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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 • 14:00 - 15:00
Greece and Germany – The corruption portfolio

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Kicking off a new cross-border project. Corruption is a financial and political problem in Greece. Since the beginning of the euro-crisis there has been a lot of criticism - especially from Germany. But in a strikingly high number of cases detected so far German companies are involved. Mapping of cases, industries, briberies and money flows - combining data journalism with an investigative approach.

With the input of data based on judicial files and criminal investigations in both countries, the project will address a series of queries with the ambition to challenge wide-spread perceptions:

What is the role of the banks? If they are the “circulatory system” of bribery schemes, where is this system physically located? Can it be mapped and visualized?
What have been the legal and the real world consequences for companies and individuals from both countries implicated in the bribery cases?
Bribery has routinely been treated as a purely financial transaction but what about the political factor?
Can we establish a correlation between Greece’s debt and deals involving bribery?
What about companies from other countries?
Programmers, Web-Developers or Journalists with ideas to expand the data with their own research welcome.

Speakers
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Nikolas Leontopoulos

Nikolas Leontopoulos is an Athens-based freelance journalist. Since 2009 he has been covering the Greek crisis for outlets such as the New York Times (as contributing reporter) and Reuters (as a member of the investigative team that published a series of special reports on Greece’s banks and the political system). He is the co-founder of ThePressProject International, an English-speaking website about Greece and of Reporters United, a news... Read More →
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Elisa Simantke

Elisa Simantke lives in Berlin and works as a political reporter for Tagesspiegel covering EU politics. She is a studied economist and likes to focus on the economical backround of politics. In 2014 she published the cross border report "Europoly - Privatisation under the Troika" about the severe consequences of the creditors' demands for the EU-crisis countries (Ireland, Cyprus, Greece, Portugal).


Saturday May 9, 2015 14:00 - 15:00
1.22 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

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