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Saturday, November 18 • 09:00 - 10:15
Undercover Reporting

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When is undercover reporting justified? What are the risks? How far should we go and what can happen if you are caught? What are the best techniques? This panel will explore the methods and the stories that great undercover investigative work can bring. To maximize a story's impact, gather evidence, and confront criminals and liars, hidden cameras and fake identities may be the only way. But does this damage the journalist's credibility? Should undercover work be the first resort or the last? Come hear three compelling case studies from India, Mongolia and Nigeria.

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Jean-Philippe Ceppi

Producer, Radio Television Suisse
Jean-Philippe Ceppi is executive producer for the investigative show Temps Présent, of Switzerland Public Television.

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Rana Ayyub

Investigative journalist and writer, India
Rana Ayyub is one of the most well known independent Indian journalist and writer and an important voice from the subcontinent. She previously worked for the prominent investigative news magazine Tehelka as an Editor besides . In a decade long career in political and investigative journalism with various mainstream publications, among her many achievements, her investigation sent the first serving Home Minister of India behind bars. She also reported on the Gujarat genocide in 2002, extra judicial killings by the state, insurgency and authored an international bestseller titled “Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover Up which exposes the complicity of two strongmen in India, Narendra Modi and Amit Shah . | | Rana Ayyub was awarded the Sanskriti award for excellence in journalism by the former President of India among many other laurels. Her book Gujarat Files is an important breakthrough in Indian investigative journalism where she narrates the ordeal , process and damning revelations while undercover as a student for eight months to expose the role of the state in mass killings | | .Twitter... Read More →
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Lkhagva Erdene

Executive Producer of News, MongolTV
Lkhagva is an investigative reporter with MongolTV. He runs all things journalism at the Mongolian broadcaster from social media to prime time news. | Here is a snapshot into Mongolian media and MongolTV journalism from Lkhagva's perspective: http://thediplomat.com/2016/06/medi... Read More →
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Fisayo Soyombo

Editor, International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR)
Fisayo Soyombo was pioneer Editor of TheCable, Nigeria’s third most followed online newspaper. He is currently the Editor of the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR). His notable investigations include the Blood on the Plateau series, which unraveled the brutality of years of ethnocentric killings in Plateau State, north-central Nigeria; an undercover investigation into... Read More →

Saturday November 18, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

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