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Wednesday, November 15
 

13:00

Workshop: Psychological Safety for Investigative Reporting
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NOTE: This is an advance sign-up workshop. Attendees must sign up on Sched to attend.

This workshop brings together working journalists and health professionals from the Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma to look at the issue of psychological self care when immersed in traumatic stories. 

The afternoon will include small-group interactive exercises; panel Q & A's; teaching on trauma in non-Western and Western cultures; and self-care tips from seasoned investigative reporters. 

Chaired by Cait McMahon, Managing Director of Dart Centre Asia Pacific, with sessions by other Dart staff and associates. 

Moderators
avatar for Cait McMahon

Cait McMahon

Managing Director, Dart Centre Asia Pacific
Cait McMahon has been Managing Director of the Dart Centre Asia Pacific www.dartcentre.org/asia-pacific  since 2004.  McMahon is a psychologist, and began working with the media in 1987.  Cait is responsible for creating and facilitating training programmes across the Asia Pacific region to promote ethical and thorough reporting of violence and disaster, as well as psychological safety and resilience for media... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ismail Einashe

Ismail Einashe

Journalist, Freelance journalist & Ochberg Fellow at Dart Center
Ismail Einashe is a freelance journalist based in London. His work has appeared in numerous publications including, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Nation, Prospect Magazine, Index on Censorship and The Atlantic. Einashe has worked for BBC Radio Current Affairs and presented on BBC Radio. He is also a 2017 Dart Center Ochberg Fellow at Columbia University Graduate School of... Read More →
avatar for Patricia Evangelista

Patricia Evangelista

Multimedia Manager, Rappler
Patricia Evangelista, 32, is a multimedia journalist who covers disaster, conflict, human rights and development issues. Before joining online news agency Rappler, she co-created and produced the New York Festivals winning television narrative series Storyline and wrote an opinion column for the Philippine Daily Inquirer that ran eight years. Her body of work across various platforms has earned both local and international acclaim. In 2014, she won the Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize for exceptional journalism in dangerous conditions for her coverage of the Zamboanga hostage crisis and the aftermath of super typhoon Haiyan. Her work covering the killings during Rodrigo... Read More →
avatar for Elana Newman

Elana Newman

Professor of Psychology, University of Tulsa
Elana Newman, McFarlin Professor of Psychology at the University of Tulsa, has conducted research on a variety of topics regarding the psychological and physical response to traumatic life events, assessment of PTSD in children and adults, journalism and trauma, and understanding the impact of participating in trauma-related research from the trauma survivor's perspective. She is a past president of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, the... Read More →
avatar for Amantha Perera

Amantha Perera

Asia Pacific Coordinator, Dart Center Asia Pacific
Writer and a trainer based in Colombo Sri Lanka, Amantha is the Asia Pacific Coordinator for the DART Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia Journalism School. With over 15 years of experience working in Sri Lanka and overseas, he has covered the island’s civil war and post conflict developments for international and local outlets, as a correspondent for TIME, Thomson Reuters Foundation, al-Jazeera, the Guardian, Inter Press News Service and IRIN. He has also worked extensively in Asia on issues like extreme weather events, natural disasters, post conflict situations, climate change and climate negotiations. | | | Amantha has been on assignment in over 20 countries including India, Indonesia, Nepal, Norway, South Korea, Sweden, UK, US, Myanmar, Thailand, Bangladesh and Brazil. He was an Ochberg Fellow at the Columbia Journalism School in 2013. He was also a Visiting Scholar at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley (2003-04), a Jefferson Fellow at the East West Center, University of Hawaii (2001) and a DART Asia Pacific Fellow (2011). He was also a co-winner of the Prince Albert/United Nations Global Prize for Climate Change reporting 2012,and PANOS South Asia Climate Change Media Excellence Award 2014. He was part of the Reuters team that won the 2016 SOPA Award for Excellence in Environmental Reporting. | | Twitter... Read More →
avatar for Gavin Rees

Gavin Rees

Director, Dart Center Europe
Gavin Rees is the director of Dart Centre Europe, an organisation dedicated to promoting ethical and innovative approaches to the coverage of trauma and violence. Gavin has also produced business and political news for US, British and Japanese news channels, and has worked on dra... Read More →
avatar for Bruce Shapiro

Bruce Shapiro

Executive Director, Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma
Bruce Shapiro is executive Director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, encouraging innovative reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy worldwide from the Center’s headquarters at Columbia University in New York City.



Wednesday November 15, 2017 13:00 - Thursday November 16, 2017 16:30
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 207 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

18:00

Welcome Reception
Welcome to Johhanesburg! Join us on the campus at the Wits Club, as we greet our guests from around the world with an informal networking reception. We’ll have an open bar and snacks for everyone, some entertainment, and a warm welcome to the world’s most extraordinary journalists.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 18:00 - 20:00
The Wits Club 1 Jan Smuts Ave, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
 
Thursday, November 16
 

08:00

Registration
Thursday November 16, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
The Great Hall 3 Jorissen St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa

09:00

Plenary (Introductory Remarks)
Join us as we kick off the 10th Global Investigative Journalism Conference -- our first in Africa! We're excited that we have 1,000 extraordinary journalists from over 100 countries joining us. Come in, get seated, and we'll be quick with a few announcements and some advice on how to get the most out of this unique conference. 

The GIJC is a giant training event, designed by and for working journalists. We're interested in practical tips and techniques, not war stories and egos. Our sessions are a buffet of demos, workshops, and panels, so feel free to walk around and sample them until you've found what you're looking for. 

We're able to bring you all together because of a lot of help. From co-hosts GIJN and Wits Journalism, of course, but also many sponsors, donors, We have some great people we need to thank -- who made this event possible. So let us take care of some fast business and then we'll open things up for a great four days. 

Speakers
avatar for Anton Harber

Anton Harber

Professor, Journalism and Media Studies, University of the Witwatersrand
Anton Harber is Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. His research interests include journalism; media; and history of South African media. Harber is the Founding Editor of the Mail & Guardian newspaper (previously known as... Read More →
avatar for David Kaplan

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 →


Thursday November 16, 2017 09:00 - 09:30
The Great Hall 3 Jorissen St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa

09:30

Plenary: Investigating the New Autocrats
Journalism in general, and investigative journalism in particuar, is fighting back against a global backlash of autocrats, oligarchs, and unaccountable power. Even in countries where we thought we were secure -- in Europe, the United States -- the media finds it is under assault in ways not seen for generations. What is at risk is extraordinary: the future of democracy, rule of law, transparency and human rights, to name a few. 

We have asked prominent journalists from six front-line countries in this battle to talk about how they are dealing with the new environment -- India, the Philippines, Russia, South Africa, the U.S., and Venezuela. What strategies are they using to keep fighting the good fight, where are they being successful, and where do they most need help? Despite the weighty challenges we face, we think you will find much to be inspired by here. 

Moderators
avatar for Ferial Haffajee

Ferial Haffajee

Editor-at-large, Huffington Post SA
Ferial Haffajee is editor-at-large of Huffington Post South Africa.  She is also editor-in-chief of a Pan-African investigative journalism portal called the African National Centres for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR).   Previously, Ferial edited two leading South African titles: the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Roman Anin

Roman Anin

Editor, Novaya Gazeta
Roman Anin is a Russian journalist who started his career in 2006 when he became a reporter of the Moscow paper Novaya Gazeta. Until 2008 Roman worked in the sport section, specialising on sport investigations (fixed matches, corruption etc.). In August 2008 he was sent to cover the war in South Ossetia, and once back from the war he was offered to move to the investigative section of the paper. Today he is a special reporter of investigative section, specialised on economical and financial investigations. Moreover, Roman takes also part in cross-border investigations with... Read More →
avatar for Patricia Evangelista

Patricia Evangelista

Multimedia Manager, Rappler
Patricia Evangelista, 32, is a multimedia journalist who covers disaster, conflict, human rights and development issues. Before joining online news agency Rappler, she co-created and produced the New York Festivals winning television narrative series Storyline and wrote an opinion column for the Philippine Daily Inquirer that ran eight years. Her body of work across various platforms has earned both local and international acclaim. In 2014, she won the Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize for exceptional journalism in dangerous conditions for her coverage of the Zamboanga hostage crisis and the aftermath of super typhoon Haiyan. Her work covering the killings during Rodrigo... Read More →
avatar for Thanduxolo Jika

Thanduxolo Jika

Senior Investigative Journalist, Sunday Times
Thanduxolo Jika is a multi-award winning senior investigation journalist with the Sunday Times. He has won top investigations awards including CNN African Journalist of the Year and the Taco Kuiper for his work in the Marikana massacre and the State Capture respectively. He... Read More →
avatar for David Cay Johnston

David Cay Johnston

Editor in Chief, DCReport.org
David J. Johnston has been an outstanding American investigative reporter for more than 50 years. He is a 2001 Pulitzer Prize winner, a former president of the IRE Board of Director, and a best-selling author. He specializes in economics, regulatory and tax issues. His book "The... Read More →
avatar for Ritu Sarin

Ritu Sarin

Executive Editor (News and Investigations), Indian Express
Been in the news business for over three decades; handling investigations for The Indian Express for two decades; ICIJ member for over a decade. Awarded Ramnath Goenka and Prem Bhatia awards. Specializations: strategic affairs, corruption and money laundering/black money. Handled... Read More →
avatar for Ewald Scharfenberg

Ewald Scharfenberg

Co-Director, Armando.info
I work as correspondent in Venezuela for a spanish newspaper, El País from Madrid. Since 2014 I participate as member of the jury in the Latin American Investigative Journalism Award, anually organized by Transparency International and Ipys.


Thursday November 16, 2017 09:30 - 10:45
The Great Hall 3 Jorissen St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa

10:45

Break
Thursday November 16, 2017 10:45 - 11:15
Wits Science Stadium Complex West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

11:15

Editing the Investigative Story
Great editors are hard to find. Great investigative editors are even more rare. It takes a unique combination of skills to help organize, protect, nurture and motivate investigative reporters, who can be notoriously difficult to manage. And that's just inside the newsroom. Outside await angry officials, companies, lawsuits, and other challenges. Here's advice from some of the best in the business.

Moderators
avatar for Eva Jung

Eva Jung

Investigative journalist, Berlingske
Eva Jung has been working with the investigative team at the daily Berlingske in Copenhagen, Denmark, since 2011. | | She sits on boards of The Danish Association for Investigative Journalism, The Global Investigative Journalism Network as well as the advisory board for Jo... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marina Walker Guevara

Marina Walker Guevara

Deputy Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Marina Walker Guevara is deputy director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, an independent network of reporters headquartered in Washington, DC. A native of Argentina, her investigations have won and shared more than 25 national and international awards, including from Long Island... Read More →
avatar for Musikilu Mojeed

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 →
avatar for Mark Schoofs

Mark Schoofs

Investigations & Projects Editor, BuzzFeed News
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mark Schoofs is Buzzfeed News' Investigations & Projects Editor. He was previously a senior editor at ProPublica, the non-profit investigative reporting organization. Before that, he had worked for more than 11 years at The Wall Street Journal, where he was a foreign correspondent and an investigative reporter for Page One. Schoofs played a key role in investigations ranging from abuse and fraud in Medicare to the international methamphetamine trade. He contributed to the Journal's coverage of the Sept. 11 attacks, which won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News. Prior to the Journal, Schoofs was a staff writer at The Village Voice, where he won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for his eight-part series on AIDS in Africa. Schoofs has reported from more than 25 countries on four continents. He taught a journalism seminar at Yale University, and he holds two United States patents. Twitter... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 11:15 - 12:30
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 5 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

11:15

Mafias, Mobs, and Cartels
Organized crime is a $2 trillion global business that ties together government, business and a sprawling criminal class reaching into virtually every country. Hugely resourceful, multinational, and fluid, criminal enterprises affect nearly every aspect of our societes today, from finance and real estate to migration and food quality. Understanding how organized crime works today is key to being able to discern its influence. Here are experts in exposing organized crime from East Africa, the Balkans, and Italy, backed up by a veteran FBI investigator who's gone after Columbian cartels and the Russian mob. 

Moderators
avatar for Mandy Wiener

Mandy Wiener

Journalist, Mandy Wiener Media
Mandy Wiener is one of the country's best known and most credible journalists and authors. She worked as a multi award-winning reporter with Eyewitness News from 2004 until 2014, filing reports for Talk Radio 702, 567 Cape Talk, 94.7 Highveld Stereo and Kfm radio stations. Mandy ... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cecilia Anesi

Cecilia Anesi

investigative reporter, IRPI
Cecilia Anesi is a reporter with and founder of the Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI), a centre for investigative journalism in Italy. Before creating IRPI, she co-authored the investigative journalism documentary Toxic Europe which won the Best International Organised Crime Report Award 2011. Within the work of IRPI Cecilia co-authored investigations on counterfeited food; on the offshore in the ICIJ's Chinaleaks spinoff and on complex financial frauds with The Wolves of Europe (2014), a work produced by Correct!v and published in four languages. In February 2015 IRPI's 'the couchsurfing rapist' investigation was published on 10 media of the world: Cecilia, Giulio Rubino and Alessia Cerantola were contacted by 14 young victims who blew the whistle on an Italian cop who lured, drugged and raped them using couchsurfing. In April 2015 the largest investigation co-authored by Cecilia was published in South Africa, Italy and Germany... Read More →
avatar for Joe Davidson

Joe Davidson

Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice International Criminal Training Assistance Program
Joe Davidson is s former FBI Supervisory Special Agent with 30 years of experience with the FBI in management, investigations, and training. He is currently an advisor assigned to the U.S. Department of Justice International Criminal Training Assistance Program, through which he has trained law enforcement in the Caribbean, North Africa, and Eastern Europe. At the FBI, Davidson oversaw cases involving organized crime, crimes against children, and cyber and violent crime major offenders. He served as the acting assistant legal... Read More →
avatar for Stevan Dojcinovic

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 →
avatar for Giulio Rubino

Giulio Rubino

Journalist, IRPI
Giulio Rubino is a freelance journalist. He studied a the Sapienza University of Rome. In 2007 he has worked as a freelance journalist in Argentina and Bolivia. He wrote for Italian papers and magazines such as Terra, Il Manifesto, Carta. In 2011 he co-authored Toxic Europe - an... Read More →
avatar for Solomon Serwanjja

Solomon Serwanjja

Investigative Journalist and Anchor, NBS TV
Solomon is currently working with NBS television in Uganda and KTN (Kenya) as a News Anchor and Investigative Reporter. He anchors the English prime bulletin at 9pm called NBS LiveAt9. Previously he worked with NTV Uganda and Uganda Broadcasting Corporation Television. He has spe... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 11:15 - 12:30
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

11:15

Migration & Refugees

Migrants and refugees have become a pressing topic not only for journalists but for politicians, police, and the general public. The number of international migrants reached 244 million in 2015, up a striking 41% since 2000, according to UN data. That's enough people to make up the fifth most populous country on Earth. 

Journalists around the world are reporting on this mass movement of people, often giving it a human face. There is no shortage of great investigative stories to do: deadly smuggling routes that have killed thousands, a shadowy industry of brokers and smugglers, the fate of prostitution and forced labor that await many, and misspent or misused aid money. This is an issue likely to grow even greater in importance. If you want to know where the stories are and how to report on them, this session is for you.


Moderators
avatar for Christoph Plate

Christoph Plate

Director, KAS Media Africa
Christoph Plate, is a Political Scientist, Reporter and Moderator.  | 1993 – 2002  Africa-Correspondent for German-speaking media, i.e. “Der Spiegel”, ARD Radio, “Neue Zürcher Zeitung”, covering major events i.e. the UN-intervention in Somalia, the genocide in Rwan... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ismail Einashe

Ismail Einashe

Journalist, Freelance journalist & Ochberg Fellow at Dart Center
Ismail Einashe is a freelance journalist based in London. His work has appeared in numerous publications including, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Nation, Prospect Magazine, Index on Censorship and The Atlantic. Einashe has worked for BBC Radio Current Affairs and presented on BBC Radio. He is also a 2017 Dart Center Ochberg Fellow at Columbia University Graduate School of... Read More →
avatar for Ron Nixon

Ron Nixon

Homeland Security Correspondent, New York Times
Ron Nixon is a Washington Correspondent for the New York Times who covers homeland security. He's also the author of Selling Apartheid: South Africa's Global Propaganda War (Jacana Media, June 2015).
avatar for Malia Politzer

Malia Politzer

Freelance reporter, Various
Malia Politzer is an award-winning long-form journalist who specializes in international migration, human rights issues and investigative reporting. She has worked as a feature-writer at Mint, India’s second-largest financial newspaper, on international development, gender, migration and health. As a Stabile Fellow for Investigative Journalism and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, she contributed to a group investigation about cybercrime by online... Read More →
avatar for Sanne Terlingen

Sanne Terlingen

Investigative Journalist, OneWorld & Argos (VPRO)
Sanne Terlingen is an investigative journalist reporting on migration, people smuggling, human trafficking, the war on terror and the long arm of the Eritrean regime in Europe. She currently works for OneWorld (magazine and online) and Argos (the main investigative programme on... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 11:15 - 12:30
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

11:15

The ABCs of Investigative Journalism
From first lead to final cut, this classic session will give you important tips on how to make sure your investigative project becomes a success. Cheryl Thompson, a veteran of the Washington Post, will show how to come up with great ideas, convince sources to cooperate with you, get the evidence you need, demand accountability and ensure that what you publish is accurate, fair and relevant.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl W. Thompson

Cheryl W. Thompson

Associate Professor/Investigative Journalist, George Washington University/The Washington Post
   Cheryl W. Thompson is an associate professor teaching investigative reporting and advanced news writing at George Washington University, writes investigative stories for The Washington Post and is vice president of Investigative Reporters and Editors.    Her most recent work in The Post was an investigation into Howard University Hospital and its myriad problems (published March 25... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 11:15 - 12:30
WITS Science Stadium - Auditorium 2

11:15

Best Global Databases
Commercial databases and subscription databases will be discussed, with tips on how to get access to them and how to use them. Also on the agenda, using data to tell stories about health, education, environment, gender and crime.

Tipsheet by Margot Williams

Moderators
avatar for Margot Williams

Margot Williams

Research Editor, The Intercept
Margot Williams is an investigative researcher at The Intercept, previously at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), NPR, The New York Times and the Washington Post. She has pursued jihadists online and detainees who died in U.S. immigration detentio... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Govind Ethiraj

Govind Ethiraj

Founder, IndiaSpend
Govindraj Ethiraj is a television & print journalist and founder & Managing Trustee of the award-winning www.indiaspend.org & www.factchecker.in, both public interest journalism efforts that use data to investigate and tell stories.  IndiaSpend is a member of the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) and its content is now widely published and cited in Indian print, digital and television media.A career business journalist who has reported and written on Indian business and the economy for the last 24 years, he... Read More →
avatar for Toby McIntosh

Toby McIntosh

Resource Center Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network
Toby McIntosh is director of the Resource Center at the Global Investigative Journalism Network. He is also editor of FreedomInfo.org, a nonprofit website based in Washington, D.C., that covers international transparency laws. After 39 years as a reporter and editor at Bloomberg BNA... Read More →
avatar for Margot Williams

Margot Williams

Research Editor, The Intercept
Margot Williams is an investigative researcher at The Intercept, previously at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), NPR, The New York Times and the Washington Post. She has pursued jihadists online and detainees who died in U.S. immigration detentio... Read More →



Thursday November 16, 2017 11:15 - 12:30
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 4 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

11:15

Investigative Radio
Despite the tech revolution, radio remains one of the world's most popular and far-reaching media, particularly in developing countries. How are producers adapting audio news to do in-depth, investigative stories for radio and podcast? We will look at three examples from three countries: an award-winning radio journalist from Ghana; the director of digital media for the Center for Investigative Reporting's Reveal in the U.S.; and the chief editor of Indonesia's top radio network KBR.  


Moderators
avatar for Katy Katopodis

Katy Katopodis

Editor-In-Chief, Eyewitness News
Katy’s first job in broadcasting was with a community radio station and the radio bug bit immediately. Since then, she’s broken a number of major national and international news stories, was appointed the youngest ever News Editor at 702 in 2001 and was made editor-in-chief across all four Primedia Broadcasting stations a few years later. She is a talented current affairs presenter across radio and TV and has written her first book... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Nartey

Stephen Nartey

Senior Broadcast Journalist, Joy News
I’m Stephen Nartey. A multiple award-winning investigative journalist from Ghana. My undercover name is Kwetey Nartey. I have infiltrated the ranks of rebels, exposed a human trafficking syndicate and high profile corrupt cases leading to the resignation of top government officials. I rely on disguise and pseudo names to outwit my targets. In my almost a decade of practice... Read More →
avatar for Citra Prastuti

Citra Prastuti

Chief Editor, KBR
Citra Prastuti is chief editor of KBR -- the largest radio network in Indonesia. The network features daily radio stories and in-depth reports called Saga broadcast over 100 stations. Stories are also distributed through Soundcloud and over social media. KBR's Asia Calling program includes in-depth features and investigative stories from around Asia, is produced in English and Bahasa Indonesia, and distributed to radio stations across the region. | | Twitter... Read More →
avatar for Susanne Reber

Susanne Reber

Executive Editor Reveal, The Center for Investigative Reporting
Susanne Reber is the executive editor of Reveal, a nationally broadcast US public radio show, and the co-founder of the Peabody Award-winning radio program and podcast. Prior to joining The Center for Investigative Reporting as a senior editor in 2012, Reber formed and led NPR's... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 11:15 - 12:30
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 104 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

11:15

Measuring Story Impact
As philanthropic support of journalism increases, the need to show "impact" of investigative stories has never been greater. Donors and other investors want to know what their "return on investment" will be. Yet measuring the impact of investigative reports is notoriously challenging. Even great reporting may have little or no impact, or won't show it for months or years. And the very act of questioning those in power can have a deterrent effect that is nearly impossible to measure.

How then to provide accurate gauges of what we do? Our speakers will present two new reports -- one by GIJN, another by the Bureau for Investigative Reporting -- with some needed insights. We will have two other journalists -- from the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism and Columbia University's Journalism Grad School -- who will offer their own perspectives about what's important in measuring impact and how best to approach it. 

Moderators
avatar for Charles Lewis

Charles Lewis

Executive Editor, Investigative Reporting Workshop
A bestselling author and national investigative journalist for over 30 years, Charles Lewis is the founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop and a professor at the American University School of Communication in Washington, D.C. He is a former CBS News 60 Minutes producer and the founder... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Peter Cary

Peter Cary

Consultant, Center for Public Integrity
Peter Cary is a currently a consulting reporter in the national security unit at the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C. He is a former investigative reporter and editor at U.S. News & World Report, and finished his career there as the managing editor.Cary began reporting at a small newspaper in Vail, Colorado. He went on to work on papers in Lexington, Kentucky; Bergen County, New Jersey; and Miami, Florida. In Miami he reported on white collar crime, the under-served black community in Fort Lauderdale, airline disasters caused by maintenance neglect, and the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. In 1987 he joined U.S.News... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Oldroyd

Rachel Oldroyd

Managing Editor, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Rachel Oldroyd joined the Bureau as deputy editor shortly after its launch in 2010 and has led many of the organisation’s key projects. Before joining the Bureau she spent 13 years at the Mail on Sunday, where she launched the award-winning Reportage section in Live magazine. The section focused heavily on... Read More →
avatar for Giannina Segnini

Giannina Segnini

Director of the Master on Data Journalism, Columbia University
Giannna Segnini heads the Data Concentration Program at The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She was the head of the investigative team at «La Nacion» in Costa Rica. Their investigations has led to prosecution of more than 50 politicians, businessmen and public servants in Costa Rica, UK, USA, France and Finland. Two former presidents in Costa Rica is convicted for corruption. Segnini has been training journalists all over Latin-America and USA in computer assisted reporting for years. She's a well know speaker at conferences all around the world and has received several international prizes for her work. | | Twitter... Read More →
avatar for Floreen Simon

Floreen Simon

Training Director, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ)
Floreen Simon is a Training Director at Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ). She leads PCIJ's training program and develops training modules for journalists, civil society organizations, government agencies, and academe. She also takes part in producing investi... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 11:15 - 12:30
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 207 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

11:15

Teaching Methodology in Data & Investigative Journalism
Journalism professors from around the world present papers on various aspects of investigative reporting. This session includes:

"The Vast and the Curious: Teaching Investigative Journalism in a Diverse Dubai"
- Bahrani, Yasmine

"A Successful Method of Teaching Top-Notch Investigative Journalism"
- Desormeaux, Parra Paulette

"Data-driven journalism: Visualizing the lie versus revealing the truth"
- Salazar, Milagros

"News Bot for the Newsroom: How Building Data Quality Indicators can support journalistic projects relying on real-time open data"
- Dierickx, Laurence

Moderators
avatar for Anton Harber

Anton Harber

Professor, Journalism and Media Studies, University of the Witwatersrand
Anton Harber is Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. His research interests include journalism; media; and history of South African media. Harber is the Founding Editor of the Mail & Guardian newspaper (previously known as... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Yasmine Bahrani

Yasmine Bahrani

Assistant Professor, American University in Dubai
A former journalist, Yasmine Bahrani worked at some of the top newsrooms in the field, including Reuters and the Washington Post in Washington, D.C. Her stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in English, French, and Arabic in such publications as the Washington Post, the Los Angeles... Read More →
avatar for Laurence Dierickx

Laurence Dierickx

PhD Student, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Laurence Dierickx is journalist and developer, working as professional for fifteen years. After obtaining a master degree in Science and Technology of Information and Communication (Université Libre de Bruxelles), she has started a doctoral research project about how the automat... Read More →
avatar for Paulette Desormeaux Parra

Paulette Desormeaux Parra

Journalist and academic, Pontificia Universidad Católica
Paulette is an investigative journalist, Master ́s in Media and Journalism withinGlobalization, specialized in Public Sphere. She teaches investigative journalism at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and is the Journalistic Director of Base Pública, a new not-for-profit... Read More →
avatar for Milagros Salazar

Milagros Salazar

Director, Convoca
Investigative journalist and university professor specializing in database use. Director of investigative nonprofit newsroom Convoca based in Lima and member of The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). She is coordinador of Investiga Lava Jato (Investigate Lava Jato), a cross-border project with 20 journalists from 11 countries in America Latina y Africa to develop and disseminate in-depth reports on a corruption scheme that has spread in the world. Milagros has worked as a reporter and editor in various national-circulation daily newspapers in Peru, including La... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 11:15 - 12:30
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 205 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

11:15

Datawrapper for Charts and Maps

Do you crave a visualization tool that won't take much of your time on a busy election night? Or while publishing a breaking story? Datawrapper is a simple yet effective tool for creating interactive charts. It’s easy to learn even for the up-and-coming data journalist. In this demonstration session, you will learn how to import data into Datawrapper, refine the design of the charts, and then embed them.

Participants should create a free account at datawrapper.de prior to the session.

Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.

Speakers
avatar for Anuska Delic

Anuska Delic

journalist, Delo
Investigative and data journalist with Slovenia's leading broadsheet DELO. Delić stood in court for allegedly publishing classified information of the Slovenian Intelligence and Security Agency in articles that exposed neo-Nazis in the ranks of the country's main centre-right pa... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 11:15 - 12:30
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

11:15

Using Spreadsheets: Excel 1 -- The Basics
This class is for anyone who wants to get started analyzing data in Excel. We will learn how to navigate a spreadsheet and enter data, as well as how to sort, filter and summarize data using pivot tables. No previous spreadsheet experience required.

Note: Data Labs have 30 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.

Speakers
avatar for Sibusiso Biyela

Sibusiso Biyela

Science Writer, ScienceLink
I am a passionate science writer who uses digital tools to translate complex research in South Africa.
avatar for Denise Malan

Denise Malan

Training Director, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE)
Denise Malan joined IRE as a training director in August 2016. Previously, she worked at the Institute for Nonprofit News in a joint position with IRE for three years. She spent the first two years helping nonprofit news organizations around the country collaborate on data projec... Read More →
avatar for Anina Mumm

Anina Mumm

Science comms & Digital media Specialist, ScienceLink
#scicomm | digital media | data journalism | co-founder of local pop-sci NPO @SciBraai & SA's 1st digital #scicomm start-up @ScienceLinkSA, & Lab Gas AfricaTwitter: @aninja_m... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 11:15 - 12:30
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 2 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

12:30

Lunch
Thursday November 16, 2017 12:30 - 14:00
Wits Science Stadium - Marquee West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

14:00

Covering Cops

The police should be there to serve and protect. The same goes for security forces and the judiciary that are there to service their people. It is very difficult to investigate those that do the opposite: that become perpetrators. Members of the law enforcement that end up breaking their political contract and abuse their power for personal or departemental gain. These investigative journalists look at serious abuse, murder and cover-ups by the police and security forces. They do this work with great risks since the ones they are exposing have so much institutionalized power.


Moderators
avatar for Mandy Wiener

Mandy Wiener

Journalist, Mandy Wiener Media
Mandy Wiener is one of the country's best known and most credible journalists and authors. She worked as a multi award-winning reporter with Eyewitness News from 2004 until 2014, filing reports for Talk Radio 702, 567 Cape Talk, 94.7 Highveld Stereo and Kfm radio stations. Mandy ... Read More →

Speakers
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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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Mostafa Elmarsafawy

Senior editor, Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ)
Mostafa Elmarsafawy, an Egyptian investigative reporter and TV producer, with thirteen years track record of producing high-quality print, television, and online reports for Egyptian and Arabs broadcast network. Extensive knowledge of Middle East politics and current affairs. Coverage includes ground-breaking stories and in-depth investigative features concerning the Egyptian revolution and its aftermath, governmental and corporate corruption, conflict in Sinai. | He is working now as a senior editor, at ARIJ corporation... Read More →
avatar for Kassim Mohamed

Kassim Mohamed

Investigative reporter, Africa Uncensored
Kassim Mohamed is a Nairobi based investigative journalist and one of the directors at Africa Uncensored (AUC). Before joining AUC, Kassim worked for Kenya Television Network (KTN) as a producer of Investigations and Special projects where he was involved in a number of documentaries (Call the executioner... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 104 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

14:00

Drones, Sensors, & Satellites
Investigative reporting has often acted as the R&D department of journalism. Data journalism came about because in the 1980s investigative reporters began tinkering with big mainframe computers to do their own analyses of government data. Here's a look at how enterprising journalists are pioneering three tech-driven fields for the media: the use of environmental sensors (India), drone aircraft (Philippines), and satellite imagery (Botswana).

Moderators
avatar for Sarah Wild

Sarah Wild

Science Journalist, Freelance
Sarah Wild is an award-winning science journalist. She writes about particle physics, cosmology and everything in between. She has worked as science editor at Business Day and the Mail & Guardian. She's now a freelance journalist, and a regular contributor to Nature, Quartz, and Business Day, among... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Govind Ethiraj

Govind Ethiraj

Founder, IndiaSpend
Govindraj Ethiraj is a television & print journalist and founder & Managing Trustee of the award-winning www.indiaspend.org & www.factchecker.in, both public interest journalism efforts that use data to investigate and tell stories.  IndiaSpend is a member of the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) and its content is now widely published and cited in Indian print, digital and television media.A career business journalist who has reported and written on Indian business and the economy for the last 24 years, he... Read More →
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Joel Konopo

Managing Partner, INK Centre for Investigative Journalism
Joel Konopo is an investigative journalist and Managing Partner of INK Centre for Investigative Journalism, the only non-profit newsroom that produces stories in the public interest for organisations that have significant budgetary constraints in Gaborone, Botswana. Previously, he was editor of Botswana Guardian. He was part of a team of journalists who worked on the Panama Papers that also implicated connected business people in... Read More →
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Jeff Stein

Founder and CEO, Macroscope Media
Jeff Stein is Co-Founder and CEO of Macroscope Media, a San Francisco Bay Area-based startup that uses satellite imagery, technical data sources, artificial intelligence, and analytical tradecraft to do investigative journalism. Macroscope partners with major news organizations t... Read More →
avatar for Raffy Tima

Raffy Tima

News Producer / Anchor, GMA Network Incorporated
Raffy Tima is a senior news producer and news anchor with GMA Network and its affiliate, GMA News TV in Manila, Philippines. He is considered a pioneer in drone journalism in the Philippines. Tima was one of GMA’s main reporter during the 2000 to 2004 series of kidnappings by the Abu Sayyaf Group, an Islamic extremist group in southern Mindanao, and the all-out war waged by the Armed Forces of the Philippines against the Islamic separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front in central Mindanao. Tima has also covered the War in Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2004.A recipient of numerous commendations including most outstanding news producer in 2004 for his coverage of that year's general elections, Tima is currently a senior producer for GMA news, an anchor on GMA News TV's noontime programme Balitanghali with Connie Sison, and former presenter on the public affairs show, 100% Pinoy. He is likewise one of the first presenters of Reporter's Notebook as well as i-Witness, which has won several Peabody awards.Twitter... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 105 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

14:00

Investigating Health -- Global Issues

From infectious disease epidemics to the pharmaceutical industry, from the quality of health care to fraud and fake drugs, covering medicine and health is a rich but challenging topic for investigative journalists. One needs a knowledge of science with an enterprising approach to sources and data. Here are four varied approaches that offer a gold mine of ideas -- from tracking black market organs in Pakistan to drug company operations in the developing world.


Moderators
avatar for Guilherme Alpendre

Guilherme Alpendre

Executive Director, Abraji
Guilherme Alpendre is executive-secretary at Abraji (Brazilian Association for Investigative Journalism). As a journalist, has worked in three different Brazilian news radio stations and directed a television documentary. Was part of two different teams at Transparency Brazil, NGO dedicated to fight corruption, working with public data collection and analysis. Joined Abraji in 2010 as executive-manager and, later, CAR trainer. Is a member of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Naziha Syed Ali

Naziha Syed Ali

Assistant Editor, Dawn
I've been a journalist in Pakistan for 30 years. I'm passionate about the issues that I cover; my goal is objectivity, not neutrality. Pakistan is a wonderful place to be a journalist, especially if you enjoy a bit of danger to spice up your work! Some of the stories I've reporte... Read More →
avatar for Katherine Eban

Katherine Eban

Contributor, Fortune Magazine
Katherine Eban is an investigative reporter whose articles on pharmaceutical counterfeiting, gun trafficking, and coercive interrogations by the CIA, have won international attention and numerous awards.  She is currently a Fortune magazine Contributor, and has also written for Vanity... Read More →
avatar for Mia Malan

Mia Malan

Founding Director & Editor of, Bhekisisa
Mia Malan is the founding director and editor of Bhekisisa, the Mail & Guardian’s health journalism centre. Prior to starting up Bhekisisa in 2013, Malan was a Knight Health Journalism Fellow in South Africa. | Under Malan’s leadership, Bhekisisa expanded from three to 20 permanent and freelance staff members within four years. Bhekisisa covers health issues across Africa. | She began her journalism career at the South African Broadcasting Corporation, where she worked as a radio and television health reporter. She later established the first health journalism programme of Internews Network, an international media development organisation, in Kenya. | Malan headed up the Kenya programme for three and a half years before moving to the Internews head office in Washington, DC, where she served as a senior health journalism adviser for two years. | Twitter... Read More →
avatar for Serena Tinari

Serena Tinari

Founder, Re-Check
I’m an investigative journalist interested in health, human rights and cyber security. Along with fellow Catherine Riva I founded www.re-check.ch. | We are two experienced Swiss muckrakers that like to scoop in the backstage of public health: Re-Check specializes in investi... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

14:00

Investigative Journalism in Africa
This session will highlight some of the extraordinary work being done across the continent, and confront the impediments and risks that many journalists face. Is it harder to be an investigative journalist in Africa than in other parts of the world and why? Are there different methods used than internationally? Is there enough funding and willingness from editors to achieve high-quality investigative journalism? Are there groups or initiatives that you should be aware of as an African investigative journalist?

Moderators
avatar for Paula Fray

Paula Fray

MD, Fray Intermedia
Paula Fray has worked in media for more than three decades as a journalist, editor, trainer and media manager. She is currently MD of the pan-African media training organisation frayintermedia which she founded in 2005. An award-winning reporter, Fray was executive editor of The Star newspaper and the first women editor of the Saturday Star.A recipient of the prestigious Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University, she served on the Nieman Foundation Advisory Board from 2009 - 2013. She currently serves on the Media Monitoring Africa board as well as on the board of the humanitarian news service... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Gicheru

Catherine Gicheru

ICFJ Fellow / Country Lead, Code for Kenya
Catherine Gicheru is an award-winning Kenyan journalist who is currently serving as a Knight International Journalism Fellow with the International Center for Journalists and leader of the Code for Kenya team working to bring together data journalists and technologists to produce innovative... Read More →
avatar for Mwape Kumwenda

Mwape Kumwenda

journalist, Muvi television
Mwape Kumwenda is a journalist with more than 10 years of experience. She has worked for Zambia’s biggest privately owned television station MUVI Television throughout her journalism career.Her field of work include uncovering hidden thefts of public funds, corruption, abuse of human rights, health, poverty and social injustice. She strives to give a voice to the oppressed, marginalised and abused citizens. Her works have earned her ten awards locally and internationally. She is the international women media foundation IWMF 2015 courage winner and the free press unlimited 2017 most resilient award winner .Twitter... Read More →
avatar for George Lugalambi

George Lugalambi

Media Development Specialist, Hamwe East Africa Ltd
George W. Lugalambi (PhD) is a media development specialist and researcher based in Kampala, Uganda. A former journalist and newspaper editor, he chairs the panel of judges for the Uganda National Journalism Awards. He headed the Department of Journalism and Communication at Makerere University from 2008 to 2011. He was with the Natural Resource Governance Institute from mid-2011 to early 2017 as manager of a capacity development programme for strengthening media oversight of the extractive sectors of oil, gas, and mining. He is the lead researcher for a long-term media monitoring project of the African Centre for Media Excellence that tracks and analyses coverage of public affairs in Uganda. He contributed to Global Muckrakers (2014) and co-edited Africa Muckraking... Read More →
avatar for Dapo Olorunyomi

Dapo Olorunyomi

Publisher, Premium Times
Dapo Olorunyomi currently works as publisher and Chief Executive of Nigeria’s leading investigative news platform, Premium Times. Previous to this, he served as policy director and chief of staff at Nigeria’s anti corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. His work as editor during the years of military dictatorship in Nigeria earned him the 1995 International Editor of the Year Award of the World Press Review; the 1996 PEN Center (West) Freedom to Write Award; Press Freedom Award (1996) of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) New York; and the 1996 Hellman Hemmett grant of the Human Rights... Read More →
avatar for Sam Sole

Sam Sole

Managing Partner, amaBhungane
Sam Sole has been a journalist since 1986. He has worked for the investigative magazine noseweek, served as political editor of the Sunday Tribune, and joined the Mail & Guardian as investigative journalist in 2002. In 2003 he won the Vodacom Journalist of the Year award for first reporting the criminal investigation of then national deputy president Jacob Zuma. Together with colleague Stefaans... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 4 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

14:00

Using FOI/RTI Laws Around the World
More than 100 countries now have freedom of information (FOI) and right-to-information (RTI) laws. In this panel, experts from the EU, South Africa, India and the U.S. will describe success in making requests for government information using freedom of information laws. Tips and tricks will be shared along with practical ideas for fruitful inquiries. Among the case studies presented will be an EU-wide request by 29 journalists that revealed misspending by Members of Parliament. GIJN's global FOI resource guide will also be introduced.

Moderators
avatar for Toby McIntosh

Toby McIntosh

Resource Center Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network
Toby McIntosh is director of the Resource Center at the Global Investigative Journalism Network. He is also editor of FreedomInfo.org, a nonprofit website based in Washington, D.C., that covers international transparency laws. After 39 years as a reporter and editor at Bloomberg BNA... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anuska Delic

Anuska Delic

journalist, Delo
Investigative and data journalist with Slovenia's leading broadsheet DELO. Delić stood in court for allegedly publishing classified information of the Slovenian Intelligence and Security Agency in articles that exposed neo-Nazis in the ranks of the country's main centre-right pa... Read More →
avatar for Karabo Rajuili

Karabo Rajuili

Advocacy Coordinator, amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism
Karabo Rajuili, South Africa, serves on the media freedom and access to information focus groups of the Right2Know campaign, a public advocacy campaign for information rights and media freedom in South Africa. Right2Know has been at the forefront of the challenge against the prop... Read More →
avatar for Shyamlal Yadav

Shyamlal Yadav

Senior Editor, The Indian Express
Shyamlal Yadav is one of the pioneers of the effective use of RTI for investigative reporting and asking questions of the powers that be. He has authored a book titled JOURNALISM THROUGH RTI: INFORMATION, INVESTIGATION, IMPACT, which was released recently and is being widely appreciated as a "must have and a must read" for reporters, editors, journalism teachers and also for concerned citzen. His work on... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

14:00

Virtual Reality Demo: After Solitary/We Who Remain

This virtual reality showcase is hosted by and presented by award-winning film producer Cassandra Herrman of the Emblematic Group, a California-based studio pioneering immersive virtual reality for investigative journalism. Cassandra will demonstrate Emblematic's work done in collaboration with Frontline, the U.S. Public Broadcasting Corporation’s flagship documentary series. 

The room-scale walk-around VR experience, After Solitary, will place the viewer physically and emotionally inside an otherwise inaccessible world. Using state-of-the-art technology such as photogrammetry and volumetric 3D video, the experience pushes the boundaries of immersive storytelling while exploring what virtual reality can bring to journalism.

 Also at the demo, we'll be screening “We Who Remain,” a 360-film experience created by Nuba Reports and Emblematic, produced with the New York TimesAJ+ and Arte. The film ushers the viewer into the heart of a forgotten conflict in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan after war broke out between the Sudan government and the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) in 2011.

 



Speakers
avatar for Cassandra Herrman

Cassandra Herrman

Producer/Director, Emblematic Group
Cassandra Herrman is a producer and director who has worked with PBS, Al Jazeera, the New York Times, MSNBC and National Geographic. Her films have screened­ at numerous film festivals, including SXSW and Sundance, and have been nominated for three national Emmy awards. Her for... Read More →
avatar for Tom Rhodes

Tom Rhodes

Managing Editor, Nuba Reports
Tom Rhodes is the managing editor for Nuba Reports and CPJ's East Africa representative, based in Nairobi.Twitter: @Tom_Rhodes_... Read More →
avatar for Trevor Snapp

Trevor Snapp

Director, Nuba Reports (We Who Remain), Nuba Reports
Trevor Snapp is a photographer for international media. He also produces stories for public radio and print, as well as films for the web and TV. With a background in Anthropology, he is committed to long term projects and under reported stories. Most recently he has worked with The Guardian... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 202 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

14:00

Multimedia Storytelling: Science Journalism & Data Visualization
This session will cover the basics of doing multimedia storytelling on a budget, specifically by combining science journalism and data visualization.

Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early. This session will be held again at 15:45 on Friday. 

Speakers
avatar for Sibusiso Biyela

Sibusiso Biyela

Science Writer, ScienceLink
I am a passionate science writer who uses digital tools to translate complex research in South Africa.
avatar for Anina Mumm

Anina Mumm

Science comms & Digital media Specialist, ScienceLink
#scicomm | digital media | data journalism | co-founder of local pop-sci NPO @SciBraai & SA's 1st digital #scicomm start-up @ScienceLinkSA, & Lab Gas AfricaTwitter: @aninja_m... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

14:00

Investigating the Arms Trade

The sales of weapons and military technology is big business, both legal and illegal. Since the outbreak of the war in Syria weapons have flooded that region. What are the sources of the global arms trade? Who are the people making fortunes from war? What are the pipelines and who are the brokers behind them? How can you get your hand on documentation of weapon sales and check if they are legit? These are not just stories of shady dealers but also of corrupt governments, as in India where it took digging to expose the Choppergate scandal involving helicopter sales tied to politicians and military officials.

This all-star panel will help you follow the trail of weapons and money around the world.


Moderators
avatar for Keith Richburg

Keith Richburg

Director, Journalism & Media Studies Centre, Hong Kong University
Keith B. Richburg spent 34 years with The Washington Post as a reporter, editor and primarily a foreign correspondent. Starting as a summer intern and City Hall reporter, he moved to the Foreign Desk in 1986. He was the Post’s Bureau Chief for Southeast Asia based in Manila from 1986-90; Bureau Chief for Africa from 1991-1995; Bureau Chief for Hong Kong and Southeast Asia from 1995-2000, covering the Hong Kong Handover and the Asian economic crisis; Bureau Chief in Paris covering Western Europe and terrorism from 2000-2005; and Bureau Chief in China from 2010-2013, based in Beijing and Shanghai. Keith was also The Washington Post’s Foreign Editor from 2005-2007. He covered the war in Afghanistan, riding in on horseback with Northern Alliance troops in 2001, and reported on the 2003 invasion in Iraq and the Second Palestinian intifada on the West Bank and Gaza. | Keith’s coverage has won numerous awards, including two George Polk Awards, and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. His 1997 book, Out Of America, chronicles his travels across Africa. He has taught journalism at Princeton University and was a Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and has a Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jelena Cosic

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 →
avatar for Lawrence Marzouk

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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Manu Pubby

Deputy Editor, ThePrint
Manu Pubby has been working extensively on defence, security and investigative projects for mainstream Indian English newspapers for the past 12 years. He was conferred four national press awards for investigative/field reporting, including the Ramnath Goenka Award for excellence in Journalism twice. Major investigative projects include a corruption scandal around the AgustaWestland choppers sale to the Indian government, which was cancelled after his series in the Indian Express.Twitter... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Topol

Sarah Topol

Journalist, freelance & contributing writer for the New York Times magazine
Sarah A. Topol is a contributing writer for the The New York Times Magazine. Her work has also been published in the Atlantic, Businessweek, Esquire, Foreign Policy, Fortune, GQ, Harper’s, Matter, Newsweek, the New Republic, New York Magazine, Outside, Playboy, Popular Science, Politico... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 207 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

14:00

Basics of Mapping
Mapping for stories is an integral part of reporting now.  Come learn from two of the best journalists in mapping how to use desktop mapping software to learn the basics on how to analyze data geographically.

Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early. 

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

Data editor, The Investigative Reporting Workshop
Jennifer LaFleur is data editor at The Investigative Reporting Workshop. Previously, she was a senior editor at Reveal and director of computer-assisted reporting at ProPublica. She has held similar roles at The Dallas Morning News, the San Jose Mercury News and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She was the first training director for Investigative Reporters and Editors. She has won awards for her coverage of disability, legal and open government issues. Twitter... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Lehren

Andrew Lehren

Reporter, New York Times
Andy Lehren is an NBC News investigative reporter who specializes in data journalism. He previously worked as an investigative reporter for the NY Times, where he mined the Snowden files; probed Wikileaks diplomatic cables, including for the best-selling book “Open Secrets”, and contributed to a Pulitzer-winning examination of substandard Chinese chemicals tainting pharmaceuticals. He has uncovered pension abuses that led to arrests, documented substandard care at military hospitals that led to reforms. Honors include a Polk, Peabody, and three Investigative Reporters... Read More →



Thursday November 16, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 2 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

14:00

Getting a Data State of Mind
To be an investigative journalist in the 21st century you need to constantly think about where you can find data for any story on which you are working and imagine how it can best be used in a story. It also is thinking that for every statement someone makes there is a database that will prove or disprove what that person says. 

Speakers
avatar for Brant Houston

Brant Houston

Professor, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches investigative and data journalism and oversees an online newsroom. He previously was executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors, a group of 5,000 members, and before that an award-winning investigative reporter for 17 years. He is co-founder and chair of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and co-author of... Read More →
avatar for Ron Nixon

Ron Nixon

Homeland Security Correspondent, New York Times
Ron Nixon is a Washington Correspondent for the New York Times who covers homeland security. He's also the author of Selling Apartheid: South Africa's Global Propaganda War (Jacana Media, June 2015).


Thursday November 16, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 205 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

14:00

The Data Tool Kit
This session will provide hands-on training with data journalism tools. Learn how to scrape data from websites and PDFs using tools like Tabula and Table Capture. Post that, you will be shown how to visualise the the information and translate that into charts and graphs using online tools like Datawrapper or Infogram.

Note: Data Labs have 30 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.

Speakers
avatar for Sanjit Oberai

Sanjit Oberai

Data Trainer, Freelance
Sanjit Oberai is working as a freelance data editor / trainer where he conducts training sessions for journalists on how to use data effectively in newsrooms. He has worked with many digital start ups like thequint, IndiaSpend, Firstpost.com, and Moneycontrol.com. He has been actively involved in the data space in India and has also conducted a few sessions on data journalism across Asia. He was one of the speakers at a data journalism session conducted by Health Analytics at Srinagar, Kashmir where he spoke about various tools doctors / journalists can use to extract, clean and visualise data. He also conducted a data training session for CNN-IBN on tools news organizations can implement in their news room. He recently wrote a chapter titled " Baby steps: a slow start but data journalism in India is gathering pace" for a Data Journalism book titled "Data Journalism: Inside the global future" which was recently published in London. He was also one of the of the 50+ contributors to the e-book... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

15:15

Break
Thursday November 16, 2017 15:15 - 15:45
Wits Science Stadium Complex West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

15:45

Ethics for Investigators
As investigative reporters we focus on exposing individuals and organizations who break society’s ethical compacts. Yet essential practices such as undercover reporting, soliciting leaks and whistleblowers, and protecting sources - and investigative zeal in general - all require careful calibration of a journalist’s own ethical compass. This provocative panel will consider how investigative journalists around the world navigate ethical dilemmas, shaped by the particular pressures and conditions of their regions. 

Moderators
avatar for Bruce Shapiro

Bruce Shapiro

Executive Director, Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma
Bruce Shapiro is executive Director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, encouraging innovative reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy worldwide from the Center’s headquarters at Columbia University in New York City.

Speakers
avatar for Ying Chan

Ying Chan

Professor, Hong Kong University
Ying Chan is an editorial and media consultant, China expert, educator and journalist, and e-learning advocate. She is the founding director and professor (1999-2016) of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong, and the founding dean (2003-2011) of the journalism school at Shantou... Read More →
avatar for Thanduxolo Jika

Thanduxolo Jika

Senior Investigative Journalist, Sunday Times
Thanduxolo Jika is a multi-award winning senior investigation journalist with the Sunday Times. He has won top investigations awards including CNN African Journalist of the Year and the Taco Kuiper for his work in the Marikana massacre and the State Capture respectively. He... Read More →
avatar for Bruce Shapiro

Bruce Shapiro

Executive Director, Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma
Bruce Shapiro is executive Director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, encouraging innovative reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy worldwide from the Center’s headquarters at Columbia University in New York City.


Thursday November 16, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 207 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

15:45

Fact-Checking: Best Practices
With misinformation reaching epidemic levels, fact-checking organizations have sprung up to take the lead on debunking false claims while providing factually-based report. We've brought some of the best in the business to talk about how they do their work -- Argentina's Chequeado, Africa Check, and Germany's Correctiv, which has worked as part of a project with Facebook to stem fake news.

Moderators
avatar for Yoi Tateiwa

Yoi Tateiwa

Executive Editor, Seeds for News Japan
Yoichiro Tateiwa is Executive Editor of Seeds for News, a nonprofit investigative journalism in Japan. He is also the co-founder of Factcheck Initiative Japan, the first organization solely conducting fact-checking in Japan. He promoted the first fact checking project on the G... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Schraven

David Schraven

Publisher, CORRECTIV
CORRECTIV is Germanys first non-profit investigative newsroom. David Schraven leads CORRECTIV as publisher. After spending time at taz and Süddeutsche Zeitung he worked as a freelance journalist in the business and North Rhine-Westphalia departments of the Welt-group. While working as a guest journalist for Time Magazine, David was in New York on September 11th when the towers fell. He also founded the political blog... Read More →
avatar for Kate Wilkinson

Kate Wilkinson

Senior Researcher, Africa Check
Kate Wilkinson is a senior researcher at Africa Check. She joined the continent's first fact-checking organisation in July 2013. | | Her focus is fact-checking claims about education, crime and sexual violence on the continent. | | She heads up the organisation's radio... Read More →
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Laura Zommer

Executive director and editor in chief, Chequeado
Laura Zommer. Executive and Editor-in-chief at Chequeado, the first initiative of fact-checking and verification of public discourse in Latin America. She is a board member of IFCN, International Fact Checking Network; part of the Advisory Board of Sembramedia, a nonprofit organi... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 5 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

15:45

Roundtable: Reporting under Repressive Regimes
The statistics are grim: over 1250 journalists killed since 1992, thousands more assaulted and persecuted; 260 in prison and hundreds more threatened by onerous and misused libel and security laws; and nearly 500 exiled from their home countries since 2008. 

And yet we persevere. Indeed, journalists are digging deeper and asking tougher questions, in more places and with better tools, than ever before. Here are five compelling case studies -- from Iraq, Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Myanmar and Russia -- of investigative journalists who are fighting the good fight for accountability, transparency, and an independent, professional news media.  

Moderators
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Keith Richburg

Director, Journalism & Media Studies Centre, Hong Kong University
Keith B. Richburg spent 34 years with The Washington Post as a reporter, editor and primarily a foreign correspondent. Starting as a summer intern and City Hall reporter, he moved to the Foreign Desk in 1986. He was the Post’s Bureau Chief for Southeast Asia based in Manila from 1986-90; Bureau Chief for Africa from 1991-1995; Bureau Chief for Hong Kong and Southeast Asia from 1995-2000, covering the Hong Kong Handover and the Asian economic crisis; Bureau Chief in Paris covering Western Europe and terrorism from 2000-2005; and Bureau Chief in China from 2010-2013, based in Beijing and Shanghai. Keith was also The Washington Post’s Foreign Editor from 2005-2007. He covered the war in Afghanistan, riding in on horseback with Northern Alliance troops in 2001, and reported on the 2003 invasion in Iraq and the Second Palestinian intifada on the West Bank and Gaza. | Keith’s coverage has won numerous awards, including two George Polk Awards, and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. His 1997 book, Out Of America, chronicles his travels across Africa. He has taught journalism at Princeton University and was a Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and has a Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics... Read More →

Speakers
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Andualem Sisay Gessesse

Correspondent Journalist & Managing Editor, NATION Media Group & newBusinessEthiopia.comn
Based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Andualem Sisay Gessesse has been working as journalist for both local and international publications since 2005. He studied Media and communications.  | Some of the local and international publications he has been writing for include: Capital newspaper of Ethiopia... Read More →
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Emin Huseynov

Chairman, Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety (IRFS )
Emin Huseynov is chairman of Azerbaijan's leading press freedom organisation, the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS), and the founder of award-winning online video channel Objektiv TV. | | In six months he was hiding at the Swiss embassy to avoid arrest after a crackdown by the authorities in his homeland against journalists and human rights activists. | | In June 2015 he was smuggled out of the country in a spectacular operation... Read More →
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Lawi Weng

seinor journalist, The Irrawaddy
Lawi Weng, an ethnic Mon journalist from Myanmar, was one of three reporters arrested by the Myanmar Army on June 26, 2017, as he returned from a documentation trip to the front line of the country’s long-running civil war. While in the conflict area, Lawi Weng had covered a dr... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 4 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

15:45

What Washington Is Doing in Your Country (workshop)
Two-time Pulitzer winner Martha Mendoza will take you through 20 ways to track U.S. government actions, spending, aid, and lobbying in your country. Tipsheet available.

NOTE: Please bring laptop or device so you can bookmark/save a lot of sites you'll be introduced to.

Speakers
avatar for Martha Mendoza

Martha Mendoza

National Writer, Associated Press
Martha Mendoza is a two-time Pulitzer prize-winning journalist based in the Silicon Valley, where she provides breaking news, enterprise and investigative reporting. She is part of the Associated Press (AP) team that exposed the use of slave labor in the Thai seafood industry. The reporting, Seafood From Slaves, traced slave-produced seafood from Asia to major U.S. supermarkets, restaurants, and food suppliers, and resulted in the freeing of 2,000 slaves. The AP team won the 2016 Pulitzer for public... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 105 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

15:45

Multimedia Investigations

The art of storytelling keeps on evolving. Not only are media houses publishing stories in multilple formats -- say, print and video -- but stories are increasingly multi-dimensional, using a combination of text, video, audio, images, animation and interactive content in one production.

What are the challenges for journalists in the field who want to create a multimedia story? Can they focus enough on their research or is the variety of formats creating distractions and dictating the reporting. What works well and what doesn’t? And are there ways to create your own multimedia package even with limited resources? Here are three award-winning, multimedia journalists from a range of backgrounds -- National Geographic, REVEAL, and Peru's OjoPublico -- with a wealth of tips on how to report, edit, and produce a great investigative multimedia story.


Moderators
avatar for Claudine Blais

Claudine Blais

Executive producer, Television Radio-Canada
Claudine Blais was journalist and producer in many investigative stories. Since 2010, she's executive producer of a television investigative program call Enquête. The program was the recipient of many awards in Canada for denouncing corruption and exposing wrongdoing and abuse... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Christy

Bryan Christy

Investigative Journalist / Writer, Bryan Christy
Bryan Christy is an award-winning author, journalist, and tv/film personality. He is author of The Lizard King: the true crimes and passions of the world’s greatest reptile smugglers (TWELVE) (Tomorrow Studios). His non-fiction has been anthologized in The Best American Science and Nature... Read More →
avatar for David Hidalgo

David Hidalgo

News Director, Ojo-publico.com
David Hidalgo is News Director at OjoPúblico, a digital investigative media outled from Perú. He is author of the book: "Sombras de un rescate" (Planeta), a non-fiction story about the last armed action perpetrated by the terrorist group MRTA in Peru. He directed the team of the... Read More →
avatar for Susanne Reber

Susanne Reber

Executive Editor Reveal, The Center for Investigative Reporting
Susanne Reber is the executive editor of Reveal, a nationally broadcast US public radio show, and the co-founder of the Peabody Award-winning radio program and podcast. Prior to joining The Center for Investigative Reporting as a senior editor in 2012, Reber formed and led NPR's... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

15:45

Virtual Reality Demo: After Solitary/We Who Remain

This virtual reality showcase is hosted by and presented by award-winning film producer Cassandra Herrman of the Emblematic Group, a California-based studio pioneering immersive virtual reality for investigative journalism. Cassandra will demonstrate Emblematic's work done in collaboration with Frontline, the U.S. Public Broadcasting Corporation’s flagship documentary series. 

The room-scale walk-around VR experience, After Solitary, will place the viewer physically and emotionally inside an otherwise inaccessible world. Using state-of-the-art technology such as photogrammetry and volumetric 3D video, the experience pushes the boundaries of immersive storytelling while exploring what virtual reality can bring to journalism.

 Also at the demo, we'll be screening “We Who Remain,” a 360-film experience created by Nuba Reports and Emblematic, produced with the New York TimesAJ+ and Arte. The film ushers the viewer into the heart of a forgotten conflict in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan after war broke out between the Sudan government and the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) in 2011.



Speakers
avatar for Cassandra Herrman

Cassandra Herrman

Producer/Director, Emblematic Group
Cassandra Herrman is a producer and director who has worked with PBS, Al Jazeera, the New York Times, MSNBC and National Geographic. Her films have screened­ at numerous film festivals, including SXSW and Sundance, and have been nominated for three national Emmy awards. Her for... Read More →
avatar for Tom Rhodes

Tom Rhodes

Managing Editor, Nuba Reports
Tom Rhodes is the managing editor for Nuba Reports and CPJ's East Africa representative, based in Nairobi.Twitter: @Tom_Rhodes_... Read More →
avatar for Trevor Snapp

Trevor Snapp

Director, Nuba Reports (We Who Remain), Nuba Reports
Trevor Snapp is a photographer for international media. He also produces stories for public radio and print, as well as films for the web and TV. With a background in Anthropology, he is committed to long term projects and under reported stories. Most recently he has worked with The Guardian... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 202 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

15:45

How To Protect Yourself and Your Sources

Worried about your digital security? You should be. Our communications and reporting have never been more vulnerable.

We've assembled a top-notch panel of security experts from Buzzfeed, The Intercept, and the Tactical Technology Collective. They're ready to offer invaluable advice on the best security tools and practices to protect both yourself and your sources. Find out how to safeguard your email, instant messaging, video and audio calls, and more. They'll also advise on what to you when something goes wrong, and they'll take a peek at privacy threats around the corner, like facial recognition. 


Moderators
avatar for Carol Waters

Carol Waters

Tactical Tech
Carol has more than ten years of experience working with journalists and human rights activists worldwide on digital security. She launched LevelUp, the first centralized resource for digital security trainers, and trained J-school students as a fellow at Columbia Journalism School's Tow... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jason Reich

Jason Reich

Director, Global Security, BuzzFeed
Jason Reich is the Director of Global Security at BuzzFeed, inc. Before joining BuzzFeed, Mr. Reich led a team of crisis response experts working in the MENA region. Mr. Reich is consulted regularly as a subject matter expert on issues of information security, online harassment... Read More →
avatar for Chris Walker

Chris Walker

Digital Security Advisor, Tactical Tech
Chris Walker is a program advisor at the Tactical Technology Collective. Over the past ten years, he has advised on a number of projects at the intersection of technology and human rights, principally in countries where access to information is heavily constrained, closely monito... Read More →
avatar for Margot Williams

Margot Williams

Research Editor, The Intercept
Margot Williams is an investigative researcher at The Intercept, previously at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), NPR, The New York Times and the Washington Post. She has pursued jihadists online and detainees who died in U.S. immigration detentio... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

15:45

Basics of Web Scraping
Ever wanted to scrape data from the web but didn't know how? Here's your chance to learn. In this session you'll introduced to the concept of web scraping, and if you bring you own laptop, you'll learn how to use the scraper tool import.io. Import.io is an online tool, and you don't need to install anything. We will also discuss the ethical aspects of scraping.

Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.

Speakers
avatar for Pınar Dağ

Pınar Dağ

Data Journalism Lecturer /Founder/ President, Data Journalism Platform -Turkey
Data Journalism Lecturer @khasedutr. Founder of Data Journalism Turkey Platform (@dagmedyaveri ) & small data journalism news site Dağ Medya (@Dagmedyanet). She is also president of Open Data and Data Journalism Association in İstanbul,Turkey. You can talk with her about data journalism education, data collection, data scraping & ethics, data cleaning& ethics, open data, data analysis, data visualization, data storytelling and daily data journalism workshops, open data and open data trainings. | | Here you can get her sessions's presentations: | | Basics of Web Scraping -Is web scraping an ethical practice? https://goo.gl/UWtT45 | | Lightning Round:Teaching Data Journalism--BestPractices | https://goo.gl/4g7QTa | | Data Journalism in Small Newsrooms | https://goo.gl/mUcLPa | | | Twitter... Read More →
avatar for Tommy Kaas

Tommy Kaas

Editor, Kaas & Mulvad
Tommy Kaas is a datajournalist, analyst, trainer and co-founder of Kaas & Mulvad, a private company founded in 2007. He was co-founder of DICAR – the Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting. He has a background in journalism and has previously worked as an assistant managing editor. | Twitter... Read More →
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Nils Mulvad

Editor, Kaas & Mulvad
NILS MULVAD is editor at Kaas & Mulvad. From 2001-2006 he was executive director of the Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting, Dicar. From 2001-2015 he worked as associate professor at The Danish School of Media and Journalism. With former IRE-director Brant Houston he was the main responsible for the two first Global Investigative Journalism Conferences in 2001 and 2003 in Copenhagen and was co-founder of the Global Investigative Journalism... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 2 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

15:45

Building Your Own Database
Too often you have you can't get data or the information does not exist digitally. In those situations, you need to build your own database. This class will show you the principles that you need to follow when building your database to ensure accuracy and to do it in the most efficient way possible.

Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.

Speakers
avatar for Brant Houston

Brant Houston

Professor, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches investigative and data journalism and oversees an online newsroom. He previously was executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors, a group of 5,000 members, and before that an award-winning investigative reporter for 17 years. He is co-founder and chair of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and co-author of... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

15:45

Structured Query Language
Learn the basic language of large database systems with this highly portable version of SQL. Covers select, from, where, group by and order by.

Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.

Speakers
avatar for Crina Boros

Crina Boros

freelance onderzoeksjournalist en trainer, The centre for investigative journalism (CIJ)
Crina Boros is parttime data-onderzoeksjournalist bij Thomson Reuters Foundation in Londen. Daarnaast werkt ze als freelance onderzoeksjournalist en trainer voor diverse andere organisaties, zoals de BBC, Greenpeace en het Centre for Investigative Journalism. Ze gebruikt data ana... Read More →
avatar for Jodi Upton

Jodi Upton

Professor, Syracuse University
Jodi Upton is a Knight Chair in Data and Explanatory Journalism Professor at the Newhouse School, Syracuse University. Previously, she was a senior database editor at USA Today, where she supervised a team of six database editors, data journalists, researchers and contractors. She and her team worked on data-driven coverage of topics including Veterans Administration hospitals, new economy jobs, mass killings and college football... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

15:45

IJ Story Broker: A New Way to Fund Investigative Journalism
Come join our discussion about a new initiative to build an "investigative story agency" -- modeled on agencies in the entertainment industry -- to fund investigative journalism stories worldwide. This session aims to collect feedback and identify the needs of investigative journalists to better pitch their ideas to the book and film industries. 

Moderators
avatar for Laura Ranca

Laura Ranca

Program Specialist - investigative journalism, Open Society Foundation
Laura Ranca is a programme specialist with the investigative journalism portfolio of the Independent Journalism Programme at the Open Society Foundation in London. Before joining the programme in early 2016, she worked as a researcher and reporter with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and with RISE Project, a community of investigative journalists, programmers, graphic artists and activists from Romania who investigate cross-border corruption and organised crime, and develop advanced data research and visualisation... Read More →
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Patrice Schneider

Chief Strategy Officer, Media Development Investment Fund
Patrice Schneider, Chief Strategy Officer, started his publishing career as a journalist reporting from conflicts in Central Asia at the end of the 1980s. Before joining MDIF in 2002, within the Time Warner Group he served as Managing Director of Netscape Europe overseeing European operations. In 1998, Patrice was a Senior Adviser for the World Economic Forum (The Davos summit). From 1994 to 1998 he was Deputy Managing Director at Hachette Filipacchi Medias... Read More →

Thursday November 16, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 104 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

17:00

Break
Thursday November 16, 2017 17:00 - 17:15
TBA

17:15

Visual Forensics and Open Source Investigations
How The New York Times combined social content, data from the open web and visual forensics with traditional reporting on three "open source" investigations. These practical case studies include debunking Syria and Russia's claims on the chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhoun, how the Turkish president's security detail attacked protesters in Washington D.C., and building a timeline in the Las Vegas shooting.    

Note: Data Labs have 30 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.

Speakers
avatar for Malachy Browne

Malachy Browne

Senior Story Producer, New York Times
I specialize in using social journalism in open source investigations and combining that with visual forensics and traditional reporting. Some people call it video investigations.


Thursday November 16, 2017 17:15 - 18:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

17:15

Connecting the Dots: Social Network Analysis
Social network analysis is a powerful method of examining visualizing connections and the strength of those connections between individuals and institutions. This class will cover the concepts and various software a journalist can use. 

Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.

Speakers
avatar for Brant Houston

Brant Houston

Professor, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches investigative and data journalism and oversees an online newsroom. He previously was executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors, a group of 5,000 members, and before that an award-winning investigative reporter for 17 years. He is co-founder and chair of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and co-author of... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 17:15 - 18:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 4 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

17:15

Open Labs, Demonstrations, Repeat Classes
Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.

Thursday November 16, 2017 17:15 - 18:15
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

17:15

"African Muckraking" Book Release
Africa Muckraking is the first collection of investigative and campaigning journalism written by Africans and about Africa. The editors delved into the history of modern Africa to find the most important and compelling pieces of journalism on the stories that matter. Among the contributors expected to attend are this book release are Prue Clarke, Will Fitzgibbon,  Catherine Gicheru, Evelyn Groenikm Ferial Haffajee, Anton Harber, Rodney Hsieh, Peter Klein, Lydia Namubiru, Khadija Sharife.

This collection of 41 pieces of African journalism includes passionate and committed writing on labour abuses, police brutality, women’s rights, the struggle for democracy and independence on the continent and other subjects. Each piece of writing is introduced by a noted scholar or journalist who explains the context and why the journalism mattered. Some of the highlights include: Feminist writing from Tunisia in the 1930s, hair-raising exposés of the secret tactics planned by the South African government during apartheid, Richard Mgamba’s searing description of the albino brothers in Tanzania who fear for the lives, the piece by Liberian journalist Mae Azongo’s on genital cutting which forced her to go into hiding.

This edited collection includes the legends of African journalism and writing: stories on corruption and brutality by Mozambique journalist Carlos Cardoso and Angolan writer Rafael Marques, a loving profile of the legendary cameraman Mo Amin and his writing on the Ethiopian famine, Drum’s investigative reporter Henry Nxumalo who went undercover in South Africa to write about labour conditions on the notorious potato farms of Bethal. Nigerian novelist Okey Ndibe describes Chinua Achebe’s passionate writing on the war with Biafra and Kenyan novelist Peter Kimani describes the Hola Massacre while Ken Saro-Wiwa warned of the coming war in the Niger Delta. Like their counterparts all over the world, African Muckrakers have been imprisoned and even killed for their work.

Speakers
avatar for Anya Schiffrin

Anya Schiffrin

Director of International Media, School of International and Public Affairs Columbia University
Anya Schiffrin is the director of SIPA's International Media, Advocacy and Communications Specialization. She spent 10 years working overseas as a journalist in Europe and Asia, writing for a number of different magazines and newspapers. She was bureau chief for Dow Jones Newswir... Read More →



Thursday November 16, 2017 17:15 - 18:30
WITS Science Stadium - Auditorium 2

17:15

Screening: Bitter Grapes

“Bitter Grapes” is an investigative documentary about the South African wine industry. The program finds that, 22 years after the fall of Apartheid, conditions for farm workers in South Africa are abysmal. Workers in the flourishing wine country, the Western Cape – toiling 9-12 hours a day for as low as € 3,5 -- are denied the most basic rights, according to the industry itself. Unions are denied access to their members, while worker housing is falling apart.

Meanwhile, tourists and wine experts tour the vineyards on wine safaris and wine tasting tours – living in lush and restored houses once inhabited by the workers. The workers head to townships where they live without running water, sanitation and electricity – in cardboard houses and tin sheet roofs. 

“Bitter Grapes” is made by acclaimed Danish director Tom Heinemann – twice awarded “Outstanding Investigative Journalist” in his native Denmark.


Speakers
avatar for Tom Heinemann

Tom Heinemann

Journalist and producer, Heinemann Media
Tom Heinemann is an independent investigative journalist and filmmaker. | He is a two-time winner of the “Outstanding Investigative Journalist” award of the Danish Association of Investigative Journalism (FUJ) and is the man behind “The Micro Debt”-film that exposed Grameen Bank and... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 17:15 - 18:30
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 5 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

18:45

“Don’t Shoot the Messenger” - Carlos Cardoso Memorial Lecture
The annual Carlos Cardoso Memorial Lecture commemorates a Wits graduate and Mozambican journalist assassinated in the streets of Maputo in 2001 while investigating corruption at the country’s biggest bank and involving senior political figures. This year’s speaker, lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa, is a prominent freedom of expression campaigner in Zimbabwe, a country where journalists have been frequently harassed and persecuted. Mtetwa has defended journalists at great personal risk. In 2005, she won the International Press Freedom Award of the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Moderators
avatar for Anton Harber

Anton Harber

Professor, Journalism and Media Studies, University of the Witwatersrand
Anton Harber is Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. His research interests include journalism; media; and history of South African media. Harber is the Founding Editor of the Mail & Guardian newspaper (previously known as... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Beatrice Mtetwa

Beatrice Mtetwa

Human Rights, Lawyer
Beatrice Mtetwa is a Zimbabwean lawyer who has been internationally recognized for her defense of journalists and press freedom. She has litigated on human rights issues since 1990 with an emphasis on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media. As a result of her work she has been harassed by State agents through arrests, prosecution and physical assaults. She graduated with an LLB degree from the University of Botswana and Swaziland in... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 18:45 - 20:00
The Great Hall 3 Jorissen St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
 
Friday, November 17
 

08:00

Registration
Friday November 17, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
Wits Science Stadium Complex West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

09:00

Exposing Human Trafficking & Forced Labor

Slavery is thought by many to have been banished in an earlier age, but millions of people remain in forced labor around the world. Migrant workers, who account for some 60% of the world’s 244 million international migrants, are particularly susceptible to abuse, as are those trafficked and pressed into prostitution. Here are four journalists on the cutting-edge of reporting on this major human rights issue, reporting from Africa, Asia and Europe. The group includes an expert on tracking “supply chains” of goods produced by forced labor, and a member of last year's Pulitzer Prize-winning team that helped free 2,000 slaves in Indonesia. 


Moderators
avatar for Martha Mendoza

Martha Mendoza

National Writer, Associated Press
Martha Mendoza is a two-time Pulitzer prize-winning journalist based in the Silicon Valley, where she provides breaking news, enterprise and investigative reporting. She is part of the Associated Press (AP) team that exposed the use of slave labor in the Thai seafood industry. The reporting, Seafood From Slaves, traced slave-produced seafood from Asia to major U.S. supermarkets, restaurants, and food suppliers, and resulted in the freeing of 2,000 slaves. The AP team won the 2016 Pulitzer for public... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Emmanuel Mayah

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 →
avatar for Martha Mendoza

Martha Mendoza

National Writer, Associated Press
Martha Mendoza is a two-time Pulitzer prize-winning journalist based in the Silicon Valley, where she provides breaking news, enterprise and investigative reporting. She is part of the Associated Press (AP) team that exposed the use of slave labor in the Thai seafood industry. The reporting, Seafood From Slaves, traced slave-produced seafood from Asia to major U.S. supermarkets, restaurants, and food suppliers, and resulted in the freeing of 2,000 slaves. The AP team won the 2016 Pulitzer for public... Read More →
avatar for Malia Politzer

Malia Politzer

Freelance reporter, Various
Malia Politzer is an award-winning long-form journalist who specializes in international migration, human rights issues and investigative reporting. She has worked as a feature-writer at Mint, India’s second-largest financial newspaper, on international development, gender, migration and health. As a Stabile Fellow for Investigative Journalism and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, she contributed to a group investigation about cybercrime by online... Read More →
avatar for Tim Sandler

Tim Sandler

Investigations Director/Co-Principal, Transparentem
Tim Sandler is by Co-Principal and Director of Investigations at Transparentem, a non-profit unit that uses investigative reporting and forensic methods to illuminate supply chains and spur eradication of human and environmental abuses. Sandler was previously an award-winning supervising producer for the NBC News investigative unit with extensive experience in broadcast, print, and digital media. He spent more than 20 years investigating human rights, environmental, and supply-chain abuses across the world. Sandler developed technology-enhanced reporting strategies for NBC News, and conducted hidden camera and surveillance operations for enterprise reports that aired across all of... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 5 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

09:00

Fixers & Foreign Correspondents
The relationship between foreign correspondents and fixers is central to the work done by major news organizations. But how much do these two parties really understand each other’s roles, responsibilities and needs? To answer that question, the University of British Columbia's Global Reporting Centre commissioned the largest survey of fixers and correspondents ever undertaken. The GRC's findings will be presented in this session, with reaction by a longtime foreign producer from CNN and a veteran fixer from Guinea Bissau. 

Moderators
avatar for Zoe Flood

Zoe Flood

Chair, Foreign Correspondents' Association of East Africa
Zoe Flood is a journalist and shooting producer with over eight years experience reporting across Africa and beyond. She has done extensive investigative work on violent extremism in the Horn of Africa, including as part of the team that made the Bafta-winning documentary My Son the Jihadi. Zoe is also the chair of the Foreign Correspondents' Association of East Africa, a professional body representing over 500 journalists working for international media in the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Allen Embalo

Allen Embalo

President, CENOZO
Allen Embalo is a radio journalist in the West African country of Guinea Bissau, who has spent years investigating the cocaine trafficking cartels operating out of his country. At huge risk to himself, his reporting linked the multibillion-dollar trade to political and military figures, and closely tracked the massive flow of drugs from Latin America into one of Africa's poorest countries, and its on-shipment to Europe and elsewhere. Embalo is fluent in Portuguese, French, and English. | | Twitter... Read More →
avatar for Peter Klein

Peter Klein

Executive Director, Global Reporting Centre
Executive Director and Founder of the Global Reporting Centre. In 2009, Peter Klein led a team of students on a global investigation about electronic waste, which won the Emmy for Best Investigative Journalism. Peter is a longtime producer with CBS News 60 Minutes, and has produced projects for many of the major American news programs... Read More →
avatar for Brent Swails

Brent Swails

Senior Producer, CNN
Brent Swails is a producer at the CNN Johannesburg bureau. | | Twitter: @BrentSwailsCNN


Friday November 17, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 104 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

09:00

Internet Manhunt: Backgrounding & Tracking People Online
Join the BBC's acclaimed Internet research sleuth as he reveals the online investigators' tricks of the trade. Learn the best ways to manipulate Google, navigate the back streets of social media, and use online tech tools to investigate businesses and organizations. If you haven't heard Paul Myers before, he's worth checking out. 

Speakers
avatar for Paul Myers

Paul Myers

Research Specialist, BBC
Paul Myers has been working at the sharp edge of online research for nearly twenty years. He has been training his fellow journalists since the turn of the century. He first used the Internet at school, in 1978. He became a news information researcher, for the BBC, in 1995, and e... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
WITS Science Stadium - Auditorium 2

09:00

Investigating Health -- Digging into Local Problems
We all hope we can trusts our health care practitioners, the doctors and hospitals we rely on and the safety of the medicine that is available in our countries. We hope they follow the rules and regulations. But it does go wrong. And it often continues if not exposed. In this session three journalists that decided to dig deeper after hearing patients complain about wrong-doings. Were these incidents or more systematic? In Norway a young woman petitioned the court to release her from a psychiatric hospital so she could take her own life. She had spent the majority of the last two years tied down in a bed at a psychiatric hospital in Oslo. Journalists wondered how unique her story was: How often are patients being tied down and for how long? From Nigeria we have a harrowing story on a deadly maternity ward at a Nigerian hospital. The journalist wanted to know why there was a rise in cases of maternal deaths. These journalists will also talk about the impact of their work.

Moderators
avatar for Margaret Renn

Margaret Renn

Journalist, Self-employed
Margaret Renn has worked as a journalist for over 40 years, in print, television and radio. She worked at the Daily Mirror with the investigative journalist Paul Foot, and then at the BBC on its flagship Rough Justice programme, investigating miscarriages of justice. She also produced and directed the TV series Trial by Jury. Her radio credits include | investigations into the Lockerbie bombing, corruption, human trafficking and the sale of body parts... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Synnove Asebo

Synnove Asebo

Journalist, VG
Synnøve Åsebø is a reporter at the daily newspaper VG in Oslo, Norway. She has won several awards for her investigations. She is also a board member of SKUP in Norway.
avatar for Isabelle Ducret

Isabelle Ducret

Journalist, Swiss Television RTS
Isabelle Ducret is an investigative journalist working for the current affairs program Temps Present on RTS, the Swiss public Television. She is a multi-topics investigator but her specialties are storiesinvolving multinational companies or health and social issues. For example, she worked on thesecurity issues of the da Vinci robot used in surgery, on social media bullying, on elder abuses ininstitutions or on the scandal of the Jasmin contraceptive pill. She exposed the development of thepedophile tourism by following two Swiss cases in Thailand and Madagascar or the business of Swisscompanies selling dirty oil to African countries, for example Ghana. In 2014, she won theinvestigation price of the FIGRA (International Current Affairs and Social Documentary Film Festival) with... Read More →
avatar for Mona Norman

Mona Norman

Journalist, VG
Staff reporter for Norwegian newspaper VG since 2007. Working in the News, Politics and Editorial departments. VG’s correspondent in Germany 2014-2016. Currently a part of VG’s group of investigative reporters. Together with Synnove Asebo winner of NONA-award for Digital investig... Read More →
avatar for Rosemary Nwaebuni

Rosemary Nwaebuni

Features Editor, Delta Printing and Publishing Company Ltd,
Rosemary Nwaebuni is an investigative journalist with The Pointer Newspaper in Nigeria. She is driven by a passion to expose societal ills and bring perpetrators to justice.  She has worked with Insight TWI/Africa Investigates to expose the activities of Nigeria's fake doctors an... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

09:00

Investigating LGBTQ Issues

The assertion of rights by LGBTQ communities around the world, combined with a backlash and continued discrimination against them, has brought issues affecting those communities front and center in many societies. The areas for journalistic inquiry are as broad as are the communities themselves, ranging from shifting demographics and health care to hate crimes and discrimination. 

Among the most pressing issues are human rights abuses. Members of LGBTQ communities often fall victim to discrimination and persecution. In many countries it is still illegal to be gay. In others they don’t have the same rights or there are social taboos. In South Africa, for example, they are protected from discrimination in the constitution and people of the same sex can marry, but many live in fear. Murders and so-called “corrective rapes” have targeted the communities. 

Our speakers will look at the methodology of investigating hate crimes, the exposure of a brutal anti-gay purge in Chechnya, source development and protection, and the use of data journalism techniques on LGBTQ issues.


Moderators
avatar for Brian Pellot

Brian Pellot

Director of Global Strategy, Religion News Foundation
Brian Pellot is Director of Global Strategy at Religion News Service and Religion News Foundation. He is currently based in Cape Town, South Africa, where he occasionally freelances for international news and media outlets. | Beyond journalism, Brian organizes and leads media development trainings and workshops aimed at improving reporting coverage of taboo topics including LGBTQI+ rights and religion. He speaks regularly about these issues at media and human rights conferences around the world. | Before joining RNS/RNF, Brian served... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brant Houston

Brant Houston

Professor, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches investigative and data journalism and oversees an online newsroom. He previously was executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors, a group of 5,000 members, and before that an award-winning investigative reporter for 17 years. He is co-founder and chair of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and co-author of... Read More →
avatar for Jabu Pereira

Jabu Pereira

Director, Iranti
Director and founder of Iranti. Iranti is a media advocacy organization that defends the rights of Trans, Lesbian and Intersex persons in Africa.
avatar for Selly Thiam

Selly Thiam

Founder/Executive Producer, None On Record
Selly Thiam is a journalist and oral historian whose work has appeared on NPR, PBS and in the New York Times.  She was a producer for the Storycorps Oral History Project, PBS’ Learning Matters and a Carnegie Fellow at the ABC News Investigative Unit. She is the founder and Executive Director of None on Record, a digital media organization documenting the stories of Africans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. | | Twitter... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 207 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

09:00

Tracking Looted Wealth
Kleptocracy has become the favored system of government around the world. Rise to power, promote your friends and family, kill an independent press, judiciary and oversight bodies, and then steal your country blind -- this is the pattern that has unfortunately become the norm. An estimated US$1 trillion flows illegally out of developing and emerging economies annually, proceeds of crime, corruption, and tax evasion—more than is received in foreign investment and international aid. Here are four experts at tracking and documenting this global theft of the commons, including experts on the extraordinary looting of Africa and the emergence of East European mafia states. 

Moderators
avatar for Thandeka Gqubule-Mbeki

Thandeka Gqubule-Mbeki

Economics Editor, SABC
Thandeka Gqubule-Mbeki is Economics Editor at the SABC, where she is responsible for Economics, Business and Financial markets coverage of the corporation across TV, Radio and Digital.  Here she became involved in a struggle for independent public broadcasting and freedom of expression, joining a group called the SABC8. She holds a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tom Burgis

Tom Burgis

Investigations Correspondent, Financial Times
Tom Burgis is the investigations correspondent for the Financial Times, based in London. Previously, he was the newspaper's correspondent in southern Africa, based in Johannesburg, and in west Africa, based in Lagos. His first book, The Looting Machine: Warlords, Tycoons, Smugglers and the Systematic Theft of Africa's... Read More →
avatar for Koami M. Elom Domegni

Koami M. Elom Domegni

Journalist, L'Alternative
Je suis Maxime Koami DOMEGNI, journaliste. Togolais d'origine, Africain par nature, citoyen du monde par conviction. Passionné de l'info, amoureux des Tic, défenseur des libertés, abonné à l'humour, avide de découvertes, habité par de grands rêves... I have a dream... Read More →
avatar for James Mintz

James Mintz

Founder & CEO, Mintz Group
Jim Mintz has been an adjunct professor in the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School for the past 10 years.   | | Jim is the CEO of the Mintz Group, a research and investigative firm. He has spent over thirty years conducting investigations all over the world... Read More →
avatar for Miranda Patrucic

Miranda Patrucic

Regional Editor, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
Based in Sarajevo, Miranda Patrucic is an investigative reporter and regional editor for OCCRP focusing on Central Asia, the Balkans and the Caucasus. Highlights of her work include exposing billions in telecom bribes in Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan, uncovering hidden assets of Azer... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 4 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

09:00

Virtual Reality Meets Investigative Reporting
Moderators
avatar for Margo Smit

Margo Smit

Ombudsman, Investigative Journalist, NPO
Margo Smit is ombudsman at Dutch public television NPO (all the journalistic output in the Dutch public broadcasting system), and journalism teacher. Previously, since August 1, 2015, she was ombudsman for newscaster NOS. Till August 2015, she was director of the Dutch-Flemish Association of Investigative Journalists... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cassandra Herrman

Cassandra Herrman

Producer/Director, Emblematic Group
Cassandra Herrman is a producer and director who has worked with PBS, Al Jazeera, the New York Times, MSNBC and National Geographic. Her films have screened­ at numerous film festivals, including SXSW and Sundance, and have been nominated for three national Emmy awards. Her for... Read More →
avatar for Qiu Jiaqiu

Qiu Jiaqiu

Founder, Real Image Media(China)
Qiu Jiaqiu is founder of Real Image Media in China. A former director of Caixin Video and Xinhua News journalist. He serves as a guest lecturer at Fudan University, Renmin University of China and at the Global Youth Leadership Program by Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Pekin... Read More →
avatar for Ingrid Kopp

Ingrid Kopp

Co-director, Electric South
Co-founder of Electric South, a non-profit initiative to develop virtual reality and mobile storytelling projects across Africa. She is also a Senior Consultant in the Interactive Department at the Tribeca Film Institute where she works at the intersection of storytelling, technology, design and social change. Along with... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 105 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

09:00

Startups and Innovations
The old media models of financing, production, and distribution are gone. What is taking their place? What are the new models that will support investigative journalism? Are online platforms the solution? Nonprofits with donations and memberships? Data-centric projects? What can investigative journalists learn from documentary production studios? These four entreprenurial journalists -- from Kenya, South Africa, Tunisia and the UK -- are on the cutting-edge of the new media economy. 

Moderators
avatar for Reg Chua

Reg Chua

Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News
Reg Chua has been a journalist for more than a quarter of a century, working in print, electronic media, television and radio. He’s currently Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News at Thomson Reuters, based in New York. From July 2009 to March 2011, he was Editor-in-Chief of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Justin Arenstein

Justin Arenstein

Investigations Editor, African Eye News Service
Justin Arenstein, South Africa, is investigations editor at the African Eye News Service (AENS) in South Africa. Arenstein established AENS as southern Africa’s only investigative wire service in 1994, after being fired from the Caxton Group for campaigning for equal pay for black and white journalists. AENS has since grown into the... Read More →
avatar for Monia Ben Hamadi

Monia Ben Hamadi

Editor in Chief, Inkyfada
Monia Ben Hamadi is editor in chief at Inkyfada and a project leader at Media Ownership Monitor Tunisia.Twitter: @MoniaBH
avatar for Kassim Mohamed

Kassim Mohamed

Investigative reporter, Africa Uncensored
Kassim Mohamed is a Nairobi based investigative journalist and one of the directors at Africa Uncensored (AUC). Before joining AUC, Kassim worked for Kenya Television Network (KTN) as a producer of Investigations and Special projects where he was involved in a number of documentaries (Call the executioner... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Oldroyd

Rachel Oldroyd

Managing Editor, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Rachel Oldroyd joined the Bureau as deputy editor shortly after its launch in 2010 and has led many of the organisation’s key projects. Before joining the Bureau she spent 13 years at the Mail on Sunday, where she launched the award-winning Reportage section in Live magazine. The section focused heavily on... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

09:00

Academic Papers: Social Media, Video Storytelling, Capacity Building
Journalism professors from around the world present papers on various aspects of investigative reporting. This session includes:

"Investigative Journalism in Sri Lanka: A Study on the Process and Effectiveness of Investigative Video Storytelling"
- Rasmin, MC/ S. Raguram/ M. Azad

 “The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: The Impacts of Social Media and Digital Technology on Journalism Quality in South African Newsrooms"
- Findlay, Sarah

 "Raking Muck and Raising Funds – Capacity Development Strategies for the Future of Investigative Journalism in Developing Countries"
- Lublinski, Jan/ Nadine Jurrat (presenting)/ Attila Mong

"Graph My Tender: Exploring Public Procurement Networks"
-.Homolova, Adriana

Moderators
avatar for Mark Feldstein

Mark Feldstein

Professor, University of Maryland
Mark Feldstein spent twenty years as an award-winning on-air investigative correspondent at CNN, ABC News, and various local television stations.  He has been beaten up in the U.S., detained and censored by government authorities in Egypt, and escorted out of the country under armed guard in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Findlay

Sarah Findlay

Programme Co-ordinator, Media Monitoring Africa
Sarah is an ecologist by training but her work has always focused on the intersection of social justice and environmental sustainability. She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees through Wits University where her Masters research examined the roles of local traditional and democratic leaders in regulating firewood harvesting in rural communities in South Africa. Before joining Media Monitoring Africa (MMA), she worked for SA National Biodiversity Institute at Kirstenbosch as well as consulted for a multi-year project based near Kruger National Park where she provided research support into land claims on protected conservation areas in the region. She is now a Programme Coordinator (Researcher) in... Read More →
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Data journalist, Elvis
Adriana is a freelance data journalist based in The Netherlands. She is closely affiliated with Investico, a Dutch platform for investigative journalism and OneWorld, a magazine for sustainable living and global citizenship. Together with a couple of talented and fun people she... Read More →
avatar for Nadine Jurrat

Nadine Jurrat

Project Manager, DW Akademie
Nadine Jurrat is project manager at the Research and Evaluation department at DW Akademie, focusing on strategies and evaluations of DW Akademie’s projects and on research into media development topics. She has over 15 years of experience in international media development, foc... Read More →
avatar for Mohamed Azad Mohamed Mustaffa

Mohamed Azad Mohamed Mustaffa

Country Director, Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Mohamed Azad Mohamed Mustaffa is a human rights lawyer and currently working as a country representative for Institute for War & Peace Reporting. He is responsible for the country program of IWPR in Sri Lanka and is now managing a project to increase the capacity of journalists... Read More →
avatar for Dr. S. Raguram

Dr. S. Raguram

Senior Lecturer, University of Jaffna
Dr S. Raguram is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Arts, University of Jaffna.
avatar for MC Rasmin

MC Rasmin

Deputy Chief of Party, IREX, Sri Lanka
M. C. Rasmin is working as Deputy Chief of Party at IREX, Sri Lanka and he was formally the Director/CEO of Sri Lanka Development Journalist Forum (SDJF) since 2007. Currently he is a PhD scholar at Assam Don Bosco University, India. He holds a Master’s in Developmental Commun... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 205 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

09:00

Data Journalism in Small Newsrooms
Trying to do data-oriented stories while meetings the demands of working in a small newsroom can seem overwhelming.  This session will discuss how to meet the challenges journalists in small newsrooms often confront while trying to do this kind of work.  Delivered by journalists from Ghana, Turkey and the United States, the presentations will offer strategies for how to conceive and executive data-driven stories and give specific examples of these projects produced in small newsrooms.

Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.

Moderators
avatar for Denise Malan

Denise Malan

Training Director, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE)
Denise Malan joined IRE as a training director in August 2016. Previously, she worked at the Institute for Nonprofit News in a joint position with IRE for three years. She spent the first two years helping nonprofit news organizations around the country collaborate on data projec... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nana Boakye-Yiadom

Nana Boakye-Yiadom

Founder, iJourno Africa
Nana Boakye-Yiadom from Ghana has about 10 years experience in journalism. As Deputy Director of News Programming with Citi 97.3 FM, he directly supervises a news force made up of 45 journalists in Greater-Accra and the 9 other regions. Boakye-Yiadom is the founder of IJourno Africa, a... Read More →
avatar for Pınar Dağ

Pınar Dağ

Data Journalism Lecturer /Founder/ President, Data Journalism Platform -Turkey
Data Journalism Lecturer @khasedutr. Founder of Data Journalism Turkey Platform (@dagmedyaveri ) & small data journalism news site Dağ Medya (@Dagmedyanet). She is also president of Open Data and Data Journalism Association in İstanbul,Turkey. You can talk with her about data journalism education, data collection, data scraping & ethics, data cleaning& ethics, open data, data analysis, data visualization, data storytelling and daily data journalism workshops, open data and open data trainings. | | Here you can get her sessions's presentations: | | Basics of Web Scraping -Is web scraping an ethical practice? https://goo.gl/UWtT45 | | Lightning Round:Teaching Data Journalism--BestPractices | https://goo.gl/4g7QTa | | Data Journalism in Small Newsrooms | https://goo.gl/mUcLPa | | | Twitter... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

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 →
avatar for Denise Malan

Denise Malan

Training Director, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE)
Denise Malan joined IRE as a training director in August 2016. Previously, she worked at the Institute for Nonprofit News in a joint position with IRE for three years. She spent the first two years helping nonprofit news organizations around the country collaborate on data projec... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 2 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

09:00

Using Document Cloud
Harness the power of DocumentCloud: Learn how to use this cloud-based service to organize and mine documents for a story. Extensive analysis tools enable you to upload a batch of documents and then produce a timeline with key dates, as well as an interactive list of key people and institutions mentioned in the documents.

Uncover patterns and connections that you might have missed with paper documents alone. Highlight key passages in documents, write short explainer notes and embed the documents online as part of your investigation. The service allows you to keep your documents private and share publicly only those that you decide to publish.

In addition, you can search DocumentCloud for all sorts of materials that other journalists have made public, including court filings, hearing transcripts, testimony, legislation, reports, memos, meeting minutes and correspondence. Major investigations, including the Panama Papers, have used DocumentCloud. The open-source service also fosters easy collaboration among teams -- both inside one organization as well as among several partners.

Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Haddix

Doug Haddix

Executive Director, Investigative Reporters & Editors
Doug Haddix is executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors. He oversees training, conferences and services for more than 5,500 members worldwide, and for programs including the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR). Previously, Haddix worked as an IRE training director, an assistant vice president at Ohio State University and director of the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism. An IRE member since 1996, Haddix led investigations and computer-assisted reporting... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

09:00

Using Spreadsheets: Excel 2 -- Doing Calculations
You’ll learn to import and clean data. When the dataset is imported, you’ll format the cells and do calculations and percentage change.  But what is the story about? We use sorting, filtering and pivot tables to find it, and at the end we make some simple visualizations.

Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.

Speakers
avatar for John Bones

John Bones

Managing Director, SKUP
John Bones is Managing Director at SKUP, the Norwegian Foundation for Investigative Reporting. For many years, Bones was the datajournalism specialist at VG, the most read daily newspaper in Norway, and previously was editor and politics editor. Started his career at Adresseavise... Read More →
avatar for Anuska Delic

Anuska Delic

journalist, Delo
Investigative and data journalist with Slovenia's leading broadsheet DELO. Delić stood in court for allegedly publishing classified information of the Slovenian Intelligence and Security Agency in articles that exposed neo-Nazis in the ranks of the country's main centre-right pa... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

10:15

Break
Friday November 17, 2017 10:15 - 10:45
Wits Science Stadium Complex West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

10:45

State Capture in South Africa
South Africa has been gripped by the story of the Gupta family, accused of “state capture” through their relationship with the president and his family. The leak of a trove of Gupta emails (GuptaLeaks) provided a rich source of evidence of the extraordinary details of this family’s influence and power. On this panel some of the country's top investigative journalists who have been and still are mining the data, including Jacques Pauw, author of the just-released The President's Keepers: Those Keeping Zuma in Power and out of Prison, which South African security officials are threatening to censor.

Moderators
avatar for Cathy Mohlahlana

Cathy Mohlahlana

News Anchor, eNCA
Cathy Mohlahlana is an award-winning broadcast journalist and news anchor for South Africa’s leading 24hr news channel eNews Channel Africa. She currently hosts the primetime evening news slot NewsNight, between 18h00 and 20h30 on DSTV403 daily. During her time at eNCA, Cathy has hosted the eTV evening primetime bulletin and covered high profile stories including the life of Nelson Mandela and the Oscar Pistorius Murder trial. Cathy began her career as a reporter and radio anchor for Talk Radio... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Adriaan Basson

Adriaan Basson

Editor, News24
Adriaan Basson is editor of News24, South Africa's largest news publication. He started off as a crime reporter on Beeld in Johannesburg in 2003 and worked as an investigative reporter at the Mail & Guardian and City Press. He is the author of Zuma Exposed (2012) and Finish & Kla... Read More →
avatar for Susan Comrie

Susan Comrie

Investigative Journalist, AmaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism
Susan Comrie is a journalist with the amaBhungane Centre for Investigation. She has been part of the team working on the massive trove of emails and documents known as the Gupta Leaks. Her investigations have shown how the Gupta companies have been gifted lucrative and highly irregular coal and consulting contracts with the state power utility Eskom, how global software giants including SAP entered into kickback agreements with Gupta companies to secure contracts from the state rail company Transnet, and how the Guptas used letterbox companies to launder kickbacks worth R250-million. Prior to joining amaBhungane she worked for the Sunday newspaper City Press and investigative television programme Carte Blanche. She was recently named Sanlam Financial Journalist of the... Read More →
avatar for Thanduxolo Jika

Thanduxolo Jika

Senior Investigative Journalist, Sunday Times
Thanduxolo Jika is a multi-award winning senior investigation journalist with the Sunday Times. He has won top investigations awards including CNN African Journalist of the Year and the Taco Kuiper for his work in the Marikana massacre and the State Capture respectively. He... Read More →
avatar for Jacques Pauw

Jacques Pauw

Journalist / Filmmaker, -
Jacques Pauw is one of South Africa’s most decorated journalists and television documentary filmmakers. He was a founder member of the anti-apartheid Afrikaans newspaper Vrye Weekblad, where he exposed the existence of police death squads. Thereafter he worked for some of the... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 4 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

10:45

Beyond Google: Doing Better Searches
Are you seriously relying on Google to get your research done? Google only indexes 4% to 5% of the Internet content!  Learn how to maximize what Google offers and to use it as a bridge to access the deep web, where the information you need is stored.

This session will cover advanced Googling and techniques to dig in the deep web. Research and fact-checking are both crucial stages in investigative journalism projects. And both stages require skills in seeking the best verifiable sources, gathering documents and data, organizing and describing the information and applying critical thinking to results.

Online database searches are key resources for these tasks. The challenge is being comprehensive as well as specific, to be efficient and thorough, within constraints of time, cost, and availability of online information. Plus we'll talk about tracking planes, boats and shipping containers.

Speakers
avatar for Giannina Segnini

Giannina Segnini

Director of the Master on Data Journalism, Columbia University
Giannna Segnini heads the Data Concentration Program at The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She was the head of the investigative team at «La Nacion» in Costa Rica. Their investigations has led to prosecution of more than 50 politicians, businessmen and public servants in Costa Rica, UK, USA, France and Finland. Two former presidents in Costa Rica is convicted for corruption. Segnini has been training journalists all over Latin-America and USA in computer assisted reporting for years. She's a well know speaker at conferences all around the world and has received several international prizes for her work. | | Twitter... Read More →
avatar for Margot Williams

Margot Williams

Research Editor, The Intercept
Margot Williams is an investigative researcher at The Intercept, previously at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), NPR, The New York Times and the Washington Post. She has pursued jihadists online and detainees who died in U.S. immigration detentio... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
WITS Science Stadium - Auditorium 2

10:45

Documentaries

Having half an hour, an hour or more time on TV or in the cinema to tell your investigative story is a dream for many investigative journalists. But it also comes with a lot of challenges of how to tell your story in the best visual way as possible. Some investigations fit better for the screen than others. A panel in which accomplished directors and journalists talk about their productions and explain what works and doesn’t work in investigative documentaries. Also tips on where to start if you plan to make your own investigative documentary, including where to get funding.


Moderators
avatar for Nkepile Mabuse

Nkepile Mabuse

Snr Executive Producer, eNCA
Nkepile is the host and producer of Checkpoint – an investigative journalism documentary-style program in South Africa. Previously NKepile was Johannesburg Correspondent for CNN for 5 years before returning to ENCA. Nkepile Mabuse covered a wide range of domestic and international stories during her career at CNN including reporting on the crisis in Zimbabwe, President Barack... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jean-Philippe Ceppi

Jean-Philippe Ceppi

Producer, Radio Television Suisse
Jean-Philippe Ceppi is executive producer for the investigative show Temps Présent, of Switzerland Public Television.
avatar for Tom Heinemann

Tom Heinemann

Journalist and producer, Heinemann Media
Tom Heinemann is an independent investigative journalist and filmmaker. | He is a two-time winner of the “Outstanding Investigative Journalist” award of the Danish Association of Investigative Journalism (FUJ) and is the man behind “The Micro Debt”-film that exposed Grameen Bank and... Read More →
avatar for Carrie Lozano

Carrie Lozano

Director, Enterprise Documentary Fund, International Documentary Association
Carrie Lozano is an award winning documentary filmmaker and journalist. She is the director of the International Documentary Association's Enterprise Documentary Fund, which supports films that integrate journalistic practice. Prior to that she was an editorial consultant for filmmakers and media organizations and led the National MediaMaker Fellowship... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

10:45

Funding Your Investigation
With over 150 nonprofits engaged in investigative journalism worldwide, many groups find it challenging to raise funds. Many fail to apply their own reporting techniques to finding donors or don't understand how to create a fundraising or "development" strategy. There's money out there, and our field continues to grow. but you need to have a solid plan and a strong commitment. Here are four experts who can help guide your way, including two veteran fundraisers who have raised millions from both private foundations and governments, plus the leaders of two funds for investigative journalism -- one in Europe and one in Africa -- who can talk about their important models and what they look for in successful grantees. 

Moderators
avatar for Reg Chua

Reg Chua

Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News
Reg Chua has been a journalist for more than a quarter of a century, working in print, electronic media, television and radio. He’s currently Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News at Thomson Reuters, based in New York. From July 2009 to March 2011, he was Editor-in-Chief of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

Brigitte Alfter

Managing Editor, Journalismfund.eu
Managing Editor at Journalismfund.eu, a support structure for in-depth, innovative and independent journalism in Europe. Lived in Brussels from 2004-2008 working as EU-correspondent for Danish daily Information, since then back in Copenhagen. 2008-2012 Freelance cross border jour... Read More →
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Bridget Gallagher

Principal, Gallagher Group LLC
Bridget Gallagher provides fundraising strategy, implementation assistance, and counsel to domestic and international clients working on transparency, information access, and civic participation issues in the context of the rapidly changing 21st century media ecosystem. A fifteen-year veteran of the nonprofit sector, Bridget first began working with non-profit media projects via the Center for Public Integrity, one of the... Read More →
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Caroline Giraud

Freedom of Expression/Media and Advocacy Advisor, DG Devco
Independent consultant advising EU DG DEVCO and building capacities of EU Delegations on Freedom of Expression. I have worked 17 years with Non-Profits on media assistance, freedom of expression & human rights. Previously I've coordinated the International Secretariat of the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD), the network of 200 media assistance non-profits. | | Sponsored Mckinsey's Remarkable Woman Program 2015 and accredited in partnership brokering. Highly networked and diplomatic. | | Skills include : Mediation, Fundraising, Facilitation, Policy formulation, Advocacy/campaigning, Community Management/ Social Media, Partnerships, Program formulation, Engagement with Civil Society, Evaluation, Mentoring. | | Bilingual French-English. Italian and Russian excellent level. German rusty but understood. | Memberships: Association... Read More →
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Ernest Sungura

Executive director, Tanzania Media Foundation
Ernest Sungura, the current executive director of the Tanzania Media Foundation (TMF), is an accomplished Tanzanian journalist and media specialist with 22 years of local and international experience. His areas of specialisation include investigative journalism, programme and grants management as well as media business development for print and... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

10:45

Physical Protection (workshop)
With physical attacks on journalists at near-record highs, it has never been more important to take prudent measures to protect yourself, your colleagues, and your sources. Data from journalism safety organizations show that most assaults and murders are committed against journalists covering corruption, crime and politics, not wars and conflict zones. 

Two veteran journalists from the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, based in the rough-and-tumble Balkans, will talk about common-sense procedures to guard your safety. The workshop will include how to know if you're being followed or surveilled, best practices for meeting sources, and maintaining professional standards. 

Speakers
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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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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 →


Friday November 17, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 104 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

10:45

Creating the Best Timelines
Displaying a series of events can be as simple as drawing a straight line. But if you want to get fancier, there are a bunch of other options to display chronologies and storylines. In this workshop, we'll take a tour of current timelines in the wild and walk you through a few open-source tools to help you make your own.

Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.

Speakers
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Lena Groeger

Investigative journalist & Developer, ProPublica
Lena Groeger is an investigative journalist and developer at ProPublica, where she makes interactive graphics and writes about design’s real world consequences. She is on the board of the Society for News Design, and has taught classes on design and data visualization at NYU... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

10:45

Online Fact-checking/Verification with Free Tools
Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early. 

This session will repeat at 17:15 the same day (Friday, Nov. 17).

Speakers
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Raymond Joseph

Journalist, journalism trainer, Southern Tip Media
Raymond Joseph began his journalism as a cadet reporter at South Africa’s leading anti-apartheid newspaper, the Rand Daily Mail, in 1974 and he works as a freelance journalist and journalism trainer. He is a former ICFJ/Knight International Journalism Fellow and has worked for mainstream, community and tabloids newspapers in senior editorial positions. He is a former editor of the Big Issue South Africa, which he helped launch in 1996. Over the decades he has witnessed many changes in journalism and has made the transition to multimedia and data-driven storytelling. He is a former head of Code for South... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 2 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

10:45

The Database Manager and Structured Query Language 2
Learn how powerful SQL can be with its join function to combine databases. Covers basic joins; previous understanding of basic SQL required.

Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.

Speakers
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Crina Boros

freelance onderzoeksjournalist en trainer, The centre for investigative journalism (CIJ)
Crina Boros is parttime data-onderzoeksjournalist bij Thomson Reuters Foundation in Londen. Daarnaast werkt ze als freelance onderzoeksjournalist en trainer voor diverse andere organisaties, zoals de BBC, Greenpeace en het Centre for Investigative Journalism. Ze gebruikt data ana... Read More →
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Jodi Upton

Professor, Syracuse University
Jodi Upton is a Knight Chair in Data and Explanatory Journalism Professor at the Newhouse School, Syracuse University. Previously, she was a senior database editor at USA Today, where she supervised a team of six database editors, data journalists, researchers and contractors. She and her team worked on data-driven coverage of topics including Veterans Administration hospitals, new economy jobs, mass killings and college football... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

10:45

En Français! Session de réseautage pour journalistes francophones
De grandes idées de reportages et de techniques d'enquêtes prennent forme chaque année à la Conférence. Elles ont mené à plusieurs projets de collaborations inédits depuis la première édition du GIJC en 2001. Nous savons que la clé de cette formidable vitalité se trouve dans les opportunités de rencontres. Sur la base des expériences passées et pour provoquer des opportunités de rencontres, nous avons créé 10 sessions de réseautage, basées sur des intérêts communs.

Voici donc une chance de rencontrer des collègues francophones de partout sur la planète. Dans une atmosphère relaxe, nous réservons une salle et des journalistes chevronnés vous accueilleront pour une discussion informelle. Avons-nous des sujets d'intérêts communs? Pouvons-nous partager des ressources, des contacts?Ajoutez vos noms et adresses courriel à la feuille de contact qui circulera et nous ferons un suivi.

Moderators
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Claudine Blais

Executive producer, Television Radio-Canada
Claudine Blais was journalist and producer in many investigative stories. Since 2010, she's executive producer of a television investigative program call Enquête. The program was the recipient of many awards in Canada for denouncing corruption and exposing wrongdoing and abuse... Read More →
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Will Fitzgibbon

Reporter, ICIJ
Will Fitzgibbon is a reporter for ICIJ. He coordinates ICIJ's partnerships with journalists in Africa and the Middle East.

Friday November 17, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 105 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

10:45

Networking: Women & Investigative Reporting
Meet other women working as investigative journalists, discuss challenges, build networks, share resources and ideas. This networking session is an informal gathering. Here’s a chance to meet your colleagues and talk about how we can help each other. So relax, enjoy yourself, share your ideas and come ready to brainstorm and collaborate.


Moderators
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Majdolin Hasan

Regional Editor, GIJN
Majdoleen Hassan has spent 12 years in investigative reporting, research and newsrooms. She has worked with several local and international media organizations, including Global Integrity, 100 Reporters and ARIJ. She directed an investigative journalism unit in Jordan and was the... Read More →
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Anne Koch

Program Director, GIJN
Journalist and Program Director GIJN - Anne Koch worked as a broadcast journalist and executive for more than 20 years, mostly for the BBC, before becoming a director at anti-corruption NGO Transparency International. Her award-winning career in BBC journalism included service as... Read More →
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Mwape Kumwenda

journalist, Muvi television
Mwape Kumwenda is a journalist with more than 10 years of experience. She has worked for Zambia’s biggest privately owned television station MUVI Television throughout her journalism career.Her field of work include uncovering hidden thefts of public funds, corruption, abuse of human rights, health, poverty and social injustice. She strives to give a voice to the oppressed, marginalised and abused citizens. Her works have earned her ten awards locally and internationally. She is the international women media foundation IWMF 2015 courage winner and the free press unlimited 2017 most resilient award winner .Twitter... Read More →

Friday November 17, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 205 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

12:00

Lunch
Friday November 17, 2017 12:00 - 14:00
Wits Science Stadium - Marquee West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

14:00

China in Africa & the World
China is now the world's second largest economy and its actions affect the world. No where is this more true than in Africa, where trade with Chinese has ballooned to $200 billion and criticism has mounted over China's huge appetite for resources. 

The People's Republic poses unique challenges for investigative journalists. Our panelists will give you tips and perspective on how to cover China's emerging clout both from the inside and outside, from digging into opaque investments to following document trails back to Beijing.

Speakers
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Ying Chan

Professor, Hong Kong University
Ying Chan is an editorial and media consultant, China expert, educator and journalist, and e-learning advocate. She is the founding director and professor (1999-2016) of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong, and the founding dean (2003-2011) of the journalism school at Shantou... Read More →
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Kimon de Greef

Journalist, Freelance
Kimon de Greef is a freelance journalist from Cape Town. He has published with Al Jazeera, the New York Times and Foreign Policy, among other outlets, and is currently writing a book on abalone poaching in South Africa.


Friday November 17, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 104 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

14:00

Disaster Reporting

Covering disasters -- whether natural or human-caused -- takes a special set of skills. Investigative journalists today are using a combination of tech-savvy approaches with time-tested methods of on-the-ground reporting. They are also learning to better deal with the tragedy and trauma around them. Here are four veterans who have experienced very different disasters and learned how to cope under pressure. 


Moderators
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Cait McMahon

Managing Director, Dart Centre Asia Pacific
Cait McMahon has been Managing Director of the Dart Centre Asia Pacific www.dartcentre.org/asia-pacific  since 2004.  McMahon is a psychologist, and began working with the media in 1987.  Cait is responsible for creating and facilitating training programmes across the Asia Pacific region to promote ethical and thorough reporting of violence and disaster, as well as psychological safety and resilience for media... Read More →

Speakers
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Ismail Ferdous

Documentary photographer, -
As a documentary photographer, Ismail covers social humanitarian issues. His recent project, The Cost of Fashion, is a photo and video advocacy project that began after documenting the Rana Plaza factory collapse, the worst industrial disaster in history. The project continues to spread awareness about the fashion industry and its negative effects on workers in Bangladesh. | In Bangladesh he has also documented the effects of global warming and HIV/AIDS on local communities since 2011. He has also photographed violence against women in Guatemala, refugees along the border of Turkey and Syria and human trafficking in Southeast Asia. He has worked for many major Media Publications, NGOs, agencies and news organisations NYTimes Magazine, MSNBC Photo, AlJazeera America, BBC Media Action, UNDP, Associated Press, Showtime, the World Bank, Oxfam, SIDA-Global Reporting, the Ocean Conservancy etc.  | In 2014, Ismail presented at... Read More →
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Umaru Fofana

Correspondent, BBC
Umaru Fofana has been a journalist for over 20 years and has reported from Asia, United States and several countries in Africa. He is based in his native Sierra Leone from where he works as a freelance journalist mainly for the BBC and Reuters. He co-owns the FreeMedia Group which operates a newspaper called Politico... Read More →
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Amantha Perera

Asia Pacific Coordinator, Dart Center Asia Pacific
Writer and a trainer based in Colombo Sri Lanka, Amantha is the Asia Pacific Coordinator for the DART Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia Journalism School. With over 15 years of experience working in Sri Lanka and overseas, he has covered the island’s civil war and post conflict developments for international and local outlets, as a correspondent for TIME, Thomson Reuters Foundation, al-Jazeera, the Guardian, Inter Press News Service and IRIN. He has also worked extensively in Asia on issues like extreme weather events, natural disasters, post conflict situations, climate change and climate negotiations. | | | Amantha has been on assignment in over 20 countries including India, Indonesia, Nepal, Norway, South Korea, Sweden, UK, US, Myanmar, Thailand, Bangladesh and Brazil. He was an Ochberg Fellow at the Columbia Journalism School in 2013. He was also a Visiting Scholar at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley (2003-04), a Jefferson Fellow at the East West Center, University of Hawaii (2001) and a DART Asia Pacific Fellow (2011). He was also a co-winner of the Prince Albert/United Nations Global Prize for Climate Change reporting 2012,and PANOS South Asia Climate Change Media Excellence Award 2014. He was part of the Reuters team that won the 2016 SOPA Award for Excellence in Environmental Reporting. | | Twitter... Read More →
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Juliana Ruhfus

Senior reporter and investigative filmmaker, Al Jazeera
Juliana Ruhfus is an award-winning investigative journalist, filmmaker and producer of interactive journalism projects. She has been the senior reporter for the Al Jazeera English "People & Power" strand for which she has made nearly fifty films since her film on Liberia launche... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 105 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

14:00

The Future of Investigative Journalism (Roundtable)
Where do we go from here? After weathering the collapse of the news industry's financial model, the rise of online media, and now a global backlash against the free press and even fact-based debate, investigative journalism faces important choices. Unprecedented amounts of philanthropy are coming into the field. Is the money going to invest in needed training and infrastructure, high-profile investigative projects, technology and data, or what? For this wide-ranging discussion, we've incuded two top donors, leaders of two major investigative nonprofits, and a pioneering African editor. 

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 →

Speakers
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Stephen King

Partner, Omidyar Network
As a partner at Omidyar Network, Stephen brings exceptional experience in applying media and technology to create positive social impact.  Stephen leads the global Governance & Citizen Engagement initiative and a portfolio that includes a broad range of national and global... Read More →
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Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye

Editor, Sunday Punch, Punch Newspaper
Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye has over 14 years experience as an investigative journalist on different beats like politics, crime, business, health and the environment. Ogunseye, who is the first female editor in the over 40-year history Punch Newspaper, Nigeria’s most widely read newspaper, is the Editor of the Sunday title-Sunday Punch. She is tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that Sunday Punch is the best paper in the country every Sunday, while also ensuring that the social media platforms of the paper are competitive. She is skilled in media, communications and scientific research. She holds a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Lagos, a Pgd in Print Journalism from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, a MSc in Media and Communication from the Pan-Atlantic University and... Read More →
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Maria Teresa Ronderos

Director, Program on Independent Journalism OSF
Maria Teresa Ronderos, as the director of the Open Society Program on Independent Journalism, oversees efforts to promote viable, high-quality media, particularly in countries transitioning to democracy. She comes to the Open Society Foundation from Semana, Colombia’s leading news magazine, where she served in a range of senior editorial roles. Together with the Ideas for Peace Foundation, she has been the creator and editor-in-chief of VerdadAbierta.com, a website that has covered armed conflict in Colombia since 2008. She has just finished a book on the... Read More →
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Gerard Ryle

Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Gerard Ryle led the team that divulged the Panama Papers, the 11.5 million leaked documents from 40 years of activity of the Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca that won a 2017 Pulitzer Prize for journalism. Gerard is the director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) in Washington, DC. The Panama Papers brought together 376 investigative journalists from 109 news organisations in 76 countries, who spent months collaborating in researching and checking the documents, using protected communication channels, bespoke search engines and other specialised tools built by ICIJ, and ICIJ coordinated the release of the information across the world. It was the biggest cross-border collaboration in journalism history. Before joining as 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 →


Friday November 17, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

14:00

TV/Video Investigations

It's a video world and, increasingly, even hard-core print journalists are working in multimedia. But producing for broadcast presents unique challenges: telling a story visually, using different interview techniques, writing a tight script, and explaining complex concepts in limited time. Here are three top-flight journalists who specialize in telling in-depth and investigative stories on TV and video. See how they've adapted their craft to very different environments in India, Kenya, and Sweden. 


Moderators
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Margo Smit

Ombudsman, Investigative Journalist, NPO
Margo Smit is ombudsman at Dutch public television NPO (all the journalistic output in the Dutch public broadcasting system), and journalism teacher. Previously, since August 1, 2015, she was ombudsman for newscaster NOS. Till August 2015, she was director of the Dutch-Flemish Association of Investigative Journalists... Read More →

Speakers
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Sreenivasan Jain

Managing Editor, NDTV
Sreenivasan Jain is Managing Editor of NDTV, India's most respected 24hrs news and current affairs broadcaster.  He presently anchors an award-winning weekly ground reportage and investigative show, Truth vs Hype, which focuses on political corruption, conflict zones and untold stories of social and economic tensions... Read More →
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Karin Mattison

Reporter, host, Swedish television
Karin Mattisson is a Swedish journalist and television program anchor. She previously worked at Gothenburg Post for ten years, where she was an editor. Since 2006, she has been employed by Sveriges Television. She was nominated for a Kristallen Award for Investigative Programme o... Read More →
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Solomon Serwanjja

Investigative Journalist and Anchor, NBS TV
Solomon is currently working with NBS television in Uganda and KTN (Kenya) as a News Anchor and Investigative Reporter. He anchors the English prime bulletin at 9pm called NBS LiveAt9. Previously he worked with NTV Uganda and Uganda Broadcasting Corporation Television. He has spe... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

14:00

Virtual Reality Demo: After Solitary/We Who Remain

This virtual reality showcase is hosted by and presented by award-winning film producer Cassandra Herrman of the Emblematic Group, a California-based studio pioneering immersive virtual reality for investigative journalism. Cassandra will demonstrate Emblematic's work done in collaboration with Frontline, the U.S. Public Broadcasting Corporation’s flagship documentary series. 

The room-scale walk-around VR experience, After Solitary, will place the viewer physically and emotionally inside an otherwise inaccessible world. Using state-of-the-art technology such as photogrammetry and volumetric 3D video, the experience pushes the boundaries of immersive storytelling while exploring what virtual reality can bring to journalism.

 Also at the demo, we'll be screening “We Who Remain,” a 360-film experience created by Nuba Reports and Emblematic, produced with the New York TimesAJ+ and Arte. The film ushers the viewer into the heart of a forgotten conflict in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan after war broke out between the Sudan government and the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) in 2011.

 



Speakers
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Cassandra Herrman

Producer/Director, Emblematic Group
Cassandra Herrman is a producer and director who has worked with PBS, Al Jazeera, the New York Times, MSNBC and National Geographic. Her films have screened­ at numerous film festivals, including SXSW and Sundance, and have been nominated for three national Emmy awards. Her for... Read More →
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Tom Rhodes

Managing Editor, Nuba Reports
Tom Rhodes is the managing editor for Nuba Reports and CPJ's East Africa representative, based in Nairobi.Twitter: @Tom_Rhodes_... Read More →
avatar for Trevor Snapp

Trevor Snapp

Director, Nuba Reports (We Who Remain), Nuba Reports
Trevor Snapp is a photographer for international media. He also produces stories for public radio and print, as well as films for the web and TV. With a background in Anthropology, he is committed to long term projects and under reported stories. Most recently he has worked with The Guardian... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 202 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

14:00

Scholars, Doctors, Journalists -- Collaboration Across Fields
Moderators
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Charles Lewis

Executive Editor, Investigative Reporting Workshop
A bestselling author and national investigative journalist for over 30 years, Charles Lewis is the founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop and a professor at the American University School of Communication in Washington, D.C. He is a former CBS News 60 Minutes producer and the founder... Read More →

Speakers
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Syed Nazakat

CEO and Editor-In-Chief, DataLEADS and CIJ (India)
Syed Nazakat is an award-winning journalist, media entrepreneur, founder and Editor-In-Chief of DataLEADS, which is a data-driven Indian initiative aimed to create new platforms of data research and storytelling. DataLEADS conducts series of unique data boot camps in different pa... Read More →
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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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Robert Steiner

Director, Fellowships in Global Journalism, University of Toronto
A former award-winning foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, Rob now leads the world's only program designed specifically to mentor subject-matter specialists from around the world (professionals and academics) as they become global beat reporters. The Fellowship in... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 207 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

14:00

Descriptive Statistics
Knowing the shape of your data will help you use it to tell a better story. Attendees will learn some basic descriptives and basic statistical measures to better understand their data.

Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early. 

Speakers
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Jennifer LaFleur

Data editor, The Investigative Reporting Workshop
Jennifer LaFleur is data editor at The Investigative Reporting Workshop. Previously, she was a senior editor at Reveal and director of computer-assisted reporting at ProPublica. She has held similar roles at The Dallas Morning News, the San Jose Mercury News and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She was the first training director for Investigative Reporters and Editors. She has won awards for her coverage of disability, legal and open government issues. Twitter... Read More →



Friday November 17, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

14:00

Frontiers in Data Visualization
While the visual presentation of data has been part of news since its earliest days, it’s in the midst of a renaissance. Building graphics, data visualizations, and complex interactives is quickly becoming a central part of every newsroom’s daily journalism operation. During this session, we'll take a look at examples of data visualizations that are pushing the boundaries of modern visual storytelling, and we’ll learn how to think about presenting data visually, how and why it works, and how to do it the right way.

Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.

Speakers
avatar for Lena Groeger

Lena Groeger

Investigative journalist & Developer, ProPublica
Lena Groeger is an investigative journalist and developer at ProPublica, where she makes interactive graphics and writes about design’s real world consequences. She is on the board of the Society for News Design, and has taught classes on design and data visualization at NYU... Read More →
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Jane Pong

Data Visualisation Journalist, Financial Times
Jane Pong is a data visualisation journalist at the Financial Times, where she specialises in data-related information graphics. She designs visualisation tools that help the reader in finding patterns and stories in the data. Jane has previously worked as a graphics editor at... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

14:00

Preparing Data for Mapping in Carto

This session introduces the concept of mapping data as a method of data visualisation. The course covers basic principles of mapping data as a visualisation tool. The primary goal of the course is to enable users to get their data onto a map with open-source online mapping tools to create, geocode and display geographic data.

  • Create, geocode and display data in a geographic environment

  • Explain in which context map visualisations are appropriate

  • Access & apply the required data formats for the relevant mapping applications

  • Utilise open-source online mapping applications to map geographic data

  • Explore different map visualisation techniques and to understand which technique applies to which data format

  • Identify the power of map visualisation as an element of storytelling

  • Identify the unique ability of data mapping to highlight trends in data

Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.


Speakers
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Julia Renouprez

Data Wrangler / Project Manager, OpenUp
Julia Renouprez is a geographic data analyst with 18 years’ experience in geographic data analytics. Julia has extensive experience in training GIS users in GIS software, as well as non-GIS users in data pipeline and geographic data visualisation. Julia is a former School of... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 2 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

14:00

Building Latin American Investigative Networks
Join some of Latin America’s top journalists as they brainstorm about how to increase collaboration and cross-border projects, share resources and ideas, and network investigative reporters across the region.

This networking session is an informal gathering. Here’s a chance to meet your colleagues and talk about how we can help each other. So relax, enjoy yourself, share your ideas and come ready to brainstorm and collaborate.

Be sure to add your name and email to the contact list they pass around so we can follow up!

Moderators
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Carlos Eduardo Huertas

Director, CONNECTAS
Carlos Eduardo Huertas is the Director of CONNECTAS and also the Chief of Party of the Investigative Reporting Initiative in the Americas, a project of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). CONNECTAS is a regional journalistic platform that promotes the interchange of information and knowledge about key issues in the Americas. It started during Huertas period as a Nieman Fellow 2012 at Harvard University with the support of the Knight Foundation. Now, this platform is consolidating in the region of the hand of the alliance with ICFJ. For more than a decade and until July 2013, Huertas worked with Semana Magazine, one of the publications top leaders in Latin America and he was its Investigation Editor. He began his journalistic career as a correspondent for the Press and Society Institute... Read More →
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Marcela Turati

Journalist, Quinto Elemento Lab
Marcela Turati is a Mexican journalist who reports about human rights and the impact of drug violence and its victims and who is dedicated to . She is co-founder of Quinto Elemento Lab, dedicated to help journalists in their investigations and the network Periodistas de a Pie, dedicated to training journalists to improve the quality of their journalism and to defend freedom of expression. | She is a 2017 Nieman Fellow. In 2013, she received the Louis Lyons Award for conscience and integrity in journalism, granted by the Nieman Foundation at Harvard as a... Read More →

Friday November 17, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 205 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

15:15

Break
Friday November 17, 2017 15:15 - 15:45
Wits Science Stadium Complex West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

15:45

Digging into Development Issues
Despite progress made on global development goals over the past generation -- in curtailing poverty and bringing clean water, food, education health care, and gender equality to millions -- the world still has far to go. Massive disparities exist -- and are growing worse -- between the rich and poor. Human rights and rule of law, absent in too many countries, are losing ground almost everywhere. Climate change threatens to exacerbate environmental and economic challenges. Here are journalists in the trenches of the battle over development, writing on the  exploitation of resources, unbalanced trade, a new green revolution, health care, and more.

