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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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Thursday, May 7
 

10:00

Pre-Dataharvest Hack Day
Ahead of Dataharvest EIJC15 on Thursday May 7th we plan a hack day to crunch some data sets, so journalists (in collaboration with developers) can plan story ideas during the conference.
Focus will be on:
- EU spending – regional funds
- EU spending – farm subsidies (we have fresh data for two countries, all publications are due on April 30th)
- EU spending – FTS
- National spending according to EU rules – TED
- Data about chemicals – ECHA (agency guys will be around to guide us on what’s there, formats etc.)

Here's a pad for participants: http://pad.medialepfade.de/p/dataharvest-hack

Speakers
avatar for Georgiana Bere

Georgiana Bere

Developer, OpenKnowledge
I am a programmer and a data geek interested in government transparency and anti-waste initiatives. Most of my work revolves around public procurements from EU countries.
avatar for Holger Drewes

Holger Drewes

Technical Coordinatior, farmsubsidy.org / OKFDE
Holger coordinates technical development and data integration for FarmSubsidy.org, a website run by Journalismfund.eu and supported by OKF Germany integrating the subsidy data of the various EU member states. The platform aims to ease both access to and investigative work on top of this highly important data set, providing spending insights on a budget share being over a third of the total budget of the European Union. | | Holger lives... Read More →
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Data Journalist, Investico/One World
Adriana Homolová is a data journalist based in Amsterdam. She works as a data journalist at Investico a platform for investigative journalism and for the print and online magazine One World. She is passionate about coding, vector graphics and investigating government spending.
avatar for Victor Nitu

Victor Nitu

Developer, The Sponge Media Innovation Lab
avatar for Stefan Wehrmeyer

Stefan Wehrmeyer

Data Journalist, Correctiv
Stefan Wehrmeyer, Jg. 1987, arbeitet als Datenjournalist für das gemeinnützige Recherchebüro Correctiv in Berlin. Er ist seit 2009 in der Open-Data-Bewegung aktiv und betreibt seit 2011 das Portal FragDenStaat.de. Als Vorstandsmitglied der Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland setzte er sich für Informationsfreiheit und offene Daten in verschiedenen Bereichen ein. Er hat einen Master-Abschluss in IT-Systems Engineering... Read More →


Thursday May 7, 2015 10:00 - 17:00
1.25 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

12:00

(On invite) Pre-Dataharvest networking seminar on data journalism education
Pilot-seminar coordinated by Kian Mondial gathering people with expertise in data journalism education and training. We try to invite a group from a variety of European countries and representing different approaches spanning from university lecturers to journalists who provide mid-career training.

Speakers

Thursday May 7, 2015 12:00 - 19:00
1.23 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
 
Friday, May 8
 

10:00

Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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
avatar for Ides Debruyne

Ides Debruyne

Managing Director, Journalismfund.eu vzw
Ides Debruyne is cofounder and Managing Director of Journalismfund.eu.
avatar for Rafael Njotea

Rafael Njotea

Communication, Journalismfund.eu
Rafael Njotea (1986) is in charge of Journalismfund.eu's communication. He is not a journalist, although he holds them in high regard, #obvs. Languages and the written word will forever be his first love.


Friday May 8, 2015 10:00 - 10:20
1.21 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

10:20

Networking
Let's get to know each other a bit better before diving into the real stuff. Coordinated by Margo Smit.

Speakers
avatar for Margo Smit

Margo Smit

Ombudsman, Onderzoeksjournalist, NOS, Margo Smit Journalistiek
Margo Smit has been the Director of the Dutch-Flemish Association of Investigative Journalists until September 2015. Now she is working as ombudsman at the Dutch Broadcasting Foundation (NOS) and as an independent investigative journalist. Smit is author of several publications about freedom of information, investigative journalism and cross border investigations. She is also a frequent speaker and moderator on international conferences... Read More →


Friday May 8, 2015 10:20 - 11:00
1.21 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

11:00

Keynote: Why Cross-Border Journalism Matters
Cross-border journalism is considered the innovative method these years. The recent Lux and Swiss Leaks stories have caused a stir and draft legal adjustments in Europe. Marina Walker from the ICIJ is the coordinator behind the tax leak stories of the recent years. She’ll make a point on why cross-border collaborative investigative journalism is necessary in our time.

Moderators
avatar for Ides Debruyne

Ides Debruyne

Managing Director, Journalismfund.eu vzw
Ides Debruyne is cofounder and Managing Director of Journalismfund.eu.

Speakers
avatar for Marina Walker

Marina Walker

Deputy Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalism
Marina Walker Guevara is deputy director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, an independent network of reporters headquartered in Washington, DC. A native of Argentina, her investigations have won and shared more than 25 national and international awards, including from Long Island University’s George Polk Awards, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Overseas Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists... Read More →


Friday May 8, 2015 11:00 - 12:00
1.21 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

12:00

LuxLeaks and how to unveil tax havens in Europe
From LuxLeaks and onwards: the impressive and award-winning LuxLeaks revelations carried out by the ICIJ pointed out the problem of access to tax avoidance in the heart of Europe. But Luxembourg is not the only country with such provisions. Also other EU countries assist companies to avoid paying taxes in the country of activity, as recent research by Dutch think-tank SOMO shows. While LuxLeaks had a leak as starting point, SOMO started from scratch. Hear the methodology of both examples and learn how to unravel tax avoidance schemes.

Moderators
avatar for Margo Smit

Margo Smit

Ombudsman, Onderzoeksjournalist, NOS, Margo Smit Journalistiek
Margo Smit has been the Director of the Dutch-Flemish Association of Investigative Journalists until September 2015. Now she is working as ombudsman at the Dutch Broadcasting Foundation (NOS) and as an independent investigative journalist. Smit is author of several publications about freedom of information, investigative journalism and cross border investigations. She is also a frequent speaker and moderator on international conferences... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mar Cabra

Mar Cabra

Head of the Data & Research Unit, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Mar Cabra is hoofd van de Data & Research Unit van het International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) en in die functie spin in het web bij de Panama Papers en BahamaLeaks. Eerder werkte ze onder meer voor de BBC, de International Herald Tribune en The Huffington Post. Ze won de Spaanse Larra Award  als veelbelovendste journalist onder de 30. Cabra stond ook aan de wieg van de eerste... Read More →
avatar for Kristof Clerix

Kristof Clerix

Journalist, Knack
Kristof Clerix (*1978), Belgium, works as a reporter for the Belgian weekly news magzine Knack and previously reported for a Belgian magazine on international affairs. As member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), he collaborated on LuxLeaks, SwissLeaks, Evicted&Abandoned, the Panama Papers and Bahamas Leaks. | | Clerix has been working as a journalist in Belgium since 2002. After two years... Read More →
avatar for Minna Knus-Galan

Minna Knus-Galan

Investigative reporter, YLE, Finnish Broadcasting Company
Minna works for the investigative TV program MOT. She has done programs on tax havens (latest PanamaPapers), Bangladesh garment factories, corruption in development aid, elderly care, medicine, mining industry... Journalist of the Year 2014, 2014 Anders Chydenius – Freedom of Information award for investigating tax havens together with ICIJ: OffshoreLeaks and LuxLeaks. Topelius-award 2012. Co-organiser of the investigative journalism... Read More →
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 →


Friday May 8, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
1.19 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

12:00

Collaborate and Visualise – keeping track of news about corruption
Want to track who writes what about corruption? See the new tool developed by Transparency International. Collaboration and the use of technology are undeniably leading a revival in investigative journalism; however other external trends are also playing their part. In a world where people, money, and businesses can quickly and freely move across borders it means that crime and corruption are also going global. Investigating international corruption cases, following illicit flows of money across borders or just swathing through huge amounts of data files takes cooperation, technological expertise and many other skill sets. The European Corruption Observatory will not only provide a database of corruption stories but will provide a platform for exchange and networking among journalists, hackers, civil society, corruption experts and policy makers. This will help encourage further collaboration and assist users in finding key partners around the EU to further their investigations into corruption.

This seminar is organised by Transparency International and Journalismfund.eu, and financed by the European Commission.

Speakers
avatar for Alison Coleman

Alison Coleman

Project Coordinator, Transparency International EU Liaison Office
Alison is the Project Coordinator for the European Corruption Observatory, an online database of media reports on corruption and a meeting point for journalists, hackers, experts and all those interested in corruption.


Friday May 8, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
1.21 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

12:00

J-Lab (Farmsubsidy special)
SPECIAL: Meet colleagues from the Farmsubsidy.org team for a Q & A on EU farm subsidy data. The Journalism Lab is the place to meet, share experiences and skills and develop story ideas together. Coders, journalists, programmers and scholars alike are invited to get together here. The J-Lab runs continuously every day. You can arrange with colleagues to work on ideas or journalism methods, or you can walk in as you please and see what is going on.

Speakers
avatar for Holger Drewes

Holger Drewes

Technical Coordinatior, farmsubsidy.org / OKFDE
Holger coordinates technical development and data integration for FarmSubsidy.org, a website run by Journalismfund.eu and supported by OKF Germany integrating the subsidy data of the various EU member states. The platform aims to ease both access to and investigative work on top of this highly important data set, providing spending insights on a budget share being over a third of the total budget of the European Union. | | Holger lives... Read More →
avatar for Niels Mulvad

Niels Mulvad

Editor, Kaas & Mulvad
Nils Mulvad er redaktør og grunnlegger av Kaas & Mulvad. Fra 2001 til 2006 var han direktør for Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting, DICAR. Fra 2001 var han assosiert professor ved den Danske Journalisthøyskolen. Nils Mulvad var en av de to grunnleggerne av Global Investigative Journalism Network og sitter i organisasjonens styre. | | ---- | NILS MULVAD is editor at Kaas & Mulvad. From 2001-2006 he... Read More →


Friday May 8, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
1.07 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

13:00

Lunch
Friday May 8, 2015 13:00 - 14:00
4th floor Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

13:00

How to file a well-crafted complaint with the EU Ombudslady
Access to documents denied? You can file a complaint with the European Ombudsman. Meet one of her legal advisers and hear about the procedure and necessary content of a complaint. The legal adviser will also present examples of complaints that had principal character and what made them so important at the time of filing.

http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/home.faces

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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

Speakers
avatar for Fergal O'Regan

Fergal O'Regan

Head of Complaints and Inquiries Unit, EU Ombudsman office


Friday May 8, 2015 13:00 - 14:00
1.23 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

14:00

Nerves of Steel: How the EU gave carte blanche to health poisoners
European environmental rules, designed to protect EU citizens health, are largely decided by the very industries they are supposed to regulate. This is the main conclusion of an exclusive investigation conducted by a cross-border team of journalists and enriched with contributions gathered from different users through the collaborative journalism platform MobileReporter.info. The Italian daily “La Repubblica” has published the first of a series of text, multimedia and data features. This time-consuming project aims, particularly, to reveal evidence and consequences of the "law-restyling" made by the steel industry behind the scene, at the cost of citizens health and money.

http://www.journalismfund.eu/NervesOfSteel 

Speakers
avatar for Luuk Sengers

Luuk Sengers

Trainer, Lecturer, Investigative Journalist, Freelance journalist
Luuk Sengers Luuk Sengers is docent onderzoeksjournalistiek, onder meer aan de opleiding Internationale Research Journalistiek(IRJ). Daarnaast traint en adviseert hij professionals in het gebruik van onderzoekstechnieken. Samen met Mark Lee Hunter ontwikkelde Sengers de internationaal gewaardeerde Story-Based Inquiry methode, een systematische en snelle manier om onderzoek te doen.
avatar for Dino Trescher

Dino Trescher

Science journalist and founder of the Constart Correspondent Network, Constart Correspondent Network
Dino Trescher is a science journalist and founder of the Constart Correspondent Network, an alliance of 29 international journalists. He is based in Berlin, reporting on knowledge-intensive and socially relevant topics at the interface of science, technology and society. His work has been published in renowned media outlets in German and English. In addition, he teaches scientific writing at Alice Salomon University and moderates... Read More →
avatar for Stefano Valentino

Stefano Valentino

Stefano Valentino is an awarded Italian investigative, multimedia and entrepreneurial journalist based in Brussels. He is the Founder of MobileReporter, an experimental participative content-making platform which won the Google-funded IPI News Challenge Contest 2012. He is a specialist of green economy and holds the blog “L’Ambiente è di tutti” on the Italian largest online daily Repubblica.it, where he... Read More →


Friday May 8, 2015 14:00 - 15:00
1.22 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

14:00

SwissLeaks: How to turn a big leak into game-changing journalism
A collaborative investigation that exposed how the Swiss branch of one of the world’s biggest banks, HSBC, profited from doing business with tax dodgers and criminals around the world. Team members talk about how they reconstructed and mined the leaked financial data to find the patterns of wrongdoing that made headlines around the world and triggered official inquiries in several countries. Also: why the French journalists who obtained the data decided to share it with colleagues around the world rather than scoop them?

