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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 • 11:15 - 12:30
Legal Attacks: Bulletproofing and Defending Your Work

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Investigative journalists face an array of legal threats just for doing their jobs. Onerous criminal libel laws, insult laws, dubious charges of violating privacy, national security, and secrecy laws are just a few of the ways that individuals, companies, and governments try to shut down our work. Fortunately, there is a growing body of international law protecting journalists' rights to dig for information and report the truth. We're pleased to present this panel of leading media attorneys, who will offer a wealth of experience in how to stay out of court -- and what to do when you're sued. 

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Alinda Vermeer

Director, Limelight Foundation
Alinda Vermeer 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 Rights Committee, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and the African... Read More →

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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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Kyu Ho Youm

Jonathan Marshall First Amendment Chair, University of Oregon
Kyu Ho Youm joined the School of Journalism and Communication in 2002 as the inaugural holder of the Jonathan Marshall First Amendment Chair. As a prolific communication law scholar, he has published a number of book chapters and research articles in a wide range of leading journalism... Read More →

Friday September 23, 2016 11:15 - 12:30 GMT+0545
Regal 2 1st Floor