Next Global Conference in Rio
Big plans are underway for the next Global Investigative Journalism Conference, scheduled for Rio de Janeiro October 12-15, 2013. This will be our eighth global conference since 2001 – and the first in the southern hemisphere. For GIJC13, the Global Network is partnering with two great organizations: local host Abraji and Lima, Peru-based IPYS. The event will combine three conferences: Abraji’s national congress, IPYS’s Latin America investigative conference (COLPIN), and the GIJC. The combined conference should be the world’s largest ever gathering of investigative journalists.
The GIJN provisional secretariat, begun in February, is busy fundraising, planning for the Rio conference, updating the website, and working to give the Global Network more capacity. Our Facebook community has quickly expanded to more than 600 followers in 35 countries. There’s plenty of interest out there: journalists from 30 countries have asked GIJN for help in the past four months.
A warm welcome to GIJN’s newest members: Publica (Brazil), Associazione di Giornalismo Investigativo (Italy), the SomaFoundation (Hungary), and the Icelandic Center for Investigative Journalism. The groups were approved by GIJN’s steering committee, the Volunteer Group. GIJN now has 50 member organizations in 30 countries. Look for more new members in coming weeks. Membership in GIJN is free and open to nonprofit organizations that actively support or promote investigative journalism.
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STORIES OF NOTE
- First Family, First Bank, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
- Data Journalism is the New Punk, The Guardian
- Fed Govt Projects: Signed, Sealed, but Undelivered, The Nation (Nigeria)
- June 14-17: Investigative Reporters and Editors Annual Conference, Boston, USA
- June 23-26: International Press Institute World Congress, Port of Spain, Trinidad
- July 12-14: Abraji Congresso Internacional de Jornalismo Investigativo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
- September 9-11: Highway Africa and Global Forum for Media Development, Grahamstown, South Africa.
- November 16-17: European Investigative Journalism Conference, Antwerp, Belgium
- October 14-17, 2013: Global Investigative Journalism Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil