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“Those Who Unearth the Truth”

After a weekend of training, meeting and collaboration sessions, over 370 investigative journalists from 50 countries piled into a banquet room to hear the keynote speech by The Boston Globe’s Walter “Robby” Robinson. The famed editor of the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative Spotlight team addressed the next generation of reporters in the room as “those who unearth the truth.” Continue Reading →

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Exposing Slavery: Tips From AP’s Pulitzer Winners

Linking stories of slavery to big global brands forces change and moves readers and decision-makers to action. Hear from AP reporters about their Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into the fishing industry in Southeast Asia. Continue Reading →

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Internet Detective: Stalking and Busting 101

In a fully-packed session at the Uncovering Asia 2016 conference in Nepal, Myers demonstrated exactly how journalists can use tools and information available online to investigate subjects and sources. And how to avoid being discovered. Continue Reading →

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Investigating Nepal

The last two decades have been challenging ones 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 Nepal’s 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. Continue Reading →

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How To Find Data for Asia

As Mar Cabra of the Panama Papers team stated at the plenary session of the Second Asian Investigative Journalism Conference, massive electronic leaks are the new norm. Indeed, the smart use of data by journalists generally has been vital in uncovering big business scandals, exposing corruption, and revealing malpractices in both government and private sectors. And Asia and Asian journalists are an integral part of this global trend. At the conference Saturday morning, three well known data journalists from Asia shared their experience on how they collect data for stories and the challenges of digging out more than is publicly available. “It is not easy to get data from the governments in Asia,” observed Adek Media Roza, head of Katadata’s research unit in Jakarta, Indonesia. Continue Reading →

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