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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, University of Missouri
MARTY STEFFENS teaches at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, which she joined after a 30-year career in the news industry. The former executive editor of the San Francisco Examiner, she has also worked at the (Binghamton, NY) Press & Sun-Bulletin and the Los Angeles... 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 a Chevening Scholarship and obtained a master degree in Comparative Politics. | | Twitter... Read More →
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Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University
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

Africa Editor, OCCRP
Khadija Sharife is an investigative journalist, researcher and Africa editor at OCCRP. She is the director of Plateforme de Protection des Lanceurs d’Alerte en Afrique, board member of Finance Uncovered and fellow with the World Policy Institute. Previously she was the editor at... Read More →


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

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