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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
ECtHR standards on the protection of whistleblowers: tips for journalists

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Whistleblowers are a crucial source of information in journalism. Reporting of misconduct or illegal practices is one of the most important practices which contributes towards holding public and private institutions to account. Many international instruments including the case law of the European Court of Human Rights protects whistleblowers. Yet, in their daily work journalists face practical question such as: is it important to know the motives of the whistleblower; what criteria should be fulfilled by a whistleblower to be entitled to protection; should a whistleblower disclose information firstly within the organisation; what if a whistleblower discloses the information only to the media? This presentation aims to present the standards for the protection of whistleblowers established by the European Court of Human Rights and practical tips for journalists dealing with whistleblowing cases.

Moderators
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Stefan Candea

Stefan Candea is a freelance journalist
Stefan Candea is a freelance journalist and co-founder in 2001 of the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism (CRJI), an investigative non-profit registered in Bucharest, Romania. He started Sponge , an open and collaborative media innovation Lab for Eastern Europe. The Lab created an in-depth magazine, The Black Sea, a lifeboat for journalism in the region. He is the initiator of Investigative SmartGrid, a new, open business model for a... Read More →

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Flutura Kusari

Media Lawyer
Flutura Kusari is a human rights activist focusing on media law. Flutura has worked for different civil society organisations in Kosovo for ten years including the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network and the Kosovar Stability Initiative on projects related to human rights, media, rule of law and the judicial system. | For several years Flutura has legally edited complex investigative articles and TV programs and worked closely with... Read More →


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

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