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Saturday, May 20 • 15:00 - 16:00
From Breaking News to Sustained Change

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How to Make Investigative Journalism More Effective and Enduring

Excellent journalistic investigation is often carried out by smaller media organisations or individuals who do not have sufficient reach to generate change. How can their independent investigations enter the mainstream media and remain there? What is the role of advocates and campaigners, mainstream and public service media? How can we make investigative journalism more effective in fighting corruption and in leading to the prosecution of perpetrators?

Speakers
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Aleksei Bobrovnikov

Investigative Journalist, Hamburg Foundation for Politically Persecuted People
Aleksei Bobrovnikov is an award-winning journalist whose life is at risk due to his research about a widespread smuggling and money laundering network in the unstable regions of eastern Ukraine. He has worked as a war correspondent in the Donbass region and as an investigative reporter covering the so-called... Read More →
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Brant Houston

Professor and Knight Chair, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches investigative and data journalism and oversees an online newsroom. He previously was executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors, a group of 5,000 members, and before that an award-winning investigative reporter for 17 years. He is co-founder and chair of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and co-author of... Read More →
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Roberto Perez Rocha

Director, Transparency International
Roberto is a Director at Transparency International (TI) and the convener of a new investigative journalists and anticorruption advocate’s network hosted by TI. He is the Director of the International Anti-Corruption Conference Series (IACC). Gathering more than 1,800 people from an average of 140 countries the IACC is the... Read More →
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Jeta Xharra

Country Director, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN)
Jeta Xharra is Kosovo director and co-founder of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), a non-profit network supporting free speech, human rights and democratic values in the Balkans. She is also host and editor of “Life in Kosovo”, a popular current affairs program on Kosovo public television that has been on the air since 2005. She began her career in journalism in 1998 as a fixer/local producer for BBC News and Channel 4, later becoming the manager of the... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
House of the Patriotic Society (*Reimarus Room)

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