Shining Light Awards Open

Every two years, the Global Investigative Journalism Network presents the Global Shining Light Award, a unique award which honors investigative journalism in a developing or transitioning country, done under threat, duress, or in the direst of conditions. Note: Deadline for submissions is May 15, 2017, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5), for stories published or broadcast between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016. The winner receives an honorary plaque, US$2,000, and a trip to the 2017 Global Investigative Journalism Conference to accept the award in front of hundreds of their colleagues from around the world. Online submissions are strongly preferred. If you need to send hard copy, mail it to: Global Shining Light Awards/GIJN, Pozsonyi Way 10, 2nd floor 8 door, Budapest 1137, Hungary.

Global Investigative Journalism Conference Set for November 2017

Be sure to join us for the seminal event in investigative reporting for 2017 — the Global Investigative Journalism Conference. The date is now set for November 16-19 in Johannesburg, South Africa. You don’t want to miss this one — it will be the GIJC’s 10th anniversary and our first time in Africa. There will be over 100 sessions, all targeted at working journalists determined to dig beneath the surface.

FAQs

 

1. What’s the Global Investigative Journalism Conference? Every two years since 2001, the world’s investigative journalism community has joined together in a different city, and the results have been extraordinary. The GIJCs are giant training conferences, with practical panels and workshops on the latest investigative techniques, data analysis, cross-border collaboration, and more by the best journalists in the field. Our conferences have trained over 5,000 journalists and resulted in the founding of investigative teams, nonprofit newsrooms, and headline-making stories around the world.

Special Events

Our journalists work hard and they party hard. We’ll have a great line-up of special events where they can share drinks, brainstorm, get inspired, and dance the night away. Among the events we’re planning:
Keynote & Awards Event 
On Saturday: All participants are welcome to the Great Hall on the Wits campus for the conference highlight on Saturday evening, November 18. We’ll start with a reception and drinks, and then we’ll sit down for a keynote address by the extraordinary Joseph Stiglitz, winner of the Nobel Prize in economics (and a huge fan of investigative journalism). Next come the awards: GIJN will announce the remarkable winners of the Global Shining Light Award, honored for gutsy investigative reporting in developing and transitioning countries under duress or threat.

Awards

Note: Deadline for submissions was May 15, 2017, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5). Submissions are now closed. Every two years, the Global Investigative Journalism Network presents the Global Shining Light Award, a unique award which honors investigative journalism in a developing or transitioning country, done under threat, duress, or in the direst of conditions. The winner receives an honorary plaque, US$2,000, and a trip to the 2017 Global Investigative Journalism Conference to accept the award in front of hundreds of their colleagues from around the world. Note: Deadline for submissions is May 15, 2017, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5), for stories published or broadcast between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016.