The 11th Global Investigative Journalism Conference — A Sneak Preview

The Global Investigative Journalism Conference is the world’s largest international gathering of investigative and data journalists. Called “The World Expo of Muckraking,” the conferences have brought together over 7,000 of the globe’s most enterprising people in media since 2001. Held only once every two years, the conferences are widely credited with playing a key role in the rapid global expansion of investigative and data journalism. #GIJC19 — scheduled for this September 26-29 in Hamburg, Germany — will be our 11th conference. We expect over a thousand journalists from 130 countries.

Document of the Day: A $2 Billion Fraud in Mozambique?

Here’s another fascinating look — through a recent US indictment — at the looting of Africa. This one involves alleged fraud tied to $2 billion in loans to state-owned companies in Mozambique, one of the world’s most indebted nations. Among the charges: conspiracy to violate U.S. anti-bribery law and to commit money laundering and securities fraud. Those state-owned firms are now reportedly bankrupt after defaulting on over $700 million in loan payments.

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Paul Manafort’s Money Laundering

Here’s 76 pages — filed in US federal court today — of excruciating detail on how former Trump presidential campaign chief Paul Manafort laundered millions of dollars from Ukraine and elsewhere between 2006 and 2015, using scores of “corporations, partnerships, and bank accounts” in the US, Grenadines, and UK.

Political Cartoonist Zunar to Keynote IJAsia18 in Seoul

Famed Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar will keynote the 3rd Asian Investigative Journalism Conference this October 6 in Seoul, South Korea. A cartoonist since 1973, Zunar (Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque) has attracted international attention for his sharp satirical humor and coverage of corruption and abuse of power.

INN Joins 350 US Papers in Call for End to Trump Harassment of Press

Join journalists across the US who are asking the public to stand up for their rights to free speech and an open government. While the effort started as a campaign by the Boston Globe to ask the President of the United States to stop attacking the news media, Donald Trump’s attacks on the press aren’t ultimately about the press. It’s about the people.

Who’s Coming to IJAsia18

Thinking of joining us at the 3rd Asian Investigative Journalism Conference? Here are 50 great reasons to go. We’re putting together a world-class line-up of top investigative reporters, pioneering data journalists, and experts in law and security. For three days in Seoul, from October 5-7, we’ll share, network, and learn from the best in the business. We’ve got top editors Maria Ressa of Rappler, Steven Gan of Malaysiakini, Wahyu Dhyatmika of Tempo, Yong Jin Kim of Newstapa and dozens more.