Year in international investigations

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Catalina Lobo-Guerrero of Global Investigative Journalism Network; Rana Sabbagh of Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ); David Kaplan of Global Investigative Journalism Network; John Bones of SKUP Norway; Steve Stecklow of Reuters
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 13 at 11:30am
  • Location: Texas C
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

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

  • John Bones is Managing Director at SKUP, the Norwegian Foundation for Investigative Reporting. He is one of the Nordic data journalism pioneers, and he has been a journalist and editor at VG, the most read daily newspaper in Norway. Has education in history, statistics, nordic languages and french, and realized trainings in Norway,  Denmark, Latvia, Nepal, at VVOJ, at Dataharvest, NICAR, IRE and GIJ Conferences. 

  • 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.

  • Catalina Lobo-Guerrero is a GIJN's Spanish editor. A native of Colombia, she has worked as a freelance journalist for more than 10 years, reporting on politics, armed conflict, human rights and corruption in Latin America. Her work has been published by The New York Times, El País, The Guardian, Semana, amongst other media outlets. She is a graduate of Columbia University's Journalism School and a former fellow of the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism.

  • Executive director and founder at Arab reporters for investigative journalism (ARIJ). She is first female editor of a political daily in the Levant. She also worked for Reuters news agency and founded alghad daily. She holds an executive master in positive leadership and strategy at I.E. university in Madrid. 

  • Steve Stecklow is a London-based global investigative reporter with Reuters. He has shared a Pulitzer twice (2019 and 2007), was a finalist twice (2017 and 2003) and has won many other awards. His investigations have included college admissions fraud, the Supreme Leader of Iran's secret corporate empire and the U.N. oil-for-food program. He previously worked at the Wall Street Journal and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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