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Case Studies

Step by step: How to fact-check correctly

by KAS Media Programme Asia

Fact-checking expert David Schraven from Correct!v explains the essential steps to find out whether a fact is true or false. Follow the journalists on Twitter: @David_Schraven Read Chapter 5 for more research tips.

How to identify fake documents

by KAS Media Programme Asia

Have you ever doubted the originality of a document during your research? The Mongolian investigative journalist Lkhagva Erdene gives tips on how to identify fake documents. For more information on how to verify hints, leaks and facts read Chapter 2 or watch the interview with Kunda Dixit on whistleblowers and leaks as well as our […]

Be critical of whistleblowers and leaks

by KAS Media Programme

We talked with Kunda Dixit, Editor and Publisher of Nepali Times, about how to find an investigative story and how to deal with leaks or whistleblowers. Check out Chapter 6 for more information on whistleblowers. Follow the journalist on Twitter: @kundadixit

The essential character traits of investigative journalists

by KAS Media Programme

We talked with Kunda Dixit, Editor and Publisher of Nepali Times, about investigative journalism and which character traits are essential for an investigative journalist. What to know more about the difference between investigative journalists and other journalist? Check out chapter 1 for more information. Follow the journalist on Twitter: @kundadixit

Are investigative journalists different from other journalists?

by KAS Media Programme

We wanted to know whether investigative journalists think they are different from other journalists. Watch the video and find out what we discovered. Check out chapter 1 for more differences and similarities between the two journalist types and our approach to define investigative journalism.    

Tips on how to find the best messaging tool

by KAS Media Programme Asia

Jason Reich, Director of Global Security at BuzzFeed, gives tips on how to find the right messaging tool for your investigation and when a Virtual Private Network (VPN) should be used. Find out how encryption protects you and what a VPN is  in Chapter 4.

Identifying security risks with a threat model

by KAS Media Programme Asia

Jason Reich, Director of Global Security at BuzzFeed, recommends to conduct a threat model to identify the risks and to find the right protection methods. Watch the video for more information. Find out more on how to investigate safely in Chapter 4.  

The role of Social Media for digital security

by KAS Media Programme Asia

Jason Reich, Director of Global Security at BuzzFeed, explains why digital security is important for investigative journalists and what impact social media has on safety. Find out more on how to investigate safely in Chapter 4.

Citra Prastuti recommendations for an investigative radio feature

by KAS Media Programme Asia

Citra Prastuti, Chief Editor from KBR, told us her recommendations on how to structure an investigative story for a radio feature. Listen how she keeps the attention of her listeners. Here you find more tips on how to write and structure a story after having gathered all information. Want to know more about Citra Prastuti? […]

How to ask questions for a radio feature

by KAS Media Programme Asia

Citra Prastuti, Chief Editor from KBR, told us how asking questions differs for a radio feature and how she convinces her sources to go on record. Find out more about on/off record and asking questions in our manual. Want to know more about Citra Prastuti? Follow her on Twitter: @citradp Here are some of her stories […]