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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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Friday, May 8
 

10:00 CEST

Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

Brigitte Alfter

Managing Editor, Journalismfund.eu
Co-founder and Managing Editor at Journalismfund.eu, a support structure for in-depth, innovative and independent journalism in Europe. Brigitte is a senior Danish-German journalist, she has won multiple awards and is proud that these awards were always granted to her and team members.Having... Read More →
avatar for Ides Debruyne

Ides Debruyne

Managing Director, Journalismfund.eu
Ides Debruyne is co-founder and Managing Director of Journalismfund.eu, the first independent non-profit organisation established in 1998 by citizens to facilitate independent investigative journalism in order to promote democracy by connecting donors and journalists.(Photo © Hadeer Mahmoud... Read More →
avatar for Journalismfund.eu

Journalismfund.eu

Journalismfund.eu
Journalismfund.eu vzw is an independent non‐profit organisation established in 1998 with the purpose of stimulating in-depth and independent journalism in Europe.


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

10:20 CEST

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, GIJN/ICIJ
Margo Smit is news ombudsman since August 1, 2015, overseeing the journalistic output of the Dutch public broadcasters at NPO since january 1, 2017.Smit has been working in journalism since 1989. She was successively a desk editor at commercial and public broadcasters, parliamentary... Read More →


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

11:00 CEST

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
Ides Debruyne is co-founder and Managing Director of Journalismfund.eu, the first independent non-profit organisation established in 1998 by citizens to facilitate independent investigative journalism in order to promote democracy by connecting donors and journalists.(Photo © Hadeer Mahmoud... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marina Walker Guevara

Marina Walker Guevara

Deputy Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
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... Read More →


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

12:00 CEST

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, GIJN/ICIJ
Margo Smit is news ombudsman since August 1, 2015, overseeing the journalistic output of the Dutch public broadcasters at NPO since january 1, 2017.Smit has been working in journalism since 1989. She was successively a desk editor at commercial and public broadcasters, parliamentary... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mar Cabra

Mar Cabra

Member, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)
Mar Cabra, is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Until last year, she was the head of the Data & Research Unit which produces the organisation's key data work and also develops tools for better collaborative investigative journalism. She... 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 . He is specialized in security reporting and long term investigative projects. As member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), he collaborated on LuxLeaks, SwissLeaks, Evicted&Abandoned, the Panama Papers, Bahamas Leaks, the Paradise Papers and th... Read More →
avatar for Minna Knus-Galán

Minna Knus-Galán

Investigative reporter, YLE, Finnish Broadcasting Company
Minna Knus-Galán investigated the global, secretive billion euro business of used clothes with trackers. The team followed used garments from recycling containers through Europe and all the way to Africa for seven months. Minna has also investigated garment factories in Bangladesh... 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... Read More →


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

12:00 CEST

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 CEST
1.21 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
  Data, Presentation

12:00 CEST

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... Read More →
avatar for Nils Mulvad

Nils Mulvad

Investigative Reporting Denmark
Nils Mulvad is a co-founder of the Global Network for  Investigative Journalism and other international networks such as  Farmsubsidy.org. He was CEO for the Danish International Center for  Analytical Reporting 2001-2006, European journalist of the year in 2006,  and he also... Read More →


Friday May 8, 2015 12:00 - 13:00 CEST
1.07 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
  J-Lab, Hands-on

13:00 CEST

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

Managing Editor, Journalismfund.eu
Co-founder and Managing Editor at Journalismfund.eu, a support structure for in-depth, innovative and independent journalism in Europe. Brigitte is a senior Danish-German journalist, she has won multiple awards and is proud that these awards were always granted to her and team members.Having... Read More →

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 CEST
1.23 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
  Wobbing, Workshop

14:00 CEST

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 al meer dan 15 jaar journalist bij de krant De Tijd. Als justitie- en onderzoeksjournalist legde Lars al talloze schandalen bloot, waarvoor hij meermaals bekroond werd. Bové is lid van het internationale netwerk ICIJ, dat de beste onderzoeksjournalisten van de wereld... Read More →
avatar for Mar Cabra

