Journalist, Reporter Brasil
André Campos is a journalist specialized in social issues, environmental crimes and human rights violations in supply chains. He works as a reporter and coordinating investigations at Repórter Brasil, a Brazilian non-profit reporting organization. During the past years he also wrote for U.S. and European media outlets like The Guardian, Mongabay, Danwatch and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Campos has been involved in several investigations related to modern slavery, illegal deforestation and poor working conditions in Brazil and neighboring countries, covering economic sectors like farming, logging, garment production and the meat industry. Much of his work is linked to exposing crimes taking place in the production of goods and raw materials supplying local and multinational companies. He is also the director of the award-winning documentary “Do not Breathe”, about the asbestos industry in Brazil, and has been nominated for international journalism awards like the German Media Development Awards and the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Journalism Award.
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How do you follow consumer products from their origin in mining towns, farms, and fishing grounds on the other side of the world to supermarket shelves and clothing stores? You investigative supply chains – the networks between companies and their suppliers. They may include providers of raw material, firms that convert the material into products, storage facilities and distribution centers, and retailers who bring the ultimate product to consumers. The products are as varied as the marketplace: clothing, electronics, vehicles, food, medicine. Investigations have revealed forced labor, environmental crimes, corruption, and human rights abuses. Yet uncovering the connections can pose significant challenges. Come hear from three experts who know how to follow the trail.
There's a seemingly endless supply of important investigative stories about food and agriculture. Often they involve life and death issues and huge vested interests, and they frequently require cross-border collaboration. Food and agriculture are also linked to one of the biggest stories of our time: climate change. These reporters -- from Brazil, the Philippines, the UK and US -- offer tips on how to dig into topics ranging from industrial pig farms to the multinational seed business.