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!
Sunday, October 13 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
GLOBAL: Sports Track - Cheaters and Match-Fixers (Eng)

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Fixed football and boxing matches. Probes into how World Cup football spending enriches the politically connected. How widespread cheating happens at marathons. How athletes easily move to compete at the Olympics for nations other than their own. How Olympic sports team organizers enrich themselves. From digging into documents, mining little-used databases and getting the right sources, this panel will focus on sports investigations that can help you get ahead of the competition.

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Andrew Lehren

Senior Editor, NBC News
Andrew W. Lehren is a senior editor on the NBC News investigations team. He has reported on the pandemic and economic relief efforts, and led work on five International Consortium of Investigative Journalists collaborations, including the Implant Files, China Files, and the FinCEN... Read More →

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Declan Hill

Freelance Investigative Journalist
Declan Hill is a journalistacademic and consultant. He is one of the world’s foremost experts on match-fixing and corruption in international sports. In 2008, Hill, as a Chevening Scholar, obtained his doctorate in Sociology at the University of Oxford. His book... Read More →
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Nina Plonka

Investigative Reporter, Stern
Nina Plonka, born in 1981, is a specialist in online research and documents and record analysis. She has worked for stern magazine since the formation of the investigative unit. Plonka extensively covered international football match-fixing, as well as international tax fraud and grand scale art forgery. Plonka completed a journalism traineeship at Deutsche Welle Radio and Television in 2010. She had previously studied Communication in the German city of Gelsenkirchen and in Wales, Great Britain. She also holds a “Master... Read More →

Sunday October 13, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
C2 (RDC)

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