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Sunday, November 19 • 09:00 - 10:15
How Other Investigators Do It

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Journalists are part of a larger ecosystem of investigators who track and document wrongdoing. We’re familiar with the investigative journalist’s toolkit. But how do other investigators prove fraud, waste, and abuse? And can journalists learn from them? You bet we can. Have a listen to veteran organized crime investigator Joe Davidson, a former FBI Supervisory Special Agent; James Mintz, who runs a New York City-based private investigative firm with offices in six countries; and South Africa-based human rights investigator Dewa Mavhinga.

Moderators
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Vivienne Walt

Journalist, TIME
Vivienne Walt has written since 2003 for TIME Magazine, which she first joined as a correspondent while covering the Iraq War. She is also a contributor to Fortune Magazine, TIME's sister publication. She's traveled through most of Africa, the Middle East, and Europe focusing on war and conflict, and the human toll wrought by Western business operations, from diamonds to oil exploration. | She is a board member of the Overseas Press Club of America, and a regular juror for the OPC awards and the Prix Bayeux for war correspondents. | Follow here on @vivwalt... Read More →

Speakers
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Joe Davidson

Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice International Criminal Training Assistance Program
Joe Davidson is s former FBI Supervisory Special Agent with 30 years of experience with the FBI in management, investigations, and training. He is currently an advisor assigned to the U.S. Department of Justice International Criminal Training Assistance Program, through which he has trained law enforcement in the Caribbean, North Africa, and Eastern Europe. At the FBI, Davidson oversaw cases involving organized crime, crimes against children, and cyber and violent crime major offenders. He served as the acting assistant legal... Read More →
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Dewa Mavhinga Dewa Mavhinga

Southern Africa Director, Human Rights Watch
Dewa Mavhinga is the Southern Africa Director with the Africa Division at Human Rights Watch. Dewa has more than ten years’ human rights research and advocacy experience on Southern Africa, and his work has been published in the Guardian UK, the Mail & Guardian South Africa, the Independent Zimbabwe, the Standard Zimbabwe, BBC, and... Read More →
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James Mintz

Founder & CEO, Mintz Group
Jim Mintz has been an adjunct professor in the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School for the past 10 years.   | | Jim is the CEO of the Mintz Group, a research and investigative firm. He has spent over thirty years conducting investigations all over the world... Read More →


Sunday November 19, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 4 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

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