VIRTUAL: Poynter -Khadija Sharife and Giovanni Pellerano, Investigative Journalism: Tricks of the Trade

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Friday, April 9, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
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Our main guest will be Giovanni Pellerano, computer engineer, whistleblowing hacktivist, free and open source software contributor, co-founder and co-author of the GlobaLeaks project ( Since 2011, Giovanni has been involved in the design of a methodology fully based on open source software and has supported directly and indirectly several hundred whistleblowing projects around the world focused on investigative journalism, anticorruption, human rights and corporate compliance.
The discussion will be moderated by Yale Poynter Fellow Khadija Sharife, a South-Africa-based award-winning investigative journalist and senior editor for Africa at Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. Sharife is the former director of the Platform for the Protection of Whistleblowers (PPLAAF) and currently also a board member of Finance Uncovered. She has worked with diverse forums including the Pan-African Parliament, the African Union, the OECD, and UNEP. Her work is focused on illicit financial flows, natural resources, and political economy. She is the author of “Tax Us If You Can: Africa.”

Giovanni Pellerano, co-founder of GlobaLeaks project