The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Summer Conference

29–30 June 2022

#CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2022 took place on 29-30 June at Goldsmiths, University of London.

The conference is now over.

See #CIJSummer Conference 2022 videos here.

See #CIJSummer Conference 2022 photos here.

Topics and skills:

  • Data journalism (hands-on)
  • Financial investigations
  • Open Source Investigations
  • Environmental investigations and tools
  • Investigative methodology
  • Threats to journalism
  • Legal aspects of journalism
  • Source Protection Programme (a separate programme under the umbrella of the conference)
  • And much more


Plenty of opportunity to network: long breaks with tea and coffee and a drinks reception on Thu 30 June (included in the price). Please note lunches are not included, but there are plenty of places to eat around Goldsmiths.

See the CIJSummer 2022 Timetable.


Published: 27 Jun 2022

#CIJSummer Cartoons

Back by popular demand, Dr Andrew Salerno-Garthwaite, a statistician, journalist and a cartoonist, will be drawing live cartoons at #CIJSummer 2022. Follow him on Twitter to see them live.
Published: 27 Jun 2022

The Word Bookshop at #CIJSummer

We are delighted to welcome back our friendly booksellers from The Word Bookshop to the #CIJSummer Conference 2022. An independent bookshop in New Cross, The Word Bookshop has been our partner for many tears.
Published: 24 Jun 2022

Hannah Al-Othman. Investigating the British Army: The Murder of Agnes Wanjiru

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 […]
Published: 24 Jun 2022

Daniel De Simone: Investigating MI5

Earlier this year the journalist Daniel De Simone published a long-form investigation into the activities of a rogue, abusive MI5 agent, the end result of a months-long tussle between the BBC and the British government which ended with his employer being taken to court.
Published: 26 May 2022

Jane Bradley to speak at #CIJSummer

UK investigative correspondent for The New York Times, Jane Bradley will join #CIJSummer to speak about finding sources and getting them to talk. She will also join Oliver Bullough to discuss the role of London and other international financial centres in enabling oligarchs, money-launderers and criminals from all over the world to hide their money.
Published: 16 May 2022

New Keynote. Investigating Media Celebrity: Tim Westwood

How do journalists go about investigating misconduct among media celebrities with many fans, and who might work for the same employers? Earlier this year, a joint investigation by reporters at the BBC and The Guardian uncovered allegations of sexual misconduct by the DJ Tim Westwood.
Published: 04 May 2022

Copy, Lie, Smear. Emilia Șercan on uncovering high-level plagiarism and dealing with the consequences

This is a real first for #CIJSummer: investigating plagiarism! Romanian investigative journalist Emilia Șercan has won a niche reputation for uncovering plagiarism in the putative PhD theses of her country’s leading politicians.
Published: 03 May 2022

Watch NAVALNY Film at #CIJSummer

We will be showing NAVALNY Film at the #CIJSummer Conference 2022. "A Bourne-like thriller set in a terrifying real world" - Timeout. The film features Aleksei Navalny - Vladimir Putin's biggest critic and opponent - now serving a long prison sentence in Russia.
Published: 28 Apr 2022

Oxpeckers Team Join #CIJSummer

We are delighted to welcome our new partners Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism. Based in South Africa, Oxpeckers track, map and investigate environmental crime. Nompumelelo Mtsweni and Roxanne Joseph will come to #CIJSummer Conference in London to teach the tools Oxpeckers developed to investigate environmental crime.
Published: 27 Apr 2022

Ukrainian Investigative Journalist Anna Babinets to speak at #CIJSummer

Editor-in-Chief of investigative agency based Kyiv, Ukraine and a Regional Editor of Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), Anna Babinets will speak at the #CIJSummer Conference 2022.
Published: 30 Mar 2022

Oliver Bullough to speak at #CIJSummer 2022

Oliver Bullough is a journalist and author from Wales who writes about financial crime, the former Soviet Union, and offshore skulduggery will speak at #CIJSummer Conference on Wed 29 June.
Published: 30 Mar 2022

First #CIJSummer Keynote Speakers Announced

Chris Mullin, Duncan Campbell and Gill Phillips will discuss West Midlands Police seeking a court order to force the journalist, novelist and former Parliamentarian Chris Mullin to give up sources and material relating to his ground-breaking investigation into the wrongful imprisonment of the Birmingham Six which ultimately led to their convictions being quashed.