Friday, October 5
Plenary: Dealing with the New Threats
Friday, October 5
9:15 am - 10:30 am
Grand Ballroom (Lower Lobby)


  • Zaffar Abbas (Speaker) Editor, Dawn Newspaper, Pakistan
  • Maria Ressa (Speaker) CEO & Executive Editor, Rappler
  • Steven Gan (Speaker) Co-founder & Editor-in-chief, Malaysiakini
  • Sreenivasan Jain (Speaker) Managing Editor, NDTV
  • Eni Mulia (Speaker) Executive Director, Indonesia Network for Investigative Journalism (JARING)
  • Sheila Coronel (Moderator) Dean of Academic Affairs, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism


At a time when independent media is under siege in Asia -- and around the world -- we begin IJAsia18 with a discussion among prominent journalists working on the frontlines of censorship and political pressure. We've asked our distinguished panel to give us their best strategies to cope with the new era of legal and regulatory threats, online harassment and disinformation. Come hear how your colleagues are fighting back in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan and the Philippines. 

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