Corruption Reporting Workshop

Monday 20 November 2017 | 2pm-6pm

Ahead of International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December, join One World Media, Transparency International and Al Jazeera for an afternoon workshop on corruption reporting, and to hear first-hand from award-winning experts on how their reporting successfully held those in power to account. You will learn about the obstacles and potential impact of corruption reporting, as well as the digital tools and international databases that are essential to this practice.


To introduce the afternoon, we will welcome Executive Director of Transparency International UK, Robert Barrington, to detail their work in fighting corruption internationally – and to explain how journalists and documentary filmmakers can use TI indexes and research to support their corruption reporting.

Robert Barrington is Executive Director of the UK chapter of Transparency International, the world’s leading anti-corruption organisation with chapters in over one hundred countries. He is an authority on global corruption, corporate bribery and corruption within the UK, and has worked in academia and in the City.

We will be joined by investigative journalist, George Turner, for a masterclass on the essentials of how to safely and effectively report on corruption.

George Turner is a non-executive director of Finance Uncovered, a training and reporting project for investigative reporters. George has had a wide ranging career, having been the Head of Office for a senior UK politician before setting up Finance Uncovered with Nick Mathiason in 2014. As a writer he has published work uncovering allegations of corruption at a major World Bank financed infrastructure project in East Africa, and allegations of sanctions breaking in North Korea. He is currently a researcher with the Tax Justice Network in the UK.

Coffee break

The team behind the winner of this year’s Corruption Reporting prize at the One World Media Awards, ‘Al Jazeera Investigates: Stealing Paradise’ will be leading this session. Investigative producers Will Jordan and Will Thorne will discuss the production process of Stealing Paradise on endemic corruption in the Maldives, the obstacles that they faced along the way, and the significant impact of the programme.

Will Jordan is a journalist with Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit. He produced ‘Killing Arafat’ and has reported on films including ‘Broken Dreams: The Boeing 787’, which won the AIB Award for Best International Documentary and was a finalist at the Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards. Will lived in the Maldives for ten years before producing Stealing Paradise, which won the 2017 One World Media Corruption Reporting Award. He is currently working on a film looking at corruption in Ukraine.

Will Thorne is Executive Producer of the London bureau of Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit, working on stories in Europe and Asia. Will has previously worked in news and current affairs for the BBC and Channel 4. He is the recipient of a Royal Television Society Award for an investigation into gun smuggling in Britain for BBC Newsnight; and was on the winning team for the One World Media Corruption Reporting Award in June 2017.


In order to apply to participate in this free workshop, please send a short bio and no more than 100 words detailing the reasons why you would like to attend to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Corruption Reporting Workshop’ before Monday 13 November.


Please note that the workshop will take place in central London and that we cannot cover any travel costs for participants. Successful participants will be contacted by Wednesday 15 November. 


Al Jazeera
The Shard
32 London Bridge St

In partnership with

Transparency International