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Anemi Wick

Anemi Wick from Switzerland has been living in Vietnam and Southeast Asia since 2009 after working as a newspaper reporter in Berlin, Germany for several years. She graduated from The Swiss Journalism School MAZ, and from the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism with a Diploma in Multimedia Journalism.

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Bijoyeta Das

Bijoyeta Das is a journalist and photographer. She has reported from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand, Turkey, South Korea, South Africa and USA and holds a masters degree in Journalism from Northeastern University, USA and a photojournalism postgraduate diploma from Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. Das directs media development projects at Metta Center for Nonviolence.

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Bruce Avasadanond

Bruce Avasadanond is a journalist for Radio Thailand English Language Service. He completed his Master of Arts in Journalism at the Konrad Adenauer Ceneter for Journalism at Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. He is also a mentee of the World Federation of Science Journalism (WFSJ).

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Edi Utama

Edi Utama has been 25 years with Indonesia’s Antara News Agency; he was reporter and sub-editor , bureaus chief for Tokyo and Beijing and deputy executive editor. As a professional journalist, he was also contributor for The Jakarta Post and Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

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Germelina Lacorte

Germelina A. Lacorte writes for the Philippine Daily Inquirer from Mindanao. She belongs to the 2010 batch of journalist fellows of the Masters in Journalism Programme at the Asian Center for Journalism (ACFJ) at the Ateneo de Manila University.

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Iris Gonzales

Iris Gonzales is a Manila-based writer. She covers the economy for The Philippine Star and blogs about human rights and development issues for the London-based New Internationalist.

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Jofelle Tesorio

Jofelle P. Tesorio recently finished her MSc in Contemporary Asian Studies at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For her thesis, she studied the migration of highly educated Filipinos to Thailand and its implication on the ASEAN economic integration by 2015. She is currently finishing a parallel academic paper on migration of Indian professionals to Manila.

She was assistant editor for the Bangkok-based Asia News Network from 2006-2011, editor-in-chief of Philippine environmental weekly Bandillo ng Palawan, correspondent for the Philippine Daily Inquirer AFP and Women's Feature Service. She is also among the first batch of graduates of MA in Journalism and a holder of Diploma in Photo Journalism at ACFJ. She now works as correspondent for Jakarta-based Asia Calling and contributes stories for various Asian publications.

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KY Pung

Pung is the media representative of The Wall Street Journal in Malaysia and multi-tasking in various capacities. He is a Public Relations consultant and the Publisher of a travel and lifestyle magazine, where2, which he also edits. His past 25 years of newspaper work included that as Regional Associate Editor of the largest English daily.

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Rajneesh Bhandari

Bhandari is an independent multimedia journalist based in Nepal with nine years of journalism experience. His work has appeared in various national, regional and international media outlets including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Yahoo News, AFP, Asia Calling, Kantipur Television and others. He coordinates Media Gufa, an experiential event where journalists report news stories using social media, isolated in a room for 72 hrs. He has worked as the Multimedia Editor of European Journalism Center’s ThinkBrigade.org.

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Ravi Bajpai

Ravi Bajpai works as Multimedia Editor with one of India's leading national dailies Hindustan Times. His multimedia work on public health and development issues has been published in The Economist online. At Hindustan Times, Ravi is responsible for setting up the newspaper's multimedia news desk and kickstarting data journalism operations. He was a faculty at the Express Institute of Media Studies, a journalism training school in Indian capital Delhi managed by The Indian Express group. He is an alumnus of the the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines and the Indian Institute of Mass Communication in Delhi, India.