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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 • 15:45 - 17:00
Fighting Back: Investigative Reporting Under Difficult Conditions

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The statistics are grim: over 1200 journalists killed since 1992, thousands more assaulted and persecuted; 200 in prison and hundreds more threatened by onerous and misused libel and security laws; nearly 500 exiled from their home countries since 2008. 

And yet we persevere. Indeed, journalists are digging deeper and asking tougher questions, in more places and with better tools, than ever before. Here are three inspiring case studies -- from India, Malaysia, and Thailand -- from journalists who are fighting the good fight for accountability, transparency, and an independent, professional news media. 

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Alinda Vermeer

CEO, Media Defence
Alinda Vermeer is MLDI's Senior Legal Officer and joined the organisation in 2014. Alinda helps journalists, bloggers and media outlets defend cases against them, including in cases before international and regional mechanisms such as the European Court of Human Rights, the UN Human... Read More →

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Kongpob Areerat

journalist, Prachatai
Kongpob Areerat is a journalist from Prachatai English, a nonprofit online news agency, who covers human rights, environmental justice, politics, and other issues about Thailand and neighboring ASEAN countries.
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Steven Gan

Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief, Malaysiakini
Steven Gan is a co-founder and editor-in-chief of independent online news website, Malaysiakini. He began his career as a Hong Kong-based freelancer and covered the Gulf War from Baghdad in 1991. He returned to Malaysia in 1994, becoming special issues editor and columnist for the... Read More →
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Kritsada Subpawanthanakun

Journalist, Prachatai
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Paranjoy Guha Thakurta

Editor`, Economic and Political Weekly
PARANJOY GUHA THAKURTA is currently Editor of the Economic and Political Weekly. His work experience, spanning nearly four decades, cuts across different media: print, radio, television and documentary cinema. He is a writer, speaker, anchor, interviewer, teacher and commentator... Read More →

Friday September 23, 2016 15:45 - 17:00 GMT+0545
Regal 2 1st Floor