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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Monday, October 14 • 3:30pm - 5:15pm
GLOBAL: Environmental Collaboration Workshop (Eng) LIMITED

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GIJC13 will host some of the world’s top journalists writing on climate change, the oil industry and mining, rainforest destruction, toxic chemicals, and more. This workshop will be led by data journalism expert Nils Mulvad of Investigative Reporting Denmark and veteran environmental reporter Mark Schapiro, author of Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products.

RESOURCES: The workshop team has assembled an extensive list of resources to help fuel the discussion. Here are more than 30 databases, resources, and story ideas to get you started


Hello GIJC participants,

The environment is rich with possibility for trans-national investigations—money, power and environmental damage, of course, show no respect for national frontiers.

We’ve compiled a list of some potentially valuable sources of information on environmental topics. This list is divided broadly into sources relating to climate change and the battle underway for cleaner energy; toxic chemicals impact on the environment and human health; the mining and oil industries; the illegal trade in wildlife and logging; and fracking.

You are invited to the upcoming workshop on transnational environmental collaborations, where we hope this document kick-starts some thinking on future investigations. The aim of the workshop is to have a discussion on these and related topics, to see where the most fruitful collaborations may lie. We are the facilitators of the discussion amongst us all: Our hope is that this list of sources provides not only some valuable future links for your investigations, but also may suggest some broad areas for collaborative investigations in the future.

We consider this a list to built upon and developed over time, starting with the upcoming workshop, and to act as a jumping off point for far more detailed discussion—based on your own experiences, interests, hunches.  Hopefully, we’ll identify some common areas of journalistic interest, and set the process in motion to kick off some investigations.

Look forward to seeing you in Rio!


Nils Mulvad & Mark Schapiro

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Nils Mulvad

Investigative Reporting Denmark
Nils Mulvad is a co-founder of the Global Network for  Investigative Journalism and other international networks such as  Farmsubsidy.org. He was CEO for the Danish International Center for  Analytical Reporting 2001-2006, European journalist of the year in 2006,  and he also... 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 →

Monday October 14, 2013 3:30pm - 5:15pm PDT
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