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Wednesday, November 15
 

13:00 PST

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 psychologica... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ismail Einashe

Ismail Einashe

Journalist
Ismail Einashe is a feature and investigative journalist based in London. He has written for The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The New York Times, Prospect, The Atlantic, NPR and The Nation, among many other places. He has worked for BBC Radio Current Affairs and presented on BBC Radio... 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... 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... 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... 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 drama... Read More →
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Bruce Shapiro

Executive Director, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism



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

11:15 PST

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 as an investigative journalist since 2011 with daily Berlingske, Denmark. Since 2017 also based in Brussels as EU correspondent. Through 2017 and 2018 investigated the 200 bn euro money laundering scandal at Danske Bank. Jung and colleagues have been awarded... 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... Read More →
avatar for Musikilu Mojeed

Musikilu Mojeed

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


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

11:15 PST

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 specialises... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cecilia Anesi

Cecilia Anesi

Legal Representative, 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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Stevan Dojcinovic

Stevan Dojcinovic

editor-in-chief, OCCRP Belgrade
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... 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 investigative... Read More →
avatar for Solomon Serwanjja

Solomon Serwanjja

Anchor/Investigative Journalist, NBS Television, Uganda
Solomon Serwanjja is a practicing broadcast investigative journalist currently working with NBS Television as an anchor and investigative reporter in Uganda. He also doubles as a Ugandan Correspondent for KTN News, a station based in Nairobi, Kenya. Previously, he worked as a news... Read More →


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

11:15 PST

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 Director of the Media Programme Sub-Sahara Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. In the 1990s he worked as contributing Africa Correspondent for the German Newsmagazine “Der Spiegel”, based in Nairobi, Kenya, reporting... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ismail Einashe

Ismail Einashe

Journalist
Ismail Einashe is a feature and investigative journalist based in London. He has written for The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The New York Times, Prospect, The Atlantic, NPR and The Nation, among many other places. He has worked for BBC Radio Current Affairs and presented on BBC Radio... 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... Read More →
avatar for Sanne Terlingen

Sanne Terlingen

Journalist, OneWorld & Argos
Onderzoeksjournalist OneWorld en Argos


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

11:15 PST

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... Read More →


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

11:15 PST

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 detention, investigated war contractors and followed the money (and priva... 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 bu... 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, he semi-retired in 2014. With a long-standing interest in transparency, McIntosh has filed numerous U.S. FOI requests and written ab... Read More →



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

14:00 PST

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 specialises... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stevan Dojcinovic

Stevan Dojcinovic

editor-in-chief, OCCRP Belgrade
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... Read More →
avatar for Mostafa Elmarsafawy

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... 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... Read More →


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

14:00 PST

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

South Africa
Sarah Wild is a South African science journalist. She studied physics, electronics, and English literature at Rhodes University in an effort to make herself unemployable. It didn't work so she read for an MSc in bioethics and health law (Wits University), with a special focus on... 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 bu... Read More →
avatar for Joel Konopo

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... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Stein

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 to... 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... Read More →


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

14:00 PST

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, NG... 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 reported... 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

Editor, Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism
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 investigating and... Read More →


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

14:00 PST

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Gicheru

Catherine Gicheru

Director, Africa Women Journalism Project
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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Sam Sole

Sam Sole

Managing Partner, amaBhungane, South Africa
Sam 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... Read More →


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

14:00 PST

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, he semi-retired in 2014. With a long-standing interest in transparency, McIntosh has filed numerous U.S. FOI requests and written ab... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anuška Delic

Anuška Delic

founder & editor-in-chief, Oštro
An award-winning investigative and data journalist from Slovenia. A rookie in the exciting, yet rocky world of non-profit independent media in the European Union.In 2018 she left the main daily newspaper in Slovenia and established Oštro, Center for investigative journalism in the... Read More →
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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 proposed... 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... Read More →


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

15:45 PST

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
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Bruce Shapiro

Executive Director, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

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 University in China. Under her leadership, the JMSC became the hub of pan-Asian journalism serving to promoting journalism standards, freedom of expression and digital innovation... 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 has... Read More →


