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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
If you do not want to sit around waiting for a leak before you can unveil systematic tax avoidance

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Learning from other professions: Dutch Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations, short SOMO, recently unveiled how little tax a Canadian mining company paid in Greece http://www.somo.nl/publications-en/Publication_4177. In this workshop the two researches explain, how they did it, including two methods: 1) Corporate structure mapping (sources: Orbis, Dutch Chamber of Commerce, annual reports and SEC filings) and red flags of tax avoidance and 2) FDI data analysis, identifying the mailbox company percentage in bilateral investment flows (involving the Netherlands, in future this will be possible with more jurisdictions due to changing data collection rules of the OECD). They will provide a step-by-step-guide to journalists.

Speakers
avatar for Katrin McGauran

Katrin McGauran

Senior Researcher, SOMO
Katrin McGauran is a member of SOMO’s Economic Justice and Production & Consumption teams and coordinates SOMO’s Tax Justice Programme. Before joining SOMO as a researcher in 2009, Katrin worked for a number of NGOs on issues ranging from human rights to EU justice and home affairs issues (Statewatch, London). She has written extensively on migrants’ rights and law in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands and has co-written a... Read More →
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Roos van Os

Program Manager / Senior Researcher, SOMO
Roos van Os joined SOMO as a Researcher in 2008. She focuses on economic justice and democracy issues, fair trade and investment regulation, private sector investment, corporate accountability and human rights issues. She has extensive experience at the EU level and in the Netherlands in both advocacy towards policy-makers and in research. Roos has worked on sustainable EU investment policies and the promotion of the Alternative Trade Mandate... Read More →


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

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