summer Time (GMT+1)
Summer Conference Event
 — Course Training

Story-Based Inquiry Method – Online

This four-part online course, which takes place over two days gives you the basics for starting, deepening, organising and writing an investigative report. This course is part of the #CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2021. 
  • 6 July 2021 10.00–13.30 British Summer Time (GMT+1)
British Summer Time (GMT+1)
Summer Conference Event
 — Course Training

Understanding Company Accounts

A two-part session aimed at those who want to understand how to dig into financial statements and identify relevant information for investigations.
  • 6 July 2021 14.00–15.00 British Summer Time (GMT+1)
British Summer Time (GMT+1)
Summer Conference Event
 — Keynote

#CIJSummer Keynotes: Associated Press’s Global Investigations Editor Ron Nixon

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 will talk about his investigative career, moving from press to news agency, and about a year on the job conducting global investigations.
15.30–17.00 British Summer Time (GMT+1)
Summer Conference Event
 — Course Training

Finding Stories with Data – Online, Intensive

You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you. This course is part of our annual #CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2021.
Wednesday 7 July
  • 7 July 2021 10.00–13.30 British Summer Time (GMT+1)
British Summer Time (GMT+1)
Summer Conference Event
 — Course Training

Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT)

Open-Source Intelligence (frequently referred to as OSINT) has been adopted into many investigators’ practice over the past decade and now covers a wide range of skills, tools and techniques. This practical course will teach you the basics of some key areas of OSINT that will help you not only save time in your research, but […]
  • 7 July 2021 10.00–11.30 British Summer Time (GMT+1)
British Summer Time (GMT+1)
Summer Conference Event
 — Training Workshop

Aleph: the Tool that Turns Data into Leads

This free session is designed to give you an introduction to Aleph, the tool that turns data into leads.
  • 7 July 2021 12.00–13.30 British Summer Time (GMT+1)
British Summer Time (GMT+1)
Summer Conference Event
 — Training Workshop

Investigating Covid Contracts

The COVID-19 response has put a spotlight on health sector spending, be it protective equipment for front-line staff, vaccines, or medicines. Globally, US $13 trillion is spent on contracts with private companies each year and spending on health is one of the largest areas – and also one of the most opaque.
15.30–17.00 British Summer Time (GMT+1)
Summer Conference Event
 — Course Training

Finding Stories with Data – Online, Intensive

You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you. This course is part of our annual #CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2021.
Thursday 8 July
  • 8 July 2021 10.00–12.15 British Summer Time (GMT+1)
British Summer Time (GMT+1)
Summer Conference Event
 — Course Training

Using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

This two-part practical online course will guide you through the basics of freedom of information legislation and equip you with the skills necessary to make successful information requests and appeals. This course is part of the #CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2021.
  • 8 July 2021 10.00–11.30 British Summer Time (GMT+1)
British Summer Time (GMT+1)
Summer Conference Event
 — Course Training

Financial OSINT. Deep Diving.

Open-Source Intelligence (frequently referred to as OSINT) has become crucial to many investigators’ ability to cross-examine allegations and reports of serious financial crimes. This practical course will take you through real-life cases to teach you the core techniques to conduct deep-dive investigations to uncover opaque global company structures used to facilitate money laundering, corruption, bribery, […]
  • 8 July 2021 12.30–13.30 British Summer Time (GMT+1)
British Summer Time (GMT+1)
Summer Conference Event
 — Training Workshop

A Beginner’s Guide to Using the OpenCorporates API to Power Your Investigation

Need to search for companies and their directors at scale to support your investigations? Simply use the OpenCorporates API. Attend this free beginners' tutorial designed to equip you with the basics you need to access company data across 140 jurisdictions as structured data.
15.30–17.00 British Summer Time (GMT+1)
Summer Conference Event
 — Course Training

Finding Stories with Data – Online, Intensive

You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you. This course is part of our annual #CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2021.
  • 8 July 2021 15.30–16.30 British Summer Time (GMT +1)
British Summer Time (GMT +1)
Summer Conference Event
 — Talk

Investigating Africa

How do foreign correspondents reporting from the ground get the truth about war-torn African countries, and what are the practical and moral dilemmas involved in negotiating access? Michaela Wrong, author of Do Not Disturb: The Story of a Political Murder and an African Regime Gone Wrong, in conversation with Ros Russell, former Reuters correspondent in […]