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Monday, November 24 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Despots, Crooks, and Their Wealth

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The UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime defines organized crime as "a group of three or more persons" that engages in crimes for material benefit. The FBI talks about "continuing criminal enterprises" and "patterns of racketeering." By those definitions, entire nation states and multinational corporations might qualify as organized crime. How do journalists investigate mafia-states, governments run for private profit, and powerful people and companies with no accountability? Here are three battle-hardened investigative journalists who have been on the front-lines of some of the biggest frauds and abuses of power in recent years. 


Ed Lingao

Multimedia Director; News Manager, PCIJ, TV5

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Metta Dharmasaputra

Co-Founder & CEO, Katadata Indonesia
Metta Dharmasaputra is co-founder and CEO of Katadata, an online news media, data, and research company focusing on economic and business issues in Indonesia. He has 25 years of experience as a journalist specializing in economic, business, and investigative reporting. He won several... Read More →
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Drew Sullivan

Publisher, co-founder, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)
Drew Sullivan is a social entrepreneur and co-founder and publisher of OCCRP. He founded the organization in 2007 with Paul Radu. Before that, in 2004, he founded and edited the Center for Investigative Reporting, the leading investigative center in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Under his direction... Read More →

Monday November 24, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
Ballroom C

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