Webinar: Journalism Up Against the State

Event Date: 
July 27, 2023

Investigative journalism faces numerous threats not least being a culture of secrecy, suffocating bureaucracy and even physical intimidation, all designed to stifle truth-telling and deny justice to the victims of negligent government. How do reporters overcome these obstacles? Deal with ethical challenges? Protect their sources? Ensure the story gets the audience it deserves? This Fetisov Journalism Awards webinar gives tips and advice from the stories of award-winning journalists and begins with a focus on a nuclear waste scandal in the United States.

When: July 27, 2023 | 15:30 UTC / 11:30 a.m. EDT via Zoom

Introduced by Aidan White, Founder and President of the Ethical Journalism Network, Honorary Advisor to the Fetisov Journalism Awards.


Lois Parshley, Independent Investigative Reporter. Previously an editor at Popular Science and Foreign Policy, her wide-ranging reporting has been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, The New Yorker, National Geographic, Scientific American, and Wired, among others. Second prize winner in the category Excellence in Environmental Journalism of the Fetisov Journalism Awards 2022.

Paul Reyes, editor of Virginia Quarterly Review author of "Exiles in Eden: Life Among the Ruins of Florida’s Great Recession"

Daniela Pinheiro, FJA Expert Council Member. Pinheiro is the first woman appointed editor-in-chief of a weekly magazine in Brazil. A former JSK Knight (JSK) Fellow in Journalism at Stanford University and also a 2020 fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, she was the editor-in-chief of the weekly news and analysis magazine Época from February 2018 until September 2019.

Emilio Jiménez, Journalist, Video Editor and Translator. Communication sciences student. Video Editor and Translator at Laboratorio de Periodismo y Opinión Pública since 2019. Part of the winning team of the National Journalism Award 2021 in Mexico. Member of the winning team, 1st prize, Outstanding Investigative Reporting, Fetisov Journalism Awards 2022.

James Ball, multi-award winning journalist and author. Ball is the global editor of The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, where he oversees the not-for-profit’s international reporting projects. He also works as a freelance writer and broadcaster, and is a weekly columnist for The New European. He was previously a special correspondent at BuzzFeed UK and special projects editor at The Guardian, where he played a key role in the Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the NSA leaks by Edward Snowden, as well as the offshore leaks, HSBC Files, Reading the Riots and Keep it in the Ground projects. James is the author of multiple books.

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