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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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Thursday, May 24
 

9:00am CEST

Coffee & check-in
Welcome to EIJC18 & Dataharvest pre-conference activities.

Thursday May 24, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am CEST
Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

9:30am CEST

Hack Day - European tenders exposed
Join us in a special 2018 EIJC Hack Day: all tender edition! Public spending is THE way our governments spend our tax money. We need to know how the money is spent, which companies get it, and how corruption in the spending looks like. For all that, journalists need to understand how to look at tender data.  We therefore would like to welcome journalists, techies and non-techies and everything in between to nerd out on 7 million big and small tenders from the 28 EU member states, Norway, the EU Institutions, Iceland, Switzerland and Georgia.  Are you a journalist? Learn what questions you can ask tender data. Use your local knowledge to find stories hidden in between the table rows. Leave the day with a potential story and share it with the conference on Saturday.  Are you technical but not a journalist? Help journalists tell their story, visualise the data, interrogate the data. Or make your own story, look for trends across countries and sectors, join the data with other data sets, visualise them.  You can explore tender data collected and cleaned by the Digiwhist project in an interactive tender dashboard (https://opentender.eu/start), look for patterns in the data with Elvis (http://tenders.exposed/) or import and explore the raw tables and build your own analysis.  Experts on the tender data will be there to guide you through the data, corruption indicators and answer any questions you might have about tenders.  We are looking forward to welcome you at the 2018 EIJC Hack Day public spending data extravaganza! Learn more

Speakers
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist
avatar for Friedrich Lindenberg

Friedrich Lindenberg

Tech Coordinator, OCCRP
Friedrich Lindenberg is a coder and data journalist working on web technology for new narrative and investigative techniques. He was an 2014 ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow with Code for Africa, and a 2013 Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow at Spiegel Online. Previously, he... Read More →
avatar for Victor Nitu

Victor Nitu

Software Developer, Datopian
Victor Nițu is currently a software developer at Datopian, an open data solutions provider spun off from Open Knowledge.Victor is also one of the developers of Elvis, a public tenders visualisation platform that aims to visually expose patterns of corruption in the EU and beyond.In... Read More →
avatar for Stefan Wehrmeyer

Stefan Wehrmeyer

Open Knowledge Foundation
Stefan Wehrmeyer ist investigativer Softwareentwickler. Er startete 2011 das Informationsfreiheits-Portal FragDenStaat.de und arbeitete von 2014-2017 beim gemeinnützigen Recherchezentrum correctiv.org an datenjournalistischen Projekten. Momentan kämpft er für mehr Informationsfreiheit... Read More →


Thursday May 24, 2018 9:30am - 12:00pm CEST
C207

9:30am CEST

Masterclass I: Follow the Money
How do you find fortunes hidden in tax havens? Where do you track assets, that a local business tycoon has in other countries? How can you use public records and online business databases to get closer to the answers? How do you get leads for your stories in company accounts?
Miranda Patrucic knows the answers – or some of them. And in this whole-day masterclass, she shares them with you. During the day, you will learn to understand and work with:
- Exposing Crime and Corruption: How They Operate
- The Research Process: Investigating People and Companies
- Understanding Public Records
- Online Business Databases
- Tracking Offshore Companies (Bring your own laptops)
- Reading Financial Statements

Miranda Patrucic is the regional editor in Sarajevo, Bosnia, for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. Highlights of her work include exposing billions in telecom bribes in Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan, uncovering hidden assets of Azerbaijan's and Montenegro's ruling elites, the €1.2 billion arms trade between Europe and Gulf fueling conflicts in the Middle East, and ties between organised crime, government and business in Montenegro.
She is the recipient of the Knight International Journalism Award, the Global Shining Light Award, the IRE Tom Renner Award, the Daniel Pearl Award and the European Press Prize. She is much in demand worldwide for training journalists on how to investigate and uncover corruption, money laundering and how to follow the money.

Speakers
avatar for Miranda Patrucic

Miranda Patrucic

Regional Editor, OCCRP Sarajevo
Miranda Patrucic is an investigative reporter based in Sarajevo. She is regional editor for Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP ), focusing on Central Asia, the Balkans and the Caucasus. Highlights of her work include exposing billions in telecom bribes in Uzbekistan... Read More →


Thursday May 24, 2018 9:30am - 12:00pm CEST
C229 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

9:30am CEST

Masterclass II: Be a Better Health and Medicine Reporter
“Early cancer diagnosis always increases the chances of survival”; “prevention is better than cure”, the newest therapies are the most effective.” How many times did you hear such claims? Did you maybe use these assumptions in your work as a journalist? Here is the bad news: These are three examples of NOT-evidence based statements. And here is the good news: Everybody can become a good reporter in this field, following and applying the best ethics and standards. This masterclass is a good place to start! In this one-day seminar you will learn:
- Who the “bad guys” are, and why reality is more complicated than you think;
- Why a study is not just a study, and how to critically appraise its significance;
- How to assess the quality of the best available evidence;
- Tools and tricks to identify the stakeholders and their agendas;
- How to find and document conflicts of interest, and why it is relevant;
How to get the numbers straight applying Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) to journalism.
The masterclass is taught by Re-Check, a cooperation by two experienced Swiss investigative reporters, Serena Tinari and Catherine Riva. Re-Check specialises in investigating and mapping public health affairs from the position that information on health and medicine is flawed, influenced by conflicts of interest and not evidence-based assumptions.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Riva

Catherine Riva

Founder, Re-Check
I’m an investigative journalist interested in health affairs, evidence-based medicine (EBM), design and methodology of clinical trials. Along with fellow Serena Tinari I founded www.re-check.ch.We are two experienced Swiss muckrakers that like to scoop in the backstage of public... Read More →
avatar for Serena Tinari

Serena Tinari

Founder, Re-Check
I’m an investigative journalist interested in health, human rights and cyber security. Along with fellow Catherine Riva I founded www.re-check.ch.We are two experienced Swiss muckrakers that like to scoop in the backstage of public health: Re-Check specializes in investigating and... Read More →


Thursday May 24, 2018 9:30am - 12:00pm CEST
C230 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

10:00am CEST

Data journalism Teachers and Trainers
The data journalism Teachers & Trainers’ Day embraces offers for those working with mid-career training as well as those teaching journalism students. Meet some of the most experienced data journalism trainers and lecturers from Europe and the US to learn from and network with. This year the day will both address practical questions for the seminar room such as ‘how to divide time between lectures and exercises’, ‘how to create efficient exercises’ or ‘how to collaborate with newsrooms’. But it will also address more structural questions such as ‘how to share and learn from syllabi’ or ‘how data journalism trainers and lecturers in Europe exchange best practice’. Find the programme here

Speakers
avatar for Helena Bengtsson

Helena Bengtsson

Editor, Data Journalism, Sveriges Television
Helena Bengtsson is Editor for Data Journalism at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. She previously worked as Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian in London, UK between 2014-2017. In 2006 and 2007, she was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity... Read More →
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 Anuška Delic

Anuška Delic

founder & editor-in-chief, Oštro
An award-winning investigative and data journalist from Slovenia. A rookie in the exciting, yet rocky world of non-profit independent media in the European Union.In 2018 she left the main daily newspaper in Slovenia and established Oštro, Center for investigative journalism in the... Read More →
avatar for Jan Dyberg

Jan Dyberg

Assistant Professor, Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX)
Assistant Professor at Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) since 2000. Main teaching areas: News stories, investigative journalism, datajournalism, interview techniques. I'm the main responsible for the teaching in data journalism at the school for both students and at post-graduate... Read More →
avatar for Sandra Foresti

Sandra Foresti

JMG, Göteborgs universitet
Lärare på journalistutbildningen vid JMG, Göteborgs universitet. Undervisar med fokus på undersökande journalistik, research och datajournalistik. Bakgrund som journalist på bland annat TV4, SVT och SR.
avatar for Brant Houston

