Some 1100 journalists from 130 countries expected at 2017 Global Investigative Journalism Conference

Organisers of the 2017 edition of the Global Investigative Journalism Conference are expecting some 1100 journalists from 130 countries. – which the organisers describe as record-breaking.

The 10th edition of the conference being held in Africa for the first time will be hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Some of the world’s outstanding investigative and data journalists, editors, media managers, owners and anti-corruption experts will be at the conference. The keynote speaker is Nobel Prize winning economist, Prof. Joseph Stigliz. The speaking line-up will include Sheila Coronel of Columbia University and Anas Aremeyaw Anas of Ghana.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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