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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Yahia Ali Ghanem

Assistant Editor in Chief
I have been a professional journalist for the past 27 years in both print and electronic media. I have experience as a top editor of the leading Egyptian newspaper. For 18 years, I also served as a war correspondent in Serbo-Croatia, Bosnia, Yemen, Afghanistan and the DRC, winning an award for my coverage of Bosnia. I have appeared as a panelist at many national, regional and international seminars, workshops and conferences.
After all these years of field work especially in war stricken areas, I still long for and attached to field work.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, October 15

9:00am PDT