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!


Leon Willems

Free Press Unlimited
Senior Advisor International Partnerships
The Netherlands
Leon Willems is Senior Advisor International Partnerships at Free Press Unlimited, a Netherlands based international Press Freedom Organisation working in over 50 countries globally, focusing on media in shrinking civic space and the resilience and viability of journalism. Free Press Unlimited is also one of the worlds leaders in emergency support to Journalists In Danger and is currently carrying out a cold case investigation project into journalist murder, a Safer world for the Truth.Free Press Unlimited promotes collaborative journalism for social justice and social accountability, fostering cooperation between Civil Society actors, Journalism and Government actors at the local, regional and international level.
Currently Willems is advisor to the CEO of Free Press Unlimited. His expertise include international partnership development and international policy and advocacy.  In that capacity he represents Free Press Unlimited in the Consultative Network of the Media Freedom Coalition.Mr. Willems led Free Press Unlimited as Director of Policy and Programmes for ten years and served two terms as chairperson of the Steering Committee of the Global Forum for Media Development in that period, working for the inclusion of Public access to information in Agenda 2030, the UN Sustainable Development Goals.