Brant Houston

Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches and works on projects and research involving the use of data analysis in journalism. He is co-founder of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Institute for Nonprofit... Read More →
avatar for Felix Irmer

Felix Irmer

Researching #ddj, Leipzig University
avatar for Nicolas Kayser-Bril

Nicolas Kayser-Bril

Data-driven journalist, trainer & author.Interested in pandas, D3, scraping, climate and the history of cooking.
avatar for Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

Data Editor, The Investigative Reporting Workshop
Jennifer LaFleur is data editor for The Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, where she also teaches data journalism. Previously, she was senior editor for data journalism for Reveal. Before joining Reveal, she was the director of computer-assisted reporting at... 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 →
avatar for Jonathan Stoneman

Jonathan Stoneman

Data journalism trainer, Freelance (UK)


Thursday May 24, 2018 10:00am - 12:15pm CEST
C221 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

12:00pm CEST

Lunch
Thursday May 24, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm CEST
Lobby (foyer) 1st floor

1:00pm CEST

Hack Day - European tenders exposed
Join us in a special 2018 EIJC Hack Day: all tender edition! Public spending is THE way our governments spend our tax money. We need to know how the money is spent, which companies get it, and how corruption in the spending looks like. For all that, journalists need to understand how to look at tender data. We therefore would like to welcome journalists, techies and non-techies and everything in between to nerd out on 7 million big and small tenders from the 28 EU member states, Norway, the EU Institutions, Iceland, Switzerland and Georgia. Are you a journalist? Learn what questions you can ask tender data. Use your local knowledge to find stories hidden in between the table rows. Leave the day with a potential story and share it with the conference on Saturday. Are you technical but not a journalist? Help journalists tell their story, visualise the data, interrogate the data. Or make your own story, look for trends across countries and sectors, join the data with other data sets, visualise them. You can explore tender data collected and cleaned by the Digiwhist project in an interactive tender dashboard (https://opentender.eu/start), look for patterns in the data with Elvis (http://tenders.exposed/) or import and explore the raw tables and build your own analysis. Experts on the tender data will be there to guide you through the data, corruption indicators and answer any questions you might have about tenders. We are looking forward to welcome you at the 2018 EIJC Hack Day public spending data extravaganza! Learn more

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 →
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist
avatar for Friedrich Lindenberg

Friedrich Lindenberg

Tech Coordinator, OCCRP
Friedrich Lindenberg is a coder and data journalist working on web technology for new narrative and investigative techniques. He was an 2014 ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow with Code for Africa, and a 2013 Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow at Spiegel Online. Previously, he... Read More →
avatar for Victor Nitu

Victor Nitu

Software Developer, Datopian
Victor Nițu is currently a software developer at Datopian, an open data solutions provider spun off from Open Knowledge.Victor is also one of the developers of Elvis, a public tenders visualisation platform that aims to visually expose patterns of corruption in the EU and beyond.In... Read More →
avatar for Stefan Wehrmeyer

Stefan Wehrmeyer

Open Knowledge Foundation
Stefan Wehrmeyer ist investigativer Softwareentwickler. Er startete 2011 das Informationsfreiheits-Portal FragDenStaat.de und arbeitete von 2014-2017 beim gemeinnützigen Recherchezentrum correctiv.org an datenjournalistischen Projekten. Momentan kämpft er für mehr Informationsfreiheit... Read More →


Thursday May 24, 2018 1:00pm - 4:30pm CEST
C207

1:00pm CEST

Masterclass I: Follow the Money
How do you find fortunes hidden in tax havens? Where do you track assets, that a local business tycoon has in other countries? How can you use public records and online business databases to get closer to the answers? How do you get leads for your stories in company accounts?
Miranda Patrucic knows the answers – or some of them. And in this whole-day masterclass, she shares them with you. During the day, you will learn to understand and work with:
- Exposing Crime and Corruption: How They Operate
- The Research Process: Investigating People and Companies
- Understanding Public Records
- Online Business Databases
- Tracking Offshore Companies (Bring your own laptops)
- Reading Financial Statements

