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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!

Friday, September 23 • 11:15 - 12:30
Drones and Sensors

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Investigative reporting has often acted as the R&D department of journalism. Data journalism came about because in the 1980s investigative reporters began tinkering with big mainfrain computers to do their own analyses of government data. Here's a look at how enterprising journalists are pioneering two new fields for the media: the use of environmental sensors and drone aircraft.

IndiaSpend, India's first data journalism center, has won acclaim for installing the country's first low-cost air quality monitoring system, the #Breathe network. The project -- with stories based on data from 55 air-quality sensors in 11 cities--recently won the mBillionth award national award by the Digital Empowerment Foundation, which recognises mobile innovations in developmental technology. It was also an honourable mention at the global Data Journalism Awards 2016 in the open-data category. 

Drones have caught on with the Philippine TV news media, led by GMA News' Raffy Tima, a senior news producer and news anchor. Tima is considered a pioneer in drone journalism in Asia, and will have video examples to show how drones can take journalists places they've never been before. 


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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 →

Speakers
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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 →
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Raffy Tima

News Producer / Anchor, GMA Network Incorporated
Raffy Tima is a senior news producer and news anchor with GMA Network and its affiliate, GMA News TV in Manila, Philippines. He is considered a pioneer in drone journalism in the Philippines. Tima was one of GMA’s main reporter during the 2000 to 2004 series of kidnappings by the Abu Sayyaf Group, an Islamic extremist group in southern Mindanao, and the all-out war waged by the... Read More →


Friday September 23, 2016 11:15 - 12:30
Regency Hall 1st Floor

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