Faced with huge demand for this year’s Global Investigative Journalism Conference, GIJN and its partners have suspended ticket sales to ensure we have enough capacity to cope with the large crowds expected. An unprecedented number of fellows, co-sponsors, and other attendees has pushed the amount of participants to a record level. For the latest news on conference availability and programming, be sure to follow our hashtag, #GIJC19.
Meanwhile, we’re delighted to announce that Maria Ressa, a TIME Person of the Year in 2018, will be our keynote speaker. A global symbol of press freedom, Ressa and her muckraking Rappler news staff are under sustained political and legal attack by the Duterte government in the Philippines. Ms. Ressa is as inspiring as she is courageous. She will give the keynote on September 28 during an evening that will also feature announcement of this year’s Global Shining Light Awards.