Corrupt acts and autocrats: The year in international investigations

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Guilherme Amado of Knight Fellow at Stanford University; David Kaplan of Global Investigative Journalism Network; Majdolin Hasan of Global Investigative Journalism Network
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Jun. 17 at 11:30am
  • Location: Oceans 4
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

The Trump phenomenon is but one facet of a global reaction against journalism and the truth. Come hear how your colleagues abroad are fighting back with extraordinary stories, holding power to account despite the worst kinds of corruption, crime and outright deceit. The panel will give a rapid-fire tour of inspired muckraking from the Middle East, Latin America and worldwide. 

Speaker Bios

  • Guilherme Amado (@guilherme_amado) is a JSK Fellow at Stanford and an investigative reporter for the Brazilian O Globo daily newspaper. Amado investigated organized crime, militia groups, and corruption in Latin America. Since 2015, he has been the only Brazilian of a multinational team who has been covering collaboratively the Car Wash Operation, the biggest investigation of corruption in Latin America's history. Amado is the vice-president of Abraji, the Brazilian IRE.

  • GIJN’s Arabic Editor, is an award winning journalist with more than 12 years experience. She has worked with local and international media organizations that include Global Integrity, 100Reporters and Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism. She was the director of an investigative journalism unit in Jordan and was the first Jordanian citizen to file a case against the Jordanian government for denying her the right to access public information.  

  • 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.

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