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Top investigative reporters to meet at Wits in November

- Wits University

A Pulitzer Prize winner, data journalism pioneers, and the Panama Papers media sleuths are part of the 10th Global Investigative Journalism Conference at Wits.

They are among the speakers, presenters, and delegates at #GIJC17 hosted by Wits Journalism and the Global Investigative Journalism Network from 16-19 November.  

This is the first time the conference is taking place in Africa.

The conference features programming and speakers which incorporate the rich diversity of stories and investigative methods that have emerged on the continent.

Innovative reporting methods that are transforming journalism globally – including mobile journalism, drone reporting, and virtual reality – will be covered, as will special sessions on human trafficking and LGBTQ issues.  

There is also an academic track for professors, focusing on best practices in teaching investigative journalism and data journalism, and new research in the field.

#GIJC17 is a unique opportunity for those in the field to network, share experiences and expertise, and learn during 120 sessions on a range of topics that include:

  • How to conduct cross-border collaborations
  • How to track looted money, supply chains, and read company accounts
  • How to tell data stories
  • How to fund investigations.

Register now and purchase your ticket at a discounted early bird rate of R3 324. The early bird rate closes on Friday, 15 September, after which the regular rate of R3 745 applies.