Saturday, September 28
Investigating Natural Resources: Water, Timber
Business Environment
Saturday, September 28
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
K89, Der Spiegel


  • Tom Johnson (Speaker) Founder and Editor, The Gecko Project
  • Fabiola Torres (Speaker) Founder and director,
  • Estacio Valoi (Speaker) Investigative journalist, Center for Mozambique Investigative Journalism CJIMOZ
  • Vivienne Walt (Moderator) TIME Magazine


Investigating how natural resources are used and abused is a critical area for investigative reporters. This session focuses on water and timber – resources in great demand that are highly profitable and increasingly scarce. Their exploitation has a major impact on individuals, wider society, climate change and the environment generally. Hear tips from experienced reporters on how to investigate these two sectors: Tom Johnson, from Mongabay and The Gecko Project, looks at the corruption driving Asian land grabs and destruction of rainforests; Fabiola Torres shares her experience exposing industry problems in Latin America; and Oxpecker’s Estacio reports on what’s happening in his native Mozambique.

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