Miranda Patrucic is the regional editor in Sarajevo, Bosnia, for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. Highlights of her work include exposing billions in telecom bribes in Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan, uncovering hidden assets of Azerbaijan's and Montenegro's ruling elites, the €1.2 billion arms trade between Europe and Gulf fueling conflicts in the Middle East, and ties between organised crime, government and business in Montenegro.
She is the recipient of the Knight International Journalism Award, the Global Shining Light Award, the IRE Tom Renner Award, the Daniel Pearl Award and the European Press Prize. She is much in demand worldwide for training journalists on how to investigate and uncover corruption, money laundering and how to follow the money.
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Speakers
avatar for Miranda Patrucic

Miranda Patrucic

Regional Editor, OCCRP Sarajevo
Miranda Patrucic is an investigative reporter based in Sarajevo. She is regional editor for Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP ), focusing on Central Asia, the Balkans and the Caucasus. Highlights of her work include exposing billions in telecom bribes in Uzbekistan... Read More →


Thursday May 24, 2018 1:00pm - 4:30pm CEST
C229 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

1:00pm CEST

Masterclass II: Be a Better Health and Medicine Reporter
“Early cancer diagnosis always increases the chances of survival”; “prevention is better than cure”, the newest therapies are the most effective.” How many times did you hear such claims? Did you maybe use these assumptions in your work as a journalist? Here is the bad news: These are three examples of NOT-evidence based statements. And here is the good news: Everybody can become a good reporter in this field, following and applying the best ethics and standards. This masterclass is a good place to start! In this one-day seminar you will learn:
- Who the “bad guys” are, and why reality is more complicated than you think;
- Why a study is not just a study, and how to critically appraise its significance;
- How to assess the quality of the best available evidence;
- Tools and tricks to identify the stakeholders and their agendas;
- How to find and document conflicts of interest, and why it is relevant;
How to get the numbers straight applying Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) to journalism.
The masterclass is taught by Re-Check, a cooperation by two experienced Swiss investigative reporters, Serena Tinari and Catherine Riva. Re-Check specialises in investigating and mapping public health affairs from the position that information on health and medicine is flawed, influenced by conflicts of interest and not evidence-based assumptions.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Riva

Catherine Riva

Founder, Re-Check
I’m an investigative journalist interested in health affairs, evidence-based medicine (EBM), design and methodology of clinical trials. Along with fellow Serena Tinari I founded www.re-check.ch.We are two experienced Swiss muckrakers that like to scoop in the backstage of public... Read More →
avatar for Serena Tinari

Serena Tinari

Founder, Re-Check
I’m an investigative journalist interested in health, human rights and cyber security. Along with fellow Catherine Riva I founded www.re-check.ch.We are two experienced Swiss muckrakers that like to scoop in the backstage of public health: Re-Check specializes in investigating and... Read More →


Thursday May 24, 2018 1:00pm - 4:30pm CEST
C230 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

1:00pm CEST

Data journalism Teachers and Trainers
The data journalism Teachers & Trainers’ Day embraces offers for those working with mid-career training as well as those teaching journalism students. Meet some of the most experienced data journalism trainers and lecturers from Europe and the US to learn from and network with. This year the day will both address practical questions for the seminar room such as ‘how to divide time between lectures and exercises’, ‘how to create efficient exercises’ or ‘how to collaborate with newsrooms’. But it will also address more structural questions such as ‘how to share and learn from syllabi’ or ‘how data journalism trainers and lecturers in Europe exchange best practice’. Find the programme here

Speakers
avatar for Helena Bengtsson

Helena Bengtsson

Editor, Data Journalism, Sveriges Television
Helena Bengtsson is Editor for Data Journalism at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. She previously worked as Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian in London, UK between 2014-2017. In 2006 and 2007, she was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity... Read More →
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 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 →
avatar for Anuška Delic

