GIJN Welcomes Eight New Members
GIJN Ambassadors On the Road
With a small staff, GIJN often relies on its board members to represent the organization at events worldwide. We'd like to extend a big thanks for their important volunteer work in helping us strengthen investigative journalism.
This month, Brant Houston, Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois, gave the keynote address in Johannesburg at the Taco Kuiper Awards
, South Africa's highest prize for investigative journalism. The honored work, he said, demonstrates "the impact of investigative reporting now being done worldwide" and is another sign that investigative journalism is entering "a golden age."
Also this month, Paul Radu, executive director of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, represented GIJN in Strasbourg at the launch of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe's anti-corruption platform
. Paul participated in a conference-debate on “investigative journalism and the role of national parliaments in combating corruption.”
Last February, GIJN was represented at a European Parliament policy dialogue on media development thanks to Margo Smit, director of VVOJ, the Dutch-Flemish Association of Investigative Journalists. Too often the voice of investigative reporters has been absent from debate on where media development funding should go. And last month, IRE Director Mark Horvit gave a popular presentation on data journalism and helped spread the word about GIJN to journalists from across Asia at the International Media Conference in Yangon, Myanmar.
Want to meet our staff? GIJN Executive Director Dave Kaplan and Deputy Director Gabi Manuli will be at the International Journalism Festival
in Perugia, Italy, on May 2-3, and at DataHarvest+
in Brussels on May 9-10. Come say hi and give us your ideas about how to support investigative reporting around the world.
April 30 - May 5: International Journalism Festival
, Perugia, Italy
May 3: World Press Freedom Day
May 9 - 10
: European Dataharvest+ Conference
, Brussels, Belgium
June 13-15: International Investigative Journalism Conference
, Winnipeg, Canada
June 26 - 29
: Investigative Reporters and Editors
Conference, San Francisco, US
June 30 - July 2
: Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum
, Bonn, Germany
July 4 - 5
: Netzwerk Recherche Investigative Journalism Conference
, Hamburg, Germany
July 24 - 26
: Abraji International Congress of Investigative Journalism
, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
September 3 - 7
: Society of Environmental Journalists Conference
, New Orleans, US
September 25 - 27
: Online News Association Conference
, Chicago, US
October 21 - 24
: International Anti-Corruption Conference
, Tunis, Tunisia
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