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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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Covering Minorities: Smart and Sensitive Reporting

When reporting on minorities and the disenfranchised, it’s critical to understand the historical-cultural context and sensitivities, a panel of veteran investigative journalists told participants at the Uncovering Asia 2016 conference in Nepal. Prangtip Daorueng from Thailand, Stella Paul from India, and Esther Htusan from Myanmar have all covered disenfranchised communities in their countries. Below are their tips on smart reporting, from story conceptualization to dealing with the aftermath. Finding the Story

“When you want to do a story about the minorities, start with the ordinary people who suffer.”Covering minorities is about the people, not power, Daorueng underscored. “Journalists like to check on politicians and tycoons. Continue Reading →

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Robinson Talks Spotlight, Accountability

Walter “Robby” Robinson led the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team during their Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into the Catholic Church coverup of sexual abuse by local priests. Robinson, who is now editor-at-large at the Boston paper, sat down for an interview with GIJN before his keynote speech at the Second Asia Investigative Journalism Conference in Nepal to discuss the experience, including techniques, challenges and lessons. (You can find Part Two of this interview here.)

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Spotlight Editor’s Inside Scoop on Investigative Reporting

Walter “Robby” Robinson oversaw the Spotlight investigation into the Catholic Church’s cover up of sexual abuse by priests. The Boston Globe’s editor-at-large shared the inside story with GIJN before his keynote speech at the 2nd Asia Investigative Journalism Conference in Nepal. Continue Reading →

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“Uncovering Asia” Kicks Off in Nepal

Corrupt authorities, be very afraid. The Uncovering Asia 2016 conference has assembled some 350 top reporters, data journalists, and media law and security experts from 45 countries to tool up, network and collaborate on cross-border investigative projects. Continue Reading →

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