Loading…
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.

You can stay in touch by subscribing to GIJN’s newsletter -- Global Network News -- and to our FacebookTwitter, and Google+ feeds.

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Saturday, November 22
 

7:00pm PST

Welcome Reception & PCIJ Anniversary
Uncovering Asia is proud to honor the 25th year of our local host, the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. Join us Saturday evening, November 22, as the conference starts with a grand welcoming reception that commemorates PCIJ’s extraordinary quarter-center of groundbreaking investigative reports. There will be traditional Philippine drinks, appetizers, a special dance troupe, plus great networking with colleagues from 25 countries. 

Saturday November 22, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm PST
Ruby Ballroom
 
Sunday, November 23
 

8:00am PST

Registration
Sunday November 23, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Ballroom CDE Lobby

9:00am PST

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Welcome to Uncovering Asia! Your hosts will offer brief opening remarks, including ideas on how to get the most out of the packed two days of workshops, panels, and special events we've put together for you. Next comes a showing of Investigative Impact, a five-minute video just released by the Global Investigative Journalism Network on the extraordinary impact of investigative reporting around the world. 

Speakers
avatar for David Kaplan

David Kaplan

Executive Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network
David E. Kaplan is executive director of Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), the international association of investigative reporting organizations, with 155 member groups in 68 countries. He has worked as an investigative journalist for more than 30 years, reported from... Read More →
avatar for Malou Mangahas

Malou Mangahas

Executive Director, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
MALOU MANGAHAS is executive director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, a pioneering nonprofit launched in 1989. She is a veteran of Philippine journalism, served as a Nieman fellow at Harvard University, and has worked for various newspapers and news agencies... Read More →
avatar for Torben Stephan

Torben Stephan

Director, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
Torben Stephan is Director of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung's (KAS) Media Programme Asia. He studied political science in Berlin and worked for many years as newspaper journalist and editor. After joining KAS he launched together with the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN... Read More →


Sunday November 23, 2014 9:00am - 9:15am PST
Ballroom CDE

9:15am PST

Keynote Address: Nine Billion Eyes -- Holding Power to Account in the World's Largest Continent
Not too long ago, investigative reporting was little known in the Asian media and a conference such as this would have drawn just a few dozen devotees. Today we are in a midst of an investigative ferment. Despite intimidation and violence, Asian journalists are digging into corruption, the environment, food and product safety, trafficking, and human rights abuses as never before. New freedoms, new technologies, new markets and new laws are helping make this happen. 

Journalist Sheila Coronel -- co-founder of the pioneering Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism and now academic dean at the prestigious Columbia Journalism School -- looks to the past as well as the future, and sees that Asia's journalists are also drawing from the well of their own traditions as they move into the future. She finds them building an edifice of accountability reporting on the foundations of their own histories and cultures, and mobilizing citizens, helping them keep their watchful eyes on power.

Speakers
avatar for Sheila Coronel

Sheila Coronel

Dean of Academic Affairs, Columbia University
Sheila is academic dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. She is concurrently also director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and Stabile professor of professional practice. She began her reporting career in the Philippines and was co-founder... Read More →


Sunday November 23, 2014 9:15am - 10:30am PST
Ballroom CDE

10:30am PST

Coffee Break
Sunday November 23, 2014 10:30am - 11:00am PST
Breakout Session Rooms

11:00am PST

How To Find and Use Data on Asia
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
avatar for Reg Chua

Reg Chua

Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News
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 Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News at Thomson Reuters, based in New York. From July 2009 to March 2011, he was Editor-in-Chief of th... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Govind Ethiraj

Govind Ethiraj

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 reported and written on Indian bu... Read More →
avatar for Yolanda Jinxin Ma

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... Read More →
avatar for Giannina Segnini

Giannina Segnini

Director of the Master on Data Journalism, 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... Read More →


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

11:00am PST

Investigating the Environment
Extreme weather. Climate change. Poisoned air and soil. Toxic dumping. Deforestation. Desertification. Overfishing. Smuggling of timber and endangered species. Here's how to investigate some of the most important issues of our time, by journalists from China, Japan, and the Philippines. They'll offer strategies, methods, techniques and sources for breaking the untold environmental stories in our near future.

Moderators
avatar for Howie Severino

Howie Severino

Host, i-witness and News To Go at GMA; Vice Chair of PCIJ Board, GMA Network and PCIJ Board of Editors
Howie Severino is a co-founder of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, and set up its Environment Desk which has produced documentaries, books, and numerous newspaper and TV reports on a wide range of environmental issues. He is currently Vice President for Professional... Read More →

Speakers
LJ

Liu Jianqiang

Editor, China Dialogue
Liu Jianqiang is editor of China Dialogue and a research associate of the Peking University Center for Nature and Society. He was formerly a senior investigative reporter at Southern Weekend, China's most influential investigative newspaper, where he provided front-line and in-depth coverage of China's burgeoning enviro... Read More →
avatar for Yoi Tateiwa

