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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 • 10:45 - 11:45
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Bosian mines, A Balkan-Israel Collaboration. One of the rare public supporters of Israeli during deadly shelling in Gaza has always been Republika Srpska, a Serbian entity in Bosnia and Herzegovina. But the investigation of Israeli journalist Uri Blau and Slovene journalist Blaz Zgaga reveals that political support is usually connected with shady deals. Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman established good relations with Republika Srpska president Milorad Dodik and Lieberman's personal friend Anatoly Segal became one of the major competitors for privatization of one of the biggest iron ore mines in the region. Additionally, Dodik's villa in the elite part of Belgrade is rented by Israel as a residence of its ambassador to Serbia.

The Couchsurfing Rapist: How to unveil the abusers. This year-long journalistic investigation was carried out by the reporters of IRPI and is rolled out with an unprecedented collaboration on this kind of topic simultaneously by The Southern China Morning Post in Hong Kong, CBC in Canada, L’Espresso in Italy, the Guardian in the UK, Correct!v in Germany, Newsweek in Poland, the Sydney Morning Herald in Australia, Investigace in Czech Republic, TVI in Portugal. A group formed by 14 girls got in touch with IRPI reporters over a year ago. They all alleged having been drugged and possibly sexually assaulted by an Italian policeman who used the host-a-traveller website Couchsurfing.com. The man is currently jailed for having allegedly raped a 16-year-old from Australia who he hosted always through the popular platform. IRPI reconstructed the personal experience of each girl of the 14. It then contacted media from each country the alleged victims are from, providing an original angle that could represent the memories of each. All the media that embarked on this massive work put an immense amount of work, effort and passion into this and IRPI wants to thanks them all, for having believed in the potential of the story and for treating it with the maximum care and sensitivity possible. IRPI received the first hint on the story via its whistleblowing platform Irpileaks - based on Globaleaks software. https://irpi.eu/global-coverage-of-italian-policeman-using-couchsurfing-to-drug-and-assault-travellers/

The water project: Six-month data-driven investigation, The Water Fund: Spain Supplies Latin America analyzes the biggest cooperation program in Spain. The cross-border enquiry used data analysis to plan the reports on the ground in six Latin American countries. http://www.elconfidencial.com/especial/espana/fondo-agua-latam_5/

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Cecilia Anesi

Legal Representative, IRPI
Cecilia Anesi is a reporter with and founder of the Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI), a centre for investigative journalism in Italy. Before creating IRPI, she co-authored the investigative journalism documentary Toxic Europe which won the Best International Organised... Read More →
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Alessia Cerantola

reporter, IRPI (Investigative Reporting Project Italy)
Alessia Cerantola is a journalist, co-founder and reporter of the Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI). In 2013 she was a Transatlantic Media Fellow at the Center for Strategic  and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C.. Since 2007 her reports and features from Italy, Japan, South Korea, and the US have been published and broadcast by a cross section of media including... Read More →
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Jesús Escudero

Data Journalism Team, El Confidencial
Jesús Escudero is a member of the first data journalism unit ever created in a Spanish media organization, in El Confidencial. Infogr.am Ambassador, he has also conducted several workshops... Read More →
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Giulio Rubino

Journalist, IRPI media
Giulio Rubino is a freelance journalist. He studied a the Sapienza University of Rome. In 2007 he has worked as a freelance journalist in Argentina and Bolivia. He wrote for Italian papers and magazines such as Terra, Il Manifesto, Carta. In 2011 he co-authored Toxic Europe - an investigative... Read More →
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Blaz Zgaga

freelance investigative journalist
Blaž Zgaga is a freelance investigative journalist living in Slovenia and is co-author of the trilogy In the Name of the State, which explores arms smuggling in the Balkans during the conflicts of the 1990s. He is regularly publishing in Croatian magazine Nacional. After disclosure of a US DIA secret operation in 2000, he was prosecuted for - and later cleared of charges of - revealing military secrets. I... Read More →

Saturday May 9, 2015 10:45 - 11:45 CEST
1.24 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

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