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. 

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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

Co-founder, IrpiMedia
Cecilia Anesi is an investigative reporter with IrpiMedia, the investigative media outlet of Italy's investigative journalism centre IRPI (Investigative Reporting Project Italy) which she co-funded in 2012. IRPI is a member of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the OCCRP... 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 Dojčinović

Editor in Chief, KRIK
2019 Knight International Journalism Award Winner Stevan Dojčinović is truly one of the best investigative journalists anywhere. He is a founder and editor in chief of the Crime and Corruption Reporting Network (KRIK) in Belgrade, Serbia. At an increasingly dangerous time, he leads... Read More →
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Giulio Rubino

Journalist, IRPI media
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 PST
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,