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

15:45 PST

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 General... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Schraven

David Schraven

Publisher, CORRECTIV
David Schraven leitet das Recherchezentrum correctiv.org als Publisher und inhaltlicher Geschäftsführer.Nach Stationen bei der „Tageszeitung“ und der „Süddeutschen Zeitung“ war er zunächst als freier Journalist für die „Welt“-Gruppe im Wirtschaftsressort und im Ressort... 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 and television... Read More →
avatar for Laura Zommer

Laura Zommer

Executive director and editor in chief, Chequeado
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 organization dedicated to increasing the diversity of... Read More →


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

15:45 PST

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
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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Andualem Sisay Gessesse

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... Read More →
avatar for Emin Huseynov

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... Read More →
avatar for Lawi Weng

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 drug... Read More →


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

15:45 PST

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
A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and one-time finalist, Martha Mendoza is an advocate for accurate journalism, government transparency, and the public’s right to know. Her reports have prompted new legislation, Congressional hearings, Pentagon investigations, and White House responses... Read More →


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

17:15 PST

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 PST
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,
 
Friday, November 17
 

09:00 PST

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
A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and one-time finalist, Martha Mendoza is an advocate for accurate journalism, government transparency, and the public’s right to know. Her reports have prompted new legislation, Congressional hearings, Pentagon investigations, and White House responses... 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 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... 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... Read More →


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

09:00 PST

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... 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... 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... 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 PST
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 104 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

09:00 PST

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 has a career in computing and internet research and development that dates back to 1978. He joined the BBC in 1995 as an information researcher. As the internet grew in significance, Paul was able to blend his technical knowledge with the realities of his work in journalism... Read More →


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

09:00 PST

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... Read More →

Speakers
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... Read More →
avatar for Mona Grivi Norman

Mona Grivi Norman

Investigative reporter, VG
Member of the investigative team in VG, Norway. Recent stories on social issues, health, transportation and foreign affairs.
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 and... Read More →
avatar for Synnøve Åsebø

Synnøve Åsebø

Investigative reporter, VG
Investigative reporter at Norwegian daily VG - and vice chairwoman of SKUP. Has won several awards for her investigations.


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

09:00 PST

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

Founding Director, Taboom Media
Brian Pellot is Director of Global Strategy at Taboom Media. 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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brant Houston

Brant Houston

Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches and works on projects and research involving the use of data analysis in journalism. He is co-founder of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Institute for Nonprofit... 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... Read More →


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

09:00 PST

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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Maxime Koami Domegni

Maxime Koami Domegni

Investigative Journalist, Togo
"Maxime Koami DOMEGNI, is a Togolese award-winning investigative journalist. He has participated in various local and international investigative projects such as Panama Papers, Bahama Leaks, Plunder Route to Panama, West Africa Leaks, etc. He is chairman of Togolese Investigative... 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... Read More →
avatar for Miranda Patrucic

Miranda Patrucic

Regional Editor, OCCRP Sarajevo
Miranda Patrucic is an investigative reporter based in Sarajevo. She is regional editor for Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP ), focusing on Central Asia, the Balkans and the Caucasus. Highlights of her work include exposing billions in telecom bribes in Uzbekistan... Read More →


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

10:45 PST

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... 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 & Klaar... 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... 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 has... 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 country’s... Read More →


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

10:45 PST

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... 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 detention, investigated war contractors and followed the money (and priva... Read More →


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

14:00 PST

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
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 University in China. Under her leadership, the JMSC became the hub of pan-Asian journalism serving to promoting journalism standards, freedom of expression and digital innovation... Read More →
avatar for Kimon de Greef

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 PST
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 104 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

14:00 PST

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
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 psychologica... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ismail Ferdous

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... Read More →
avatar for Umaru Fofana

Umaru Fofana

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


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

14:00 PST

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
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 co-founder... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stephen King

Stephen King

Partner, Omidyar Network
avatar for Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye

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... Read More →
avatar for Maria Teresa Ronderos

