Saturday, November 18 • 09:00 - 10:15
Women and Investigative Journalism

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Although times are changing, the majority of investigative journalists and editors remain male. Join three female investigative journalists, from three different continents, who have made vital contributions to IJ. How did they build their careers? What advise can they give journalists starting out? This panel will also discuss if woman journalists need to take extra measurements to protect themselves while working in the field.

avatar for Namrata Sharma

Namrata Sharma

Chairperson, Center For Investigative Journalism (CIJ) Nepal
Namrata is the chairperson of the Centre for Investigative Journalism, Nepal. She is an editor and senior journalist with Nepali magazine Women’s Voice. She has over twenty years of experience in Nepal’s print media and writes regularly on gender issues. Namrata is an active Women's... Read More →

avatar for Catherine Gicheru

Catherine Gicheru

Director, Africa Women Journalism Project
Catherine Gicheru is an award-winning Kenyan journalist who is currently serving as a Knight International Journalism Fellow with the International Center for Journalists and leader of the Code for Kenya team working to bring together data journalists and technologists to produce... Read More →
avatar for Ritu Sarin

Ritu Sarin

Executive Editor (News and Investigations), Indian Express
Been in the news business for over three decades; handling investigations for The Indian Express for two decades; ICIJ member for over a decade. Awarded Ramnath Goenka and Prem Bhatia awards. Specializations: strategic affairs, corruption and money laundering/black money. Handled... Read More →
avatar for Cheryl W. Thompson

Cheryl W. Thompson

Associate Professor/Investigative Journalist, George Washington University/The Washington Post
   Cheryl W. Thompson is an associate professor teaching investigative reporting and advanced news writing at George Washington University, writes investigative stories for The Washington Post and is vice president of Investigative Reporters and Editors.    Her most recent... Read More →

Saturday November 18, 2017 09:00 - 10:15 PST
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 5 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg