Countdown to Rio!
Lots happening as we move closer to the Global Investigative Journalism Conference
. We’ll have a draft program posted soon. Meanwhile, here are some of the speakers joining us in Rio: Catalina Botero, Freedom of Expression Rapporteur for the Organization of American States, on how journalists can fight back; Brazil’s Supreme Court Chief Justice, Joaquim Barbosa; David Leigh, on four decades of groundbreaking investigations at The Guardian
; New York Times
media critic David Carr; Pulitzer Prize winners Sarah Cohen, Steve Doig, David Cay Johnston, and Xanic von Bertrab; and other top investigative journalists from across Latin America and the world. There will be collaboration workshops on the environment, corruption, and sports; a muckraker’s hackfest; and nearly 40 panels on data journalism.
Attention Conference Goers: Get Visas!
Citizens of Canada, the US, and Mexico, among other countries need a visa to enter Brazil. Be forewarned: the process can take several weeks, so apply early.
For international visitors traveling to conferences, congresses and seminars, the Brazilian government recommends a tourist visa
. To apply for a tourist visa, the applicant must fill out the Form for Visa Application
available in English and in Portuguese, then appear at one of the Brazilian Consular Authorities in his or her country. More information here
GIJC13 Call for Research Papers
The eighth Global Investigative Journalism Conference
will feature for the first time an academic research track. (See the Call for Papers here
.). Topics of research papers to be considered include trends in computer-assisted reporting and data journalism, trends in investigative reporting, challenges related to country or culture, successful teaching methods, and adapting investigative journalism to new technologies. Paper must be written in English, Portuguese, or Spanish. Submissions requirements here
GIJN Partners Contribute Big to GIJC13
Big thanks to the GIJN members who responded to our call for fundraising and travel grants for GCIJ13. In addition to conference co-sponsors Abraji
, a special shout-out goes to our Norwegian partners at SKUP
, who raised funds to send more than 20 developing country journalists to Rio. Also of special note: OCCRP
, and the Dart Center
are sending large contingents to Rio. Ukraine’s Regional Press Development Institute
, Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism
, Armenia’s HETQ
, and ICIJ
are sending groups, as well. Free Press Unlimited
, the Dutch NGO, is sending four fellows, and the International Center for Journalists
is providing its Latin American Knight International Fellows. The Swiss Investigative Journalism Network
has given a generous grant, and Investigative Reporters and Editors
is helping with trainers and promotion. Last but not least, GIJN’s fiscal sponsor, the US-based Investigative News Network
, is providing critical help with web and IT support, accounting, and expertise.