The 12th Global Investigative Journalism Conference shifted its focus to the Asia-Pacific on Day 4, amid a hectic 48 hours schedule.
Reflecting the conference’s global audience, sessions and workshops ran almost continuously from 6:15pm AEDT on Wednesday (Day 3) to 6:00am AEDT on Friday (Day 5).
The focus was firmly on Asia and the Pacific throughout Thursday, with JNI organising and leading several sessions.
It was an opportunity to hear from leading journalists throughout the region, including from reporters in Japan, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Australia.
Day 4 highlights included:
- A discussion about innovative storytelling techniques, led by JNI’s Grants Director Lisa Main.
- A panel discussion about press freedom in Asia featuring several journalists who contributed to our News in Asia report.
- A session exploring The Guardian’s JNI-supported Pacific Plunder series, led by JNI’s Education Director Andrea Ho.
- A discussion on Asia Pacific reporting collaborations with journalists JNI brought together as part of its Asian Stories initiative.
The first two days of the conference focused largely on the challenges and dangers facing journalists around the world, including personal attacks, disinformation, public disillusionment with democratic institutions, and authoritarianism.
The final day of GIJC will start on Friday, with a session on fundraising for investigations, featuring JNI’s Lisa Main.