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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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Saturday, October 12 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
GLOBAL: Investigating in Conflict Zones (Eng)

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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 great journalists who have years of experience in doing just that, on many warfronts, and will explain on how to nail down what’s truly important. Jon Lee Anderson (@jonleeanderson) of the New Yorker will talk about how to dig deep and develop a long-range story amid intense danger. Edi Pramono Stefanus Teguh from Indonesia’s Tempo Magazine will talk about how to penetrate the violent underworld in your own city. And Hamoud Almahmoud (@HamoudSy), editor of Aliqtisadi Magazine, will share tips on how to cover the world’s deadliest war, Syria. Moderator: Vivienne Walt (@vivwalt). 


Moderators
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Vivienne Walt

Journalist, Time Magazine
Vivienne Walt has written since 2003 for TIME Magazine, which she first joined as a correspondent while covering the Iraq War. | She is also a contributing writer for Fortune Magazine. She's traveled through most of Africa and the Middle East, focusing on war and conflict, and the human toll wrought by Western business operations, from diamonds to oil exploration. | She is a board member of the Overseas Press Club of America, and a regular... Read More →

Speakers
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Hamoud Almahmoud

the head of The Research & Data Desk, ARIJ – Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism
Hamoud Almahmoud is the head of The Research & Data Desk at Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ). He is also working as a coach and trainer focusing on follow the money & corruption investigations. | Previously, worked as an Editor in chief at (Aliqtisadi) Business Magazine & Aliqtisadi.com portal. | Lecturer at Damascus University (Faculty of Media, Radio and TV department). | Also, participated in some research papers at... Read More →
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Aamir Latif

Bureau Chief, Online International News Network
Aamir Latif began his career as an investigative reporter in 2001 as a member of the investigative reporting wing of the US News and World Report and remained with the magazine until 2008. He now heads the Karachi Bureau of Pakistan’s  largest independent wire service, Online News Network. He also works for Christian Science Monitor, Global Post, and CBS radio in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Amir often appears... Read More →
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Edi Pramono Stefanus Teguh

Journalist, Tempo magazine
Edi Pramono Stefanus Teguh (Pram) works for Tempo magazine in Jakarta, Indonesia. In 2013 he won the 2013 Kate Webb Prize for frontline journalism for his reporting on the bloody civil war in Syria and his investigation of the Jakarta drug trade.


Saturday October 12, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
B2 (IAG)
  • Host Organization GIJN

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