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Saturday, November 18 • 09:00 - 10:15
How to Read Company Accounts

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\"Follow the money.\" That was Deep Throat\'s secret advice to Bob Woodward at the height of the Washington Post\'s Watergate investigation. Indeed, there’s a reason the FBI hires so many accountants – so they can dig into financial records and figure out where it came from and where it’s headed. The paper trail has changed -- money now moves digitally and business registries are databases – but this lets journalists do more than ever before in tracking people and companies across borders. Here are experts in deciphering company records who can help guide you on your way.

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Marty Steffens

Professor, University of Missouri
MARTY STEFFENS teaches at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, which she joined after a 30-year career in the news industry. The former executive editor of the San Francisco Examiner, she has also worked at the (Binghamton, NY) Press & Sun-Bulletin and the Los Angeles... Read More →

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David Cay Johnston

Editor in Chief, DCReport.org
David J. Johnston has been an outstanding American investigative reporter for more than 50 years. He is a 2001 Pulitzer Prize winner, a former president of the IRE Board of Director, and a best-selling author. He specializes in economics, regulatory and tax issues. His book "The... Read More →
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Miranda Patrucic

Regional Editor, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
Based in Sarajevo, Miranda Patrucic is an investigative reporter and regional editor for OCCRP focusing on Central Asia, the Balkans and the Caucasus. Highlights of her work include exposing billions in telecom bribes in Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan, uncovering hidden assets of Azer... Read More →
avatar for Marty Steffens

Marty Steffens

Professor, University of Missouri
MARTY STEFFENS teaches at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, which she joined after a 30-year career in the news industry. The former executive editor of the San Francisco Examiner, she has also worked at the (Binghamton, NY) Press & Sun-Bulletin and the Los Angeles... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 105 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

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