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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Sunday, October 13 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
GLOBAL: Secrecy for Sale: Inside ICIJ's Offshore Leaks Project (Eng, Port, Span)

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On April 4, 2013, news outlets across the world began publishing stories that exposed the secret offshore dealings of powerful international figures, including top politicians, billionaires, known criminals and oligarchs. The articles were based on a cache of 2.5 million leaked confidential files obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists – the largest stockpile of offshore information ever made available to a media organization. The investigation – called Offshore Leaks by the public – quickly ignited reactions around the world, sparking official probes, high-profile resignations and a renewed sense of urgency among world leaders that this is the time to rein in offshore abuses.

This panel will take you inside the Offshore Leaks investigation, a massive and ongoing cross-border reporting effort that has involved more than 115 reporters in 60 countries. It’s considered one of the largest collaborations in journalism history. ICIJ director Gerard Ryle will talk about the origins of the data and how he handled sources and dealt with media organizations all over the world; ICIJ deputy director Marina Walker Guevara will discuss how the team cracked 260 gigabytes of financial information and coordinated reporting in dozens of countries; and CBC reporter Frederic Zalac will talk about how his team found and investigated stories relevant to Canada in the rather intricate leaked document trove. 

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Claudio Tognolli

Reporter/Professor, USP/Fiam
Member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism (ICIJ) and a founder and director of Abraji Tognolli worked at Veja and Rolling Stone magazines, Folha de S.Paulo and Jornal da Tarde newspapers, CBN, Eldorado and Jovem Pan radios. He’s author of six books and won... 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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Gerard Ryle

Director, ICIJ
Gerard Ryle leads the ICIJ’s headquarters staff in Washington, D.C., as well as overseeing the consortium’s more than 190 member journalists in more than 65 countries. Before joining as the ICIJ’s first non-American director in September 2011, Ryle spent 26 years working as... Read More →
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Frédéric Zalac

Television reporter, CBC/Radio-Canada
Frédéric Zalac is a national television documentary reporter based in Vancouver for CBC/Radio-Canada, Canada’s national public broadcaster. Zalac specializes in science and investigative reporting for Ici Radio- Canada television programs Enquête and Découverte and for CBC’s The... Read More →

Sunday October 13, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
C1 (RDC)
  B.Global Session
  • Host Organization GIJN

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