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Public Works, Public Corruption: Investigating Government Contracting

Friday, Sep 27 | 2:30pm - 3:45pm | K6/7, Der Spiegel

CRIME & CORRUPTION

SPEAKERS

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Rinat Tuhvatshin

Co-founder,Kloop MediaKyrgyzstan

Karol Ilagan

Senior Reporter, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

Eva Belmonte

Journalist, Civio,Spain

Joy Kirigia

Reporter, Africa Uncensored

FOUR DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO INVESTIGATIONS:leaks, follow the procurement process, crowdsource, public records

Co-founder of Kloop Media, a leading investigative medium in Kyrgyzstan. He codes in Java and Python, writes investigative stories and teaches deep neural networks to Kloop students and interns. He also supervises projects at Kloop, the first organisation in Kyrgyzstan to introduce drones for investigative reporting, cross-link multiple public databases to discover corruption, and begin using deep neural networks for text and video analysis. Recently he played a role in jump-starting Kyrgyz space program run entirely by girls. He co-authored the Samaragate investigation on how the campaign of the current president of Kyrgyzstan illegally used state IT infrastructure to win the elections.

Journalist at Civio, who focuses her investigations and research on public data. She helps design, develop and edit Civio projects. She is also the creator of EL BOE daily and author of EspaƱopoly.

Filipino journalist and journalism educator. Since 2008, she has been reporting for and is now co-managing the Editorial Desk of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), a Manila-based investigative nonprofit. Her investigations have revealed health hazards posed by a mining firm in an island-province in the Philippines. Also has reported on irregularities and conflicts of interests in government contracts, election spending, and wealth declarations of public officials. From 2011 to 2014, she spearheaded the research and launch of data journalism project MoneyPolitics.PCIJ.org. She has also done periodic research on public procurement, fiscal transparency, and access to information in the Philippines. Karol has an MA in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and currently teaches investigative and data journalism in Philippine universities.

Joy Kirigia is a reporter, currently working with Africa Uncensored, an independent media house based in Nairobi, Kenya. She is passionate about human-interest stories, with a key interest in matters health, education and governance. Joy is part of a 2019 transnational investigation, which revealed how poor African countries waste billions while depriving its citizens, through misuse of state budgets available for crucial services like health, education and infrastructure, in six African countries. She has also produced a series of reports on health, education and data related stories.

Africa Uncensored

JOY KIRIGIA

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Public Disservice to poor African countries

PHILIPPINECENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

KAROL ILAGAN

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Investigating public works contracts under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

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Kloop Media

RINAT TUHVATSHIN

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Corruption and crowdsourcing in Kyrgyzstan

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CIVIO

EVA BELMONTE

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Digging into public procurement to unveil corruption in Spain

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