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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
 

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

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