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A new generation of investigators

The digital age has profoundly transformed the way people find and share information. This has led to previously unimaginable possibilities in conducting investigations. More people are now empowered to uncover hidden information, expose corruption and bring the truth to light. Through a series of films, interviews, guides, tools and workshops, Exposing the Invisible brings together different techniques and individual practices of those working at the new frontiers of investigation.

Alison Killing - No, no, no, no, and then occasionally a yes

What do architecture, investigation, maps and storytelling have in common? Follow the trail in this ...
What do architecture, investigation, maps and storytelling have in common? Follow the trail in this episode where Alison Killing takes us on a fascinating journey starting from her training and professional career in architecture and constructions to her research in migration and human rights, culminating with an internationally awarded journalistic collaboration.

Megha Rajagopalan - It's okay to talk to me

Modesty, honesty, care and time, together with varying doses of obsession and concern, are recurring...

Saul Pwanson - It's not hoarding if it's organised

Saul Pwanson became an accidental investigator when his attempts to digitise crossword puzzles into ...

Avi Asher-Schapiro - Everyone cheats on their homework

Avi Asher-Schapiro is a journalist who focuses on the intersection of technology and human rights. H...

Anthea Lawson - Let's go get those bastards

After years of investigation and campaigning, Anthea Lawson shares with us insights into what her ex...

Lily - Black and white photos were actually taken in colour

With a background in history, research and then law enforcement, Lily shares how her journey landed...

Ankita Anand - Is there a story there that we would love to tell?

From activism to journalism, Ankita Anand describes how life encounters helped shape her journey int...

Jim Mintz - A radically open approach

With over 40 years of experience in investigations, Jim Mintz shares his thoughts about the importan...
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Sophia Pickles - What if we swap places?

Through her work as an investigator into global supply chains, Sophia offers her thoughts on the wor...

Crofton Black - How does the world work?

Crofton Black ended up as an investigator almost by chance. With a background in English Literature ...

Webinar: "From the Ashes to Europe's Audience: the Creation of 'The Logbook of Moria'"

The investigators behind “The Logbook of Moria” project share insights into the methodology and crea...

Webinar: "Investigating in South Asia: Skills, Tips and Challenges"

Three investigators share their experiences and offer insights into their work and lessons learned f...

Collaborative Investigation

Collaboration can save your life, or uncover a great deal
Access to information Data Metadata

The Depth of Your Virtual Purse: What do fintech apps know about you?

Caring for our personal data requires as much effort as managing our finances, maybe even more. A jo...
Research Sound

Are You Listening? Basics of Investigating (with) Sound

This article is an introductory journey intended for anyone with an interest in listening – yes, tha...
Access to information Data Research

No Disaster Is Natural: How investigating climate change adaptation could make a difference

Floods, cyclones, wildfires, etc. Climate disasters and the damage they cause are increasingly makin...
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Investigating Visual Media Conflict and Power Verification Video

Struck by a Drone, Verified by Humans: Methods for geolocating a Russian drone strike in Ukraine

This is a case-based guide detailing our methodology to verify a Russian drone strike allegedly targ...
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Access to information Safety Verification Data Mapping Metadata Research

Exposing the Invisible - The Kit

The Kit is a collaborative, self-learning resource that makes investigative techniques and tools use...

Investigation is Collaboration - Exposing the Invisible Together

A series of videos that capture practices and approaches from investigators, all recorded in Exposin...
Money and Politics Access to information Data Research

OpenCorporates: the largest open database of the corporate world

OpenCorporates is a database which aims to gather information on all the companies in the world. The...
Money and Politics Data Research

Investigative Dashboard

The Investigative Dashboard was created by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OC...
Safety Research

Tor Browser

A tool to browse the web securely.

(Closed) "Investigation is Collaboration" - Online Conference, 2-6 August, 2021

On 2-6 August 2021 Tactical Tech’s 'Exposing the Invisible' project hosted a 5-day online conference...

"Investigation is Collaboration" Conference Materials

Here you find the agenda and a rich selection of materials - videos, articles and presentation slide...
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Access to information Safety

A project to engage, train and connect civil society investigators in the EU

In September 2020, our Exposing the Invisible (ETI) team started a European Commission (DG CONNECT)-...
Access to information Conflict and Power Money and Politics Safety

“Killing one is easy, killing a network is impossible”: The Power of Collaboration

"Ten years ago, collaborative journalism was something unusual, quite often weird – why to share my ...
Access to information Conflict and Power Research

How do we know things? - The Investigator’s Dilemma and Working with Absent Evidence

“Do we know things? How do we know them? Philosophers have been asking these questions for thousands...
Access to information Safety Conflict and Power Research Data

How to Build a More Diverse Newsroom, for Real

This brief article gathers tips on cross-border collaboration as learned from Editor-in-Chief Tina L...
Access to information Money and Politics Data journalism Research

An Arena for Climate Collaboration: "My climate issue is your climate issue"

“Is there a link between your local river drying up and European policies on climate and energy? Do ...
Access to information Investigating Visual Media Mapping Propaganda Satellite Imagery

How a Chance Collaboration Exposed Secretive Government Actions in China

This is an example that proves how, with curiosity, hard work and an openness to collaboration, you ...
Money and Politics Access to information Data journalism Mapping Research

“Stronger Together": Creating a plan for collaboration

"In an increasingly complex social, political and economic environment, and in times of lurking cris...
Access to information Safety Verification Mapping Data

“It Takes a Crowd...”: Tips and examples of using crowdsourcing to collect information

Crowdsourcing is increasingly used by journalists, activists, researchers and citizen investigators ...
Safety Conflict and Power Research

Risk Assessment Is a Mindset, Not a Checklist

Conducting investigations is risky. Unfortunately, individual investigators rarely have the resource...
Investigating Visual Media Access to information Image Metadata Satellite Imagery Verification

Getting Creative with Geolocation

Take a dive into the world of geolocation, visual analysis, and the importance of creativity in imag...
Access to information Money and Politics Data Research

The Savvy Investigator’s Toolkit

The Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) has been developing a massive list of online reso...
Investigating Visual Media Conflict and Power Verification Video Image

The Archive as Activism: Lessons from Mnemonic and the Syrian Archive

Mnemonic, the non-profit that runs Syrian Archive, Yemeni Archive and Sudanese Archive uses its posi...
Conflict and Power Access to information Verification

Investigative Commons: A new era of human rights investigation

The Investigative Commons was launched as a collaboration between the European Center for Constituti...