Yoi Tateiwa

Executive Editor, Seeds for News Japan
Yoichiro Tateiwa is Executive Editor of Seeds for News, a nonprofit investigative journalism in Japan. He is also the co-founder of Factcheck Initiative Japan, the first organization solely conducting fact-checking in Japan. He promoted the first fact checking project on the General... Read More →


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

11:00am PST

The Business of Slavery
Think slavery is a thing of the past? More people are enslaved today than at any time in human history, forced to work without pay and under threat of violence. You can find them across Asia, in agriculture, fishing, gravel pits, mines, domestic service, and brothels. In a nine-month investigation, this team, sponsored by the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, used databases, interviews, and undercover work to reveal shocking abuses in the Indonesian palm oil industry. Their award-winning story -- Indonesia's Palm Oil Industry Rife With Human-Rights Abuses in Bloomberg Businessweek -- traced the products of slavery to grocery shelves in China, Europe, the United States, and worldwide. 

Moderators
avatar for Ben Skinner

Ben Skinner

Co-Founder and Sr. Vice President, TAU Investment Management
E. Benjamin Skinner is co-founder and senior vice president of TAU, an investment management firm that generates returns by transforming the social, environmental, and operational profiles of its portfolio companies. Recently, he was Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Made Ali

Made Ali

Freelance Journalist
Made Ali is a freelance journalist based in Pekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia's largest palm oil producing province. He spent four years investigating the licenses issued by Riau Governor Rusli Zainal to clear protected forests to 14 palm oil companies. In March 2014, the Pekanbaru court... Read More →
avatar for Nurhasan Hamzah

Nurhasan Hamzah

Founder & Owner, HEC
Hamzah Nurhasan is founder and owner of HEC, an English training School in Indonesia. From 2011-2013, he served as a reporter with the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism on two investigations the Institute conducted around modern slavery in corporate supply chains. These eventually ran in Bloomberg Businessweek. He recently joined the Magister program of English education at State University of Semarang and is currently pursuing a program to attain a Doctor... Read More →


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

11:00am PST

Workshop: A Reporter's Guide to Security (Part 1) -- Digital Threats
In this age of digital spying and dirty tricks, protecting yourself and your sources has never been more important. This workshop will introduce you to tools, techniques, and tactics for communicating with your sources without putting their jobs or safety in danger. Learn from two of the best in the busines -- you owe it those you say you'll protect. 

Speakers
SM

Smari McCarthy

Icelandic Modern Media Institute
I am Smári McCarthy – software developer, writer, hacker, freedom fighter. A jack of many trades. I travel a lot, I do a lot of talks, I write a lot. I use Twitter and Facebook (reluctantly). I live and die by e-mail. There are other ways to contact me. Somebody wrot... Read More →
avatar for Bobby Soriano

Bobby Soriano

Program Adviser, Tactical Technology Collective
Bobby has 15 years of systems and network administration experience. He has worked with numerous NGOs implementing information and computer related projects. He is also an information and communications technology trainer. His recent work includes computer and online trainings for... Read More →


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

12:30pm PST

Lunch Break
Sunday November 23, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm PST
Ballroom CDE

2:00pm PST

Using Social Media for Investigative Reports
Two top trainers will give a crash course on using social media in reporting. Here's how to use digital tools to dig into Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more. There's gold in those digital hills! Learn how to interact with users on social media during research and after publication. ("If it don't spread, it's dead.") And hear how social media may be changing investigative reporting.

Speakers
avatar for Nils Mulvad

Nils Mulvad

Investigative Reporting Denmark
Nils Mulvad is a co-founder of the Global Network for  Investigative Journalism and other international networks such as  Farmsubsidy.org. He was CEO for the Danish International Center for  Analytical Reporting 2001-2006, European journalist of the year in 2006,  and he also... Read More →
avatar for Paul Myers

Paul Myers

Internet research specialist, BBC
Met Paul Myers keert een oude bekende naar de conferentie terug. Al bijna twee decennia is hij een toonaangevende online search specialist.  Hij werkt voor de BBC als onderzoeksjournalist en geeft daarnaast trainingen over onder andere online research, datajournalistiek en omgaan... Read More →


Sunday November 23, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Ballroom C

2:00pm PST

Workshop: Analyzing Data with Excel
Learn how to use a spreadsheet, Microsoft Excel, to construct your own dataset and how to filter, sort and analyze data for your investigative stories. There are countless datasets available on the Web for all kinds of stories in nearly every country, so this is a basic skill that today all journalists should have.
*Please bring laptop with you for following along with the facilitators*


Speakers
avatar for Reg Chua

Reg Chua

Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News
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 Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News at Thomson Reuters, based in New York. From July 2009 to March 2011, he was Editor-in-Chief of th... Read More →
avatar for Irene Liu

Irene Liu

News Editor, Data, Thomson Reuters
Irene Jay Liu is a Hong Kong-based reporter on the global enterprise team at Thomson Reuters, where she led the development of Connected China, an award-winning news app that tracks and visualizes the people and institutions that make up China’s power structure. Once described... Read More →


Sunday November 23, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Sapphire B

2:00pm PST

Managing the Investigation: Pitfalls, False Starts, Big Scores
This panel features top project managers in investigative journalism from Germany, Japan, and the Philippines. With a focus on best practices, the group will offer and discuss the most important guidelines and goals needed to build and manage a successful investigative project.

