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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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Wobbing [clear filter]
Friday, May 8
 

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

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
 
Saturday, May 9
 

09:30 CEST

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
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 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 →


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

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

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

15:15 CEST

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... Read More →


Saturday May 9, 2015 15:15 - 16:15 CEST
1.23 Erasmushogeschool, 70 Zespenningenstraat, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
 
Sunday, May 10
 

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

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