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?

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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... Read More →

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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... Read More →
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Wahyu Dhyatmika

Executive Editor, Tempo Media Group
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... 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 155 member groups in 68 countries. He has worked as an investigative journalist for more than 30 years, reported from... Read More →
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Miranda Patrucic

Regional Editor, OCCRP Sarajevo
Miranda Patrucic is an investigative reporter based in Sarajevo. She is regional editor for Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP ), focusing on Central Asia, the Balkans and the Caucasus. Highlights of her work include exposing billions in telecom bribes in Uzbekistan... Read More →

Wednesday September 21, 2016 11:30 - 13:00 PDT
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