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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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Mauri Konig

Gazeta do Povo
Reporter
Brazil
Member of Abraji Diretors board, Konig worked at the newspapers Folha de Londrina, O Estado do Paraná, Gazeta Mercantil and O Estado de S.Paulo. In 20 years of career, won 21 journalism awards, including two Esso, two Embratel and three Vladimir Herzog. Also won twice the Lorenzo Natali Prize, awarded by the European Union. In 2000 and 2001, Konig has published a series of reportings about children who were being kidnapped into military service in Paraguay. During his investigation, three Paraguayan police officers surprised him and beat him violently. Despite the episode, Konig continued with the  work that would earn him the Human Rights Award of the Inter American Press Association.

In 2012, Konig had to leave the country after suffering threats for denouncing, in another series of reportings, misuse of public funds by civil cops. The reporting showed serious irregularities such as the use of vehicles during work hours to go to brothels. The material was finalist on the regional Esso award - Southern in 2012. Currently, is a special correspondent of Gazeta do Povo in Curitiba (Parana state).