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Cambodia’s Relentless Clamp Down on Press Freedom

Cambodia’s media climate was once among the freest in Southeast Asia, but in the past year Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government has shut down more than 30 radio stations, ejected international nongovernmental organizations promoting democracy and press freedom, jailed journalists and enacted restrictive laws curtailing the media’s freedom of expression. Continue Reading →

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One Man’s Mission to Spread Data Journalism Across Southeast Asia

Despite increasing state-control, violence against journalists and other threats to press freedom, Southeast Asian journalists are increasingly delving into data journalism and other forms of innovative storytelling and creating a greater impact than ever before — thanks in no small part to Malaysian data journalist Kuang Keng Kuek Ser. Continue Reading →

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They Won’t Back Down: Kazakhstan’s Feisty Newspaper

Three years after recovering from an attempt on his life, journalist Lukpan Akhmedyarov ditched his day job and began running a business. But he soon felt the itch to return. “I discovered that in an unfree country it is easier to be a journalist than it is to be an entrepreneur,”Akhmedyarov said. “At least we have a lot to write about.”

“Our entire staff of reporters was detained. They even took our intern.”Journalism has never been easy in Kazakhstan. Continue Reading →

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Maria Ressa Accepts WAN-IFRA Golden Pen of Freedom Award

Philippines investigative news site Rappler has been fighting impunity on two fronts for the past two years: the government in starting a brutal drug war and Facebook in becoming a tool for online state-sponsored hate to silence critical voices. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa gives an impassioned speech after receiving WAN-IFRA’s Golden Pen of Freedom Award, giving tribute to journalists and Filipinos holding the line and standing for the rule of law. Continue Reading →

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Fellowships To Attend the 2018 Asian Investigative Journalism Conference

Fellowship applications are now CLOSED. The deadline to apply for the IJAsia18 fellowship was June 1st, 2018, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -5). Winners will be notified via email by July 15th, 2018. Uncovering Asia (IJAsia) is the premier gathering of investigative and data journalists in Asia, held once every two years. This year we’re holding this unique event in Seoul, Korea, from October 5 to 7, co-hosted by the Global Investigative Journalism Network, the Korean Center for Investigative Journalism (Newstapa), and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. Continue Reading →

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Asian IJ Conference Heads to Seoul, October 5-7

We’re proud to announce that Uncovering Asia — the Asian Investigative Journalism Conference — is coming to Seoul, Korea, on October 5 to 7. This will be our third Asia conference, after groundbreaking events in Manila (2014) and Kathmandu (2016). The conference is the premier gathering of investigative and data journalists in Asia, held only once every two years. This year we’re holding #IJAsia18 in the center of South Korea’s bustling capital, at the four-star Millennium Seoul Hilton, and we’ve got an all-star lineup. We expect over 400 of Asia’s top journalists to join us. Continue Reading →

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