Loading…
IJAsia16 has ended

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!

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Thursday, September 22
 

08:30

Registration
If you haven't registered online, you can register at the conference hotel, the Yak & Yeti. There will be a registration desk all day Thursday and Friday -- look for the IJAsia16 banner. You can pay the US$200 fee by cash or credit card. Registration includes lunches, the Thursday reception, Saturday banquet, and access to all sessions.

Note: Credit Card payments will be available from 9.45 to 3.30 on Thursday and from 9.45 to 2 pm on Friday.  

Thursday September 22, 2016 08:30 - 19:00
Lobby Staircase

18:00

Welcome Reception
Welcome to Kathmandu! Join us for an opening reception -- come have a drink, some food, and meet your hosts from the Nepal Centre for Investigative Journalism, the Global Investigative Journalism Network, and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. There will be local music and a chance to meet colleagues from around the world.

The reception features Kutumba, a seven-member Nepali folk instrumental ensemble, which performs with traditional instruments such as the tungna and sarangi. The word "Kutumba" has a special meaning in the Nepali language, representing the unique bond among community members.

Thursday September 22, 2016 18:00 - 20:00
Regal 1 & 2 1st Floor
 
Friday, September 23
 

07:30

Registration
If you haven't registered online, you can register at the conference hotel, the Yak & Yeti. There will be a registration desk all day Thursday and Friday -- look for the IJAsia16 banner. You can pay the US$200 fee by cash or credit card. Registration includes lunches, the Thursday reception, Saturday banquet, and access to all sessions.

Note: Credit Card payments will be available from 9.45 to 3.30 on Thursday and from 9.45 to 2 pm on Friday.  

Friday September 23, 2016 07:30 - 17:30
Lobby Staircase

09:00

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Welcome to the 2nd Asian Investigative Journalism Conference! We are so glad you can join us for this groundbreaking event. We'll have short opening remarks by your hosts from the Centre for Investigative Journalism, Nepal, the Global Investigative Journalism Network, and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. We'll talk about how to get the most of the conference, including some housekeeping items like our hashtag (#IJAsia16) and wifi access. 

Thanks for coming! 

Speakers
avatar for David Kaplan

David Kaplan

Executive Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network
David E. Kaplan is executive director of Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), the international association of investigative reporting organizations, with 155 member groups in 68 countries. He has worked as an investigative journalist for more than 30 years, reported from... Read More →
avatar for Namrata Sharma

Namrata Sharma

Chairperson, Center For Investigative Journalism (CIJ) Nepal
Namrata is the chairperson of the Centre for Investigative Journalism, Nepal. She is an editor and senior journalist with Nepali magazine Women’s Voice. She has over twenty years of experience in Nepal’s print media and writes regularly on gender issues. Namrata is an active Women's... Read More →
avatar for Torben Stephan

Torben Stephan

Director, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
Torben Stephan is Director of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung's (KAS) Media Programme Asia. He studied political science in Berlin and worked for many years as newspaper journalist and editor. After joining KAS he launched together with the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN... Read More →


Friday September 23, 2016 09:00 - 09:15
Regal 1 & 2 1st Floor

09:15

Plenary: The Panama Papers -- Lessons Learned & The Road Ahead
This year's massive leak of documents exposing offshore holdings -- the Panama Papers -- has changed the way journalists think about their craft. Collaboration, tech-savvy data analysis, and cross-border reporting are the new buzzwords, as the news media from Berlin to Bogota try to follow the success of this project.

Behind the Panama Papers is a small nonprofit with big reach -- the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Through members and partners in 80 countries, ICIJ's team pored through 11.5 million records to reveal the holdings of 12 current and former world leaders and 128 other politicians and public officials, tying a secretive industry of law firms and big banks to politicians, fraudsters and drug traffickers as well as billionaires, celebrities and sports stars.

Today's plenary panel features many of ICIJ's key Asian partners. Come hear not only about how ICIJ and its colleagues broke the biggest story of the year, but about what lessons they learned and how we apply those lessons to the future.  

Moderators
avatar for Sheila Coronel

Sheila Coronel

Dean of Academic Affairs, Columbia University
Sheila is academic dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. She is concurrently also director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and Stabile professor of professional practice. She began her reporting career in the Philippines and was co-founder... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mar Cabra

Mar Cabra

Member, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)
Mar Cabra, is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Until last year, she was the head of the Data & Research Unit which produces the organisation's key data work and also develops tools for better collaborative investigative journalism. She... Read More →
avatar for Umar Cheema

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 →
avatar for Wahyu Dhyatmika

Wahyu Dhyatmika

Executive Editor, Tempo Media Group
Wahyu Dhyatmika, Indonesia, is a managing editor at Tempo Newsroom, the newsgathering unit of Tempo Media Group. He is also an activist and a board member of the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Indonesia, a journalists’ association and press union that promotes freedom... Read More →
avatar for Ritu Sarin

Ritu Sarin

Executive Editor (News and Investigations), Indian Express
Been in the news business for over three decades; handling investigations for The Indian Express for two decades; ICIJ member for over a decade. Awarded Ramnath Goenka and Prem Bhatia awards. Specializations: strategic affairs, corruption and money laundering/black money. Handled... Read More →
avatar for Yasuomi Sawa

Yasuomi Sawa

Deputy Editor, Kyodo News
Yasuomi Sawa is a Japanese journalist and deputy editor for investigative and in-depth reporting of Kyodo News, which is Japan's largest news wire service. Among his recent work are the sex exploitation of teenage girls in Tokyo, the government's failure to track the school enrollment... Read More →


Friday September 23, 2016 09:15 - 10:45
Regal 1 & 2 1st Floor

10:45

Coffee Break
Friday September 23, 2016 10:45 - 11:15
TBA

11:15

Spreadsheets: Basic (Hands-on Training)
Learn how to use the software Microsoft Excel and find stories that only spreadsheets can disclose with a few clicks of data analysis. This session will teach you the basics -- sorting, filtering and simple calculations -- that you need to turn tabular data into headlines. Free and insightful spreadsheets are everywhere on the Web and with one lesson you can begin to use them for all your reporting.

Those taking our hands-on data training should bring their own laptops or tablets and, if possible, have Microsoft Excel (the spreadsheet software) loaded on their computers.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Horvit

Mark Horvit

Executive Director, Investigative Reporters & Editors
Mark Horvit is the executive director of Investigative Reporters & Editors. He oversees training, conferences and services for more than 4.300 members worldwide, and for programs including the National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR) and DocumentCloud. Horvit also... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Lucas

Elizabeth Lucas

Investigative Reporters and Editors
Elizabeth Lucas is the former director of the NICAR Database Library at the U.S.-based Investigative Reporters and Editors. She came to IRE from The Center for Public Integrity in Washington, DC, where she analyzed data for investigative projects on political, environmental and health... Read More →


Friday September 23, 2016 11:15 - 12:30
Dynasty Hall 2nd Floor

11:15

Drones and Sensors

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. 


Moderators
avatar for Yoi Tateiwa

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
avatar for Govind Ethiraj

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 →
avatar for Raffy Tima

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

11:15

Investigating Climate Change
Climate change is increasingly cited as the most dire challenge facing the planet today. How can journalists apply the skills of investigative reporting to dig deeper and reveal what's really happening in the field? What is stopping progress on controlling greenhouse gas emissions? Whose financial interests are at stake? Here are three journalists with extensive experience covering climate change, based in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. 

Moderators
avatar for Subhra Priyadarshini

Subhra Priyadarshini

Editor, Nature India, Nature Publishing Group
Subhra Priyadarshini joined Nature India after a decade-long stint with mainstream Indian media. She took to writing science when in journalism school. Though she chased deadlines to cover politics and sports, fashion and films, crime and natural disasters as a journalist, she kept... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rajneesh Bhandari

Rajneesh Bhandari

Multi-media Journalist, Freelance
Rajneesh Bhandari is an independent multimedia journalist and documentary filmmaker from Nepal. He has reported on Nepal’s news and current affairs for the last ten years. His multi-media work on different issues have appeared in the New York Times (NYT), National Geographic (Nat... Read More →
avatar for Joydeep Gupta

Joydeep Gupta

South Asia Director, TheThirdPole.net
Joydeep is an Indian journalist who has been writing on environmental issues since covering the Bhopal disaster in 1984. For his contributions to environmental journalism, he won the 2012 Green Globe Award at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit.
avatar for Abu Siddique

Abu Siddique

Environment Correspondent, Dhaka Tribune
Abu Bakar Siddique, a Bangladeshi Journalist based in Dhaka. Currently he works for Dhaka Tribune. There, he is responsible for reporting on climate change, biodiversity, water, wildlife, agriculture and other environmental issues. In addition, he writes for thethirdpole.net as a freelancer. Siddique has received many training and fellowships in his carrier. Some of them are-training fellowship on Environmental Reporting from the International Institute for Journalism, Berlin, Germany, and Climate Change Media Partnership fellowship by Earth Journalism... Read More →


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

11:15

Investigating Corruption
No issue cuts across social and economic lines like corruption. Payoffs, conflicts-of-interest, and corrupt practices contribute not only to an unfair playing field but also to poor development, environmental destruction, and organized crime. In its various forms, it is perhaps the number one issue faced by journalists in Asia. Here are three leading journalists who have investigated extensively on corruption in three countries -- Indonesia, Nepal, and the Philippines. They'll talk about what techniques they use to follow the money, develop sources, and publish a story that no one in power wants released.

Moderators
avatar for Wahyu Dhyatmika

Wahyu Dhyatmika

Executive Editor, Tempo Media Group
Wahyu Dhyatmika, Indonesia, is a managing editor at Tempo Newsroom, the newsgathering unit of Tempo Media Group. He is also an activist and a board member of the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Indonesia, a journalists’ association and press union that promotes freedom... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Clare Rewcastle Brown

Clare Rewcastle Brown

Investigative Journalist & Editor, Sarawak Report
Clare Rewcastle Brown is a British journalist and the founder and editor of the website Sarawak Report, which has come to prominence for challenging wide scale political corruption in Malaysia and the impacts on civil and indigenous rights as well as on the environment.Her investigations... Read More →
avatar for Wahyu Dhyatmika

Wahyu Dhyatmika

Executive Editor, Tempo Media Group
Wahyu Dhyatmika, Indonesia, is a managing editor at Tempo Newsroom, the newsgathering unit of Tempo Media Group. He is also an activist and a board member of the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Indonesia, a journalists’ association and press union that promotes freedom... Read More →
avatar for Shiva Gaunle

Shiva Gaunle

Editor, Centre for Investigative Journalism-Nepal
Editor at Centre for Investigative Journalism, Nepal. Shiva Gaunle is a senior journalist with over two decades of experience in journalism. He has reported for and edited several leading newspapers including Kathmandu Today and Himal Khabarpatrika.Twitter: @GaunleShiva ... Read More →
avatar for Karol Ilagan

Karol Ilagan

Senior Content Producer, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
Karol Ilagan is a senior content producer at the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), a Manila-based investigative nonprofit. She studied journalism at the University of the Philippines-Diliman and the University of Missouri-Columbia and was a Fulbright and a White... Read More →


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

11:15

Legal Attacks: Bulletproofing and Defending Your Work
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. 

Moderators
avatar for Alinda Vermeer

Alinda Vermeer

Senior Legal Officer, Media Legal Defence Initiative
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 →

Speakers
avatar for Alinda Vermeer

Alinda Vermeer

Senior Legal Officer, Media Legal Defence Initiative
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 →
avatar for Doreen Weisenhaus

Doreen Weisenhaus

Director, Media Law and Policy Initiative, and Senior Lecturer, Northwestern University
In September 2017, Doreen Weisenhaus joined Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications and the Pritzker School of Law to launch the Media Law and Policy Initiative and to teach. Prior to joining Northwestern, she taught media law and ethics... Read More →
avatar for Kyu Ho Youm

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
Regal 2 1st Floor

12:30

Lunch
Friday September 23, 2016 12:30 - 14:00
TBA

14:00

Importing Data into Spreadsheets (Hands-on Training)
There are three kinds of data on the Web usually imported into Microsoft Excel that are not in Excel format. They are fixed length, CSV (comma separated values) and PDFs. This session will show you how to import that data quickly so you can begin using the data for your reporting and stories. This kind of data is everywhere on the Web for every country and often free.

