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Dataharvest/EIJC, the European Investigative and Data Journalism Conference organised by Journalismfund.eu, is the most relevant networking event for investigative and data journalists in Europe. Dataharvest/EIJC15 will take place on Friday 8, Saturday 9 and Sunday morning 10 May 2015, with a pre-conference Hackaton on Thursday 7 May. Like the previous years, the conference will take place in the centre of Brussels.
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Saturday, May 9 • 09:30 - 10:30
The 'Macht ohne Kontrolle' (Power Without Control) making-of

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Greek cartoons depict Germans as Nazis, and German media depict Greeks as lazy and corrupt. Anglosaxon media draw yet another picture about banking and oligarchs – and all European tax payers’ money is involved. Harald Schumann from Germany tries to cut through national rethorics and uses close collaboration with economists to depict the situation for French and German tv-viewers. Carried by a personal storytelling style the viewers are guided through the situation. The method: thorough bread-and-butter-journalism: Interviews, reading documents, more interviews, reading more documents. But Harald Schumann notes three significant experiences: National media have failed in telling the whole story, when Schumann and his team travelled the crisis-countries, all information had been unveiled, but this was not reported elsewhere; parliaments fail to control the troika both on EU and national level – so how should journalists deal with post-democracy?; understanding the economics behind the politics is crucial. Hence the inclusion of numerous scholars, and yes, they are Keynesian, thus the right ones to challenge the decision by those in power who follow the neo-classical economic school. Journalists must surmount their economic illiteracy, if they want to tell the whole story.

http://www.arte.tv/guide/de/051622-000/macht-ohne-kontrolle-die-troika, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6aNwBwEm6U, http://www.tagesspiegel.de/politik/eurokrise-die-troika-macht-ohne-kontrolle/11406286.html, previous film http://www.arte.tv/guide/de/048116-000/staatsgeheimnis-bankenrettung

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Brigitte Alfter

Editor Europe, Journalismfund.eu
Journalist in Europe | | Co-founder of Journalismfund.eu, Dataharvest.eu, Wobbing.eu, Farmsubsidy.org, I-Scoop.org | | Member of www.icij.org, www.fuj.dk, www.netzwerkrecherche.de, www.journalistforbundet.dk | | Blogging at www.journalisten.dk | | Former Brussels correspondent at www.information.dk | | Read more on www.alfter.dk

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Harald Schumann

Sernior Reporter, Tagesspiegel
European journalism must follow the economic integration. The purely national perspective produces almost ever bad results and repeats only the propaganda those in power want us to report....

Saturday May 9, 2015 09:30 - 10:30
1.21 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

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