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Saturday, November 18 • 14:00 - 15:15
Cross-Border Collaborations: Global Projects

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With the explosive release of the Panama Papers last year, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists set a new standard for ambitious, cross-border investigative journalism. Working with an extraordinary 400 journalists in 80 countries, 100 media partners, and 2.6 terabytes of leaked data, ICIJ and its team changed the global debate on offshore money, hidden wealth, and taxation. This year, the team won a Pulitzer Prize for its work.  

ICIJ is not alone in managing state-of-the-art, cross-border projects. The Organized Crime & Corruption Reporting Project, which participated in the Panama Papers, has gained global notoriety for its extraordinarily-well reported exposés of mafia states, corrupt banks, and laundered money that reache around the world. OCCRP runs collaborations among some 40 investigative centers in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. 

Come hear editors and top reporters from both ICIJ and OCCRP talk about how they organize such complex projects, and what their secrets are to managing both tough investigations and even tougher investigators. 

Moderators
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Ying Chan

Professor, Hong Kong University
Ying Chan is an editorial and media consultant, China expert, educator and journalist, and e-learning advocate. She is the founding director and professor (1999-2016) of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong, and the founding dean (2003-2011) of the journalism school at Shantou... Read More →

Speakers
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Roman Anin

Editor, Novaya Gazeta
Roman Anin is a Russian journalist who started his career in 2006 when he became a reporter of the Moscow paper Novaya Gazeta. Until 2008 Roman worked in the sport section, specialising on sport investigations (fixed matches, corruption etc.). In August 2008 he was sent to cover the war in South Ossetia, and once back from the war he was offered to move to the investigative section of the paper. Today he is a special reporter of investigative section, specialised on economical and financial investigations. Moreover, Roman takes also part in cross-border investigations with... Read More →
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Marina Walker Guevara

Deputy Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Marina Walker Guevara is deputy director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, an independent network of reporters headquartered in Washington, DC. A native of Argentina, her investigations have won and shared more than 25 national and international awards, including from Long Island... Read More →
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Frederik Obermaier

Investigativer Journalist und Autor, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Frederik Obermaier is an investigative journalist and book author living in Munich. He is working for Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany's biggest quality newspaper. | | His work focuses largely on Middle East politics, extremism and investigative research worldwide. 2010 he published the definitive book "Land am Abgrund: Staatszerfall und Kriegsgefahr in der Republik Jemen" (Country on the brink: State failure and the threat of war in the Republic of Yemen). | | Obermaier was part of the international team of journalists, who revealed the "Offshore-Leaks", "Luxemburg-Leaks" and "Swiss-Leaks". | Frederik Obermaier together with his colleagues has received numerous honors for his work, among others the CNN-Award, the renowned... Read More →
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Paul Radu

Executive Director, OCCRP
Paul Radu is the executive director of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, a co-creator of the Investigative Dashboard and of visual investigative scenarios visualisation software vis.occrp.org. He is a co-founder of the RISE Project, a platform for investigative reporters and hackers in Romania. He has held a number of fellowships including the 2008 Knight International Journalism fellowship with the International Center for Journalists as well as a 2009-2010 Stanford Knight Journalism Fellowship. He is the recipient of numerous awards including in 2004, the Knight International Journalism Award and the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, in 2007, the Global Shining Light Award, the Tom Renner Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, the 2011 the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting and a 2015 European Press Prize. Paul is a board member for the... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 4 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

Attendees (144)