Who’s Coming to IJAsia18

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.

Asian IJ Conference Heads to Seoul, October 5-7

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.

Fellowships To Attend the 2018 Asian Investigative Journalism Conference in Seoul

Fellowship applications are now CLOSED. The deadline to apply for the IJAsia18 fellowship was June 1st, 2018, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -5). Winners will be notified via email by July 15th, 2018. Uncovering Asia (#IJAsia18) is the premier gathering of investigative and data journalists in Asia, held once every two years. This year we’re holding this unique event in Seoul, Korea, from October 5 to 7, co-hosted by the Global Investigative Journalism Network, the Korean Center for Investigative Journalism (Newstapa), and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

Spotlight’s Robinson To Keynote Asia IJ Conference

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.

Uncovering Asia: The Video

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!”

Why We’re Heading to Asia

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.

Registration Opens for Uncovering Asia Conference!

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.