InvestigateWorld

Links to records, topical tipsheets, investigative networks, training resources for cross-border reporting.

Global Investigative Journalism Network – tipsheets, training, conferences, news

ONLINE DATA

See also the Tips & Tools tab

Data is Plural – weekly newsletter

Data is Plural database archive

Air quality data – WHO

Archives Portal Europe online gives access to materials and information from archival institutions in 17 countries.

Background data on influential companies, cases, people in Eurasia (OCCRP) Latin America (OCCRP) and South America (Poderopedia)

Business records – Investigative Dashboard compilation of links to online databases by country

Charity Commission of UK

Economic data (scroll down)

European library

Farmsubsidy.org – Who’s getting them in EU

Freedom of information laws (scroll down)

Income — Penn World Table relative income and productivity

Internet archive Saves old versions of webpages

Investigative Dashboard – OCCRP

OffshoreLeaks ICIJ

Phone books (scroll to bottom)

Ship and plane tracking

Aircraft tracking:

Vessel tracking:

US foreign activity records (scroll down)

Website ownership Whosis

Wikileaks cable search

GIJC TOPICAL TIPSHEETS

For more open source data, see the Tips & Tools tab

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAWS 

World Bank public records and accountability laws by country

GIJN FOI links

Wobbing how-to for using European foi laws

U.S. RECORDS ON FOREIGN ACTIVITY IN THE U.S. 

(See InvestigateWashington tab for fuller set of links to online data on/from the U.S. government)

Foreign lobbying reports filed at US DOJ Foreign Agent Registration Unit

Legistorm (limited free search; requires subscription for deep dive)

Congressional Research Service reports on foreign policy issues 

SEC – Publicly traded corporate quarterly and annual reports

Guidestar – Nonprofit organizations operating in the U.S.

PACER – Federal prosecutions and lawsuits. You often can get dockets and the entire filing. Registration is free but you pay a 10 cents per page accessed.

ECONOMIC DATA

Alta Plana International Economics Gateway

Eurostat (European Commission)

International census and statistical agencies — country links (U.S. Census)

Offstats — official statistics by country, region, topic (University of Aukland)

Organization for Economic Development and Co-operation (OECD)

World Bank Data

United Nations Data

Glossaries and tutorials:

European Commission inflation tutorial and glossary (change language in upper right)

OECD Glossary of Statistical Terms

Journalist’s Resource Primer on Statistical Terms Used in Research

Stattrek Statistics Dictionary

UPCOMING CONFERENCES & TRAINING

IRE 2017 Conference, Jun 22-25, Phoenix AZ, USA

GIJC 2017, Nov 16-19, Johannesburg, South Africa

INVESTIGATIVE NETWORKS 

Global Investigative Journalism Network

Investigative Reporters and Editors

See “Journalism Organizations” below for region-specific groups.

JOURNALISM TRAINING MANUALS

Story-Based Inquiry, Mark Lee Hunter

The Verification Handbook – edited by Craig Silverman

Getting the Story – The Basics of Professional Journalism: Reporting, Writing, Editing, International Center for Journalists

Journalism Tip Sheets, International Center for Journalists

Reporters Handbook, Reuters Foundations

Follow the Money: A Digital Guide for Tracking the Money, International Center for Journalists

Digging Deeper: A Guide for Investigative Journalists in the Balkans, Balkan Investigative Reporting Regional Network

Follow the Money, Forum for African Investigative Reporters.

SECURITY, SAFETY AND LEGAL HELP

DIGITAL SECURITY

GIJN Digital Security page with tutorials and tipsheets

LEGAL HELP

Media Legal Defence Initiative 

GIJN list of organization that provide legal defense for journalists

PERSONAL SAFETY

International News Safety Institute

GIJN list of organizations that provide emergency support for journalists in danger

From Dutch technojourno Henk van Ess’s bookmarks:

JOURNALISM ORGANIZATIONS

Asian Media Information and Communication Centre
BBC Academy
Center for International Media Assistance
Center for Media and Public Affairs
Center for Public Integrity|International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Committee to Protect Journalists
Crimes of War Project
Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
Ethical Journalism Initiative
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
Forum for African Investigative Reporters
Global Investigative Journalism Network
Global Beat: Resource for the Global Journalist
Human Rights Network for Journalists – Uganda
Independent Media Center
Institute for the Advancement of Journalism
Institute of War and Peace Reporting
International Center for Journalists
International Center for Media and the Public Agenda
International Federation of Journalists
International Freedom of Expression eXchange
International Journalists’ Network
Mediacentar Sarajevo
Media Foundation for West Africa
Mediaonline: Southeast European Media Journal
MediaWise
NewsLab
Newshawk Cross-Border Resources

Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
Poynter
Project for Excellence in Journalism
Reporters Without Borders

PHONE BOOKS BY COUNTRY 

From Toby Lyles, New York Times, at the IRE Ethnic Media Watchdog Workshop.

Australia http://www.whitepages.com.au/wp/initResSearch.do

Belize/San Pedro http://ambergriscaye.com/phonebook

Canada Canada411 http://www.canada411.ca

Infobel-Canada http://www.infobel.com/can

Columbia http://www.paginasamarillas.com/pagamanet/web/homewhite.aspx?ipa=1&idi=2

France http://www.infobel.com/france/wp/search

http://www.infospace.com/info/intldb/pplfindint.htm?QO=FR

http://www.pagesjaunes.fr/trouverunnom/RecherchePagesBlanches.do

Germany  Gelbe-Seiten http://www.gelbeseiten.de/yp/quick.yp

DasTelefonbuch (English) http://www2.dastelefonbuch.de/?la=en

Greece Grecian http://www.grecian.net/peoplesearch

Guam White Pages http://www.phonebook.com/directory/Guam-white-pages.php

Hong Kong http://www.hkt.com/eng/CustomerSupport/Directories/1081DirectoryInquiries.html

Iceland http://www.simaskra.is

India  NumberWay Directory http://www.numberway.com/phone-numbers/186

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. http://www.bsnl.co.in/onlinedirectory.htm

India.com http://www.indiacom.com/yellowpage/telephonedirectories.asp

Ireland http://www.goldenpages.ie/resSearch.asp

Israel Bezeq http://www.b144.co.il

English Front-End to Bezeq http://stevemorse.org/hebrew/bezeq.html

Reverse phone number search http://441il.com/reverse_lookup/phone_number/israel.html

Italy http://www.paginebianche.it

Mexico http://www.paginasamarillas.com/Mexico/TodoslosEstados/ES/PaginasAmarillas-Mexico.aspx

Netherlands  http://www.detelefoongids.nl name=naam city=woonplaats.Search=Zoeken

Philippines http://www.philiphone.com

Portugal http://www.white.yellowpages.pt

Puerto Rico http://escape.topuertorico.com/wpages

Singapore http://www.phonebook.com

Spain Telefónica http://www.infobel.com/en/spain

United Kingdom

http://www.thephonebook.bt.com/publisha.content/en/search/residential/search.publisha

http://www.infospace.com/_1_8SRUEN0MKIE5H__uk/index_ppl_uk.htm

http://www.infobel.com/UK/wp/search

http://www.ultimatedirectory.co.uk

$ 192.com http://www.192.com

Sources:

Global Investigative Journalism Network 

Investigative Reporters and Editors 

Deb Nelson

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