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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. Until the change in government this year, Zunar had faced a decade of persecution. Malaysian authorities charged him with nine counts of sedition, threatening him with over 40 years in prison. Continue Reading →

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Who’s Coming to IJAsia18

Thinking of joining us at the 3rd Asian Investigative Journalism Conference? Here are 50 great reasons to go. We’re putting together a world-class line-up of top investigative reporters, pioneering data journalists, and experts in law and security. For three days in Seoul, from October 5-7, we’ll share, network, and learn from the best in the business. We’ve got top editors Maria Ressa of Rappler, Steven Gan of Malaysiakini, Wahyu Dhyatmika of Tempo and Yong Jin Kim of Newstapa, along with hard-hitting Sreenivasan Jain of India’s NDTV and the great Umar Cheema of Pakistan’s The News. Continue Reading →

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FAQs

1. What is the Uncovering Asia 2018 conference? Uncovering Asia 2018 is the third major investigative journalism conference to be held in Asia. It is a skills-based training conference designed to strengthen the capacity and networks of investigative reporters, data journalists, and others engaged in watchdog, accountability journalism. The conference is hosted by the Global Investigative Journalism Network, the Korea Center for Investigative Journalism (Newstapa), and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. Continue Reading →

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Currency
The currency in South Korea is the Korean Won (KRW). The exchange rate is subject to market fluctuation, but usually US$1 equals approximately KRW 1,000. Banknotes come in denominations of 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, and 50,000. While most places accept credit card payments, it is a good idea to keep a stash of small denomination notes. Alert on ATMs: Although ATMs are widespread in Seoul, many foreign visitors report trouble using their cards in Korean machines. Continue Reading →

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