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Thursday, November 16 • 11:15 - 12:30
Migration & Refugees

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Migrants and refugees have become a pressing topic not only for journalists but for politicians, police, and the general public. The number of international migrants reached 244 million in 2015, up a striking 41% since 2000, according to UN data. That's enough people to make up the fifth most populous country on Earth. 

Journalists around the world are reporting on this mass movement of people, often giving it a human face. There is no shortage of great investigative stories to do: deadly smuggling routes that have killed thousands, a shadowy industry of brokers and smugglers, the fate of prostitution and forced labor that await many, and misspent or misused aid money. This is an issue likely to grow even greater in importance. If you want to know where the stories are and how to report on them, this session is for you.

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Christoph Plate

Director, Media Programme Subsahara Africa, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, South Africa
Christoph Plate is Director of the Media Programme Sub-Sahara Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. In the 1990s he worked as contributing Africa Correspondent for the German Newsmagazine “Der Spiegel”, based in Nairobi, Kenya, reporting... Read More →

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Ismail Einashe

Investigative Journalist
Ismail Einashe is an award-winning investigative journalist and writer who has written for The Guardian, BBC News, Foreign Policy, The Sunday Times, El Mundo, Internazionale and The Nation, among many others. He is a member of Lost in Europe, a cross-border journalism project investigating... Read More →
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Ron Nixon

Homeland Security Correspondent, New York Times
Ron Nixon is a Washington Correspondent for the New York Times who covers homeland security. He's also the author of Selling Apartheid: South Africa's Global Propaganda War (Jacana Media, June 2015).
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Malia Politzer

Freelance reporter, Various
Malia Politzer is an award-winning long-form journalist who specializes in international migration, human rights issues and investigative reporting. She has worked as a feature-writer at Mint, India’s second-largest financial newspaper, on international development, gender, migration... Read More →
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Sanne Terlingen

Head of Investigations, Lost in Europe
Sanne Terlingen is an award winning investigative journalist from The Netherlands, specialized in organized sexual violence, (early childhood) trauma, migration, people smuggling and trafficking. She currently works as head of investigations at Lost in Europe, a cross border investigative... Read More →

Thursday November 16, 2017 11:15 - 12:30 PST
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,