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 • 11:00am - 12:30am
GLOBAL: Investigating International Business: Sources and Documents (Eng)

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As Deep Throat told Bob Woodward in All the Presidents' Men, "Just... follow the money." In this age of globalization and billion-dollar scams, that means knowing how to background a business and track its activities around the world. Here are three people who can help, experts in following trails -- of money, people, and documents. Good hunting.

Romanian reporter Paul Radu will talk about how offshore and onshore havens enable both organized crime and some business corporations to conduct illegal business. He will share thoughts on the Magnitsky case, the biggest fraud case in present Russia, as an example of an intersection between the legitimate business world and the criminal money laundering world. He will show the Investigative Dashboard tool that enables reporters follow the money across borders.

Marty Steffens, who teaches business and financial journalism at the University of Missouri, and is an international trainer, will demonstrate a series of records such as shipping documents, world banking documents, tender website and US records that may open the way to transnational investigations. She'll also talk about continuing doubt over the accuracy of some national data, particularly from China. 

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Xanic von Bertrab

Freelance journalist
Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab shared the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting with David Barstow and the New York Times for their investigation into bribery by the Walmart corporation in Mexico. She has worked for two decades as an investigative journalist for Mexican newspapers and magazines. starting in Guadalajara as a radio b... Read More →

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Paul Radu

Executive Director, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)
Paul Radu is the executive director of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and a co-creator of the Investigative Dashboard concept. He has held a number of fellowships, including the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowship in 2001, the Milena Jesenska Press Fellowship in 2002, the Rosalyn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism in 2007, the 2008 Knight International Journalism fellowship with the In... Read More →
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Marty Steffens

SABEW chair and professor, University of Missouri
Marty Steffens is a professor and SABEW endowed chair at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, and has trained hundreds of journalists in more than 30 countries. In 2021 she was awarded the Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, the university’s highest award for... Read More →

Saturday October 12, 2013 11:00am - 12:30am PDT
B3 (IAG)
  B.Global Session

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