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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Juan Arias

El País
Journalist and writer translated for ten languages, Arias was correspondent for El País in Italy and the Vatican. Has been correspondent for the same newspaper in Brazil for 12 years and writes for the blog “Vientos de Brasil”. In Spain, received the "Cross of Civil Merit" by king Juan Carlos, for the ensemble of his work in Italy and the Castiglione di Sicilia Prize.

He was a priest of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, where he was secretary-general in Rome. He studied theology, philosophy, psychology and Semitic languages at the University of Rome. As a writer, is the author of several books focused on the area of theology, as "The God in whom they believe," "Maria, the great unknown" and "The God of Pope Wojtyla."

My Speakers Sessions

Sunday, October 13

11:00am PDT