Universidade Anhembi Morumbi hosts 6th International Conference on Investigative Journalism


UAM Hosts 6th International Conference on Investigative Journalism

Anhembi Morumbi hosted the 6th International Conference on Investigative Journalism, organized by the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (ABRAJI) from June 30 to July 2, on the Vila Olimpia campus.

The Conference included more than 100 speakers and 70 lectures and workshops, some of which will be broadcast live. The roster of speakers included Juca Kfouri (ESPN), Renata Lo Prete (Folha de S. Paulo), Fernando Mitre (Band), Heródoto Barbiero (Record), Ricardo Boechat (Band), Marcelo Tas (Band), Martha Salomon (Estadão), Ricardo Noblat (O Globo), Miriam Leitão (TV Globo).

The central theme of the meeting was online journalism and the challenges of investigative reporting in the digital platform. With specific reference to this subject, one of the most anticipated participants was the Icelandic journalist Kristinn Hrafnsson, the number two at Wikileaks, who took over leadership of the site after its founder, Julian Assange, was arrested.

The coverage of mega-events was also on the agenda, with roundtable discussions focused on the coverage of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, which benefitted from the participation of Brazilian and foreign specialists like Andrew Jennings, a British reporter banned by FIFA for revealing the federations bargaining with the private sector.

"The combination of relevant issues and debate among the most esteemed professionals enriches the thinking and outcomes that enable this event to exceed participants expectations every year," says João Garção, director of the School of Communication at Universidade Anhembi Morumbi.

The event also promoted courses on techniques in Computer Assisted Reporting (CAR), use of Google tools, reading corporate balance sheets, how to research drug trafficking and money laundering, as well as panels on the conflicts in the Arab world, coverage of earthquakes, crime, politics and economics.