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... Read More →
avatar for Gerard Ryle

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... Read More →
avatar for Drew Sullivan

Drew Sullivan

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


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

15:45 PST

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
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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye

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... 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... Read More →


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

15:45 PST

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
Marina Iemini Atoji é jornalista formada pela ECA-USP. Desde 2012, é gerente executiva da Abraji (Associação Brasileira de Jornalismo Investigativo), onde também atua como instrutora de cursos sobre a Lei de Acesso a Informações. Anteriormente, atuou na Transparência Brasil... 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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Carolyn Raphaely

Carolyn Raphaely

Senior Journalist, Wits Justice Project
A Wits Justice Project senior journalist, Carolyn investigates human rights abuses and miscarriages of justice related to SA’s criminal justice system. She has a BA in psychology, a master's in city and regional planning and previously held senior editorial positions at the Financial... Read More →



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

15:45 PST

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, 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 member of the Steering... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Arta Giga

Arta Giga

Editor/Producer, Red Dot Media
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... Read More →
avatar for Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa

CEO and Executive Editor, Rappler.com
The CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler.com, Maria is one of the founders of the 6-year-old company, one of the leading online news organizations in the Philippines. Maria has been honoured around the world for her courageous and bold work in fighting disinformation, “fake news... Read More →
avatar for Anya Schiffrin

Anya Schiffrin

Director, TMaC, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
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 Newswires... Read More →


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

15:45 PST

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 vzw
Ides Debruyne is co-founder and Managing Director (since 2001) of Journalismfund.eu, the first independent non-profit organisation established in 1998 with the purpose of stimulating in-depth cross-border journalism in Europe. Ides is also the co-founders of the Dutch-Flemish As... Read More →

Speakers
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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... 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... Read More →


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

09:00 PST

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
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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 at... Read More →

Speakers
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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 Sci... 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... Read More →
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Estacio Valoi

Center for Mozambique Investigative Journalism CJIMOZ
Estacio Valoi is a Mozambican investigative journalist (print, broadcaster, documentary, photography ) who assists Oxpeckers with transnational investigations into environmental problems in the sub-Saharan region. As a member of the African Investigative Publishing Collective, he... Read More →


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

09:00 PST

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
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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 co-founder... Read More →

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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 television’s... 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... 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... Read More →
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Laurent Richard

Founder, Executive Director, Forbidden Stories
Laurent Richard is a French award-winning investigative journalist and 2017 Knight-Wallace fellow. He is co-founder of the highly reputed inquiry magazine Cash Investigation broadcast on French public television.Among others stories, Richard oversaw for Premières Lignes Television... 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... Read More →


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

09:00 PST

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

Editor and Investigative Journalist, Consultancy
Investigative journalist ‘Fisayo Soyombo was pioneer Editor of TheCable. He is also a former Editor of the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), and the immediate past Managing Editor of SaharaReporters.Soyombo believes journalism is not just a profession but... Read More →


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

09:00 PST

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
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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... Read More →

Speakers
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Catherine Gicheru

Director, Africa Women Journalism Project
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... 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... Read More →


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

10:45 PST

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
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Vivienne Walt

Journalist, TIME & Fortune
Vivienne Walt is this year's SABEW winner for international reporting, small and medium publications. She has written since 2003 for TIME Magazine, which she first joined as a correspondent while covering the Iraq War. She also writes for Fortune Magazine. For both, she's traveled... Read More →

Speakers
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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... Read More →
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Umaru Fofana

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


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

10:45 PST

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
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Anders Alexanderson 

Board Member, SSE 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 private... Read More →

Speakers
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


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

10:45 PST

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
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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... Read More →

Speakers
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Will Fitzgibbon

Reporter, ICIJ
Will Fitzgibbon is a senior reporter and the Africa Coordinator with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), a non-profit news organisation based in Washington DC. He coordinates ICIJ's partnerships with journalists in Africa and the Middle East. Will has... Read More →
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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... 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 Knife... Read More →