Mar Cabra

Member, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)
Mar Cabra, is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Until last year, she was the head of the Data & Research Unit which produces the organisation's key data work and also develops tools for better collaborative investigative journalism. She... Read More →
avatar for Alexandre Léchenet

Alexandre Léchenet

Data Journalist
Journaliste spécialisé dans l'analyse de données, la réflexion sur de nouveaux formats ainsi que sur les sciences, les données personnelles et les nouvelles technologies de l'information et de la communication (réseaux sociaux, données personnelles, données publiques... Read More →
avatar for Julia Stein

Julia Stein

Editor/ Chairwoman, Netzwerk Recherche
Julia Stein ist seit September 2016 Leiterin der trimedialen Redaktion Politik und Recherche im Landesfunkhaus Schleswig-Holstein. Zuvor war sie stellvertretende Leiterin im NDR Ressort Investigation. Sie hat die internationalen Rechercheprojekte PanamaPapers, Luxleaks, Offshoreleaks... Read More →


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

14:00 CEST

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

Managing Editor, Journalismfund.eu
Co-founder and Managing Editor at Journalismfund.eu, a support structure for in-depth, innovative and independent journalism in Europe. Brigitte is a senior Danish-German journalist, she has won multiple awards and is proud that these awards were always granted to her and team members.Having... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mike Rasenberg

Mike Rasenberg

Head of Unit Computational Assessment & Dissemination, European Chemicals Agency


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

14:00 CEST

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

head of data and visualization, Átlátszó.hu
Data journalist at Átlátszó.hu, head of visual journalism team of Átló. Master teacher of journalism and information graphics at Institute of Art Theory and Media Research of Eötvös Loránd Science University. 


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

14:00 CEST

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 CEST
1.07 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
  J-Lab, Hands-on

15:15 CEST

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

Founder, Co-ordinator, European Investigative Collaborators
Stefan Candea, Romania, is an investigative journalist and co-founder of the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism (CRJI), a nonprofit registered in Bucharest, Romania. His cross-border investigative stories on organized crime won several international awards.He will be working... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Roman Anin

Roman Anin

Editor, Novaya Gazeta
Novaya Gazeta. Until 2008 Roman worked in the sport section, specialising on sport investigations (fixed matches, corruption etc.). In August 2008 he was sent to cover the war in South Ossetia, and once back from the war he was offered to move to the investigative section of the... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Grey

Stephen Grey

Reporter, Reuters
Stephen Grey is special correspondent on the global investigative team at Reuters. He has previously worked as a foreign correspondent and head of investigations at the Sunday Times in London, and has reported and made both films and broadcasts for the New York Times, Guardian, BBC... Read More →


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

15:15 CEST

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

Member, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)
Mar Cabra, is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Until last year, she was the head of the Data & Research Unit which produces the organisation's key data work and also develops tools for better collaborative investigative journalism. She... Read More →


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

15:15 CEST

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
Ides Debruyne is co-founder and Managing Director of Journalismfund.eu, the first independent non-profit organisation established in 1998 by citizens to facilitate independent investigative journalism in order to promote democracy by connecting donors and journalists.(Photo © Hadeer Mahmoud... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for András Pethő

András Pethő

Co-Founder and Editor, Direkt 36
Co-founder and editor of investigative reporting center Direkt36. Previously, András was a senior editor at the news site Origo, which he left in protest against political pressure in 2014. András also worked for the BBC World Service and the investigative unit of The Washington... Read More →


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

15:15 CEST

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
Ides Debruyne is co-founder and Managing Director of Journalismfund.eu, the first independent non-profit organisation established in 1998 by citizens to facilitate independent investigative journalism in order to promote democracy by connecting donors and journalists.(Photo © Hadeer Mahmoud... Read More →

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... Read More →


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

15:15 CEST

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 CEST
1.07 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
  J-Lab, Hands-on

15:15 CEST

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, GIJN/ICIJ
Margo Smit is news ombudsman since August 1, 2015, overseeing the journalistic output of the Dutch public broadcasters at NPO since january 1, 2017.Smit has been working in journalism since 1989. She was successively a desk editor at commercial and public broadcasters, parliamentary... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Staffan Dahllöf

