The persecution and targeting of journalists and their sources is evident around the world. While investigators collaborate across borders and strive for greater impact, threats from security services and law enforcement, authoritarian regimes, litigious corporations and organised crime continue to increase.

As editors grapple with the failing economics of the profession it’s vital that newsrooms, freelancers and fixers get the training they need to protect themselves and their ability to hold power to account. The CIJ was established to address the dangerous shortfall of resources for investigative journalism. As the climate has worsened, now we want to address via quality training, the dangers faced by journalistic sources and whistleblowers.

A journalism that fails to protect its sources, after all, is digging its own grave.

Organised in association with The Centre for Investigative Journalism.