Moderators
avatar for Malou Mangahas

Malou Mangahas

Executive Director, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
MALOU MANGAHAS is executive director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, a pioneering nonprofit launched in 1989. She is a veteran of Philippine journalism, served as a Nieman fellow at Harvard University, and has worked for various newspapers and news agencies... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Schraven

David Schraven

Publisher, CORRECTIV
David Schraven leitet das Recherchezentrum correctiv.org als Publisher und inhaltlicher Geschäftsführer.Nach Stationen bei der „Tageszeitung“ und der „Süddeutschen Zeitung“ war er zunächst als freier Journalist für die „Welt“-Gruppe im Wirtschaftsressort und im Ressort... Read More →
TY

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 →


Sunday November 23, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Ballroom D

2:00pm PST

Offshore Secrets: Investigating Hidden Assets

Starting in 2013, the nonprofit International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) began releasing a blockbuster series of stories, based on a massive leak of 2.5 million privately-held business records. The files detailed more than 120,000 offshore companies and trusts, exposing the hidden dealings of politicians and billionaires in more than 170 countries and territories. 

The scope of the investigation was as extraordinary as the leak itself. In what is likely the largest collaboration in journalism history, the project ultimately involved 112 journalists from 42 media partners in 58 countries. Here is the Asia end of the huge project, with journalists from the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, and ICIJ's headquarters talking about how they worked with secret data that has caused official investigations and reforms worldwide.


Moderators
avatar for Giannina Segnini

Giannina Segnini

Director of the Master on Data Journalism, 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... Read More →

Speakers
YC

YiShan Chen

CommonWealth Magazine
Yi-Shan Chen is deputy editor of CommonWealth Magazine in Taiwan, and adjunct instructor at National Taiwan University. She has been a financial and economic reporter for 14 yrs, covering macro-economics, public finance, financial markets, and international news. Says Yi-Shan: "Investigation... Read More →
avatar for Yongjin Kim

Yongjin Kim

Editor-In-Chief, KCIJ-NEWSTAPA
Yongjin Kim, Korea, is co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Korea Center for Investigative Journalism (KCIJ), the first nonprofit online investigative reporting organization in South Korea. He started his career as a journalist in 1987 at Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), a public... Read More →
RL

Roel Landingin

Fellow, PCIJ
Roel Landingin is a free-lance journalist who has been covering business and the economy for more than 20 years. He is the Manila correspondent for the Financial Times, and a contributor to the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ). Formerly, he was business editor... Read More →


Sunday November 23, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Ballroom E

3:30pm PST

Coffee Break
Sunday November 23, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm PST
Emerald ABC

4:00pm PST

Workshop: Getting and Cleaning Data with OpenRefine
Learn the magic methods of cleaning dirty data and seeing the patterns hidden in data you've collected. Open Refine is a free and powerful tool for working with messy data: cleaning it, and transforming it from one format into another. 

Speakers
avatar for Sam Leon

Sam Leon

Data Advisor, Global Witness
I work on open data policy and data-driven investigations at Global Witness. Global Witness is an international NGO focussed on ending corruption and human rights abuses related to natural resource extraction.
avatar for Nils Mulvad

Nils Mulvad

Investigative Reporting Denmark
Nils Mulvad is a co-founder of the Global Network for  Investigative Journalism and other international networks such as  Farmsubsidy.org. He was CEO for the Danish International Center for  Analytical Reporting 2001-2006, European journalist of the year in 2006,  and he also... Read More →


Sunday November 23, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Sapphire B

4:00pm PST

Corruption, Cover-ups, Incompetence
Corruption, cover-ups and incompetence cost society untold billions of dollars every day. The amount of money lost to corruption alone is estimated at US$2.6 trillion annually, and it affects everything from health and human rights to democracy and national security. Here are four experts on uncovering wrong-doing, all from very different societies -- Japan, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan -- but using very similar skills. 

Moderators
avatar for Kunda Dixit

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.

Speakers
avatar for Umar Cheema

Umar Cheema

Speical Correspondent, The News
Umar Cheema is an investigative reporter for Pakistan's English language daily, The News International. In 2008, he won a was a Daniel Pearl Journalism Fellowship, and was the first Pearl fellow to work for The New York Times. Cheema studied at the London School of Economics under... Read More →
avatar for Toshihiro Okuyama

Toshihiro Okuyama

Senior Staff Writer, Asahi Shimbun
Toshihiro Okuyama has been a reporter for the Japanese daily Asahi Shimbun for more than 25 years. He is author of the books published in Japan The Power of Whistleblowing: What Would A Whistleblower Protection Act Protect?


Sunday November 23, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Ballroom C

4:00pm PST

Lightning Talks: Quick Looks at Great Projects
This "lightning round" format features short presentations by journalists with compelling investigative projects over the past year. Among the projects to be presented: setting up a secure "public leaks" platform in Japan; and investigating pork-barrel spending and a vice-president in the Philippines; and data-centered stories from IndiaSpend.

