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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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Monday, October 14 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
GLOBAL: Narco-mafias (Eng)

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We wonder how the drug gang in the TV show “Breaking Bad” would have fared if our sharp-eyed investigative journalists had been around when they were making millions from cooking crystal meth. Instead, they got away with horrific violence and made it big. The global drug trade is estimated to worth hundreds of billions of dollars a year. Come hear how these three journalists have tracked illicit drugs and the druglords’ fortunes, and what’s involved in trying to do that reporting. Ricardo Ravelo (@RRavelo27) of Mexico’s Variopinto Magazine will share lessons learned from years investigating the Mexican drug cartels, including the Zetas franchise, subject of his new book. Stevan Dojcinovic (@StevanOCCRP ) of the Center for Investigative Journalism in Serbia will show how to track illicit funds, and draw the links. And Allen Yero Embalo (@ayembalo) will outline how he tracked multibillion-dollar cocaine shipments from Latin America to his tiny native Guinea Bissau in West Africa, and paid a heavy price for his work. Moderator: Vivienne Walt (@vivwalt)

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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 →

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Stevan Dojcinovic

Investigative reporter, Serbian Center for Investigative Reporting
Stevan Dojcinovic is an investigative reporter based in Belgrade who works for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and the Centre for Investigative Journalism in Serbia (CINS).  He specializes in investigating links between organized crime and Balkan businessmen, privatisation deals, money laundering, private security agencies and the gambling industry. He also teaches journalists how to collect and analyse... Read More →

Allen Yero Embalo

Association of Journalists and Communication Professional of Guinea Bissau (SINJOTEC)
Allen Embalo is a radio journalist in the West African country of Guinea Bissau, who has spent years investigating the cocaine trafficking cartels operating out of his country. At huge risk to himself, his reporting linked the multibillion-dollar trade to political and military figures, and closely tracked the massive flow of drugs from Latin America into one of Africa's poorest countries, and its on-shipment to Europe and elsewhere. Embalo is... Read More →
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Ricardo Ravelo

Director, Variopinto Magazine
Ricardo Ravelo (Veracruz, 1966) estudió periodismo en la Universidad Veracruzana y lo ejerce desde 1987, cuando inició su carrera como reportero de los periódicos El Dictamen, La Nación, Sur y la revista Llave. | En 1991 empezó a trabajar como corresponsal de la revista Proceso en Veracruz, y en 1996 se incorporó a la redacción de ese semanario como reportero de tiempo completo, donde se le... Read More →

Monday October 14, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
B1 (IAG)
  • Host Organization GIJN

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