Staffan Dahllöf

Freelance reporter, freelance, Denemarken
Eager to discuss any matter related to EU-reporting, especially FOI/Wobbing-issues. Have taken part in crossborder project Farmsubsidy.org, the Facebook arrests  the MEP's Project, Chlorpyrifos (the most dangerous pesticide you've never hear of), Illegal pesticide + ongoing Covid... 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... Read More →
avatar for Minna Knus-Galán

Minna Knus-Galán

Investigative reporter, YLE, Finnish Broadcasting Company
Minna Knus-Galán investigated the global, secretive billion euro business of used clothes with trackers. The team followed used garments from recycling containers through Europe and all the way to Africa for seven months. Minna has also investigated garment factories in Bangladesh... Read More →
avatar for Nils Mulvad

Nils Mulvad

Investigative Reporting Denmark
Nils Mulvad is a co-founder of the Global Network for  Investigative Journalism and other international networks such as  Farmsubsidy.org. He was CEO for the Danish International Center for  Analytical Reporting 2001-2006, European journalist of the year in 2006,  and he also... Read More →


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

16:30 CEST

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

Managing Editor, Journalismfund.eu
Co-founder and Managing Editor at Journalismfund.eu, a support structure for in-depth, innovative and independent journalism in Europe. Brigitte is a senior Danish-German journalist, she has won multiple awards and is proud that these awards were always granted to her and team members.Having... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mar Cabra

Mar Cabra

Member, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)
Mar Cabra, is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Until last year, she was the head of the Data & Research Unit which produces the organisation's key data work and also develops tools for better collaborative investigative journalism. She... Read More →
avatar for Stefan Candea

Stefan Candea

Founder, Co-ordinator, European Investigative Collaborators
Stefan Candea, Romania, is an investigative journalist and co-founder of the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism (CRJI), a nonprofit registered in Bucharest, Romania. His cross-border investigative stories on organized crime won several international awards.He will be working... Read More →
avatar for Marina Walker Guevara

Marina Walker Guevara

Deputy Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
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... Read More →
avatar for Nicolas Kayser-Bril

Nicolas Kayser-Bril

Data-driven journalist, trainer & author.Interested in pandas, D3, scraping, climate and the history of cooking.
avatar for Jacopo Ottaviani

Jacopo Ottaviani

acopo Ottaviani is an Italian journalist and computer scientist. He is experienced in data journalism, interactive storytelling and cross border project management. He builds visualizations and narratives around data and his works have been published by, among others, The Guardian... Read More →


Friday May 8, 2015 16:30 - 17:30 CEST
1.19 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
  Cross-border, Round Table

16:30 CEST

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
avatar for Roman Anin

Roman Anin

Editor, Novaya Gazeta
Novaya Gazeta. Until 2008 Roman worked in the sport section, specialising on sport investigations (fixed matches, corruption etc.). In August 2008 he was sent to cover the war in South Ossetia, and once back from the war he was offered to move to the investigative section of the... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Grey

Stephen Grey

Reporter, Reuters
Stephen Grey is special correspondent on the global investigative team at Reuters. He has previously worked as a foreign correspondent and head of investigations at the Sunday Times in London, and has reported and made both films and broadcasts for the New York Times, Guardian, BBC... Read More →


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

16:30 CEST

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

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist


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

16:30 CEST

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 CEST
1.07 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
  J-Lab, Hands-on

18:30 CEST

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

Journalist, Investigate Europe
Journalist since 1984 with - „tageszeitung“ (2 years),- „Der Spiegel“ (18 years) -- "Tagesspiegel" (since 2004) andInvestigate Europe (since 2016)several books, e.g. The Global Trap, 1996(Co-Author Hans-Peter Martin), published in 24 languagesAwards- Bruno-Kreisky-Preis für... Read More →


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

09:30 CEST

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... 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 CEST
1.24 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

09:30 CEST

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

Managing Editor, Journalismfund.eu
Co-founder and Managing Editor at Journalismfund.eu, a support structure for in-depth, innovative and independent journalism in Europe. Brigitte is a senior Danish-German journalist, she has won multiple awards and is proud that these awards were always granted to her and team members.Having... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Harald Schumann

