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 • 9:00am - 10:30am
GLOBAL: Protecting Journalists: Roundtable on Improving UN/OAS Assistance (Eng)

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This roundtable features an informal discussion with UN and OAS representatives on how to better protect journalists around the world. Journalists are encouraged to express their frank opinions about what is needed from policymakers, governments, and international agreements. Participating will be the special rapporteurs for freedom of expression from the United Nations and the Organization of American States. UNESCO, which has responsibility to lead the UN Plan on Safety of Journalists, will be represented by its lead person for the plan in Latin America. 


En esta mesa redonda se realizará una discusión informal con representantes de la ONU y la OEA sobre cómo proteger mejor a los periodistas alrededor del mundo. La idea es que los periodistas puedan expresar su opinión sobre qué pueden aportar los diseñadores de políticas públicas, gobiernos y organismos internacionales. Participarán los relatores especiales de libertad de expresión de las Naciones Unidas y la Organización de Estados Americanos. UNESCO, que tiene la responsabilidad de liderar un plan de la ONU sobre la seguridad de los periodistas, también estará presente con su representante del plan en América Latina. 

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Rosemary Armao

Associate Professor, SUNY-Albany
Rosemary Armao teaches in the Department of Communication and Journalism at SUNY-Albany. Previously she was a reporter and editor at wire services and newspapers. She has trained journalists and worked on media development projects throughout Eastern Europe and Africa. She is a former... Read More →

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Catalina Botero

Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, Organization of American States
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights elected Colombian attorney Catalina Botero Marino as Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression in July 2008. Before assuming the position of Special Rapporteur, Dr. Botero Marino worked as Acting Magistrate and Auxiliary Magistrate... Read More →
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Guilherme Canela de Souza Godoi

Regional Adviser for Communication and Information, UNESCO
Guilherme Canela holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Brasília (UnB) and a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of São Paulo (USP). He coordinates the programmatic area of the Communication and Information Sector of the UNESCO Montevideo... Read More →
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Frank La Rue

Special Rapporteur, UN
Since August 2008 Frank La Rue has served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression. He is a lawyer and current Director of the Centro-American Institute for Social Democracy Studies (DEMOS) in Guatemala... Read More →

Sunday October 13, 2013 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
B3 (IAG)

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