A directory of resources for investigative journalists compiled by Crina Boros and Roberto Barros.
On this page you will find a list of links to training organisations, government sites, journalist networks and support organisations that provide information useful to investigative journalists.
The range of information is broad, covering amongst other subjects, sport, climate change and using the Freedom of Information Act. While we have tried to make the information here as comprehensive as possible, it is by no means complete, and if you think there’s a link we’ve missed, please fill in the details in the form at the bottom of this page.
We have divided the links into categories and put them on as excel spreadsheets, but the ultimate aim is to make this into a searchable database. Meanwhile, we hope you find this useful and can send any comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Investigative Organisations and Publications
Investigative journalism publications, blogs and manuals and a list of organisations that support investigative reporting. View the Investigative Organisations and Publications excel spreadsheet.
Environmental Organisations and Publications
Here we have listed links to environmental legislation, international and regional governing institutions, NGOs and watchdogs concerned with environmental protection, campaigns, research, projects and advocacy. You’ll also find links to databases and publications addressing environmental issues and information. View the Environmental Organisations and Publications excel spreadsheet.
Human Rights Organisations and Publications
This page contains links to human rights legislation, the names of governing councils, commissions, courts, programmes and other authorities. The first section is dedicated to human rights, while the next sections are specific to refugees and migration, training in peace-building, the rights of children and women, the death penalty and health aid. View the Human Rights Organisations and Publications excel spreadsheet.
Spin, Lobbying and PR
A list of watchdogs, publications, websites, clips and campaigns on monitoring lobbying, PR and spin. View the Spin, Lobbying and PR excel spreadsheet.
Handbooks, Manuals and Reporting Resources
A selection of guides and resources for reporters, some are general guides while others are more specific and cover subjects such as: the management of oil, gas and mineral resources, corporations, criminal networks, human trafficking. View the Handbooks, Manuals and Reporting Resources excel spreadsheet.
Military Defence and Intelligence Resources
A list of international and regional military and security organisations, including links to treaties, databases and NGOs. View the Military Defence and Intelligence Resources excel spreadsheet.
International, Regional and National Investigative Bodies
A list of organisations that support investigative journalism and reporters. View the International, Regional and National Investigative Bodies excel spreadsheet.
Informative Clips and Films
Case-studies, investigations and links to documentaries available online for free. View the Informative Clips and Films excel spreadsheet.
Freedom of Information
Links to websites around the world with details of freedom of information, both acts and accessing information. The page is divided by global regions and features government websites on freedom of information listed alphabetically by country. View the Freedom of Information excel spreadsheet.
A list of organisations who support press freedom and press safety in conflict areas. It is organised alphabetically, according to the country they are based in and contains links to publications. View the Press Freedom excel spreadsheet.
Links to online resources that can help journalists find information; from finding out about individuals’ background to understanding statistics. Information on computer security is also provided. View the Reporter Tools excel spreadsheet.
NGOs and Nonprofit Organisations
Find links to NGOs and nonprofits, as well as resources that help understand how they operate and how to investigate them; whether it’s about charity funding or NGO data. The database also includes links to useful publications and databases. View the NGOs and Nonprofit Organisations excel spreadsheet.
A list of resources to help reporters understand investigations into the world of sport, as well as links to government bodies dealing with sport. View the Sport excel spreadsheet.
Resources for finding specific information on businesses worldwide. The list includes a list of global company registries, listed alphabetically. View the Company Information excel spreadsheet.