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Monday, October 29 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Migrants and Refugees

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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 244 million in 2015, up a striking 41% since 2000, according to UN data. That's enough people to make up the fifth most populous country on Earth.
Journalists around the world are reporting on this mass movement of people, often giving it a human face. There is no shortage of great investigative stories to do: deadly smuggling routes that have killed thousands, 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.

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Ron Nixon

Homeland Security Correspondent, New York Times, USA
Ron Nixon is The New York Times’s homeland security correspondent. He is based in the Washington bureau, where he covers border and aviation security, immigration, cybercrime and cyber security, and violent extremism. Mr. Nixon is a Marine Corps infantry veteran who saw combat... Read More →
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Tanya Pamplone

Managing Editor, Johannesburg, GIJN
Tanya Pampalone has been a journalist for more than 20 years, living and working from Los Angeles, Prague, Johannesburg and San Francisco. She is currently the managing editor of the Global Investigative Journalism Network, a Washington DC-based nonprofit which supports investigative... Read More →

Monday October 29, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm SAST
WSS104 Wits Science Stadium, First Floor