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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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Rob Rose

Sunday Times
South Africa
Rob Rose is an investigative journalist specializing in business corruption for South Africa's Sunday Times. After earning a law degree, Rose took on the financial fraud and corporate governance beats at South Africa's largest business daily newspaper, Business Day. Later, at The Financial Mail magazine, he exposed a $2 billion trans-national Ponzi scheme involving some of South Africa's top businessmen. At the Sunday Times, Rose’s investigations included probes of South African arms deals and how football's ruling body, FIFA, awarded lucrative deals to shady, politically connected companies ahead of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
He also has contributed to various books, including Player and Referee: Conflicting Interests in the 2010 Soccer World Cup and Troublemakers: The best of South Africa's investigative journalism
Among Rose’s awards are South Africa's premier investigative journalism prize, the Taco Kuiper award; Financial Journalist of the Year in South Africa; and a Nieman fellowship for journalism at Harvard University.