Case Studies

Panama Papers: How to convert datasets into stories

by KAS Media Programme Asia

We talked with Bastian Obermayer from the Süddeutsche Zeitung about how the Panama Papers investigation team converted the datasets  into stories. He remembers: “When we started with the Panama Papers we were no data-specialists, so we hired someone. We hired Vanessa Wormer. Without her we would have had some stories, but we would have never […]

Lkhagva Erdene’s recommendations for Mongolian journalists

by KAS Media Programme Asia

Listen what Lkhagva Erdene has to say to Mongolian journalists. Follow the journalists on Twitter: @Lkhagva  

Traumatic experiences during investigations

by KAS Media Programme Asia

Cait McMahon from the Dart Center of Journalism and Trauma explains what trauma is and how an investigative journalist can identify it. If you are suffering from the mentioned symptoms the Dart Center of Journalism and Trauma can support you on further steps.

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.