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Monday, November 24 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Plenary Session: The Future of Investigative Journalism in Asia

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Investigative journalism has spread around the world in the past 20 years. Extraordinary work is being done in China, India, Korea, Southeast Asia. But even in Western societies with long traditions of "muckraking", the practice of investigative reporting has risen and fallen, often with movements for reform and changing economic times. What does 21st Century Asia have in store for investigative journalism, and what do investigative journalists have in store for Asia? How will changing technology, citizen journalism, and open government affect the future of in-depth journalism? Will even closed governments have to open up to engage in global trade and development? Will Asian media finds ways to adapt to new technology and not lose their financial base like Western media? Can sensational, daily-driven media develop an investigative tradition?

To address these questions and more, we've assembled a prestigious group of top editors and thinkers on journalism representing six countries at various stages of development: China, India, Japan, Myanmar, Nepal, and Thailand. Their answers may surprise you.

Thanks to the Omidyar Network for special support of this plenary session. 

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Kunda Dixit

Founder and Editor, Nepali Times
Born in Nepal, Kunda Dixit is one of the country's leading journalists and editors, and an international authority on the press in Asia. He is founder, editor, and publisher of the Nepali Times, and co-publisher of Himal magazine.

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Ying Chan

Professor, Hong Kong University
Ying Chan is an editorial and media consultant, China expert, educator and journalist, and e-learning advocate. She is the founding director and professor (1999-2016) of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong, and the founding dean (2003-2011) of the journalism school at Shantou University in China. Under her leadership, the JMSC became the hub of pan-Asian journalism serving to promoting journalism standards, freedom of expression and digital innovation... Read More →
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Sashi Kumar

Chairman, Asian College of Journalism
Sashi Kumar is a journalist, film-maker, and media thinker and initiator who launched the Asianet TV channel. He subsequently founded, and chairs, the not-for-profit public trust Media Development Foundation, which runs the Asian College of Journalism, one of India's top journalism schools... Read More →
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Chavarong Limpattamapanee

Online Editor, Thai Rath Daily Newspaper
Chavarong is a senior editor at the Thai Rath Daily Newspaper. He earlier worked as the senior reporter for the articles and features section, specialising in social issues and civic movement. He also served as president of the Confederation of Thai Journalists since 2011. From March... Read More →
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Ye Naing Moe

Director, Yangon Journalism School
Ye Naing Moe is the founding director and chief trainer of the Yangon Journalism School, which was founded in 2010. He has been training local journalists in Myanmar since 2003. Ye founded the Myanmar Press Award in 2009 together with his colleagues. He studied at the University... Read More →

Tomohisa Yamaguchi

Deputy Editor, Investigative Reporting Section, Asahi Shimbun
Tomohisa Yamaguchi is deputy editor of the investigative reporting section of the Asahi Shimbun, one of Japan's major daily newspapers. His recent reports have been on maltreatment of bedridden elderly, doctor payments, and pork-barrel expenditures by politicians. He has been a reporter... Read More →

Monday November 24, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am PST
Ballroom CDE

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