Moderators
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Maren Saebo

Freelance journalist and editor, Bundu.no
Maren Saebo is a Norwegian freelance journalist who is a significant voice in Norwegian foreign journalism, in particular for her reports of the African continent. She was honoured with the International Reporter Prize in 2015 for her reportage in Nigeria, which she crowdfunded. She has also reported from southern Sudan. | | Twitter... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Raúl Sánchez González

Raúl Sánchez González

Data Journalist, eldiario.es
Raúl Sánchez is a Spanish journalist specializing in data journalism and visualization. He founded the project “Mapa del Poder en Canarias”, an interactive graph database that shows the relationships between economical and political elites in the Canary Islands. He has been working as a data journalist at eldiario.es since July 2015. | | He has also published an investigation into plantation products and European agricultural grants on El... Read More →
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Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye

Editor, Sunday Punch, Punch Newspaper
Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye has over 14 years experience as an investigative journalist on different beats like politics, crime, business, health and the environment. Ogunseye, who is the first female editor in the over 40-year history Punch Newspaper, Nigeria’s most widely read newspaper, is the Editor of the Sunday title-Sunday Punch. She is tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that Sunday Punch is the best paper in the country every Sunday, while also ensuring that the social media platforms of the paper are competitive. She is skilled in media, communications and scientific research. She holds a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Lagos, a Pgd in Print Journalism from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, a MSc in Media and Communication from the Pan-Atlantic University and... Read More →
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Mark Schapiro

Journalist/Author, Food & Environment Reporting Network
MARK SCHAPIRO is an award-winning journalist who specializes in international environmental investigations, probing into the intersection between the environment, economics and political power. His work is published in Harpers, Newsweek, The Nation, Mother Jones, Pacific Standard, The Atlantic, and other publications, and he worked as a correspondent for the PBS newsmagazine FRONLTINE/World. He was formerly senior correspondent at the Center for Investigative Reporting, and currently teaches at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 4 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

15:45

Exposing Criminal Justice Wrongs
What do you do if you’re sentenced to life imprisonment for a crime you did not commit? Last year, the US National Registry of Exonerations recorded an average of three exonerations a week of wrongfully convicted men and women who served sentences of life - or even death - behind bars. This session highlights how journalists can harness the power of the media to obtain justice when the criminal justice system fails – in cases involving wrongful convictions, shaken baby syndrome, solitary confinement and medical child-abuse. Two journalists responsible for exposing miscarriages of justice and human rights abuses discuss how they’ve helped right wrongs related to the US and South African criminal justice systems, along with a South African who spent eleven years behind bars for a murder he did not commit




Moderators
avatar for Marina Iemini Atoji

Marina Iemini Atoji

Gerente ejecutiva/Executive manager, Associação Brasileira de Jornalismo Investigativo
Gerente ejecutiva en Abraji (Asociación Brasileña de Periodismo de Investigación) desde Agosto de 2012. También actúa como entrenadora de periodistas en el uso de la Ley de Acceso a la Información Pública. Secretaria ejecutiva del Foro de Derecho de Acceso a la Informaci... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alec Klein

Alec Klein

Director Medill Justice Project, Professor of journalism Northwestern University, Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
Alec Klein is an award-winning investigative journalist, bestselling author and professor at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. Klein is also the director of The Medill Justice Project (www.medilljusticeproject.org). For two decades, Klein worked as a newspaper reporter, including several years as an investigative reporter at the Washington Post, until the summer of 2008 when he joined the Medill faculty as a professor. He previously worked at the Wall Street Journal, the Baltimore Sun and the Virginian-Pilot. His investigations have led to significant reforms, congressional hearings, federal law, criminal convictions and more than half a billion dollars in government fines. Under... Read More →
avatar for Thembekile Molaudzi

Thembekile Molaudzi

Wrongfully convicted exoneree who spent eleven years behind bars for a crime he did not commit
In July 2004, Pretoria taxi-driver Thembekile Molaudzi was sentenced to life-imprisonment by North-West Judge-President Monica Leeuw for the murder of a policeman. Though Molaudzi had protested his innocence from the moment of his arrest, his pleas fell on deaf ears. For eight long years, he was unable to appeal his case because of his inability to access his trial-transcripts... Read More →
avatar for Carolyn Raphaely

Carolyn Raphaely

Senior Journalist, Wits Justice Project
Carolyn Raphaely is a senior journalist with the Wits Justice Project. She spends her time investigating human rights abuses and miscarriages of justice related to SA’s criminal justice system and drawing attention to the mostly ignored plight of people behind bars. Over the past few years... Read More →



Friday November 17, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

15:45

Fighting Fake News
A blizzard of fake news and propaganda has descended on the world's media, distorting public debate and causing a credibility crisis for legitimate journalism. We've seen from Brexit and the  Trump campaign to the Kenyan elections what serious impact this can have. The actors range from political propagandists and fast-money infowarriors to government-sponsored troll factories. 

What are the best strategies to fight back against this torrent of misinformation? How can investigative journalists keep their credibility and compete with people who lie and propagandize for a living? Here are journalists on the front lines in Latvia, the Philippines, South Africa and the U.S. who are dealing with this pressing issue. 

Moderators
avatar for Leon Willems

Leon Willems

Director of Policies and Programmes, Free Press Unlimited
Leon Willems, Netherlands, is the Director of Free Press Unlimited, a leading press freedom organisation active in more than 30 countries and focusing on conflict reporting, safety for journalists, investigative journalism, gender and youth and media. He is also the Chairman of t... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Arta Giga

Arta Giga

Editor/Producer, TV3 / Nothing Personal
Arta is the leading TV producer of investigative journalism in Latvia. Currently, she is the executive editor of Neka Personiga(Nothing Personal), an investigative journalism program that airs on commercial television. Prior to that, she worked in the Latvian Public Television... Read More →
avatar for Lee Mugambi

Lee Mugambi

Deputy editor, Africa Check
Lee Mwiti is deputy editor of Africa Check, the continent's first independent, non-partisan fact-checking organisation based in Johannesburg, South Africa.Previously he was deputy editor of the Mail and Guardian Africa, the pan-African arm of the respected South African publisher Mail... Read More →
avatar for Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa

CEO & Executive Editor, Rappler
Maria A. Ressa is the CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler, a social news network which uses a hearts and minds approach to news through a unique mood navigator. Rappler combines the best of professional journalism with citizen journalism and crowdsourcing. Ms. Ressa has been a journalist in Asia for nearly 30 years, most of them as... Read More →
avatar for Anya Schiffrin

Anya Schiffrin

Director of International Media, School of International and Public Affairs Columbia University
Anya Schiffrin is the director of SIPA's International Media, Advocacy and Communications Specialization. She spent 10 years working overseas as a journalist in Europe and Asia, writing for a number of different magazines and newspapers. She was bureau chief for Dow Jones Newswir... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 5 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

15:45

The Art of Interviewing

The interview is one of the most important tools we as journalists have to obtain information, to expand on information we find from other sources, and to clarify facts and see things from different perspectives. 

Unfortunately, too many journalists believe interviewing is simply a matter of asking questions and taking down the responses. Often, we pay little attention to this key skill. But to be a truly effective journalist requires that we hone our interviewing skills to an art. This session will offer tips and guidelines from two of the best in the business.

 


Moderators
avatar for Ides Debruyne

Ides Debruyne

Managing-Director, Journalismfund.eu
Ides Debruyne is co-founder of Journalismfund.eu vzw (formerly known as the Belgian Pascal Decroos Fund for Investigative Journalism) and the Dutch-Flemish Association of Investigative Journalists (VVOJ). He is managing director of Journalismfund.eu. Debruyne is co-organizer of the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Schoofs

Mark Schoofs

Investigations & Projects Editor, BuzzFeed News
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mark Schoofs is Buzzfeed News' Investigations & Projects Editor. He was previously a senior editor at ProPublica, the non-profit investigative reporting organization. Before that, he had worked for more than 11 years at The Wall Street Journal, where he was a foreign correspondent and an investigative reporter for Page One. Schoofs played a key role in investigations ranging from abuse and fraud in Medicare to the international methamphetamine trade. He contributed to the Journal's coverage of the Sept. 11 attacks, which won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News. Prior to the Journal, Schoofs was a staff writer at The Village Voice, where he won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for his eight-part series on AIDS in Africa. Schoofs has reported from more than 25 countries on four continents. He taught a journalism seminar at Yale University, and he holds two United States patents. Twitter... Read More →
avatar for Cheryl W. Thompson

Cheryl W. Thompson

Associate Professor/Investigative Journalist, George Washington University/The Washington Post
   Cheryl W. Thompson is an associate professor teaching investigative reporting and advanced news writing at George Washington University, writes investigative stories for The Washington Post and is vice president of Investigative Reporters and Editors.    Her most recent work in The Post was an investigation into Howard University Hospital and its myriad problems (published March 25... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

15:45

Masterclass: Investigative Radio
Despite the digital revolution, radio continues to have powerful reach, particularly in developing countries. In this workshop, come learn from two expert producers how to produce a powerful audio story from your investigative research. Learn why interviewing is different in radio. Discover the power of travelling with sound. And how to use drama to create spellbinding stories. 

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Bartlett

Sandra Bartlett

Journalist, Room Sound Productions
Sandra Bartlett is a producer and reporter with more than 20 years experience in radio news, documentaries and investigations.  She has worked at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto and at National Public Radio in Washington where she collaborated on projects with PBS Frontline, ProPublica, the Centre for Public Integrity, the Center for Investigative... Read More →
avatar for Citra Prastuti

Citra Prastuti

Chief Editor, KBR
Citra Prastuti is chief editor of KBR -- the largest radio network in Indonesia. The network features daily radio stories and in-depth reports called Saga broadcast over 100 stations. Stories are also distributed through Soundcloud and over social media. KBR's Asia Calling program includes in-depth features and investigative stories from around Asia, is produced in English and Bahasa Indonesia, and distributed to radio stations across the region. | | Twitter... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 207 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

15:45

Virtual Reality Demo: After Solitary/We Who Remain

This virtual reality showcase is hosted by and presented by award-winning film producer Cassandra Herrman of the Emblematic Group, a California-based studio pioneering immersive virtual reality for investigative journalism. Cassandra will demonstrate Emblematic's work done in collaboration with Frontline, the U.S. Public Broadcasting Corporation’s flagship documentary series. 

The room-scale walk-around VR experience, After Solitary, will place the viewer physically and emotionally inside an otherwise inaccessible world. Using state-of-the-art technology such as photogrammetry and volumetric 3D video, the experience pushes the boundaries of immersive storytelling while exploring what virtual reality can bring to journalism.

 Also at the demo, we'll be screening “We Who Remain,” a 360-film experience created by Nuba Reports and Emblematic, produced with the New York TimesAJ+ and Arte. The film ushers the viewer into the heart of a forgotten conflict in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan after war broke out between the Sudan government and the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) in 2011.

 



Speakers
avatar for Cassandra Herrman

Cassandra Herrman

Producer/Director, Emblematic Group
Cassandra Herrman is a producer and director who has worked with PBS, Al Jazeera, the New York Times, MSNBC and National Geographic. Her films have screened­ at numerous film festivals, including SXSW and Sundance, and have been nominated for three national Emmy awards. Her for... Read More →
avatar for Tom Rhodes

Tom Rhodes

Managing Editor, Nuba Reports
Tom Rhodes is the managing editor for Nuba Reports and CPJ's East Africa representative, based in Nairobi.Twitter: @Tom_Rhodes_... Read More →
avatar for Trevor Snapp

Trevor Snapp

Director, Nuba Reports (We Who Remain), Nuba Reports
Trevor Snapp is a photographer for international media. He also produces stories for public radio and print, as well as films for the web and TV. With a background in Anthropology, he is committed to long term projects and under reported stories. Most recently he has worked with The Guardian... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 202 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

15:45

Multimedia Storytelling: Science Journalism & Data Visualization
This session will cover the basics of doing multimedia storytelling on a budget, specifically by combining science journalism and data visualization.

Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early. This session is being held twice, first at 14:00 on Thursday. 

Speakers
avatar for Sibusiso Biyela

Sibusiso Biyela

Science Writer, ScienceLink
I am a passionate science writer who uses digital tools to translate complex research in South Africa.
avatar for Anina Mumm

Anina Mumm

Science comms & Digital media Specialist, ScienceLink
#scicomm | digital media | data journalism | co-founder of local pop-sci NPO @SciBraai & SA's 1st digital #scicomm start-up @ScienceLinkSA, & Lab Gas AfricaTwitter: @aninja_m... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

15:45

Creating Effective University Investigative Journalism Centers
Moderators
avatar for Charles Lewis

Charles Lewis

Executive Editor, Investigative Reporting Workshop
A bestselling author and national investigative journalist for over 30 years, Charles Lewis is the founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop and a professor at the American University School of Communication in Washington, D.C. He is a former CBS News 60 Minutes producer and the founder... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sheila Coronel

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 →
avatar for Tatsuro Hanada

Tatsuro Hanada

Professor, Institute for Journalism, Waseda University
Tatsuro Hanada was born in 1947. He is a professor at the Waseda University Faculty of Education and Integrated Arts and Sciences. He graduated from the Waseda University School of Political Science and Economics and studied in the University of Munich graduate school. He took his current position in 2006 after serving as a professor at... Read More →
avatar for Sayaka Kaji

Sayaka Kaji

Journalist/Senior Researcher, WasedaChronicle,Institute for Journalism,Waseda Univercity
Sayaka Kaji is Senior Researcher of the Waseda Chronicle, a nonprofit investigative journalism organization in Japan. After graduating from Waseda University’s school of Culture, Media and Society, she took up the position of Senior Researcher. She revealed the murky relationship between Dentsu, pharmaceutical company, and KYODO News as the... Read More →
avatar for Hideaki Kimura

Hideaki Kimura

Journalist/Managing Editor, Waseda Chronicle, Institute for Journalism, Waseda University
Hideaki Kimura is managing editor of Japan’s investigative media Waseda Chronicle. In 1995, after graduating from School of Law, Waseda University, he joined the Asahi Shimbun that has been the most prestigious newspaper in Japan, where he covered energy issues (in particular coal mines) and ethnic issues among other topics. | | He was engaged in reporting as... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 205 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

15:45

Brainstorming Session: Managing Knowledge Systems and Databases
Having big data is not enough anymore. It's how you use it. It's about how do your databases work together and what you can do with them. Investigative organizations are doing interesting new things and working together to find ways to get their databases to talk to each other; to model patterns of crime or corruption and match those patterns to your data; to design machine learning platforms that identify individuals and assign records to them; and to build out global topographies of money and power that can instantly map complex networks by different variables. Join this discussion and figure out how to get involved.  

Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

Data editor, The Investigative Reporting Workshop
Jennifer LaFleur is data editor at The Investigative Reporting Workshop. Previously, she was a senior editor at Reveal and director of computer-assisted reporting at ProPublica. She has held similar roles at The Dallas Morning News, the San Jose Mercury News and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She was the first training director for Investigative Reporters and Editors. She has won awards for her coverage of disability, legal and open government issues. Twitter... Read More →

Friday November 17, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

15:45

Social Media Sleuthing: Finding & Monitoring Key Sources
Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early. 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Salzwedel

Michael Salzwedel

Director, Social Weaver
Digital media training, 360 content creation.


Friday November 17, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 2 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

15:45

Networking: Corruption & Financial Crime

Great story projects, new investigative techniques, and collaborations have come out of the Global Investigative Journalism Conference since our first meeting in 2001. We know that good networking is key to this. To better connect people, we have arranged ten networking sessions, based on interests expressed by hundreds of past attendees.

So here’s a chance to meet your colleagues interested in similar topics. No pressure here: we reserved meeting rooms and asked veteran journalists to host an informal discussion about how we can help each other – through sharing resources, contacts, and story ideas. So relax, introduce yourself, share your ideas and come ready to brainstorm and collaborate.

Be sure to add your name and email to the contact list they pass around so we can follow up!


Moderators
avatar for Marina Walker Guevara

Marina Walker Guevara

Deputy Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Marina Walker Guevara is deputy director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, an independent network of reporters headquartered in Washington, DC. A native of Argentina, her investigations have won and shared more than 25 national and international awards, including from Long Island... Read More →
avatar for Fredrik Laurin

Fredrik Laurin

Special projects Editor, Swedish Television
Fredrik Laurin has been working as a journalist since 1989. He´s currently Special projects Editor at Swedish Television. During fourteen years from 2000 he formed a team with Sven Bergman and Joachim Dyfvermark and was since 2006 working with them as an investigative reporter/producer for... Read More →

Friday November 17, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 105 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

17:00

Break
Friday November 17, 2017 17:00 - 17:15
TBA

17:15

Online Fact-checking/Verification with Free Tools
Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.

Speakers
avatar for Raymond Joseph

Raymond Joseph

Journalist, journalism trainer, Southern Tip Media
Raymond Joseph began his journalism as a cadet reporter at South Africa’s leading anti-apartheid newspaper, the Rand Daily Mail, in 1974 and he works as a freelance journalist and journalism trainer. He is a former ICFJ/Knight International Journalism Fellow and has worked for mainstream, community and tabloids newspapers in senior editorial positions. He is a former editor of the Big Issue South Africa, which he helped launch in 1996. Over the decades he has witnessed many changes in journalism and has made the transition to multimedia and data-driven storytelling. He is a former head of Code for South... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 17:15 - 18:15
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 2 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

17:15

Open Labs, Demonstrations, Repeat Classes
Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early. 

Friday November 17, 2017 17:15 - 18:15
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

17:15

The Database Manager and Structured Query Language - 3
Learn advanced SQL with more practice and building on functions of earlier classes.

Note: Data Labs have 30 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.

Speakers
avatar for Crina Boros

Crina Boros

freelance onderzoeksjournalist en trainer, The centre for investigative journalism (CIJ)
Crina Boros is parttime data-onderzoeksjournalist bij Thomson Reuters Foundation in Londen. Daarnaast werkt ze als freelance onderzoeksjournalist en trainer voor diverse andere organisaties, zoals de BBC, Greenpeace en het Centre for Investigative Journalism. Ze gebruikt data ana... Read More →
avatar for Jodi Upton

Jodi Upton

Professor, Syracuse University
Jodi Upton is a Knight Chair in Data and Explanatory Journalism Professor at the Newhouse School, Syracuse University. Previously, she was a senior database editor at USA Today, where she supervised a team of six database editors, data journalists, researchers and contractors. She and her team worked on data-driven coverage of topics including Veterans Administration hospitals, new economy jobs, mass killings and college football... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 17:15 - 18:15
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

17:15

Screening: Justice!

Justice! is an investigative documentary on widspread corruption in Ghana’s judiciary. In September 2015, famed undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas made shocking revelations of payoffs among Ghanaian judges and other court officials. Working undercover with a team of reporters for two years, Anas gathered audio-visual evidence of 34 judges and over 100 judicial staff taking bribes to rule cases in favor of the highest bidder. He and his team produced a three-hour documentary, wrote a series of newspaper reports, and petitioned Ghana’s Chief Justice and President to fire the corrupt judges.


Moderators
avatar for Mathatha Tsedu

Mathatha Tsedu

Director, SA National Editors' Forum
Mr Tsedu is an Adjunct Professor in the Journalism Department at Wits. He has conducted journalism training programmes both in South Africa and on the continent. He also started the Media24 Journalism Academy which provided work based experience and theory for journalism graduate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Reporter/Director, Tiger Eye Media
I'm a Ghanaian undercover investigative journalist. Due to my work, I am anonymous and my anonymity is in fact an important tool in my investigations. My undercover investigations focus primarily on issues of human rights abuse (especially child abuses) and corruption. I have carried out undercover investigations in many countries and in different continents. My primary focus remains in Sub Saharan Africa. My human right investigations deals with creating a better life and providing equal opportunities for children and adults being abused to grow whilst my corruption investigations focus on Government employees and executives who instead of working for the people rather loot the national kitty and thus deprive citizens of essential amenities that would create a better standard of living for them. My works have received critical acclaim over the years and have led to changes in legislation, institutions and departments. President Barack Obama, in his first visit to Africa in 2009 after being elected President of the United States, singled my work out in a speech to... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 17:15 - 18:30
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 5 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

17:45

GIJN Members Meeting
This conference is made possible because of the Global Investigative Journalism Network, an association of 155 nonprofits and kindred organizations in 68 countries. GIJN works with its members, partner groups, and journalists to build and strengthen the practice of investigative journalism worldwide. The GIJN Board of Directors will hold an open meeting, with reports by the chair and executive director, followed by presentations from those hoping to host the Global Conference in 2019. 

Moderators
avatar for Brant Houston

Brant Houston

Professor, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches investigative and data journalism and oversees an online newsroom. He previously was executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors, a group of 5,000 members, and before that an award-winning investigative reporter for 17 years. He is co-founder and chair of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and co-author of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jan Gunnar Furuly

Jan Gunnar Furuly

Journalist, Aftenposten
Journalist at the investigative unit at daily Aftenposten in Oslo, Norway. Board member at Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) and member of the Advisory Council at SKUP in Norway.
avatar for Marina Walker Guevara

Marina Walker Guevara

Deputy Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Marina Walker Guevara is deputy director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, an independent network of reporters headquartered in Washington, DC. A native of Argentina, her investigations have won and shared more than 25 national and international awards, including from Long Island... Read More →
avatar for Anton Harber

Anton Harber

Professor, Journalism and Media Studies, University of the Witwatersrand
Anton Harber is Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. His research interests include journalism; media; and history of South African media. Harber is the Founding Editor of the Mail & Guardian newspaper (previously known as... Read More →
avatar for Carlos Eduardo Huertas

Carlos Eduardo Huertas

Director, CONNECTAS
Carlos Eduardo Huertas is the Director of CONNECTAS and also the Chief of Party of the Investigative Reporting Initiative in the Americas, a project of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). CONNECTAS is a regional journalistic platform that promotes the interchange of information and knowledge about key issues in the Americas. It started during Huertas period as a Nieman Fellow 2012 at Harvard University with the support of the Knight Foundation. Now, this platform is consolidating in the region of the hand of the alliance with ICFJ. For more than a decade and until July 2013, Huertas worked with Semana Magazine, one of the publications top leaders in Latin America and he was its Investigation Editor. He began his journalistic career as a correspondent for the Press and Society Institute... Read More →
avatar for Eva Jung

Eva Jung

Investigative journalist, Berlingske
Eva Jung has been working with the investigative team at the daily Berlingske in Copenhagen, Denmark, since 2011. | | She sits on boards of The Danish Association for Investigative Journalism, The Global Investigative Journalism Network as well as the advisory board for Jo... Read More →
avatar for David Kaplan

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 →
avatar for Oleg Khomenok

Oleg Khomenok

Senior Media Advisor, Internews Network
Oleg Khomenok is a Global Investigative Journalism Network Board member, senior media advisor of Internews Network, and program manager of Strengthening of Investigative Reporting in Ukraine project (Slidstvo.info). He has more than 20 years of experience in journalism, media edu... Read More →
avatar for Syed Nazakat

Syed Nazakat

CEO and Editor-In-Chief, DataLEADS and CIJ (India)
Syed Nazakat is an award-winning journalist, media entrepreneur, founder and Editor-In-Chief of DataLEADS, which is a data-driven Indian initiative aimed to create new platforms of data research and storytelling. DataLEADS conducts series of unique data boot camps in different pa... Read More →
avatar for Bruce Shapiro

Bruce Shapiro

Executive Director, Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma
Bruce Shapiro is executive Director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, encouraging innovative reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy worldwide from the Center’s headquarters at Columbia University in New York City.
avatar for Margo Smit

Margo Smit

Ombudsman, Investigative Journalist, NPO
Margo Smit is ombudsman at Dutch public television NPO (all the journalistic output in the Dutch public broadcasting system), and journalism teacher. Previously, since August 1, 2015, she was ombudsman for newscaster NOS. Till August 2015, she was director of the Dutch-Flemish Association of Investigative Journalists... Read More →



Friday November 17, 2017 17:45 - 19:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

21:30

The Muckrakers
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

 If you’ve been to any of the five last Global Investigative Journalism Conferences, chances are you’ve seen GIJN’s own band, The Muckrakers. Formed at a jam at the Lillehammer conference in 2008, the R&B group has gone on to play to packed crowds from around the world in Geneva, Kiev, and Rio, plus a rockin’ reunion at GIJC15 back in Lillehammer. The international band — featuring Ana Simonovska on vocals (Macedonia), Mark Hunter on guitar (France/US), Dave Kaplan on harmonica (US), Peter Klein on keys (Canada), Geir Aage Vollan on bass (Norway) and Freddy Schaal on drums (Norway) — will play Friday night at The Orbit, a classic jazz club (with room to dance). The Orbit finds its roots and spirit in a small Jazz Social Club established in the historic Johannesburg suburb of Troyeville in the early 2000’s.


Friday November 17, 2017 21:30 - Saturday November 18, 2017 00:30
The Orbit 81 De Korte St, Braamfontein 53-Ir, Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa
 
Saturday, November 18
 

08:00

Registration
Saturday November 18, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
Wits Science Stadium Complex West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

09:00

Environmental Crime & Wildlife Smuggling
Environmental crime and wildlife smuggling are among the most profitable
criminal activities in the world. They pose a growing danger to the
survival of certain species. These speakers have chased down reptile
smugglers, rhino- and elephant poachers and dealers in illegal rosewood.
Their investigations often take months, sometimes years, and brings them
to different countries and continents. They use old-school methods, like
undercover journalism, and inventive ways to catch their prey, the
smugglers and poachers: Bryan Christy for example designed fake elephant
tusks armed with satellite-based GPS. In this session they reveal how they
dig into the whole chain of environmental and wildlife crime.

Moderators
avatar for Fiona Macleod

Fiona Macleod

Editor, Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism
The Oxpeckers Centre for Investigative Environmental Journalism combines traditional investigative reporting with data analysis and geo-mapping tools to expose eco-offences and track organised crime syndicates in southern Africa. We are interested in related topics and contacts a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Christy

Bryan Christy

Investigative Journalist / Writer, Bryan Christy
Bryan Christy is an award-winning author, journalist, and tv/film personality. He is author of The Lizard King: the true crimes and passions of the world’s greatest reptile smugglers (TWELVE) (Tomorrow Studios). His non-fiction has been anthologized in The Best American Science and Nature... Read More →
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John Grobler

Freelance journalist, The Oxpeckers Center for Investigative Environmental Journalism & the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
John Grobler is a veteran investigative reporter, based in Windhoek, Namibia from where he keeps an eye on the political nexus between natural resource exploitation and organised crime in his own country as well as neighbouring Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo, although his work has also taken him to West and East Africa in the past. His most recent investigations have covered the importing of Bulgarian arsenic toxic waste into Namibia, the secretive forces behind the reconstruction of the Caminho de Ferro de Benguela railway line in Angola and an ongoing investigation of organised crime in the poaching of... Read More →
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Estacio Valoi

Investigative Journalist, Freelancer Investigative Journalist (Moz IJC, Oxpeckers,AIPC )
Estacio Valoi is a Mozambican Investigative Journalist from print media, broadcast, photographer and TV documentary based in Mozambique. Although he has covered reportage, features and investigations around environmental, political, economic and social issues, his current focus i... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 4 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

09:00

Journalists Under Fire: Strategies & Resources
Attacks against journalists are at near-record highs. At least 27 dead and 55 missing this year. Another 259 in prison. More are killed covering politics and corruption than war. And with impunity widespread, murderers go free and survive to strike again. 

Investigative journalists -- along with their friends and families -- are too often on the front lines of these threats. What strategies are most effective to protect ourselves and fight back? Here is a broad range of experience -- from the global work of Reporters san Frontiers to personal battles fought by gutsy journalists in Mexico, Nepal, and South Sudan. 

We are pleased to introduce to GIJN members Freedom Voices, a new group that will publish and continue the work of exiled and attacked journalists around the world. Here's a look at some of their plans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umxQxJkLARQ
and https://www.facebook.com/ForbiddenStoriesOfficial/videos/1513065802063765/

Moderators
avatar for Sheila Coronel

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Christophe Deloire

Christophe Deloire

Secretary general, REPORTERS SANS FRONTIERES
Reporters Without Borders director-general. Deloire has been director of the Paris-based Journalists Training Centre (CFJ) since 2008. After graduating from the Higher School for Economic and Commercial Sciences (ESSEC) in Paris in 1994, he did his national service at TF1 televis... Read More →
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Kunda Dixit

Editor and Publisher, Nepali Times
A former reporter for the BBC, Kunda Dixit is the founder and editor of Nepali Times, and former chairman of the Centre for Investigative Journalism in Kathmandu. He has written several books, amongst them 'Dateline Earth' on environmental journalism and 'A People War', a trilogy of photo books on the Nepal conflict.Twitter... Read More →
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Christopher Opoka

Managing Editor, Juba Monitor newspaper/Freelancer
Opoka Christopher –Journalist. Writer. Activist. Born in what was then Southern Sudan; he spent his early childhood in refugee camps across northern Uganda (1990-1995). Educated through Catholic church scholarship –he holds a diploma in Journalism. | Started his journalism career with Juba Post in 2006, where he was editor and trainer. He was among many journalists who covered the Juba Peace Talks between the... Read More →
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Laurent Richard

Journalist, Freedom Voices Network
Laurent Richard is a journalist and film maker. He’s been directing investigative documentaries for about 12 years, working for major French TV channels (France 2, France 3, France 5 and Canal+). After collaborating for 4 years with a famous investigative magazine (“Pièces à... Read More →
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Marcela Turati

Journalist, Quinto Elemento Lab
Marcela Turati is a Mexican journalist who reports about human rights and the impact of drug violence and its victims and who is dedicated to . She is co-founder of Quinto Elemento Lab, dedicated to help journalists in their investigations and the network Periodistas de a Pie, dedicated to training journalists to improve the quality of their journalism and to defend freedom of expression. | She is a 2017 Nieman Fellow. In 2013, she received the Louis Lyons Award for conscience and integrity in journalism, granted by the Nieman Foundation at Harvard as a... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

09:00

Undercover Reporting
When is undercover reporting justified? What are the risks? How far should we go and what can happen if you are caught? What are the best techniques? This panel will explore the methods and the stories that great undercover investigative work can bring. To maximize a story's impact, gather evidence, and confront criminals and liars, hidden cameras and fake identities may be the only way. But does this damage the journalist's credibility? Should undercover work be the first resort or the last? Come hear three compelling case studies from India, Mongolia and Nigeria.

Moderators
avatar for Jean-Philippe Ceppi

Jean-Philippe Ceppi

Producer, Radio Television Suisse
Jean-Philippe Ceppi is executive producer for the investigative show Temps Présent, of Switzerland Public Television.

Speakers
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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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Lkhagva Erdene

Executive Producer of News, MongolTV
Lkhagva is an investigative reporter with MongolTV. He runs all things journalism at the Mongolian broadcaster from social media to prime time news. | Here is a snapshot into Mongolian media and MongolTV journalism from Lkhagva's perspective: http://thediplomat.com/2016/06/medi... Read More →
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Fisayo Soyombo

Editor, International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR)
Fisayo Soyombo was pioneer Editor of TheCable, Nigeria’s third most followed online newspaper. He is currently the Editor of the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR). His notable investigations include the Blood on the Plateau series, which unraveled the brutality of years of ethnocentric killings in Plateau State, north-central Nigeria; an undercover investigation into... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

09:00

Women and Investigative Journalism
Although times are changing, the majority of investigative journalists and editors remain male. Join three female investigative journalists, from three different continents, who have made vital contributions to IJ. How did they build their careers? What advise can they give journalists starting out? This panel will also discuss if woman journalists need to take extra measurements to protect themselves while working in the field.



Moderators
avatar for Namrata Sharma

Namrata Sharma

Chairperson, Center For Investigative Journalism (CIJ) Nepal
Namrata is the chairperson of the Centre for Investigative Journalism, Nepal. She is an editor and senior journalist with Nepali magazine Women’s Voice. She has over twenty years of experience in Nepal’s print media and writes regularly on gender issues. Namrata is an active Women's human rights defenderTwitter... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Gicheru

Catherine Gicheru

ICFJ Fellow / Country Lead, Code for Kenya
Catherine Gicheru is an award-winning Kenyan journalist who is currently serving as a Knight International Journalism Fellow with the International Center for Journalists and leader of the Code for Kenya team working to bring together data journalists and technologists to produce innovative... Read More →
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Ritu Sarin

Executive Editor (News and Investigations), Indian Express
Been in the news business for over three decades; handling investigations for The Indian Express for two decades; ICIJ member for over a decade. Awarded Ramnath Goenka and Prem Bhatia awards. Specializations: strategic affairs, corruption and money laundering/black money. Handled... Read More →
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Cheryl W. Thompson

Associate Professor/Investigative Journalist, George Washington University/The Washington Post
   Cheryl W. Thompson is an associate professor teaching investigative reporting and advanced news writing at George Washington University, writes investigative stories for The Washington Post and is vice president of Investigative Reporters and Editors.    Her most recent work in The Post was an investigation into Howard University Hospital and its myriad problems (published March 25... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 5 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

09:00

How to Read Company Accounts
\"Follow the money.\" That was Deep Throat\'s secret advice to Bob Woodward at the height of the Washington Post\'s Watergate investigation. Indeed, there’s a reason the FBI hires so many accountants – so they can dig into financial records and figure out where it came from and where it’s headed. The paper trail has changed -- money now moves digitally and business registries are databases – but this lets journalists do more than ever before in tracking people and companies across borders. Here are experts in deciphering company records who can help guide you on your way.

