“J’ai reçu une lettre anonyme envoyée à mon bureau : elle contenait une menace de mort et une poudre s’est répandue partout lorsque j’ai ouvert l’enveloppe. On a dû fermer tout l’immeuble pendant plus de cinq heures pour vérifier s’il s’agissait d’une poudre explosive.”
Investigative reporters from Europe, Africa and Latin America discuss how best to encourage and protect whistle-blowers. How to vet leaked information, such as the Panama Papers. And what to do if your source has ulterior motives for leaking information to the media.
Welcome to GIJC17! Get ready for an extraordinary event. This is our 10th global conference and our first time on African soil, and we expect nearly 1200 journalists from 130 countries. Below you’ll find over 150 panels, workshops, and special events, packed with top investigative reporters ready to share their skills and secrets. Be sure to use Sched, the online app, to build your own schedule and follow conference updates. A couple notes to help you get the most out of #GIJC17: The conference is sold out, so the smaller labs and classrooms will fill up quickly. If you want to ensure you can attend a smaller session, get there early!
Our conference venue, Wits University, provides a safe and relaxed environment, as do the recommended hotels. Each day during the conference, transport will be provided from the hotels to the conference venue. At other times Uber and recommended taxi firms are available. Visitors to Johannesburg are advised to take precautions against crime. Walking on the streets at night is not recommended.
1. What’s the Global Investigative Journalism Conference? Every two years since 2001, the world’s investigative journalism community has joined together in a different city, and the results have been extraordinary. The GIJCs are giant training conferences, with practical panels and workshops on the latest investigative techniques, data analysis, cross-border collaboration, and more by the best journalists in the field. Our conferences have trained over 5,000 journalists and resulted in the founding of investigative teams, nonprofit newsrooms, and headline-making stories around the world.