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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 • 14:00 - 15:15
FOI/RTI Strategies

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Freedom of information laws now exist in more than 100 countries, but their record of success is mixed at best. Even in places like India, where the law has been widely used, RTI (right-to-information) proponents have been attacked and bureaucrats are notoriously stingy about complying. But the laws play a critical role in expanding public access to information, promoting transparency, and allowing an investigative press to do its job. Come hear veteran users of FOI/RTI laws in India and Pakistan, and an expert on the state of open government in Southeast Asia. 

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Doreen Weisenhaus

Senior Lecturer, Northwestern University School of Law
Doreen Weisenhaus is an associate professor at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing, where she also serves as director of the Media Law and Policy Initiative, with a joint appointment at Northwestern’s Pritzker School of Law. Her teaching... 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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Hazwany Jamaluddin

Project Lead, Sinar Project
A multi local Southeast Asian woman who works with Sinar Project as a project lead focusing on OpenSpending and social audit in Malaysia. Her role involves in analysing data on social audits, visualizing budgets at all levels of government in OpenSpending Next, research on policies... Read More →
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Shyamlal Yadav

Senior Editor, The Indian Express
Shyamlal Yadav is one of the pioneers of the effective use of RTI for investigative reporting and asking questions of the powers that be. He has authored a book titled JOURNALISM THROUGH RTI: INFORMATION, INVESTIGATION, IMPACT, which was released recently and is being widely appreciated... Read More →

Friday September 23, 2016 14:00 - 15:15 GMT+0545
Regency Hall 1st Floor