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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 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

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

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
 
Monday, November 24
 

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

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

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