The Global Initiative is proud to support journalists attending the 10th Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The Global Investigative Journalism Conference is the world’s largest international gathering of investigative reporters. The conferences are held every two years. Since our first gathering in Copenhagen in 2001, we have brought together more than 5,000 journalists from 100 countries. Later conferences have been held in Copenhagen (2003), Amsterdam (2005), Toronto (2007), Lillehammer (2008), Geneva (2010), Kiev (2011), Rio de Janeiro (2013), and Lillehammer (2015).
The GIJCs are overseen and co-sponsored by the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), in partnership with its national member organizations. The conferences are widely credited with playing a key role in the rapid global expansion of investigative reporting over the past decade. By focusing on skills and training, they have helped spread state-of-the-art investigative reporting, data journalism, and cross-border collaboration around the world.
Journalists who have attended the global conferences have returned home and made a major impact on such issues as corruption, health care, and the environment. They have gone on to found investigative centers, direct I-teams at major newspapers and television stations, collaborate with colleagues worldwide, and train the next generation of investigative reporters.
This year’s Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC17) is brought to you by GIJN and the Wits Journalism Program of the University of the Witwatersrand, with the support of Investigative Journalism Workshop and the University of the Witwatersrand. This year’s conference incorporates the 12th African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC2017), an annual event hosted by Wits Journalism.
The 10th Global Investigative Journalism Conference is co-hosted by the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Wits Journalism Program of University of the Witwatersrand.
This year’s conference incorporates the 12th African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC2017).