Event

Watchdog Asia Network Launch

Investigative journalism in Asia faces a number of challenges. With journalists being threatened and attacked and criminal libel laws frequently being used against them, the press freedom index across the continent remains low. As an answer to these various challenges, Watchdog Asia was founded in 2016 to support, promote and actively produce investigative journalism and ethical reporting across Asia. The network of senior journalists and editors from various Asian countries aims at strengthening independent cross-border and data-driven journalism by providing resources and networking opportunities to investigative journalists in Asia. The launch event will be an opportunity for an exclusive group of senior journalists, editors, think tank representatives and European officials to learn about Watchdog Asia's work and the existing challenges to investigative journalism across Asia. A light dinner and drinks will be provided.
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Venue

European Office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
Avenue de L'yser 11,
1040 Brussels
Belgium

Speakers

  • Ying Chan
    • Veteran Journalist
      • Media Consultant and Founding Director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong / Kunda Dixit
        • Editor and Publisher of Nepali Times
          • Nepal / Syed Nazakat
            • Founder and Editor-In-Chief
              • DataLEADS
                • India
                  Contact

                  Carolin Löprich

                  Carolin Löprich

                  Research Coordinator Multinational Development Policy Dialogue

                  carolin.loeprich@kas.de +32 2 66931 71 +32 2 66931 62