Following the Money

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One of the biggest challenges when conducting anti-corruption journalism is finding available and relevant data to understand the context of a given story and to provide concrete evidence of any allegations of corruption. This is especially true in countries where data is not well maintained or easily accessible.

Award-winning journalist and J4T member Ana Curic shares what she does to follow the money in sourcing data and putting it into a form that can be analysed and interrogated. She highlights the challenges around deciding when enough data is available to move forward, knowing when to stop digging, and finally, communicating the information in an easily understandable way to readers.