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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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Sunday, October 13 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
GLOBAL SHOWCASE: Fighting Back: Legal Tools and More (Eng, Port, Span)

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With near-record numbers of attacks on journalists, widespread and growing surveillance, and governments going backwards on free expression, what can journalists do to fight back? What resources are available when we face physical assaults, harassment, lawsuits, and more? Representatives from the Committee To Protect Journalists, Media Legal Defence Initiative, and Organization of American States give practical and needed tips for journalists facing threats of all kinds. 

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Henrik Kaufholz

Chair of the Board, ECPMF
Henrik Kaufholz, who chairs the ECPMF, is a Danish journalist working for Politiken in Copenhagen. He is also manager of Scoop, which since 2003 has supported investigative reporting in the Balkans and Eastern Europe and which organised the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Kyiv in 2011. For his work with Scoop the Danish Union of Journalists 2014 awarded him with 'Carsten Nielsen-legatet'.

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Catalina Botero

Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, Organization of American States
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights elected Colombian attorney Catalina Botero Marino as Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression in July 2008. | Before assuming the position of Special Rapporteur, Dr. Botero Marino worked as Acting Magistrate and Auxiliary Magistrate in the Constitutional Court of Colombia for 8 years. Previously she has held a number of posts, including: adviser for the Office of the Prosecutor General of the... Read More →
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Rob Mahoney

Deputy Director, Committee to Protect Journalists
Robert Mahoney is an experienced international correspondent and press freedom defender. He became CPJ deputy director in January 2007. He oversees CPJ’s core advocacy and reporting and  writes and reports on media issues and the cases of journalists under threat and in prison worldwide. He appears regularly in international media as a commentator on press issues. He has helped lead CPJ advocacy for online journalists and serves as CPJ’s... Read More →
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Peter Noorlander

CEO, Media Legal Defence Initiative
CEO of the Media Legal Defence Initiative, an NGO that provides legal aid to journalists, bloggers and independent media worldwide. With a network of partner organisations and lawyers active in more than 40 countries, we have helped hundreds of journalists successfully fend off legal cases against them. Have a look at our website www.mediadefence.org or facebook.com/mediadefence for more detail on what we do. Email... Read More →

Sunday October 13, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
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