The digital age has profoundly transformed the way people find and share information. The Internet is enabling collaboration between activists, hackers and journalists on an unprecedented scale. This has led to previously unimaginable possibilities in investigative reporting. People are newly empowered to uncover hidden information, expose corruption and bring the truth to light.
Through a series of short films, Exposing the Invisible tells the
personal stories of those working at the new frontiers of investigation.
We explore their tools and methods and learn how they manage the risks
of information activism. The project also offers a range of
resources to help activists protect themselves and their work.
We hope that Exposing the Invisible will inspire a new generation of people committed to transparency and accountability.
New movies will be uploaded to our website regularly. If you have suggestions or projects you would like to tell us about, please come and talk to us. Or check out when a screening might be going on near you, or how to host one yourself.
Watch our interview of Paul Radu, who tells about organised crime and how to document it through cross-border collaborative investigative reporting. To learn more about his work, read the extensive interview.
In the second episode, From My Point of View, we hear the stories of three bloggers and activists from the UK, Lebanon and Israel. They are all non-specialists, "investigators-in-the-making", who have developed innovative ways to use data to shed light on hidden issues. To learn more about their work, read the extensive interviews.
In our final episode, Unseen War, we
change the angle slightly and explore the physical, moral and
political invisibility of US drone strikes in Pakistan. We speak to
journalists, activists and experts inside and outside of Pakistan
about the consequences of the strikes in the tribal FATA region, whey
they are possible, and how we can make it more visible using
data and visualisation tactics.