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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Manuel Rico

Head, Investigative team
Journalist since 1990. Worked among other media in El Mundo, Interviu, Tiempo and Público. Co-founder and editor of infoLibre between 2013 and 2020, where I am now head of the investigative team. I collaborated with cross-border investigative journalism projects led by EIC, OCCRP and Investigate Europe.

Author of ¡Vergüenza! El escándalo de las residencias (2021), a book that tries to explain how large multinationals made a business of elderly care and the flaws in the system that allow them to do that business.

I am also a lawyer since 2017, interested in transparency issues, and have a master's degree in Communication from the University of Missouri-Columbia (1999), where I studied thanks to a Fulbright scholarship.