GIJC13 Highlights... After Rio...
End of Year Appeal


Thanks for an Extraordinary Conference!

The 8th Global Investigative Journalism Conference brought a record 1350 people from 93 countries to Rio in October. We had a great time, playing host to a phenomenal mix of reporters, editors and producers, data and security experts, hackers, professors and students, and staff from NGOs and nonprofits. Big thanks to our terrific co-hosts, Brazil's Abraji and Peru's IPYS, and to our many sponsors.
      The list of those who helped includes major foundations, media companies, NGOs, GIJN’s member organizations, and more than 100 individual donors worldwide through our crowdfunding campaign. Your support has 
made a strategic investment in the future of a healthy, inquisitive global news media, one that uses the latest tools to investigative, collaborate, and disseminate some of the toughest, most important stories in the world. For that we offer a heartfelt Thank You!

Highlights of GIJC13

> Top journalists hosted more than 150 sessions in three languages. Check out for Rio tipsheets, videos in English and Spanish, and photos.
> The Conference sparked some extraordinary brainstorming on new projects. Stay tuned for the outcomes of three collaboration workshops that brought together great journalists from around the world. 
> GIJC13 received coverage in a dozen languages, while our websites hosted visits from 149 countries. 
> Three sets of international investigative journalism awards were announced. Check out the impressive winners of the Global Shining Light, Daniel Pearl, and Latin American Investigative Journalism awards.
> GIJC13's Hack in Rio focused on developing apps and tools, and will result in mini-grants for programming projects around the world.
> The conference's dynamic academic track featured profs from 11 countries presenting papers, and launched the exciting new Investigative Journalism Education Consortium. 

After Rio: Stay Connected
Join us in connecting the global investigative journalism community. We're building the infrastructure to network the world's most dedicated, highly skilled journalists. Here's how to stay in touch:    
See you in Lillehammer 2015
Big decisions came from the Rio meeting of GIJN's Steering Committee, made up of our 90 member organizations. Among them: the 9th Global Investigative Journalism Conference will be held in Lillehammer, Norway, hosted by our friends at SKUP.
 (You can read SKUP's proposal here.) The assembly also voted to make permanent the GIJN secretariat and appointed David Kaplan as GIJN’s first Executive Director. Details will be posted soon on

GIJN Needs your Support

Our mission at GIJN is straightforward: we're working to expand and support investigative journalism around the world. But we can't do this alone. We're a not-for-profit group that relies on grants and donations for the critical work of training, advising, and getting tools to investigative journalists working on the front lines of corruption and crime. As 2013 nears an end, please consider making a donation if you can(Note: Funds given in the United States are tax deductible by U.S. taxpayers.) 
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