Moderators
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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 →

Speakers
avatar for David Cay Johnston

David Cay Johnston

Editor in Chief, DCReport.org
David J. Johnston has been an outstanding American investigative reporter for more than 50 years. He is a 2001 Pulitzer Prize winner, a former president of the IRE Board of Director, and a best-selling author. He specializes in economics, regulatory and tax issues. His book "The... Read More →
avatar for Miranda Patrucic

Miranda Patrucic

Regional Editor, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
Based in Sarajevo, Miranda Patrucic is an investigative reporter and regional editor for OCCRP focusing on Central Asia, the Balkans and the Caucasus. Highlights of her work include exposing billions in telecom bribes in Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan, uncovering hidden assets of Azer... Read More →
avatar for Marty Steffens

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 →


Saturday November 18, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 105 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

09:00

Roundtable: Donors, Grants, & Journalists
As media business models evolve rapidly around the world, what opportunities do social investors see, and what do they look for in a successful organization? How do funder preferences influence editorial coverage, and how can newsrooms maintain both editorial integrity and healthy working relationships with donors? Join some of that most innovative grant makers and nonprofit media organizations for a candid roundtable conversation about the dynamics of donor-funded media, and explore best practices for donors and media working together to ensure journalism can play its essential role in supporting accountability, transparency, and progress.   

Moderators
avatar for Bridget Gallagher

Bridget Gallagher

Principal, Gallagher Group LLC
Bridget Gallagher provides fundraising strategy, implementation assistance, and counsel to domestic and international clients working on transparency, information access, and civic participation issues in the context of the rapidly changing 21st century media ecosystem. A fifteen-year veteran of the nonprofit sector, Bridget first began working with non-profit media projects via the Center for Public Integrity, one of the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dapo Olorunyomi

Dapo Olorunyomi

Publisher, Premium Times
Dapo Olorunyomi currently works as publisher and Chief Executive of Nigeria’s leading investigative news platform, Premium Times. Previous to this, he served as policy director and chief of staff at Nigeria’s anti corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. His work as editor during the years of military dictatorship in Nigeria earned him the 1995 International Editor of the Year Award of the World Press Review; the 1996 PEN Center (West) Freedom to Write Award; Press Freedom Award (1996) of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) New York; and the 1996 Hellman Hemmett grant of the Human Rights... Read More →
avatar for Christoph Plate

Christoph Plate

Director, KAS Media Africa
Christoph Plate, is a Political Scientist, Reporter and Moderator.  | 1993 – 2002  Africa-Correspondent for German-speaking media, i.e. “Der Spiegel”, ARD Radio, “Neue Zürcher Zeitung”, covering major events i.e. the UN-intervention in Somalia, the genocide in Rwan... Read More →
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Maria Teresa Ronderos

Director, Program on Independent Journalism OSF
Maria Teresa Ronderos, as the director of the Open Society Program on Independent Journalism, oversees efforts to promote viable, high-quality media, particularly in countries transitioning to democracy. She comes to the Open Society Foundation from Semana, Colombia’s leading news magazine, where she served in a range of senior editorial roles. Together with the Ideas for Peace Foundation, she has been the creator and editor-in-chief of VerdadAbierta.com, a website that has covered armed conflict in Colombia since 2008. She has just finished a book on the... Read More →
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Anya Schiffrin

Director of International Media, School of International and Public Affairs Columbia University
Anya Schiffrin is the director of SIPA's International Media, Advocacy and Communications Specialization. She spent 10 years working overseas as a journalist in Europe and Asia, writing for a number of different magazines and newspapers. She was bureau chief for Dow Jones Newswir... Read More →
avatar for Drew Sullivan

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 →
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Ernest Sungura

Executive director, Tanzania Media Foundation
Ernest Sungura, the current executive director of the Tanzania Media Foundation (TMF), is an accomplished Tanzanian journalist and media specialist with 22 years of local and international experience. His areas of specialisation include investigative journalism, programme and grants management as well as media business development for print and... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 104 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

09:00

Lightning Round: Teaching Data Journalism -- Best Practices
In this Academic Track lightning round, professors and trainers based in countries around the world will offer ideas on best practices in teaching data journalism standards and techniques. 

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

Data editor, The Investigative Reporting Workshop
Jennifer LaFleur is data editor at The Investigative Reporting Workshop. Previously, she was a senior editor at Reveal and director of computer-assisted reporting at ProPublica. She has held similar roles at The Dallas Morning News, the San Jose Mercury News and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She was the first training director for Investigative Reporters and Editors. She has won awards for her coverage of disability, legal and open government issues. Twitter... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Crina Boros

Crina Boros

freelance onderzoeksjournalist en trainer, The centre for investigative journalism (CIJ)
Crina Boros is parttime data-onderzoeksjournalist bij Thomson Reuters Foundation in Londen. Daarnaast werkt ze als freelance onderzoeksjournalist en trainer voor diverse andere organisaties, zoals de BBC, Greenpeace en het Centre for Investigative Journalism. Ze gebruikt data ana... Read More →
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Pınar Dağ

Data Journalism Lecturer /Founder/ President, Data Journalism Platform -Turkey
Data Journalism Lecturer @khasedutr. Founder of Data Journalism Turkey Platform (@dagmedyaveri ) & small data journalism news site Dağ Medya (@Dagmedyanet). She is also president of Open Data and Data Journalism Association in İstanbul,Turkey. You can talk with her about data journalism education, data collection, data scraping & ethics, data cleaning& ethics, open data, data analysis, data visualization, data storytelling and daily data journalism workshops, open data and open data trainings. | | Here you can get her sessions's presentations: | | Basics of Web Scraping -Is web scraping an ethical practice? https://goo.gl/UWtT45 | | Lightning Round:Teaching Data Journalism--BestPractices | https://goo.gl/4g7QTa | | Data Journalism in Small Newsrooms | https://goo.gl/mUcLPa | | | Twitter... Read More →
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Brant Houston

Professor, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches investigative and data journalism and oversees an online newsroom. He previously was executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors, a group of 5,000 members, and before that an award-winning investigative reporter for 17 years. He is co-founder and chair of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and co-author of... Read More →
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Khalid Khattak

Staff Reporter, The News International
Khalid Khattak is a staff reporter at The News International and has been in the profession for 12 years now. In 2015, Khalid founded Data Stories (http://www.datastories.pk/)--Pakistan's first independent data journalism initiative with an aim to promote data journalism, data st... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

Data editor, The Investigative Reporting Workshop
Jennifer LaFleur is data editor at The Investigative Reporting Workshop. Previously, she was a senior editor at Reveal and director of computer-assisted reporting at ProPublica. She has held similar roles at The Dallas Morning News, the San Jose Mercury News and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She was the first training director for Investigative Reporters and Editors. She has won awards for her coverage of disability, legal and open government issues. Twitter... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Lehren

Andrew Lehren

Reporter, New York Times
Andy Lehren is an NBC News investigative reporter who specializes in data journalism. He previously worked as an investigative reporter for the NY Times, where he mined the Snowden files; probed Wikileaks diplomatic cables, including for the best-selling book “Open Secrets”, and contributed to a Pulitzer-winning examination of substandard Chinese chemicals tainting pharmaceuticals. He has uncovered pension abuses that led to arrests, documented substandard care at military hospitals that led to reforms. Honors include a Polk, Peabody, and three Investigative Reporters... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

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 →
avatar for Denise Malan

Denise Malan

Training Director, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE)
Denise Malan joined IRE as a training director in August 2016. Previously, she worked at the Institute for Nonprofit News in a joint position with IRE for three years. She spent the first two years helping nonprofit news organizations around the country collaborate on data projec... Read More →
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Lailah Ryklief

Digital Storyteller, OpenUp
Lailah Ryklief works in curriculum development and provides training and mentoring through OpenUp's Data Literacy Programme (previously Code for South Africa). Lailah was also a part of OpenUp's Data Journalism Academy where she previously held the title of Newsroom Developer. Wi... Read More →
avatar for Margot Williams

Margot Williams

Research Editor, The Intercept
Margot Williams is an investigative researcher at The Intercept, previously at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), NPR, The New York Times and the Washington Post. She has pursued jihadists online and detainees who died in U.S. immigration detentio... Read More →


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Saturday November 18, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 205 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

09:00

An Overview of Python

This low-key, beginner-level session will offer a slow-paced introduction to the Python programming language.

You'll learn how to write and run a Python script, and you’ll leave with a basic understanding of data types, common use cases and some examples of how journalists are using programming to scrape data from websites and solve reporting problems. You’ll also learn strategies for overcoming common obstacles for a beginning programmer.

Note: Data Labs have 30 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.

Speakers
avatar for Tommy Kaas

Tommy Kaas

Editor, Kaas & Mulvad
Tommy Kaas is a datajournalist, analyst, trainer and co-founder of Kaas & Mulvad, a private company founded in 2007. He was co-founder of DICAR – the Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting. He has a background in journalism and has previously worked as an assistant managing editor. | Twitter... Read More →
avatar for David Lemayian

David Lemayian

Lead Technologist, Code for Africa
ICFJ Knight Fellow David Lemayian leads the development of journalistic tools and software for Code for Africa. His projects help local newsrooms to produce innovative storytelling and to increase engagement with their audiences across platforms.Lemayian is an experienced technologist with a track record of finding creative ways to use technology in media, government and civil society organizations. He has served as Code for... Read More →
avatar for Nils Mulvad

Nils Mulvad

Editor, Kaas & Mulvad
NILS MULVAD is editor at Kaas & Mulvad. From 2001-2006 he was executive director of the Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting, Dicar. From 2001-2015 he worked as associate professor at The Danish School of Media and Journalism. With former IRE-director Brant Houston he was the main responsible for the two first Global Investigative Journalism Conferences in 2001 and 2003 in Copenhagen and was co-founder of the Global Investigative Journalism... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 2 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

09:00

Using Spreadsheets: Excel 3 - Functions & Basic Statistics
In this advanced session, you will learn how to use formulas to clean data and join data from two worksheets in Excel. We will also discuss converting data from pdfs and importing into Excel. You should be familiar with sorting, pivot tables and using formulas in Excel.

Note: Data Labs have 30 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.

Speakers
avatar for John Bones

John Bones

Managing Director, SKUP
John Bones is Managing Director at SKUP, the Norwegian Foundation for Investigative Reporting. For many years, Bones was the datajournalism specialist at VG, the most read daily newspaper in Norway, and previously was editor and politics editor. Started his career at Adresseavise... Read More →
avatar for Anuska Delic

Anuska Delic

journalist, Delo
Investigative and data journalist with Slovenia's leading broadsheet DELO. Delić stood in court for allegedly publishing classified information of the Slovenian Intelligence and Security Agency in articles that exposed neo-Nazis in the ranks of the country's main centre-right pa... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

10:15

Break
Saturday November 18, 2017 10:15 - 10:45
Wits Science Stadium Complex West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

10:45

Covering Conflict
War is deception, as the Chinese general Sun Tzu said—and it’s left to investigative journalists to strip away the deceit. Who’s really commanding the battle, and what do they get out of it? Who’s funding and arming them? What back-door dealings are underway while the country’s in turmoil? Amid the violence and chaos, it takes a cool head and strong gut to make sense of it all, and unpick the details that are truly history-making.

We have three impressive journalists who have years of experience in doing just that, on diverse warfronts. Come hear them explain how to nail down what’s truly important in some of the world's toughest reporting environments.

Moderators
avatar for Vivienne Walt

Vivienne Walt

Journalist, TIME
Vivienne Walt has written since 2003 for TIME Magazine, which she first joined as a correspondent while covering the Iraq War. She is also a contributor to Fortune Magazine, TIME's sister publication. She's traveled through most of Africa, the Middle East, and Europe focusing on war and conflict, and the human toll wrought by Western business operations, from diamonds to oil exploration. | She is a board member of the Overseas Press Club of America, and a regular juror for the OPC awards and the Prix Bayeux for war correspondents. | Follow here on @vivwalt... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mokhtar Alibrahim

Mokhtar Alibrahim

editor, ARIJ
Mokhtar Alibraim began working with ARIJ on investigative reporting five years ago.  He has since won awards for stories about the expropriation of homes by Syrian war refugees and about the bad treatment of orphaned children. He has taught at Damascus University from where he earned a masters degree in media literacy and political participation in the Arab World. He is currently working in... Read More →
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Umaru Fofana

Correspondent, BBC
Umaru Fofana has been a journalist for over 20 years and has reported from Asia, United States and several countries in Africa. He is based in his native Sierra Leone from where he works as a freelance journalist mainly for the BBC and Reuters. He co-owns the FreeMedia Group which operates a newspaper called Politico... Read More →
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Catherine Wambua

Correspondent, Aljazeera
Catherine Wambua-Soi is a correspondent for Aljazeera Network -working with the English channel and based in Nairobi -Kenya. She mostly cover East and Central Africa but is also called upon to work in other parts of the continent. She has worked with Aljazeera for 7 years and before that worked for KTN - one of Kenya's biggest privately owned media stations. Catherine has extensively covered conflicts in DRC, South Sudan, CAR, Somalia and also political unrest in countries like Kenya, Burundi, Gabon... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

10:45

Cross-Border Collaborations: Regional Projects
The impressively choreographed multinational investigations by ICIJ, OCCRP and others are being adapted to groundbreaking regional and local projects. Using collaborative platforms, secure communications, and smart human management, investigative journalists are joining together as never before. Here are case studies of high-impact, cross-border investigations from Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Moderators
avatar for Anders Alexanderson

Anders Alexanderson

Board Member, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
Anders Alexanderson has studied history and political science in Sweden. He has a professional background in media and has worked with newspapers, radio and television. He was the founder of one of the first internet consulting companies in West Sweden and one of the first privat... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Wahyu Dhyatmika

Wahyu Dhyatmika

Executive Editor, Tempo Media Group
Wahyu Dhyatmika, Indonesia, is a managing editor at Tempo Newsroom, the newsgathering unit of Tempo Media Group. He is also an activist and a board member of the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Indonesia, a journalists’ association and press union that promotes freedom of the press. Prior to his current appointment he was managing editor of... Read More →
avatar for Evelyn Groenink

Evelyn Groenink

Investigations Editor, African Investigative Publishing Collective
​Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, ​Evelyn Groenink co-founded the​ continental ​ ‘Forum for African Investigative Reporters’ network and served as its director between 2005 and 2011. Among her own investigations the quest to find the truth behind the assassinations of Dulcie September, Chris Hani and a number of other Southern African freedom fighters stands out. She now serves as investigations editor for ZAM... Read More →
avatar for Sherry Lee

Sherry Lee

Editorial Managing Director, The Reporter
Sherry Hsueh-Li Lee is the editorial managing director of The Reporter and the adjunct assistant professor of the Graduate Institute of Journalism at National Taiwan University. She was the deputy managing editor and chief producer of media center of the CommonWealth media group and had worked there for more than 15 years before she joined the newly launched The Reporter. She was a... Read More →
avatar for Milagros Salazar

Milagros Salazar

Director, Convoca
Investigative journalist and university professor specializing in database use. Director of investigative nonprofit newsroom Convoca based in Lima and member of The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). She is coordinador of Investiga Lava Jato (Investigate Lava Jato), a cross-border project with 20 journalists from 11 countries in America Latina y Africa to develop and disseminate in-depth reports on a corruption scheme that has spread in the world. Milagros has worked as a reporter and editor in various national-circulation daily newspapers in Peru, including La... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
WITS Science Stadium - Auditorium 2

10:45

Digging into Extractive Industries
The extractive industries –the development and exploitation of oil, gas, and mining resources — are a critical area for investigative journalists, particularly in developing countries. Revenues from natural resource extraction may contribute heavily to GDP and even make up the bulk of government revenue. The companies in the extractive sector are large and influential. How the revenues they generate are spent affects economic growth, the environment, domestic security, and social well-being. In many countries, however, revenues are wasted or lost due to corruption and financial mismanagement. Here are tips on how to find the data, follow the money, and ferret out corrupt practices.

Moderators
avatar for Maren Saebo

Maren Saebo

Freelance journalist and editor, Bundu.no
Maren Saebo is a Norwegian freelance journalist who is a significant voice in Norwegian foreign journalism, in particular for her reports of the African continent. She was honoured with the International Reporter Prize in 2015 for her reportage in Nigeria, which she crowdfunded. She has also reported from southern Sudan. | | Twitter... Read More →

Speakers
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Will Fitzgibbon

Reporter, ICIJ
Will Fitzgibbon is a reporter for ICIJ. He coordinates ICIJ's partnerships with journalists in Africa and the Middle East.
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Tholakele Nene

Associate, Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism
Tholakele Nene is an Associate at Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism and Manager of the centre’s extractives digital app, #MineAlert, a centralised platform for users to access, track and share information and documents on mining applications and licences. #MineAlert aims to promote public- and private-sector accountability in the mining sector, to advance civil society and socio-economic rights, to protect the free flow of information, and to strengthen justice and equality. The platform hosts ground-breaking investigative journalism aggregated from extractives data, exposing in 2017 for instance never-before-seen data on the financial provisions for mine rehabilitation across South Africa. | Nene has been in the communications industry for six years, working on climate change, transport, local government and mining projects. In July 2017 she was named one of the 200 most influential young South Africans by the Mail & Guardian. Previous roles include Communication Officer for Urban Earth. Her work has been featured in Oxpeckers, Mail & Guardian, Huffington Post SA and Delivery Magazine. | Her essay on “Access-to-information challenges in the Department of Mineral Resources” was published by the Open Society Foundation for South Africa’s 2016 edition of... Read More →
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Fabiola Torres

ICFJ Knight Fellow // Founder Editor at OjoPublico
Fabiola Torres is an investigative journalist from Peru, ICFJ Knight Fellow and member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). She is co-founder and editor of Ojo-publico.com, a nonprofit newsroom based in Lima, and co-author of “The Swiss Army Kni... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 5 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

10:45

Latest Investigative Tools Online
Join the BBC's acclaimed internet research sleuth as he talks about his favorite new tools for digging up info online. If you haven't heard Paul Myers before, he's worth checking out. 

Speakers
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Paul Myers

Research Specialist, BBC
Paul Myers has been working at the sharp edge of online research for nearly twenty years. He has been training his fellow journalists since the turn of the century. He first used the Internet at school, in 1978. He became a news information researcher, for the BBC, in 1995, and e... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 4 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

10:45

Seven Financial Sins
It’s not easy to report on corruption unless you understand how it really works. This panel will look at common crimes like money laundering, tax evasion and bribery -- at how they actually work and how you can detect and prove them. It will help identify the key patterns that let you understand if your story is about money laundering or something else. Crime patterns change regularly and we will look at the newest trends and most creative criminal solutions being used. 

Moderators
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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 →

Speakers
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Miranda Patrucic

Regional Editor, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
Based in Sarajevo, Miranda Patrucic is an investigative reporter and regional editor for OCCRP focusing on Central Asia, the Balkans and the Caucasus. Highlights of her work include exposing billions in telecom bribes in Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan, uncovering hidden assets of Azer... Read More →
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Paul Radu

Executive Director, OCCRP
Paul Radu is the executive director of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, a co-creator of the Investigative Dashboard and of visual investigative scenarios visualisation software vis.occrp.org. He is a co-founder of the RISE Project, a platform for investigative reporters and hackers in Romania. He has held a number of fellowships including the 2008 Knight International Journalism fellowship with the International Center for Journalists as well as a 2009-2010 Stanford Knight Journalism Fellowship. He is the recipient of numerous awards including in 2004, the Knight International Journalism Award and the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, in 2007, the Global Shining Light Award, the Tom Renner Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, the 2011 the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting and a 2015 European Press Prize. Paul is a board member for 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 →


Saturday November 18, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 104 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

10:45

Investigative Journalism in Mauritius, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania
Journalism professors from around the world present papers on various aspects of investigative reporting. This session includes: 

"Challenges Confronting Investigative Journalism in Saudi Arabia"
- Almania, Ali

"Investigative journalism in the post-truth era: Views from Mauritius"
- Chenganna, Azhagan

"Challenges of doing investigative journalism in Tanzania: How do you swim with sharks without being swallowed?"
- Mwita, Geoge PN

Moderators
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Deborah Nelson

Associate Professor of Investigative Journalism, University of Maryland
Deb Nelson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who does and teaches investigative reporting. Most recently, she co-authored award-winning series for Reuters on superbugs and rising sea levels. Her students’ project on human trafficking was recognized as the best college jou... Read More →

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A Almania

Lecturer at Media & Communication College, Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud University
Ali Mohammed Al-Mania is a lecturer at the Department of Press and E-Publishing at Media & Communication College in Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University. He has been a journalist for Riyadh Newspaper from 2003, up to date. He is also rector for the Media Advisory for Al-I... Read More →
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Azhagan Chenganna

Lecturer in Media Studies, University of Mauritius
Azhagan Chenganna is Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Mauritius. He teaches in the fields of journalism including modules of reporting and writing and advanced reporting. He has previously worked as a journalist in a Sunday newspaper in Mauritius. His interests are... Read More →
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George Nsorani Mwita

Monitoring & Evaluation Manager, Tanzania Media Foundation
Dr. George N. Mwita holds a PhD in Strategic Management from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He also holds a Master of Science in Applied Statistics and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (statistics) and Computer Science from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and technology. He has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Monitoring... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 205 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

10:45

Advanced Data Cleaning with Open Refine
Data can be messy, but don’t despair. OpenRefine is an open source tool that can clean, organize, and improve your datasets. Download and install version 2.7 before the session.

Note: Data Labs have 30 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.

Speakers
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Tommy Kaas

Editor, Kaas & Mulvad
Tommy Kaas is a datajournalist, analyst, trainer and co-founder of Kaas & Mulvad, a private company founded in 2007. He was co-founder of DICAR – the Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting. He has a background in journalism and has previously worked as an assistant managing editor. | Twitter... Read More →
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Nils Mulvad

Editor, Kaas & Mulvad
NILS MULVAD is editor at Kaas & Mulvad. From 2001-2006 he was executive director of the Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting, Dicar. From 2001-2015 he worked as associate professor at The Danish School of Media and Journalism. With former IRE-director Brant Houston he was the main responsible for the two first Global Investigative Journalism Conferences in 2001 and 2003 in Copenhagen and was co-founder of the Global Investigative Journalism... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 2 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

10:45

How to Mine Data for Storytelling
How to mine data for storytelling: Conducting data interviews using data visualisation

We can use data for storytelling when we understand how to interrogate the information contained within a dataset. Technology has made data a tangible artefact, which can be worked with in different ways, shaped in different forms, and seen from different perspectives. This session exposes participants to using data visualisation as a platform for mining data for stories. This will include the data interview (intertwined with the fundamentals of storytelling), a demonstration of using data visualisation for mining, exploration and analysis, and also a look at some of the online resources and existing tools that can be used to explore data in this form.

Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.

Speakers
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Lailah Ryklief

Digital Storyteller, OpenUp
Lailah Ryklief works in curriculum development and provides training and mentoring through OpenUp's Data Literacy Programme (previously Code for South Africa). Lailah was also a part of OpenUp's Data Journalism Academy where she previously held the title of Newsroom Developer. Wi... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

10:45

ICIJ Offshore Data Hackathon
Join ICIJ's Pulitzer Prize-winning team from the Panama Papers for a hands-on workshop using data from multiple investigations. The team is releasing data from its new Paradise Papers project and they'll show you first-hand how to research individuals, their companies, and other holdings around the world.

Bring your laptop or tablet -- participants can work on their own searches with help from the ICIJ team. Journalists from countries who have not participated in past ICIJ projects are encouraged to attend and to bring lists of people and companies they are interested in researching against the offshore data. 

Speakers
avatar for Will Fitzgibbon

Will Fitzgibbon

Reporter, ICIJ
Will Fitzgibbon is a reporter for ICIJ. He coordinates ICIJ's partnerships with journalists in Africa and the Middle East.
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Marina Walker Guevara

Deputy Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Marina Walker Guevara is deputy director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, an independent network of reporters headquartered in Washington, DC. A native of Argentina, her investigations have won and shared more than 25 national and international awards, including from Long Island... Read More →
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Bastian Obermayer

Reporter, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Der gebürtige Rosenheimer und leidenschaftliche Fan des TSV 1860 München begann seine journalistische Karriere nach dem Politikstudium und der Ausbildung an der Deutschen Journalistenschule als freier Journalist für diverse Magazine, ehe er 2006 Redakteur beim SZ-Magazin wurde. Dort entwickelte er seine Vorliebe... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

10:45

Networking: LGBTQ Issues
Moderators
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Brian Pellot

Director of Global Strategy, Religion News Foundation
Brian Pellot is Director of Global Strategy at Religion News Service and Religion News Foundation. He is currently based in Cape Town, South Africa, where he occasionally freelances for international news and media outlets. | Beyond journalism, Brian organizes and leads media development trainings and workshops aimed at improving reporting coverage of taboo topics including LGBTQI+ rights and religion. He speaks regularly about these issues at media and human rights conferences around the world. | Before joining RNS/RNF, Brian served... Read More →
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Jabu Pereira

Director, Iranti
Director and founder of Iranti. Iranti is a media advocacy organization that defends the rights of Trans, Lesbian and Intersex persons in Africa.
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Joshua Sehoole

Advocacy Manager, Iranti
Joshua Sehoole is the Advocacy Manager at Iranti. Iranti is a media advocacy organization that defends the rights of Trans, Lesbian and Intersex persons in Africa.

Saturday November 18, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 105 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

12:00

Lunch
Saturday November 18, 2017 12:00 - 14:00
Wits Science Stadium - Marquee West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

14:00

Bulletproofing Your Story

Investigative journalists face an array of legal threats just for doing their jobs. Onerous criminal libel laws, insult laws, dubious charges of violating privacy, national security, and secrecy laws are just a few of the ways that individuals, companies, and governments try to shut down our work. Fortunately, there is a growing body of international law protecting journalists' rights to dig for information and report the truth. We're pleased to present this panel of top media legal experts with the long-time head of Swedish Broadcasting’s premier investigative program. They’ll offer wise advice on how to stay out of court -- and what to do when you're sued. 


Moderators
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Alex Papachristou

Executive Director, Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice
Alexander Papachristou is executive director of the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice. He directs the organization's overall operations and focuses on its programmatic and institutional initiatives, as well as fundraising. Mr. Papachristou previously was president of... Read More →

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Ayse Bingol

Legal Officer, Media Legal Defence Initiative
Ayse Bingol Demir is a lawyer specialized in international human rights law and domestic law and procedures in Turkey. She is a graduate of Istanbul University Law Faculty and Queen Mary University of London where she obtained a Master of Laws in Human Rights Law. Ayse practiced... Read More →
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Lucy Freeman

CEO, Media Legal Defence Initiative
Lucy Freeman is MLDI's Chief Executive Officer. She joined MLDI from Amnesty International, where she worked for 8 years as Director of Gender, Sexuality and Identity, Director of Growth, Deputy Director in the Africa Programme and Researcher on Nigeria. During this time she led... Read More →
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Nils Hanson

Editor-in-Chief, Swedish Television (SVT
Nils Hanson has since 2003 been the editor in chief of Mission Investigate (Uppdrag granskning) at the public service TV company Swedish Television (SVT). The investigative TV-program is aired prime time one hour a week, 39 times a year. Nils Hanson, a former investigative reporter, has 35 people working with him producing the show. The program makes stories with great impact on the Swedish society and has also won a series of international awards. In 2016 Mission Investigate won six international awards, among them the German Prix Europe award for the best current affairs program in Europe, the Italian Dig Award and the American Tom Renner Award... Read More →
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Doreen Weisenhaus

Media Law and Policy Initiative, and Senior Lecturer, Northwestern University
In September 2017, Doreen Weisenhaus joined Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications and the Pritzker School of Law to launch the Media Law and Policy Initiative and to teach. Prior to joining Northwestern, she taught media law and ethics at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, the University of Hong Kong (2000-2017), where she remains an Honorary Associate Professor and Director of the Media Law Project. Before HKU, she was city editor of The New York Times; the first legal editor of The New York Times Magazine before becoming its law and politics editor; and editor-in-chief of The National Law Journal, a leading publication for lawyers in the U.S. that won several major journalism awards during her tenure. | She also was a prosecutor in New York City, a television news producer in Chicago and a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal. She is the author of Hong Kong Media Law: A Guide for Journalists and Media Professionals (Hong Kong University Press 2007... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

14:00

Cross-Border Collaborations: Global Projects
With the explosive release of the Panama Papers last year, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists set a new standard for ambitious, cross-border investigative journalism. Working with an extraordinary 400 journalists in 80 countries, 100 media partners, and 2.6 terabytes of leaked data, ICIJ and its team changed the global debate on offshore money, hidden wealth, and taxation. This year, the team won a Pulitzer Prize for its work.  

ICIJ is not alone in managing state-of-the-art, cross-border projects. The Organized Crime & Corruption Reporting Project, which participated in the Panama Papers, has gained global notoriety for its extraordinarily-well reported exposés of mafia states, corrupt banks, and laundered money that reache around the world. OCCRP runs collaborations among some 40 investigative centers in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. 

Come hear editors and top reporters from both ICIJ and OCCRP talk about how they organize such complex projects, and what their secrets are to managing both tough investigations and even tougher investigators. 

Moderators
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Ying Chan

Professor, Hong Kong University
Ying Chan is an editorial and media consultant, China expert, educator and journalist, and e-learning advocate. She is the founding director and professor (1999-2016) of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong, and the founding dean (2003-2011) of the journalism school at Shantou... Read More →

Speakers
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Roman Anin

Editor, Novaya Gazeta
Roman Anin is a Russian journalist who started his career in 2006 when he became a reporter of the Moscow paper Novaya Gazeta. Until 2008 Roman worked in the sport section, specialising on sport investigations (fixed matches, corruption etc.). In August 2008 he was sent to cover the war in South Ossetia, and once back from the war he was offered to move to the investigative section of the paper. Today he is a special reporter of investigative section, specialised on economical and financial investigations. Moreover, Roman takes also part in cross-border investigations with... Read More →
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Marina Walker Guevara

Deputy Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Marina Walker Guevara is deputy director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, an independent network of reporters headquartered in Washington, DC. A native of Argentina, her investigations have won and shared more than 25 national and international awards, including from Long Island... Read More →
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Frederik Obermaier

Investigativer Journalist und Autor, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Frederik Obermaier is an investigative journalist and book author living in Munich. He is working for Süddeutsche Zeitung - Germany's biggest quality newspaper. | | His work focuses largely on Middle East politics, extremism and investigative research worldwide. 2010 he published the definitive book "Land am Abgrund: Staatszerfall und Kriegsgefahr in der Republik Jemen" (Country on the brink: State failure and the threat of war in the Republic of Yemen). | | Obermaier was part of the international team of journalists, who revealed the "Offshore-Leaks", "Luxemburg-Leaks" and "Swiss-Leaks". | Frederik Obermaier together with his colleagues has received numerous honors for his work, among others the CNN-Award, the renowned... Read More →
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Paul Radu

Executive Director, OCCRP
Paul Radu is the executive director of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, a co-creator of the Investigative Dashboard and of visual investigative scenarios visualisation software vis.occrp.org. He is a co-founder of the RISE Project, a platform for investigative reporters and hackers in Romania. He has held a number of fellowships including the 2008 Knight International Journalism fellowship with the International Center for Journalists as well as a 2009-2010 Stanford Knight Journalism Fellowship. He is the recipient of numerous awards including in 2004, the Knight International Journalism Award and the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, in 2007, the Global Shining Light Award, the Tom Renner Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, the 2011 the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting and a 2015 European Press Prize. Paul is a board member for the... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 4 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

14:00

Journalists as Detectives
In many cases, investigative journalists have more in common with smart police detectives and prosecutors than with beat reporters churning out two stories a day. Here are some remarkable examples of journalists putting on their detective hats and solving crimes that were overlooked, ignored, or bungled by law enforcement. From the murders of indigenous women in Canada to the brutal car bombing of a journalist in Ukraine, be prepared to be impressed by the forensic work done by these reporters. 

