Global Investigative Journalism Conference Moves to Gothenburg, Sweden, Sept. 19-22, 2023

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The 2023 Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC23) is now scheduled for September 19 – 22 in the historic city of Gothenburg, Sweden.

“On the 20th anniversary of GIJN, it seems timely and appropriate to be back in Europe where the first global conferences took place.” — GIJN board chair Brant Houston

The Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) is excited to join with two local co-hosts for GIJC23: The Fojo Media Institute at Linnaeus University, and Föreningen Grävande Journalister, Sweden’s national association of investigative journalists. The conference venue is the world-class Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre.

The Global Investigative Journalism Conference is the world’s largest international gathering of investigative reporters and editors, and GIJC23 will be its 13th iteration. The conference features training on the latest tools and techniques, cutting-edge workshops, and extensive networking and brainstorming sessions.

“On the 20th anniversary of GIJN, it seems timely and appropriate to be back in Europe where the first global conferences took place,” noted Brant Houston, chair of the GIJN Board of Directors. “Our Swedish colleagues, who have a rich history of international investigative work, have been great supporters of GIJN and it will be exciting to bring the conference to Gothenburg.”

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The Fojo Media Institute will be one of the local co-hosts of GIJC23. Image: Courtesy of Fojo

“It is an honor to be the co-host of GIJC 2023, and from Fojo’s side we will do our utmost to make the Gothenburg conference an amazing place for learning and experience sharing. And fun,” said Kersti Forsberg, Director of Fojo Media Institute.

“We look forward to bringing all international colleagues together again,” added Ulla Sätereie, board chair of Föreningen Grävande Journalister. “Networking and cross-border collaborations are more important than ever. We promise to give you a world class conference.”

Originally planned for Sydney, Australia, GIJC23 was moved due to changing circumstances related to the conference’s local host there. GIJN looks forward to holding a future conference in Australia.

Previous Global Investigative Journalism Conferences have been held in nine countries, including Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Norway, South Africa, and Ukraine. The gatherings are held every two years and typically attract over 1,500 journalists from more than 120 countries.

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Sweden’s national association of investigative journalists will also co-host GIJC23 in its home country. Image: Courtesy of FGJ

As in previous years, GIJC23 will feature a robust fellowship program to bring journalists from the Global South and other regions to the conference. Donors and co-sponsors who want to support this high-impact event can contact the organizers at hello@gijn.org.

In addition to marking the 20th anniversary of GIJN, next year will be the 400th anniversary of Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city. The historic seaport is known for its canals, tree-lined streets, universities, and many cafes.

The Fojo Media Institute, based at Linnaeus University in southern Sweden, works with partners around the world to strengthen and develop journalism and media so that it can contribute to a more democratic and sustainable world.

Föreningen Grävande Journalister (FGJ), the Swedish Association of Investigative Journalism, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and inspiration of profound, critical journalism. The association’s goal is to offer courses and seminars that improve the sharing of knowledge between journalists.

The Global Investigative Journalism Network serves as the international hub for the world’s investigative reporters, with 235 member nonprofits in 89 countries. Its staff works in a dozen languages daily, giving watchdog reporters the tools, technology, and training to go after abuses of power and lack of accountability.

For more information, contact hello@gijn.org.