Harald Schumann

Journalist, Investigate Europe
Journalist since 1984 with - „tageszeitung“ (2 years),- „Der Spiegel“ (18 years) -- "Tagesspiegel" (since 2004) andInvestigate Europe (since 2016)several books, e.g. The Global Trap, 1996(Co-Author Hans-Peter Martin), published in 24 languagesAwards- Bruno-Kreisky-Preis für... Read More →


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

09:30 CEST

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

Founder, Co-ordinator, European Investigative Collaborators
Stefan Candea, Romania, is an investigative journalist and co-founder of the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism (CRJI), a nonprofit registered in Bucharest, Romania. His cross-border investigative stories on organized crime won several international awards.He will be working... 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... Read More →


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

09:30 CEST

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... Read More →
avatar for András Pethő

András Pethő

Co-Founder and Editor, Direkt 36
Co-founder and editor of investigative reporting center Direkt36. Previously, András was a senior editor at the news site Origo, which he left in protest against political pressure in 2014. András also worked for the BBC World Service and the investigative unit of The Washington... Read More →
avatar for Katharine Round

Katharine Round

Documentary maker


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

09:30 CEST

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... Read More →
avatar for Nils Mulvad

Nils Mulvad

Investigative Reporting Denmark
Nils Mulvad is a co-founder of the Global Network for  Investigative Journalism and other international networks such as  Farmsubsidy.org. He was CEO for the Danish International Center for  Analytical Reporting 2001-2006, European journalist of the year in 2006,  and he also... Read More →


Saturday May 9, 2015 09:30 - 10:30 CEST
1.07 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
  J-Lab, Hands-on

10:45 CEST

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

Managing Editor, Journalismfund.eu
Co-founder and Managing Editor at Journalismfund.eu, a support structure for in-depth, innovative and independent journalism in Europe. Brigitte is a senior Danish-German journalist, she has won multiple awards and is proud that these awards were always granted to her and team members.Having... Read More →

Speakers

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

10:45 CEST

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 CEST
1.07 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
  J-Lab, Hands-on

10:45 CEST

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, freelance, Denemarken
Eager to discuss any matter related to EU-reporting, especially FOI/Wobbing-issues. Have taken part in crossborder project Farmsubsidy.org, the Facebook arrests  the MEP's Project, Chlorpyrifos (the most dangerous pesticide you've never hear of), Illegal pesticide + ongoing Covid... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Bones

John Bones

Managing Director, SKUP
John Bones is Managing Director at SKUP, the Norwegian Foundation for Investigative Reporting. For many years, Bones was the datajournalism specialist at VG, the most read daily newspaper in Norway, and previously was editor and politics editor. Started his career at Adresseavisen... Read More →
avatar for Tony Bunyan

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... Read More →
avatar for Nils Mulvad

Nils Mulvad

Investigative Reporting Denmark
Nils Mulvad is a co-founder of the Global Network for  Investigative Journalism and other international networks such as  Farmsubsidy.org. He was CEO for the Danish International Center for  Analytical Reporting 2001-2006, European journalist of the year in 2006,  and he also... Read More →


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

12:00 CEST

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

Managing Editor, Journalismfund.eu
Co-founder and Managing Editor at Journalismfund.eu, a support structure for in-depth, innovative and independent journalism in Europe. Brigitte is a senior Danish-German journalist, she has won multiple awards and is proud that these awards were always granted to her and team members.Having... Read More →


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

12:00 CEST

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

Projektleiter «Automated Journalism», Tamedia
Timo Grossenbacher (1987) verantwortet seit Sommer 2020 Projekte im Bereich «Automated Journalism» bei Tamedia. Davor war er mehr als fünf Jahre als Datenjournalist bei Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen tätig. Er hat Geographie und Informatik an der Universität Zürich studiert und... Read More →


Saturday May 9, 2015 12:00 - 13:00 CEST
1.07 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
  J-Lab, Hands-on

12:00 CEST

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 Reporter | Data Journalism Visiting Lecturer
A data-driven watchdog reporter based in London, I've also been training data journalism across the map. An IRE member and offspring of the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ), I've published with Reuters, the BBC, ICIJ, openDemocracy, Greenpeace Unearthed, Euobserver, The Black... Read More →


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

14:00 CEST

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... 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... Read More →