Moderators
avatar for Roby Alampay

Roby Alampay

Founder, Puma Podcasts
Roby Alampay started PumaPublic Productions, which aims to be the top audio production outfit in the Philippines.PumaPublic's PumaPodcast is a first-mover in the Philippine podcasting space, producing daily news roundups, explanatory journalism, and features since January 2019.Roby... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alessia Cerantola

Alessia Cerantola

reporter, IRPI (Investigative Reporting Project Italy)
Alessia Cerantola is a journalist, co-founder and reporter of the Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI). In 2013 she was a Transatlantic Media Fellow at the Center for Strategic  and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C.. Since 2007 her reports and features from Italy, Japan, South Korea, and the US have been published and broadcast by a cross section of media including... Read More →
avatar for Govind Ethiraj

Govind Ethiraj

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 reported and written on Indian bu... Read More →
avatar for Masayuki Hatta

Masayuki Hatta

Associate Professor, Surugadai University
Masayuki Hatta (八田真行) is an associate 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... Read More →
ML

Min-Kyu Lee

Professor, Chung-Ang University
avatar for John Nery

John Nery

Editor in Chief, inquirer.net, Inquirer.net, Philippine Daily Inquirer
John Nery is editor in chief of Inquirer.net and associate editor and opinion columnist at the Philippine Daily Inquirer. He has received top Philippine prizes for investigative journalism: a Catholic Mass Media Award for a series on kidnapping, a Jaime V. Ongpin citation for a... Read More →


Sunday November 23, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Ballroom D

4:00pm PST

Roundtable: Building an Asian Investigative Journalism Infrastructure
Join us for a wide-ranging discussion on how to build and strengthen investigative journalism across Asia. This special roundtable will talk about new models, centers, and networks, sources of revenue, and how to dramatically increase the amount of investigative reporting country-by-country. The moderator will be asking for lots of input from the audience, so come prepared to contribute. Among the topics will be creation of the Southeast Asian Investigative Journalism Network. 

Moderators
avatar for David Kaplan

David Kaplan

Executive Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network
David E. Kaplan is executive director of Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), the international association of investigative reporting organizations, with 155 member groups in 68 countries. He has worked as an investigative journalist for more than 30 years, reported from... Read More →
avatar for Malou Mangahas

Malou Mangahas

Executive Director, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
MALOU MANGAHAS is executive director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, a pioneering nonprofit launched in 1989. She is a veteran of Philippine journalism, served as a Nieman fellow at Harvard University, and has worked for various newspapers and news agencies... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Yongjin Kim

Yongjin Kim

Editor-In-Chief, KCIJ-NEWSTAPA
Yongjin Kim, Korea, is co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Korea Center for Investigative Journalism (KCIJ), the first nonprofit online investigative reporting organization in South Korea. He started his career as a journalist in 1987 at Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), a public... Read More →
avatar for Syed Nazakat

Syed Nazakat

Board Member, Global Investigative Journalism Network
Syed Nazakat is an award-winning journalist, media entrepreneur, founder and Editor-In-Chief of DataLEADS, which is a data-driven Indian initiative aimed to create new platforms of data research and storytelling. DataLEADS conducts series of unique data boot camps in different parts... Read More →


Sunday November 23, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Ballroom E

4:00pm PST

Workshop: A Reporter's Guide to Security (Part 2) -- Physical Threats
Here's how to stay alive not only in war zones but on the streets at home, when you're reporting on organized crime and corruption. Learn practical steps from editors responsible for keeping reporters alive covering the most dangerous topics in some of the world's most dangerous places. 

Speakers
avatar for Rowena Paraan

Rowena Paraan

Chairperson, ABS-CBN / National Union of Journalists of the Philippines
Rowena Paraan has been a journalist for more than 25 years. Formerly the Research Director of the Philippines Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), she is the immediate past president of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines where for 11 years she sat in it... Read More →
avatar for Drew Sullivan

Drew Sullivan

Editor, OCCRP Sarajevo
Drew Sullivan, USA, co-founded the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Program (OCCRP) where he now serves as editor-in-chief. He is a journalist and social entrepreneur who founded the Center for Investigative Reporting in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2004 as well as the Journalism... Read More →


Sunday November 23, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Ruby A

6:00pm PST

Candle Light Gathering for International Day of Impunity
Uncovering Asia will join with members of a companion conference, Journalism Asia, on Sunday evening, November 23, for a special event marking the UN-designated International Day to End Impunity. Attendees are invited to a candle-light vigil, walking from the conference hotel to nearby Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), site of the 1986 People Power Revolt. The group will honor the hundreds of slain journalists in Asia and worldwide whose cases are still awaiting justice.


Sunday November 23, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm PST
Hotel Lobby
 
Monday, November 24
 

8:00am PST

Registration
Monday November 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Ballroom CDE Lobby

9:00am PST

Plenary Session: The Future of Investigative Journalism in Asia
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. 

Moderators
avatar for Kunda Dixit

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.

