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Friday, November 17 • 15:45 - 17:00
Digging into Development Issues

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Despite progress made on global development goals over the past generation -- in curtailing poverty and bringing clean water, food, education health care, and gender equality to millions -- the world still has far to go. Massive disparities exist -- and are growing worse -- between the rich and poor. Human rights and rule of law, absent in too many countries, are losing ground almost everywhere. Climate change threatens to exacerbate environmental and economic challenges. Here are journalists in the trenches of the battle over development, writing on the  exploitation of resources, unbalanced trade, a new green revolution, health care, and more.

Moderators
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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 →

Speakers
avatar for Raúl Sánchez González

Raúl Sánchez González

Data Journalist, eldiario.es
Raúl Sánchez is a Spanish journalist specializing in data journalism and visualization. He founded the project “Mapa del Poder en Canarias”, an interactive graph database that shows the relationships between economical and political elites in the Canary Islands. He has been working as a data journalist at eldiario.es since July 2015. | | He has also published an investigation into plantation products and European agricultural grants on El... Read More →
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Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye

Editor, Sunday Punch, Punch Newspaper
Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye has over 14 years experience as an investigative journalist on different beats like politics, crime, business, health and the environment. Ogunseye, who is the first female editor in the over 40-year history Punch Newspaper, Nigeria’s most widely read newspaper, is the Editor of the Sunday title-Sunday Punch. She is tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that Sunday Punch is the best paper in the country every Sunday, while also ensuring that the social media platforms of the paper are competitive. She is skilled in media, communications and scientific research. She holds a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Lagos, a Pgd in Print Journalism from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, a MSc in Media and Communication from the Pan-Atlantic University and... Read More →
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Mark Schapiro

Journalist/Author, Food & Environment Reporting Network
MARK SCHAPIRO is an award-winning journalist who specializes in international environmental investigations, probing into the intersection between the environment, economics and political power. His work is published in Harpers, Newsweek, The Nation, Mother Jones, Pacific Standard, The Atlantic, and other publications, and he worked as a correspondent for the PBS newsmagazine FRONLTINE/World. He was formerly senior correspondent at the Center for Investigative Reporting, and currently teaches at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 4 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

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