Those taking our hands-on data training should bring their own laptops or tablets and, if possible, have Microsoft Excel (the spreadsheet software) loaded on their computers.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Lehren

Andrew Lehren

Reporter, New York Times
Andy Lehren is an NBC News investigative reporter who specializes in data journalism. He previously worked as an investigative reporter for the NY Times, where he mined the Snowden files; probed Wikileaks diplomatic cables, including for the best-selling book “Open Secrets... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Lucas

Elizabeth Lucas

Investigative Reporters and Editors
Elizabeth Lucas is the former director of the NICAR Database Library at the U.S.-based Investigative Reporters and Editors. She came to IRE from The Center for Public Integrity in Washington, DC, where she analyzed data for investigative projects on political, environmental and health... Read More →


Friday September 23, 2016 14:00 - 15:15
Dynasty Hall 2nd Floor

14:00

Overview of Data Journalism: Methods and Tools (Presentation)
Many times data journalism is about finding the right method and right software tool for the story. This session will show and do brief demonstrations of some of those tools, ranging from those that journalists new to data journalism can use to the more advanced methods that have been developed. See how journalists are using spreadsheets, database managers, mapping, social network analysis, and other tools.

Speakers
avatar for Helena Bengtsson

Helena Bengtsson

Editor, Data Journalism, Sveriges Television
Helena Bengtsson is Editor for Data Journalism at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. She previously worked as Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian in London, UK between 2014-2017. In 2006 and 2007, she was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity... Read More →
avatar for Brant Houston

Brant Houston

Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches and works on projects and research involving the use of data analysis in journalism. He is co-founder of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Institute for Nonprofit... Read More →
avatar for Irene Liu

Irene Liu

News Editor, Data, Thomson Reuters
Irene Jay Liu is a Hong Kong-based reporter on the global enterprise team at Thomson Reuters, where she led the development of Connected China, an award-winning news app that tracks and visualizes the people and institutions that make up China’s power structure. Once described... Read More →


Friday September 23, 2016 14:00 - 15:15
Regal 1 1st Floor

14:00

FOI/RTI Strategies
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. 

Moderators
avatar for Doreen Weisenhaus

Doreen Weisenhaus

Director, Media Law and Policy Initiative, and Senior Lecturer, Northwestern University
In September 2017, Doreen Weisenhaus joined Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications and the Pritzker School of Law to launch the Media Law and Policy Initiative and to teach. Prior to joining Northwestern, she taught media law and ethics... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Umar Cheema

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 →
avatar for Hazwany Jamaluddin

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 →
avatar for Shyamlal Yadav

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
Regency Hall 1st Floor

14:00

Investigating Health
From infectious disease epidemics to the pharmaceutical industry, from the quality of local hospitals to the right to basic care, covering medicine and health is a rich but challenging topic for investigative journalists. One needs a knowledge of science with an enterprising approach to sources and data. Here are three varied approaches that offer a gold mine of ideas. 

Moderators
avatar for Syed Nazakat

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Abraham

Thomas Abraham

Director, Master of Journalism Programme and Public Health Media Programme, and Associate Professor of Practice, Hong Kong University
Thomas Abraham is Director of the Master of Journalism programme at Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC), at Hong Kong University and also runs a research programme in health risk communication. He teaches courses in Health and Science journalism as well as internatio... Read More →
avatar for Ramu Sapkota

Ramu Sapkota

Correspondent, Himal Khabar Patrika
Fellow journalist at Centre for Investigative Journalism Nepal. Graduated from Tribhuvan University Nepal on Journalism. Investigative health journalist at Himal Khabarpatrika in Kathmandu.


Friday September 23, 2016 14:00 - 15:15
Library 2

14:00

New Models and Startups
The old media models of financing, production, and distribution are gone. What will take their place? What are the new models that will support investigative journalism? Are online platforms the solution? Nonprofits with donations and memberships? How important is multimedia? Here are three experts on the cutting-edge of the new media economy: Steven Gan, who has built top online site Malaysiakini through an innovative mix of commercial income and private support; Yongjin Kim of Korea's Newstapa, which is broadcast-based and boasts 30,000 dues-paying members; and the Media Development Investment Fund's Ross Settles, who travels the world advising media companies how to be financially independent.

Moderators
avatar for Reg Chua

Reg Chua

Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News
Reg Chua has been a journalist for more than a quarter of a century, working in print, electronic media, television and radio. He’s currently Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News at Thomson Reuters, based in New York. From July 2009 to March 2011, he was Editor-in-Chief of th... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Steven Gan

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 →
avatar for Yongjin Kim

Yongjin Kim

Editor-In-Chief, KCIJ-NEWSTAPA
Yongjin Kim, Korea, is co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Korea Center for Investigative Journalism (KCIJ), the first nonprofit online investigative reporting organization in South Korea. He started his career as a journalist in 1987 at Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), a public... Read More →
avatar for Ross Settles

Ross Settles

Senior Advisor for Digital Media, MDIF
Developing audiences, distribution and commercial revenue streams to support investigative journalism.


Friday September 23, 2016 14:00 - 15:15
Durbar Hall 1st Floor

14:00

Women & Investigative Journalism: Dealing with Threats & Harassment
At a time when women journalists are faced with unprecedented levels of harassment online, and plentiful threats in the field, three veteran reporters will share their strategies for coping with such challenges. Included will be self-care tips in the face of traumatic intimidation. 

Moderators
avatar for Ying Chan

Ying Chan

Professor, Hong Kong University
Ying Chan is an editorial and media consultant, China expert, educator and journalist, and e-learning advocate. She is the founding director and professor (1999-2016) of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong, and the founding dean (2003-2011) of the journalism school at Shantou University in China. Under her leadership, the JMSC became the hub of pan-Asian journalism serving to promoting journalism standards, freedom of expression and digital innovation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rowena Paraan

Rowena Paraan

Chairperson, ABS-CBN / National Union of Journalists of the Philippines
Rowena Paraan has been a journalist for more than 25 years. Formerly the Research Director of the Philippines Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), she is the immediate past president of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines where for 11 years she sat in it... Read More →
avatar for Stella Paul

Stella Paul

Environment & Development Journalist, Freelance
Stella Paul is an environmental and development journalist and media trainer who originally hails from the conflict-ridden region of northeast India, but is currently based in Hyderabad city. Stella independently reports for many leading global media outlets including Thomson Reuters... Read More →
avatar for Bopha Phorn

Bopha Phorn

-, -
Bopha Phorn is a freelance journalist based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Her work includes reports for the Voice of America Khmer service and as a lecturer in media at Pannasastra University. She worked for the Cambodia Daily from 2008 through 2014, and has covered economics, politics... Read More →


Friday September 23, 2016 14:00 - 15:15
Regal 2 1st Floor

15:15

Coffee Break
Friday September 23, 2016 15:15 - 15:45
TBA

15:45

Spreadsheets: Advanced (Hands-on Training)
Learn how to use advanced methods in Excel to summarize and visualize your data. This class will cover using pivot tables for summarizing data and charts to see patterns at a glance. A few additional calculations such as doing a rate will be included.

Those taking our hands-on data training should bring their own laptops or tablets and, if possible, have Microsoft Excel (the spreadsheet software) loaded on their computers.

Speakers
avatar for Helena Bengtsson

Helena Bengtsson

Editor, Data Journalism, Sveriges Television
Helena Bengtsson is Editor for Data Journalism at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. She previously worked as Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian in London, UK between 2014-2017. In 2006 and 2007, she was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity... Read More →
avatar for Mark Horvit

Mark Horvit

Executive Director, Investigative Reporters & Editors
Mark Horvit is the executive director of Investigative Reporters & Editors. He oversees training, conferences and services for more than 4.300 members worldwide, and for programs including the National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR) and DocumentCloud. Horvit also... Read More →


Friday September 23, 2016 15:45 - 17:00
Dynasty Hall 2nd Floor

15:45

Fighting Back: Investigative Reporting Under Difficult Conditions
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. 

Moderators
avatar for Alinda Vermeer

Alinda Vermeer

Senior Legal Officer, Media Legal Defence Initiative
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 →

Speakers
avatar for Kongpob Areerat

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.
avatar for Steven Gan

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 →
avatar for Kritsada Subpawanthanakun

Kritsada Subpawanthanakun

Journalist, Prachatai
avatar for Paranjoy Guha Thakurta

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
Regal 2 1st Floor

15:45

Financing Your Investigation
Even in the best of times it can be tough to get your boss to support an investigative project. One way to help is to find your own funding. Today there are dozens of funds, foundations, and NGOs that can help support an investigative project. How do you find them and how do you ensure your independence? Here are three experts on the topic: the founder of nonprofit IndiaSpend, India's first data journalism news service; a US expert who has raised millions of dollars from private foundations; and the woman who built Hong Kong University's Journalism and Media Studies Centre into one of the region's leading journalism programs. 

Moderators
avatar for Gabriela Manuli

Gabriela Manuli

Deputy Director, GIJN
Gabriela Manuli is GIJN Deputy Director. A native of Argentina, she has been a journalist for more than ten years, working for radio and TV shows, magazines, and newspapers. From 2005 to 2009 she was a member of the investigative reporting team of Perfil Newspaper in Argentina an... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ying Chan

Ying Chan

Professor, Hong Kong University
Ying Chan is an editorial and media consultant, China expert, educator and journalist, and e-learning advocate. She is the founding director and professor (1999-2016) of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong, and the founding dean (2003-2011) of the journalism school at Shantou University in China. Under her leadership, the JMSC became the hub of pan-Asian journalism serving to promoting journalism standards, freedom of expression and digital innovation... Read More →
avatar for Govind Ethiraj

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 →
avatar for Bridget Gallagher

Bridget Gallagher

Gallagher Group LLC, USA
Bridget Gallagher provides fundraising strategy, implementation assistance, and counsel to domestic and international clients working on transparency, information access, and civic participation issues in the context of the rapidly changing 21st century media ecosystem. A fifteen-year... Read More →


Friday September 23, 2016 15:45 - 17:00
Library 2

15:45

Investigating Nepal
The last two decades have been most difficult for Nepal, with the country witnessing a decade-long violent conflict and another ten years of unstable political transition. It is during these difficult years that Nepali media have come of age, resisting pressures ranging from newsroom censorship by the state to physical attacks against reporters by rebel Maoists. From exposing wartime atrocities to investigating corruption in Nepal’s leading institutions, including the Supreme Court of Nepal, investigative journalism is slowly but surely establishing itself in Nepal. In this engaging session, the editor of Nepal’s largest daily Kantipur speaks with three of the country's top investigative reporters who talk about the challenges of speaking truth to power.  

Moderators
avatar for Sudheer Sharma

Sudheer Sharma

Editor in Chief, Kantipur
Sudheer Sharma has been editor in chief of Nepal's largest selling daily Kantipur since 2008. His journalism career spans more than two decades. His writings are focused on politics, geopolitics, national security and social issues. Earlier, Sharma was the Editor of Nepal weekly newsmagazine, prior to which he was also associated with Himal Khabarpatrika and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Krishna Gyawali

Krishna Gyawali

Reporter, Kantipur Daily
Krishna Gyawali is an independent investigative journalist from Nepal. He has reported on corruption and investigative issues for several years. He is presently working in Kantipur national daily in Kathmandu. His investigative stories published in Kantipur daily exposed Nepal’s... Read More →
avatar for Bhrikuti Rai

Bhrikuti Rai

Podcaster, Boju Bajai
Kathmandu-based, Columbia University alum Bhrikuti is the co-host of the Boju Bajai podcast, created by and for young women. It translates as "grandmas" — the kind of unfiltered advice you'd get from one about growing up as a young woman in Nepal. Slut shaming, body image, sexual... Read More →
avatar for Ramu Sapkota

Ramu Sapkota

Correspondent, Himal Khabar Patrika
Fellow journalist at Centre for Investigative Journalism Nepal. Graduated from Tribhuvan University Nepal on Journalism. Investigative health journalist at Himal Khabarpatrika in Kathmandu.


Friday September 23, 2016 15:45 - 17:00
Regal 1 1st Floor

15:45

Security Workshop: Digital Protection
In this age of digital spying and dirty tricks, protecting yourself and your sources has never been more important. This workshop will introduce you to tools, techniques, and tactics for communicating with your sources without putting their jobs or safety in danger. Learn from two of the best in the busines -- you owe it those you say you'll protect. 

Speakers
avatar for Bobby Soriano

Bobby Soriano

Program Adviser, Tactical Technology Collective
Bobby has 15 years of systems and network administration experience. He has worked with numerous NGOs implementing information and computer related projects. He is also an information and communications technology trainer. His recent work includes computer and online trainings for... Read More →
avatar for Chris Walker

Chris Walker

Digital Security Advisor, Tactical Tech
Chris Walker is a program advisor at the Tactical Technology Collective. Over the past ten years, he has advised on a number of projects at the intersection of technology and human rights, principally in countries where access to information is heavily constrained, closely monitored... Read More →


Friday September 23, 2016 15:45 - 17:00
Regency Hall 1st Floor

15:45

The Help Desk: Finding Great Resources for Your Stories
Need help finding documents and data? Looking for great sources and stories? Here's a crash course in finding tips and leads on everything from planespotting to whistleblowers. We'll begin with Margo Torres introducing GIJN's new Help Desk, a portal to hundreds of tip sheets and experts around the world. Next, two-time Pulitzer winner Martha Mendoza will take you through 20 ways to track U.S. government actions, spending, aid, and lobbying in your country. 

Speakers
avatar for Martha Mendoza

Martha Mendoza

National Writer, Associated Press
Martha Mendoza is a two-time Pulitzer prize-winning journalist based in the Silicon Valley, where she provides breaking news, enterprise and investigative reporting. She is part of the Associated Press (AP) team that exposed the use of slave labor in the Thai seafood industry. The... Read More →
avatar for Mago Torres

Mago Torres

Research Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network
Mago Torres is research director at the Global Investigative Journalism Network. She comes to GIJN from Mexico City, where she coordinated the journalism program and served as a scholar in the Department of Communication at Universidad Iberoamericana. Her work has focused on the... Read More →


Friday September 23, 2016 15:45 - 17:00
Durbar Hall 1st Floor

17:00

Evening is free!
The evening is free. There's a Happy Hour at 5:30 pm at the hotel, where you can meet ICIJ's Panama Papers team. The hotel is walking distance from the tourist hub of Thamel with its restaurants and shops, so consider having a meal with colleagues and seeing a bit of famous Kathmandu. We've posted some tourist info on the conference website. Have fun and we'll see you bright and early Saturday morning.

Friday September 23, 2016 17:00 - 22:30
TBA

17:30

Happy Hour! Meet the Panama Papers Team
Have questions about how ICIJ and its global team broke the Panama Papers story? Here's your chance to have a drink, talk, and network with nearly 20 journalists who participated in that groundbreaking project. Join your hosts, ICIJ's ace data editor Mar Cabra and Christoff Giesen from Germany's Süddeutsche Zeitung, with others from Japan to Pakistan. (Note: this is a no-host bar, so you'll have to buy your drinks. Sorry!)

Moderators
avatar for Mar Cabra

Mar Cabra

Member, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)
Mar Cabra, is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Until last year, she was the head of the Data & Research Unit which produces the organisation's key data work and also develops tools for better collaborative investigative journalism. She... Read More →
avatar for Christoph Giesen

Christoph Giesen

China Correspondent, Süddeutsche Zeitung

Speakers
avatar for Helena Bengtsson

Helena Bengtsson

Editor, Data Journalism, Sveriges Television
Helena Bengtsson is Editor for Data Journalism at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. She previously worked as Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian in London, UK between 2014-2017. In 2006 and 2007, she was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity... Read More →
avatar for Alessia Cerantola

Alessia Cerantola

Reporter, OCCRP Sarajevo
Alessia Cerantola is a co-founder and reporter for the Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI) and the daily webnews service Radio Bullets. Fluent in Italian, English, and Japanese, she has been honored with several awards, including the 2012 Freedom of the Press Award by Reporters... Read More →
avatar for Ying Chan

Ying Chan

Professor, Hong Kong University
Ying Chan is an editorial and media consultant, China expert, educator and journalist, and e-learning advocate. She is the founding director and professor (1999-2016) of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong, and the founding dean (2003-2011) of the journalism school at Shantou University in China. Under her leadership, the JMSC became the hub of pan-Asian journalism serving to promoting journalism standards, freedom of expression and digital innovation... Read More →
avatar for Umar Cheema

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 →
avatar for Prangtip Daorueng

Prangtip Daorueng

Freelance Journalist
Prangtip Daorueng is a journalist based in Bangkok, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She has been working as a journalist covering politics and social development for both local and regional newspapers since 1985. In 2000-2001, she worked as Thailand country director for Southeast... Read More →
avatar for Wahyu Dhyatmika

Wahyu Dhyatmika

Executive Editor, Tempo Media Group
Wahyu Dhyatmika, Indonesia, is a managing editor at Tempo Newsroom, the newsgathering unit of Tempo Media Group. He is also an activist and a board member of the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Indonesia, a journalists’ association and press union that promotes freedom... Read More →
avatar for Stevan Dojcinovic

Stevan Dojcinovic

editor in chief, KRIK
Based in Belgrade at the Crime and Corruption Reporting Network (KRIK), an OCCRP member, Stevan is a regional editor for OCCRP. Winner of Serbia’s top investigative award for the past two years, Stevan has explored organized crime’s role in state privatization deals, the connections... Read More →
avatar for Lkhagva Erdene

Lkhagva Erdene

Executive Producer of News, MongolTV
Lkhagva is an investigative reporter with MongolTV. He runs all things journalism at the Mongolian broadcaster from social media to prime time news. Here is a snapshot into Mongolian media and MongolTV journalism from Lkhagva's perspective: http://thediplomat.com/2016/06/media-i... Read More →
avatar for Steven Gan

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 →
avatar for Yongjin Kim

Yongjin Kim

Editor-In-Chief, KCIJ-NEWSTAPA
Yongjin Kim, Korea, is co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Korea Center for Investigative Journalism (KCIJ), the first nonprofit online investigative reporting organization in South Korea. He started his career as a journalist in 1987 at Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), a public... Read More →
avatar for Toshihiro Okuyama

Toshihiro Okuyama

Senior Staff Writer, Asahi Shimbun
Toshihiro Okuyama has been a reporter for the Japanese daily Asahi Shimbun for more than 25 years. He is author of the books published in Japan The Power of Whistleblowing: What Would A Whistleblower Protection Act Protect?
avatar for Philipus  Parera

Philipus Parera

Investigative Editor, TEMPO
Philipus has been involved in various investigation projects for PT Tempo Inti Media Tbk, an Indonesia media company since 2006 and was part of ICIJ’s transnational project of Panama Papers. In a team he investigated a wide range of issues including corruption, environmental crime... Read More →
PR

Paul Radu

Executive Director, OCCRP Bucharest
Paul Radu is the executive director of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, a co-creator of the Investigative Dashboard and of visual investigative scenarios visualisation software vis.occrp.org. He is a co-founder of the RISE Project, a platform for investigative reporters and hackers in Romania. He has held a number of fellowships including the 2008 Knight International Journalism fellowship with the International Center for Journalists as well as a 2009-2010 Stanford Knight Journalism Fellowship. He is the... Read More →
avatar for Ritu Sarin

Ritu Sarin

Executive Editor (News and Investigations), Indian Express
Been in the news business for over three decades; handling investigations for The Indian Express for two decades; ICIJ member for over a decade. Awarded Ramnath Goenka and Prem Bhatia awards. Specializations: strategic affairs, corruption and money laundering/black money. Handled... Read More →
avatar for Yasuomi Sawa

Yasuomi Sawa

Deputy Editor, Kyodo News
Yasuomi Sawa is a Japanese journalist and deputy editor for investigative and in-depth reporting of Kyodo News, which is Japan's largest news wire service. Among his recent work are the sex exploitation of teenage girls in Tokyo, the government's failure to track the school enrollment... Read More →
avatar for Drew Sullivan

Drew Sullivan

Editor, OCCRP Sarajevo
Drew Sullivan, USA, co-founded the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Program (OCCRP) where he now serves as editor-in-chief. He is a journalist and social entrepreneur who founded the Center for Investigative Reporting in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2004 as well as the Journalism... Read More →


Friday September 23, 2016 17:30 - 19:00
Chimney Restaurant
 
Saturday, September 24
 

09:00

Basics of Mapping
This class will introduce you to analyzing data for stories by using mapping software. More than a tool for location, mapping software can help you uncover stories that others miss. The sessions will use free mapping software and also give a brief description of the different free software available online. You are not expected to have any mapping skills beforehand, but if you know how to use a spreadsheet, that would be helpful. 

Those taking our hands-on data training should bring their own laptops or tablets and, if possible, have Microsoft Excel (the spreadsheet software) loaded on their computers.

We'll send special instructions by email to those registered to this session.  

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Lehren

Andrew Lehren

Reporter, New York Times
Andy Lehren is an NBC News investigative reporter who specializes in data journalism. He previously worked as an investigative reporter for the NY Times, where he mined the Snowden files; probed Wikileaks diplomatic cables, including for the best-selling book “Open Secrets... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Lucas

Elizabeth Lucas

Investigative Reporters and Editors
Elizabeth Lucas is the former director of the NICAR Database Library at the U.S.-based Investigative Reporters and Editors. She came to IRE from The Center for Public Integrity in Washington, DC, where she analyzed data for investigative projects on political, environmental and health... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 09:00 - 10:15
Dynasty Hall 2nd Floor

09:00

Scraping Data from the Web
Rather than having to argue with bureaucrats about whether you have a right to data, you can  "scrape" the data from government Web sites by using tools and programming to download the data into a database on your computer. This session will show you some of the easiest ways to do that. Nils Mulvad and Sanjit Oberai will do hands-on training of the use of import.io.

Those taking our hands-on data training should bring their own laptops and, if possible, have Microsoft Excel (the spreadsheet software) loaded on their computers. And please sign up for a free account on import.io and download the Desktop App (https://www.import.io/download/download-info/)

Speakers
avatar for Nils Mulvad

Nils Mulvad

Investigative Reporting Denmark
Nils Mulvad is a co-founder of the Global Network for Investigative Journalism and other international networks such as Farmsubsidy.org. He was CEO for the Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting 2001-2006, European journalist of the year in 2006, and he also teaches data... Read More →
avatar for Sanjit Oberai

Sanjit Oberai

Data Trainer, Freelance
Sanjit Oberai is working as a freelance data editor / trainer where he conducts training sessions for journalists on how to use data effectively in newsrooms. He has worked with many digital start ups like thequint, IndiaSpend, Firstpost.com, and Moneycontrol.com. He has been actively... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 09:00 - 10:15
Regency Hall 1st Floor

09:00

10 Financial Crimes To Investigate
Criminals don't rob banks nowadays, they own them and use them in large scale, multi-billion dollar frauds and money laundering. This panel will explore the latest techniques in financial fraud, from trade-based money laundering to bitcoin and TOR-like anonymity networks.

Moderators
avatar for Bopha Phorn

Bopha Phorn

-, -
Bopha Phorn is a freelance journalist based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Her work includes reports for the Voice of America Khmer service and as a lecturer in media at Pannasastra University. She worked for the Cambodia Daily from 2008 through 2014, and has covered economics, politics... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stevan Dojcinovic

Stevan Dojcinovic

editor in chief, KRIK
Based in Belgrade at the Crime and Corruption Reporting Network (KRIK), an OCCRP member, Stevan is a regional editor for OCCRP. Winner of Serbia’s top investigative award for the past two years, Stevan has explored organized crime’s role in state privatization deals, the connections... Read More →
PR

Paul Radu

Executive Director, OCCRP Bucharest
Paul Radu is the executive director of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, a co-creator of the Investigative Dashboard and of visual investigative scenarios visualisation software vis.occrp.org. He is a co-founder of the RISE Project, a platform for investigative reporters and hackers in Romania. He has held a number of fellowships including the 2008 Knight International Journalism fellowship with the International Center for Journalists as well as a 2009-2010 Stanford Knight Journalism Fellowship. He is the... Read More →
avatar for Shantanu Guha Ray

Shantanu Guha Ray

India Editor, Central European News
Shantanu Guha Ray is a Wharton-trained journalist who has specialised in business, investigative and human interest reporting for almost three decades. He won major Indian and international awards for his reportage on cricket's spot fixing, scandals of cervical cancer jabs, coal scam... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 09:00 - 10:15
Regal 1 1st Floor

09:00

Disaster Reporting: Tools and Techniques
Covering disasters -- whether natural or human-caused -- takes a special set of skills. Investigative journalists today are using a combination of tech-savvy approaches with time-tested methods of on-the-ground reporting. They are also learning to better deal with the tragedy and trauma around them. Here are four veterans of very different disasters: Japan's Fukushima nuclear meltdown in 2011, the Philippines' super-typhoon Haiyan in 2013, Sri Lanka's 2004 tsunami, and Nepal's 2015 earthquake. 

Moderators
avatar for Rajneesh Bhandari

Rajneesh Bhandari

Multi-media Journalist, Freelance
Rajneesh Bhandari is an independent multimedia journalist and documentary filmmaker from Nepal. He has reported on Nepal’s news and current affairs for the last ten years. His multi-media work on different issues have appeared in the New York Times (NYT), National Geographic (Nat... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Evangelista

Patricia Evangelista

Multimedia Manager, Rappler
Patricia Evangelista, 32, is a multimedia journalist who covers disaster, conflict, human rights and development issues. Before joining online news agency Rappler, she co-created and produced the New York Festivals winning television narrative series Storyline and wrote an opinion... Read More →
avatar for Toshihiro Okuyama

Toshihiro Okuyama

Senior Staff Writer, Asahi Shimbun
Toshihiro Okuyama has been a reporter for the Japanese daily Asahi Shimbun for more than 25 years. He is author of the books published in Japan The Power of Whistleblowing: What Would A Whistleblower Protection Act Protect?
avatar for Amantha Perera

Amantha Perera

Asia Pacific Coordinator, Dart Center Asia Pacific
Writer and a trainer based in Colombo Sri Lanka, Amantha is the Asia Pacific Coordinator for the DART Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia Journalism School. With over 15 years of experience working in Sri Lanka and overseas, he has covered the island’s civil war and post... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 09:00 - 10:15
Regal 2 1st Floor

09:00

Exposing Human Trafficking & Slavery
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.  

Moderators
avatar for Syed Nazakat

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Esther Htusan

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 →
avatar for Martha Mendoza

Martha Mendoza

National Writer, Associated Press
Martha Mendoza is a two-time Pulitzer prize-winning journalist based in the Silicon Valley, where she provides breaking news, enterprise and investigative reporting. She is part of the Associated Press (AP) team that exposed the use of slave labor in the Thai seafood industry. The... Read More →
avatar for Surendra Paudel

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
Crystal Hall ground floor

09:00

Muckrakers & Coders: Building the New Investigative Team
Coding is becoming a crucial skill in successful investigative teams, which now include in their ranks programmers and journalists who know how to code. But getting the best results is not always easy, as mindsets are different. Learn from the experience of three women who have led multidisciplinary teams to see how can you can bring your I-team into the 2.0 era. They will talk in very practical terms about the key aspects of the relationship between the two worlds: how to deal with problems and how to make the most of the complimentary skills to produce the best possible investigation.

Moderators
avatar for Reg Chua

Reg Chua

Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News
Reg Chua has been a journalist for more than a quarter of a century, working in print, electronic media, television and radio. He’s currently Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News at Thomson Reuters, based in New York. From July 2009 to March 2011, he was Editor-in-Chief of th... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mar Cabra

Mar Cabra

Member, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)
Mar Cabra, is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Until last year, she was the head of the Data & Research Unit which produces the organisation's key data work and also develops tools for better collaborative investigative journalism. She... Read More →
avatar for Irene Liu

Irene Liu

News Editor, Data, Thomson Reuters
Irene Jay Liu is a Hong Kong-based reporter on the global enterprise team at Thomson Reuters, where she led the development of Connected China, an award-winning news app that tracks and visualizes the people and institutions that make up China’s power structure. Once described... Read More →
avatar for Kavya Sukumar

Kavya Sukumar

Editorial Engineer, Vox.com
Kavya Sukumar is an editorial engineer on Vox's visualization team. She works with data and graphics to find and present stories on the internet.  After more than six years in the tech industry, she switched careers to journalism. She has reported and written stories, worked... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 09:00 - 10:15
Durbar Hall 1st Floor

10:15

Coffee Break
Saturday September 24, 2016 10:15 - 10:45
TBA

10:45

How to Find Data for Asia
The bedrock of investigative reporting is facts, and few facts go as far to nail down a pattern of activity or wrongdoing as a robust database. Asia has traditionally not been known for an abundance of publicly available databases, but that's changing. Join data journalists from three countries to explore what's already public, strategies for discovering -- and uncovering -- other datasets, and critically, how to shape and build stories from the information. Samar Harlankar brings expertise from starting IndiaSpend, India's first data-focused journalism endeavor, Irene Liu from her time working and training with Reuters and the South China Morning Post, and Adek Media Rosa from Indonesia's Katadata. Reg Chua of Thomson Reuters moderates.

Moderators
avatar for Reg Chua

Reg Chua

Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News
Reg Chua has been a journalist for more than a quarter of a century, working in print, electronic media, television and radio. He’s currently Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News at Thomson Reuters, based in New York. From July 2009 to March 2011, he was Editor-in-Chief of th... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Govind Ethiraj

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 →
avatar for Irene Liu

Irene Liu

News Editor, Data, Thomson Reuters
Irene Jay Liu is a Hong Kong-based reporter on the global enterprise team at Thomson Reuters, where she led the development of Connected China, an award-winning news app that tracks and visualizes the people and institutions that make up China’s power structure. Once described... Read More →
avatar for Adek Media Roza

Adek Media Roza

Head of Research and Publication, Katadata
Based in Jakarta, Adek was a journalist for more than a decade before joining Katadata,an economic and business online news website, in 2014. He obtained his Master in Journalism from University of Technology Sydney. He's keen to discuss data gathering and visualisation, natural resources... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 10:45 - 12:00
Regal 2 1st Floor

10:45

Using Database Managers (A Demonstration)
Database managers are designed to allow you to quickly search, summarize and connect databases. They are one of the most powerful tools for journalists. While they take a little longer to learn than spreadsheet software, they are one of the three basic tools for a data journalist.
This session will demonstrate how they be used to produce groundbreaking stories.

Those taking our hands-on data training should bring their own laptops or tablets and, if possible, have Microsoft Excel (the spreadsheet software) loaded on their computers.

Speakers
avatar for Helena Bengtsson

Helena Bengtsson

Editor, Data Journalism, Sveriges Television
Helena Bengtsson is Editor for Data Journalism at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. She previously worked as Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian in London, UK between 2014-2017. In 2006 and 2007, she was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity... Read More →
avatar for Kavya Sukumar

Kavya Sukumar

Editorial Engineer, Vox.com
Kavya Sukumar is an editorial engineer on Vox's visualization team. She works with data and graphics to find and present stories on the internet.  After more than six years in the tech industry, she switched careers to journalism. She has reported and written stories, worked... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 10:45 - 12:00
Regency Hall 1st Floor

10:45

Networking on Organized Crime and Illicit Trade

Great story projects, investigative techniques, and collaborations have come out of GIJN conferences since our first meeting in 2001. We know that good networking is key to this. To better connect people, we have arranged several informal networking sessions. Here’s a chance to talk about your work, meet your colleagues covering similar topics, share contacts and ideas, and find your next great story. 

Our hosts, Stevan Dojcinovic and Drew Sullivan, are two of the world's leading journalists covering organized crime. Through the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, they have run cross-border investigations reaching into dozens of countries. OCCRP's projects have resulted in US$ 2.8 billion in assets frozen or seized, 55 criminal investigations launched, and 115 arrest warrants issued.


Moderators
avatar for Stevan Dojcinovic

Stevan Dojcinovic

editor in chief, KRIK
Based in Belgrade at the Crime and Corruption Reporting Network (KRIK), an OCCRP member, Stevan is a regional editor for OCCRP. Winner of Serbia’s top investigative award for the past two years, Stevan has explored organized crime’s role in state privatization deals, the connections... Read More →
avatar for Drew Sullivan

Drew Sullivan

Editor, OCCRP Sarajevo
Drew Sullivan, USA, co-founded the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Program (OCCRP) where he now serves as editor-in-chief. He is a journalist and social entrepreneur who founded the Center for Investigative Reporting in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2004 as well as the Journalism... Read More →

Saturday September 24, 2016 10:45 - 12:00
Durbar Hall 1st Floor

10:45

Covering Conflict: Afghanistan, India, Nepal

War is deception, as the Chinese general Sun Tzu said—and it’s left to investigative journalists to strip away the deceit. Who’s really commanding the battle, and what do they get out of it? Who’s funding and arming them? What back-door dealings are underway while the country’s in turmoil? Amid the violence and chaos, it takes a cool head and strong gut to make sense of it all, and unpick the details that are truly history-making.

We have three great journalists who have years of experience in doing just that, on diverse warfronts, and will explain on how to nail down what’s truly important: Kunda Dixit, whose trilogy on the Nepal civil war is a landmark work; Malini Subramaniam, just honored with CPJ's International Press Freedom Award for her gutsy work on India's Maoist conflict; and veteran Afghan correspondent Mirwais Jalalzai. 


Moderators
avatar for Maria Teresa Ronderos

Maria Teresa Ronderos

Director, Program on Independent Journalism OSF
Maria Teresa Ronderos, as the director of the Open Society Program on Independent Journalism, oversees efforts to promote viable, high-quality media, particularly in countries transitioning to democracy. She comes to the Open Society Foundation from Semana, Colombia’s leading news... Read More →

Speakers
KM

Kanak Mani Dixit

Founding Editor, Himal Southasian
avatar for Mir Wais Jalalzai

Mir Wais Jalalzai

Reporter and Producer, TRT News & DW
Mirwais is a freelance journalist who covers mostly conflict related issues and contributes to TRT World, a channel produced by the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, Turkey’s national public broadcaster. He started his journalistic career in 2000 at The Kabul Times, which... Read More →
avatar for Malini Subramaniam

Malini Subramaniam

Journalist, Scroll.in
Malini Subramaniam is a Indian freelance journalist and development professional. This year she was among four journalists honored with an International Press Freedom Award by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) for her courageous reporting on human rights abuses and the... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 10:45 - 12:00
Regal 1 1st Floor

10:45

Investigating Climate Change: Data
Climate change is perhaps the most dire challenge facing the planet today. How can journalists get the best, most reliable data to report on this critical area? Are there data sets that reporters with spreadsheet skills can download and do their own analysis of a region? What kinds of mistakes do the media make? Finally, are there stories out there that are not getting the attention they should? Come hear the latest from two journalists who specialize in climate data and a climate scientist specializing in the Himalayan region. 

Moderators
avatar for Subhra Priyadarshini

Subhra Priyadarshini

Editor, Nature India, Nature Publishing Group
Subhra Priyadarshini joined Nature India after a decade-long stint with mainstream Indian media. She took to writing science when in journalism school. Though she chased deadlines to cover politics and sports, fashion and films, crime and natural disasters as a journalist, she kept... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ramesh Bhushal

Ramesh Bhushal

Country Coordinator, Earth Journalism Network
Ramesh Bhushal is an award winning Kathmandu based environment journalist. He is the manager of Earth Journalism Network’s (www.earthjournalism.net) environmental data journalism initiative called ‘Geo-Journalism’ in South Asia. And, as Nepal Editor he contributes to South Asian... Read More →
avatar for Surbhi Kaul

Surbhi Kaul

Assistant Editor, Centre for Investigative Journalism, India
Surbhi Kaul is a Delhi based journalist and Assistant Editor with Data Leads, which runs India's first data-driven initiative on healthcare. Her roles include editorial planning, data analysis and strengthening outreach; she has also been working on data-driven reporting. She is also... Read More →
avatar for Arun B. Shrestha

Arun B. Shrestha

Senior Climate Change Specialist, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
Dr Arun Bhakta Shrestha is a Senior Climate Change Specialist and Programme Manager for  Regional Programmes – River Basins and Cryosphere and Atmosphere. He has a PhD in Earth Sciences from the University of New Hampshire, USA, and a Master's degree in Hydraulic Engineering from Minsk, former USSR. Before joining ICIMOD, Dr Shrestha worked for the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Nepal. His main areas of expertise include climat... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 10:45 - 12:00
Crystal Hall ground floor

10:45

TV/Video Investigations
It's a video world and, increasingly, even hard-core print journalists are working in multimedia. But producing for broadcast presents unique challenges: telling a story visually, using different interview techniques, writing a tight script, and explaining complex concepts in limited time. Here are three specialists in telling in-depth and investigative stories on TV and video, from very different environments in India, the Philippines, and South Korea.

