From Cablegate to Snowden to the Panama Papers: The last years have seen a wide range of ways a leak can seep out. While encryption technologies for secure whistleblowing are increasingly driving investigative journalism, we are also seeing a differentiation of strategies with which media are handling and reporting on these stories. Ten years after Wikileaks was founded, many media houses have established means of receiving and handling sensitive material while organisations like Correct!v, ProPublica or the ICIJ are exploring new ways to foster and fund a renaissance in investigative reporting.
In our 30 min session, we’ll discuss the role of investigative journalism in an age of ever dwindling trust in the media, which publication strategy can work best for what sort of leak and if the future of whistleblowing is a promising one.
Presented by VICE.