Martha Mendoza

AP National Writer, Associated Press

Martha Mendoza is a two-time Pulitzer prize-winning journalist based in the Silicon Valley, where she provides breaking news, enterprise and investigative reporting. She is part of the Associated Press (AP) team that exposed the use of slave labor in the Thai seafood industry. The reporting, Seafood From Slaves, traced slave-produced seafood from Asia to major U.S. supermarkets, restaurants, and food suppliers, and resulted in the freeing of 2,000 slaves. The AP team won the 2016 Pulitzer for public service—a first for the 170-year-old news agency. Martha has been an AP reporter since 1995 and she won her first Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for investigative reporting as part of an AP team that revealed the slaughter by American soldiers of hundreds of civilians at the No Gun Ri bridge early in the Korean War. Mendoza was a 2001 Knight Fellow at Stanford University and a 2007 Ferris Professor of Humanities at Princeton University. She also teaches in the graduate University of California, Santa Cruz Science Communications Program and is a senior fellow at the Institute for Justice and Journalism.Twitter: @mendozamartha

Martha is speaking at

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room 2.104, HafenCity Universität (HCU)

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Sexual and physical abuse, forced labor, separation from family members – these are but a few of the forms taken by the widespread abuse of children. Three experienced reporters offer key tips for investigating such cases.

Hear Martha Mendoza, two-time Pulitzer-winning AP journalist, who revealed that 14,300 migrant children, forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.- Mexico border, had been packed into crowded detention centers; from Suzanne Smith, a consulting editor at Australia’s Crikey INQ who reported on paedophiles in the Catholic Church in a series called “The Pathology of a predator”; and from Frauke Giebner, award-winning visuals project leader at Denmark’s Politiken, who helped expose pervasive sexual abuse of children in the Danish film industry.

Environment
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Holcim Auditorium, HafenCity Universität (HCU)

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Climate change may be the single most important issue at GIJC19 -- indeed, anywhere on Earth in 2019. With record-breaking heat waves, melting glaciers, firestorms, 100-year droughts and floods, and possibly irreversible damage to the Earth's ecosystems, we face decisions that will affect generations. How should investigative journalists respond?

We have put together two showcase panels on climate change, one on strategies for investigation, another on what lies ahead. Come hear what journalists on the front lines around the world are thinking -- and planning.

Business
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Room 2.103, HafenCity Universität (HCU)

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  • Tim Sandler (Speaker) Vice President of Investigations, Transparentem
  • Martha Mendoza (Speaker) AP National Writer, Associated Press
  • André Campos (Speaker) Journalist, Reporter Brasil
  • Peter Klein (Moderator) Executive Director, Global Reporting Centre

Description

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. 

9:00 am - 10:15 am
Atrium, Der Spiegel

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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.

French Translation
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Holcim Auditorium, HafenCity Universität (HCU)

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What does it take to succeed as a woman in the world of investigative journalism? In this lightning round session, leading women muckrakers from around the world will present strategies they used in their professional work, and will offer advice on everything from dealing with bad bosses to balancing work and family. As in other lightning rounds, each speaker has just five to seven minutes for her presentation. Come and be inspired.

French translation for this session is provided by CFI, the French media development organization.

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