Speakers
avatar for Lars Bové

Lars Bové

Journalist, De Tijd
Lars Bové is a journalist at the Belgian newspaper De Tijd and a teacher in journalism in Brussels (Campus Persgroep) and Antwerp (Lessius Hogeschool). Bové began his reporting career in 2003, first as an investigative journalist for the Belgian magazine Humo and afterwards for the Belgian newspaper De Tijd. He specialized in criminal cases, court cases, justice, police, secret services, financial... Read More →
avatar for Mar Cabra

Mar Cabra

Head of the Data & Research Unit, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Mar Cabra is hoofd van de Data & Research Unit van het International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) en in die functie spin in het web bij de Panama Papers en BahamaLeaks. Eerder werkte ze onder meer voor de BBC, de International Herald Tribune en The Huffington Post. Ze won de Spaanse Larra Award  als veelbelovendste journalist onder de 30. Cabra stond ook aan de wieg van de eerste... Read More →
avatar for Julia Stein

Julia Stein

Leiterin Abteilung Politik und Recherche, Kiel, 1. Vorsitzende netzwerk necherche / NDR
Julia Stein ist Leiterin der Abteilung Politik und Recherche im NDR Landesfunkhaus Kiel und erste Vorsitzende von Netzwerk Recherche. Zuvor war sie stellvertretende Leiterin im Ressort Investigation des NDR, Redaktionsleiterin beim Medienmagazin ZAPP und Politik-Redakteurin sowie Chefin vom Dienst beim NDR Hamburg Journal. In Hamburg und Paris hat sie Politikwissenschaften, Romanistik und Medienkultur studiert. 2007 wurde sie mit dem... Read More →


Friday May 8, 2015 14:00 - 15:00
1.21 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

14:00

Checking out the chemical data
Chemicals are everywhere and in everything – whether they are naturally occurring or man-made. Since 2007, the European Chemicals Agency has been gathering information on all the chemicals used in Europe today in a number of massive databases. Specialists from ECHA will be present to explain what information is there, the underlying legal basis and the work of the agency. The data includes the exact chemical description of the substance as well as the short, medium and long term impact of the chemical on human health and the environment. The aim of the data is to enable chemicals to be used safely. The most hazardous ones are designated as “substances of very high concern”. These may cause cancer, mutations and have implications for human fertility and reproduction for example. The aim of the EU law is to phase them out.

http://echa.europa.eu/

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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

Speakers
avatar for Mike Rasenberg

Mike Rasenberg

Head of Unit Computational Assessment & Dissemination, European Chemicals Agency


Friday May 8, 2015 14:00 - 15:00
1.25 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

14:00

Mobile surveillance – how we chased false cell towers and mobile spies in Norway (via Skype)
The Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten spent six months working with surveillance and the use of false cell towers in Oslo, exploring new methods of exposing the use of IMSI-catchers and other forms of equipment to monitor mobil phones. Per Anders Johansen presents their methods – and lessons learned – from a project that is now making Oslo one of the most secure cities in the world when it comes to covert and illegal mobile interception.

Speakers
avatar for Per Anders Johansen

Per Anders Johansen

Journalist, Aftenposten
Per Anders Johansen is correspondent for Aftenposten in Moscow. Journalist in Aftenposten since 2008. Former News editor in chief for Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation NRK (2002-2007) and editor in chief for the Norwegian investigative TV-program NRK Brennpunkt (2000-2002). Worked with several investigative projects like Wikileaks, the Oslo terror. Spesialist in FOIA, and have won several prices for his investigative journalism. 


Friday May 8, 2015 14:00 - 15:00
1.24 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

14:00

The Political Economy of the Hungarian Media and Advertising Industry under the Second Orbán Administration
How did the Viktor Orbán - Lajos Simicska media empire function? The extensive study summarizes one of the primary elements of what can be called the “state capture” of the Hungarian media market between 2010 and 2014. Viktor Orbán, the Prime Minister of Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party and his cooperation with construction and media entrepreneur Lajos Simicska, a long-time college friend, recently breaking ranks. This resulted in a public/state advertisement and media monopoly favoring Fidesz’s rule. Assessing a bulk of approximately 80,000 public procurement and state advertising data entries (public and bought data based on Hungarian Public Procurement Database, Kantar Media’s data and company registry data), the article establishes how this process unfolded creating the governing party associate media empire, identifies key players operating the empire itself and presents the beneficiaries of public advertising tenders. The analysis then goes on to explain the post-2010 redistribution system of state advertisements identifying the greatest winners, and concludes with a range of suggestions concerning a way out from the present situation. http://www.kreativ.hu/databanya/cikk/how_did_the_orban_simicska_media_empire_functionhttp://www.kreativ.hu/databanya/cikk/how_did_the_orban_simicska_media_empire_function

Speakers
avatar for Attila Bátorfy

Attila Bátorfy

journalist, Kreatív Online
Editor and journalist at Kreatív Magazin/Kreatív Online, Hungary's biggest monthly mag and daily news site about media and advertising.


Friday May 8, 2015 14:00 - 15:00
1.26 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

14:00

Investigative journalism start-ups
All over Europe we see journalism start-ups, many of them with and investigative or data journalism focus. Are there synergies or common problems? Meet some of the prominent new and slightly older journalism start-ups, none of them elder than a teenager.

http://www.journalismfund.eu/investigative-journalism-europe

Moderators
avatar for Margo Smit

Margo Smit

Ombudsman, Onderzoeksjournalist, NOS, Margo Smit Journalistiek
Margo Smit has been the Director of the Dutch-Flemish Association of Investigative Journalists until September 2015. Now she is working as ombudsman at the Dutch Broadcasting Foundation (NOS) and as an independent investigative journalist. Smit is author of several publications about freedom of information, investigative journalism and cross border investigations. She is also a frequent speaker and moderator on international conferences... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cecilia Anesi

Cecilia Anesi

investigative reporter, 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 Crime Report Award 2011. Within the work of IRPI Cecilia co-authored investigations on counterfeited food; on the offshore in the ICIJ's Chinaleaks spinoff and on... Read More →
avatar for Stefan Candea

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 →
avatar for Daniel Drepper

Daniel Drepper

Senior Reporter, Correctiv
Daniel Drepper is co-founder of and senior reporter at CORRECTIV. Until May 2014, Daniel was a Fellow at the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and a Scholar at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University in New York City. Between 2010 and 2013, Daniel worked in the research department of Funke-Mediengruppe where he won the “Wächterpreis” award and was named journalist of the year in the Newcomer... Read More →
avatar for Sanita Jemberga

Sanita Jemberga

Executive director and editor, Re: baltica
Sanita is award-winning Latvian investigative journalist who has worked in the press and television since 1996. After the leading Latvian daily newspaper Diena was sold to local oligarchs in 2009, Sanita left and together with others from editorial team became one of the four founders and shareholder for the weekly magazine „IR”. In 2011, she received the award as Investigative Journalist Of The Year from Latvian Journalism Association... Read More →
avatar for Nicolas Kayser-Bril

Nicolas Kayser-Bril

Co- founder and CEO, Journalism++
Nicolas Kayser-Bril is the co-founder and CEO of Journalism++. Journalism++ is a network of datajournalists that aims to build great stories and tools with data.
avatar for Lisbeth Kirk

Lisbeth Kirk

Founder and editor-in-chief, EUobserver
Lisbeth Kirk is the founder and editor-in-chief of EUobserver, an independent online newspaper covering EU affairs. She commutes between Brussels and Copenhagen, where she is a frequent guest commentator on Danish radio. Lisbeth holds a degree in journalism from the Danish School of Media and Journalism.
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Dumitru Lazur

Dumitru Lazur is the co-founder of the online platform LaEtaj.md (Moldova). LaEtaj.md counters the lack of transparency and accountability in the construction industry and state institutions by facilitating citizen engagement. LaEtaj.md uses open and paid databases and freedom of information act to make a crucial database on construction companies’ activity. It is open and accessible for re-use and helps citizens make informed decisions... Read More →
avatar for Niels Mulvad

Niels Mulvad

Editor, Kaas & Mulvad
Nils Mulvad er redaktør og grunnlegger av Kaas & Mulvad. Fra 2001 til 2006 var han direktør for Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting, DICAR. Fra 2001 var han assosiert professor ved den Danske Journalisthøyskolen. Nils Mulvad var en av de to grunnleggerne av Global Investigative Journalism Network og sitter i organisasjonens styre. | | ---- | NILS MULVAD is editor at Kaas & Mulvad. From 2001-2006 he... Read More →
avatar for Andras Pethö

Andras Pethö

co-founder / editor, Direkt36
Andras Pethö is a co-founder of Direkt36, an investigative journalism center in Hungary. He spent most of his career at Origo, a major news site in Hungary, which he left in 2014 after he and his editor had come under pressure for a story he was pursuing. He also worked for the BBC World Service in London and spent 8 months with the investigative unit of The Washington Post as a visiting reporter where he was part of the reporting team... Read More →
avatar for Gavin Sheridan

Gavin Sheridan

Co-founder, TheStory.ie
Gavin Sheridan er undersøkende journalist, innnsynsekspert og grunnlegger av Vizlegal. Han var tidligere innovasjonsdirektør i Storyful. I Storyful utviklet han teknikk og metoder for å verifisere brukergenerert innhold. Storyful har blant annet laget avanserte systemer for å overvåke hendelsesnyheter. | ---- | Gavin Sheridan is an investigative journalist, access to information expert, founder of legal startup... Read More →


Friday May 8, 2015 14:00 - 15:00
1.19 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

14:00

J-Lab
The Journalism Lab is the place to meet, share experiences and skills and develop story ideas together. Coders, journalists, programmers and scholars alike are invited to get together here. The J-Lab runs continuously every day. You can arrange with colleagues to work on ideas or journalism methods, or you can walk in as you please and see what is going on.

Friday May 8, 2015 14:00 - 15:00
1.07 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

14:00

Information security for journalists I
While many of the threats to electronic communications have been discussed for decades, the revelations made by Edward Snowden showed us the scope and scale of the intrusion on our basic rights as humans and as data professionals. When dealing with confidential information and conducting sensitive investigations you need to be able to protect your sources, yourself and your story (in that order). This means securing both content and meta-data relating to any communications you have by electronic or other means.

In the case of journalists, the ability to effectively provide confidentiality could determine if sources will communicate at all. Glenn Greenwald was almost passed over for the scoop of a lifetime because he did not have encrypted email on his laptop at the time Snowden was trying to contact him.

Arjen Kamphuis will teach you what tools to use (and not use) under certain conditions and how to overcome state-level attacks on your communications on a shoestring budget should you need it.

