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Welcome, everyone! Mark your calendars -- Asia’s first investigative journalism conference is 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. 

Check back soon for updates on our program. IJAsia14 will feature nearly 30 sessions and special events. There will be panels on digging out hidden facts online, the environment, business, and how to fund your project; seminars on security and tracking dirty money; data journalism workshops by the best in the business; and much more.

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David Kaplan

Global Investigative Journalism Network
Executive Director
US
David E. Kaplan is executive director of Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), the international association of investigative reporting organizations, with 138 member groups in 62 countries. He has worked as an investigative journalist for more than 30 years, reported from two dozen countries, and won or shared more than 25 awards. He has managed nonprofit newsrooms, investigative teams, and numerous cross-border projects. During the 1980s and early ‘90s, at the original Center for Investigative Reporting in San Francisco, he and his colleagues developed the model of a nonprofit investigative news enterprise.

In 2008, Kaplan became editorial director of the Center for Public Integrity (CPI), where he rebuilt CPI’s editorial structure and revitalized its data journalism unit. Kaplan also served as director of CPI’s International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). During his three years as ICIJ director, he tripled its funding, expanded its reach into 20 languages, and oversaw internationally acclaimed investigations into the tobacco, asbestos, fishing, and energy industries. Kaplan is a four-time winner of the Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) Award, including three medals, IRE’s highest honor. His work has also been honored four times by the Overseas Press Club.

Kaplan's books include YAKUZA: Japan's Criminal Underworld, and Fires of the Dragon, on the murder of journalist Henry Liu. He has worked in media development for 20 years and has trained more than a thousand reporters worldwide in his investigative journalism workshops.