Sunday, November 19 • 09:00 - 10:15
Lotteries, Launderers, & Illicit Acts

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Making sense of hidden assets and arcane financial structures is one of the toughest jobs in journalism. Here are three examples of groundbreaking projects by reporting teams in very diverse places: how hundreds of Pakistani officials failed to even file tax returns; how traders evaded the Kimberly Process to move billions of dollars in illicit diamonds out of Africa; and how allegations of fraud, conflicts of interest, and tax avoidance dog lottery systems around the world.

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Marty Steffens

professor and SABEW Chair, University of Missouri
As the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) endowed chair, MARTHA STEFFENS teaches business and financial journalism, economics for journalists, and entrepreneurial journalism. Steffens joined the faculty at Missouri in 2002 after a distinguished 30-year career... Read More →

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Umar Cheema

Speical Correspondent, The News
Umar Cheema is an investigative reporter for Pakistan's English language daily, The News International. In 2008, he won a was a Daniel Pearl Journalism Fellowship, and was the first Pearl fellow to work for The New York Times. Cheema studied at the London School of Economics under... Read More →
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Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University, USA
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein is an investigative journalist, author and assistant professor at Grand Valley State University. His work has been published in The New Yorker and the Center for Public Integrity, among many outlets, and has earned national and international recognition from... Read More →
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Khadija Sharife

Senior investigative reporter, OCCRP
Khadija Sharife (LLM) is an award-winning investigative journalist based in South Africa and a senior global investigator at the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). She is a Global Justice fellow with Yale University and board member of the Platform for the Protection... Read More →

Sunday November 19, 2017 09:00 - 10:15 PST
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,