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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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Roberto Cabrini

Cabrini began his career at age 16 in a radio and a newspaper from Sao Paulo and, at 17, was hired by TV Globo as Reporter – the younger Reporter in the country. Throughout his career, he covered six international wars (Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Cambodia, Kashmir and Haiti); participated of five Olympics and five World Cups, was a correspondent for eight years - four of them in London and four in New York - besides to achieve coverage in over 60 countries.

Among his most prominent works are controversial reports as when the whereabouts of the fugitive from justice Paulo Cesar Farias in London, covering the rise of the radical Taliban in Afghanistan, strongly supported by Al Qaeda, and interviewed former Brazlian President Fernando Collor de Mello after impeachment.

Currently, Cabrini is editor-in-chief of “Conexao Reporter” at SBT network and won the Esso Award 2010 with the reporting "Sex, intrigue and power" that revealed a scheme involving pedophile priests in the Catholic church in Arapiraca, Alagoas state. The report took three priests and Bishop on trial with international repercussions, making it the first time the Vatican recognized the existence of cases of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church in Brazil. Besides the Esso, Cabrini has also received awards Lopes (2009) and Vladimir Herzog (1996) Awards and passed by the newsrooms of TV Globo, Band and Record.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, October 12