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Johannesburg, November
Global Investigative Journalism Conference
The Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC) is the premier international gathering of investigative and data journalists, held once every two years. This year, the 10th conference was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from November 16 to 19, and was  co-hosted by the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Wits University Journalism Programme. GIJC17 will feature more than 100 exciting panel discussions, workshops and networking sessions.

Berlin, November
Media Development Powwow
In many countries, not only in the developing world, governments are pushing for more control over the Internet. Censoring content is a growth industry, and Internet and social network shutdowns in response to civil protest and unrest are on the rise. Online surveillance is exploding and people are being increasingly intimidated or detained because of their online activities.
Therefore it is vital for civil society and the media to work together in order to shape the Internet of the future and ensure it remains in the service of democracy.
And the role of international media assistance needs to be reconsidered in this context. At the 2017 Symposium of the Forum Media and Development (FoME) in Berlin (16-17 November), recent developments, strategies and next steps were discussed with a range of international experts in the fields of media development and Internet governance.

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