Deadline to apply for the GIJC17 fellowship was May 15, 2017, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5). Applications are now closed. Winners will be notified via email by August 1, 2017. The Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC) is the premier international gathering of investigative and data journalists, held once every two years. This year, the 10th conference will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from November 16 to 19, and is being co-hosted by the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Wits University Journalism Programme.

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The South African currency (R) or (ZAR) is denominated in rands and cents. R1 = 100 cents. Bank notes are issued in R10, R20, R50, R100, and R200 denominations and coins come in denominations of 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, R1, R2 and R5. Please note that debit and credit cards are widely accepted, particularly MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Diners Club. However, it will be useful to have cash in rands on hand for things like cab fares and tips and if you are visiting the local trading markets.

Need a Roommate?

We’ve created this Google doc to help people to find a roommate for the Conference. Just add your information in this spreadsheet. The changes will be automatically updated every few minutes. Note: Once you find a roommate please delete yourself from the list!

Shining Light Awards Open

Every two years, the Global Investigative Journalism Network presents the Global Shining Light Award, a unique award which honors investigative journalism in a developing or transitioning country, done under threat, duress, or in the direst of conditions. Note: Deadline for submissions is May 15, 2017, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5), for stories published or broadcast between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016. The winner receives an honorary plaque, US$2,000, and a trip to the 2017 Global Investigative Journalism Conference to accept the award in front of hundreds of their colleagues from around the world. Online submissions are strongly preferred. If you need to send hard copy, mail it to: Global Shining Light Awards/GIJN, Pozsonyi Way 10, 2nd floor 8 door, Budapest 1137, Hungary.

Global Investigative Journalism Conference Set for November 2017

Be sure to join us for the seminal event in investigative reporting for 2017 — the Global Investigative Journalism Conference. The date is now set for November 16-19 in Johannesburg, South Africa. You don’t want to miss this one — it will be the GIJC’s 10th anniversary and our first time in Africa. There will be over 100 sessions, all targeted at working journalists determined to dig beneath the surface.


All videos of #GIJC17 sessions are uploaded to GIJN’s YouTube page. Here’s a sample below:

GIJC17 Voices:
A series of short interviews with top investigative journalists around the world. https://gijc2017.org/2017/11/22/gijc17-voices-martha-mendoza/

GIJC17 Voices: Paul Myers

GIJC17 Voices: Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye

GIJC17 Voices: Wahyu Dhyatmika

GIJC17 Voices: Giannina Segnini

GIJC17 Voices: Sam Sole

GIJC17 Voices: David Cay Johnston

GIJC17 Voices: Maria Ressa

GIJC17 Voices: Andrew Lehren

GIJC17 Voices: Marina Walker Guevara

GIJC17 Voices: Khalid Khattak

GIJC17 Voices: Ron Nixon

GIJC17 Voices: Sheila Coronel

GIJC17 Voices: Syed Nazakat

GIJC17 Voices: Monia Ben Hamadi

GIJC17 Voices: Mark Schoofs

GIJC17 Voices: Dapo Olorunyomi

GIJC17 Voices: Miranda Patrucic

GIJC17 Voices: David Kaplan

GIJC17 Voices: Milagros Salazar (en español)