Apply now for the new training course on investigative journalism by iMEdD and GIJN

In a world where information flows rapidly and boundaries between truth and misinformation blur, investigative journalism stands as a cornerstone for fostering transparency, accountability, and an informed citizenry. From exposing corruption to unveiling systemic injustices, investigative journalists serve as societal watchdogs, scrutinizing the powerful and amplifying the voices of the marginalized. 

This training program aspires to equip reporters globally with the skills necessary to navigate the intricacies of investigative journalism. Participants will delve into the core of their subjects, unraveling hidden truths and shedding light on issues that resonate across diverse beats and topics. The objective is to empower journalists to undertake thorough investigations, fostering a media environment where truth prevails, and the public remains informed and engaged. By the end of this program, you will be equipped with tools and know-how to conduct your own investigations.

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The Global Investigative Journalism Network and iMEdD’s training pillar, Ideas Zone are coming together to offer this unique program specifically tailored for reporters with little to no experience in investigative journalism. The course curricula will be divided in two parts; the first will be delivered online through ten hands-on practical sessions, while the second part will take place in person in Greece, both led by some of the world’s leading investigative journalism trainers.

Course Details

The course is free and limited to 12 participants. Online classes will take place each Monday for eight consecutive weeks at 10 am EDT and will last three hours, starting on September 3, 2024. See what time it is in your country here

In the ninth week two classes will take place, on Monday and Thursday. Then, there will be a gap week, before fellows travel to Greece for one week to attend in-person classes. 

If granted a place in the cohort, applicants are required to attend all sessions of the programme in full. Trainers will provide weekly homework, and all participants are expected to complete the homework before their next class.

At the end of the course participants will develop an investigative pitch and present it to the trainers and the classmates. The estimated time commitment is roughly 6 hours a week. Applicants must be proficient in understanding and reading English.

Eligibility Criteria

There are 12 places on the course. Priority will be given to journalists who can demonstrate five years of experience in journalism, but have very little or no experience in investigative journalism. Fellows with no professional journalism experience aren’t eligible. Selection will be based on the quality of the application, the level of work submitted, while diversity will be ensured.

Topics Covered in the Training Sessions Include: 

  • Deep internet research
  • Using satellite images
  • Follow the money
  • International collaboration
  • Safety & Security
  • Legal protection
  • Fact-checking
  • Certificate

What is Included

  • Round-trip airfare to Greece
  • Hotel room
  • Transport between the airport and hotel in Greece
  • Meals
  • Travel health insurance

Please note there will be no per diem. Visa costs won’t be covered either.


Awarded investigative journalists, researchers, and experts from all regions will lead the training.


If you have any questions, please send us an email at [email protected]   
Apply here. The deadline is May 19, 2024, at midnight ET.