Going global: Getting internationally networked

  • Event: 2017 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Mirwais Jalalzai of independent journalist; Rana Sabbagh of Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project; Yasuomi Sawa of ----0000 Institution Not Present 0000----; David Kaplan of Global Investigative Journalism Network; Emilia Diaz-Struck of International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Jun. 24 at 4:30pm
  • Location: Grand Canyon 1-3
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

**Moderated by David Kaplan, Global Investigative Journalism Network

From money to food to toys, the trail into our communities increasingly leads overseas. Learn how to get connected across borders using networks and resources that will quickly globalize your reporting.

Speaker Bios

  • Emilia is ICIJ’s research editor. She has taken part in cross-border projects such as ICIJ's Implant Files, Paradise Papers and the Pulitzer winner investigation Panama Papers. She has been a professor at the Central University of Venezuela and a contributor for the Washington Post, the magazine Poder y Negocios, Venezuelan media El Universal, El Mundo and Armando.info, which she co-founded. She was previously the investigative reporting coordinator at IPYS Venezuela.

  • Mir Wais Jalalzai, Afghan Reporter, Producer and journalist who covers mostly conflict and corruption related issues and contributes to TRT TV, DW Radio and Kabul Press. Several stories of Jalalzai have been published in National and international newspapers and online media. Jalalzai is an out spoken journalist who wrote about corruption, war, involvement of governmental officials in drug and human trafficking as well about the human abuse by Warlords.

  • David E. Kaplan is executive director of the Global Investigative Journalism Network, an association of 177 groups in 76 countries. He has reported from two dozen countries and won or shared more than 25 awards, including four IRE awards. He has managed nonprofit newsrooms, investigative teams and numerous cross-border projects. He is a former director of ICIJ and chief investigative correspondent for US News & World Report.

  • Executive director and founder at Arab reporters for investigative journalism (ARIJ). She is first female editor of a political daily in the Levant. She also worked for Reuters news agency and founded alghad daily. She holds an executive master in positive leadership and strategy at I.E. university in Madrid. 

  • Yasuomi Sawa is a jouranlist and jouranlism professor at Senshu University, which is one of Japan's oldest universities. Before this position, he was an investigative reporter at Japan's news wire Kyodo News. He participated in Panama Papers project, after revealing overcrowding at public shelters for abused children and the government's failure to track the school enrolment of 10000 immigrant children. He was a fellow at Reuters Institute at Oxford University. He authored Global Journalism: Backstories of Cross-Border revelations and Humanising the News: the British Way of Crime Coverage. @yasuomisawa

Related Tipsheets