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Mark your calendars! Uncovering Asia: The First Asian Investigative Journalism Conference is now happening. Join us in Manila on November 22-24 for this breakthrough event, bringing together top investigative reporters, data journalists, and media law and security experts from across Asia and around the world. Meet award-winning journalists and experts on data analysis and visualization, business investigations, corruption, crime, and cross-border collaboration.
- Advanced online search techniques by Internet sleuth Paul Myers of the BBC.
- Tracking business across borders with Investigative Dashboard by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project.
- Uncovering hidden assets with the Offshore Leaks Database of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
- Advanced Google Tools, including searches, mapping, and public data with the Google for Media Team.
Speakers include many of the world’s top trainers in investigative and data journalism. Among them:
- Mar Cabra, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
- Ying Chan, University of Hong Kong Media Studies Centre
- YiShan Chen, CommonWealth magazine, Taiwan
- Umar Cheema, The News/Center for Investigative Reporting Pakistan
- Reg Chua, Thomson Reuters
- Sheila Coronel, Columbia University School of Journalism
- Kunda Dixit, Nepal Center for Investigative Journalism
- Govindraj Ethiraj, IndiaSpend
- David Kaplan, Global Investigative Journalism Network
- Yolanda Ma, Data Journalism China
- Malou Mangahas, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
- Smari McCarthy, International Modern Media Institute
- Nils Mulvad, Investigative Reporting Denmark
- Paul Myers, BBC
- Syed Nazakat, The Week, India
- Peter Noorlander, Media Legal Defence Initiative
- Paul Radu, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
- Giannina Segnini, Columbia University
- Drew Sullivan, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
- Yoichiro Tateiwa, NHK, Japan
- Yong Jin Kim, Korea Center for Investigative Journalism
Educators — Uncovering Asia will feature a special workshop on teaching investigative journalism. Among the schools which will be represented at the conference: the Ateneo de Manila University’s Asian Center for Journalism (Philippines), Asian College of Journalism (India), Chung-Ang University’s School of Journalism & Mass Communication (Korea), Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (U.S.), Danish School of Media and Journalism (Denmark), Hong Kong University Journalism and Media Studies Centre (Hong Kong), and Waseda University’s Journalism School (Japan).
Special Events — The conference will mark two other important occasions: a special reception honoring the 25th anniversary of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, one of the world’s pioneering nonprofit media centers; and the UN-designated International Day to End Impunity on November 23.
Uncovering Asia is hosted by the Global Investigative Journalism Network, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, and the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, with additional support from the Open Society Foundations and Adessium Foundation. Co-sponsors include the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, Ford Foundation, Free Press Unlimited, Google, Hong Kong University Journalism and Media Studies Centre, and Waseda University Journalism School.
Sponsorships: Help us bring journalists from across Asia to the conference and you can be a co-sponsor of Asia’s first investigative reporting conference. Media organizations sending 5 people or contributing US$5,000 will become a co-sponsor, with their name and logo displayed on the conference program and website. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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