Editor-in-chief, The Reporter
Sherry Hsueh-Li Lee is the editor-in-chief of The Reporter and adjunct assistant professor of the Graduate Institute of Journalism at National Taiwan University. Sherry endeavors to explore new possibilities of Taiwanese media and to facilitate more cross-border collaborations in investigative journalism. She has published two award-winning books in the past two years, Far Sea Fishery And Slavery At Sea (2017) and In Their Teens, In Their Ruin (2018). She has won several SOPA awards for her investigative reports. She was a Sauvé Scholar of McGill University and a visiting scholar of the Universities Service Centre for China Studies at Chinese University of Hong Kong.
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Migrants and refugees have become a pressing topic not only for journalists but for politicians, police, and the general public. The number of international migrants reached 258 million in 2017, up a striking 49% since 2000, according to UN data. That's enough people to make up the fifth most populous country on Earth.
There is no shortage of great investigative stories to do: deadly smuggling routes that have killed thousands, a shadowy industry of brokers and smugglers, the fate of prostitution and forced labor that await many, and misspent or misused aid money. This is an issue likely to grow even greater in importance. If you want to know where the stories are and how to report on them, this session is for you.
Here is a chance to meet leading Asian journalists interested in strengthening the growing ties among investigative reporters in region where 60% of humanity lives. There is a lot happening in Asian muckraking -- cross-border collaborations, new networks, nonprofits, donors, conferences. Come meet your colleagues in this informal session, do some brainstorming, and get excited about the future.