Welcome, everyone! Here’s the program for the 8th Global Investigative Journalism Conference, (#GIJC13), scheduled for October 12-15, 2013, in beautiful Rio de Janeiro. It’s the first time we’re holding the GIJC in the global south, and we’re combining it with two other key events in journalism: the annual Latin America Investigative Journalism Conference (COLPIN), and the International Congress of ABRAJI, Brazil’s investigative journalism association. Panels and workshops will be available in languages as marked: English (Eng), Portuguese (Port), Spanish (Span). Plenary and showcase panels will be translated into all three. There will be streaming video available for all plenary and showcase panels and all those held in the RDC auditorium (C1). We look forward to seeing you in Rio!
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Robert Mahoney

Committee to Protect Journalists
Executive Director
Robert Mahoney, deputy executive director, the Committee to Protect Journalists based in New York. Robert Mahoney is an experienced international correspondent and press freedom defender. He became CPJ deputy director in January 2007. He oversees CPJ’s core advocacy and reporting and writes and reports on media issues and the cases of journalists under threat and in prison worldwide. He appears regularly in international media as a commentator on press issues. He has helped lead CPJ advocacy for online journalists and serves as CPJ’s representative on the board of the Global Network Initiative, which brings together Internet companies and civil society groups. He worked as a reporter and later bureau chief for Reuters in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East covering major stories and conflicts. In 2004, he taught journalism for the Reuters Foundation in the Middle East, and worked as a consultant for Human Rights Watch.