Speakers
avatar for Ying Chan

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 →
avatar for Sashi Kumar

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 →
avatar for Chavarong Limpattamapanee

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 →
avatar for Ye Naing Moe

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 →
TY

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

10:30am PST

Coffee Break
Monday November 24, 2014 10:30am - 11:00am PST
Emerald ABC

11:00am PST

Workshop: Collaboration Tools -- Working Together in the Cloud
Investigative reporting is a team sport, and we need great tools to compete. Here's how to work together on projects using simple collaborative tools. Not every project needs to be top-secret and ultra-protected. Our veteran trainers will explain how to share sources, documents, data, story ideas, discussions and drafts in collaborative and cross-border projects. 

Speakers
avatar for Mar Cabra

Mar Cabra

Member, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)
Mar Cabra, is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Until last year, she was the head of the Data & Research Unit which produces the organisation's key data work and also develops tools for better collaborative investigative journalism. She... Read More →
avatar for Robin Moroney

Robin Moroney

Communications Manager, Google
Robin Moroney is Communications Manager at Google. He's based out of Singapore and has delivered Google for Media workshops to broadcasters and print journalists in Singapore and Hong Kong. Before joining Google, he worked with the Wall Street Journal in Brussels, London, Hong Kong... Read More →
avatar for Nils Mulvad

Nils Mulvad

Investigative Reporting Denmark
Nils Mulvad is a co-founder of the Global Network for  Investigative Journalism and other international networks such as  Farmsubsidy.org. He was CEO for the Danish International Center for  Analytical Reporting 2001-2006, European journalist of the year in 2006,  and he also... Read More →
avatar for Gail Tan

Gail Tan

Country Communications Manager, Google
Gail Tan heads communications and public affairs at Google Philippines. Before Google, she was based in Boston where she worked as a social media manager for a former national security adviser on terrorism under the Clinton administration. She also worked as a writer, TV producer... Read More →


Monday November 24, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
Sapphire B

11:00am PST

Despots, Crooks, and Their Wealth
The UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime defines organized crime as "a group of three or more persons" that engages in crimes for material benefit. The FBI talks about "continuing criminal enterprises" and "patterns of racketeering." By those definitions, entire nation states and multinational corporations might qualify as organized crime. How do journalists investigate mafia-states, governments run for private profit, and powerful people and companies with no accountability? Here are three battle-hardened investigative journalists who have been on the front-lines of some of the biggest frauds and abuses of power in recent years. 

Moderators
EL

Ed Lingao

Multimedia Director; News Manager, PCIJ, TV5

Speakers
avatar for Metta Dharmasaputra

Metta Dharmasaputra

Executive Director, Editor-in Chief, Katadata
Metta Dharmasaputra is the founder, executive director, and editor in chief of Katadata, an online publishing company with expertise in data analysis, research and reporting on business and economics topics in Indonesia. He has more than 15 years experience as a journalist specializing... Read More →
avatar for Drew Sullivan

Drew Sullivan

Editor, OCCRP Sarajevo
Drew Sullivan, USA, co-founded the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Program (OCCRP) where he now serves as editor-in-chief. He is a journalist and social entrepreneur who founded the Center for Investigative Reporting in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2004 as well as the Journalism... Read More →


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

11:00am PST

Fighting Back: Legal Tools and More
With near-record numbers of attacks on journalists, widespread and growing surveillance, and governments going backwards on free expression, what can journalists do to fight back? What resources are available when we face physical assaults, harassment, lawsuits, and more? Representatives from the Committee To Protect Journalists and Media Legal Defence Initiative join veteran journalists who have been on the frontlines dealing with threats. 

Moderators
avatar for Melinda Quintos-de Jesus

Melinda Quintos-de Jesus

Executive Director, Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility
Melinda Quintos de Jesus is executive director of the Manila-based Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR), which she founded in 1989. During the Marcos years, Ms. de Jesus was among the women journalists who wrote critically of the regime as a columnist in the Bulletin Today. She wrote on cases of disappearances, warrantless arrests and detention, and killings of activists during... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Umar Cheema

Umar Cheema

Speical Correspondent, The News
Umar Cheema is an investigative reporter for Pakistan's English language daily, The News International. In 2008, he won a was a Daniel Pearl Journalism Fellowship, and was the first Pearl fellow to work for The New York Times. Cheema studied at the London School of Economics under... Read More →
avatar for Shawn W. Crispin

Shawn W. Crispin

Senior Southeast Asia Representative, Committee to Protect Journalists
Shawn W. Crispin has worked for over 15 years as a journalist in Asia. He previously served as Bangkok bureau chief for the Far Eastern Economic Review and Asian Wall Street Journal, and is currently the Southeast Asia Editor for Asia Times Online. Crispin joined the Committee to... Read More →


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

11:00am PST

Investigating in Conflict Zones

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
avatar for Soe Myint

Soe Myint

Chairman, BOD of Myanmar Journalism Institute & CEO/Editor-in-chief, Mizzima Média 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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Arguillas

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... Read More →
avatar for Yuli Ismartono

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... Read More →
avatar for Aamir Latif

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... Read More →
avatar for Maria Teresa Ronderos

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 Peac... Read More →


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

11:00am PST

Digital Security Clinic
Are you being tracked? Are your sources protected? Come visit this informal, one-on-one session with two top digital security experts. Ask them to evaluate the safety of your computer and communications. Bring your laptop and ask questions.

