Asia’s Investigative Journalists meet in Nepal

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Walter „Robby“ Robinson was the star of Uncovering Asia, the largest conference for investigative journalism in Asia. 370 journalists from 50 countries travelled to Kathmandu to attend the event and every single one wanted a selfie with the 70-year-old. The conference is hosted biennially by the KAS Media Programme Asia in cooperation with the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN).

Torben Stephan (centre), Director of the KAS Media Programme Asia, together with the three Pulitzer award winners (from the left) Esther Htusan, Martha Mendoza and Walter Robinson (photo: private).

Torben Stephan (centre), Director of the KAS Media Programme Asia, together with the three Pulitzer award winners (from the left) Esther Htusan, Martha Mendoza and Walter Robinson (photo: private).

Famous “Robby” led Boston Globe’s investigation team Spotlight that uncovered the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal in 2002, made famous by Hollywood. Robinson, editor and Pulitzer Prize winner, played by Michael Keaton in the Oscar-winning film, was the perfect fit as Keynote Speaker in Nepal.

No less renowned Esther Htusan (Yangon) and Martha Mendoza (Bangkok), shared their research on forced labour in Southeast Asia’s fishing industry, yet another Pulitzer Prize-winning series which resulted in freeing 2,000 slaves. The Panama Papers, to which several of the Asian participants had contributed, ran like a continuous thread through the 60 workshops, panels and trainings offered at the event. The official conference hashtag #IJAsia16 reached 10 million users on Twitter and garnered an amazing 70 million impressions.

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Singapore, October 28, 2016

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Torben Stephan

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Torben Stephan
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