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. 

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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.
Saturday, May 26 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Legal challenges in crossborder journalism

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An injunction against publication in one country, while the same story from the same crossborder team is accessible online in another. An injunction against an entire team. A whistleblower to be protected. Libel tourism. Crossborder journalism with shared material and publication in different countries is a novel way to do journalism and is likely to stay. So are the legal challenges. But so far very little legal practice is available. The focus in this session will be on the freedom of expression aspects and on what journalists in a crossborder team should bear in mind. You will meet some of the journalists who have been confronted with legal questions in the course of their publications. And you will meet an international freedom of expression litigation lawyer assessing the situation. NOTE: There will be a round table focusing on crossborder journalism and legal questions after this session.

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Jörg Schmitt

Investigativ-Team, SPIEGEL
Born 1967 in Marburg. Studied Journalism, Economics and Law in München an is working as an investigativ Journalist since more then 20 years. First for the german weekly STERN later for "manager magazin", since 2003 for DER SPIEGEL. In there Coordinator for Investigativ Reporting... Read More →

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Jonathan McCully

Legal Adviser, Digital Freedom Fund
Jonathan McCully is Legal Adviser at the Digital Freedom Fund, an organisation that supports partners in Europe to advance digital rights through strategic litigation, and Editor of Columbia Global Freedom of Expression's case law database. He was formerly Senior Legal Officer at... Read More →
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Nicola Naber

Investigative Reporter, DER SPIEGEL
Works for DER SPIEGEL in Hamburg since 2006. Focused on white collar crime. Board member of European Investigative Collaborations.
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Micael Pereira

Senior reporter, Expresso
Investigative journalist based in Lisbon. Senior reporter at Expresso newspaper, ICIJ member, part of the European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) network, correspondent of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in Portugal.
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Craig Shaw

Journalist, theblacksea.eu / EIC.Network
Craig Shaw is a British journalist and Investigation Editor of The Black Sea, working on human rights, political corruption, financial and organised crime reporting, and transnational investigative projects.His work has appeared in leading international media outlets, The Guardian... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
Auditorium 2 (Aula 2) Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

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