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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Drew Sullivan

OCCRP Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Drew Sullivan, USA, co-founded the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Program (OCCRP) where he now serves as editor-in-chief. He is a journalist and social entrepreneur who founded the Center for Investigative Reporting in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2004 as well as the Journalism Development Network, an innovative media development organization with programs worldwide. Under his editing direction, OCCRP has won the European Press Prize, the Daniel Pearl Award (twice), the Online Journalism Award for investigative reporting (twice), the Global Shining Light Award (four times), the Tom Renner award for Crime Reporting (twice) among dozens of others. OCCRP contributed to the Panama Papers which won a 2016 Pulitzer Prize. He has previously worked as an investigative reporter for the Tennessean newspaper and the Associated Press. He serves or has served on the boards of Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism, Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting. Before becoming a journalist, he was a professional stand-up comedian and an aerospace engineer on the Space Shuttle Project for Rockwell Space Systems.

درو سوليفان، مؤسس مشارك لـ"مشروع التحقيق الاستقصائي في الجريمة المنظمة والفساد OCCRP "، ويشغل حالياً منصب رئيس التحرير. سوليفان صحفي مخضرم وناشط اجتماعي، أسس مركز الصحافة الاستقصائية في البوسنة CIN عام 2004، بالإضافة إلى تأسيس شبكة تطوير الإعلام JDN، وهي منظمة مبتكرة في مجال تنمية الصحافة، ولديها برامج متنوعة على مستوى العالم. حصل على جائزة الاتحاد الأوروبي "دانيال بيرل" مرتين، كما نال للمرة الثانية على التوالي جائزة صحافة الأنترنت للتغطية الاستقصائية، جائزة "جلوبال شاينينغ لايت" أربع مرات. عمل سوليفان سابقاً كصحفي استقصائي لجريدة "تينيسيان"، وكان عضواً في مجلس إدارة لمعهد "صحافيون ومحررون استقصائيون NICAR" قبل عمله كصحفي كان مهندس طيران لمشروع "المكوك الفضائي" وكوميدي متمرس.