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The Impact of Environmental Degradation

Last week’s earthquake and tsunami, which killed and displaced thousands in Palu, Indonesia, is the latest example of just how much destruction environmental disasters can create. But plenty catastrophes don’t lead to immediate casualties, and instead have disastrous long-term impact. That’s where investigative journalists come in. Continue Reading →

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It’s the Economy, Stupid! What the Korean Peace Process Boils Down To for Kim Jong-un

Three reporting veterans of inter-Korean relations met Friday at the Uncovering Asia conference in Seoul to discuss their perspectives on the Korean Peace Process. While the reporters spoke about the trajectory of negotiations over the peace treaty and denuclearization, all three pointed to North Korea’s main interest in pursuing talks with the South, taking a page from Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign: It’s the economy, stupid! Continue Reading →

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Malaysia: After Decades of Autocracy, How Do You Rebuild a Free Press?

Now that the dust has settled following Malaysia’s unprecedented election result in May, which saw the Barisan Nasional coalition ousted for the first time in the country’s history, journalists want the new Pakatan Harapan government to realize promises made during the heat of the campaign. Malaysian journalists share what changes they would like to see to government rules, regulations and policies that have long impacted their work. Continue Reading →

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IJAsia18 Sells Out!

Thanks to an overwhelming response by Asia’s journalists, the third Asian Investigative Journalism Conference is now sold out. We expect over 400 journalists, press freedom advocates, media lawyers, scholars, and security experts from nearly 50 countries to join us in Seoul on October 5-7.

Still interested in attending? You can get on our waiting list. Continue Reading →

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Thailand Foreign Correspondents Club Statement on Banning of Myanmar Program

The professional membership of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand is deeply disappointed by the decision of the Thai authorities to shut down a planned discussion about a hard-hitting report by the United Nations Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar released last month. The report recommended prosecution of Myanmar’s military leaders for alleged genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes in ethnic minority areas. Continue Reading →

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Political Cartoonist Zunar to Keynote IJAsia18 in Seoul

Famed Malaysian political cartoonist Zunar will keynote the 3rd Asian Investigative Journalism Conference this October 6 in Seoul, South Korea. A cartoonist since 1973, Zunar (Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque) has attracted international attention for his sharp satirical humor. The cartoonist brings the heart of an investigative journalist to his craft, digging into the corrupt acts of senior officials and other abuses of power. Continue Reading →

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One-on-One Mentoring at IJAsia18: Data Journalism and Sustainable Journalism

GIJN is excited to offer one-on-one mentoring on data journalism and sustainable journalism practices at the upcoming Asian Investigative Journalism Conference in Seoul this October 5-7. These special sessions are in addition to our regular panels and workshops, and are designed to give personalized feedback and advice on the challenges you and your organization face. Continue Reading →

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