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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. 

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Monday, November 24 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Investigating in Conflict Zones

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War is deception, as the Chinese general Sun Tzu said—and it’s left to investigative journalists to strip away the deceit. Who’s really commanding the battle, and what do they get out of it? Who’s funding and arming them? What back-door dealings are underway while the country is in turmoil? Amid the violence and chaos, it takes a cool head and a strong gut to make sense of it all, and unpick the details that are truly history-making.

We have three journalists who have years of experience in doing just that, from insurgent armies and martial law to open warfare, and they will explain on how to nail down what’s truly important.


Moderators
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Soe Myint

Chairman, BOD of Myanmar Journalism Institute & CEO/Editor-in-chief, Mizzima MĂ©dia Group, Mizzima News Agency
Soe Myint is the founding Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director of Mizzima Media Group. Soe Myint was in exile for 24 years while the country was under the military dictatorship. Mizzima was the first exile media to move back inside Myanmar in January 2012, after the country opened up for democratic changes. Mizzima Media Co. Ltd. produces digital daily newspaper in Myanmar, a weekly magazine in English, television programs on business... Read More →

Speakers
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Carolyn Arguillas

Editor, MindaNews
Carolyn O. Arguillas is editor of MindaNews in the southern Philippines, the daily news service arm of the Mindanao News and Information Cooperative Center which she co-founded in May 2011. She has been extensively covering the conflict and peace processes in Mindanao for the past 27 years. She has worked as a Mindanao reporter for Veritas Newsmagazine and the Manila Chronicle; Mindanao Bureau Chief of the Philippine Daily Inquirer; and... Read More →
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Yuli Ismartono

Deputy Chief Editor (English edition), Tempo magazine
Yuli Ismartono is deputy chief editor of the English edition of TEMPO, a weekly news and current affairs magazine based in Jakarta, Indonesia. She is also managing editor of AsiaViews, a monthly supplemental magazine distributed by publications in the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). | | When TEMPO was banned by Indonesian President Suharto in 1994, Ms. Ismartono worked for SCTV, one of... Read More →
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Aamir Latif

Bureau Chief, Online International News Network
Aamir Latif began his career as an investigative reporter in 2001 as a member of the investigative reporting wing of the US News and World Report and remained with the magazine until 2008. He now heads the Karachi Bureau of Pakistan’s  largest independent wire service, Online News Network. He also works for Christian Science Monitor, Global Post, and CBS radio in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Amir often appears... Read More →
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Maria Teresa Ronderos

Director, OSF Program on Independent Journalism
Maria Teresa Ronderos is director of the Program on Independent Journalism at the Open Society Foundations, based in London. She comes to OSF from Semana, Colombia’s leading news magazine, where she served in a range of senior editorial roles. Together with the Ideas for Peace Foundation, she created VerdadAbierta.com, a website that has covered armed conflict in Colombia since 2008. She served as its editor-in-chief until coming to... Read More →


Monday November 24, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Ballroom E

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