Namrata Sharma

Chairperson, Centre For Investigative Journalism (CIJ) Nepal

Namrata Sharma is the chairperson of the Centre for Investigative Journalism, Nepal. She is an editor and senior journalist with Nepali magazine Women’s Voice. She has over twenty years of experience in Nepal’s print media and writes regularly on gender issues. Namrata is an active Women's human rights defender.

Namrata is speaking at

Crime & Corruption
October 6, 2018
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Jade (3rd Floor)



Slavery is thought by many to have been banished in an earlier age, but millions of people remain in forced labor around the world. Migrant workers, who account for some 60% of the world’s 244 million international migrants, are particularly susceptible to abuse, as are those trafficked and pressed into prostitution. Here are four journalists on the cutting-edge of reporting on this major human rights issue, with perspectives from Indonesia, Nepal, Taiwan and the US. The group includes AP's Martha Mendoza, who shared a 2016 Pulitzer Prize for helping free 2,000 slaves in Indonesia. 

October 6, 2018
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Topaz (3rd Floor)


  • Thomas Abraham (Speaker) Author and journalist, retired Professor of Journalism HKU, Hong Kong University
  • Mariko Tsuji (Speaker) Journalist, Waseda chronicle
  • Akihiko Ozaki (Speaker) Medical Doctor, Medical Governance Research Institute
  • Namrata Sharma (Moderator) Chairperson, Centre For Investigative Journalism (CIJ) Nepal
  • Ding Zeng (Speaker) Journalist,


From infectious disease epidemics to the pharmaceutical industry, from the quality of health care to fraud and fake drugs, covering medicine and health is a rich but challenging topic for investigative journalists. One needs a knowledge of science with an enterprising approach to sources and data. Here are three varied approaches that offer a gold mine of ideas on topics like tracking response to disease outbreaks, drug safety, and industry payoffs to doctors. 

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