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IX National Conference of Investigative Journalists of Ukraine

The Regional Press Development Institute is inviting you to the annual National Conference of investigative journalists of Ukraine.
The topic of the Conference 2017: «Investigative journalism in the age of open data and information warfare: opportunities and challenges».

The objective of the conference: contribution to the development of the network of investigative journalists in Ukraine and their integration into the global professional community.

The key themes:

  • Ethical and professional standards of investigative journalists.
  • Work with open data.
  • Coding for investigative journalists.
  • Means of digital security.
  • Experience in the use of drones for media investigations.
  • Effectiveness of investigative journalism in Ukraine.

A detailed program will be shortly mailed to you and posted on the site https://irrp.org.ua/ .

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Kyiv, Boryspil Highway, 18 km, Kozatsky Stan Hotel.

Conference of the NABU

The conference of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) will take place on December, 7, from 9.00 AM till 6 PM, at Kozatsky Stan hotel. It will be dedicated to the anti-corruption reform and its regional aspects – based on the example of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau.

The journalists, invited to the IX National Conference, can participate in this event (transfer and accommodation will be provided).

The program of the event will include a press conference of the heads of the NABU, meeting of the journalists with the detectives of the NABU, discussion of the tools of the international fight against corruption etc. A detailed program will be announced shortly.


Bruce Shapiro, USA, Executive Director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism encouraging innovative reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy worldwide. An award-winning reporter on human rights, criminal justice and politics, Shapiro is a contributing editor at The Nation and U.S. correspondent for Late Night Live on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio National. He is also Senior Advisor for Academic Affairs at Columbia Journalism School, where he teaches ethics.

Rana Sabbagh, JordanExecutive director of Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism, the Amman-based media support network promoting investigative reporting in nine Arab countries.

In 28 years of professional experience in the Middle East, Sabbagh has served as editor of the Jordan Times and was the first woman to run a political daily newspaper in the region. Sabbagh is a former Reuters correspondent in Jordan and the United Arab Emirates and she helped start Jordan’s second independent newspaper, Al Ghad. She writes a regular opinion column for Jordan’s Al Arab Al-Yawm newspaper and for the London-based Al Hayat daily newspaper. Sabbagh also is the Jordan correspondent for The Times of London. She sits on the jury for the UNESCO international media prize.

Pavla Holcová, Czech Republic, Founder of the Czech Center for Investigative Journalism, where she has investigated cases concerning Serbian organized crime figures, Macedonian secret service investments in Prague, money laundering, and offshore companies. She is a co-recipient of the Global Shining Light Award and European Union investigative journalism prize. Before founding the Czech center, she worked for six years at the People in Need humanitarian and human rights organization as head of the Cuban section and for Europe’s largest developer of open source tools for news media Sourcefabric.

Skirmantas Malinauskas, Lithuania, journalist, advisor to Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis for fight with corruption, relations with the parliament and strategic communication. He teaches at the European Humanities University.

Conditions of participation:

 Free of charge

The Conference organizers will invite about 100 participants, those who constantly work in investigative journalism.

Ukrainian journalists with experience in investigative journalism can apply for a competitive selection.  If free seats are available, we will confirm additional invitation till November, 20 inclusive.

For your application to be considered, please fill in the registration form till November, 15, 2017 (24:00).

The participation in the Conference will be free of charge, the participants with additional invitations will be able to take part in the events and receive the handouts. The participants from other cities will get a reimbursement of the travel and accommodation expenses (you will get more details after the confirmation of the registration).

Registration form for free of charge competitive selection

Conference registration fees

All other journalists can get an invitation to the Conference with a guarantee by paying the registration fee of 3500 UAH for one participant, if two or more journalist from one editorial office are coming, the registration fee is 3000 UAH for each.

A registration fee gives the right to participate in all the meetings during the Conference and receive the handouts.

These participants are responsible for their travel and accommodation expenses (the organizers can assist with booking).

Paid Conference Registration

Yours faithfully,

Please contact:

067-234-42-16 Oksana Yevtushenko

093-058-28-58 Daryna Shevchenko

e-mail: irrp@ukr.net

EUACI is financed by the European Union and co-financed and implemented by DANIDA

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