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Saturday, November 18 • 18:15 - 20:15
Keynote Address/Awards Night

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Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz will address the full conference, under the theme Media Power in a Post-Truth World. Using an interview format, Prof. Stiglitz will be questioned by Sheila Coronel, academic dean of the Columbia Journalism School. Following that will be special presentations of the annual African Fact-checking Awards (by Africa Check) and the bi-annual Global Shining Light Awards (by GIJN). 

Moderators
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Sheila Coronel

Dean of Academic Affairs, Columbia University
Sheila is academic dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. She is concurrently also director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and Stabile professor of professional practice. She began her reporting career in the Philippines and was c... Read More →
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David Kaplan

Executive Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network
David E. Kaplan is executive director of Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), the international association of investigative reporting organizations, with 155 member groups in 68 countries. He has worked as an investigative journalist for more than 30 years, reported from two dozen countries, and won or shared more than 25 awards. He has managed nonprofit newsrooms, investigative teams, and numerous cross-border projects. During the 1980s and early... Read More →
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Mojak Lehoko

MC - Awards Ceremony
Mojak Lehoko began performing in 2009 at Cool Runnings Melville at the 
longest-running comedy club in South Africa (better known as The Underground). 
His comedy could be regarded as observational and spontaneous, with a knack for identifying 
the humour in even the most &ldquo... Read More →

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Joseph E. Stiglitz

Nobel Laureate, Economics, Columbia University
Joseph E. Stiglitz was born in Gary, Indiana, in 1943. A graduate of Amherst College, he received his PHD from MIT in 1967, became a full professor at Yale in 1970, and in 1979 was awarded the John Bates Clark Award, given biennially by the American Economic Association to the economist under 40 who has made the most significant contribution to the field. He has taught at Princeton, Stanford, MIT and was the Drummond Professor and a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He is now University Professor at Columbia University in New York. He is also the co-founder and Co-President of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia and Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute. In 2001, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information, and he was a lead author of the 1995 Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. In... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 18:15 - 20:15
The Great Hall 3 Jorissen St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa

Attendees (360)