Speakers
avatar for Arjen Kamphuis

Arjen Kamphuis

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Gendo.ch
is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Gendo (http://www.gendo.nl/en/blog/arjen). Previously he worked for IBM as an IT architect, trainer and IT strategy advisor. Since 2005, as CTO of Gendo, he has advised governments, non-profits and Fortune-500 companies on technology policy issues. Since 2009 Arjen has been training journalists, politicians, lawyers, human rights workers and whistleblowers to defend their communications and data... Read More →


Friday May 8, 2015 14:00 - 15:00
1.23 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

15:15

Kremlin Money: the money trail from taxpayer to Putin friends
Stephen Grey and Roman Anin and their Reuters Team investigated Russian money flows. They will tell about the experience with their collaboration on the cases of Putin’s Palace and the Russian Railways.

http://www.reuters.com/investigates/section/comrade-capitalism/ http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/comrade-capitalism-about-the-series/

Moderators
avatar for Stefan Candea

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 →

Speakers
RA

Roman Anin

Deputy editor, Novaya Gazeta
avatar for Stephen Grey

Stephen Grey

Reporter, Reuters
Stephen Grey is a UK-based reporter for the Reuters global investigative team, and former head of the Sunday Times investigation team in London. He is known for his investigations of corruption in the European Union, into the CIA rendition program (book – Ghost Plane) ,  the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has previously published articles in the Guardian, New York Times, the Times of London, and others, and made films for the BBC, Channel... Read More →


Friday May 8, 2015 15:15 - 16:15
1.19 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

15:15

The tools of the tax leaks stories
Learn about the technical tools used for the Lux Leaks and the Swiss Leaks researches: Open documents and data from the two investigations, and private tools used by the team to communicate, coordinate and share documents.

Speakers
avatar for Mar Cabra

Mar Cabra

Head of the Data & Research Unit, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Mar Cabra is hoofd van de Data & Research Unit van het International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) en in die functie spin in het web bij de Panama Papers en BahamaLeaks. Eerder werkte ze onder meer voor de BBC, de International Herald Tribune en The Huffington Post. Ze won de Spaanse Larra Award  als veelbelovendste journalist onder de 30. Cabra stond ook aan de wieg van de eerste... Read More →


Friday May 8, 2015 15:15 - 16:15
1.26 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

15:15

How to spend it: Following public spending in Hungary
Do Western tax payers support the inner circle of Hungarian prime minister Orban? Does his son-in-law win public tenders without competitors? Andras Pethö from Hungarian online start-up Direkt36 will talk about the details of their research into the spending of EU money in Hungary and into Hungarian public tenders according to EU legislation. Both data sets – EU spending and national spending according to EU tender legislation – apply to all EU member states and several of its partners and neighbours.

http://www.direkt36.hu/

Moderators
avatar for Ides Debruyne

Ides Debruyne

Managing Director, Journalismfund.eu vzw
Ides Debruyne is cofounder and Managing Director of Journalismfund.eu.

Speakers
avatar for Andras Pethö

Andras Pethö

co-founder / editor, Direkt36
Andras Pethö is a co-founder of Direkt36, an investigative journalism center in Hungary. He spent most of his career at Origo, a major news site in Hungary, which he left in 2014 after he and his editor had come under pressure for a story he was pursuing. He also worked for the BBC World Service in London and spent 8 months with the investigative unit of The Washington Post as a visiting reporter where he was part of the reporting team... Read More →


Friday May 8, 2015 15:15 - 16:15
1.22 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

15:15

Robots in the service of quality journalism -- CANCELLED!
What if you team up with a robot? Hille van der Kaa gives an overview of what is already possible and in use today, and in which direction we should look for next steps – including sensors, linguistic tools, automatically uploading or extracting data and so forth. Basically saving journalists time to focus on quality journalism and letting robots take care of the routines.

http://www.djwsummit.com/blog/2015/3/16/are-robots-taking-over-journalism

Moderators
avatar for Ides Debruyne

Ides Debruyne

Managing Director, Journalismfund.eu vzw
Ides Debruyne is cofounder and Managing Director of Journalismfund.eu.

Speakers
avatar for Hille van der Kaa

Hille van der Kaa

Fontys School of Applied Sciences
Hille van der Kaa (1979) runs the professorship of Media, Interaction and Narration at Fontys School of Applied Sciences and teaches data journalism at Tilburg University. In addition to her academic work, she is a scriptwriter and transmedia developer at her own company De Uitgeeffabriek (The Publishing Factory). Van der Kaa is co-author of the Dutch Handbook Data Journalism. She previously worked as a journalist and marketing manager.


Friday May 8, 2015 15:15 - 16:15
1.21 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

15:15

J-Lab
The Journalism Lab is the place to meet, share experiences and skills and develop story ideas together. Coders, journalists, programmers and scholars alike are invited to get together here. The J-Lab runs continuously every day. You can arrange with colleagues to work on ideas or journalism methods, or you can walk in as you please and see what is going on.

Friday May 8, 2015 15:15 - 16:15
1.07 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

15:15

Portrait without encounter – Investigative online research
Jeff Goolsby is a passionate supporter of the conservative Tea Party. The 32 year old admires and supports libertarian politicians like Senator Rand Paul or the ultra-conservative multimillionaire Steve Forbes. Which does not stop him from living the life of a gay real estate agent in New York. Or sometimes even that of "Jeffrina", dressed in a tight fitted black evening gown and wearing a shiny pearl necklace. Boris Kartheuser portrays Goolsby's life in detail for Swiss magazine NZZ Folio. Without ever having talked to the protagonist. The story is the result of a very extended web research. Investigative journalist Kartheuser shows on the basis of the portrait how operator-searches, whois information, databases, site-ripping and social media can be used to get the best results. www.investigativerecherche.de, http://folio.nzz.ch/2014/oktober/ist-das-ein-portrait, http://folio.nzz.ch/2014/oktober/nachtrag-ist-das-ein-portrait

Speakers
avatar for Boris Kartheuser

Boris Kartheuser

Investigativer Journalist und Trainer
Boris Kartheuser arbeitet als investigativer Journalist für Politmagazine und Rechercheredaktionen des öffentlich-rechtlichen Fernsehens sowie für überregionale Zeitungen und Nachrichtenmagazine (ARD, ZDF, Süddeutsche Zeitung etc.). Seine Spezialthemen sind Extremismus, Überwachung, Lobbyismus und Datenschutz. Er enttarnte staatliche Überwachungsprogramme, spürte Dschihadisten auf, war maßgeblich an der Aufdeckung der verdeckten PR bei... Read More →


Friday May 8, 2015 15:15 - 16:15
1.06 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

15:15

The struggle to unveil killer bacteria MRSA
Multiresistant bacteria threaten us all: If we don’t do something drastic now, within few years we’ll not be able to cure a simple pneumonia with antibiotics. At the Dataharvest 2014 journalists decided to look into the matter and first stories have been published. But a huge health problem with very strong players interested in keeping information secret could not be solved within a year. In Finland a tv-documentary made a huge splash but a Wob request is still ongoing (using input from Denmark), in Germany first stories were published by two teams and in Denmark journalists in the field had to fight several court cases. Meet the teams and get involved: What has been done, how can experience and data be shared and how to proceed from here.

http://www.dn.se/goda-nyheter/svenska-grisar-fria-fran-mrsa-bakterier/, http://www.ombudsmanden.dk/find/nyheder/alle/mrsa-oplysninger/, https://mrsa-erfahrungen.correctiv.org/, https://www.correctiv.org/toedliche-keime-made-in-germany/, https://mrsa.correctiv.org/#fakt, http://yle.fi/aihe/artikkeli/2014/12/11/superbakteerit-loysivat-tiensa-sikatiloille, http://yle.fi/aihe/artikkeli/2014/12/15/superbakteerit-tulevat-mutta-kuka-valvoo, http://areena.yle.fi/tv/2281681, http://yle.fi/aihe/ohjelma/mot-superbakteeri-kinkussa-15122014, http://www.aabenhedstinget.dk/nyside/svinebakterier_side/, http://www.ir-d.dk/category/agribusiness/mrsa-agribusiness/, http://www.notat.dk/artikler/2015/den-livsfarlige-dyremedicin

Moderators
avatar for Margo Smit

Margo Smit

Ombudsman, Onderzoeksjournalist, NOS, Margo Smit Journalistiek
Margo Smit has been the Director of the Dutch-Flemish Association of Investigative Journalists until September 2015. Now she is working as ombudsman at the Dutch Broadcasting Foundation (NOS) and as an independent investigative journalist. Smit is author of several publications about freedom of information, investigative journalism and cross border investigations. She is also a frequent speaker and moderator on international conferences... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Staffan Dahllöf

Staffan Dahllöf

Freelance reporter based in Copenhagen
Staffan Dahllöf (1955) is a freelance reporter based in Copenhagen. Dahllöf is a member of the Farmsubsidy team. In 1993 he was co-editor and co-author of "Journalisternas EG-handbok", a guide in Swedish on EC/EU reporting. Since 1994 he has been engaged in courses on EU reporting arranged by The Swedish Institute for Further Education of Journalists (FOJO) and by the European Journalist Center (EJC) in Maastricht.
avatar for Daniel Drepper

Daniel Drepper

Senior Reporter, Correctiv
Daniel Drepper is co-founder of and senior reporter at CORRECTIV. Until May 2014, Daniel was a Fellow at the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and a Scholar at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University in New York City. Between 2010 and 2013, Daniel worked in the research department of Funke-Mediengruppe where he won the “Wächterpreis” award and was named journalist of the year in the Newcomer... Read More →
avatar for Minna Knus-Galan

Minna Knus-Galan

Investigative reporter, YLE, Finnish Broadcasting Company
Minna works for the investigative TV program MOT. She has done programs on tax havens (latest PanamaPapers), Bangladesh garment factories, corruption in development aid, elderly care, medicine, mining industry... Journalist of the Year 2014, 2014 Anders Chydenius – Freedom of Information award for investigating tax havens together with ICIJ: OffshoreLeaks and LuxLeaks. Topelius-award 2012. Co-organiser of the investigative journalism... Read More →
avatar for Niels Mulvad

Niels Mulvad

Editor, Kaas & Mulvad
Nils Mulvad er redaktør og grunnlegger av Kaas & Mulvad. Fra 2001 til 2006 var han direktør for Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting, DICAR. Fra 2001 var han assosiert professor ved den Danske Journalisthøyskolen. Nils Mulvad var en av de to grunnleggerne av Global Investigative Journalism Network og sitter i organisasjonens styre. | | ---- | NILS MULVAD is editor at Kaas & Mulvad. From 2001-2006 he... Read More →


Friday May 8, 2015 15:15 - 16:15
1.25 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

16:30

The particular challenges of coordinating a cross-border team
The larger a cross-border collaboration, the more coordination, editing is needed. This is an open round table where journalists with experience in coordinating cross-border teams gather to exchange experiences. The round table is open to all interested, the aim is to further develop this aspect of cross-border journalism.

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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

Speakers
avatar for Mar Cabra

Mar Cabra

Head of the Data & Research Unit, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Mar Cabra is hoofd van de Data & Research Unit van het International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) en in die functie spin in het web bij de Panama Papers en BahamaLeaks. Eerder werkte ze onder meer voor de BBC, de International Herald Tribune en The Huffington Post. Ze won de Spaanse Larra Award  als veelbelovendste journalist onder de 30. Cabra stond ook aan de wieg van de eerste... Read More →
avatar for Stefan Candea

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 →
avatar for Nicolas Kayser-Bril

Nicolas Kayser-Bril

Co- founder and CEO, Journalism++
Nicolas Kayser-Bril is the co-founder and CEO of Journalism++. Journalism++ is a network of datajournalists that aims to build great stories and tools with data.
avatar for Marina Walker

Marina Walker

Deputy Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalism
Marina Walker Guevara is deputy director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, an independent network of reporters headquartered in Washington, DC. A native of Argentina, her investigations have won and shared more than 25 national and international awards, including from Long Island University’s George Polk Awards, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Overseas Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists... Read More →


Friday May 8, 2015 16:30 - 17:30
1.19 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

16:30

Tracking the problems of the European labour market
Meat slaves? Working poor? Subsidies job transfer? Klaus Buster Jensen tracks the problems of the European labour market.

http://www.zeit.de/2014/51/schlachthof-niedersachsen-fleischwirtschaft-ausbeutung-arbeiter, https://www.tanum.no/_debatt-politikk-og-samfunn/harde-tider-ingeborg-eliassen-9788243008519, http://www.fagbladet3f.dk/temaer/polsk_jobfest/8becb8cba06c4079a981524fdeb0896d-20140520-coloplast-flytter-job-til-ungarn-med-45-millioner-fra-eu, http://www.fagbladet3f.dk/temaer/polsk_jobfest/36a65636ae7e4b208878912449bb12fc-20150205-eu-forbyder-udflytning-af-job-til-skattefri-zoner

Moderators
avatar for Ingeborg Eliassen

Ingeborg Eliassen

Reporter, Stavanger Aftenblad
Ingeborg Eliassen is a journalist and has worked as a journalist for Norwegian Aftenbladet for more than 20 years, she is the author of the book “Hard Times – the new labour market in Europe”, where she analyses the reality of the labour market after the EU-enlargement and in times of economic crisis and travels the continent to compare the situations.

