Investigative journalism in the UK is having a really good year. And Sunday was particularly good – two investigations in one day!
The Sunday Times’ Insight team published another investigation on the doping scandal, in which they claim a British doctor – who has denied all allegations – has admitted to prescribing banned performance enhancing drugs to several athletes.
While The Independent reported that a council in London allegedly destroyed evidence of thousands of children being educated in illegal faith schools.
In an industry that is struggling for funds – 300 local newspapers have shut down in the last 10 years and the Independent’s last print newspaper was published in March – investigative journalism is still going strong.
Below is a compilation of all the great work done by a few investigative journalists within just the first quarter of this year:
January: ‘The Tennis Racket‘ and ‘National Crime Agency in Crisis Over Unlawful Searches‘
February: Revealed that oil and gas giants spent tens of millions of pounds lobbying key decision makers ahead of global climate talks and big changes to UK energy policy
April: ‘Illegal Jewish schools‘
Here’s hoping the next nine months are just as eye-opening.