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Thursday, November 16 • 11:15 - 12:30
Mafias, Mobs, and Cartels

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Organized crime is a $2 trillion global business that ties together government, business and a sprawling criminal class reaching into virtually every country. Hugely resourceful, multinational, and fluid, criminal enterprises affect nearly every aspect of our societes today, from finance and real estate to migration and food quality. Understanding how organized crime works today is key to being able to discern its influence. Here are experts in exposing organized crime from East Africa, the Balkans, and Italy, backed up by a veteran FBI investigator who's gone after Columbian cartels and the Russian mob. 

Moderators
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Mandy Wiener

Journalist, Mandy Wiener Media
Mandy Wiener is one of the country's best known and most credible journalists and authors. She worked as a multi award-winning reporter with Eyewitness News from 2004 until 2014, filing reports for Talk Radio 702, 567 Cape Talk, 94.7 Highveld Stereo and Kfm radio stations. Mandy specialises... Read More →

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Cecilia Anesi

investigative reporter, IRPI
Cecilia Anesi is a reporter with and founder of the Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI), a centre for investigative journalism in Italy. Before creating IRPI, she co-authored the investigative journalism documentary Toxic Europe which won the Best International Organised... Read More →
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Joe Davidson

Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice International Criminal Training Assistance Program
Joe Davidson is s former FBI Supervisory Special Agent with 30 years of experience with the FBI in management, investigations, and training. He is currently an advisor assigned to the U.S. Department of Justice International Criminal Training Assistance Program, through which he has... Read More →
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Stevan Dojcinovic

editor-in-chief, KRIK
Stevan Dojčinović is an investigative reporter based in Belgrade. He works for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). From 2012 to 2015 Stevan was the editor in chief of the Center for Investigative Reporting in Serbia (CINS). He has specialized in investigating... Read More →
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Giulio Rubino

Journalist, IRPI
Giulio Rubino is a freelance journalist. He studied a the Sapienza University of Rome. In 2007 he has worked as a freelance journalist in Argentina and Bolivia. He wrote for Italian papers and magazines such as Terra, Il Manifesto, Carta. In 2011 he co-authored Toxic Europe - an investigative... Read More →
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Solomon Serwanjja

Anchor/Investigative Journalist, NBS Television, Uganda
Solomon Serwanjja is a practicing broadcast investigative journalist currently working with NBS Television as an anchor and investigative reporter in Uganda. He also doubles as a Ugandan Correspondent for KTN News, a station based in Nairobi, Kenya. Previously, he worked as a news... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 11:15 - 12:30
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

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