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Saturday, October 10 • 12:00 - 13:00
How to Investigate Disasters

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Three investigative reporters presents how to investigate disasters.

Shaking Things Up - Looking at this year's Nepal earthquake reporting before, during and after disasters.

Editor Kunda Dixit in Nepali Times was in the midst of it when the earth started shaking in his hometown Kathmandu.25th of April 2015. The giant 7.8 earthquake caused catastrophic scenes in and around the city.

"An earthquake hitting Kathmandu Valley is like all-out nuclear war. If you think about it too much you’ll go mad", he wrote in his blog EastWest in January 2010. Repeatedly he had written about the threath of The Big One that was sure to hit Nepal - again.

The tsunami and the nuclear disaster

Chief investigative Correspondent at Japanese broadcaster NHK, Yoichiro Tateiwa, focuses on how his team of Nuclear Watch uncovers what’s happening in Fukushima Daiichi.  The TV station ran a story featuring the CEO of Tokyo Electric Power Company thinking that Japanese government set schedule of the decommissioning process is not realistic.

The story was followed by criticism against government in the Diet session and the government later revised the schedule. NHK also aired the story that things are far from under-control on the day Japanese prime minister made a speech at IOC meeting based on the analysis of what TEPCO disclosed.

A new start-up that intends to stay on the story - for long

Despite the financial challenges it’s facing, the mainstream media, with the help of social media, still does a great job at bringing us breaking news, and some exceptional reporting. 

But we all know its attention span can be very short.  Yet massively important things keep happening in crisis and disaster zones after the spotlight has gone – sometimes the most important things, precisely because the mainstream media has stopped watching. But how can the world address disasters without fully understanding them? 

The new start-up Coda are designing a new model of covering disasters and crises that will allow journalists to stay on the story, providing deep, intimate insight into complex events that shape our world.    

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Yohan Shanmugaratnam

Foreign news editor/board member, Klassekampen/SKUP
Yohan Shanmugaratnam is the international news editor at the Norwegian daily Klassekampen, and a SKUP board member. He started working as a journalist in 2004 and has been a Skup board member since 2012.

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Natalia Antelava

Journalist and editor, Coda Story
A co-founder of Coda, Natalia is an Emmy-nominee and award winning journalist. Natalia is originally from Tbilisi, Georgia where she is currently based. She started her career freelancing in West Africa but has since been BBC’s resident correspondent in the Caucasus, Central... Read More →
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Kunda Dixit

Editor and Publisher, Nepali Times
Kunda Dixit is the Editor and Publisher of Nepali Times, a weekly English language newspaper in Kathmandu. He writes about the media’s interface with climate, conflict, and communications. He is the author of the media textbook, Dateline Earth: Journalism As If the Planet Mattered... Read More →
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Yoi Tateiwa

Executive Editor, Seeds for News Japan
Yoichiro Tateiwa is Executive Editor of Seeds for News, a nonprofit investigative journalism in Japan. He is also the co-founder of Factcheck Initiative Japan, the first organization solely conducting fact-checking in Japan. He promoted the first fact checking project on the General... Read More →

Saturday October 10, 2015 12:00 - 13:00 CEST
Lillehammer 1-2 (Keynote hall)

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