Global Investigative Journalism Conference and Fellowships Deadline

Event Date: 
September 19, 2023 to September 22, 2023

The Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC) is the premier international gathering of investigative and data journalists, held once every two years. The 2023 conference will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, from September 19 to 22, and is being co-hosted by GIJN, the Fojo Media Institute at Linnaeus University, and Föreningen Grävande Journalister, Sweden’s national association of investigative journalists. The conference venue is the world-class Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre.

GIJC23 will feature over 150 state-of-the-art panels, workshops, and networking sessions, from cross-border collaboration and online searching to advanced data analysis. You’ll find special tracks on climate change, the threat to democracy, data journalism, crime and corruption, teaching and training, and sustainability strategies — plus the latest security tips and a chance to network and collaborate with your colleagues from 100 countries. Here’s where you can learn from the best in the field and return home with sharpened skills and the latest tools and techniques.

With the support of our sponsors and partners, the conference is offering more than 150 fellowships to both established and promising journalists in developing and transitioning countries, and for journalists from disenfranchised communities, to participate in this prestigious event. Competition is keen, so you need to convince us that you will make great use of the training that GIJC23 offers.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to full-time print, online, television, video, radio, documentary, and multimedia journalists in developing or transitioning countries;
  • Experience in investigative or data journalism a plus;
  • Sorry, Western journalists based overseas are not eligible.

Fellowship Requirement

Following the conference, fellows are required to either produce a story directly related to #GIJC23 or give a presentation based on the knowledge you gained at #GIJC23 to your colleagues or the journalism community at-large.

You’ll need a working knowledge of English, as the conference panels and workshops will be conducted in English.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 28, 2023. Successful fellows will be notified via email by May 1, 2023.


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