Khairil Yusof

Coordinator, Co-founder and Developer, Sinar Project

Khairil Yusof is the founder of Sinar Project, an organisation that collates patchy government statistics and turn them into useable data for the public and journalists. His background is a programme consultant with broad experience in managing, developing and implementing innovative development programmes for government, international organizations and civil society, that directly or indirectly involve digital technologies with limited resources in politically or technically constrained environments. He has extensive cross-practice and cross-sector experience implementing programmes for UN agencies, governments and civil society in Asia-Pacific including digital rights, human rights, labour rights and environment. Also strong technical background in software development and systems administration with open source software, specifically FreeBSD and Linux operating systems, Python language and Plone CMS. Current area of interest is in applying innovative methods of open data and standards, for transparency and anti-corruption.

Khairil is speaking at

October 6, 2018
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Seasons (Lobby Floor)


  • Tateiwa Yoichiro (Speaker) Executive Director, Japan Center for Money and Politics
  • Malou Mangahas (Speaker) Executive Director, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
  • Khairil Yusof (Speaker) Coordinator, Co-founder and Developer, Sinar Project
  • Pinar Dag (Moderator) Lecturer/co-founder, Data Journalism Turkey Platform


How can journalists use data on money and politics to do better reporting on elections, government and public accountability? Here are three great examples from Japan, Malaysia and the Philippines, showing how journalists are mining data to reveal the influence of money on politics in three very different environments.

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