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Thursday, November 16 • 09:00 - 09:30
Plenary (Introductory Remarks)

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Join us as we kick off the 10th Global Investigative Journalism Conference -- our first in Africa! We're excited that we have 1,000 extraordinary journalists from over 100 countries joining us. Come in, get seated, and we'll be quick with a few announcements and some advice on how to get the most out of this unique conference. 

The GIJC is a giant training event, designed by and for working journalists. We're interested in practical tips and techniques, not war stories and egos. Our sessions are a buffet of demos, workshops, and panels, so feel free to walk around and sample them until you've found what you're looking for. 

We're able to bring you all together because of a lot of help. From co-hosts GIJN and Wits Journalism, of course, but also many sponsors, donors, We have some great people we need to thank -- who made this event possible. So let us take care of some fast business and then we'll open things up for a great four days. 

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Anton Harber

Professor, Journalism and Media Studies, University of the Witwatersrand
Anton Harber is Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. His research interests include journalism; media; and history of South African media. Harber is the Founding Editor of the Mail & Guardian newspaper (previously known as... Read More →
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David E. Kaplan

Executive Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network
David E. Kaplan has worked in investigative journalism for 45 years, reported from two dozen countries, and won or shared more than 25 awards. He has managed nonprofit newsrooms and investigative teams, and played a key role in pioneering cross-border investigative reporting. During... Read More →

Thursday November 16, 2017 09:00 - 09:30 PST
The Great Hall 3 Jorissen St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa