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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
 

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

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
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