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

14:00 CEST

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

Ides Debruyne

Managing Director, Journalismfund.eu
Ides Debruyne is co-founder and Managing Director of Journalismfund.eu, the first independent non-profit organisation established in 1998 by citizens to facilitate independent investigative journalism in order to promote democracy by connecting donors and journalists.(Photo © Hadeer Mahmoud... Read More →


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

14:00 CEST

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

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist


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

14:00 CEST

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

Founder, Co-ordinator, European Investigative Collaborators
Stefan Candea, Romania, is an investigative journalist and co-founder of the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism (CRJI), a nonprofit registered in Bucharest, Romania. His cross-border investigative stories on organized crime won several international awards.He will be working... 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 plat... Read More →


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

14:00 CEST

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 CEST
1.07 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
  J-Lab, Hands-on

15:15 CEST

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
avatar for Roman Anin

Roman Anin

Editor, Novaya Gazeta
Novaya Gazeta. Until 2008 Roman worked in the sport section, specialising on sport investigations (fixed matches, corruption etc.). In August 2008 he was sent to cover the war in South Ossetia, and once back from the war he was offered to move to the investigative section of the... Read More →
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 drug abuse, civil war, crime, exorcism, fake news and animal cruelty. He now edits online in-depth journalism portal www.theblacksea.eu and has worked on... Read More →
avatar for Stefan Candea

Stefan Candea

Founder, Co-ordinator, European Investigative Collaborators
Stefan Candea, Romania, is an investigative journalist and co-founder of the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism (CRJI), a nonprofit registered in Bucharest, Romania. His cross-border investigative stories on organized crime won several international awards.He will be working... 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’ ac... 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 news media such as The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Sydney Morning Herald, L’Espresso and Thomson Reuters Found... Read More →


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

15:15 CEST

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
Ides Debruyne is co-founder and Managing Director of Journalismfund.eu, the first independent non-profit organisation established in 1998 by citizens to facilitate independent investigative journalism in order to promote democracy by connecting donors and journalists.(Photo © Hadeer Mahmoud... Read More →


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

15:15 CEST

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
Ides Debruyne is co-founder and Managing Director of Journalismfund.eu, the first independent non-profit organisation established in 1998 by citizens to facilitate independent investigative journalism in order to promote democracy by connecting donors and journalists.(Photo © Hadeer Mahmoud... Read More →

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... Read More →


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

15:15 CEST

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 CEST
1.19 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

15:15 CEST

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

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist


Saturday May 9, 2015 15:15 - 16:15 CEST
1.07 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
  J-Lab, Hands-on
 
Sunday, May 10
 

09:00 CEST

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 Reporter | Data Journalism Visiting Lecturer
A data-driven watchdog reporter based in London, I've also been training data journalism across the map. An IRE member and offspring of the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ), I've published with Reuters, the BBC, ICIJ, openDemocracy, Greenpeace Unearthed, Euobserver, The Black... Read More →


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

09:00 CEST

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

Speakers
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

Brigitte Alfter

Managing Editor, Journalismfund.eu
Co-founder and Managing Editor at Journalismfund.eu, a support structure for in-depth, innovative and independent journalism in Europe. Brigitte is a senior Danish-German journalist, she has won multiple awards and is proud that these awards were always granted to her and team members.Having... Read More →


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

10:35 CEST

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.

Speakers
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

Brigitte Alfter

Managing Editor, Journalismfund.eu
Co-founder and Managing Editor at Journalismfund.eu, a support structure for in-depth, innovative and independent journalism in Europe. Brigitte is a senior Danish-German journalist, she has won multiple awards and is proud that these awards were always granted to her and team members.Having... Read More →
avatar for Trine Smistrup

Trine Smistrup

Program director, ARENA for Journalism in Europe


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

10:35 CEST

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

Speakers
avatar for Staffan Dahllöf

Staffan Dahllöf

Freelance reporter, freelance, Denemarken
Eager to discuss any matter related to EU-reporting, especially FOI/Wobbing-issues. Have taken part in crossborder project Farmsubsidy.org, the Facebook arrests  the MEP's Project, Chlorpyrifos (the most dangerous pesticide you've never hear of), Illegal pesticide + ongoing Covid... Read More →


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