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2016 Jakarta World Forum for Media Development
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Wednesday, September 21 • 11:30 - 13:00
Investigative reporting in the 21st century

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Since the last World Forum on Media Development in 2012, investigative journalism has made headlines by uncovering stories with remarkable international impact: The NSA Files, the Panama Papers, YanukovychLeaks, and many others. Local groups and transnational initiatives have bloomed seemingly everywhere, giving new meaning to collaborative news production and proving that in a globalized world, the media play an indispensable role in scrutinizing corruption, crime, and politics, and in pushing the agenda for transparency and accountability. It has also shown that deep inquiries and print journalism are not dead. Indeed, investigative journalism has never been so exciting and impactful. Small amounts of international assistance have produced returns on investment in the billions of dollars in fines and settlements, not to mention lives saved. Despite all this, the field remains risky and chronically underfunded, and strives to find sustainable business models. Investigative reporting deserves better recognition as a journalistic practice that works primarily for the a public interest. What can be done to better support its development?

Moderators
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Patrick Butler

Vice President-Programs, International Center for Journalists
Patrick Butler, USA, is Vice President for Programs at the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), a non-profit organization whose programs empower journalists and engage citizens with new technologies and best practices. He oversees the development and execution of ICFJ programs, supervises program personnel, and delivers training. He was previously program director and director of training at ICFJ. He has worked for a number of U.S... Read More →

Speakers
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Hamish Boland-Rudder

Online editor, The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)
Hamish Boland-Rudder, Australia, joined International Consortium of Investigative Journalist (ICIJ) as online editor in 2014 and has worked on every major project since then. This has included the Panama Papers, Swiss Leaks and Luxembourg Leaks investigations into offshore finance, investigations into Australian mining companies in Africa, and the impact of World Bank projects on vulnerable communities. He was previously an online producer and... Read More →
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Wahyu Dhyatmika

Editor, AJI
Wahyu Dhyatmika, Indonesia, is a managing editor at Tempo Newsroom, the newsgathering unit of Tempo Media Group. He is also an activist and a board member of the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Indonesia, a journalists’ association and press union that promotes freedom of the press. Prior to his current appointment he was managing editor of Tempo’s Investigative Desk where he was involved in both in-country and... Read More →
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David Kaplan

Executive Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network
David E. Kaplan is executive director of Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), the international association of investigative reporting organizations, with 138 member groups in 62 countries. He has worked as an investigative journalist for more than 30 years, reported from two dozen countries, and won or shared more than 25 awards. He has managed nonprofit newsrooms, investigative teams, and numerous cross-border projects. During the... Read More →
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Miranda Patrucic

Regional Editor, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
Miranda Patrucic is toonaangevend redacteur bij The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) en verantwoordelijk voor de regio van de Balkan tot Centraal-Azië. Ze krijgt half november in Washington de prestigieuze Knight International Award 2016 uitgereikt. Patrucic is gespecialiseerd in het onthullen van corruptieschandalen, bijvoorbeeld het Telecom-schandaal in Oezbekistan en het schandaal... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2016 11:30 - 13:00
Function Hall

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