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

10:45 PST

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 has a career in computing and internet research and development that dates back to 1978. He joined the BBC in 1995 as an information researcher. As the internet grew in significance, Paul was able to blend his technical knowledge with the realities of his work in journalism... Read More →


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

14:00 PST

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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Alexander Papachristou

Executive Director, Vance Center
Alexander Papachristou joined the Vance Center as Executive Director in January 2012. He directs the organization’s overall operations and focuses on its programmatic and institutional initiatives, as well as fundraising. He provides legal advice to both international and local... 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 in... 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 and... Read More →
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Doreen Weisenhaus

Director, 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... Read More →


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

14:00 PST

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 University in China. Under her leadership, the JMSC became the hub of pan-Asian journalism serving to promoting journalism standards, freedom of expression and digital innovation... Read More →

Speakers
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Roman Anin

Editor, Novaya Gazeta
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... 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... Read More →
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Frederik Obermaier

Investigativer Journalist und Autor, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Frederik Obermaier, Germany, is a book author and investigative reporter at Germany’s leading daily, the Munich-based Süddeutsche Zeitung. He is member of Netzwerk Recherche, the Forbidden-Stories-network and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Together with... Read More →
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Paul Radu

Executive Director, OCCRP Bucharest
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... Read More →


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

14:00 PST

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... 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... 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... Read More →
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Sanne Terlingen

Journalist, OneWorld & Argos
Onderzoeksjournalist OneWorld en Argos


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

15:45 PST

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
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Vivienne Walt

Journalist, TIME & Fortune
Vivienne Walt is this year's SABEW winner for international reporting, small and medium publications. She has written since 2003 for TIME Magazine, which she first joined as a correspondent while covering the Iraq War. She also writes for Fortune Magazine. For both, she's traveled... Read More →

Speakers
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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 extensive... Read More →
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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 corruption... Read More →
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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... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 15:45 - 17:00 PST
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,
 
Sunday, November 19
 

09:00 PST

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
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Mark Lee 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 Fontainebleau... Read More →


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

09:00 PST

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 & Fortune
Vivienne Walt is this year's SABEW winner for international reporting, small and medium publications. She has written since 2003 for TIME Magazine, which she first joined as a correspondent while covering the Iraq War. She also writes for Fortune Magazine. For both, she's traveled... Read More →

Speakers
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →


Sunday November 19, 2017 09:00 - 10:15 PST
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 4 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

10:45 PST

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
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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 th... Read More →

Speakers
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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 first... 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 launched... Read More →
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David Schraven

Publisher, CORRECTIV
David Schraven leitet das Recherchezentrum correctiv.org als Publisher und inhaltlicher Geschäftsführer.Nach Stationen bei der „Tageszeitung“ und der „Süddeutschen Zeitung“ war er zunächst als freier Journalist für die „Welt“-Gruppe im Wirtschaftsressort und im Ressort... Read More →


Sunday November 19, 2017 10:45 - 12:00 PST
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 4 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

10:45 PST

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.

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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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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 20 awards... Read More →


Sunday November 19, 2017 10:45 - 12:00 PST
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 202 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

10:45 PST

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.  

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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.

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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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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). Previously... Read More →
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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.
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Goran Lefkov

Journalist, Scoop Macedonia
Goran Lefkov is a journalist at SCOOP Macedonia.
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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 and... 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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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... Read More →


Sunday November 19, 2017 10:45 - 12:00 PST
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

10:45 PST

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. 

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David Kaplan

Executive Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network
David E. Kaplan is executive director of Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), the international association of investigative reporting organizations, with 155 member groups in 68 countries. He has worked as an investigative journalist for more than 30 years, reported from... Read More →

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Asaad Alzalazlee

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

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

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

editor-in-chief, OCCRP Belgrade
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... Read More →
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Lawrence Marzouk

Investigative Editor, BIRN
Lawrence Marzouk leads cross-border teams of journalists, deploying huge volumes of Freedom of Information requests, scraping and old fashioned reporting tricks to delve into high-level corruption. In the past 18 months, he has focussed his attention on uncovering and tracking the... Read More →
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Emmanuel Mayah

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

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

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


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