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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. 

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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 ... 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 Crime Report Award 2011. Within the work of IRPI Cecilia co-authored investigations on counterfeited food; on the offshore in the ICIJ's Chinaleaks spinoff and on complex financial frauds with The Wolves of Europe (2014), a work produced by Correct!v and published in four languages. In February 2015 IRPI's 'the couchsurfing rapist' investigation was published on 10 media of the world: Cecilia, Giulio Rubino and Alessia Cerantola were contacted by 14 young victims who blew the whistle on an Italian cop who lured, drugged and raped them using couchsurfing. In April 2015 the largest investigation co-authored by Cecilia was published in South Africa, Italy and Germany... 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 trained law enforcement in the Caribbean, North Africa, and Eastern Europe. At the FBI, Davidson oversaw cases involving organized crime, crimes against children, and cyber and violent crime major offenders. He served as the acting assistant legal... 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 organized crime, corruption, privatization deals, money laundering, private security agencies and the gambling industry. Stevan is the author of the book... 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... Read More →
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Solomon Serwanjja

Investigative Journalist and Anchor, NBS TV
Solomon is currently working with NBS television in Uganda and KTN (Kenya) as a News Anchor and Investigative Reporter. He anchors the English prime bulletin at 9pm called NBS LiveAt9. Previously he worked with NTV Uganda and Uganda Broadcasting Corporation Television. He has spe... Read More →

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

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