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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... 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 author
Rana Ayyub is a prominent independent Indian journalist and writer. In a decade long career in political and investigative  journalism Rana worked in with various publications including Tehelka. Among her many achievements, her breakthrough investigation sent the first serving Home... 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... Read More →
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Stevan Dojčinović

Investigative Editor, OCCRP / KRIK
Stevan is a Belgrade-based investigative reporter and editor in chief of KRIK (Crime and Corruption Reporting Network), a nonprofit aiming to improve investigative journalism in Serbia. He also serves as a regional editor for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP... Read More →
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Lawrence Marzouk

Investigative Editor, BIRN
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... 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, Nigeria's Premium Times
Musikilu Mojeed, a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), is an award-winning journalist and Editor-in-Chief at Nigeria's Premium Times newspaper, which he co-founded.  He has reported extensively on corruption, human rights and human trafficking. Mojeed... Read More →
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Drew Sullivan

Editor, OCCRP Sarajevo
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 Journalism... Read More →

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