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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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Mark Schapiro

Center for Investigative Reporting

MARK SCHAPIRO is an award-winning journalist who specializes in international environmental investigations, probing into the intersection between the environment, economics and political power. His work is published in Harpers, The Nation, Yale 360, Mother Jones, Newsweek, The Atlantic, and other publications, and he worked as a correspondent for the PBS newsmagazine FRONLTINE/World. He was until recently senior correspondent at the Center for Investigative Reporting, and currently teaches at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.


His recently published book, CARBON SHOCK: A Tale of Risk and Calculus at the Front-Lines of a Disrupted Global Economy, is a narrative journey to the hot spots around the world where the costs of climate change are being experienced and fought over. His previous book, EXPOSED: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What’s at Stake for American Power revealed the health, economic and geo-political implications for the United States of the tightening of environmental health standards by the European Union.