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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Eliane Brum

Independent journalist, columnist
Journalist, writer and documentarist. She worked for 11 years as reporter at the Jornal Zero Hora in Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul state), and for 10 years as special reporter at Revista Época, in São Paulo.

Eliane has already won nearly 50 national and international awards, as Esso, Vladimir Herzog, Ayrton Senna, Interamerican Society of Press and Rey de España. In 2008, she won the UN Special Trophy Press. In 2011, the Corda institute and the Jornalistas&Cia magazine indicated her as “the most laureate journalist in Brazil at all times”.

As a documentarist, her debut film “Uma história severina” (2005), in which she acted as a co-director and co-screenwriter, won more than 20 national and international awards. In 2010, she released “Gretchen Filme Estrada”, about a popular Brazilian dancing girl from the 80's.

Eliane published three books: “Coluna Prestes: o avesso da lenda”, that received the Açorianos Award of revelation-writer; “A Vida Que Ninguém Vê”, that received the Jabuti Award in 2007 of best journalist book; and “O Olho da Rua – uma repórter em busca da literatura da vida real”.

In June 2011, she released her first fictional book, by LeYa Brasil Publisher, entitled “Uma Duas”. In October 2011, her work “Dignidade”, an international commemorative book about the Reporters Without Borders 40 years anniversary, was released in Italy by Feltrinelli. Eliane wrote about the Chagas Disease in Bolivia, one of the countries with more cases of the disease in the world.

Currently, Eliane Brum works as freelancer and dedicates her time to book writing and documentaries. She has a weekly column at the Revista Época website.