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Capacity building training on investigative journalism begins

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, July 25 - A two-day online capacity building training on investigative journalism organised by the Department of Mass Communication, Assam Don Bosco University in association with the Guwahati Press Club and the Centre for Investigative Journalism and supported by dataLEADS, a data-driven Indian start-up aimed at creating new platforms for data research and storytelling, started on Saturday.

The training programme aims to build the reporting capacity and improve the content produced by the journalists on investigative reporting with objectives to increase understanding of investigative journalism, improve the knowledge and capacity of journalists to report investigative stories effectively, build on the professional skills of journalists and the knowledge of quality journalism standards in the field of investigative reporting and impart skills on investigative reporting tools and techniques.

On the first day, David E Kaplan, Executive Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network, delivered a lecture on the topic 'Art and Craft of Investigative Journalism' and Sonia Bhaskar, Head of TV-Web Synergy, NDTV, delivered a lecture on 'Online Tools for Verification of Content'.

On Sunday, advocate Nisha Bhambani will speak on 'Legal and Ethical Concerns of Investigative Journalism' and Syed Nazakat, Founder and Editor-In-Chief, DataLEADS, will deliver a lecture on 'Emerging Trends in Investigative Journalism'.

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