OCCRP Journalists to Attend Global Investigative Journalism 2015 Conference in Lillehammer, Norway

Published: 07 September 2015

By Jones

The Global Investigative Journalism Conference of 2015 (GIJC 15) will host nearly 1,000 investigative journalists from 100 different countries in Lillehammer, Norway, just north of Oslo, from Oct. 8 to 11.

The conference, offering more than 150 informational sessions, will feature speakers and workshops covering a variety of topics, including corruption and organized crime.

A dozen journalists and affiliates from the Sarajevo-based Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) are set to speak at the conference.

"This is the most important meeting of investigative reporters worldwide and we are always happy to be represented,” said OCCRP editor Drew Sullivan.

The GIJC has been held every two years since its inception in 2001. The host location is different each year, the last of which was Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

It features investigative journalists from around the world, including reporters working in risky environments including in Pakistan, Nigeria, China and Mexico.

Other sessions range include more than 60 panels and workshops covering topics from data journalism to cross-border investigative journalism techniques and narratives.

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists will give the inside story of their investigations into global secret offshore holdings worldwide, specifically in Luxembourg, Switzerland.

Winners of the Global Shining Light Award, the only prize for reporters in developing and transitioning countries, will be announced at a gala dinner on Saturday, Oct. 10. 

GIJC 15 is hosted by the Norwegian Association for Critical and Investigative Press (SKUP) and the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN).