Heliograph Episode 7: “Reporting on the Sadistic World of Monkey Torture” out now on all streaming platforms

In the latest episode of Heliograph, BBC reporters Rebecca Henschke, Joel Gunter, and Astudestra Ajengrastri reveal the harrowing process behind their documentary, “Saving Mini: Inside the Global Network Torturing Baby Monkeys.” They discuss handling dark subject matter, interviewing sources with twisted motivations, and the challenges of undercover reporting. 

Heliograph examines the brilliant, elusive and inspiring work of some of the world’s best investigative reporters to understand their methods, motivations and impact.

Each installment of Heliograph focuses on reporting that creates meaningful change and reflects the IJB’s core values: collaborative and innovative storytelling in the public interest. The podcast also embodies the IJB’s educational mission to offer top-notch training in investigative research and reporting.

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