Speakers
SM

Smari McCarthy

Icelandic Modern Media Institute
I am Smári McCarthy – software developer, writer, hacker, freedom fighter. A jack of many trades. I travel a lot, I do a lot of talks, I write a lot. I use Twitter and Facebook (reluctantly). I live and die by e-mail. There are other ways to contact me. Somebody wrot... Read More →
avatar for Bobby Soriano

Bobby Soriano

Program Adviser, Tactical Technology Collective
Bobby has 15 years of systems and network administration experience. He has worked with numerous NGOs implementing information and computer related projects. He is also an information and communications technology trainer. His recent work includes computer and online trainings for... Read More →


Monday November 24, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm PST
Saphire A

12:30pm PST

Lunch Break
Monday November 24, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm PST
Ballroom CDE

2:00pm PST

Workshop: Presenting Data with Google Fusion
Learn how to turn raw data into interactive maps, how to embed it on websites and adapt it for mobile use. Bring your laptops! We will start with uploading the data.

Speakers
avatar for Irene Liu

Irene Liu

News Editor, Data, Thomson Reuters
Irene Jay Liu is a Hong Kong-based reporter on the global enterprise team at Thomson Reuters, where she led the development of Connected China, an award-winning news app that tracks and visualizes the people and institutions that make up China’s power structure. Once described... Read More →
avatar for Robin Moroney

Robin Moroney

Communications Manager, Google
Robin Moroney is Communications Manager at Google. He's based out of Singapore and has delivered Google for Media workshops to broadcasters and print journalists in Singapore and Hong Kong. Before joining Google, he worked with the Wall Street Journal in Brussels, London, Hong Kong... Read More →
avatar for Gail Tan

Gail Tan

Country Communications Manager, Google
Gail Tan heads communications and public affairs at Google Philippines. Before Google, she was based in Boston where she worked as a social media manager for a former national security adviser on terrorism under the Clinton administration. She also worked as a writer, TV producer... Read More →


Monday November 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Sapphire B

2:00pm PST

Workshop: Tracking Assets with Investigative Dashboard
Here's how to track companies and assets across borders. Learn the latest tools and techniques for finding out who owns what even in hard to get offshore juridcitions. This workshop features Investigative Dashboard, the tool developed by journalists at the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project and used in reports that have won awards and made headlines around the world. 

Speakers
avatar for Hamoud Almahmoud

Hamoud Almahmoud

Investigative journalist, Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism
Hamoud Almahmoud is editor-in-chief at Harvard Business Review Arabia. He is the former head of the ARIJ research desk. He works as an investigative reporter and editor, a coach for ARIJ, a lecturer at Damascus University, an editor of (Aliqtisadi) Business Magazine and the Aliqtisadi.com... Read More →
avatar for Paul Radu

Paul Radu

Executive Director, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)
Paul Radu is the executive director of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and a co-creator of the Investigative Dashboard concept. He has held a number of fellowships, including the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowship in 2001, the Milena Jesenska Press Fellowship in 2002, the Rosalyn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism in 2007, the 2008 Knight International Journalism fellowship with the In... Read More →


Monday November 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Ruby A

2:00pm PST

Internet Detective: Digging Out Hidden Info Online
Join the BBC's acclaimed Internet research sleuth as he reveals the online investigators' tricks of the trade. Learn the best ways to manipulate Google, navigate the back streets of social media, and use online tech tools to investigate businesses and organizations. If you haven't heard Paul Myers before, be sure to check out his presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Myers

Paul Myers

Internet research specialist, BBC
Met Paul Myers keert een oude bekende naar de conferentie terug. Al bijna twee decennia is hij een toonaangevende online search specialist.  Hij werkt voor de BBC als onderzoeksjournalist en geeft daarnaast trainingen over onder andere online research, datajournalistiek en omgaan... Read More →


Monday November 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Ballroom C

2:00pm PST

Investigations for Broadcast/Multimedia
Integrating multimedia elements into investigative story-telling is one of the most exciting developments for muckrakers in the digital age. We've come a long way from the days of Edward R. Murrow's classic CBS documentary Harvest of Shame in 1960. Today, production gear that once filled the back of a car now fits in the palm of a hand. From the New York Times' Snowfall to the South China Morning Post's Voices of Tiananmen, it is now possible to bring the audience inside a complex story as never before. Join us as one of the architects of Voices of Tianenmen and other veteran multimedia journalists talk about how they practice their craft.

