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Saturday, November 18 • 10:45 - 12:00
Digging into Extractive Industries

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The extractive industries –the development and exploitation of oil, gas, and mining resources — are a critical area for investigative journalists, particularly in developing countries. Revenues from natural resource extraction may contribute heavily to GDP and even make up the bulk of government revenue. The companies in the extractive sector are large and influential. How the revenues they generate are spent affects economic growth, the environment, domestic security, and social well-being. In many countries, however, revenues are wasted or lost due to corruption and financial mismanagement. Here are tips on how to find the data, follow the money, and ferret out corrupt practices.

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Maren Saebo

Freelance journalist and editor, Bundu.no
Maren Saebo is a Norwegian freelance journalist who is a significant voice in Norwegian foreign journalism, in particular for her reports of the African continent. She was honoured with the International Reporter Prize in 2015 for her reportage in Nigeria, which she crowdfunded. She has also reported from southern Sudan. | | Twitter... Read More →

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Will Fitzgibbon

Reporter, ICIJ
Will Fitzgibbon is a reporter for ICIJ. He coordinates ICIJ's partnerships with journalists in Africa and the Middle East.
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Tholakele Nene

Associate, Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism
Tholakele Nene is an Associate at Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism and Manager of the centre’s extractives digital app, #MineAlert, a centralised platform for users to access, track and share information and documents on mining applications and licences. #MineAlert aims to promote public- and private-sector accountability in the mining sector, to advance civil society and socio-economic rights, to protect the free flow of information, and to strengthen justice and equality. The platform hosts ground-breaking investigative journalism aggregated from extractives data, exposing in 2017 for instance never-before-seen data on the financial provisions for mine rehabilitation across South Africa. | Nene has been in the communications industry for six years, working on climate change, transport, local government and mining projects. In July 2017 she was named one of the 200 most influential young South Africans by the Mail & Guardian. Previous roles include Communication Officer for Urban Earth. Her work has been featured in Oxpeckers, Mail & Guardian, Huffington Post SA and Delivery Magazine. | Her essay on “Access-to-information challenges in the Department of Mineral Resources” was published by the Open Society Foundation for South Africa’s 2016 edition of... Read More →
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Fabiola Torres

ICFJ Knight Fellow // Founder Editor at OjoPublico
Fabiola Torres is an investigative journalist from Peru, ICFJ Knight Fellow and member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). She is co-founder and editor of Ojo-publico.com, a nonprofit newsroom based in Lima, and co-author of “The Swiss Army Kni... Read More →

Saturday November 18, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 5 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

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