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Sunday, November 19 • 10:45 - 12:00
Shining Light Award Winners

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The Global Shining Light Award is the only journalism prize that honors investigative journalism done in developing and transitioning countries while under threat or duress. It is given out once every two years by the Global Investigative Journalism Network, and this will be the 7th round of awards since 2007. Come hear the winners of this year\'s just-announced awards, chosen from 211 entries from 67 countries. 

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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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Asaad Alzalazlee

Investigative journalist, Beladi TV
Asaad Zalzalee, from Iraq, won the 2017 Samir Kassir Award for Press Freedom in the Audiovisual News Report category for stories exposing how corruption in the award of contracts to private and public companies in Iraq has blocked access to schools for thousands of children.
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Rana Ayyub

Investigative journalist and writer, India
Rana Ayyub is one of the most well known independent Indian journalist and writer and an important voice from the subcontinent. She previously worked for the prominent investigative news magazine Tehelka as an Editor besides . In a decade long career in political and investigative journalism with various mainstream publications, among her many achievements, her investigation sent the first serving Home Minister of India behind bars. She also reported on the Gujarat genocide in 2002, extra judicial killings by the state, insurgency and authored an international bestseller titled “Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover Up which exposes the complicity of two strongmen in India, Narendra Modi and Amit Shah . | | Rana Ayyub was awarded the Sanskriti award for excellence in journalism by the former President of India among many other laurels. Her book Gujarat Files is an important breakthrough in Indian investigative journalism where she narrates the ordeal , process and damning revelations while undercover as a student for eight months to expose the role of the state in mass killings | | .Twitter... Read More →
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Jelena Cosic

investigative journalist, BIRN
Jelena Cosic has worked as the Project Coordinator for BIRN’s Summer School of Investigative Reporting for the last three years. As the Project Coordinator, Jelena handles all operational and programme matters for the Summer School. Prior to joining BIRN, Jelena was a reporter f... Read More →
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Stevan Dojcinovic

editor-in-chief, KRIK
Stevan Dojčinović is an investigative reporter based in Belgrade. He works for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). From 2012 to 2015 Stevan was the editor in chief of the Center for Investigative Reporting in Serbia (CINS). He has specialized in investigating organized crime, corruption, privatization deals, money laundering, private security agencies and the gambling industry. Stevan is the author of the book... Read More →
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Lawrence Marzouk

Investigative Editor, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network
Lawrence Marzouk leads cross-border teams of journalists, deploying huge volumes of Freedom of Information requests, scraping and old fashioned reporting tricks to delve into high-level corruption. In the past 18 months, he has focussed his attention on uncovering and tracking the unprecedented flow of weapons from the Balkans to the Middle East as wars rage in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. Thanks to flight and ship tracking data, social media postings, undercover footage and lots of leaked documents, his team has uncovered two distinct multi-billion-dollar weapons pipelines, exposed the misleading documents on which they rely, and revealed the controversial dealers at its heart of the trade and the governments that are war profiteering. One of the stories in the series is shortlisted for a Global Shining Light award at this... Read More →
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Emmanuel Mayah

Editor, International Centre for Development Reporting
Emmanuel Mayah is a multi-award winning reporter whose strength is undercover work. He has exposed vehicle smuggling rings, factories with bad employment conditions, international Nigerian crime syndicates and corrupt government links to foreign investors in his country. | | Twitter... Read More →
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Musikilu Mojeed

Editor-in-Chief/Chief Operating Officer, Premium Times Nigeria
Musikilu Mojeed, a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, is an award-winning journalist and Managing Editor at Nigeria's multimedia newspaper, Premium Times. He was until 2011 Investigative Editor at Nigeria’s NEXT newspaper where he directed the... Read More →
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Drew Sullivan

Editor, OCCRP
Drew Sullivan, USA, co-founded the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Program (OCCRP) where he now serves as editor-in-chief. He is a journalist and social entrepreneur who founded the Center for Investigative Reporting in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2004 as well as the Journalis... Read More →

Sunday November 19, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

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