Nearly 440 investigative and data journalists from across Asia convened in Seoul, South Korea this morning — the largest ever gathering of investigative journalists in the region. The conference kicked off with discussions about how the profession is under threat in the region.
Thinking of joining us at the 3rd Asian Investigative Journalism Conference? Here are 50 great reasons to go. We’re putting together a world-class line-up of top investigative reporters, pioneering data journalists, and experts in law and security. For three days in Seoul, from October 5-7, we’ll share, network, and learn from the best in the business. We’ve got top editors Maria Ressa of Rappler, Steven Gan of Malaysiakini, Wahyu Dhyatmika of Tempo, Yong Jin Kim of Newstapa and dozens more.
We’re proud to announce that Uncovering Asia — the Asian Investigative Journalism Conference — is coming to Seoul, Korea, on October 5 to 7. The conference is the premier gathering of investigative and data journalists in Asia, held only once every two years. This year we’re holding #IJAsia18 in the center of South Korea’s bustling capital, at the four-star Millennium Seoul Hilton, and we’ve got an all-star lineup.
GIJN and its partners are excited to officially open registration for Uncovering Asia — the second Asian Investigative Journalism Conference, to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Sept. 23-25. Our keynote speaker will be Walter “Robby” Robinson, who led the Boston Globe Spotlight team’s Pulitzer Prize winning investigation into the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal. Robinson was played by actor Michael Keaton in the movie Spotlight.
Attention: Investigative journalists in Asia — mark your calendars! Join us at the second Asian Investigative Journalism Conference in Kathmandu, Nepal, on September 23-25, 2016. We will be featuring an all-star line-up of top investigative and data journalists from around the world.
Journalists from 33 countries streamed into Manila last month for Uncovering Asia: The First Asian Investigative Journalism Conference. The organizers — GIJN, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), and the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) — hoped for at least 150 people, but more than 300 came, full of energy, from Japan to Mongolia. The video above captures the spirit and drive that marked this groundbreaking event. As PCIJ director Malou Mangahas told attendees, “Asia is ready!”
In just over two weeks we’ll convene Uncovering Asia, the region’s first investigative journalism conference. We’ve got an extraordinary array of the best journalists from Japan to Pakistan heading to Manila for what will be a World’s Fair of muckraking from Nov. 22-24. So why is GIJN heading to Asia? That’s easy. It’s where 60% of humanity lives, and the demand for watchdog reporting is enormous. The region has long been the weak link in our global community of investigative journalists — but that’s changing quickly.
Come join us in Manila! Registration is now open for Asia’s groundbreaking first investigative journalism conference, November 22-24. Check out our new conference site, put together by GIJN and its partners, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. We have speakers from more than 15 countries and state-of-the-art panels on digging out hidden facts online, tracking money across borders, cutting-edge data analysis, funding your investigation, and much more.