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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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Masayuki Hatta

Surugadai University
Assistant Professor
Within 23 wards, Tokyo, Japan
Masayuki Hatta (八田真行) is an assistant professor of Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Management, Surugadai University in Saitama, Japan. Origianlly trained as an economist/organizational theorist, Hatta has also been writing and talking extensively about the so-called intellectual property issues and software licensing in particular. He is also a journeyman hacker (a GNU and Debian developer), an avid supporter of the Free Software cause and a vocal advocate for hacktivism and the freedom of internet in general. Hatta also serves as a visiting research fellow at Centre for Global Communications (GLOCOM), International University of Japan and was formerly a research fellow at Institute of Intellectual Property of Japan (2010-2011).
Hatta has been involved with several Internet-based activism in Japan, such as Movements for Internet Active Users (MIAU), an organization made models of EFF/ORG, and Open Knowledge Foundataion Japan, the Japan chapter of Open Knowledge, for both as a founding member.
At Uncovering Asia, Hatta will talk about his ongoing project of establishing Tor-based anonymous leaking support site a la PubLeaks.nl in Japan. Also he can discuss the infamous Japanese Special Secrecy Law on request.

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