Moderators
avatar for Yoi Tateiwa

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
avatar for Patricia Evangelista

Patricia Evangelista

Multimedia Manager, Rappler
Patricia Evangelista, 32, is a multimedia journalist who covers disaster, conflict, human rights and development issues. Before joining online news agency Rappler, she co-created and produced the New York Festivals winning television narrative series Storyline and wrote an opinion... Read More →
avatar for Sreenivasan Jain

Sreenivasan Jain

Managing Editor, NDTV
Sreenivasan Jain is Managing Editor of NDTV, India's most respected 24hrs news and current affairs broadcaster.  He presently anchors an award-winning weekly ground reportage and investigative show, Truth vs Hype, which focuses on political corruption, conflict zones and untold... Read More →
avatar for Kyung Lae Kim

Kyung Lae Kim

Reporter, KCIJ / Newstapa
Kim is a reporter at Newstapa, an investigative news publication run by the Korean Center for Investigative Journalism. Previously, he worked as an investigative reporter at the Korea Broadcasting System (KBS) from 2001 to 2013. He covers politics and government for KCIJ and has won... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 10:45 - 12:00
Dynasty Hall 2nd Floor

12:00

Lunch
Saturday September 24, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
TBA

13:30

Using DocumentCloud for Storing, Annotating, & Mining Data
DocumentCloud is a free software and service for journalists that allows a reporter to upload data that is in text (memos, audits and other documents), annotate that data, and analyze it for stories. It also allows journalists to share it with their colleagues, other journalists, or the public.  Mark Horvit and Liz Lucas of IRE will show you how to use it.

Check out the site - https://www.documentcloud.org/ before coming to the session.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Horvit

Mark Horvit

Executive Director, Investigative Reporters & Editors
Mark Horvit is the executive director of Investigative Reporters & Editors. He oversees training, conferences and services for more than 4.300 members worldwide, and for programs including the National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR) and DocumentCloud. Horvit also... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Lucas

Elizabeth Lucas

Investigative Reporters and Editors
Elizabeth Lucas is the former director of the NICAR Database Library at the U.S.-based Investigative Reporters and Editors. She came to IRE from The Center for Public Integrity in Washington, DC, where she analyzed data for investigative projects on political, environmental and health... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 13:30 - 14:45
Dynasty Hall 2nd Floor

13:30

Using Open Refine To Clean Data
Quite often databases have inconsistencies and misspellings that can make it difficult or impossible to do accurate data analysis. The free software OpenRefine will help a reporter make the necessary corrections and standardize the data. Download OpenRefine from the Web site http://openrefine.org/ for free before the session if you have time.

Speakers
avatar for Sandhya Kambhampati

Sandhya Kambhampati

Knight-Mozilla Open News Fellow, Correct!v
Sandhya Kambhampati is a 2016 Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow based at Correctiv in Berlin, Germany. At Correctiv, she worked on an investigation on nursing homes and is currently working on another regarding employment in Germany. She's also working on a personal research project... Read More →
avatar for Nils Mulvad

Nils Mulvad

Investigative Reporting Denmark
Nils Mulvad is a co-founder of the Global Network for Investigative Journalism and other international networks such as Farmsubsidy.org. He was CEO for the Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting 2001-2006, European journalist of the year in 2006, and he also teaches data... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 13:30 - 14:45
Regency Hall 1st Floor

13:30

Visualizing Data
Visualization is among the most exciting aspects of the data journalism revolution. There's no substitute for bringing to life a story through smart, data-driven imagery, animations, and video.  There are now many ways to visualize data for stories. This session will demonstrate how to think about visualizing data and how to choose the right approach and software, whether it's charts, maps, timelines, or other tools. Among the tools demonstrated will be infogr, pitochart, Gifmaker and Explee (for making videos).

Moderators
avatar for Sanjit Oberai

Sanjit Oberai

Data Trainer, Freelance
Sanjit Oberai is working as a freelance data editor / trainer where he conducts training sessions for journalists on how to use data effectively in newsrooms. He has worked with many digital start ups like thequint, IndiaSpend, Firstpost.com, and Moneycontrol.com. He has been actively... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sanjit Oberai

Sanjit Oberai

Data Trainer, Freelance
Sanjit Oberai is working as a freelance data editor / trainer where he conducts training sessions for journalists on how to use data effectively in newsrooms. He has worked with many digital start ups like thequint, IndiaSpend, Firstpost.com, and Moneycontrol.com. He has been actively... Read More →
avatar for Jane Pong

Jane Pong

Data Visualisation Journalist, Financial Times
Jane Pong is a data visualisation journalist at the Financial Times, where she specialises in data-related information graphics. She designs visualisation tools that help the reader in finding patterns and stories in the data. Jane has previously worked as a graphics editor at... Read More →
avatar for Adek Media Roza

Adek Media Roza

Head of Research and Publication, Katadata
Based in Jakarta, Adek was a journalist for more than a decade before joining Katadata,an economic and business online news website, in 2014. He obtained his Master in Journalism from University of Technology Sydney. He's keen to discuss data gathering and visualisation, natural resources... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 13:30 - 14:45
Regal 1 1st Floor

13:30

Networking on Human Trafficking & Slavery
Great story projects, investigative techniques, and collaborations have come out of GIJN conferences since our first meeting in 2001. We know that good networking is key to this. To better connect people, we have arranged several informal networking sessions. Here’s a chance to talk about your work, meet your colleagues covering similar topics, share contacts and ideas, and find your next great story. 

This networking session will be chaired by three veteran journalists with experience in covering human trafficking and slavery, and there will be resource people available. Among the topics to be discussed: cross-border collaboration on trafficking.

Moderators
avatar for Nita Bhalla

Nita Bhalla

South Asia Chief Correspondent, Thomson Reuters Foundation
Nita Bhalla covers disasters and conflicts, development, women's rights, climate change and governance. She is a former Reuters political and general news correspondent and has worked in India, east and southern Africa and the Indian Ocean region. Nita started her career in 1999 with... Read More →
avatar for Martha Mendoza

Martha Mendoza

National Writer, Associated Press
Martha Mendoza is a two-time Pulitzer prize-winning journalist based in the Silicon Valley, where she provides breaking news, enterprise and investigative reporting. She is part of the Associated Press (AP) team that exposed the use of slave labor in the Thai seafood industry. The... Read More →
avatar for Namrata Sharma

Namrata Sharma

Chairperson, Center For Investigative Journalism (CIJ) Nepal
Namrata is the chairperson of the Centre for Investigative Journalism, Nepal. She is an editor and senior journalist with Nepali magazine Women’s Voice. She has over twenty years of experience in Nepal’s print media and writes regularly on gender issues. Namrata is an active Women's... Read More →

Saturday September 24, 2016 13:30 - 14:45
Durbar Hall 1st Floor

13:30

Covering Terrorism and Extremism
The global spread of terrorism and extremism has become one of the hallmarks of instability in the 21st Century. What special skills and techniques does it take for journalists to go deeper than official reports and find out what's really happening? How can you piece together the reality of underground movements and violent behavior? And how can you protect yourself when you're diving into such an unpredictable world? We have an extraordinary lineup of journalists who can tell you, drawing on experiences on state-sponsored violence in India, separatist guerillas in the Philiipines, and Islamist extremism in Bangladesh. 

Moderators
avatar for Syed Nazakat

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Rana Ayyub

Rana Ayyub

Investigative journalist and author
Rana Ayyub is a prominent independent Indian journalist and writer. In a decade long career in political and investigative  journalism Rana worked in with various publications including Tehelka. Among her many achievements, her breakthrough investigation sent the first serving Home... Read More →
avatar for Glenda Gloria

Glenda Gloria

Managing Editor, Rappler
A journalist for 3 decades now, I manage the Rappler newsroom. Prior to this, I was chief operating officer of a 24-hour news channel, the ABS-CBN News Channel. We also founded Newsbreak, the Philippines' investigative reporting magazine which is now part of Rappler. As a reporter... Read More →
avatar for Julfikar Ali Manik

Julfikar Ali Manik

Stringer, New York Times
Julfikar Ali Manik is a Dhaka-based Bangladeshi journalist. He has been in journalism since 1990. From the beginning, he has always been working as reporter and his passion was to do investigative journalism. Besides working with Bangla and English language national dailies, newsweeklies... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 13:30 - 14:45
Regal 2 1st Floor

13:30

Security Workshop: Physical Protection
Here's how to stay alive not only in war zones but on the streets at home, when you're reporting on organized crime, corruption, and just plain bad guys. Learn practical steps from editors responsible for keeping reporters alive covering the most dangerous topics in some of the world's most dangerous places. 

Speakers
avatar for Stevan Dojcinovic

Stevan Dojcinovic

editor in chief, KRIK
Based in Belgrade at the Crime and Corruption Reporting Network (KRIK), an OCCRP member, Stevan is a regional editor for OCCRP. Winner of Serbia’s top investigative award for the past two years, Stevan has explored organized crime’s role in state privatization deals, the connections... Read More →
avatar for Drew Sullivan

Drew Sullivan

Editor, OCCRP Sarajevo
Drew Sullivan, USA, co-founded the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Program (OCCRP) where he now serves as editor-in-chief. He is a journalist and social entrepreneur who founded the Center for Investigative Reporting in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2004 as well as the Journalism... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 13:30 - 14:45
Crystal Hall ground floor

14:45

Coffee Break
Saturday September 24, 2016 14:45 - 15:15
TBA

15:15

Storytelling with Data
A reporter can do great analysis and visualization of data, but it is the telling of the story that draws the audience in. Experts in using data for investigative journalism will talk about how to convert data analysis into high-impact stories and offer tips and tools for visualization of data.

Moderators
avatar for Andrew Lehren

Andrew Lehren

Reporter, New York Times
Andy Lehren is an NBC News investigative reporter who specializes in data journalism. He previously worked as an investigative reporter for the NY Times, where he mined the Snowden files; probed Wikileaks diplomatic cables, including for the best-selling book “Open Secrets... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Khalid Khattak

Khalid Khattak

Staff Reporter, The News International
Khalid Khattak is a staff reporter at The News International and has been in the profession for 12 years now. In 2015, Khalid founded Data Stories (http://www.datastories.pk/)--Pakistan's first independent data journalism initiative with an aim to promote data journalism, data storytelling... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Lehren

Andrew Lehren

Reporter, New York Times
Andy Lehren is an NBC News investigative reporter who specializes in data journalism. He previously worked as an investigative reporter for the NY Times, where he mined the Snowden files; probed Wikileaks diplomatic cables, including for the best-selling book “Open Secrets... Read More →
avatar for Kavya Sukumar

Kavya Sukumar

Editorial Engineer, Vox.com
Kavya Sukumar is an editorial engineer on Vox's visualization team. She works with data and graphics to find and present stories on the internet.  After more than six years in the tech industry, she switched careers to journalism. She has reported and written stories, worked... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 15:15 - 16:30
Dynasty Hall 2nd Floor

15:15

Using Social Network Analysis to See Connections (Demo)
Whether it is understanding the networks of terrorists, interlocking corporate board of directors, or money laundering, social network analysis allows you to see the often hidden connections between people and institutions. This demonstration will show all the ways it can be applied.
Look at the social network analysis too https://vis.occrp.org/ before the session.
 

Speakers
avatar for Reg Chua

Reg Chua

Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News
Reg Chua has been a journalist for more than a quarter of a century, working in print, electronic media, television and radio. He’s currently Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News at Thomson Reuters, based in New York. From July 2009 to March 2011, he was Editor-in-Chief of th... Read More →
avatar for Brant Houston

Brant Houston

Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches and works on projects and research involving the use of data analysis in journalism. He is co-founder of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Institute for Nonprofit... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 15:15 - 16:30
Regency Hall 1st Floor

15:15

Building an Asia Investigative Journalism Network
The world has strong investigative journalism networks in Africa, Europe, Latin America, and North America, but not Asia. Fortunately, that may be finally changing. Join some of Asia's top journalists as they brainstorm about how to increase collaboration and cross-border projects, share resources and ideas, and network investigative reporters across half the world.

Moderators
avatar for Sheila Coronel

Sheila Coronel

Dean of Academic Affairs, Columbia University
Sheila is academic dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. She is concurrently also director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and Stabile professor of professional practice. She began her reporting career in the Philippines and was co-founder... Read More →
avatar for Syed Nazakat

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Bopha Phorn

Bopha Phorn

-, -
Bopha Phorn is a freelance journalist based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Her work includes reports for the Voice of America Khmer service and as a lecturer in media at Pannasastra University. She worked for the Cambodia Daily from 2008 through 2014, and has covered economics, politics... Read More →
avatar for Yoi Tateiwa

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 →


Saturday September 24, 2016 15:15 - 16:30
Durbar Hall 1st Floor

15:15

Undercover Reporting: When (and When Not) To Use
How do undercover reporters work? What is the risk? How far should we go and what can happen if you are caught? This panel will explore the techniques and the stories that great undercover investigative work can bring. To maximize a story's impact, gather evidence, and confront criminals and liars, hidden cameras and fake identities may be the only way. But does this damage the journalist's credibility? Should undercover work be the first resort or the last? Come hear three case studies of undercover reporting in India, Mongolia, and Nepal.

Moderators
avatar for Doreen Weisenhaus

Doreen Weisenhaus

Director, Media Law and Policy Initiative, and Senior Lecturer, Northwestern University
In September 2017, Doreen Weisenhaus joined Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications and the Pritzker School of Law to launch the Media Law and Policy Initiative and to teach. Prior to joining Northwestern, she taught media law and ethics... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Pramod Acharya

Pramod Acharya

Freelance Investigative Journalist, Center for Investigative Journalism, Nepal
Pramod Acharya is a freelance investigative reporter. He has written investigative stories for Centre for Investigative Journalism, Nepal and had spent almost a decade working on electronic, print and online media.Twitter: @acharyapramod... Read More →
GB

Gargi Bhattacharya

Cobrapost
Gargi Bhattacharya is senior producer with Cobrapost, an Indian news website and television production house known for its investigative journalism.
avatar for Lkhagva Erdene

Lkhagva Erdene

Executive Producer of News, MongolTV
Lkhagva is an investigative reporter with MongolTV. He runs all things journalism at the Mongolian broadcaster from social media to prime time news. Here is a snapshot into Mongolian media and MongolTV journalism from Lkhagva's perspective: http://thediplomat.com/2016/06/media-i... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 15:15 - 16:30
Regal 1 1st Floor

15:15

Encrypting Email
Worried that your email is not secure? You should be. Sending a routine email is like writing your message on an old postcard sent through hand-delivered mail. Here's one solution: former CERN particle physicist Andy Yen and his Swiss-based colleagues have developed the encrypted email service ProtonMail. Today, ProtonMail is the world's largest secure email service with users in over 150 countries. ProtonMail was originally developed to help dissidents, activists, and journalists combat mass surveillance, it has exploded in popularity and is now used by over 1 million people worldwide. Come hear Andy himself talk about how to use it.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Yen

Andy Yen

Co-Founder & CEO, Proton Technologies AG
Dr. Yen one is of the creators of the encrypted email service ProtonMail. Today, ProtonMail is the world's largest secure email service with users in over 150 countries. Together with a team of scientists at Swiss based Proton Technologies AG, Andy is working to make encryption and private communications accessible. While ProtonMail was originally developed... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 15:15 - 16:30
Crystal Hall ground floor

15:15

Investigative Dashboard -- A Workshop
Investigative Dashboard is a unique suite of databases, search tools, and information portals developed by a team at the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. Its latest addition, Aleph, features an invaluable new database of over 2.5 million records on crime, corruption, business, and "persons of interest." Join co-founder Paul Radu for this hands on-session and learn how to investigate complex business structures and access offshore records from your home computer.

Tipsheet can be found here.

Speakers
PR

Paul Radu

Executive Director, OCCRP Bucharest
Paul Radu is the executive director of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, a co-creator of the Investigative Dashboard and of visual investigative scenarios visualisation software vis.occrp.org. He is a co-founder of the RISE Project, a platform for investigative reporters and hackers in Romania. He has held a number of fellowships including the 2008 Knight International Journalism fellowship with the International Center for Journalists as well as a 2009-2010 Stanford Knight Journalism Fellowship. He is the... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 15:15 - 16:30
Regal 2 1st Floor

16:30

Coffee Break
Saturday September 24, 2016 16:30 - 16:45
TBA

16:45

Advanced Mapping
This session will dig deeper into the principles and techniques of mapping including how to make change more apparent, dividing data in groups, or merging datasets.

Those taking our hands-on data training should bring their own laptops or tablets and, if possible, have Microsoft Excel (the spreadsheet software) loaded on their computers.

We'll send special instructions by email to those registered to this session.   

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Lehren

Andrew Lehren

Reporter, New York Times
Andy Lehren is an NBC News investigative reporter who specializes in data journalism. He previously worked as an investigative reporter for the NY Times, where he mined the Snowden files; probed Wikileaks diplomatic cables, including for the best-selling book “Open Secrets... Read More →
avatar for Irene Liu

Irene Liu

News Editor, Data, Thomson Reuters
Irene Jay Liu is a Hong Kong-based reporter on the global enterprise team at Thomson Reuters, where she led the development of Connected China, an award-winning news app that tracks and visualizes the people and institutions that make up China’s power structure. Once described... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 16:45 - 18:00
Dynasty Hall 2nd Floor

16:45

Internet Detective: Digging Out Hidden Info Online
Join the BBC's acclaimed Internet research sleuth as he reveals the online investigators' tricks of the trade. Learn the best ways to manipulate Google, navigate the back streets of social media, and use online tech tools to investigate businesses and organizations. If you haven't heard Paul Myers before, be sure to check out his presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Myers

Paul Myers

Internet research specialist, BBC
Met Paul Myers keert een oude bekende naar de conferentie terug. Al bijna twee decennia is hij een toonaangevende online search specialist.  Hij werkt voor de BBC als onderzoeksjournalist en geeft daarnaast trainingen over onder andere online research, datajournalistiek en omgaan... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 16:45 - 18:00
Regal 1 1st Floor

16:45

Tools for Story Collaborations
Investigative reporting is a team sport, and we need great tools to compete. Here's how to work together on projects using simple collaborative tools. Not every project needs to be top-secret and ultra-protected. Our veteran trainers will explain how to share sources, documents, data, story ideas, discussions and drafts in collaborative and cross-border projects. 

Speakers
avatar for Mar Cabra

Mar Cabra

Member, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)
Mar Cabra, is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Until last year, she was the head of the Data & Research Unit which produces the organisation's key data work and also develops tools for better collaborative investigative journalism. She... Read More →
avatar for Nils Mulvad

Nils Mulvad

Investigative Reporting Denmark
Nils Mulvad is a co-founder of the Global Network for Investigative Journalism and other international networks such as Farmsubsidy.org. He was CEO for the Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting 2001-2006, European journalist of the year in 2006, and he also teaches data... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 16:45 - 18:00
Regency Hall 1st Floor

16:45

Roundtable: Teaching Investigative Journalism
Leading journalism professors from around Asia will talk about the importance of teaching investigative journalism, touching upon pedagogical approaches and goals as well as the use of technology in the classroom, the balance of theory and practice and new models for teaching journalism. What resources are available to investigative journalism instructors? What interesting experiments  and innovations are being done in the classroom? How do journalism schools include data and new forms of storytelling, as well as cross-border reporting, in their teaching?

Moderators
avatar for Sheila Coronel

Sheila Coronel

Dean of Academic Affairs, Columbia University
Sheila is academic dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. She is concurrently also director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and Stabile professor of professional practice. She began her reporting career in the Philippines and was co-founder... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brant Houston

Brant Houston

Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches and works on projects and research involving the use of data analysis in journalism. He is co-founder of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Institute for Nonprofit... Read More →
avatar for Zhan Jiang

Zhan Jiang

Professor, School of International Journalism and Communication, Beiijing Foreign Studies University
Prof. Zhan Jiang works at School of International Journalism and Communication, Beijing Foreign Studies University. He is also the adjunct professor at Sun Yat-Sen University and South China University of Technology. Prof. Zhan previously served as professor and director of Journalism... Read More →
avatar for Toshihiro Okuyama

Toshihiro Okuyama

Senior Staff Writer, Asahi Shimbun
Toshihiro Okuyama has been a reporter for the Japanese daily Asahi Shimbun for more than 25 years. He is author of the books published in Japan The Power of Whistleblowing: What Would A Whistleblower Protection Act Protect?
avatar for Yasuomi Sawa

Yasuomi Sawa

Deputy Editor, Kyodo News
Yasuomi Sawa is a Japanese journalist and deputy editor for investigative and in-depth reporting of Kyodo News, which is Japan's largest news wire service. Among his recent work are the sex exploitation of teenage girls in Tokyo, the government's failure to track the school enrollment... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 16:45 - 18:00
Viceroy 1st Floor

16:45

Media Law Clinic: Defending Yourself from Legal Threats
Are you facing a legal threat? Are you confident your work is legally sound before you publish or broadcast? Threatened by national security or privacy laws? Here's a chance to get one-on-one advice from some of the top experts on international media law. Find out how to "bulletproof" your story and what to do if you get sued.  

Speakers
avatar for Alinda Vermeer

Alinda Vermeer

Senior Legal Officer, Media Legal Defence Initiative
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 →
avatar for Doreen Weisenhaus

Doreen Weisenhaus

Director, Media Law and Policy Initiative, and Senior Lecturer, Northwestern University
In September 2017, Doreen Weisenhaus joined Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications and the Pritzker School of Law to launch the Media Law and Policy Initiative and to teach. Prior to joining Northwestern, she taught media law and ethics... Read More →
avatar for Kyu Ho Youm

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 →


Saturday September 24, 2016 16:45 - 18:00
Crystal Hall ground floor

16:45

Virtual Reality: A Workshop & Demonstration
Virtual reality (VR) holds special promise for investigative journalism. Its ability to immerse readers in a unique environment can take our audiences to new places and new experiences. In this special session, join us for a VR workshop. There will be free Google Cardboard viewers available for Uncovering Asia participants to experience VR first-hand.

Qiu Jiaqiu of China's innovative Caixin will present VR stories his team has produced. 
The Google team will share perspectives on new VR content strategies and approaches to reaching mobile audiences, data research and visualization tools, and innovative storytelling formats through 360 video on YouTube and virtual reality with Google Cardboard.

Google News Lab is a global project aimed at supporting quality journalism through education, training, and innovative digital and mobile tools. Since its launch earlier in 2015, the Google News Lab has partnered with news organisations to map the world’s response to the Nepalese earthquake, unearthed which fashion trends people really care about in the US, detected hints of a Conservative Party victory in the Britain’s election, and tracked the ups and downs of the US’s wild primary season.


Moderators
avatar for Surabhi Malik

Surabhi Malik

Media Specialist, Google Newslab
Surabhi Malik is a Media Specialist with Newslab at Google.

Speakers
avatar for Qiu Jiaqiu

Qiu Jiaqiu

Founder, Real Image Media(China)
Qiu Jiaqiu is founder of Real Image Media in China. A former director of Caixin Video and Xinhua News journalist. He serves as a guest lecturer at Fudan University, Renmin University of China and at the Global Youth Leadership Program by Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Peking... Read More →
avatar for Surabhi Malik

Surabhi Malik

Media Specialist, Google Newslab
Surabhi Malik is a Media Specialist with Newslab at Google.


Saturday September 24, 2016 16:45 - 18:00
Durbar Hall 1st Floor

19:30

Banquet & Keynote Address
The entire conference is invited to this gala event, featuring drinks, dinner, Nepali music, and a keynote address by Walter "Robby" Robinson of The Boston Globe. Robinson led the Spotlight team’s now-famous investigation that uncovered the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal and won the 2003 Pulitzer gold medal for Public Service. He was played by actor Michael Keaton in the Oscar-winning movie Spotlight.

Also featured with be Kutumba, a seven-member Nepali folk instrumental ensemble, which performs with traditional instruments such as the tungna and sarangi. The word "Kutumba" has a special meaning in the Nepali language, representing the unique bond among community members.

Moderators
avatar for Kunda Dixit

Kunda Dixit

Editor and Publisher, Nepali Times
A former reporter for the BBC, Kunda Dixit is the founder and editor of Nepali Times, and former chairman of the Centre for Investigative Journalism in Kathmandu. He has written several books, amongst them 'Dateline Earth' on environmental journalism and 'A People War', a trilogy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Walter V Robinson

Walter V Robinson

Editor at Large at The Boston Globe, The Boston Globe
Walter V. Robinson is editor at large at the Boston Globe. He returned to the newspaper in 2014 after seven years as Distinguished Professor of Journalism at Northeastern University. He led the Boston Globe Spotlight Team’s investigation that uncovered the Catholic Church sexual... Read More →


Saturday September 24, 2016 19:30 - 22:00
Regal 1 & 2 1st Floor
 
Sunday, September 25
 

09:00

Lightning Talks - Best Tips & Tools from the Trainers
Our popular Lightning Talks give instructors five minutes to offer brief summaries of favorite data tools and techniques -- many not covered during the conference's full-length sessions and workshops.


Moderators
avatar for Mark Horvit

Mark Horvit

Executive Director, Investigative Reporters & Editors
Mark Horvit is the executive director of Investigative Reporters & Editors. He oversees training, conferences and services for more than 4.300 members worldwide, and for programs including the National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR) and DocumentCloud. Horvit also... Read More →
avatar for Brant Houston

Brant Houston

Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches and works on projects and research involving the use of data analysis in journalism. He is co-founder of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Institute for Nonprofit... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sandhya Kambhampati

Sandhya Kambhampati

Knight-Mozilla Open News Fellow, Correct!v
Sandhya Kambhampati is a 2016 Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow based at Correctiv in Berlin, Germany. At Correctiv, she worked on an investigation on nursing homes and is currently working on another regarding employment in Germany. She's also working on a personal research project... Read More →
avatar for Nils Mulvad

Nils Mulvad

Investigative Reporting Denmark
Nils Mulvad is a co-founder of the Global Network for Investigative Journalism and other international networks such as Farmsubsidy.org. He was CEO for the Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting 2001-2006, European journalist of the year in 2006, and he also teaches data... Read More →
avatar for Sanjit Oberai

Sanjit Oberai

Data Trainer, Freelance
Sanjit Oberai is working as a freelance data editor / trainer where he conducts training sessions for journalists on how to use data effectively in newsrooms. He has worked with many digital start ups like thequint, IndiaSpend, Firstpost.com, and Moneycontrol.com. He has been actively... Read More →
avatar for Jane Pong

Jane Pong

Data Visualisation Journalist, Financial Times
Jane Pong is a data visualisation journalist at the Financial Times, where she specialises in data-related information graphics. She designs visualisation tools that help the reader in finding patterns and stories in the data. Jane has previously worked as a graphics editor at... Read More →
avatar for Qing Tian

Qing Tian

Data Editor, Dyclub Data Media Lab
Qing Tian is a 2015 graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism. Her dream was initially to work as a war correspondent, but was later allured by numbers and data within news reporting. Previously she worked as news reporter, video editor and news designer, and now is pushing the... Read More →
avatar for Ming Zeng

Ming Zeng

Editor, Dyclub Data Media Lab
Ming Zeng is a 2015 journalism graduate of Wuhan University. After graduation, she worked as a reporter at Zhujiang Business Journal, focusing on social issues and civil news. Now she is a product manager and editor at Dy Data Media Lab at Wuhan University.


Sunday September 25, 2016 09:00 - 10:15
Dynasty Hall 2nd Floor

09:00

Using Social Media in Investigations
Here's a crash course on using social media in reporting. Famed BBC Internet sleuth Paul Myers will show you how to use digital tools to dig into Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more, while Storyful's Stephy Burnett will explain how to verify if the info is real. Learn how social media is changing investigative reporting and how to get the best out of it.

Speakers
avatar for Stephy Burnett

Stephy Burnett

Duty Editor, Storyful
Stephanie Burnett is a duty editor with Storyful in Sydney, where she helps oversee the Australia bureau. Storyful is a global social news agency that forensically discovers and verifies online content for news organizations. Her previous experience in Hong Kong includes stints at... Read More →
avatar for Paul Myers

Paul Myers

Internet research specialist, BBC
Met Paul Myers keert een oude bekende naar de conferentie terug. Al bijna twee decennia is hij een toonaangevende online search specialist.  Hij werkt voor de BBC als onderzoeksjournalist en geeft daarnaast trainingen over onder andere online research, datajournalistiek en omgaan... Read More →


Sunday September 25, 2016 09:00 - 10:15
Regal 2 1st Floor

09:00

Managing the Investigative Project
Great editors are hard to find. Great investigative editors are even more rare. It takes a unique combination of skills to help organize, protect, and motivate investiative reporters, who can be notoriously difficult to manage. And that's just inside the newsroom. Outside await angry officials, companies, lawsuits, and other challenges. Here's advice from some of the best in the business, from the Boston Globe's Pulitzer-winning Spotlight editor Robby Robinson to the gutsy work of Pakistan's Umar Cheema to Philipus Parera at Indonesia's groundbreaking Tempo magazine.

Moderators
avatar for Anurag Acharya

Anurag Acharya

Program Manager, Centre for Investigative Journalism-Nepal
Former reporter and columnist for Nepali Times English Daily, Anurag Acharya has written extensively about Nepal's constitutional development and political transition. He is Program Manager at Centre for Investigative Journalism-Nepal and has previously worked on electoral missions... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Umar Cheema

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 →
avatar for Philipus  Parera

Philipus Parera

Investigative Editor, TEMPO
Philipus has been involved in various investigation projects for PT Tempo Inti Media Tbk, an Indonesia media company since 2006 and was part of ICIJ’s transnational project of Panama Papers. In a team he investigated a wide range of issues including corruption, environmental crime... Read More →
avatar for Walter V Robinson

Walter V Robinson

Editor at Large at The Boston Globe, The Boston Globe
Walter V. Robinson is editor at large at the Boston Globe. He returned to the newspaper in 2014 after seven years as Distinguished Professor of Journalism at Northeastern University. He led the Boston Globe Spotlight Team’s investigation that uncovered the Catholic Church sexual... Read More →


Sunday September 25, 2016 09:00 - 10:15
Regal 1 1st Floor

09:00

Tracking Business Records Across Asia
"Follow the money." That was Deep Throat's secret advice to Bob Woodward at the height of the Washington Post's Watergate investigation. The paper trail has changed -- money now moves digitally and business registries are databases -- and this lets journalists do more than ever before in tracking people and companies across borders. Backgrounding an individual or a company? Following an organized crime ring? Here are three experts in finding records that will guide you on your way. Pat Boehler will talk about China and Hong Kong, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta will tackle India, and Karol Ilagan will speak on the Philippines. 

Moderators
avatar for Patrick Boehler

Patrick Boehler

Digital editor, International New York Times
Patrick Boehler is an International New York Times digital editor and lecturer at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong. He previously reported for the South China Morning Post.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Boehler

Patrick Boehler

Digital editor, International New York Times
Patrick Boehler is an International New York Times digital editor and lecturer at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong. He previously reported for the South China Morning Post.
avatar for Karol Ilagan

Karol Ilagan

Senior Content Producer, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
Karol Ilagan is a senior content producer at the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), a Manila-based investigative nonprofit. She studied journalism at the University of the Philippines-Diliman and the University of Missouri-Columbia and was a Fulbright and a White... Read More →
avatar for Ritu Sarin

Ritu Sarin

Executive Editor (News and Investigations), Indian Express
Been in the news business for over three decades; handling investigations for The Indian Express for two decades; ICIJ member for over a decade. Awarded Ramnath Goenka and Prem Bhatia awards. Specializations: strategic affairs, corruption and money laundering/black money. Handled... Read More →


Sunday September 25, 2016 09:00 - 10:15
Regency Hall 1st Floor

09:00

Security Clinic: Check Your Digital Protection
Digital security has never been more important for journalists. Bring your computer to this special clinic and get a check-up from two of the best in the business. Here's a chance to get one-on-one attention and make sure your equipment is operating safely. 

Speakers
avatar for Bobby Soriano

Bobby Soriano

Program Adviser, Tactical Technology Collective
Bobby has 15 years of systems and network administration experience. He has worked with numerous NGOs implementing information and computer related projects. He is also an information and communications technology trainer. His recent work includes computer and online trainings for... Read More →
avatar for Chris Walker

Chris Walker

Digital Security Advisor, Tactical Tech
Chris Walker is a program advisor at the Tactical Technology Collective. Over the past ten years, he has advised on a number of projects at the intersection of technology and human rights, principally in countries where access to information is heavily constrained, closely monitored... Read More →


Sunday September 25, 2016 09:00 - 10:15
Viceroy 1st Floor

09:00

Sustainability Workshop (1): Startups, Nonprofits, and Running a Business
This morning workshop is for start-ups, nonprofits, and new media on the business practices and revenue models underlying successful investigative journalism enterprises. Our trainers will explain how to craft a fundraising strategy, diversify revenue, build a business plan, and make your organization sustainable. We will feature case studies by some of the most innovative and entreprenurial initiatives by investigative journalists across Asia. Find out how Korea's Newstapa attracted 30,000 dues-paying members with video, how Malaysiakini built their own offices with supporters' backing, how India's Centre for Investigative Journalism is growing a health data enterprise, and more ideas from IndiaSpend, Meduza, the Philippines' Rappler, and others.

Moderators
avatar for Bridget Gallagher

Bridget Gallagher

Gallagher Group LLC, USA
Bridget Gallagher provides fundraising strategy, implementation assistance, and counsel to domestic and international clients working on transparency, information access, and civic participation issues in the context of the rapidly changing 21st century media ecosystem. A fifteen-year... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Govind Ethiraj

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 →
avatar for Steven Gan

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 →
avatar for Glenda Gloria

Glenda Gloria

Managing Editor, Rappler
A journalist for 3 decades now, I manage the Rappler newsroom. Prior to this, I was chief operating officer of a 24-hour news channel, the ABS-CBN News Channel. We also founded Newsbreak, the Philippines' investigative reporting magazine which is now part of Rappler. As a reporter... Read More →
avatar for Yongjin Kim

Yongjin Kim

Editor-In-Chief, KCIJ-NEWSTAPA
Yongjin Kim, Korea, is co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Korea Center for Investigative Journalism (KCIJ), the first nonprofit online investigative reporting organization in South Korea. He started his career as a journalist in 1987 at Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), a public... Read More →
avatar for Syed Nazakat

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 →


Sunday September 25, 2016 09:00 - 10:15
Crystal Hall ground floor

09:00

Workshop: Masterclass in Mobile Journalism

Mojo Masterclass – As journalism becomes increasingly competitive, professional and community journalists need a broader digital storytelling skill set particularly built around mobile (mojo) literacies.

Journalists need to know how to mojo and more specifically how to transform user generated content (UGC) into complete user generated stories (UGS) that are developed, shot, edited and published from location using a smart device.

The Smartmojo 101 Guerrilla Workshop is a three-hour fast track introduction to mobile journalism where participants will:

- define mojo praxis- be introduced to SCRAP (a digital storytelling language), - receive an overview on copyright issues- learn about the various hardware (smartphones, lights, cradles, microphones, tripods and a basic mojo kit)- learn about a series of functional apps for shooting, editing, post producing and transferring content- shoot a basic video sequence on a smartphone- learn about basic lighting using natural light- learn how to record clean audio - be introduced to principles of recording a video interview- record and edit narration- edit media into a short UGS using their smartphone- learn how to use and edit music- how to transfer material between devices- how to publish a story from their smart device

NOTE: This is a practical mojo workshop and you’ll need the following:- iPhone (with latest op system) or newish Android (running Snapdragon 808 or higher as this will enable use of a two video track edit app)- iPhone loaded with the iMovie edit app (free with latest phones otherwise $5)- Android loaded with the KInemaster edit app (free but subscription required to use without watermark)- Vont and Gravie apps for the iPhone (free)- iXpand and Airstash for iPhone and Airstash for Android (free).

Go Mojo!

Note: This is a two part workshop and is mandatory to attend the first part to be able to join the second one.  


Speakers
avatar for Ivo Burum

Ivo Burum

Coordinator & Lecturer - Media Industries; Producer, Journalist and International Mojo Trainer, La Trobe University
Ivo Burum is an Australia based journalist, author and award-winning television producer. He has more than 30 years of experience producing in excess of 2500 hours of prime time programing across genres. This includes frontline international current affairs series, such as Foreign... Read More →


Sunday September 25, 2016 09:00 - 10:15
Durbar Hall 1st Floor

10:15

Coffee Break
Sunday September 25, 2016 10:15 - 10:45
TBA

10:45

Teaching Data Journalism
Data journalism has now been consistently taught for more than three decades. Veteran teachers will share the tips and approaches that have been shown to work for journalists regardless of what country they work in.

Moderators
avatar for Brant Houston

Brant Houston

Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches and works on projects and research involving the use of data analysis in journalism. He is co-founder of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Institute for Nonprofit... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Shen Hao

Shen Hao

Professor, School of Journalism, Communication University of China
Prof. Shen Hao works at the School of Journalism, Communication University of China (CUC). He is the department director of Statistical & Survey Institite (SSI) and Data Mining & Social Computation Laboratory in CUC, and also the president of China Marketing Research Association (CMRA... Read More →
avatar for Qing Tian

Qing Tian

Data Editor, Dyclub Data Media Lab
Qing Tian is a 2015 graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism. Her dream was initially to work as a war correspondent, but was later allured by numbers and data within news reporting. Previously she worked as news reporter, video editor and news designer, and now is pushing the... Read More →


Sunday September 25, 2016 10:45 - 12:00
Dynasty Hall 2nd Floor

10:45

Lightning Talks: Great Stories You've Never Heard Of
In this popular session, journalists present favorite investigative stories in a short format -- just five to seven minutes per presentation. Come hear about gutsy investigations your colleagues have done across Asia. Have a story you want to present? Write us at hello@gijn.org. 

Moderators
avatar for Sheila Coronel

Sheila Coronel

Dean of Academic Affairs, Columbia University
Sheila is academic dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. She is concurrently also director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and Stabile professor of professional practice. She began her reporting career in the Philippines and was co-founder... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Syed Bin Amir

Syed Bin Amir

Magic Grantee, BazarWatch
I'm Bangladeshi born and raised, but spent half a decade in the US for college and grad school becoming a techie who likes journalism and data science. Working on a data journalism project called BazarWatch as a Magic Grantee of the Brown Institute for Media Innovation right now... Read More →
avatar for Zyma Islam

Zyma Islam

Person/ Magic Grantee, The Brown Institute for Media Innovation
Developing a data journalism project on food frauds/ food adulteration for The Brown Institute at Columbia Journalism School. Interning at National Public Radio Visuals was the best internship ever. Previously covered crime, riots, cops for The Daily Star in Bangladesh
avatar for Sreenivasan Jain

Sreenivasan Jain

Managing Editor, NDTV
Sreenivasan Jain is Managing Editor of NDTV, India's most respected 24hrs news and current affairs broadcaster.  He presently anchors an award-winning weekly ground reportage and investigative show, Truth vs Hype, which focuses on political corruption, conflict zones and untold... Read More →
avatar for Jungseok Park

Jungseok Park

Reporter, KCIJ / Newstapa
Park is an editor and a senior reporter at Newstapa, a news site run by the Korean Center for Investigative Journalism. He covered high officials corruption and wrongdoings as a reporter at Korean Broadcasting Service (KBS) for 13 years before joining Newstapa in 2012. His investigative... Read More →
avatar for Mukesh Pokhrel

Mukesh Pokhrel

Investigative Journalist, Himal Khabarpatrika
Mukesh Pokhrel is an investigative journalist with Himal Khabarpatrika, a weekly magazine  in Kathmandu. His stories include this report -- Guilty Until Proven Innocent -- with Nepal's Centre for Investigative Journalism... Read More →
avatar for Gemini Cheng Pui Shan

Gemini Cheng Pui Shan

Journalist, Ming Pao
Gemini Cheng Pui Shan is an investigative reporter at Ming Pao Newspaper, Hong Kong. She participated in the reporting of the Panama Papers leak as part of the paper's investigative reporting team. Cheng and her team also wrote a feature series on a loophole in voter registrations... Read More →


Sunday September 25, 2016 10:45 - 12:00
Regal 1 1st Floor

10:45

Minorities and the Disenfranchised

How minorities and the disenfranchised are treated tells much about a given society. Growing inequality in the world affects such key issues as economic opportunity, political and cultural participation, education, insurgency and terrorism. Here are three remarkable journalists who have dedicated themselves to getting at the root of these issues and, in the process, dig into some of their country’s most stubborn and hidden problems.


Moderators
avatar for Rana Sabbagh

Rana Sabbagh

Founder | Executive Director | Journalist, ARIJ
Rana Sabbagh is executive director at Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) – the region’s leading media support network spreading the culture of “accountability journalism” in nine Arab states since 2005.She has dedicated the last 33 years of her career as journalist, columnist and media trainer to promote free speech, independent media, “accountability journalism” and human rights.As former chief editor of the Jordan Times (1999-Jan 2002), she became the first Arab female in t... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Prangtip Daorueng

Prangtip Daorueng

Freelance Journalist
Prangtip Daorueng is a journalist based in Bangkok, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She has been working as a journalist covering politics and social development for both local and regional newspapers since 1985. In 2000-2001, she worked as Thailand country director for Southeast... Read More →
avatar for Esther Htusan

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 →
avatar for Stella Paul

Stella Paul

Environment & Development Journalist, Freelance
Stella Paul is an environmental and development journalist and media trainer who originally hails from the conflict-ridden region of northeast India, but is currently based in Hyderabad city. Stella independently reports for many leading global media outlets including Thomson Reuters... Read More →


Sunday September 25, 2016 10:45 - 12:00
Regency Hall 1st Floor

10:45

Radio Investigations
Despite the tech revolution, radio remains one of the world's most popular and far-reaching media, particularly in developing countries. How are producers adapting audio news to do investigative and in-depth stories? Here are three examples from three countries: a correspondent in northern Afghanistan who's covered conflict and terrorism; founder of a radio station in eastern Afghanistan which reports on corruption, peace and countering violent extremism; and the chief editor of Indonesia's top radio network KBR. 

Moderators
avatar for Mar Cabra

Mar Cabra

Member, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)
Mar Cabra, is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Until last year, she was the head of the Data & Research Unit which produces the organisation's key data work and also develops tools for better collaborative investigative journalism. She... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nangyallay Nang

Nangyallay Nang

Founder and President, Saba Story Radio
Nangyallay Nang is the founder and director of Saba Story Radio. He has been in the fields of media and education since 2008. He has worked as a lecturer, investigative and live radio senior reporter as well as a country coordinator of PACT Radio Media Centers. He has trained madrasa... Read More →
avatar for Citra Prastuti

Citra Prastuti

Chief Editor, KBR
Citra Prastuti is chief editor of KBR -- the largest radio network in Indonesia. The network features daily radio stories and in-depth reports called Saga broadcast over 100 stations. Stories are also distributed through Soundcloud and over social media. KBR's Asia Calling... Read More →
avatar for Bhrikuti Rai

Bhrikuti Rai

Podcaster, Boju Bajai
Kathmandu-based, Columbia University alum Bhrikuti is the co-host of the Boju Bajai podcast, created by and for young women. It translates as "grandmas" — the kind of unfiltered advice you'd get from one about growing up as a young woman in Nepal. Slut shaming, body image, sexual... Read More →


Sunday September 25, 2016 10:45 - 12:00
Regal 2 1st Floor

10:45

Sustainability Workshop (2): Strategies for Survival
This morning workshop is for start-ups, nonprofits, and new media on the business practices and revenue models underlying successful investigative journalism enterprises. Our trainers will explain how to craft a fundraising strategy, diversify revenue, build a business plan, and make your organization sustainable. We will feature case studies by some of the most innovative and entreprenurial initiatives by investigative journalists across Asia. Find out how Korea's Newstapa attracted 30,000 dues-paying members with video, how Malaysiakini built their own offices with supporters' backing, how India's Centre for Investigative Journalism is growing a health data enterprise, and more ideas from IndiaSpend, Meduza, the Philippines' Rappler, and others.

Moderators
avatar for Bridget Gallagher

Bridget Gallagher

Gallagher Group LLC, USA
Bridget Gallagher provides fundraising strategy, implementation assistance, and counsel to domestic and international clients working on transparency, information access, and civic participation issues in the context of the rapidly changing 21st century media ecosystem. A fifteen-year... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Shruti Pyare

Shruti Pyare

Associate, Investments, Omidyar Network
Shruti Pyare is responsible for sourcing investment opportunities, conducting due diligence, and managing investments in India and Southeast Asia as part of Omidyar Network’s Governance & Citizen Engagement initiative. She supports the firm’s efforts to advance independent media... Read More →
avatar for Ross Settles

Ross Settles

Senior Advisor for Digital Media, MDIF
Developing audiences, distribution and commercial revenue streams to support investigative journalism.


Sunday September 25, 2016 10:45 - 12:00
Crystal Hall ground floor

10:45

Workshop: Masterclass in Mobile Journalism (continued)

Mojo Masterclass – As journalism becomes increasingly competitive, professional and community journalists need a broader digital storytelling skill set particularly built around mobile (mojo) literacies.

Journalists need to know how to mojo and more specifically how to transform user generated content (UGC) into complete user generated stories (UGS) that are developed, shot, edited and published from location using a smart device.

The Smartmojo 101 Guerrilla Workshop is a three-hour fast track introduction to mobile journalism where participants will:

- define mojo praxis- be introduced to SCRAP (a digital storytelling language), - receive an overview on copyright issues- learn about the various hardware (smartphones, lights, cradles, microphones, tripods and a basic mojo kit)- learn about a series of functional apps for shooting, editing, post producing and transferring content- shoot a basic video sequence on a smartphone- learn about basic lighting using natural light- learn how to record clean audio - be introduced to principles of recording a video interview- record and edit narration- edit media into a short UGS using their smartphone- learn how to use and edit music- how to transfer material between devices- how to publish a story from their smart device

NOTE: This is a practical mojo workshop and you’ll need the following:- iPhone (with latest op system) or newish Android (running Snapdragon 808 or higher as this will enable use of a two video track edit app)- iPhone loaded with the iMovie edit app (free with latest phones otherwise $5)- Android loaded with the KInemaster edit app (free but subscription required to use without watermark)- Vont and Gravie apps for the iPhone (free)- iXpand and Airstash for iPhone and Airstash for Android (free).

Go Mojo!

Note: This is a two part workshop and is mandatory to attend the first part to be able to join the second one.   


Speakers
avatar for Ivo Burum

Ivo Burum

Coordinator & Lecturer - Media Industries; Producer, Journalist and International Mojo Trainer, La Trobe University
Ivo Burum is an Australia based journalist, author and award-winning television producer. He has more than 30 years of experience producing in excess of 2500 hours of prime time programing across genres. This includes frontline international current affairs series, such as Foreign... Read More →


Sunday September 25, 2016 10:45 - 12:00
Durbar Hall 1st Floor

12:00

Farewell
Sunday September 25, 2016 12:00 - 13:00
Regal 1 1st Floor