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Welcome, everyone, to Uncovering Asia: The Second Asian Investigative Journalism Conference. From September 23 to 25, we are bringing together top investigative reporters, data journalists, and media law and security experts from across Asia and around the world.

Below you will find more than 60 sessions and special events. There are panels on digging out hidden facts online, the environment, business, and how to fund your project; seminars on security and tracking dirty money; data journalism workshops by the best in the business; and much more.

You can follow us on Twitter at #IJAsia16. On behalf of your hosts — the Global Investigative Journalism Network, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, and the Centre for Investigative Journalism, Nepal, we wish you a big hello! Namaste!

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Julfikar Ali Manik

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, television and radio channels in his home country, he has also been reporting for the New York Times as stringer since 2004. He also freelanced for many other foreign newspapers and TV channels including American PBS, British Channel 4, Al-Jazeera English, Netherlands NOS, British weekly Mail on Sunday and Outlook India. During his 10-year (2004-2013) reporting career in Bangladesh’s leading English-language newspaper, the Daily Star, he was Chief reporter and also head of its Investigative Reporting Cell. Since he left another Bangladeshi English-language daily the Dhaka Tribune in February 2015, he has been freelancing for Bangladeshi and International media.

He won several awards. In 2014, he, along with Steven Greenhouse and Jim Yardley of the NYT, won the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award 2014. In 2013, he also won a Sidney Award for May 2013 along with the two NYT journalists for extensive coverage of the Rana Plaza apparel factory collapse. He also won a UNESCO-Bangladesh Journalism Award in 2009; Bangladesh Press Institute (PIB) Award in 2001, Transparency International (TIB) Award in 2001, 2009, 2014  and some national level journalism awards for investigative reporting. He was the Dart Asia Fellow for 2013.

He has published two books based on reports investigating disappearances and killings during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971 and the farcical military trial after the killing of Bangladesh’s first military ruler in 1981.

During this period of his reporting career, he covered many issues extensively including politics, Islamic militancy and terrorism, corruption, war crimes, military, legal and traumatic issues.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, September 24

13:30 GMT+0545