Moderators
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Kunda Dixit

Editor and Publisher, Nepali Times
A former reporter for the BBC, Kunda Dixit is the founder and editor of Nepali Times, and former chairman of the Centre for Investigative Journalism in Kathmandu. He has written several books, amongst them 'Dateline Earth' on environmental journalism and 'A People War', a trilogy of photo books on the Nepal conflict.Twitter... Read More →

Speakers
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Anna Babinets

editor, OCCRP
Based in Kiev, Ukraine, Anna Babinets is a reporter for and co-founder of the independent investigative journalism agency Slidstvo.Info. Since 2015, she has worked as a regional editor for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), an investigative reporting platform. She specialises in corruption in the Ukrainian Army, security sector and oil and gas market. She is a member of YanukovychLeaks team that recovered thousands of documents left behind by... Read More →
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Cecil Rosner

Managing Editor, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Cecil Rosner has been a professional journalist in Canada for the last four decades, concentrating for most of that time on reporting and supervising investigative journalism projects. He has taught the principles of investigative journalism widely, and is the author of the definitive history of the genre in Canada – Behind the Headlines: A History of Investigative Journalism in Canada, published by Oxford University Press. He is currently the managing editor for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Manitoba, which includes supervising an enterprise and investigative team for the CBC network. | | Twitter... Read More →
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Sanne Terlingen

Investigative Journalist, OneWorld & Argos (VPRO)
Sanne Terlingen is an investigative journalist reporting on migration, people smuggling, human trafficking, the war on terror and the long arm of the Eritrean regime in Europe. She currently works for OneWorld (magazine and online) and Argos (the main investigative programme on... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

14:00

Virtual Reality Demo: After Solitary/We Who Remain

This virtual reality showcase is hosted by and presented by award-winning film producer Cassandra Herrman of the Emblematic Group, a California-based studio pioneering immersive virtual reality for investigative journalism. Cassandra will demonstrate Emblematic's work done in collaboration with Frontline, the U.S. Public Broadcasting Corporation’s flagship documentary series. 

The room-scale walk-around VR experience, After Solitary, will place the viewer physically and emotionally inside an otherwise inaccessible world. Using state-of-the-art technology such as photogrammetry and volumetric 3D video, the experience pushes the boundaries of immersive storytelling while exploring what virtual reality can bring to journalism.

 Also at the demo, we'll be screening “We Who Remain,” a 360-film experience created by Nuba Reports and Emblematic, produced with the New York TimesAJ+ and Arte. The film ushers the viewer into the heart of a forgotten conflict in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan after war broke out between the Sudan government and the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) in 2011.

 


Speakers
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Cassandra Herrman

Producer/Director, Emblematic Group
Cassandra Herrman is a producer and director who has worked with PBS, Al Jazeera, the New York Times, MSNBC and National Geographic. Her films have screened­ at numerous film festivals, including SXSW and Sundance, and have been nominated for three national Emmy awards. Her for... Read More →
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Tom Rhodes

Managing Editor, Nuba Reports
Tom Rhodes is the managing editor for Nuba Reports and CPJ's East Africa representative, based in Nairobi.Twitter: @Tom_Rhodes_... Read More →
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Trevor Snapp

Director, Nuba Reports (We Who Remain), Nuba Reports
Trevor Snapp is a photographer for international media. He also produces stories for public radio and print, as well as films for the web and TV. With a background in Anthropology, he is committed to long term projects and under reported stories. Most recently he has worked with The Guardian... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 202 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

14:00

Dealing with Online Harassment
Online harassment of journalists has reached unprecedented levels, with particular vitriol directed at women and minorities. In this panel we present leading journalists from India and the Philippines who have been through horrific attacks online but have fought back. They will be joined by security experts from Buzzfeed and the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, and by a senior official from Twitter. 

Moderators
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Elisa Lees Munoz

Executive Director, International Women's Media Foundation
Named executive director of the International Women's Media Foundation in 2013, Elisa Lees Muñoz has more than 25 years of experience in human rights, freedom of the press, and gender equality issues. She oversees multi-national, multi-million-dollar programming to support women in the news media around the world. Recently, with the support of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Lees... Read More →

Speakers
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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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Nick Pickles

Head of Public Policy & Government, Twitter
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Gavin Rees

Director, Dart Center Europe
Gavin Rees is the director of Dart Centre Europe, an organisation dedicated to promoting ethical and innovative approaches to the coverage of trauma and violence. Gavin has also produced business and political news for US, British and Japanese news channels, and has worked on dra... Read More →
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Jason Reich

Director, Global Security, BuzzFeed
Jason Reich is the Director of Global Security at BuzzFeed, inc. Before joining BuzzFeed, Mr. Reich led a team of crisis response experts working in the MENA region. Mr. Reich is consulted regularly as a subject matter expert on issues of information security, online harassment... Read More →
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Maria Ressa

CEO & Executive Editor, Rappler
Maria A. Ressa is the CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler, a social news network which uses a hearts and minds approach to news through a unique mood navigator. Rappler combines the best of professional journalism with citizen journalism and crowdsourcing. Ms. Ressa has been a journalist in Asia for nearly 30 years, most of them as... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 5 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

14:00

Encryption (workshop)

Worried that your communications are not secure? You should be. Sending a routine email is like writing your message on an old postcard sent through hand-delivered mail. Here’s a session that will cover how to employ encryption on your email, texts, and documents. This session will give you hands-on training by veteran investigative journalists who routinely use encryption to protect themselves and their sources. 


Speakers
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Axel Gordh Humlesjö

TV host and investigative journalist, SVT
Axel Gordh Humlesjö is a producer, TV host and investigative journalist at Uppdrag Granskning, the investigative program at Swedish public broadcasting SVT. He specializes in right-wing extremism, organized crime and digital research. In 2015 he was an IRE Awards finalist for a report on Swedish nazis, and 2014 he was nominated for the Great Journalism Award (Stora journalistpriset in Swedish) for revealing how private schools were secretly sorting out prospective pupils. Twitter... Read More →
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Fredrik Laurin

Special projects Editor, Swedish Television
Fredrik Laurin has been working as a journalist since 1989. He´s currently Special projects Editor at Swedish Television. During fourteen years from 2000 he formed a team with Sven Bergman and Joachim Dyfvermark and was since 2006 working with them as an investigative reporter/producer for... Read More →
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Serena Tinari

Founder, Re-Check
I’m an investigative journalist interested in health, human rights and cyber security. Along with fellow Catherine Riva I founded www.re-check.ch. | We are two experienced Swiss muckrakers that like to scoop in the backstage of public health: Re-Check specializes in investi... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 207 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

14:00

Coding for Journalism - 1
Note: Data Labs have 30 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.

Speakers
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Siyabonga Africa

Program Officer, South Africa Media Innovation Program
Siyabonga Africa is the program officer for the SA Media Innovation Program, formerly a digital media specialist at the SABC and executive chair of the Johannesburg chapter of Hacks/Hackers. He has a curiosity about the future of journalism which has lead him into dabbling with d... Read More →
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Ron Nixon

Homeland Security Correspondent, New York Times
Ron Nixon is a Washington Correspondent for the New York Times who covers homeland security. He's also the author of Selling Apartheid: South Africa's Global Propaganda War (Jacana Media, June 2015).


Saturday November 18, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

14:00

Collaborating on Data-Driven Stories

Investigative reporting is a team sport. Here's how to work together on projects using simple collaborative tools. Not every project needs to be top-secret and ultra-protected. Our veteran trainers will explain how to share sources, documents, data, story ideas, discussions and drafts in collaborative and cross-border projects.

The session will present different ways of approaching internal and external collaborations and identify some of the forms collaborations can take. It will also discuss some of the benefits and challenges one can expect to encounter during a joint project and offer some ideas about how to surmount them.

Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.

Speakers
avatar for Anuska Delic

Anuska Delic

journalist, Delo
Investigative and data journalist with Slovenia's leading broadsheet DELO. Delić stood in court for allegedly publishing classified information of the Slovenian Intelligence and Security Agency in articles that exposed neo-Nazis in the ranks of the country's main centre-right pa... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

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 →
avatar for Nils Mulvad

Nils Mulvad

Editor, Kaas & Mulvad
NILS MULVAD is editor at Kaas & Mulvad. From 2001-2006 he was executive director of the Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting, Dicar. From 2001-2015 he worked as associate professor at The Danish School of Media and Journalism. With former IRE-director Brant Houston he was the main responsible for the two first Global Investigative Journalism Conferences in 2001 and 2003 in Copenhagen and was co-founder of the Global Investigative Journalism... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

14:00

Using Arc Online for Mapping
Attendees will learn how to create a basic interactive map using the powerful mapping software, ArcGIS online.

Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early. 

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

Data editor, The Investigative Reporting Workshop
Jennifer LaFleur is data editor at The Investigative Reporting Workshop. Previously, she was a senior editor at Reveal and director of computer-assisted reporting at ProPublica. She has held similar roles at The Dallas Morning News, the San Jose Mercury News and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She was the first training director for Investigative Reporters and Editors. She has won awards for her coverage of disability, legal and open government issues. Twitter... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Lehren

Andrew Lehren

Reporter, New York Times
Andy Lehren is an NBC News investigative reporter who specializes in data journalism. He previously worked as an investigative reporter for the NY Times, where he mined the Snowden files; probed Wikileaks diplomatic cables, including for the best-selling book “Open Secrets”, and contributed to a Pulitzer-winning examination of substandard Chinese chemicals tainting pharmaceuticals. He has uncovered pension abuses that led to arrests, documented substandard care at military hospitals that led to reforms. Honors include a Polk, Peabody, and three Investigative Reporters... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 2 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

14:00

Networking: Migration, Human Trafficking, & Forced Labor
Migrants and refugees have become a pressing topic not only for journalists but for politicians, police, and the general public. The number of international migrants reached 244 million in 2015, up a striking 41% since 2000, according to UN data. That's enough people to make up the fifth most populous country on Earth. 

Come network with some of the leading journalists in the field. Share sources and ideas. This is an open networking session, designed to foster collaboration andn brainstorming. 
 

Moderators
avatar for Martha Mendoza

Martha Mendoza

National Writer, Associated Press
Martha Mendoza is a two-time Pulitzer prize-winning journalist based in the Silicon Valley, where she provides breaking news, enterprise and investigative reporting. She is part of the Associated Press (AP) team that exposed the use of slave labor in the Thai seafood industry. The reporting, Seafood From Slaves, traced slave-produced seafood from Asia to major U.S. supermarkets, restaurants, and food suppliers, and resulted in the freeing of 2,000 slaves. The AP team won the 2016 Pulitzer for public... Read More →
avatar for Namrata Sharma

Namrata Sharma

Chairperson, Center For Investigative Journalism (CIJ) Nepal
Namrata is the chairperson of the Centre for Investigative Journalism, Nepal. She is an editor and senior journalist with Nepali magazine Women’s Voice. She has over twenty years of experience in Nepal’s print media and writes regularly on gender issues. Namrata is an active Women's human rights defenderTwitter... Read More →

Saturday November 18, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 105 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

15:15

Break
Saturday November 18, 2017 15:15 - 15:45
Wits Science Stadium Complex West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

15:45

Terrorism & Extremism
 The global spread of terrorism and extremism has become one of the hallmarks of instability in the 21st Century. What special skills and techniques does it take for journalists to go deeper than official reports and find out what's really happening? How can you piece together the reality of underground movements and violent behavior? And how can you protect yourself when you're diving into such an unpredictable world? We have an extraordinary lineup of journalists who have broken story after story on ISIS, al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab, and more.

Moderators
avatar for Vivienne Walt

Vivienne Walt

Journalist, TIME
Vivienne Walt has written since 2003 for TIME Magazine, which she first joined as a correspondent while covering the Iraq War. She is also a contributor to Fortune Magazine, TIME's sister publication. She's traveled through most of Africa, the Middle East, and Europe focusing on war and conflict, and the human toll wrought by Western business operations, from diamonds to oil exploration. | She is a board member of the Overseas Press Club of America, and a regular juror for the OPC awards and the Prix Bayeux for war correspondents. | Follow here on @vivwalt... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Aminu Abubakar

Aminu Abubakar

Northern Nigeria Correspondent, Agence France-Presse (AFP)
Aminu Abubakar is a journalist based in northern Nigerian city of Kano where he grew up. The 46- year old has worked for local newspapers before joining Agence France-Presse (AFP) in 2000 as a freelance correspondent covering northern Nigeria. The Thomson Reuters fellow has exten... Read More →
avatar for Mohamed Ali

Mohamed Ali

Former Chief investigations editor, Member of Parliament & ex-Kenya Television Network
Mohamed Ali is an award-winning Kenyan investigative journalist and has recently been elected to Kenya's parliament. While he continues to practice as a journalist, he is the former chief investigations editor for the Kenya Television Network. He has exposed social ills and corru... Read More →
avatar for Axel Gordh Humlesjö

Axel Gordh Humlesjö

TV host and investigative journalist, SVT
Axel Gordh Humlesjö is a producer, TV host and investigative journalist at Uppdrag Granskning, the investigative program at Swedish public broadcasting SVT. He specializes in right-wing extremism, organized crime and digital research. In 2015 he was an IRE Awards finalist for a report on Swedish nazis, and 2014 he was nominated for the Great Journalism Award (Stora journalistpriset in Swedish) for revealing how private schools were secretly sorting out prospective pupils. Twitter... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

15:45

Masterclass: Documentary Production
This workshop will cover the key considerations for undertaking investigative documentary films: from concept and format/outlet to negotiating access, raising money and the pros and cons of visual storytelling, we'll go through the nuts and bolts of investigative documentary. 

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Lozano

Carrie Lozano

Director, Enterprise Documentary Fund, International Documentary Association
Carrie Lozano is an award winning documentary filmmaker and journalist. She is the director of the International Documentary Association's Enterprise Documentary Fund, which supports films that integrate journalistic practice. Prior to that she was an editorial consultant for filmmakers and media organizations and led the National MediaMaker Fellowship... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 104 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

15:45

Screening: Killing Pavel

Belarusian journalist Pavel Sheremet’s reporting had challenged authorities from Minsk to Moscow and Kyiv. In a murder that shocked the world, he was killed by a car bomb in the Ukrainian capital in July 2016.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for law enforcement to find and punish those behind the attack, but authorities have so far been unable to solve the case.

For over nine months, reporters from the Organized Crime & Corruption Reporting Project and Ukraine’s Slidstvo.Info ran their own investigation, both into the murder and into the police probe – and recorded every step of the way. “Killing Pavel” is the result of these efforts. 

 In exclusive footage and interviews, the film reveals crucial information about the night and morning of the killing that never found its way into the official investigation – and asks why. Come see the film and hear two of the reporters who produced it.


Speakers
avatar for Anna Babinets

Anna Babinets

editor, OCCRP
Based in Kiev, Ukraine, Anna Babinets is a reporter for and co-founder of the independent investigative journalism agency Slidstvo.Info. Since 2015, she has worked as a regional editor for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), an investigative reporting platform. She specialises in corruption in the Ukrainian Army, security sector and oil and gas market. She is a member of YanukovychLeaks team that recovered thousands of documents left behind by... Read More →
avatar for Dmytro Gnap

Dmytro Gnap

Journalist, Slidstvo.Info
Dmytro Gnap is a Ukrainian journalist at Slidstvo.Info and Hromadske.TV. His work focuses on corruption and crime. In 2014, he and other journalists collaborated to preserve documents found at the Mezhyhirya residence after President Viktor Yanukovych fled Ukraine. Gnap won the main award at the 2015 Mezhyhirya Festival for his investigative work. He took part in the investigation into the murder of Pavel Shermet, in a collaboration between... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 5 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

15:45

Virtual Reality Demo: After Solitary/We Who Remain

This virtual reality showcase is hosted by and presented by award-winning film producer Cassandra Herrman of the Emblematic Group, a California-based studio pioneering immersive virtual reality for investigative journalism. Cassandra will demonstrate Emblematic's work done in collaboration with Frontline, the U.S. Public Broadcasting Corporation’s flagship documentary series. 

The room-scale walk-around VR experience, After Solitary, will place the viewer physically and emotionally inside an otherwise inaccessible world. Using state-of-the-art technology such as photogrammetry and volumetric 3D video, the experience pushes the boundaries of immersive storytelling while exploring what virtual reality can bring to journalism.

 Also at the demo, we'll be screening “We Who Remain,” a 360-film experience created by Nuba Reports and Emblematic, produced with the New York TimesAJ+ and Arte. The film ushers the viewer into the heart of a forgotten conflict in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan after war broke out between the Sudan government and the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) in 2011.

 


Speakers
avatar for Cassandra Herrman

Cassandra Herrman

Producer/Director, Emblematic Group
Cassandra Herrman is a producer and director who has worked with PBS, Al Jazeera, the New York Times, MSNBC and National Geographic. Her films have screened­ at numerous film festivals, including SXSW and Sundance, and have been nominated for three national Emmy awards. Her for... Read More →
avatar for Tom Rhodes

Tom Rhodes

Managing Editor, Nuba Reports
Tom Rhodes is the managing editor for Nuba Reports and CPJ's East Africa representative, based in Nairobi.Twitter: @Tom_Rhodes_... Read More →
avatar for Trevor Snapp

Trevor Snapp

Director, Nuba Reports (We Who Remain), Nuba Reports
Trevor Snapp is a photographer for international media. He also produces stories for public radio and print, as well as films for the web and TV. With a background in Anthropology, he is committed to long term projects and under reported stories. Most recently he has worked with The Guardian... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 202 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

15:45

Covering Corruption

No issue cuts across social and economic lines like corruption. Payoffs, conflicts-of-interest, and corrupt practices contribute not only to an unfair playing field but also to poor development, environmental destruction, and organized crime. In its various forms, corruption is perhaps the number one issue faced by journalists. Here are four leading journalists who have investigated extensively on the topic. They'll talk about what techniques they use to follow the money, develop sources, and publish stories that corrupt officials thought would never appear.


Moderators
avatar for Eva Jung

Eva Jung

Investigative journalist, Berlingske
Eva Jung has been working with the investigative team at the daily Berlingske in Copenhagen, Denmark, since 2011. | | She sits on boards of The Danish Association for Investigative Journalism, The Global Investigative Journalism Network as well as the advisory board for Jo... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Musab AL-Shawabkeh

Musab AL-Shawabkeh

editor, ARIJ
Musab Shawabkeh works as an editor at Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ). He previously headed the investigations department at Radio Al-Balad. He has produced cutting edge investigations in print, radio and video form, tackling sensitive issues such as profiteering medical doctors who exploit autistic children, newspapers that print vague employment ads dragging females into prostitution, teachers facilitating cheating at national high school exams, and the plight of Syrian refugees in Jordan. Shawabkeh has sued three serving ministers over the past two years for refusing to divulge information in line with the 2007 law guaranteeing the right to access public information.Twitter... Read More →
avatar for Roman Anin

Roman Anin

Editor, Novaya Gazeta
Roman Anin is a Russian journalist who started his career in 2006 when he became a reporter of the Moscow paper Novaya Gazeta. Until 2008 Roman worked in the sport section, specialising on sport investigations (fixed matches, corruption etc.). In August 2008 he was sent to cover the war in South Ossetia, and once back from the war he was offered to move to the investigative section of the paper. Today he is a special reporter of investigative section, specialised on economical and financial investigations. Moreover, Roman takes also part in cross-border investigations with... Read More →
avatar for Dino Jahic

Dino Jahic

Editor-in-Chief, Center for Investigative Journalism of Serbia
Dino Jahic has been editor-in-chief of the Center for Investigative Journalism of Serbia (CINS) since 2015. He oversees a team of six reporters, who won six prestigious awards in 2017, including European Press Prize for investigative reporting, and World Justice Project’s Anthony Lewis Prize for Exceptional Rule of Law Journalism. Dino worked as investigative journalist and editor in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina for ten years, cooperating among others with OCCRP and writing about cross-border crime, drug trafficking, embezzlement of public funds and other corruption and organized crime related topics. His story on buying fake awards with taxpayers’ money was awarded as the best 2014 online investigation in Serbia, while he was a finalist for the same award three more times. He won several international fellowships, including Economic and Political Reporting from Southeast Europe, run by Thomson Reuters and Robert Bosch foundations; and Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence, where he was awarded for uncovering corruption in Bosnian and Serbian universities. He holds trainings for journalists, and cooperates with several international and regional organizations, including Thomson Reuters Foundation, Freedom House and Mediacentar Sarajevo. | Twitter... Read More →
avatar for Boyoung Lim

Boyoung Lim

Reporter, Korea Centre for Investigative Journalism
Boyoung Lim is an ex-police officer with a focus on cybercrime investigation and international relations. She now seeks justice through anti-corruption and human rights investigation with her role as reporter with Newstapa, the Korea Centre for Investigative Journalism (KCIJ). She recently participated in... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

15:45

Digital Security Clinic
Digital security has never been more important for journalists. Bring your computer or phone to this special clinic and get a check-up from our security specialists at the Tactical Technology Collective. Here's a chance to get one-on-one attention and make sure your equipment is operating safely.  

Speakers
avatar for Chris Walker

Chris Walker

Digital Security Advisor, Tactical Tech
Chris Walker is a program advisor at the Tactical Technology Collective. Over the past ten years, he has advised on a number of projects at the intersection of technology and human rights, principally in countries where access to information is heavily constrained, closely monito... Read More →
avatar for Carol Waters

Carol Waters

Tactical Tech
Carol has more than ten years of experience working with journalists and human rights activists worldwide on digital security. She launched LevelUp, the first centralized resource for digital security trainers, and trained J-school students as a fellow at Columbia Journalism School's Tow... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 207 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

15:45

Whistleblowing, Secure Drops, Source Protection
In this age of digital surveillance, amid a global backlash against an independent, watchdog press, protecting our sources and reporting methods has never been more important. In this important panel you can hear experts on how to encourage and protect whistleblowers and leakers, including how to install a secure digital drop box. Our speakers will talk about best practices in the context of reporting experiences ranging from The Panama Papers mass leaks to uncovering corruption and malfeasance in Africa and Latin American. 

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

Brigitte Alfter

Managing Editor, Journalismfund.eu
Managing Editor at Journalismfund.eu, a support structure for in-depth, innovative and independent journalism in Europe. Lived in Brussels from 2004-2008 working as EU-correspondent for Danish daily Information, since then back in Copenhagen. 2008-2012 Freelance cross border jour... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Santiago Carrion

Santiago Carrion

Co-founder, Associated Whistleblowing Press
Santiago is a social entrepreneur and activist, co-founder of the Associated Whistleblowing Press (AWP), an NGO that pursues the defense of human rights by promoting freedom of information, investigative journalism, privacy technology and anonymous whistleblowing. In | alliances with local journalists, the AWP operates and has helped launch collaborative whistleblowing projects in Iceland, Spain, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru. Through these initiatives it has published leaked information on government espionage, secret trade deals, environmental crimes, graft and offshore tax avoidance schemes. The long term goal is to offer stable support to local watch-dog journalism and their essential role in society through the use of anonymous whistleblowing and privacy technology. | Twitter... Read More →
avatar for Bastian Obermayer

Bastian Obermayer

Reporter, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Der gebürtige Rosenheimer und leidenschaftliche Fan des TSV 1860 München begann seine journalistische Karriere nach dem Politikstudium und der Ausbildung an der Deutschen Journalistenschule als freier Journalist für diverse Magazine, ehe er 2006 Redakteur beim SZ-Magazin wurde. Dort entwickelte er seine Vorliebe... Read More →
avatar for Marcel Oomens

Marcel Oomens

Project Manager, Free Press Unlimited
Marcel Oomens (1983) is project officer at Free Press Unlimited. Marcel focuses on | whistleblower safety and security for journalists. Projects he works on include whistleblower | platforms Publeaks (the Netherlands), Méxicoleaks (Mexico), leaks.ng (Nigeria) and | IndonesiaLeaks (Indonesia). Marcel has a strong technical background and is also involved in the development of Free Press Unlimited's digital security tools NetAidKit (counter-surveillance) and TOTEM (digital security training). Marcel had a track-record as innovator and multimedia specialist in media development and support organisations. His own experience with the importance of press freedom and watchdog journalism stems from 8 years spend in various countries with strong surveillance and propaganda apparatuses, and weak watchdog media. | | Twitter... Read More →
avatar for Khadija Sharife

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 →


Saturday November 18, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 4 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

15:45

Data Journalism in Small Newsrooms
Trying to do data-oriented stories while meetings the demands of working in a small newsroom can seem overwhelming.  This session will discuss how to meet the challenges journalists in small newsrooms often confront while trying to do this kind of work.  Delivered by journalists from Ghana, Turkey and the United States, the presentations will offer strategies for how to conceive and executive data-driven stories and give specific examples of these projects produced in small newsrooms.

Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.

Moderators
avatar for Denise Malan

Denise Malan

Training Director, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE)
Denise Malan joined IRE as a training director in August 2016. Previously, she worked at the Institute for Nonprofit News in a joint position with IRE for three years. She spent the first two years helping nonprofit news organizations around the country collaborate on data projec... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nana Boakye-Yiadom

Nana Boakye-Yiadom

Founder, iJourno Africa
Nana Boakye-Yiadom from Ghana has about 10 years experience in journalism. As Deputy Director of News Programming with Citi 97.3 FM, he directly supervises a news force made up of 45 journalists in Greater-Accra and the 9 other regions. Boakye-Yiadom is the founder of IJourno Africa, a... Read More →
avatar for Pınar Dağ

Pınar Dağ

Data Journalism Lecturer /Founder/ President, Data Journalism Platform -Turkey
Data Journalism Lecturer @khasedutr. Founder of Data Journalism Turkey Platform (@dagmedyaveri ) & small data journalism news site Dağ Medya (@Dagmedyanet). She is also president of Open Data and Data Journalism Association in İstanbul,Turkey. You can talk with her about data journalism education, data collection, data scraping & ethics, data cleaning& ethics, open data, data analysis, data visualization, data storytelling and daily data journalism workshops, open data and open data trainings. | | Here you can get her sessions's presentations: | | Basics of Web Scraping -Is web scraping an ethical practice? https://goo.gl/UWtT45 | | Lightning Round:Teaching Data Journalism--BestPractices | https://goo.gl/4g7QTa | | Data Journalism in Small Newsrooms | https://goo.gl/mUcLPa | | | Twitter... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

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 →
avatar for Denise Malan

Denise Malan

Training Director, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE)
Denise Malan joined IRE as a training director in August 2016. Previously, she worked at the Institute for Nonprofit News in a joint position with IRE for three years. She spent the first two years helping nonprofit news organizations around the country collaborate on data projec... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

15:45

Data Stories: Elections, Education, Shipping
Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early. 

Moderators
avatar for Izak Minnaar

Izak Minnaar

Digital News Editor, South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)
Izak Minnaar is a journalist with print, broadcast and online experience and is currently Editor: Digital News at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) in Johannesburg. He has been involved in computer assisted reporting and data journalism projects over the past 20 years. He regularly presents courses, guest lectures and conference inputs on topics such as online journalism, information management in the newsroom, online tools, data journalism and election coverage. He serves on the councils of the South African National... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Khalid Khattak

Khalid Khattak

Staff Reporter, The News International
Khalid Khattak is a staff reporter at The News International and has been in the profession for 12 years now. In 2015, Khalid founded Data Stories (http://www.datastories.pk/)--Pakistan's first independent data journalism initiative with an aim to promote data journalism, data st... Read More →
avatar for Izak Minnaar

Izak Minnaar

Digital News Editor, South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)
Izak Minnaar is a journalist with print, broadcast and online experience and is currently Editor: Digital News at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) in Johannesburg. He has been involved in computer assisted reporting and data journalism projects over the past 20 years. He regularly presents courses, guest lectures and conference inputs on topics such as online journalism, information management in the newsroom, online tools, data journalism and election coverage. He serves on the councils of the South African National... Read More →
avatar for Giannina Segnini

Giannina Segnini

Director of the Master on Data Journalism, Columbia University
Giannna Segnini heads the Data Concentration Program at The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She was the head of the investigative team at «La Nacion» in Costa Rica. Their investigations has led to prosecution of more than 50 politicians, businessmen and public servants in Costa Rica, UK, USA, France and Finland. Two former presidents in Costa Rica is convicted for corruption. Segnini has been training journalists all over Latin-America and USA in computer assisted reporting for years. She's a well know speaker at conferences all around the world and has received several international prizes for her work. | | Twitter... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

15:45

Data Visualization with D3 & Other Tools
Note: Data Labs have 30 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.

Speakers
avatar for Tegan Bedser

Tegan Bedser

Digital Media Specialist, SABC Digital News
Tegan Bedser is a Digital Media Specialist at SABC Digital News. She has previously worked at the Tiso Blackstar Group for websites such as Times LIVE, Sowetan LIVE and later DispatchOnline where she was part of the team that won CNN African Journalist Awards for digital journali... Read More →
avatar for Kavya Sukumar

Kavya Sukumar

Editorial Engineer, Vox.com
Kavya Sukumar is an editorial engineer on Vox's visualization team. She works with data and graphics to find and present stories on the internet.  | After more than six years in the tech industry, she switched careers to journalism. She has reported and written stories, worked on investigative projects, made data visualizations, built tools and rewritten parts of a CMS. She started her newsroom career as a Data Editor with the investigative team at the Palm Beach Post. Before joining Vox Media full time, she was... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 2 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

15:45

Building African Investigative Networks
Join some of Africa’s top journalists as they brainstorm about how to increase collaboration and cross-border projects, share resources and ideas, and network investigative reporters across this dynamic region.

This networking session is an informal gathering. Here’s a chance to meet your colleagues and talk about how we can help each other. So relax, enjoy yourself, share your ideas and come ready to brainstorm and collaborate.

And be sure to add your name and email to the contact list they pass around so we can follow up!

Moderators
avatar for Stefaans Brummer

Stefaans Brummer

Investigative Journalist, AmaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism
Stefaans Brümmer is an old hand at investigations. A politics and journalism graduate, he cut his reporting teeth at The Argus during the tumultuous early 1990s in Cape Town; then joined the uppity weekly Mail & Guardian as South African democracy dawned in April 1994. | |  For the next 16 years (a late-1990s diversion into television and freelancing apart), the... Read More →
avatar for Catherine Gicheru

Catherine Gicheru

ICFJ Fellow / Country Lead, Code for Kenya
Catherine Gicheru is an award-winning Kenyan journalist who is currently serving as a Knight International Journalism Fellow with the International Center for Journalists and leader of the Code for Kenya team working to bring together data journalists and technologists to produce innovative... Read More →
avatar for Dapo Olorunyomi

Dapo Olorunyomi

Publisher, Premium Times
Dapo Olorunyomi currently works as publisher and Chief Executive of Nigeria’s leading investigative news platform, Premium Times. Previous to this, he served as policy director and chief of staff at Nigeria’s anti corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. His work as editor during the years of military dictatorship in Nigeria earned him the 1995 International Editor of the Year Award of the World Press Review; the 1996 PEN Center (West) Freedom to Write Award; Press Freedom Award (1996) of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) New York; and the 1996 Hellman Hemmett grant of the Human Rights... Read More →

Saturday November 18, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 105 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

15:45

Building Asian Investigative Networks
Asia is an exciting region for investigative journalism. Once a backwater for muckraking, today the vast region teems with startups, new networks, nonprofits, and investigative teams. Five years ago GIJN had only three members in Asia; today it has 15, with more on the way. With 60% of humanity, the world's fastest growing economies, and broad interest among journalists in the region, the potential (and need) for investigative journalism is vast. 

So come brainstorm and share ideas about the future of investigative reporting in Asia. Next year GIJN will co-host the third Asian Investigative Journalism Conference. As we move forward, what networks, funding models, and skill sets should we be investing in? What kinds of stories and collaborations can we do together?  

This networking session is an informal gathering. Here’s a chance to meet your colleagues and talk about how we can help each other. So relax, enjoy yourself, share your ideas and come ready to brainstorm and collaborate.

Be sure to add your name and email to the contact list they pass around so we can follow up!

