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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Thomas Abraham

Hong Kong University
Director, Master of Journalism Programme and Public Health Media Programme, and Associate Professor of Practice
Hong Kong

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 international news while his research work focuses on risk communication during infectious disease epidemics, the role of the media in communicating risk and infectious diseases and global health security. He is a consultant for the World Health Organization and other international organisations on risk communication, worked at WHO headquarters in Geneva during the influenza pandemic.

Prior to joining JMSC, he worked for 25 years as a journalist. He is a former Editor and Deputy Editor of the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. Before coming to Hong Kong, he spent 13 years as a foreign correspondent based in Sri Lanka, the United Nations Office in Geneva, and London for one of India’s leading newspapers, The Hindu.

He has reported on conflicts in Sri Lanka, the former Yugoslavia, and Northern Ireland, as well as major global issues such as world trade negotiations, human rights, arms control and disarmament. He has worked for the United Nations in Geneva and been a regular commentator on South Asian issues for BBC World Service Television.

He is the author of Twenty-first Century Plague: The Story of SARS and is currently working on a book on the world’s efforts to eradicate polio. He has a blog on polio and his forthcoming book here: http://poliohunt.wordpress.com/

- See more at: http://jmsc.hku.hk/people/thomas-abraham/

Twitter: @poliohunt 

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, September 23