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!
Back To Schedule
Saturday, October 12 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
GLOBAL: Investigating Poverty and Development (Eng, Port, Span)

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Millions are made by the agencies and institutions who say they are doing "development" and "humanitarian aid" or "helping the poor." They can be just as corrupt or misguided as crooks and scammers. But how can journalists in the so-called "beneficiary" countries look into these oft-powerful organizations, who portray themselves as not-for-profit benefactors? What can a journalist do when there is little documentation or no open records laws? How to make arguments that pit the public interest against what some say is "development"? 

The panel features journalists Daniela Arbex of Brazil, Lafontaine Orvild of Haiti, and Malou Mangahas of the Philippines. The group will talk about a series of major investigations: one which exposed a "holocaust" at a gruesome hospital-turned-prison and death camp, and another which shed light on how, with the help of the World Bank and the Haitian government, Canadian and U.S. companies are poised to exploit most of Haiti's mineral wealth. In both cases, the victims were or are the poor, the exploited and the cast-offs, those with the least access to journalists and to media outlets. Mangahas will speak about her work at the pioneering Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism investigating corrupt foreign assistance and government contracting. As they talk about they work, the panelists will share some of the tricks, tactics and techniques they used, and they will also make the case for investigative journalism that looks into the so-called "good works" of the powerful institutions and agencies working in the "global South."

avatar for Jane Regan

Jane Regan

coordinator + UEH professor, Haiti Grassroots Watch
English, Español, Kreyòl. Professor at the Université d'Etat d'Haïti (Haiti's State University), and coordinator of the Haiti Grassroots Watch collaborative – a multimedia, multilanguage “reconstruction watch” partnership of "alternative" media institutions, students from... Read More →


Daniela Arbex

Special Reporter, Tribuna de Minas
Daniela Arbex, 40, is a special correspondent of the Tribune of Minas, where she works for 18 years in the General publishing. With a career marked by defend the human rights; the Brazilian reporter is one of the most awarded of her generation. Last year, the series "Brazilian Holocaust... Read More →
avatar for Malou Mangahas

Malou Mangahas

Executive Director, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
MALOU MANGAHAS is executive director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, a pioneering nonprofit launched in 1989. She is a veteran of Philippine journalism, served as a Nieman fellow at Harvard University, and has worked for various newspapers and news agencies... Read More →
avatar for Lafontaine Orvild

Lafontaine Orvild

Assistant Coordinator/Journalist, Haiti Grassroots Watch
I am convinced the truth can be revolutionary! I have been an investigative journalist at Haiti Grassroots Watch for two years, trying to expose some of the waste, corruption and bad policies that followed Haiti's deadly 2010 earthquake. Estoy convencido de la verdad puede ser... Read More →

Saturday October 12, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
C1 (RDC)
  B.Global Session
  • Host Organization GIJN

Attendees (0)