Mark your calendars!

Uncovering Asia: The 1st Asian Investigative Journalism Conference, a breakthrough event, will be held in Manila on Nov. 22-24, 2014.

The conference will bring together top investigative reporters, data journalists, and media law and security experts from across Asia and around the world.

It will mark as well two other important occasions: a special reception honoring the 25th anniversary of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, one of the world’s pioneering nonprofit media centers; and the UN-designated International Day to End Impunity on November 23.

Award-winning journalists and experts on data analysis and visualization, business investigations, corruption, crime, and cross-border collaboration will conduct workshops, including:

* Advanced online search techniques by Internet sleuth Paul Myers of the BBC.

* Tracking business across borders with Investigative Dashboard by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project.

* Uncovering hidden assets with the Offshore Leaks Database of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

Among the speakers are:

* Mar Cabra, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

* Ying Chan, University of Hong Kong Media Studies Centre

* Umar Cheema, The News/Center for Investigative Reporting Pakistan

* Reg Chua, Thomson Reuters

* Sheila Coronel, Columbia University School of Journalism

* Kunda Dixit, Nepal Center for Investigative Journalism

* Govindraj Ethiraj, IndiaSpend

* David Kaplan, Global Investigative Journalism Network

* Malou Mangahas, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

* Nils Mulvad, Investigative Reporting Denmark

* Paul Myers, BBC

* Syed Nazakat, The Week, India

* Peter Noorlander, Media Legal Defence Initiative

* Paul Radu, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

* Giannina Segnini, Columbia University

* Drew Sullivan, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

* Yoichiro Tateiwa, NHK, Japan

Uncovering Asia is hosted by the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, with additional support from the Open Society Foundations.

GIJN is composed of nonprofit investigative journalism organizations that produce stories, conduct training, provide resources, and encourage the creation of similar nonprofit groups.

PCIJ is a founding member of GIJN.

GIJN was created in 2003 when more than 300 journalists from around the world gathered for the second Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Since then it has grown to more than 100 member organizations in 45 countries.

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