Ian Yee • TEDxUniversityofMalaya
The Power of Journalism
Ian Yee is the deputy executive editor and producer of R.AGE, an international award-winning documentary journalism team based in Malaysia. The team specializes in investigative journalism, and is perhaps best known for its "Predator in My Phone" series, which helped expose the imminent criss of online child sexual grooming in Malaysia. It's latest investigative project, "Student/Trafficked", has already spurred action among various government agencies to tackle the trafficking of students through bogus Malaysian colleges. Ian calls R.AGE's work "impact journalism", because their projects aren't just about exposing problems and issues, but also providing clear action campaigns for the public to play an active role in solving those problems. These projects have helped the team win 18 major awards over the past two years, including the World Young Reader Prize, World Digital Media Awards, Asian Media Awards, United Nations Malaysia Award, and Malaysia's top journalism prize, the Kajai Award.