Investigative Journalism

Rosia Montana and Dirty Politics

Stephen McGrath | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Stephen McGrath

Rosia Montana is an ancient Romanian village sitting on Europe's largest gold deposit: 315 tonnes of a metal that currently fetches around $1,200 per ...

Spike the Gloom - Journalism Has a Bright Future

The Conversation UK | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK
The Conversation UK

Whenever more than two journalists gather together to discuss the future of their business, the dialogue is usually depressing. This prevailing pessimism must change: we need a new conversation about what's happening to news. What's happening is better than many journalists think.

Twenty-year-old Woman Commits Suicide in Kurdistan

Ruwayda Mustafah | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK
Ruwayda Mustafah

Throughout winter, there were numerous, in fact too many, cases of women who just happened to accidently get burned while sleeping too close to the heater, which for reasons unknown to the public tipped over the victim. Cases like these are obviously honor-tainted

Leveson's Fatal Contradiction

Sir Christopher Meyer | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Politics
Sir Christopher Meyer

There is nothing in any of the proposals aired at the inquiry or in Leveson or in the hubbub since that will make regulatory issues any more tractable than they have been for over the last two decades. Heaven knows, the PCC needed more muscle and more independence. But, there is no half-decent system of press regulation in the world that does not begin with the taking of complaints from the public. Yet Leveson rejected the notion that a complaints-driven system could justify calling itself a regulator.

It Was the BBC's Mindset, Not Its Incompetence, That Sunk Newsnight

David Cox | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
David Cox

It's no accident that it was Newsnight that played host to the BBC's current and perhaps most fateful car-crash yet. The performance of this now little watched late-night take on the affairs of the day has become a key indicator of the corporation's commitment to its supposed purpose.

Blood Fish: Why Prawns Should be Blacklisted From All our Shopping Baskets

Andrew Wasley | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK
Andrew Wasley

As many as 250,000 Burmese migrants work within the Thai fishing industry. Investigators found evidence that some of those working onboard fishing vessels operating in the Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea suffer brutal exploitation during long periods at sea, enduring cramped - and potentially dangerous - working and living conditions.

Watching the Detectives

Chris Atkins | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Chris Atkins

The phone hacking scandal has brought to public attention investigators selling intrusive information on celebrities. This in some ways has distracted from a much wider issue of the trading in the private and most personal information on us all.

Is Investigative Journalism Dead or Alive?

John Mair | Posted 26.10.2011 | UK
John Mair

Its death has been much predicted and is long in coming but Investigative Journalism in Britain is still in rude health. In the last year alone we have seen Rupert Murdoch catapulted to crisis by 'Hackgate', Sepp Blatter forced into a corner and Jack Warner out of FIFA, a policeman prosecuted for the unlawful killing of a bystander at the G20 demonstrations in 2009 ,a quarter of a million previously secret diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks, Winterbourne View , a 'care' home exposed and closed by 'Panorama' and more wrongdoers brought to justice all thanks to the diggers of the journalistic world.