EIJC & Dataharvest is an annual, four-day conference, organised by Journalismfund.eu, which brings together journalism heavyweights, data specialists and coding whiz-kids to exchange skills and story ideas. EIJC18 & Dataharvest will take place on Thursday 24, Friday 25, Saturday 26 and Sunday morning 27 May 2018. Like last year, place to be is the charming city of Mechelen, 20 minutes outside of Brussels and very easily accessible! Address is Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen at Thomas More University College - Campus De Vest. 

The conference hashtag is #EIJC18. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook  for the latest news and updates.
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Journalismfund.eu vzw is an independent non-profit organisation under Belgian law that aims to promote quality in-depth and cross-border journalism by giving working grants to journalists, by providing networking opportunities and by organising training sessions.
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Friday, May 25 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
GDPR the new data protection legislation in Europe: What's up, what's down and what is unnecessary panic?

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FOI: The EU's legislation on data protection, GDPR, comes into force during the #EIJC18! There is no legal practice yet, some hope for clearer rules allowing for more transparency, others on the contrary fear a clampdown on transparency and a limitation of data journalism. Around this table we wish to gather everybody interested in the field, carve out important questions to follow and possibly a plan on when and how to keep each other informed until next year's conference. All participants can use the Dataharvest mailing list. Sign up via http://lists.journalismfund.eu/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/dataharvest --> add your email address, select a password. You'll get an automatic email; just reply to it without changing anything and there you go.

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Tania Röttger

Reporterin, Correctiv
Tania Röttger ist Reporterin bei CORRECT!V und dort für Auskunftsrechte zuständig. Sie hat unter anderem mit David Schraven die Datenbank mit Urteilen zum Auskunftsanspruch der Presse erstellt und mit Daniel Drepper das CORRECT!V-eBook zu den Auskunftsrechten geschrieben.

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Tove Carlén

Legal Advisor, Swedish Union of Journalists
Legal expert on freedom of expression and access to information. Here to talk about how GDPR effects the principle of public access to official records in Sweden. Former financial journalist.
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Staffan Dahllöf

Reporter, Investigative Reporting Denmark
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 heared of), Illegal pesticide + ongoing Covid... Read More →
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Friedrich Lindenberg

Data Librarian, OpenSanctions
Friedrich Lindenberg is a coder and data journalist working on web technology for new narrative and investigative techniques. He's currently building OpenSanctions, a global database of persons of journalistic interest.
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Eva Meesterberends

Journalist, Bureau voor Lokale Zaken

Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST