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!

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Esther Htusan

Associated Press
Yangon, Myanmar

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 the region, moved to the capital Yangon, where she studied English and Political Science. Since joining the AP in 2014, Esther has relentlessly pursued stories about human rights abuses in Myanmar following a half-century of dictatorship.  Her interest in covering Rohingya Muslims was almost unheard of in a country where much of the population -- including local journalists -- looked on members of the long-persecuted minority with disdain. Her work on AP’s Pulitzer Prize-winning series on forced labor in Southeast Asia’s fishing industry led to some of the most powerful images the world has seen on modern day slavery: Men in a cage on a remote Indonesian island and others from a trawler begging AP to tell families back home they were still alive.  

Twitter: @estherhtusan11

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, September 24

09:00 +0545

Sunday, September 25

10:45 +0545