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Times and details subject to change. More speakers to be confirmed.

  • Reception
  • Registration
  • Keynote
  • Plenary Session
  • Simultaneous Session
  • Break

Thursday, June 12, 2014


  • Registration


  • Reception sponsored by CBC, University of Winnipeg and Canadian Association of Journalists

Friday, June 13, 2014


  • Registration and breakfast with Carl Bernstein
  • Join Carl Bernstein and fellow delegates for breakfast.


  • Greetings, Opening Session and Keynote Speech Watch »
  • Holding Power to Account: CBC’s chief correspondent, Peter Mansbridge, on the importance of investigation and accountability


  • Refreshment Break


  • Exposing Corruption in Quebec Listen »
  • The team from Enquete, one of Canada's leading investigative programs, discusses the challenges and dangers they faced exposing a web of crime and corruption. With hosts Alain Gravel and Marie-Maude Denis, and producer Claudine Blais, and Giuseppe Valiante, QMI Agency.

  • David Milgaard Speaks Out About Wrongful Convictions
  • David Milgaard, who spent 23 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit, will talk about his experiences and argue that Canada needs a new way to address the issue of wrongful convictions. He will also address the issue of how media play a role in exposing these injustices.


  • Lunch and Keynote Speech Watch »
  • The Lessons of Watergate: Carl Bernstein reflects on his historic partnership with Bob Woodward and the event 40 years ago that defined modern investigative journalism.


  • Cross-Border Investigations and Collaborations Listen »
  • Rob Cribb of the Toronto Star and Diana Swain of CBC talk about investigations across boundaries.

  • Investigating our Own Listen »
  • The challenge facing aboriginal journalists when it comes to investigating their own communities and aboriginal issues.

  • Health Care, Investigative Journalism and Human Rights Listen »
  • The importance of evidence and investigation.

    • -Steve Buist of the Hamilton Spectator
    • -Noralou Roos of the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Medicine
    • -Helen Fallding of the Centre for Human Rights Research, University of Manitoba


  • Refreshment Break


  • Advocacy and Investigative Journalism Listen »
  • Advocacy and Investigative Journalism: Is conventional mainstream investigation enough to change the world?

  • Reporting in Disaster and Conflict Zones Listen »
  • How investigations happen under difficult circumstances.

    • -Monika Kalcsics, radio producer, ORF, Austria
    • -Carmen Long, Media Development Consultant
    • -Cameron MacIntosh, National Reporter, CBC News
  • Screening of Project Censored: The Movie Listen »
  • From the people who bring us a list of the top censored stories of the year, a sneak peek at the movie that challenges corporate media and highlights the stories that don't get the coverage they deserve.


  • Reception with Keynote Speakers at the Winnipeg Art Gallery


  • Screening of All the President's Men

Saturday, June 14, 2014


  • Muzzling of Investigative Work Listen »
  • How does the government try to contain efforts to hold it to account?

  • Alternative Models of Investigative Work Listen »
  • Non-profits, crowdfunding, hacking and other ways to perform investigations.

    • -Peter Klein, director of University of British Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
    • -Andrea Hunter, assistant professor of Concordia University Journalism Department
    • -Kanina Holmes, assistant professor at Carleton University School of Journalism.
    • -Louisa Taylor, Writer/Editor
  • Investigative Journalism in the Former East bloc countries
    • -Miranda Patrucić, Lead investigative reporter of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, Bosnia
    • -Miglena Sternadori, assistant professor of Contemporary Media and Journalism at the University of South Dakota
    • -Eric Freedman, Knight Chair in Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University
    • -Richard Shafer, Professor of Journalism at University of North Dakota
    • -Natalie Sedletska, Young Journalists Program, Transparency International


  • Refreshment Break


  • Whistleblowing, Wikileaks and Open Source Intelligence Listen »
  • How the digital age is changing investigative work, and the enduring importance of whistleblowers.

    • -Alan Levy, associate professor, Brandon University
    • -Lisa Lynch, associate professor, Concordia University Journalism Department
    • -David Hutton, Executive Director, FAIR (national whistleblowers association)
  • Using Hidden Cameras: Necessary Tools or Invasion of Privacy? Listen »
    • -Laurie Few, Executive Producer, 16x9, Global News
    • -Harvey Cashore, Senior Producer, CBC Special Investigations Unit
    • -Arthur Schafer, Director of the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics, University of Manitoba
  • The Uniter Presents: Investigating Corruption in Sports
  • Is soccer fixed? Are cricket matches rigged? Are outside forces pulling the strings when it comes to match-fixing? Two journalists who have investigated the issue thoroughly will present their findings.

    • -Declan Hill, Journalist and Academic, and author of "The Fix: Soccer and Organized Crime"
    • -Murali Krishnan, Deutsche Welle Correspondent, New Delhi

    This panel is made possible courtesy of The Uniter


  • Lunch and Keynote Speakers Listen »
  • Asking the Tough Questions: Adrienne Arsenault of the CBC on what it's like to ask questions when the very act can put you in danger, and Michael Hudson of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists on holding powerful interests to account.

    Moderator: Natalie Clancy, CBC


  • Coverage of Aboriginal People in Canada Listen »
  • Is the Canadian media doing a good enough job covering aboriginal issues?

  • Exposing Offshore Tax Havens Listen »
  • An inside look at how journalists around the world collaborated to expose the ways the rich hide their assets.

    • -Michael Hudson, senior editor, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
    • -Frederic Zalac, national television reporter, CBC/Radio-Canada
    • -Harvey Cashore, Senior Producer, CBC Special Investigations Unit
  • The Power of Public Radio Listen »
  • A showcase of co-operative and public radio pioneers and their work in holding the powerful to account.


  • Refreshment Break



  • Transportation to reception
  • Delegates needing transportation to the Museum for Human Rights please gather at the Holiday Inn, 360 Colony Street, where free bus transport will be provided.


  • Reception at Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Sunday, June 15, 2014



  • Refreshment Break


  • Teaching Investigative Journalism (Roundtable) Listen »
  • What is the best way to prepare the next generation of investigators?

  • Social Media and Press Freedom Listen »
  • Libel Chill: How the Powerful Fight Back, and What Journalists Can Do About It

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Registration includes all sessions, daily refreshments, an opening day luncheon with keynote speaker Carl Bernstein, and a keynote speaker luncheon on Saturday. Evening receptions are also being planned.

All sessions will be held at the University of Winnipeg or nearby locations in the downtown area.

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