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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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Sunday, November 23 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
How To Find and Use Data on Asia

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The bedrock of investigative reporting is facts, and few facts go as far to nail down a pattern of activity or wrongdoing as a robust database. Asia has traditionally not been known for an abundance of publicly available databases, but that's changing. Join data journalists from three countries to explore what's already public, strategies for discovering -- and uncovering -- other datasets, and critically, how to shape and build stories from the information. Govindraj Ethiraj brings expertise from starting IndiaSpend, India's first data-focused journalism endeavor, Yolanda Ma from her time working and training in Hong Kong and China, and Giannina Segnini from a long and distinguished career as investigative editor at Costa Rica's La Nacion. Reg Chua of Thomson Reuters moderates.

Moderators
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Reg Chua

Executive Editor, Editorial Operations, Data and Innovation, Thomson Reuters
Reg Chua has been a journalist for more than a quarter of a century, working in print, electronic media, television and radio. He’s currently Executive Editor, Editorial Operations, Data and Innovation at Thomson Reuters, based in New York. From July 2009 to March 2011, he was Editor-in-Chief of the South China Morning Post, responsible for the editorial operations of the Hong Kong-based news media company.  Prior to that, he... Read More →

Speakers
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Govindraj Ethiraj

Journalist and founder, IndiaSpend
Govindraj Ethiraj is a television & print journalist and founder & Managing Trustee of the award-winning www.indiaspend.org & www.factchecker.in, both public interest journalism efforts that use data to investigate and tell stories.  IndiaSpend is a member of the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) and its content is now widely published and cited in Indian print, digital and television media.A career business journalist who has... Read More →
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Yolanda Jinxin Ma

Co-founder & Editor, Data Journalism China
Yolanda Jinxin Ma is a frequent international speaker & trainer on data journalism. In the past few years she has trained 200+ journalists in China on data skills. She is currently working on innovation projects with the UN in Asia Pacific region. She was previously with Reuters on data visualization and the South China Morning Post on social media.
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Giannina Segnini

Journalism Professor, Columbia University
Giannna Segnini heads the Data Concentration Program at The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She was the head of the investigative team at «La Nacion» in Costa Rica. Their investigations has led to prosecution of more than 50 politicians, businessmen and public servants in Costa Rica, UK, USA, France and Finland. Two former presidents in Costa Rica is convicted for corruption. Segnini has been training journalists... Read More →


Sunday November 23, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
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