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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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Saturday, October 12 • 11:00am - 12:30am
GLOBAL: Covering National Security (Eng)

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What hurdles does a journalist face when covering national security and how does one deal with them? National security stories are among the most challenging in journalism. Sources can lose jobs, clearances, and put themselves in legal and physical danger. Journalists face extraordinary secrecy and at times a striking lack of accountability. These three panelists bring extensive and diverse experience in investigating intelligence agencies in the United States, Europe, and South Asia. 

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Kristof Clerix

Journalist, Knack
Kristof Clerix (*1978), Belgium, works as a reporter for the Belgian weekly news magzine Knack and previously reported for a Belgian magazine on international affairs. As member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), he collaborated on LuxLeaks, SwissLeaks, Evicted&Abandoned, the Panama Papers and Bahamas Leaks. | | Clerix has been working as a journalist in Belgium since 2002. After two years... Read More →

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Tom Blanton

Director, National Security Archive
Thomas S. Blanton is Director of the National Security Archive at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The Archive won U.S. journalism's George Polk Award in April 2000 for "piercing self-serving veils of government secrecy, guiding journalists in search for the truth, and informing us all." The Los Angeles Times (16 January 2001) described the Archive as "the world's largest nongovernmental library of declassified... Read More →
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Orla Borg

Investigative journalist, Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten
Orla Borg, born in 1952, is an award-winner Danish journalist of the investigative team of  Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten, one of the Denmark's most read daily newspaper. With two colleagues, he won the Europen Press Award - also called " European Pulitzer" - in 2012 for the well-known Strom case that revealed how the danish intelligence service, PET, helped CIA tracking down the Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen, Anwar-al-Awlaki, an American citizen... Read More →
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Syed Nazakat

Editor-in-Chief, Centre for Investigative Journalism, India
Syed Nazakat is an award-winning journalist, media entrepreneur and editor-in-chief of the Centre for Investigative Journalism, a non-profit organization he founded to promote the cause of watchdog journalism in India. In 2015 he also set-up a data journalism initiative called DataLEADS which conducts data analysis, boot camps and runs India’s first data-driven website dedicated to healthcare reporting, called Health Analytics India. He has... Read More →

Saturday October 12, 2013 11:00am - 12:30am
B2 (IAG)
  • Host Organization GIJN

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