The Government of Georgia will host the 5th OGP Global Summit in Tbilisi, Georgia, on July 17-19, 2018. The Summit will provide an excellent opportunity for leaders from OGP’s 76 participating countries, local governments, and beyond to exchange ideas on how they are making their governments more transparent, accountable, and responsive to citizens.

Please register for the Global Summit at www.ogpsummit.org and send your questions and/or feedback to summit@opengovpartnership.org.
Thursday, July 19 • 14:00 - 15:00
Light and Heat: Lessons from Investigative Journalists and Activists Working Together to Combat Corruption

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Investigative journalism is key to holding power to account and exposes systemic failings. Cross-border investigative projects have raised public awareness and created civil society momentum where governments were pressured to act. This session aims to highlight the power of partnerships between journalists and civil society activists, and also consider how this model can be replicated in developing countries. It will highlight progress made and lessons learned since the Global Anti-Corruption Consortium (GACC) was launched at the last OGP Global Summit in 2016 in Paris. Spearheaded by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) together with Transparency International (TI)—the GACC has made significant contributions. Participants will highlight common challenges and reforms needed to address closing space for journalists and civil society as well as ways to address challenges inherent to journalists and advocates working together.

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Camille Eiss

Chief of Global Partnerships and Policy, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
Camille Eiss is Chief of Global Partnerships and Policy at the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, a global network of investigative journalists that exposes crime and corruption so the public can hold power to account. She leads strategic planning, new partnership development... Read More →

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Maira Martini

Corrupt Money Flows Expert, Transparency International Secretariat
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Miranda Patrucic

Editor in Chief, OCCRP
Miranda Patrucic joined OCCRP in 2006 and was promoted to editor in chief in 2023. She oversees editorial operations for OCCRP’s global newsroom, including 50+ editors across six continents and the production of OCCRP’s investigations and content.Patrucic was one of the first... Read More →
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Stefan Verwer

Project Leader, Oxfam Novib
Leads on the Even it Up! campaign at Oxfam Novib and responsible for programming work on fair taxation, budget monitoring (pro-poor policies) and citizen participation. Convening the one Oxfam Fiscal Accountability for Inequality Reduction program (FAIR), working in 40 countries all... Read More →

Thursday July 19, 2018 14:00 - 15:00 GMT+04
Funicular: Underwheel 3 Mtatsminda Plateau, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia