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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Marcela Turati

Proceso Magazine/Periodistas de a Pie
Investigative Journalist
Marcela Turati Muñoz, Mexico, is a reporter for the magazine Proceso, where she reports about human rights, social development, and the impact of drug violence and its victims. She is co-founder of the network Periodistas de a Pie (Journalists on Foot), dedicated to training journalists to improve the quality of their journalism and to defend freedom of expression.
She received the Louis Lyons Award for conscience and integrity in journalism, granted by the Nieman Foundation at Harvard. For her journalism and work in Periodistas de a Pie she also received the Lasa Media Award and the WOLA Human Rights Award. She is author of the book, Fuego Cruzado (Crossfire) which tells the stories of victims of the “war on drugs,” and she is co-author and coordinator of Entre las cenizas: historias de vida en tiempos de muerte (Among the ashes) about Mexicans who have come together to resist the violence.
Her reporting about the social impact of violence in Mexico is also featured in the books La guerra por Juárez, 72 Migrantes, La ley del cuerno, Los Generales, Tú y yo coincidimos en esta noche terrible, Nuestra aparente rendición, and Generación Bang!, among others.
Marcela was recognized with the Walter Reuter prize for journalism for her story about Mexican families who search for their disappeared loved ones. She is a member of Nuevos Cronistas de Indias, a group of Latin American writers.