Correspondent, Thomson Reuters Foundation
Roli Srivastava is a Mumbai-based journalist with the Thomson Reuters Foundation and reports on slavery in supply chains, gender, health and migration, focusing largely on India’s marginalized communities. Her investigations on deaths of sand miners and on missing wombs in rural India have led to corrective government action. In a career spanning over two decades, she has worked with major Indian newspapers including The Hindu and The Times of India in senior editorial roles.
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From infectious disease epidemics to the pharmaceutical industry, from the quality of health care to fraud and fake drugs, covering medicine and health is a rich but challenging topic for investigative journalists. One needs a knowledge of science with an enterprising approach to sources and data.
GIJC19's Health & Medicine track includes two panels packed with award-winning reporters, a deep-dive session on the pharmaceutical industry, and a networking session to meet, brainstorm, and collaborate.
Migrants and refugees have become a pressing topic not only for journalists but for politicians, police, and the general public. The number of international migrants reached 258 million in 2017, up a striking 49% since 2000, according to UN data. That's enough people to make up the fifth most populous country on Earth.
There is no shortage of great investigative stories to do: deadly smuggling routes that have killed thousands, a shadowy industry of brokers and smugglers, the fate of prostitution and forced labor that await many, and misspent or misused aid money. This is an issue likely to grow even greater in importance. If you want to know where the stories are and how to report on them, this session is for you.