International Investigative Journalists

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Free Press and a Democracy: The Experience of 7 International Investigative Journalists

When: Thursday, May 17th, 5:30-7:00pm

Where: The Lodge at Santa Fe, 750 N St. Francis Dr.

Tickets: $5 for CIR members, $8 for nonmembers. Tickets are available here or at the door.


Join us to hear something special – the perspective and experiences of journalists from seven different countries around the world. Brought here through our partnership with the U.S. State Department and its Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists: Research and Investigation. Rebecca Moss, environment and political reporter for the Santa Fe New Mexican will moderate a panel discussion among these seven journalists; we’ll explore:

  • the rights and responsibilities of a free press in a democracy and the principles and laws governing the press in the United States and around the globe;
  • the evolution, current status, and trends in journalistic investigations and research in the United States and around the globe;
  • the unique aspects that distinguish investigative reporting from traditional journalism;
  • the role that investigative journalists play in society as they raise awareness of issues of social concern and report on illegal, irregular, or abusive actions on behalf of government, politicians, criminals or corporations;
  • the impact of social media, new communication technologies, citizen journalism, and alternative forms of investigative reporting; and
  • best practices in correcting misinformation reports and ensuring that reports are fact checked.

We’re thrilled to welcome the following journalists to the CIR stage:

From Russia, Mr. Ivan Kuzmin. Editor, Altapress Publishing House

From Ukraine, Ms. Ganna Stepanets. Journalist and Anchor, The Evening Prime Program, 112 Ukraine TV

From Brazil, Ms. Mariana Procopio Colo. Reporter, TV Bandeirantes

From Algeria, Mr. Hacene Nait Amara. Journalist, Le Courrier d’Algerie

From South Africa, Ms. Simoniah Lebogang Mashangoane. Project Coordinator, The Wits Justice Project. University of the Witwatersrand

From Liberia, Ms. Gloria Tawah Tamba. Reporter, Daily Observer Newspaper

From the Maldives, Mr. Mohamed Junaid Saleem. Journalist and Head, Political Desk Maldives Independent.