Thursday, November 16 • 14:00 - 15:15
Investigating Health -- Global Issues

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From infectious disease epidemics to the pharmaceutical industry, from the quality of health care to fraud and fake drugs, covering medicine and health is a rich but challenging topic for investigative journalists. One needs a knowledge of science with an enterprising approach to sources and data. Here are four varied approaches that offer a gold mine of ideas -- from tracking black market organs in Pakistan to drug company operations in the developing world.

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Guilherme Alpendre

Executive Director, Abraji
Guilherme Alpendre is executive-secretary at Abraji (Brazilian Association for Investigative Journalism). As a journalist, has worked in three different Brazilian news radio stations and directed a television documentary. Was part of two different teams at Transparency Brazil, NG... Read More →

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Naziha Syed Ali

Assistant Editor, Dawn
I've been a journalist in Pakistan for 30 years. I'm passionate about the issues that I cover; my goal is objectivity, not neutrality. Pakistan is a wonderful place to be a journalist, especially if you enjoy a bit of danger to spice up your work! Some of the stories I've reported... Read More →
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Katherine Eban

Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair
Katherine Eban is an award-winning investigative journalist, New York Times best-selling author, Vanity Fair contributing editor and Andrew Carnegie fellow. Her articles on pharmaceutical counterfeiting, gun trafficking, coercive interrogations by the CIA and COVID-19’s origins... Read More →
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Mia Malan

Editor, Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism
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Serena Tinari

Founder, Re-Check
I’m an investigative journalist interested in health, human rights and cyber security. Along with fellow Catherine Riva I founded www.re-check.ch.We are two experienced Swiss muckrakers that like to scoop in the backstage of public health: Re-Check specializes in investigating and... Read More →

Thursday November 16, 2017 14:00 - 15:15 PST
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,