Website review: Sleuthing for information

Nosy journalists are urged to take a dekko at this website of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). The project is affiliated to the us-based Center for Public Integrity and acquaints the rest of the world with the the organisation's style of watchdog journalism. This popular website plays host to the talents of ICIJ's leading investigative reporters and showcases their often award-winning works of investigative journalism

 
Published: Saturday 15 March 2003

http://www.icij.orrg
Nosy journalists are urged to take a dekko at this website of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (icij). The project is affiliated to the us-based Center for Public Integrity and acquaints the rest of the world with the the organisation's style of watchdog journalism. This popular website plays host to the talents of icij's leading investigative reporters and showcases their often award-winning works of investigative journalism.

Presently the site highlights a 10-part investigative series on global water privatisation titled 'The water barons'. The hard-hitting series argues that the unfettered growth of private water utility companies over the past decade may ultimately lead to the monopolisation of this vital resource. Private water companies have worked hand in glove with the World Bank and other international financial institutions to gain entry into all the continents and they may gradually increase the prices for supplying this most essential daily commodity even as the gap between rich and poor widens, it reveals.

icij's international team of journalists investigate significant issues all over the globe and their findings are eagerly sought by the world's media. icij also supports global investigative reporting by presenting annual prizes for exceptional work.

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