This year’s Global Investigative Journalism Conference, originally scheduled for Sydney, Australia will instead be held online from November 3–5, 2021 (EST).
Following consultations with public health experts, GIJN and JNI found it unlikely that international travel would return to normal this year, or that vaccine distribution would be widespread enough to allow attendees from many countries.
Based on this advice, co-hosts the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas have made the decision to postpone the in-person conference to October 14–18, 2022 to be held at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.
The Global Conference is the seminal international event in investigative journalism, featuring practical panels and workshops on the latest investigative techniques, data analysis, online research, cross-border collaboration, and more by the best journalists in the field. The conferences have trained over 8,000 reporters and resulted in the founding of investigative teams, nonprofit newsrooms, and headline-making stories around the world.
The last Global Conference, GIJC19, was held in Hamburg, Germany, in September 2019, and attracted 1,750 people from 131 countries.
This year’s online conference will feature regional programs, hands-on workshops, multiple language translation, and extensive networking opportunities. GIJN will soon announce a fellowship program to ensure that hundreds of journalists from developing and transitioning countries can attend the virtual event.
The Judith Neilson Institute will play a key role in co-hosting the program across the Asia-Pacific region, which will have a live in-person component in Sydney.
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