Executive Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN)
David E. Kaplan is executive director of Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), the international association of investigative reporting organizations, with 163 member groups in 72 countries. He has worked as an investigative journalist for more than 30 years, reported from two dozen countries, and won or shared more than 25 awards. He has managed nonprofit newsrooms, investigative teams, and numerous cross-border projects. During the 1980s and early ‘90s, at the original Center for Investigative Reporting in San Francisco, he and his colleagues developed the model of a nonprofit investigative news enterprise. In 2008, Kaplan became editorial director of the Center for Public Integrity (CPI), where he rebuilt CPI’s editorial structure, revitalized its data journalism unit, and served as director of CPI’s International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). During his three years as ICIJ director, he tripled its funding, expanded its reach into 20 languages, and oversaw internationally acclaimed investigations into the tobacco, asbestos, fishing, and energy industries. Kaplan is a four-time winner of the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Award, including three medals, IRE’s highest honor. His work has also been honored four times by the Overseas Press Club. Kaplan's books include YAKUZA: Japan's Criminal Underworld, and Fires of the Dragon, on the murder of journalist Henry Liu. He has worked in media development for 20 years and has trained more than a thousand reporters worldwide in his investigative journalism workshops.
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Welcome to Hamburg! Join us in the Cruise Center HafenCity, as we greet our guests from around the world with an informal networking reception. We’ll have an open bar and snacks for everyone and a warm welcome to the world’s most extraordinary journalists.
Come have a seat and we'll offer a warm hello to GIJC19. Your hosts will greet you, make a few announcements, and suggest how to get the most of our four days together.
Kleptocracies, organized crime, and criminal enterprises all depend on an array of support services they receive from a sprawling industry of lawyers, accountants, bankers, managers, and front men and women of all sorts. These "enablers" may run the businesses, wash the money, or simply provide a veneer of respectability.
In this panel we bring together three veteran reporters who have dug into the criminal services industry, from massive money laundering operations and offshore assets to Donald Trump's real estate holdings.
French translation for this session is provided by CFI, the French media development organization.
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