Speakers
avatar for Klaus Buster Jensen

Klaus Buster Jensen

Fagbladet 3F


Friday May 8, 2015 16:30 - 17:30
1.22 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

16:30

Using Customs records to track money – and how to push for more openness
Stephen Grey and Roman Anin used customs records to track down intermediaries and offshore profits – which they’ll explain on the example of medical equipment and of Dmitry Firtash – Ukraine gas. At the round table we’ll discuss how we can push for more openness generally on custom records.

http://www.reuters.com/investigates/section/comrade-capitalism/

Speakers
RA

Roman Anin

Deputy editor, Novaya Gazeta
avatar for Stephen Grey

Stephen Grey

Reporter, Reuters
Stephen Grey is a UK-based reporter for the Reuters global investigative team, and former head of the Sunday Times investigation team in London. He is known for his investigations of corruption in the European Union, into the CIA rendition program (book – Ghost Plane) ,  the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has previously published articles in the Guardian, New York Times, the Times of London, and others, and made films for the BBC, Channel... Read More →


Friday May 8, 2015 16:30 - 17:30
1.24 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

16:30

EU Community: Open platforms for a next era of EU policy-making
The project EU Community is building platforms to analyse and 'harvest' the abundance of information on EU affairs. The platforms are based on the EU's open data sources and expert input via crowdsourcing tools. The first platform, EurActory, will introduce a rich directory of EU professionals, analysed and ranked based on their expertise. The second, PolicyLine, will introduce a visualisation of policy processes and the public debate surrounding them. Both platforms are developed in open format. Through APIs, data journalists and analysts can tap into the EUWhoiswho, EUR-Lex and several other databases on EU affairs to research and scrutinise EU policy-making actors and documents.


Friday May 8, 2015 16:30 - 17:30
1.23 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

16:30

Europe's big uncovered follow-the-money story
Public spending amounts for vast parts of our economy, large parts of the contracts can be traced through the EU’s and national tender portals, however the field is hardly covered journalistically yet. Adriana Homolova and her colleagues from The Investigative Desk (De Onderzoeksredactie) are focusing on the IT spending of Dutch authorities. She will show how to make and read spending networks with Open TED data for your own country. Another option is to follow the EU-tender legislations’ product codes, so-called CPVs, to look into EU structures applicable in all EU countries. Learn about the data structures and join the network of interested journalists.

Speakers
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Data Journalist, Investico/One World
Adriana Homolová is a data journalist based in Amsterdam. She works as a data journalist at Investico a platform for investigative journalism and for the print and online magazine One World. She is passionate about coding, vector graphics and investigating government spending.


Friday May 8, 2015 16:30 - 17:30
1.06 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

16:30

J-Lab
The Journalism Lab is the place to meet, share experiences and skills and develop story ideas together. Coders, journalists, programmers and scholars alike are invited to get together here. The J-Lab runs continuously every day. You can arrange with colleagues to work on ideas or journalism methods, or you can walk in as you please and see what is going on.

Friday May 8, 2015 16:30 - 17:30
1.07 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

18:30

Macht Ohne Kontrolle (Power Without Control) -- !! Registration required !!
The English version of Harald Schumann's documentary 'Macht Ohne Kontrolle' will be screened.

!! Make sure you register for this session as an attendee, since there are only 100 seats available !!

Speakers
avatar for Harald Schumann

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....


Friday May 8, 2015 18:30 - 20:30
Press Club Brussels Europe Press Club Brussels, 95 Rue Froissart, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
 
Saturday, May 9
 

09:30

Quick Pitch: South & Central Europe
Public spending: The Profiteers of the Hungarian-Romanian Border Area. Dozens of millions were spent on building roads that lead to nowhere within the Hungary-Romania Cross-Border Co-operation Programme 2007-2013. The cost of these works were 23 million euro by low estimates, other sources put the final price tag as high as 55 million. Our project focused on the construction and communication tenders of projects financed through the HURO programme. We zoomed in these two areas because our past experience shows that these are the two areas where dodgy deals and cases of supposed corruption are most likely to happen. We sifted through more than 300 public procurements, filed FOI requests to 40 public authorities and conducted background interviews with politicians, businessmen and experts who know the programme from the inside. http://www.journalismfund.eu/borderareaprofiteers

Wolves of Europe - How Fraudsters Turn Forged Bonds Into Cash: Forged bonds worth billions of Euros harm the world economy. For example international fraudsters lease forged German-government bonds to unknowing clients. These clients then attempt to present worthless bonds as collateral for loans the banks would otherwise have declined. This fraud finds victims around the world. In the cases related to the Italian Marco Russo, CORRECT!V and its partners have found evidence of fake bonds with a volume exceeding a billion Euros. In China the Italian Marco Russo allegedly defrauded businesses for 560 million Euros in counterfeited German-government bonds. For an Austrian firm he faked bonds valued at 200 million Euros; in 2009 financing for a chemical plant in Russia collapsed when a contract for 500 million Euros in government bonds proved to be a fraud. Russo and his helpers work in Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. A few months ago Russo opened a new office in Hanover, Germany. http://espresso.repubblica.it/inchieste/2014/09/05/news/quel-genio-della-finanza-truffatore-seriale-cosi-marco-russo-falsificava-titoli-al-pc-1.178793?ref=HEF_RULLO, http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/wirtschaft/geld/Die-Finanzwoelfe-Europas/story/29411153, http://www.elconfidencial.com/espana/2014-09-05/the-wolves-of-europe-la-trama-de-brokers-que-hacia-negocio-con-obligaciones-falsas_185759/, http://www.elconfidencial.com/espana/2014-09-05/the-wolves-of-europe-la-trama-de-brokers-que-hacia-negocio-con-obligaciones-falsas_185759/, http://kredithaie.correctiv.org/, http://kredithaie.correctiv.org/

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Drepper

Daniel Drepper

Senior Reporter, Correctiv
Daniel Drepper is co-founder of and senior reporter at CORRECTIV. Until May 2014, Daniel was a Fellow at the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and a Scholar at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University in New York City. Between 2010 and 2013, Daniel worked in the research department of Funke-Mediengruppe where he won the “Wächterpreis” award and was named journalist of the year in the Newcomer... Read More →
avatar for Ildikó Kovács

Ildikó Kovács

journalist, atlatszo.hu
avatar for Babett Oroszi

Babett Oroszi

Babett Oroszi is a Hungarian journalist living in Budapest. She works athir24.hu, (online newspaper) and RTL Klub (TV Channel).
avatar for Zoltán Sipos

Zoltán Sipos

Journalist, Átlátszó Erdély
Zoltán Sipos is a Hungarian journalist living in Romania. He works at Átlátszó Erdély, an investigative journalism nonprofit based in Transylvania.


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

09:30

Investigate the World Bank – using their own data!
In the project "Evicted and Abandoned", the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists spent 10 months learning how to navigate the World Bank data portals to expose that an estimated 3.4 million people were displaced by development projects in the past decade. Learn the tricks they used to mine the Bank's data and documents, so that you can apply them to find a great story on what's already publicly available.

Speakers
avatar for Mar Cabra

Mar Cabra

Head of the Data & Research Unit, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Mar Cabra is hoofd van de Data & Research Unit van het International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) en in die functie spin in het web bij de Panama Papers en BahamaLeaks. Eerder werkte ze onder meer voor de BBC, de International Herald Tribune en The Huffington Post. Ze won de Spaanse Larra Award  als veelbelovendste journalist onder de 30. Cabra stond ook aan de wieg van de eerste... Read More →
avatar for Cécile Schilis-Gallego

Cécile Schilis-Gallego

Data journalist, ICIJ


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

09:30

The 'Macht ohne Kontrolle' (Power Without Control) making-of
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

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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

Speakers
avatar for Harald Schumann

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

09:30

ECtHR standards on the protection of whistleblowers: tips for journalists
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
avatar for Stefan Candea

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Flutura Kusari

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

09:30

Crowdfunding – new examples
Crowdfunding has been praised as a new revelation to fund independent, thorough journalism. Sometimes it works. Hear about recent projects: what worked, what did not work – and what went splendidly.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Drepper

Daniel Drepper

Senior Reporter, Correctiv
Daniel Drepper is co-founder of and senior reporter at CORRECTIV. Until May 2014, Daniel was a Fellow at the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and a Scholar at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia University in New York City. Between 2010 and 2013, Daniel worked in the research department of Funke-Mediengruppe where he won the “Wächterpreis” award and was named journalist of the year in the Newcomer... Read More →
avatar for Andras Pethö

Andras Pethö

co-founder / editor, Direkt36
Andras Pethö is a co-founder of Direkt36, an investigative journalism center in Hungary. He spent most of his career at Origo, a major news site in Hungary, which he left in 2014 after he and his editor had come under pressure for a story he was pursuing. He also worked for the BBC World Service in London and spent 8 months with the investigative unit of The Washington Post as a visiting reporter where he was part of the reporting team... Read More →
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Katharine Round

Documentary maker


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

09:30

J-Lab (Farmsubsidy special)
SPECIAL: Meet colleagues from the Farmsubsidy.org team for a Q & A on EU farm subsidy data. The Journalism Lab is the place to meet, share experiences and skills and develop story ideas together. Coders, journalists, programmers and scholars alike are invited to get together here. The J-Lab runs continuously every day. You can arrange with colleagues to work on ideas or journalism methods, or you can walk in as you please and see what is going on.

Speakers
avatar for Holger Drewes

Holger Drewes

Technical Coordinatior, farmsubsidy.org / OKFDE
Holger coordinates technical development and data integration for FarmSubsidy.org, a website run by Journalismfund.eu and supported by OKF Germany integrating the subsidy data of the various EU member states. The platform aims to ease both access to and investigative work on top of this highly important data set, providing spending insights on a budget share being over a third of the total budget of the European Union. | | Holger lives... Read More →
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Niels Mulvad

Editor, Kaas & Mulvad
Nils Mulvad er redaktør og grunnlegger av Kaas & Mulvad. Fra 2001 til 2006 var han direktør for Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting, DICAR. Fra 2001 var han assosiert professor ved den Danske Journalisthøyskolen. Nils Mulvad var en av de to grunnleggerne av Global Investigative Journalism Network og sitter i organisasjonens styre. | | ---- | NILS MULVAD is editor at Kaas & Mulvad. From 2001-2006 he... Read More →


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

09:30

Information security for journalists II
(You need to have attended session 'Information security for journalists I' to be able to attend this workshop. Bring your own computer. For the hands-on part of the workshop the CIJ Logan Infosec handbook will be used: http://www.tcij.org/resources/handbooks/infosec)

For journalists, the ability to effectively provide confidentiality could determine if sources will communicate at all. Glenn Greenwald was almost passed over for the scoop of a lifetime because he did not have encrypted email on his laptop at the time Snowden was trying to contact him.

Journalists and citizens have now begun to include their email encryption PGP/GPG key fingerprint on their business cards and in their email signatures, so potential contacts know there is the option of secure communication. Encrypting email will be one of the options you'll have at your disposal at the end of the workshop as well as anonymous browsing and the ability to encrypt files for safe storage.

The software is free (as in cost and free-as-in-freedom, more on that in the course). It runs on any post-2007 laptop that has Windows, Linux or MacOSX on it. To be secure your installed software must still be supported (so no Windows XP for instance). Because of the very different technical internal workings of tablets and smartphones we currently do not support them. The CIJ handbook has a more detailed explanation of our reasons for this.

Speakers
avatar for Arjen Kamphuis

Arjen Kamphuis

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Gendo.ch
is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Gendo (http://www.gendo.nl/en/blog/arjen). Previously he worked for IBM as an IT architect, trainer and IT strategy advisor. Since 2005, as CTO of Gendo, he has advised governments, non-profits and Fortune-500 companies on technology policy issues. Since 2009 Arjen has been training journalists, politicians, lawyers, human rights workers and whistleblowers to defend their communications and data... Read More →


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

09:30

Data flows in the post-Snowden era
Thanks to Edward Snowden we know that the American NSA together with its European partners collects massive amounts of personal data. But who uses these data, for what purpose and how? And who helps them? Tony Bunyan from Statewatch reveals and analyses on-going negotiations between the EU and the USA for an ”Umbrella Personal Data Exchange Agreement”. His talk will be based on secret documents, not yet known. Expect news.

Moderators
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Staffan Dahllöf

Freelance reporter based in Copenhagen
Staffan Dahllöf (1955) is a freelance reporter based in Copenhagen. Dahllöf is a member of the Farmsubsidy team. In 1993 he was co-editor and co-author of "Journalisternas EG-handbok", a guide in Swedish on EC/EU reporting. Since 1994 he has been engaged in courses on EU reporting arranged by The Swedish Institute for Further Education of Journalists (FOJO) and by the European Journalist Center (EJC) in Maastricht.

Speakers
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Tony Bunyan

Tony Bunyan is an investigative journalist and writer, Statewatch
Tony Bunyan is an investigative journalist and writer specialising in justice and home affairs, civil liberties and freedom of information in the EU. He has been the Director of Statewatch since 1990 and edits Statewatch Bulletin and Statewatch News online. | | He is the author of The Political Police in Britain (1977) and Secrecy and Openness in the EU (1999). On behalf of Statewatch he has taken eight successful... Read More →


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

10:45

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

10:45

Quick Pitch: Mediterranean region
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/

Speakers
avatar for Cecilia Anesi

Cecilia Anesi

investigative reporter, 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 Crime Report Award 2011. Within the work of IRPI Cecilia co-authored investigations on counterfeited food; on the offshore in the ICIJ's Chinaleaks spinoff and on... 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 Internazionale, the European Journalism... 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.
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Giulio Rubino

Reporter - Board Member, Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI)
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 journalism documentary that won the Best International Organised Crime Report Award 2011. Since then he's been working on transnational investigations... 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. After disclosure of a US DIA secret operation in 2000, he was prosecuted for - and later cleared of charges of - revealing military secrets. In a collaboration with Finnish journalist Magnus Berglund, they revealed massive corruption in... Read More →


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

10:45

Data Journalism in the newsroom: surviving the routine
Great examples of data driven investigations are re-shaping the journalistic landscape. But most of the newspapers still live in the day-by day. How is the neverending flow of data changing little newsrooms' practices? How can data journalism give its added value to the messy routine of a classical newsroom? The data journalism team at El Confidencial, the first ever created in a Spanish media, will show good (and bad) practices of this integration. / Great examples of data driven investigations are re-shaping the journalistic landscape. But most of the media houses across Europe still operate on a day-to-day basis. How is the never ending flow of data changing the newsrooms' practices? How can data journalism give its added value to the messy routine of a traditional newsroom? The data journalism team at El Confidencial, the first ever created in a Spanish media, will show good (and bad) practices of this integration. Moreover, the data journalism team of the Swiss public broadcaster Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF) shares examples of investigative data journalism within Switzerland and across borders.

Speakers
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Daniele Grasso

Journalist, El Confidencial
Biography: Daniele Grasso is an Italian journalist based in Madrid. Since late 2013 he has worked at El Confidencial, where he launched and now coordinates the first data journalism unit ever created in a Spanish media organization. Besides his newsroom work, he has had a leading role working from Spain in cross-border investigations such as LuxLeaks and SwissLeaks. | He is also a member of the first pan-European data-driven journalistic... Read More →


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

10:45

EU Open Data Portal – What’s there for (data)journalists?
The EU is compiles its available databases from a wide range of institutions in its Open Data Portal. Besides its function as portal to all institutions, agencies and so forth the EU’s ODP also makes available meta data and provides a unique search structure leading to the original sources. This comparably new initiative is still growing and compiling its body of material. Norbert Hohn from the EUs publication office will explain what the portal opens up to and what opportunities it may hold for journalists and data journalists. The ODP is explicitly interested in learning the needs of various groups of users including journalists, so come and learn what’s there and join the dialogue on what’s on the wishlist of journalists and media.

http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/open-data-portals

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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

Speakers

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

10:45

J-Lab
The Journalism Lab is the place to meet, share experiences and skills and develop story ideas together. Coders, journalists, programmers and scholars alike are invited to get together here. The J-Lab runs continuously every day. You can arrange with colleagues to work on ideas or journalism methods, or you can walk in as you please and see what is going on.

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

10:45

Searching on Facebook
Finding People on Social Media – with Paul Myers. Learn the techniques, tricks and secret ways of finding people on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Harness the power of Geolocation and hack your way around Facebook’s new search engine. See how images can be traced and assist your investigation.

http://researchclinic.net/

Speakers
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Paul Myers

Internet Research Specialist, BBC
Paul Myers has been working at the sharp edge of online research for nearly twenty years. He has been training his fellow journalists since the turn of the century. He first used the Internet at school, in 1978. He became a news information researcher, for the BBC, in 1995, and eventually became a trainer and consultant for the corporation's training division, in 1999. Blending his previous career as a computer programmer with the world of... Read More →


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

10:45

Access to info and restrictions of use
Roundtable on what we get and what we don't get. Participants share trends, threats and breakthroughs on how to get content in investigative journalism.The roundtable will include an update on the EU personal data regulation, likely to be finalised soon. On the surface the scene is set for Google-bashing and Europe versus Facebook. Behind the scenes questions arise about our right to know and to publish. Also in several traditionally open countries we experience moves to limit transparency these years, among them Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Moderators
avatar for Staffan Dahllöf

Staffan Dahllöf

Freelance reporter based in Copenhagen
Staffan Dahllöf (1955) is a freelance reporter based in Copenhagen. Dahllöf is a member of the Farmsubsidy team. In 1993 he was co-editor and co-author of "Journalisternas EG-handbok", a guide in Swedish on EC/EU reporting. Since 1994 he has been engaged in courses on EU reporting arranged by The Swedish Institute for Further Education of Journalists (FOJO) and by the European Journalist Center (EJC) in Maastricht.

Speakers
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John Bones

Journalist/Board Member SKUP, VG/SKUP
John Bones er journalist i VG og medlem i SKUP-styret. Bones har mange års erfaring med datastøttet journalistikk og har ledet SKUPs studieturer til NICAR-konferansene de siste tre årene. John hadde også ansvaret for dataseminarene under GIJC på Lillehammer i 2015. | Han har flere ganger undervist i databaserte teknikker på SKUP, ved Global Investigative Journalism Conference og ved nasjonale konferanser i... Read More →
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Tony Bunyan

Tony Bunyan is an investigative journalist and writer, Statewatch
Tony Bunyan is an investigative journalist and writer specialising in justice and home affairs, civil liberties and freedom of information in the EU. He has been the Director of Statewatch since 1990 and edits Statewatch Bulletin and Statewatch News online. | | He is the author of The Political Police in Britain (1977) and Secrecy and Openness in the EU (1999). On behalf of Statewatch he has taken eight successful... Read More →
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Niels Mulvad

Editor, Kaas & Mulvad
Nils Mulvad er redaktør og grunnlegger av Kaas & Mulvad. Fra 2001 til 2006 var han direktør for Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting, DICAR. Fra 2001 var han assosiert professor ved den Danske Journalisthøyskolen. Nils Mulvad var en av de to grunnleggerne av Global Investigative Journalism Network og sitter i organisasjonens styre. | | ---- | NILS MULVAD is editor at Kaas & Mulvad. From 2001-2006 he... Read More →


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

12:00

Cross-border journalism – step by step
Impressive stories on subjects as varied as tax avoidance, deadly bacteria or international corruption have been dug up through cross-border collaborations. But how to get started? Brigitte Alfter presents a step-by-step description of the process from idea to publication and beyond.

http://www.journalismfund.eu/, http://www.crossborderjournalism.dk/

Speakers
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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


Saturday May 9, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
1.22 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

12:00

Mafia in Africa
The Italian mafia has established a hidden but lethal presence in Africa. Its members own diamond mines, nightclubs and land, all with the complicity of corrupt regimes. Italian anti-Mafia authorities estimate that organised crime groups earn €26 billion a year in Italy alone. But the figure only scratches the surface of its economic power.  Mafia Inc. is more than ever a global business, infiltrating legitimate economies worldwide. And the extent of the empire is unknown. An international team of reporters from the non-profit investigative journalism centres IRPI and ANCIR (with the Investigative Dashboard Africa) partnered with the data analysts of QUATTROGATTI and the production room of CORRECT!V to uncover for the first time the Italian Mafia's grip on Africa. Supported by two working grants for independent journalism, the Innovative Journalism Grant of the EJC and Journalism Fund, the work took seven months, and included trips to Sicily, Calabria, Campania, Lazio, Lombardy, in Italy and South Africa, Namibia, Senegal and Kenya, in Africa. Ten investigative reporters from six different countries, one data-journalist and a data-scientist, three editors, one cross-examiner and a bunch of lawyers joined the effort in producing in-depth research into the Mafia's involvement in 13 countries. Mafia in Africa draws a bleak picture, and highlights the need for the international community to reforms its policies, to monitor and fight the economic infiltration by criminals and prevent the dire consequences on unstable African societies.

Speakers
avatar for Cecilia Anesi

Cecilia Anesi

investigative reporter, 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 Crime Report Award 2011. Within the work of IRPI Cecilia co-authored investigations on counterfeited food; on the offshore in the ICIJ's Chinaleaks spinoff and on... Read More →
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Lorenzo Bagnoli

reporter and board member, IRPI Investigative reporting project Italy
Lorenzo Bagnoli is an Italian journalist.
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Giulio Rubino

Reporter - Board Member, Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI)
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 journalism documentary that won the Best International Organised Crime Report Award 2011. Since then he's been working on transnational investigations... Read More →
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Craig Shaw

Craig Shaw is a British journalist and Fellow at the Centre for Investigative Journalism in London. Specialising in cross-border corruption and human rights, he previously worked for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists on the global “Offshore Leaks” investigation which helped lift the veil on the secretive world of tax havens. Shaw's reports have been published in leading international... Read More →


Saturday May 9, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
1.25 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

12:00

TTIP – Analysing the secret deal
The trade deal between the US and the EU is a hot political issue. But it is also complex and secret and thus a particular challenge for journalists. We set up a single-subject news-website for TTIP to cover the topics in long term and in depth analysis.Our aim is to explore how to obtain information in an atmosphere where even minor minutes are kept secret. And we develop tools to explain the complex issues. We use network analyses and plagiarism software to shed light on lobby activities. We hope that our website will become the meeting point for an interested community and attract more material. TTIP is a genuinely European topic and information as well as publication should be considered in that light. In this workshop we want to share our thoughts on opportunities to break the secrecy of the deal and hope to develop a European network for journalistic collaboration.

Speakers
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Justus von Daniels

Reporter, CORRECTIV
Justus is a reporter at CORRECTIV based in Berlin. For the time being, he is completly absorbed by TTIP. He coordinates a single-subject news website at CORRECTIV, collecting documents, analyzing the negotiations and creating a network to inform the public about the deal between the EU and the US. | Before joining CORRECTIV, Justus worked for the weekly DIE ZEIT and a magazine as a freelancer. He holds a PhD in Law.


Saturday May 9, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
1.21 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

12:00

Beyond spreadsheet: Learn how to scrape and manage data when Excel isn't enough
Point-and-click tools only go so far. Using you computer to its full power will let you find, clean and analyze data in a breeze. In this workshop, you will learn how to create a simple scraper in Python, how to parse XML and JSON data and how to manage your data files from the command line. You will need to have admin privileges on your laptop. Windows users: Install Cygwin before.

http://www.jplusplus.org/en/paris-berlin/

Speakers
avatar for Anne-Lise Bouyer

Anne-Lise Bouyer

COO/Project manager, Journalism++
After studying computer engineering, she worked for 3 years as a project manager in a web agency and for OWNI.fr | She's specialised in user experience and committed to applying her skills to innovative journalism. Her technical expertise and her marketing and customer management skills enable her to have a 360-degree vision of all Journalism++ projects. | | Twitter account: https://twitter.com/annelisebouyer | Website... Read More →
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Nicolas Kayser-Bril

Co- founder and CEO, Journalism++
Nicolas Kayser-Bril is the co-founder and CEO of Journalism++. Journalism++ is a network of datajournalists that aims to build great stories and tools with data.
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Pierre Romera

Co- founder and CTO, Journalism++
Pierre Romera, 27, is CTO and co-founder of Journalism++, an agency for data-driven stories. Before founding Journalism++ in late 2011, Pierre was in charge of web applications at OWNI, a Paris-based news startup. A self-taught programmer and journalist, Pierre is also a professor at Sciences Po, where he teaches computer science to journalists.


Saturday May 9, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
1.26 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

12:00

Mapping the war on ISIL
Five European nations are bombing the Islamic State alongside the U.S. and others in Iraq, another handful of countries are bombing Syria – and yet very little is known about it. Keeping an eye on those in power becomes increasingly difficulty when the warring nations are flying several kilometers above the ground. By using using data from daily press releases and geocoding, Dagbladet Information has created an interactive map that shows the progress of the war as well as the intensity of air strikes, written data-driven stories on major battles and used the data in a series of articles criticising the lack of transparency in the new war in Iraq.  Special site for war against ISIL: http://www.information.dk/databloggen/512819, Lighter English version: http://www.information.dk/databloggen/515038, Data-driven story on the battle of Kobane: http://www.information.dk/databloggen/524725

Speakers
avatar for Rasmus Raun Westh

Rasmus Raun Westh

Data journo and security reporter, Dagbladet Information
I'm a multimedia reporter covering security issues, primarily the conduct of Western nations in the current war against the Islamic State. Previously based in Cairo, New York, Istanbul. Arabic student. Other interests include migration, the Middle East (especially Egypt, Syria, Iraq & Libya), the Nile basin, East Africa, transparency issues, crime, international law & development. I mostly write and do #dataviz these days, but I'm a big fan of... Read More →


Saturday May 9, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
1.06 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

12:00

Muckrackers and tech makers
Communication difficulties are common between journalists and technologists. Meet Leila Haddou, freelance investigative journalist formerly of the Guardian, and Max Harlow, technical lead at the Bureau for Investigative Journalism in London. They discuss their experiences from working with the other, problems they’ve faced, and suggestions for possible solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Leila Haddou

Leila Haddou

Freelance investigative and data journalist formerly of the Guardian.
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Max Harlow

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism


Saturday May 9, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
1.19 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

12:00

J-Lab (EU Commissioners' Agenda Special)
Scraping and Crunching EU Commissioners' Agenda Data

Recently released data by the EU transparency initiative show the EU Commissioner's agendas - which stakeholders Commissioners met and what subjects they talked about. Of course, as with most governmental data, it is not available in machine readable format. That's why we got together during the Hackathon and scraped all of the data within a few hours. If you think that data might contain interesting leads or stories, come to our J-Lab and form action groups for further investigation.

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The Journalism Lab is the place to meet, share experiences and skills and develop story ideas together. Coders, journalists, programmers and scholars alike are invited to get together here. The J-Lab runs continuously every day. You can arrange with colleagues to work on ideas or journalism methods, or you can walk in as you please and see what is going on.

Speakers
avatar for Timo Grossenbacher

Timo Grossenbacher

Redaktor / Programmierer, SRF Data
Timo Grossenbacher (1987) recherchiert, analysiert und visualisiert für SRF Data, das Daten-Team des Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen. Zuvor hat er Geographie und Informatik an der Universität Zürich studiert und danach bei der Zürcher Zeitung „Tages-Anzeiger“ gearbeitet.
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Christopher Guess

Knight International Journalism Fellow, International Center For Journalists
I am a journalism fellow working with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project based in Sarajevo. I focus on both training and sustainability in independent journalism.


Saturday May 9, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
1.07 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

12:00

Gold mining: Cracking secrecy on national level through cross-border wobbing/FOI
A case study in mapping revolving doors using Freedom of Information Acts cross-border, as well as mining international databases to overcome secrecy laws protecting the development of the largest open pit gold mining project in the EU. Participants will learn about the process of triangulating transparency jurisdictions through collaborative investigative reporting.

http://www.zeit.de/2014/51/schlachthof-niedersachsen-fleischwirtschaft-ausbeutung-arbeiter, https://www.tanum.no/_debatt-politikk-og-samfunn/harde-tider-ingeborg-eliassen-9788243008519, http://www.fagbladet3f.dk/temaer/polsk_jobfest/8becb8cba06c4079a981524fdeb0896d-20140520-coloplast-flytter-job-til-ungarn-med-45-millioner-fra-eu, http://www.fagbladet3f.dk/temaer/polsk_jobfest/36a65636ae7e4b208878912449bb12fc-20150205-eu-forbyder-udflytning-af-job-til-skattefri-zoner, RUT data in Denmark

Speakers
avatar for Crina Boros

Crina Boros

Investigative & Data Journalist | CAR Trainer, Investigate Europe | Trainer at the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ)
London-based investigative Journalist and CAR trainer at the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ), Crina specialises in data analysis, transparency cross-border and accountability-driven reporting. She currently freelances for Investigate Europe and and mentors at newsPeeks. She has published with the BBC, Thomson Reuters, The Sunday Times, Greenpeace, The Black Sea and OffshoreAlert.


Saturday May 9, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
1.23 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

13:00

Lunch
Saturday May 9, 2015 13:00 - 14:00
4th floor Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

14:00

Greece and Germany – The corruption portfolio
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
avatar for Nikolas Leontopoulos

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 →
avatar for Elisa Simantke

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

14:00

Launching CONNECTING CONTINENTS - intercontinental working grant pilot project
Speakers
avatar for Ides Debruyne

Ides Debruyne

Managing Director, Journalismfund.eu vzw
Ides Debruyne is cofounder and Managing Director of Journalismfund.eu.


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

14:00

Europe's big uncovered follow-the-money story II
Interested in covering public spending via tenders? Meet Adriana Homolova (the tender data coordinator during the Datharvest/EIJC 2015) and data developers and take a closer look at available data.

Speakers
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Data Journalist, Investico/One World
Adriana Homolová is a data journalist based in Amsterdam. She works as a data journalist at Investico a platform for investigative journalism and for the print and online magazine One World. She is passionate about coding, vector graphics and investigating government spending.


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

14:00

How to Investigate High Ranking Politicians?
This session with showcase “Unholy Alliances”, investigation that exposed the close ties between the country’s long-time president and organized crime in Montenegro. Until publication of this investigation, the small Balkan country was on a fast track to EU and NATO membership.

Speakers
avatar for Miranda Patrucic

Miranda Patrucic

Regional Editor, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
Miranda Patrucic is toonaangevend redacteur bij The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) en verantwoordelijk voor de regio van de Balkan tot Centraal-Azië. Ze krijgt half november in Washington de prestigieuze Knight International Award 2016 uitgereikt. Patrucic is gespecialiseerd in het onthullen van corruptieschandalen, bijvoorbeeld het Telecom-schandaal in Oezbekistan en het schandaal... Read More →


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

14:00

Keynote: Disruptive technologies in the service of journalism
Journalism is a rapidly changing field, but it nonetheless finds itself playing catch-up to recent technological disruptions, be they the advertising business model, the NSA, RSS, PGP, or any number of other acronyms and neologisms. While these disruptions are difficult, this is a critical time to investigate whether our ideas of news and society can be productively reinvestigated.  What are the structural shifts that are driving change? Which  aspects of journalism, investigation, and the means of news production must be defended at all costs? and what others strategically capitulated, as new methods may offer better alternatives? Csikszentmihalyi can't fully answer these questions, but will do his best to cover his own experiences at an epicenter of technological production, and his experiences developing information technology for community information.

Moderators
avatar for Stefan Candea

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Csikszentmihalyi

Chris Csikszentmihalyi

Christopher Csikszentmihályi defines himself as an artist, designer, technologist and dude. He is known for inspiring and developing political technologies that rebalance power between citizens, corporations, and governments. Recently he started the Rootio project in collaboration with UNICEF a sociotechnical platform for community radio that will work to make community radio networked, interactive, and scalable but still... Read More →


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

14:00

Open Refine
Cleaning dirty data

Speakers
avatar for Niels Mulvad

Niels Mulvad

Editor, Kaas & Mulvad
Nils Mulvad er redaktør og grunnlegger av Kaas & Mulvad. Fra 2001 til 2006 var han direktør for Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting, DICAR. Fra 2001 var han assosiert professor ved den Danske Journalisthøyskolen. Nils Mulvad var en av de to grunnleggerne av Global Investigative Journalism Network og sitter i organisasjonens styre. | | ---- | NILS MULVAD is editor at Kaas & Mulvad. From 2001-2006 he... Read More →
avatar for Cécile Schilis-Gallego

Cécile Schilis-Gallego

Data journalist, ICIJ


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

14:00

J-Lab
The Journalism Lab is the place to meet, share experiences and skills and develop story ideas together. Coders, journalists, programmers and scholars alike are invited to get together here. The J-Lab runs continuously every day. You can arrange with colleagues to work on ideas or journalism methods, or you can walk in as you please and see what is going on.

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

14:00

Searching on Facebook
Finding People on Social Media – with Paul Myers. Learn the techniques, tricks and secret ways of finding people on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Harness the power of Geolocation and hack your way around Facebook’s new search engine. See how images can be traced and assist your investigation.

http://researchclinic.net/

Speakers
avatar for Paul Myers

Paul Myers

Internet Research Specialist, BBC
Paul Myers has been working at the sharp edge of online research for nearly twenty years. He has been training his fellow journalists since the turn of the century. He first used the Internet at school, in 1978. He became a news information researcher, for the BBC, in 1995, and eventually became a trainer and consultant for the corporation's training division, in 1999. Blending his previous career as a computer programmer with the world of... Read More →


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

14:00

Introduction to the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom
This is the introductory session to the two-day workshop Experience exchanges between investigative journalists and media freedom practitioners and experts, which brings together three networks of actors on Freedom of Expression: the investigative journalism community, the campaigning organizations, and the scholars researching use and abuse. The goal is to find new ways of cooperating between the networks; to find ways to connect and benefit from each other’s knowledge and experiences; and to explore which measures will best ensure the protection against threats to freedom of expression in Europe.

Speakers

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

15:15

Follow the Money
How do you track assets around the world? How can u follow illegal money and corporate cash across borders? How to uncover secrets held in tax heavens? This session will teach you how to gather, process and visualize information to shine a light on how organized crime and corrupt politicians operate.

Speakers
avatar for Miranda Patrucic

Miranda Patrucic

Regional Editor, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
Miranda Patrucic is toonaangevend redacteur bij The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) en verantwoordelijk voor de regio van de Balkan tot Centraal-Azië. Ze krijgt half november in Washington de prestigieuze Knight International Award 2016 uitgereikt. Patrucic is gespecialiseerd in het onthullen van corruptieschandalen, bijvoorbeeld het Telecom-schandaal in Oezbekistan en het schandaal... Read More →


Saturday May 9, 2015 15:15 - 16:15
1.22 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

15:15

Quick Pitch: Black Sea Region
Mapping HIV: HIV numbers are rising at a record rate in Russia and nearby countries in eastern Europe, passing an unprecedented 100,000 annual new cases. But features on this subject are dry, depressing and ignored - because no one wants to share a story on HIV. It's too miserable. Using data tools, social media and sparkling prose, how The Black Sea succeeded and failed to make HIV a headline issue in a media world resistant to tackling the drama of AIDS. http://www.theblacksea.eu/index.php?idT=88&idC=88&idRec=1192&recType=multimedia

The Ghosts of Sochi: Ghosts of Sochi is a Journalismfund.eu-supported cross-border investigation by journalists from the UK, Romania's theblacksea.eu and Novaya Gazeta in Russia. It reveals how bad oversight of subcontractors in Sochi created a climate of corruption and woeful safety practices which contributed to the deaths of hundreds of undocumented migrant workers. http://www.journalismfund.eu/ghostsofsochi

Shady deals on sports complex: The story reveals an international corruption scheme behind the planned construction of Heydar Aliyev Sports Complex in Moldova’s Gagauziya region. The governor of Gagauziya who negotiated the deal with Azerbaijan and the daughters of President Ilham Aliyev have a special interest in the project, which may not be as charitable as it looks at first glance. http://www.kyivpost.com/content/russia-and-former-soviet-union/sports-complex-stalls-in-moldovas-gagauzia-amid-shady-deals-353647.html

Speakers
RA

Roman Anin

Deputy editor, Novaya Gazeta
avatar for Michael Bird

Michael Bird

Editor/Reporter/Writer, www.theblacksea.eu
Michael Bird is a UK journalist based in Bucharest, working in text, photography and film - including deep investigations into animal cruelty, drug abuse and cybercrime. His work has been published in Business Insider, The Independent on Sunday, Design Week and EUobserver. Previously he was founding editor of The Diplomat - Bucharest and now edits online in-depth journalism portal www.theblacksea.eu | Twitter: @MichaelBirdUK
avatar for Stefan Candea

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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Dumitru Lazur

Dumitru Lazur is the co-founder of the online platform LaEtaj.md (Moldova). LaEtaj.md counters the lack of transparency and accountability in the construction industry and state institutions by facilitating citizen engagement. LaEtaj.md uses open and paid databases and freedom of information act to make a crucial database on construction companies’ activity. It is open and accessible for re-use and helps citizens make informed decisions... Read More →
avatar for Craig Shaw

Craig Shaw

Craig Shaw is a British journalist and Fellow at the Centre for Investigative Journalism in London. Specialising in cross-border corruption and human rights, he previously worked for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists on the global “Offshore Leaks” investigation which helped lift the veil on the secretive world of tax havens. Shaw's reports have been published in leading international... Read More →


Saturday May 9, 2015 15:15 - 16:15
1.24 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

15:15

Collaborate and Visualise – advancing the European Corruption Observatory
Transparency International prepares a tool to follow media publications covering journalism. This project is supported by the European Commission. ECO is a new media monitoring tool that will focus solely on corruption related stories. The database will collate media stories about corruption across the 28 member states. The content will then be tagged which will allow for users to search the database for media stories by country, named individual (and variants), named company, sectors and type of corruption (bribery, fraud, undue influence etc. and combinations of these). This will help facilitate the analysis and identification of trends in corruption across the EU as well as assist in the identification of cross-border cases of corruption. Sitting alongside this media monitoring tool will be ECO match – a “dating website” for all those interested in investigating corruption. This online portal will create a network of journalists, hackers, civil society, corruption experts, policy makers and law enforcement agencies across all of the member states. This will help encourage further collaboration among the network and assist users in finding key partners around the EU to further their investigations into corruption. Dataharvest participants are invited to comment on the tool.

This seminar is organised by Transparency International and Journalismfund.eu, and financed by the European Commission.

Speakers
avatar for Alison Coleman

Alison Coleman

Project Coordinator, Transparency International EU Liaison Office
Alison is the Project Coordinator for the European Corruption Observatory, an online database of media reports on corruption and a meeting point for journalists, hackers, experts and all those interested in corruption.
avatar for Ides Debruyne

Ides Debruyne

Managing Director, Journalismfund.eu vzw
Ides Debruyne is cofounder and Managing Director of Journalismfund.eu.


Saturday May 9, 2015 15:15 - 16:15
1.25 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

15:15

Keeping an eye on lawmakers – EU Integrity Watch
EU Integrity Watch is a user-friendly interactive database that provides a unique overview of the activities and incomes of members of the European Parliament. With a number of graphic filters, rankings and a powerful search-function it allows journalists, NGOs and the wider public to monitor their elected representatives for potential conflicts of interest. As a next step we aim to extend the platform to include a comprehensive dataset on lobby contacts with the European institutions. At the same time the technology and website will be disseminated at the national level in a number of EU member states. Daniel Freund from Transparency International explains the exact sources of the compiled database and shows options on how to download, use the built-in analytical tools etc.

http://www.integritywatch.eu/

Moderators
avatar for Ides Debruyne

Ides Debruyne

Managing Director, Journalismfund.eu vzw
Ides Debruyne is cofounder and Managing Director of Journalismfund.eu.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Freund

Daniel Freund

Head of Advocacy EU Integrity, Transparency International EU
Daniel Freund leads Transparency International's work on the integrity of the EU institutions. He is responsible for EU Integrity Watch (www.integritywatch.eu), as well as the work on legislative transparency, conflicts of interest, lobbying, revolving doors and the legislative footprint. He is based in Brussels. | Before joining TI, Daniel was a political adviser in the European Parliament working on constitutional and legal issues. He has... Read More →


Saturday May 9, 2015 15:15 - 16:15
1.26 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

15:15

Inequality: How to translate an abstract term into a documentary
The World Economic Forum mentions inequality as the number one risk tendency. International Monetary Foundation discusses inequality and the relation of equality and robust growth. And two scholars’ book about inequality has become a bestseller. Katharine Round and Christo Hird set out to do a documentary on the subject. Meet them and hear “the making of” The Spirit Level on how to turn abstract research about the relation between inequality and health into a capturing documentary.

http://reports.weforum.org/outlook-global-agenda-2015/top-10-trends-of-2015/1-deepening-income-inequality/, http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/sdn/2014/sdn1402.pdf, http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/09/society-unequal-the-spirit-level, http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/jun/30/the-spirit-level-documentary, http://dartmouthfilms.com/spirit-level, http://thespiritleveldocumentary.com/about

Speakers
avatar for Katharine Round

Katharine Round

Documentary maker


Saturday May 9, 2015 15:15 - 16:15
1.19 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

15:15

Threats against freedom of expression – case studies by journalists
Introduction to Freedom of Expression terminology, case studies from Belgium/EU, Hungary, Russia

Moderators
avatar for Ides Debruyne

Ides Debruyne

Managing Director, Journalismfund.eu vzw
Ides Debruyne is cofounder and Managing Director of Journalismfund.eu.

Speakers
RA

Roman Anin

Deputy editor, Novaya Gazeta
avatar for Balasz Nagy Navarro

Balasz Nagy Navarro

Journalist, activist, Freelance
Balazs had been working as Senior Foreign News Editor at the Hungarian Public Television reporting from all over the world . Beside his journalist work he has been involved in human rights activism and set up an independent trade union in 2010. He had been fired from his job in 2011 after starting a hunger strike as a protest against news manipulation in the Hungarian public media . Balazs got the award of the International Reporter of 2012... Read More →
avatar for Hans-Martin Tillack

Hans-Martin Tillack

Reporter, Stern


Saturday May 9, 2015 15:15 - 16:15
1.06 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

15:15

J-Lab (TED Data Special): Opening up public spending through EU Tender Electronic Daily
Opening up public spending through EU Tender Electronic Daily. What data are out there, what are the problems and what have we started on already?

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The Journalism Lab is the place to meet, share experiences and skills and develop story ideas together. Coders, journalists, programmers and scholars alike are invited to get together here. The J-Lab runs continuously every day. You can arrange with colleagues to work on ideas or journalism methods, or you can walk in as you please and see what is going on.

Speakers
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Data Journalist, Investico/One World
Adriana Homolová is a data journalist based in Amsterdam. She works as a data journalist at Investico a platform for investigative journalism and for the print and online magazine One World. She is passionate about coding, vector graphics and investigating government spending.


Saturday May 9, 2015 15:15 - 16:15
1.07 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

15:15

The saga of the Trichet-letters
After a multiple-year access to documents fight with the European Central Bank, a letter from the ECB unveiled how pressure was put on Ireland. Gavin Sheridan will tell about his fights to get the Trichet-letters - because the public needs to know about the ECB-activities and policies. http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/trichet-letter-revealed-ecb-threatened-to-stop-emergency-funding-unless-ireland-took-bailout-1.1989869, http://thestory.ie/2014/11/06/trichet-letter-leaked/

Speakers
avatar for Gavin Sheridan

Gavin Sheridan

Co-founder, TheStory.ie
Gavin Sheridan er undersøkende journalist, innnsynsekspert og grunnlegger av Vizlegal. Han var tidligere innovasjonsdirektør i Storyful. I Storyful utviklet han teknikk og metoder for å verifisere brukergenerert innhold. Storyful har blant annet laget avanserte systemer for å overvåke hendelsesnyheter. | ---- | Gavin Sheridan is an investigative journalist, access to information expert, founder of legal startup... Read More →


Saturday May 9, 2015 15:15 - 16:15
1.23 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

16:30

Threats against freedom of expression – case studies by experts
Case studies of breaches of Fredom of Expression by three expert organisations working in the field

Speakers
avatar for Elif Akgül

Elif Akgül

Freedom of Speech editor, bianet.org
Elif Akgül is the Freedom of Speech editor at Independent Communication Network’s (BIA) news-portal project bianet.org run by IPS Communication Foundation-Turkey. BIA Project has been implementing and promoting rights- based journalism in Turkey since 2001. Elif studied Film and TV (BA) and still writing her dissertation on cyberspace at Istanbul Bilgi University Philosophy and Social Thought Masters Programme. Cyber issues, media... Read More →
avatar for Liana Ganea

Liana Ganea

Program Director, ActiveWatch
Liana Ganea is a free speech activist. In Romania, for the past 17 years, she built, consolidated and coordinated the FreeEx program of ActiveWatch, focusing on protecting and promoting the right to freedom of expression and freedom of the press. Since 2014 she is also a secretary of Sponge, an experimental media lab, liaising journalists, activists, developers, information designers, legal experts and students.
avatar for Jonathan McCully

Jonathan McCully

Jonathan McCully is the Case and Project Support Officer at the Media Legal Defence Initiative, and supports the organisation with its strategic litigation and the delivery of its training programmes. The Media Legal Defence Initiative is a non-governmental organisation that focuses on providing legal defence to journalists and independent media around the world. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Trinity College Dublin in... Read More →


Saturday May 9, 2015 16:30 - 17:30
1.06 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

16:30

Looking ahead
End of the second full day. While everyone is still around, we'll gather to look ahead to what the future has in store for investigative and data journalism. And for Journalismfund.eu. We'll discuss the upcoming deadlines, new projects and how to stay in touch. It's also the time for thank yous and feedback.

Don't forget there is still half a day choke full of workshops on Sunday morning!

Speakers
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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
avatar for Ides Debruyne

Ides Debruyne

Managing Director, Journalismfund.eu vzw
Ides Debruyne is cofounder and Managing Director of Journalismfund.eu.
avatar for Rafael Njotea

Rafael Njotea

Communication, Journalismfund.eu
Rafael Njotea (1986) is in charge of Journalismfund.eu's communication. He is not a journalist, although he holds them in high regard, #obvs. Languages and the written word will forever be his first love.