Moderators
avatar for Govind Ethiraj

Govind Ethiraj

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 reported and written on Indian bu... Read More →

Speakers
CA

Chi Almario

Head, Investigative Reporting Team, ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs
avatar for Patrick Boehler

Patrick Boehler

Digital editor, International New York Times
Patrick Boehler is an International New York Times digital editor and lecturer at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong. He previously reported for the South China Morning Post.
avatar for Yongjin Kim

Yongjin Kim

Editor-In-Chief, KCIJ-NEWSTAPA
Yongjin Kim, Korea, is co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Korea Center for Investigative Journalism (KCIJ), the first nonprofit online investigative reporting organization in South Korea. He started his career as a journalist in 1987 at Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), a public... Read More →


Monday November 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Ballroom D

2:00pm PST

Roundtable: Teaching Investigative Journalism -- Best Practices
Leading journalism professors from around Asia will talk about the importance of teaching investigative journalism, touching upon pedagogical approaches and goals as well as the use of technology in the classroom,  the balance of theory and practice and new models for teaching journalism. What resources are available to investigative journalism instructors? What interesting experiments  and innovations are being done in the classroom? How do journalism schools include data and new forms of storytelling, as well as cross-border reporting, in their teaching?

Moderators
avatar for Sheila Coronel

Sheila Coronel

Dean of Academic Affairs, Columbia University
Sheila is academic dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. She is concurrently also director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and Stabile professor of professional practice. She began her reporting career in the Philippines and was co-founder... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ying Chan

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 →
avatar for Zhan Jiang

Zhan Jiang

Professor, School of International Journalism and Communication, Beiijing Foreign Studies University
Prof. Zhan Jiang works at School of International Journalism and Communication, Beijing Foreign Studies University. He is also the adjunct professor at Sun Yat-Sen University and South China University of Technology. Prof. Zhan previously served as professor and director of Journalism... Read More →
avatar for Sashi Kumar

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 →
avatar for Shiro Segawa

Shiro Segawa

Professor, Waseda University Journalism School
Shiro Segawa is a professor at Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University, Tokyo Japan, and serves as the Program Manager who is in charge of Waseda University Journalism School since its inauguration in 2008. He is also a former deputy managing editor at the Mainichi... Read More →


Monday November 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Ballroom E

3:30pm PST

Coffee Break
Monday November 24, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm PST
Emerald ABC

4:00pm PST

Lightning Talks: Favorite Tools from Top Trainers
In this fast track of short presentations, leading data journalists will present their latest favorite tools. Among the topics scheduled: scraping data with Helium, Excel add-ons Fuzzy Lookup and Tableau data re-shaper, and how to integrate scraping, analyzing, FOI and secret sources. 

Moderators
avatar for Nils Mulvad

Nils Mulvad

Investigative Reporting Denmark
Nils Mulvad is a co-founder of the Global Network for  Investigative Journalism and other international networks such as  Farmsubsidy.org. He was CEO for the Danish International Center for  Analytical Reporting 2001-2006, European journalist of the year in 2006,  and he also... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Irene Liu

Irene Liu

News Editor, Data, Thomson Reuters
Irene Jay Liu is a Hong Kong-based reporter on the global enterprise team at Thomson Reuters, where she led the development of Connected China, an award-winning news app that tracks and visualizes the people and institutions that make up China’s power structure. Once described... Read More →
avatar for Paul Myers

Paul Myers

Internet research specialist, BBC
Met Paul Myers keert een oude bekende naar de conferentie terug. Al bijna twee decennia is hij een toonaangevende online search specialist.  Hij werkt voor de BBC als onderzoeksjournalist en geeft daarnaast trainingen over onder andere online research, datajournalistiek en omgaan... Read More →


Monday November 24, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Sapphire B

4:00pm PST

China and Investigative Reporting
As the world's second largest economy and an emerging superpower, China is one of the most important stories of our time. While the Chinese leadership has been tightening its grip on the media, a growing body of talented journalists, inside and outside the country, is pushing the envelope to conduct in-depth reporting. And as China becomes more engaged in the global economy, more information and data are becoming available. The panel will showcase the use of open-source records, official documents, and cross-border footprints to confirm identities and locate assets. Speakers will also share story ideas and explore collaboration possibilities.  

Moderators
avatar for Ying Chan

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Zhan Jiang

Zhan Jiang

Professor, School of International Journalism and Communication, Beiijing Foreign Studies University
Prof. Zhan Jiang works at School of International Journalism and Communication, Beijing Foreign Studies University. He is also the adjunct professor at Sun Yat-Sen University and South China University of Technology. Prof. Zhan previously served as professor and director of Journalism... Read More →
avatar for Ben Richardson

Ben Richardson

Freelance Journalist & Consultant, Independent Reporting on China
I quit my job as a Bloomberg News editor-at-large in March after 13 years at the company because the company spiked a 7-month investigative piece I was working on with Mike Forsythe (now of the NYT), Peter Hirschberg (now working for Reuters special reports team under Mike Williams... Read More →
HZ

Huang Zhimin

CTO, Caixin
Huang Zhimin is chief technology officer for Caixin, the Chinese business magazine.


Monday November 24, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Ballroom C

4:00pm PST

Collaborating Across Borders
In a globalized world, increasingly our stories lead across borders. The food we eat for breakfast, the toys our children play with in the afternoon, the medicine we take at night -- all come from other countries today. Businesses and crime figures move money, goods, and people with ease around the world. How do journalists track stories across borders, and how do they collaborate with their colleagues abroad? Here are three extraordinary journalists with experience on the front lines of cross-border collaboration, representing the Inter Press Service, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project.

