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Welcome, everyone, to Uncovering Asia: The Second Asian Investigative Journalism Conference. From September 23 to 25, we are bringing together top investigative reporters, data journalists, and media law and security experts from across Asia and around the world.

Below you will find more than 60 sessions and special events. There are 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 follow us on Twitter at #IJAsia16. On behalf of your hosts — the Global Investigative Journalism Network, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, and the Centre for Investigative Journalism, Nepal, we wish you a big hello! Namaste!

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Friday, September 23 • 09:15 - 10:45
Plenary: The Panama Papers -- Lessons Learned & The Road Ahead

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This year's massive leak of documents exposing offshore holdings -- the Panama Papers -- has changed the way journalists think about their craft. Collaboration, tech-savvy data analysis, and cross-border reporting are the new buzzwords, as the news media from Berlin to Bogota try to follow the success of this project.

Behind the Panama Papers is a small nonprofit with big reach -- the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Through members and partners in 80 countries, ICIJ's team pored through 11.5 million records to reveal the holdings of 12 current and former world leaders and 128 other politicians and public officials, tying a secretive industry of law firms and big banks to politicians, fraudsters and drug traffickers as well as billionaires, celebrities and sports stars.

Today's plenary panel features many of ICIJ's key Asian partners. Come hear not only about how ICIJ and its colleagues broke the biggest story of the year, but about what lessons they learned and how we apply those lessons to the future.  

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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 →

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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 →
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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 →
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Wahyu Dhyatmika

CEO, Info Media Digital, Tempo Media Group
Wahyu Dhyatmika is CEO of Info Media Digital, the digital arm of Tempo Media Group –a leading source of independent news in Indonesia–. He helped lead Tempo’s transformation into a digital newsroom. He also helped found CekFakta.com, Indonesia’s first fact-checking collaboration... Read More →
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Ritu Sarin

Executive Editor (News and Investigations), Indian Express
Been in the news business for over three decades; handling investigations for The Indian Express for two decades; ICIJ member for over a decade. Awarded Ramnath Goenka and Prem Bhatia awards. Specializations: strategic affairs, corruption and money laundering/black money. Handled... Read More →
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Yasuomi Sawa

Deputy Editor, Kyodo News
Yasuomi Sawa is a Japanese journalist and deputy editor for investigative and in-depth reporting of Kyodo News, which is Japan's largest news wire service. Among his recent work are the sex exploitation of teenage girls in Tokyo, the government's failure to track the school enrollment... Read More →

Friday September 23, 2016 09:15 - 10:45 GMT+0545
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