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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, NGO dedicated to fight corruption, working with public data collection and analysis. Joined Abraji in 2010 as executive-manager and, later, CAR trainer. Is a member of... 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 reporte... Read More →
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Katherine Eban

Contributor, Fortune Magazine
Katherine Eban is an investigative reporter whose articles on pharmaceutical counterfeiting, gun trafficking, and coercive interrogations by the CIA, have won international attention and numerous awards.  She is currently a Fortune magazine Contributor, and has also written for Vanity... Read More →
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Mia Malan

Founding Director & Editor of, Bhekisisa
Mia Malan is the founding director and editor of Bhekisisa, the Mail & Guardian’s health journalism centre. Prior to starting up Bhekisisa in 2013, Malan was a Knight Health Journalism Fellow in South Africa. | Under Malan’s leadership, Bhekisisa expanded from three to 20 permanent and freelance staff members within four years. Bhekisisa covers health issues across Africa. | She began her journalism career at the South African Broadcasting Corporation, where she worked as a radio and television health reporter. She later established the first health journalism programme of Internews Network, an international media development organisation, in Kenya. | Malan headed up the Kenya programme for three and a half years before moving to the Internews head office in Washington, DC, where she served as a senior health journalism adviser for two years. | Twitter... Read More →
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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 investi... Read More →

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

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