Cross-border collaborative journalism can be an effective way to investigate stories with international focus.
Torres provides some of the key learning curves from the project on IJNet, stressing the importance of travelling strategically.
"Following the 2010 earthquake that struck the country, Venezuela allocated more than US$2.1 billion to help rebuilding efforts. Instead of successful construction projects, however, CONNECTAS discovered a series of unfinished projects by analysing government audits — and even some fictitious ones, too," she writes.
"They later travelled to Haiti, where they used drones to take video of the locations where there should have been new construction projects, but in fact there were none."
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