Online Investigative Journalism

At a time when investigative journalism is facing a bleak future in most Western countries, the developing world has been experiencing a rise in investigative reporting to counter the dominance of state control and expose corruption. Although there are some commonalities in regard to the overall narrative of the limitations and challenges to investigative reporting around the world, there remain some variations that are dependent on contextual circumstances.

Online platforms have made it possible for investigative news reporters to disseminate their findings without constraints, this in turn has allowed for a plurality of voices, visions, and perspectives to become part of a mediated global public sphere. Investigative reporters are constantly being taught skills and ways of telling stories online, especially in the global south.