Saturday May 9, 2015 16:30 - 17:30
1.19 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
 
Sunday, May 10
 

09:00

Safety Net Manual – Guidelines for Journalists in Extraordinary or Emergency Situations
This manual contains definitions, advice and practical examples connected to the regular activities od media workers and media outlets in extraordinary situations, like reporting from conflict areas, during demonstrations and social unrest, about natural and other disasters, and reporting under internal and external pressures, threats and law suits. It covers basic principles of ethical journalism, including corruption and examines new challenges presented by new technologies.

Speakers
avatar for Sasa Lekovic

Sasa Lekovic

Sasa Lekovic, born in 1979, used to work as journalist and editor in Croatian print media and radio. Since 2003 he has been working as a freelance investigative reporter, lecturer and trainer in Southeastern European countries as well as director of the Investigative Reporting Center (IJC) based in Zagreb, Croatia. The biggest regional projects: NetNovinar media training center Manager (Mediacentar Sarajevo / IJC, 2004 – 2007), Author and... Read More →


Sunday May 10, 2015 09:00 - 10:25
1.25 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

09:00

Because we all need to know how to use it: Excel for beginners
In one single session you cannot learn all of Excel's secrets. But what you can learn are the first simple steps to build your own database or to edit a straightforward spreadsheet. That is what Crina Boros will teach you. A bit of powering through and then you can get to work. Because every journalist should be able to work with Excel.

Speakers
avatar for Crina Boros

Crina Boros

Investigative & Data Journalist | CAR Trainer, Investigate Europe | Trainer at the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ)
London-based investigative Journalist and CAR trainer at the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ), Crina specialises in data analysis, transparency cross-border and accountability-driven reporting. She currently freelances for Investigate Europe and and mentors at newsPeeks. She has published with the BBC, Thomson Reuters, The Sunday Times, Greenpeace, The Black Sea and OffshoreAlert.


Sunday May 10, 2015 09:00 - 10:25
1.26 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

09:00

Importing PDFs
Importing PDF - getting data out of the piles. We train CometDocs and structuring in Excel

Speakers
avatar for John Bones

John Bones

Journalist/Board Member SKUP, VG/SKUP
John Bones er journalist i VG og medlem i SKUP-styret. Bones har mange års erfaring med datastøttet journalistikk og har ledet SKUPs studieturer til NICAR-konferansene de siste tre årene. John hadde også ansvaret for dataseminarene under GIJC på Lillehammer i 2015. | Han har flere ganger undervist i databaserte teknikker på SKUP, ved Global Investigative Journalism Conference og ved nasjonale konferanser i... Read More →
avatar for Anuška Delić

Anuška Delić

Journalist, DeloData project leader, Delo daily
Investigative and data journalist with Slovenia's leading daily broadsheet newspaper Delo. There Delić leads DeloData, a project aimed at establishing and developing data journalism within Delo's newsroom. | | Delić, who has recently been in a court trial for allegedly publishing classified information of the Intelligence Agency, is also among the most prolific freedom of information requesters in Slovenia. She is team leader of The... Read More →
avatar for Niels Mulvad

Niels Mulvad

Editor, Kaas & Mulvad
Nils Mulvad er redaktør og grunnlegger av Kaas & Mulvad. Fra 2001 til 2006 var han direktør for Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting, DICAR. Fra 2001 var han assosiert professor ved den Danske Journalisthøyskolen. Nils Mulvad var en av de to grunnleggerne av Global Investigative Journalism Network og sitter i organisasjonens styre. | | ---- | NILS MULVAD is editor at Kaas & Mulvad. From 2001-2006 he... Read More →


Sunday May 10, 2015 09:00 - 10:25
1.24 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

09:00

Using hypotheses: the core of the investigative method
In Story-Based Inquiry, an investigation begins with a hypothesis. This is an answer to the question “What do you think that happened?” In this session participants will learn to explore possible story angles, and to rephrase them as concrete events that can be verified. Knowing what you are looking for increases your chances of discovering it. A hypothesis also makes it easier to co-operate in a team and to “sell” an idea to editors or clients.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Lee Hunter

Mark Lee Hunter

Founding member, Story-Based Inquiry Associates
Mark Lee Hunter is onderzoeksjournalist en docent. Samen met collega’s van business school Insead onderzocht hij de recente successen van zogenaamde ‘stakeholder media’. Hij is medeoprichter van The Stakeholder Media Project en co-auteur van “Power Is Everywhere: How stakeholder-driven media are capturing a future in the news industry, and how they can build your future”, dat... Read More →
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Luuk Sengers

Trainer, Lecturer, Investigative Journalist, Freelance journalist
Luuk Sengers Luuk Sengers is docent onderzoeksjournalistiek, onder meer aan de opleiding Internationale Research Journalistiek(IRJ). Daarnaast traint en adviseert hij professionals in het gebruik van onderzoekstechnieken. Samen met Mark Lee Hunter ontwikkelde Sengers de internationaal gewaardeerde Story-Based Inquiry methode, een systematische en snelle manier om onderzoek te doen.


Sunday May 10, 2015 09:00 - 10:25
1.22 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

09:00

Information security for journalists II
(You need to have attended session 'Information security for journalists I' to be able to attend this workshop. Bring your own computer. For the hands-on part of the workshop the CIJ Logan Infosec handbook will be used: http://www.tcij.org/resources/handbooks/infosec)

For journalists, the ability to effectively provide confidentiality could determine if sources will communicate at all. Glenn Greenwald was almost passed over for the scoop of a lifetime because he did not have encrypted email on his laptop at the time Snowden was trying to contact him.

Journalists and citizens have now begun to include their email encryption PGP/GPG key fingerprint on their business cards and in their email signatures, so potential contacts know there is the option of secure communication. Encrypting email will be one of the options you'll have at your disposal at the end of the workshop as well as anonymous browsing and the ability to encrypt files for safe storage.

The software is free (as in cost and free-as-in-freedom, more on that in the course). It runs on any post-2007 laptop that has Windows, Linux or MacOSX on it. To be secure your installed software must still be supported (so no Windows XP for instance). Because of the very different technical internal workings of tablets and smartphones we currently do not support them. The CIJ handbook has a more detailed explanation of our reasons for this.

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Arjen Kamphuis

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Gendo.ch
is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Gendo (http://www.gendo.nl/en/blog/arjen). Previously he worked for IBM as an IT architect, trainer and IT strategy advisor. Since 2005, as CTO of Gendo, he has advised governments, non-profits and Fortune-500 companies on technology policy issues. Since 2009 Arjen has been training journalists, politicians, lawyers, human rights workers and whistleblowers to defend their communications and data... Read More →


Sunday May 10, 2015 09:00 - 10:25
1.06 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

09:00

Wobbing the Commission
Prepare and target your freedom of information request. In the European Institutions applicants have to turn to the institutions, who hold the documents. Brigitte Alfter will give a step-by-step introduction on how to file WoB-requests with the European Commission. You can supplement this session with the one about wobbing the Council by Staffan Dahllöf.

http://www.wobbing.eu

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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


Sunday May 10, 2015 09:00 - 10:25
1.23 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

10:35

Business journalist: How to find stories in European data
Anne Skjerning is a Danish business journalist basing much of her work on European data. Anne will present her data sources among EU, OECD and numerous other players and explain, how she finds stories in those data.

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Sunday May 10, 2015 10:35 - 12:00
1.25 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

10:35

Document Cloud
DocumentCloud. Organizing the papertrail. Practical training

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Crina Boros

Investigative & Data Journalist | CAR Trainer, Investigate Europe | Trainer at the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ)
London-based investigative Journalist and CAR trainer at the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ), Crina specialises in data analysis, transparency cross-border and accountability-driven reporting. She currently freelances for Investigate Europe and and mentors at newsPeeks. She has published with the BBC, Thomson Reuters, The Sunday Times, Greenpeace, The Black Sea and OffshoreAlert.
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Anuška Delić

Journalist, DeloData project leader, Delo daily
Investigative and data journalist with Slovenia's leading daily broadsheet newspaper Delo. There Delić leads DeloData, a project aimed at establishing and developing data journalism within Delo's newsroom. | | Delić, who has recently been in a court trial for allegedly publishing classified information of the Intelligence Agency, is also among the most prolific freedom of information requesters in Slovenia. She is team leader of The... Read More →
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Niels Mulvad

Editor, Kaas & Mulvad
Nils Mulvad er redaktør og grunnlegger av Kaas & Mulvad. Fra 2001 til 2006 var han direktør for Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting, DICAR. Fra 2001 var han assosiert professor ved den Danske Journalisthøyskolen. Nils Mulvad var en av de to grunnleggerne av Global Investigative Journalism Network og sitter i organisasjonens styre. | | ---- | NILS MULVAD is editor at Kaas & Mulvad. From 2001-2006 he... Read More →


Sunday May 10, 2015 10:35 - 12:00
1.24 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

10:35

How to pitch a story
Entrepreneurial journalism is gaining ground and in-depth journalism often depends on alternative funding. With the example of Journalismfund.eu hear about how to pitch a story, how to communicate with a jury.

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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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Trine Smistrup

Journalist, Smistrup EU
Trine is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she works as a freelance journalist and project coordinator. She works part-time for Journalismfund.eu as an editorial project assistant in charge of preparing the applications for the jury and following up on the ongoing investigations. She has been a coordinator for the Nordic Journalism Center’s program in Russia for a total of six years. She has also been the project coordinator for SCOOP... Read More →


Sunday May 10, 2015 10:35 - 12:00
1.26 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

10:35

Mastering timelines: the royal road to a successful project
In Story-Based Inquiry, the hypothesis accounts for the principal event. But something must have happened first, to make that event possible. And after the event occurs, there will be further events and consequences. In this session participants will learn how to use their imaginations to construct a hypothetical chain of events (timeline), which can be used to guide investigators toward sources and documents with a high degree of accuracy.

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Mark Lee Hunter

Founding member, Story-Based Inquiry Associates
Mark Lee Hunter is onderzoeksjournalist en docent. Samen met collega’s van business school Insead onderzocht hij de recente successen van zogenaamde ‘stakeholder media’. Hij is medeoprichter van The Stakeholder Media Project en co-auteur van “Power Is Everywhere: How stakeholder-driven media are capturing a future in the news industry, and how they can build your future”, dat... Read More →
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Luuk Sengers

Trainer, Lecturer, Investigative Journalist, Freelance journalist
Luuk Sengers Luuk Sengers is docent onderzoeksjournalistiek, onder meer aan de opleiding Internationale Research Journalistiek(IRJ). Daarnaast traint en adviseert hij professionals in het gebruik van onderzoekstechnieken. Samen met Mark Lee Hunter ontwikkelde Sengers de internationaal gewaardeerde Story-Based Inquiry methode, een systematische en snelle manier om onderzoek te doen.


Sunday May 10, 2015 10:35 - 12:00
1.22 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

10:35

Wobbing the Council
Prepare and target your freedom of information request. In the European Institutions applicants have to turn to the institutions, who hold the documents. Staffan Dahllöf will give a step-by-step introduction on how to file WoB-requests with the European Council and the member states. You can supplement this session with the one about wobbing the Commission by Brigitte Alfter.

http://www.wobbing.eu

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Staffan Dahllöf

Freelance reporter based in Copenhagen
Staffan Dahllöf (1955) is a freelance reporter based in Copenhagen. Dahllöf is a member of the Farmsubsidy team. In 1993 he was co-editor and co-author of "Journalisternas EG-handbok", a guide in Swedish on EC/EU reporting. Since 1994 he has been engaged in courses on EU reporting arranged by The Swedish Institute for Further Education of Journalists (FOJO) and by the European Journalist Center (EJC) in Maastricht.


Sunday May 10, 2015 10:35 - 12:00
1.23 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium