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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Rana Sabbagh

Founder | Executive Director | Journalist
Rana Sabbagh is executive director at Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) – the region’s leading media support network spreading the culture of “accountability journalism” in nine Arab states since 2005.

She has dedicated the last 33 years of her career as journalist, columnist and media trainer to promote free speech, independent media, “accountability journalism” and human rights.
As former chief editor of the Jordan Times (1999-Jan 2002), she became the first Arab female in the history of the Levant to run a daily political newspaper.
She was correspondent for Reuters International News Agency (1987-1997) as well as The Times (London) from 2001-2014 and helped establish Jordan’s latest independent newspaper, Al-Ghad.

In addition to her post at ARIJ, her OP-Ed’s have been featured in the Huffington Post, she is a regular columnist for Al-Hayat and Al-Ghad and regional media consultant/trainer for Thomson Reuters Foundation. She is a former jury member of the following prizes: UNESCO’s annual world media freedom prize (2011-2014), Arab Media Prize (2014) organized by the Dubai Press Club and Samir Kassir Foundation Award for Freedom of the Press.

صحفية وكاتبة زاوية ومدربة متخصصة في مجال الإعلام. تتمتع بخبرة 33 عاما في مجال الصحافة المكتوبة. كانت أول امرأة في ‏تاريخ المنطقة تشغل منصب رئيسة التحرير في صحيفة جوردان تايمز الأردنية (1999 -2001). عملت كمراسلة وكالة رويترز ‏للأنباء (1987-1997) في مكتب الأردن والخليج وساعدت في تأسيس يومية الغد الأردنية (2003-2004). تعمل الصباغ مراسلة ‏التايمز اللندنية في الأردن وكاتبة غير متفرغة في صحفية الحياة، ومستشارة ومدربة معتمدة من قبل مؤسسة طومسن-رويترز ‏للتدريب الإعلامي، بالإضافة إلى منصبها الحالي في أريج. عضو ناشط في مجالات الدفاع عن الحقوق المدنية و حقوق الصحافة من ‏ضمنها المنتدى الدولي لحقوق المرأة وعضو هيئة تحكيم في جوائز عالمية للإعلام – لورنزوا نتالي الأوروبية واليونسكو الدولية.