Welcome (Back) to Lillehammer — SKUP Gets Ready for GIJC15!

The ninth Global Investigative Journalism Conference at Lillehammer, Norway, is now less than a year away. Your local hosts at SKUP — Norway’s investigative journalists association — went there last week and are pleased to report that plans for GIJC15 look most promising. For those who missed the fifth GIJC in 2008 — also hosted in Lillehammer — here are some quick facts about place and the conference venue. Lillehammer is a small city in the countryside north of Oslo. It is known as the host city of the Winter Olympics in 1994, and in recent years for the TV series “Lilyhammer,” about a New York gangster (Steven van Zandt) who hides in the town.