Guide to investigating war crimes, how an independent Russian journalist became a target, and understanding journalism impact

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GIJN reporter’s guide to investigating war crimes. The guide covers everything from the legal aspects of war, attacks on civilians, sexual violence, environmental crimes, banned weapons, genocide, forced disappearances, archiving evidence, open-source research, documenting with photo and video, physical and digital security best practices, and self-care for covering traumatic events.

‘You may have been poisoned’: how an independent Russian journalist became a target. Elena Kostyuchenko’s reporting on the invasion of Ukraine led to an assassination order being issued – and then came the mysterious illness.

Understanding journalism impact: a multi-dimensional taxonomy for professional, organizational and societal change. How should we measure the impact of investigative journalism?

Motherhood and motherland: one woman’s pregnancy experience in Russia. Amie Ferris-Rotman, a global news editor for New Lines Magazine, wrote a personal essay about her experience being pregnant in Russia, where many citizens believe it is a woman’s patriotic duty to give birth and become a mother. She talked about it with The World’s Marco Werman.

How a young sports news site published a crucial scoop that brought down Spanish Football Federation chief Rubiales. From its launch in 2022, Relevo focused on covering women’s football. When Spain won the Women’s World Cup, that early bet paid off.

‘Don’t let someone else narrate your stories for you’ – travel journalists in the Global South. Life as a travel journalist isn’t just for privileged Westerners ‘discovering’ quaint parts of south-east Asia and Africa.

Finishing With Twitter/X. Enough wrestling with the pig. Time to go.

Hold The Line Coalition welcomes acquittal of Maria Ressa and Rappler, calls for all remaining cases to be dropped. The judgment comes after a legal battle lasting nearly five years. If they had lost the case, Ressa could have been jailed for up to 10 years, while Rappler would have faced a fine.

Investigation finds Galina Timchenko targeted by Pegasus spyware. Head of the independent Russian news website Meduza, Timchenko was infected by Pegasus surveillance spyware while in Germany earlier this year.

Dirty Deeds: Tales of Global Crime & Corruption. Dirty Deeds unravels the hidden stories of the fraud and deceit behind some of the biggest international scandals in recent years, told by the investigative journalists who uncovered them. A new series of podcasts for OCCRP.

The most famous journalist in the world. Fabrizio Romano, football journalist.

Photo credit: Mariupol theatre destroyed by Russian bombardment, screen grab CNN video