BIRN’s Journalism Summer School Opens in Slovenia

©Vedat Xhymshiti The journalists – from Serbia, Slovenia, Kosovo, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Bulgaria, Austria, Estonia, France and Romania – heard on the first day about investigative...
©Vedat Xhymshiti
The journalists – from Serbia, Slovenia, Kosovo, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Bulgaria, Austria, Estonia, France and Romania – heard on the first day about investigative stories, methods of online research and the challenges of reporting on human trafficking.


Vedat Xhymshiti | between THE frontlines

Prof. David Leigh ©Vedat Xhymshiti
Renowned British journalist David Leigh explained that working on investigative stories is a dangerous game. “In essence, you’re blundering along blind, because you don’t know what you’re looking for, but despite this, it is your job to collect the evidence and proof,” said Leigh.
He added that the longstanding principles of Britain’s Guardian newspaper – honesty, integrity, courage, fairness and a sense of duty – are applicable to modern investigative journalism. 
 
Leigh told the participants about a seven-year-long investigation that he was part of, which uncovered bribery in arms dealings in Britain, highlighted the need for patience and hard, written evidence for investigative stories. “Comment is free, but facts are sacred. This is why it is the job of journalists to get the facts right,” said Leigh.

       See more at:  http://birn.eu.com/en/news-and-events/birn-s-journalism-summer-school-opens-in-slovenia

Enter your email address to subscribe to THEFrontliner.net and receive notifications of new posts by email.

RELATED BY