Moderators
avatar for Giannina Segnini

Giannina Segnini

Director of the Master on Data Journalism, 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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Paul Radu

Paul Radu

Executive Director, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)
Paul Radu is the executive director of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and a co-creator of the Investigative Dashboard concept. He has held a number of fellowships, including the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowship in 2001, the Milena Jesenska Press Fellowship in 2002, the Rosalyn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism in 2007, the 2008 Knight International Journalism fellowship with the In... Read More →
avatar for Johanna Son

Johanna Son

Regional Director for Asia-Pacific, Inter-Press Service
Johanna Son, a journalist for more than two decades, is the Bangkok-based director of IPS Asia-Pacific (www.ipsnewsasia.net) media organisation. She has edited 15 books, the latest one being ‘Reporting Development in ASEAN’, which contains the work of regional journalists and a content analysis study on how the region’s newspapers report on the Association of South-east Asian Nations. She n... Read More →


Monday November 24, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Ballroom D

4:00pm PST

Coping with Trauma and Threat
This panel will give practical tips on natural-disaster reporting (Typhoon Haiyan/Rowena Paraan); human-made tragedy (South Korean ferry disaster; rape/Chong-Ae Lee); and violence (southern Thailand conflict reporting/Achara Ashayagachat). The tips will focus on ethical interviewing and reporting techniques of victims and survivors of tragedy, as well as self-care and resilience techniques for reporters covering such topics. This panel will be based on best-practice trauma reporting principles from the Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma

Moderators
avatar for Cait McMahon

Cait McMahon

Managing Director, Dart Centre Asia Pacific
Cait McMahon has been Managing Director of the Dart Centre Asia Pacific www.dartcentre.org/asia-pacific  since 2004.  McMahon is a psychologist, and began working with the media in 1987.  Cait is responsible for creating and facilitating training programmes across the Asia Pacific region to promote ethical and thorough reporting of violence and disaster, as well as psychologica... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Achara Ashayagachat

Achara Ashayagachat

Senior Reporter, Bangkok Post
Achara Ashayachat has over 20 years’ experience at the Bangkok Post, covering international relations, foreign policy and social, economic and political development issues within Asean and Asia. In 2010, Achara’s work spanned across a wide range of topics, including coverage of... Read More →
avatar for Chong-ae Lee

Chong-ae Lee

Deputy Editor, Seoul Broadcasting System
Chong-ae Lee has been a reporter for the Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) since 1995. She is known mostly as an investigative reporter for the news magazine program News Pursuit, where she worked from 1999 to 2003. She has won more than 18 awards, including Reporter of the Year award... Read More →
avatar for Rowena Paraan

Rowena Paraan

Chairperson, ABS-CBN / National Union of Journalists of the Philippines
Rowena Paraan has been a journalist for more than 25 years. Formerly the Research Director of the Philippines Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), she is the immediate past president of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines where for 11 years she sat in it... Read More →


Monday November 24, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Ballroom E

4:00pm PST

How to Fund Your Investigation
"There were never any good old days," one famous reporter likes to say. "Investigative journalism has always been a struggle." It's true -- you probably won't get rich by investigating powerful interests. Despite this, there are important ways to support investigative reporting. Print media and television are still growing in much of developing Asia, and there are good models for making watchdog journalism a popular franchise among audiences. There are exciting new models, too: nonprofit news groups, online startups, work with universities and NGOs, and grants and fellowships for freelancers. Come hear a professional fundraiser who has raised millions of dollars for media nonprofits, a foundation program director, and innovative journalists from Nepal and Malaysia talk about how to make investigative reporting both sustainable and successful.

Moderators
avatar for Reg Chua

Reg Chua

Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News
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 Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News at Thomson Reuters, based in New York. From July 2009 to March 2011, he was Editor-in-Chief of th... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kunda Dixit

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.
avatar for Bridget Gallagher

Bridget Gallagher

Gallagher Group LLC, USA
Bridget Gallagher provides fundraising strategy, implementation assistance, and counsel to domestic and international clients working on transparency, information access, and civic participation issues in the context of the rapidly changing 21st century media ecosystem. A fifteen-year... Read More →
avatar for Lee Long Hui

Lee Long Hui

Senior Journalist, Malaysiakini
Lee Long Hui is a senior journalist with Malaysiakini, Malaysia's leading online news site. He hails from Beruas, a small town in Perak state, on the west coast of penninsular Malaysia. He joined Malaysiakini end of 2010 and likes basketball and movies.
avatar for Maria Teresa Ronderos

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 Peac... Read More →


Monday November 24, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Saphire A

6:30pm PST

Farewell Reception
Come join us for a rousing finish to Asia’s first investigative journalism conference, as we share a final round of refreshments and networking. Have a drink with your colleagues from around the world, expand your contacts, and brainstorm about new stories. Here’s one more chance to exchange business cards and think about a great new investigative project.

Monday November 24, 2014 6:30pm - 8:30pm PST
Ruby Ballroom