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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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Saturday, September 24 • 09:00 - 10:15
Exposing Human Trafficking & Slavery

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Slavery is thought by many to have been banished in an earlier age, but millions of people remain in forced labor around the world. Migrant workers, who account for some 60% of the world’s 244 million international migrants, are particularly susceptible to abuse, as are those trafficked and pressed into prostitution. Here are three journalists on the cutting-edge of reporting on this major human rights issue, including two members of this year's Pulitzer Prize winning team that helped free 2,000 slaves in Indonesia.  

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Syed Nazakat

Board Member, Global Investigative Journalism Network
Syed Nazakat is an award-winning journalist, media entrepreneur, founder and Editor-In-Chief of DataLEADS, which is a data-driven Indian initiative aimed to create new platforms of data research and storytelling. DataLEADS conducts series of unique data boot camps in different parts... Read More →

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Esther Htusan

Journalist, Associated Press
Esther Htusan is a journalist with the Associated Press in Myanmar. She is 28 years old and was born in Kachin state, the northernmost part of the country, and is a member of the ethnic Kachin minority. She graduated from Kachin State University and after experiencing civil war in... Read More →
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Martha Mendoza

National Writer, Associated Press
A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and one-time finalist, Martha Mendoza is an advocate for accurate journalism, government transparency, and the public’s right to know. Her reports have prompted new legislation, Congressional hearings, Pentagon investigations, and White House responses... Read More →
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Surendra Paudel

Senior Correspondent, Nepal Republic Media
Surendra Paudel is a senior correspondent with Nepal Republic Media (P) Ltd., where he has worked since 2009. His feature stories and investigative reports have focused on foreign affairs, defense, the peace process, foreign employment, and human trafficking. He won the 2012 Investigative... Read More →

Saturday September 24, 2016 09:00 - 10:15 GMT+0545
Crystal Hall ground floor