Moderators
avatar for Syed Nazakat

Syed Nazakat

CEO and Editor-In-Chief, DataLEADS and CIJ (India)
Syed Nazakat is an award-winning journalist, media entrepreneur, founder and Editor-In-Chief of DataLEADS, which is a data-driven Indian initiative aimed to create new platforms of data research and storytelling. DataLEADS conducts series of unique data boot camps in different pa... Read More →
avatar for Floreen Simon

Floreen Simon

Training Director, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ)
Floreen Simon is a Training Director at Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ). She leads PCIJ's training program and develops training modules for journalists, civil society organizations, government agencies, and academe. She also takes part in producing investi... Read More →

Saturday November 18, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 205 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

17:30

Reception
Saturday November 18, 2017 17:30 - 18:15
The Great Hall 3 Jorissen St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa

18:15

Keynote Address/Awards Night
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
avatar for Sheila Coronel

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 →
avatar for David Kaplan

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 →
avatar for Mojak Lehoko

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Joseph E. Stiglitz

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

20:30

Dinner
After the keynote address and the awards ceremony, walk back with us to the big tent near the conference center. We'll be serving dinner for a thousand colleagues, followed by drinks and dancing. 

Saturday November 18, 2017 20:30 - 21:30
Library Lawns Wits University
 
Sunday, November 19
 

09:00

Essentials of Story-Based Inquiry
This session aims to  upgrade the way you launch and manage your projects, to make them more efficient, powerful and rewarding. The widely-used Story-Based Inquiry (SBI) method treats investigation as a single integrated process, from idea to delivery, with the story at the center. Along the way, we save time and anguish, and create assets for the next projects. In this session we'll look at the basic SBI tools -- hypotheses, timelines, source maps, and a masterfile that keeps the data together -- through rapid exercises. This will be an interactive session, using participants' ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Hunter

Mark Hunter

Founding member, Story-Based Inquiry Associates
An award-winning investigative reporter, scholar, and author of the UNESCO-funded International manual “Story-based Inquiry - A Manual for Investigative Journalists”, Hunter is an adjunct professor and senior research fellow at the INSEAD Social Innovation Center in Fontaineb... Read More →


Sunday November 19, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 105 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

09:00

How Other Investigators Do It
Journalists are part of a larger ecosystem of investigators who track and document wrongdoing. We’re familiar with the investigative journalist’s toolkit. But how do other investigators prove fraud, waste, and abuse? And can journalists learn from them? You bet we can. Have a listen to veteran organized crime investigator Joe Davidson, a former FBI Supervisory Special Agent; James Mintz, who runs a New York City-based private investigative firm with offices in six countries; and South Africa-based human rights investigator Dewa Mavhinga.

Moderators
avatar for Vivienne Walt

Vivienne Walt

Journalist, TIME
Vivienne Walt has written since 2003 for TIME Magazine, which she first joined as a correspondent while covering the Iraq War. She is also a contributor to Fortune Magazine, TIME's sister publication. She's traveled through most of Africa, the Middle East, and Europe focusing on war and conflict, and the human toll wrought by Western business operations, from diamonds to oil exploration. | She is a board member of the Overseas Press Club of America, and a regular juror for the OPC awards and the Prix Bayeux for war correspondents. | Follow here on @vivwalt... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joe Davidson

Joe Davidson

Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice International Criminal Training Assistance Program
Joe Davidson is s former FBI Supervisory Special Agent with 30 years of experience with the FBI in management, investigations, and training. He is currently an advisor assigned to the U.S. Department of Justice International Criminal Training Assistance Program, through which he has trained law enforcement in the Caribbean, North Africa, and Eastern Europe. At the FBI, Davidson oversaw cases involving organized crime, crimes against children, and cyber and violent crime major offenders. He served as the acting assistant legal... Read More →
avatar for Dewa Mavhinga Dewa Mavhinga

Dewa Mavhinga Dewa Mavhinga

Southern Africa Director, Human Rights Watch
Dewa Mavhinga is the Southern Africa Director with the Africa Division at Human Rights Watch. Dewa has more than ten years’ human rights research and advocacy experience on Southern Africa, and his work has been published in the Guardian UK, the Mail & Guardian South Africa, the Independent Zimbabwe, the Standard Zimbabwe, BBC, and... Read More →
avatar for James Mintz

James Mintz

Founder & CEO, Mintz Group
Jim Mintz has been an adjunct professor in the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School for the past 10 years.   | | Jim is the CEO of the Mintz Group, a research and investigative firm. He has spent over thirty years conducting investigations all over the world... Read More →


Sunday November 19, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 4 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

09:00

Masterclass: Mojo Workshop (Part 1)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Mojo Masterclass – As journalism becomes increasingly competitive, professional and community journalists need a broader digital storytelling skills built around mobile journalism (mojo) literacies and phones. 

The Guerrilla Workshop is a two-and-a-half-hour fast track introduction to mobile journalism where participants learn about SCRAP, a digital storytelling language; hardware (smartphones, lights, microphones and tripods); functional apps for shooting, editing,and post-production. More specifically, participants will learn how to shoot clean vision and audio, mix audio, record video interviews, edit narration and video and transfer content. In essence, you will learn how to shoot, edit and publish a complete video story using just your smartphone – all in 2 ½  hours. 

This is a practical workshop and you will need the following: iPhone or Android smartphone with the following apps: iMovie (iOS), Kinemaster (iOS and Android) -- download both if you have an iPhone; We Transfer (iOS and Android); Ferrite (iOS); Vont (iOS); iXpand; Airstash. Please download these apps and check that they work prior to the workshop. Advanced apps that will be discussed, which are not free, are Filmic Pro and Camera+. Go Mojo!

Note: This is a two-part workshop and it is mandatory to attend the first part to be able to join the second one.  


Speakers
avatar for Ivo Burum

Ivo Burum

Coordinator & Lecturer - Media Industries; Producer, Journalist and International Mojo Trainer, La Trobe University
Ivo Burum is an Australia based journalist, author and award-winning television producer. He has more than 30 years of experience producing in excess of 2500 hours of prime time programing across genres. This includes frontline international current affairs series, such as Foreign Correspondent and, as executive producer, more than 550 hours of nightly fast turn around public affairs TV. | | A pioneer in mobile journalism, Ivo has taught mojo to investigative journalists from Syria, Yemin, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Iraq, Timor-Leste and Myanmar. Ivo runs Burum Media, a mojo and web TV consultancy that provides training to journalists from some of the... Read More →


Sunday November 19, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 5 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

09:00

Lotteries, Launderers, & Illicit Acts
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.

Moderators
avatar for Marty Steffens

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Umar Cheema

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 →
avatar for Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

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 →
avatar for Khadija Sharife

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,

09:00

Sustainability Workshop -- Part 1: Case Studies
What are the keys to a successful startup? How can serious newsrooms diversify revenue? What innovative practices will provide a strong base and financial structure to do the journalism you want to do? Doing great journalism isn't enough -- your group's success will also depend on good management, sound accounting, determined fundraising, audience engagement, and diversified revenue. Here are invaluable tips from veterans in the field, with lessons from both successful nonprofits and for-profits. We'll have a lightning round of examples, including South Korea's 30,000-member broadcast nonprofit Newstapa, the UK's Bristol Cable community outreach model, Tunisia's online multimedia site Inkymedia, India's Health DataLeads, the Philippines' PCIJ, and the always innovative RSF. 

Moderators
avatar for Bridget Gallagher

Bridget Gallagher

Principal, Gallagher Group LLC
Bridget Gallagher provides fundraising strategy, implementation assistance, and counsel to domestic and international clients working on transparency, information access, and civic participation issues in the context of the rapidly changing 21st century media ecosystem. A fifteen-year veteran of the nonprofit sector, Bridget first began working with non-profit media projects via the Center for Public Integrity, one of the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alon Aviram

Alon Aviram

Operations and media coordinator, The Bristol Cable
Alon Aviram is a co-founder of the Bristol Cable and member of the operations and editorial team. The Bristol Cable, a media co-operative owned and led by 1800+ members, is pioneering a new model for public interest local journalism in print and online. | | Twitter: @AlAvira... Read More →
avatar for Sheila Coronel

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 →
avatar for Christophe Deloire

Christophe Deloire

Secretary general, REPORTERS SANS FRONTIERES
Reporters Without Borders director-general. Deloire has been director of the Paris-based Journalists Training Centre (CFJ) since 2008. After graduating from the Higher School for Economic and Commercial Sciences (ESSEC) in Paris in 1994, he did his national service at TF1 televis... Read More →
avatar for Yongjin Kim

Yongjin Kim

Editor-In-Chief, KCIJ-NEWSTAPA
Yongjin Kim, Korea, is co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Korea Center for Investigative Journalism (KCIJ), the first nonprofit online investigative reporting organization in South Korea. He started his career as a journalist in 1987 at Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), a public broadcasting corporation. He mostly covered police, courts, labor and media. He exposed that the national spy agency had helped big corporations block people who had experience in labor unions from getting work by doing illegal surveillance and establishing a huge... Read More →
avatar for Walid Mejri

Walid Mejri

journaliste, inkyfada
Walid Mejri is a journalist specialized in investigative reports, and is co-founder of Inkyfada. He once won the creative journalist prize by the National Tunisian Journalists’ Syndicate (SNJT) due to his contributions to developing the e-journalist, and introducing the interaction in the multi-media and dimensions narrative journalism; in addition to his academic research in the interactive narrative journalism field. | | Twitter... Read More →
avatar for Syed Nazakat

Syed Nazakat

CEO and Editor-In-Chief, DataLEADS and CIJ (India)
Syed Nazakat is an award-winning journalist, media entrepreneur, founder and Editor-In-Chief of DataLEADS, which is a data-driven Indian initiative aimed to create new platforms of data research and storytelling. DataLEADS conducts series of unique data boot camps in different pa... Read More →


Sunday November 19, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 104 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

09:00

Media Law Clinic: Defend Yourself from Legal Threats

Are you facing a legal threat? Are you confident your work is legally sound before you publish or broadcast? Threatened by national security or privacy laws? 

This informal "clinic" is your chance to get one-on-one advice from some of the top experts on international media law. We're truly fortunate to have our own "Dream Team" of media attorneys available for advice. We've got Northwestern University's Doreen Weisenhaus, the Media Legal Defence Initative's Ayse Bingol, Zimbabwe's Beatrice Mtetwa. and South Africa's Dario Milo. 


Speakers
avatar for Ayse Bingol

Ayse Bingol

Legal Officer, Media Legal Defence Initiative
Ayse Bingol Demir is a lawyer specialized in international human rights law and domestic law and procedures in Turkey. She is a graduate of Istanbul University Law Faculty and Queen Mary University of London where she obtained a Master of Laws in Human Rights Law. Ayse practiced... Read More →
avatar for Lucy Freeman

Lucy Freeman

CEO, Media Legal Defence Initiative
Lucy Freeman is MLDI's Chief Executive Officer. She joined MLDI from Amnesty International, where she worked for 8 years as Director of Gender, Sexuality and Identity, Director of Growth, Deputy Director in the Africa Programme and Researcher on Nigeria. During this time she led... Read More →
avatar for Dario Milo

Dario Milo

Partner, Webber Wentzel
Dario Milo is a partner in the Dispute Resolution Practice at Webber Wentzel. He leads a team that focuses on corporate and tax dispute resolution, auditing and accounting regulatory work, and media and information law. | | Dario is also a qualified solicitor of the High Court of England and... Read More →
avatar for Beatrice Mtetwa

Beatrice Mtetwa

Human Rights, Lawyer
Beatrice Mtetwa is a Zimbabwean lawyer who has been internationally recognized for her defense of journalists and press freedom. She has litigated on human rights issues since 1990 with an emphasis on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media. As a result of her work she has been harassed by State agents through arrests, prosecution and physical assaults. She graduated with an LLB degree from the University of Botswana and Swaziland in... Read More →
avatar for Doreen Weisenhaus

Doreen Weisenhaus

Media Law and Policy Initiative, and Senior Lecturer, Northwestern University
In September 2017, Doreen Weisenhaus joined Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications and the Pritzker School of Law to launch the Media Law and Policy Initiative and to teach. Prior to joining Northwestern, she taught media law and ethics at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, the University of Hong Kong (2000-2017), where she remains an Honorary Associate Professor and Director of the Media Law Project. Before HKU, she was city editor of The New York Times; the first legal editor of The New York Times Magazine before becoming its law and politics editor; and editor-in-chief of The National Law Journal, a leading publication for lawyers in the U.S. that won several major journalism awards during her tenure. | She also was a prosecutor in New York City, a television news producer in Chicago and a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal. She is the author of Hong Kong Media Law: A Guide for Journalists and Media Professionals (Hong Kong University Press 2007... Read More →


Sunday November 19, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 202 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

09:00

Finding African Data
Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.

Moderators
avatar for Izak Minnaar

Izak Minnaar

Digital News Editor, South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)
Izak Minnaar is a journalist with print, broadcast and online experience and is currently Editor: Digital News at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) in Johannesburg. He has been involved in computer assisted reporting and data journalism projects over the past 20 years. He regularly presents courses, guest lectures and conference inputs on topics such as online journalism, information management in the newsroom, online tools, data journalism and election coverage. He serves on the councils of the South African National... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nana Boakye-Yiadom

Nana Boakye-Yiadom

Founder, iJourno Africa
Nana Boakye-Yiadom from Ghana has about 10 years experience in journalism. As Deputy Director of News Programming with Citi 97.3 FM, he directly supervises a news force made up of 45 journalists in Greater-Accra and the 9 other regions. Boakye-Yiadom is the founder of IJourno Africa, a... Read More →
avatar for Nechama Brodie

Nechama Brodie

Head of TRI Facts, Africa Check


Sunday November 19, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

09:00

Using Google Fusion Tables

Welcome to Google Fusion Tables. In this hands-on introduction to the free online tool you'll learn how to import and combine data, do simple analysis and easily turn that into an online map.

This session will be most useful if: You've ever used a spreadsheet. You need to have a Google account.

Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.


Speakers
avatar for Tommy Kaas

Tommy Kaas

Editor, Kaas & Mulvad
Tommy Kaas is a datajournalist, analyst, trainer and co-founder of Kaas & Mulvad, a private company founded in 2007. He was co-founder of DICAR – the Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting. He has a background in journalism and has previously worked as an assistant managing editor. | Twitter... Read More →
avatar for Nils Mulvad

Nils Mulvad

Editor, Kaas & Mulvad
NILS MULVAD is editor at Kaas & Mulvad. From 2001-2006 he was executive director of the Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting, Dicar. From 2001-2015 he worked as associate professor at The Danish School of Media and Journalism. With former IRE-director Brant Houston he was the main responsible for the two first Global Investigative Journalism Conferences in 2001 and 2003 in Copenhagen and was co-founder of the Global Investigative Journalism... Read More →


Sunday November 19, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 2 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

09:00

Using Spreadsheets: Excel 1
This class is for anyone who wants to get started analyzing data in Excel. We will learn how to navigate a spreadsheet and enter data, as well as how to sort, filter and summarize data using pivot tables. No previous spreadsheet experience required.

Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.

Speakers
avatar for Sibusiso Biyela

Sibusiso Biyela

Science Writer, ScienceLink
I am a passionate science writer who uses digital tools to translate complex research in South Africa.
avatar for Anina Mumm

Anina Mumm

Science comms & Digital media Specialist, ScienceLink
#scicomm | digital media | data journalism | co-founder of local pop-sci NPO @SciBraai & SA's 1st digital #scicomm start-up @ScienceLinkSA, & Lab Gas AfricaTwitter: @aninja_m... Read More →


Sunday November 19, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

09:00

Networking: Open
Sunday November 19, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 205 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

10:15

Break
Sunday November 19, 2017 10:15 - 10:45
Wits Science Stadium Complex West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

10:45

Innovations in Storytelling
Reporting is not enough -- it also matters how you tell the story. And we have more tools for innovative story-telling than ever before. Here are three journalists on the cutting-edge of reinventing how we tell investigative stories -- from the US, Germany, and the UK -- ranging from dramatic plays and animation to gaming and graphic novels. 

Moderators
avatar for Reg Chua

Reg Chua

Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News
Reg Chua has been a journalist for more than a quarter of a century, working in print, electronic media, television and radio. He’s currently Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News at Thomson Reuters, based in New York. From July 2009 to March 2011, he was Editor-in-Chief of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Susanne Reber

Susanne Reber

Executive Editor Reveal, The Center for Investigative Reporting
Susanne Reber is the executive editor of Reveal, a nationally broadcast US public radio show, and the co-founder of the Peabody Award-winning radio program and podcast. Prior to joining The Center for Investigative Reporting as a senior editor in 2012, Reber formed and led NPR's... Read More →
avatar for Juliana Ruhfus

Juliana Ruhfus

Senior reporter and investigative filmmaker, Al Jazeera
Juliana Ruhfus is an award-winning investigative journalist, filmmaker and producer of interactive journalism projects. She has been the senior reporter for the Al Jazeera English "People & Power" strand for which she has made nearly fifty films since her film on Liberia launche... Read More →
avatar for David Schraven

David Schraven

Publisher, CORRECTIV
CORRECTIV is Germanys first non-profit investigative newsroom. David Schraven leads CORRECTIV as publisher. After spending time at taz and Süddeutsche Zeitung he worked as a freelance journalist in the business and North Rhine-Westphalia departments of the Welt-group. While working as a guest journalist for Time Magazine, David was in New York on September 11th when the towers fell. He also founded the political blog... Read More →


Sunday November 19, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 4 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

10:45

Investigating Climate Change
Climate change is increasingly cited as the most dire challenge facing the planet today. How can journalists apply the skills of investigative reporting to dig deeper and reveal what's really happening in the field? What is stopping progress on controlling greenhouse gas emissions? Whose financial interests are at stake? How can we best translate complex scientific findings into easily understood stories? Here are four journalists with extensive experience covering climate change.

Moderators
avatar for Paula Fray

Paula Fray

MD, Fray Intermedia
Paula Fray has worked in media for more than three decades as a journalist, editor, trainer and media manager. She is currently MD of the pan-African media training organisation frayintermedia which she founded in 2005. An award-winning reporter, Fray was executive editor of The Star newspaper and the first women editor of the Saturday Star.A recipient of the prestigious Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University, she served on the Nieman Foundation Advisory Board from 2009 - 2013. She currently serves on the Media Monitoring Africa board as well as on the board of the humanitarian news service... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kunda Dixit

Kunda Dixit

Editor and Publisher, Nepali Times
A former reporter for the BBC, Kunda Dixit is the founder and editor of Nepali Times, and former chairman of the Centre for Investigative Journalism in Kathmandu. He has written several books, amongst them 'Dateline Earth' on environmental journalism and 'A People War', a trilogy of photo books on the Nepal conflict.Twitter... Read More →
avatar for Amantha Perera

Amantha Perera

Asia Pacific Coordinator, Dart Center Asia Pacific
Writer and a trainer based in Colombo Sri Lanka, Amantha is the Asia Pacific Coordinator for the DART Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia Journalism School. With over 15 years of experience working in Sri Lanka and overseas, he has covered the island’s civil war and post conflict developments for international and local outlets, as a correspondent for TIME, Thomson Reuters Foundation, al-Jazeera, the Guardian, Inter Press News Service and IRIN. He has also worked extensively in Asia on issues like extreme weather events, natural disasters, post conflict situations, climate change and climate negotiations. | | | Amantha has been on assignment in over 20 countries including India, Indonesia, Nepal, Norway, South Korea, Sweden, UK, US, Myanmar, Thailand, Bangladesh and Brazil. He was an Ochberg Fellow at the Columbia Journalism School in 2013. He was also a Visiting Scholar at the Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley (2003-04), a Jefferson Fellow at the East West Center, University of Hawaii (2001) and a DART Asia Pacific Fellow (2011). He was also a co-winner of the Prince Albert/United Nations Global Prize for Climate Change reporting 2012,and PANOS South Asia Climate Change Media Excellence Award 2014. He was part of the Reuters team that won the 2016 SOPA Award for Excellence in Environmental Reporting. | | Twitter... Read More →
avatar for Mark Schapiro

Mark Schapiro

Journalist/Author, Food & Environment Reporting Network
MARK SCHAPIRO is an award-winning journalist who specializes in international environmental investigations, probing into the intersection between the environment, economics and political power. His work is published in Harpers, Newsweek, The Nation, Mother Jones, Pacific Standard, The Atlantic, and other publications, and he worked as a correspondent for the PBS newsmagazine FRONLTINE/World. He was formerly senior correspondent at the Center for Investigative Reporting, and currently teaches at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism... Read More →
avatar for Gerald Tenywa

Gerald Tenywa

Senior Reporter, New Vision
Gerald Tenywa Magumba is a senior reporter at New Vision, a daily newspaper in Uganda. As an investigative journalist, he has been reporting for the last two decades on wildlife, ivory trafficking, forests, wetlands, pollution, oil, land, water and climate change. | | He has won... Read More →


Sunday November 19, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 202 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

10:45

Lightning Round: Great Stories You've Never Heard Of
In this popular session, journalists present favorite investigative stories in a short format -- just five to seven minutes per presentation. Come hear about gutsy investigations that your colleagues have done across the world.  

Moderators
avatar for Jan Gunnar Furuly

Jan Gunnar Furuly

Journalist, Aftenposten
Journalist at the investigative unit at daily Aftenposten in Oslo, Norway. Board member at Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) and member of the Advisory Council at SKUP in Norway.

Speakers
avatar for Asaad Alzalazlee

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.
avatar for Meirion Jones

Meirion Jones

Investigations Editor, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Won Scoop of the Year for investigation of paedophile Jimmy Savile in UK, Daniel Pearl award for pollution by Trafigura in Ivory Coast. Exposed bogus bomb detectors scandal in Iraq, vulture funds in Africa & deception by UK tabloid journalist Mazher Mahmoud (the Fake Sheikh). Pre... Read More →
avatar for Sungsoo Kim

Sungsoo Kim

Reporter, Korea Centre for Investigative Journalism
Sungsoo Kim is a Newstapa reporter since March 2014. He is focused on the field of diplomacy and security. He was previously at OBS.
avatar for Goran Lefkov

Goran Lefkov

Journalist, Scoop Macedonia
Goran Lefkov is a journalist at SCOOP Macedonia.
avatar for Rosemary Nwaebuni

Rosemary Nwaebuni

Features Editor, Delta Printing and Publishing Company Ltd,
Rosemary Nwaebuni is an investigative journalist with The Pointer Newspaper in Nigeria. She is driven by a passion to expose societal ills and bring perpetrators to justice.  She has worked with Insight TWI/Africa Investigates to expose the activities of Nigeria's fake doctors an... Read More →
avatar for Ritu Sarin

Ritu Sarin

Executive Editor (News and Investigations), Indian Express
Been in the news business for over three decades; handling investigations for The Indian Express for two decades; ICIJ member for over a decade. Awarded Ramnath Goenka and Prem Bhatia awards. Specializations: strategic affairs, corruption and money laundering/black money. Handled... Read More →
avatar for Makoto Watanabe

Makoto Watanabe

Editor-in-Chief, Waseda Chronicle, Insutitute for journalism, Waseda University
Makoto Watanabe is editor-in-chief of the Waseda Chronicle, a nonprofit investigative journalism organization in Japan. He was one of the journalists who involved in the Promethean investigation - a series of reports on the Fukushima disaster which suggested that the workers of the nuclear plant disobeyed the manager and decamped in a sort of mutiny. He quit his job at Asahi Shimbun to work as editor-in-chief at the Waseda... Read More →


Sunday November 19, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

10:45

Shining Light Award Winners
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. 

Moderators
avatar for David Kaplan

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 →

Speakers
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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,

10:45

Masterclass: Mojo Workshop (Part 2)
Limited Capacity filling up

Mojo Masterclass – As journalism becomes increasingly competitive, professional and community journalists need a broader digital storytelling skills built around mobile journalism (mojo) literacies and phones. 

The Guerrilla Workshop is a two-and-a-half-hour fast track introduction to mobile journalism where participants learn about SCRAP, a digital storytelling language; hardware (smartphones, lights, microphones and tripods); functional apps for shooting, editing, and post-production. More specifically, participants will learn how to shoot clean vision and audio, mix audio, record video interviews, edit narration and video and transfer content. In essence, you will learn how to shoot, edit and publish a complete video story using just your smartphone – all in 2 ½  hours. 

This is a practical workshop and you will need the following: iPhone or Android smartphone with the following apps: iMovie (iOS), Kinemaster (iOS and Android) -- download both if you have an iPhone; We Transfer (iOS and Android); Ferrite (iOS); Vont (iOS); iXpand; Airstash. Please download these apps and check that they work prior to the workshop. Advanced apps that will be discussed, which are not free, are Filmic Pro and Camera+. Go Mojo!

Note: This is a two-part workshop and it is mandatory to attend the first part to be able to join the second one.  


Speakers
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Ivo Burum

Coordinator & Lecturer - Media Industries; Producer, Journalist and International Mojo Trainer, La Trobe University
Ivo Burum is an Australia based journalist, author and award-winning television producer. He has more than 30 years of experience producing in excess of 2500 hours of prime time programing across genres. This includes frontline international current affairs series, such as Foreign Correspondent and, as executive producer, more than 550 hours of nightly fast turn around public affairs TV. | | A pioneer in mobile journalism, Ivo has taught mojo to investigative journalists from Syria, Yemin, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Iraq, Timor-Leste and Myanmar. Ivo runs Burum Media, a mojo and web TV consultancy that provides training to journalists from some of the... Read More →


Sunday November 19, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 5 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

10:45

Sustainability Workshop -- Part 2: Best Practices
What are the keys to a successful startup? How can serious newsrooms diversify revenue? What innovative practices will provide a strong base and financial structure to do the journalism you want to do? Doing great journalism isn't enough -- your group's success will also depend on good management, sound accounting, determined fundraising, and diversified revenue. In this part two of our Sustainability Workshop, we feature two experts on membership models, plus two top staff from the Media Development Investment Fund and the Omidyar Network, who will talk about what they look for to invest in independent media around the world. 

Moderators
avatar for Bridget Gallagher

Bridget Gallagher

Principal, Gallagher Group LLC
Bridget Gallagher provides fundraising strategy, implementation assistance, and counsel to domestic and international clients working on transparency, information access, and civic participation issues in the context of the rapidly changing 21st century media ecosystem. A fifteen-year veteran of the nonprofit sector, Bridget first began working with non-profit media projects via the Center for Public Integrity, one of the... Read More →

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Emily Goligoski

Research Director, Membership Puzzle Project, NYU
Emily Goligoski acts as an advocate for news consumers and delivers actionable insights to media organizations. She was the first user experience research lead in The New York Times newsroom and brought design research to Mozilla Foundation. She is a board member for the educati... Read More →
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Maaike Goslinga

International Editor, De Correspondent
As the International Editor of the Dutch online platform De Correspondent I am responsible for all international collaborations and investigations. My mission is to erase borders in how we approach topics and themes and set up extensive networks with journalists abroad, which enhances our reporting and our understanding of things that shape our world. One example of how we do that can be found on... Read More →
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Nishant Lalwani

Director, Omidyar Network
As a director for Omidyar Network’s Governance and Citizen Engagement initiative, Nishant leads the firm’s global strategy for investing in independent media. | | Nishant was formerly the co-founder and chief operating officer of the Global Innovation Fund (GIF), a nonprofit social investment vehicle. In this role, Nishant led... Read More →
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Mohamed Nanabhay

Deputy CEO, Media Development Investment Fund
Mohamed Nanabhay is the Deputy CEO of the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF), which invests in independent media around the world providing the news, information and debate that people need to build free, thriving societies. He joined MDIF in 2015 bringing more than 15... Read More →


Sunday November 19, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 104 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

10:45

Teaching Investigative Journalism -- Best Practices
In this Academic Track roundtable, professors based in France, Hong Kong, South Africa and the U.S. will offer ideas on best practices in teaching investigative journalism standards and techniques. 

Moderators
avatar for Deborah Nelson

Deborah Nelson

Associate Professor of Investigative Journalism, University of Maryland
Deb Nelson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who does and teaches investigative reporting. Most recently, she co-authored award-winning series for Reuters on superbugs and rising sea levels. Her students’ project on human trafficking was recognized as the best college jou... Read More →

Speakers
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Ying Chan

Professor, Hong Kong University
Ying Chan is an editorial and media consultant, China expert, educator and journalist, and e-learning advocate. She is the founding director and professor (1999-2016) of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong, and the founding dean (2003-2011) of the journalism school at Shantou... Read More →
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Anton Harber

Professor, Journalism and Media Studies, University of the Witwatersrand
Anton Harber is Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. His research interests include journalism; media; and history of South African media. Harber is the Founding Editor of the Mail & Guardian newspaper (previously known as... Read More →
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Brant Houston

Professor, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches investigative and data journalism and oversees an online newsroom. He previously was executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors, a group of 5,000 members, and before that an award-winning investigative reporter for 17 years. He is co-founder and chair of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and co-author of... Read More →
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Mark Hunter

Founding member, Story-Based Inquiry Associates
An award-winning investigative reporter, scholar, and author of the UNESCO-funded International manual “Story-based Inquiry - A Manual for Investigative Journalists”, Hunter is an adjunct professor and senior research fellow at the INSEAD Social Innovation Center in Fontaineb... Read More →


Sunday November 19, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 205 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

10:45

Coding for Journalism - 2
Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.

Speakers
avatar for Siyabonga Africa

Siyabonga Africa

Program Officer, South Africa Media Innovation Program
Siyabonga Africa is the program officer for the SA Media Innovation Program, formerly a digital media specialist at the SABC and executive chair of the Johannesburg chapter of Hacks/Hackers. He has a curiosity about the future of journalism which has lead him into dabbling with d... Read More →
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Ron Nixon

Homeland Security Correspondent, New York Times
Ron Nixon is a Washington Correspondent for the New York Times who covers homeland security. He's also the author of Selling Apartheid: South Africa's Global Propaganda War (Jacana Media, June 2015).


Sunday November 19, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

10:45

Digital Gadgets for Tracking and Monitoring

Marcus Lindemann and his team have worked with hidden cameras in various settings since the year 2000, and from there they started playing with other gadgets. While their first GPS tracking project on bike theft failed completely (the bike was gone with all the gadgets and only a video of the theft was kept), they later used GPS tracking for a consumer story on parcel services to show why some parcels were not delivered.

To monitor price changes at petrol stations, his team bought and installed time lapse camera, but before the workflow had been established, monitoring fuel prices became much easier. However, once those cameras were there, they came in handy with another story... 

Currently they are working on a long-term project using newer and cheaper GPS tools. Marcus will present the tools and video footage in this session.

Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early.


Speakers
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Marcus Lindemann

managing editor, autoren(werk) GmbH & Co.KG
Marcus Lindemann is an executive producer and journalist from Germany who is responsible for TV reports and documentaries that mainly broadcast on ZDF, Europe’s largest TV station. A lot of his reporting is using hidden cameras in various models. From there his team keeps on lo... Read More →


Sunday November 19, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

10:45

Tracking Assets with Investigative Dashboard
Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early. 

Speakers
avatar for Miranda Patrucic

Miranda Patrucic

Regional Editor, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
Based in Sarajevo, Miranda Patrucic is an investigative reporter and regional editor for OCCRP focusing on Central Asia, the Balkans and the Caucasus. Highlights of her work include exposing billions in telecom bribes in Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan, uncovering hidden assets of Azer... Read More →
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Paul Radu

Executive Director, OCCRP
Paul Radu is the executive director of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, a co-creator of the Investigative Dashboard and of visual investigative scenarios visualisation software vis.occrp.org. He is a co-founder of the RISE Project, a platform for investigative reporters and hackers in Romania. He has held a number of fellowships including the 2008 Knight International Journalism fellowship with the International Center for Journalists as well as a 2009-2010 Stanford Knight Journalism Fellowship. He is the recipient of numerous awards including in 2004, the Knight International Journalism Award and the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, in 2007, the Global Shining Light Award, the Tom Renner Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, the 2011 the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting and a 2015 European Press Prize. Paul is a board member for the... Read More →


Sunday November 19, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 2 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

12:00

Farewell & GIJC19 Announcement
Come say good-bye to the organizers as we do a final session, announcing the results of voting for the GIJN board and the site of the next Global Investigative Journalism Conference in 2019. Where will we meet next? Will it be Dublin, Hamburg, Lima, or Riga?

Sunday November 19, 2017 12:00 - 12:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

12:15

Lunch
Sunday November 19, 2017 12:15 - 14:00
Library Lawns Wits University