Anuška Delic

founder & editor-in-chief, Oštro
An award-winning investigative and data journalist from Slovenia. A rookie in the exciting, yet rocky world of non-profit independent media in the European Union.In 2018 she left the main daily newspaper in Slovenia and established Oštro, Center for investigative journalism in the... Read More →
avatar for Jan Dyberg

Jan Dyberg

Assistant Professor, Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX)
Assistant Professor at Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) since 2000. Main teaching areas: News stories, investigative journalism, datajournalism, interview techniques. I'm the main responsible for the teaching in data journalism at the school for both students and at post-graduate... Read More →
avatar for Sandra Foresti

Sandra Foresti

JMG, Göteborgs universitet
Lärare på journalistutbildningen vid JMG, Göteborgs universitet. Undervisar med fokus på undersökande journalistik, research och datajournalistik. Bakgrund som journalist på bland annat TV4, SVT och SR.
avatar for Brant Houston

Brant Houston

Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches and works on projects and research involving the use of data analysis in journalism. He is co-founder of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Institute for Nonprofit... Read More →
avatar for Felix Irmer

Felix Irmer

Researching #ddj, Leipzig University
avatar for Nicolas Kayser-Bril

Nicolas Kayser-Bril

Data-driven journalist, trainer & author.Interested in pandas, D3, scraping, climate and the history of cooking.
avatar for Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

Data Editor, The Investigative Reporting Workshop
Jennifer LaFleur is data editor for The Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, where she also teaches data journalism. Previously, she was senior editor for data journalism for Reveal. Before joining Reveal, she was the director of computer-assisted reporting at... 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 →
avatar for Jonathan Stoneman

Jonathan Stoneman

Data journalism trainer, Freelance (UK)


Thursday May 24, 2018 1:00pm - 5:45pm CEST
C221 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen
 
Friday, May 25
 

9:00am CEST

10:00am CEST

Welcome
Welcome to EIJC18 & Dataharvest! Let's play ball!

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 →
avatar for Ides Debruyne

Ides Debruyne

Managing Director, Journalismfund.eu
Ides Debruyne is co-founder and Managing Director of Journalismfund.eu, the first independent non-profit organisation established in 1998 by citizens to facilitate independent investigative journalism in order to promote democracy by connecting donors and journalists.(Photo © Hadeer Mahmoud... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Akinyi May

Lisa Akinyi May

Grant Coordinator, Journalismfund.eu
Lisa Akinyi May is in charge of Journalismfund.eu’s communications. She also coordinates the Money Trail Grants. Lisa studied Journalism at Thomas More University College, majoring in television broadcasting.She's a multimedia journalist with experience in television and online media. Her areas of strength include news production, researching, and work experience in the Belgian media. As a... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am CEST
Auditorium 2 (Aula 2) Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

10:30am CEST

Networking welcome
Speakers
avatar for Trine Smistrup

Trine Smistrup

Program director, ARENA for Journalism in Europe


Friday May 25, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am CEST
Auditorium 2 (Aula 2) Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

11:00am CEST

Python training I
CAR training: What is code, why learn it, uses for ddj, since lots of journalists still fear programming, code, Python, math and all the likes. We'll also run through the setup.

Speakers
avatar for Winny de Jong

Winny de Jong

Datajournalist, NOS
Winny de Jong works as a data journalist at the Dutch national broadcast, NOS. Her weekly data journalism newsletter has been called "the data highlight of the week" and "exceptionally helpful". You can subscribe through http://bit.ly/ddjnews. She speaks about creativity and how to... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm CEST
C206

11:00am CEST

KEYNOTE speaker Joris Luyendijk: bringing journalism to a new era
Investigative journalism is getting ever more professional. But very often little or no political action is taken to solve the problems, we unveil. Does this leave citizens with a sense of being particularly powerless? Is investigative journalism – without leading to significant changes – thus indirectly fuelling anger and drive citizens towards protest parties? Dutch anthropologist and journalist Joris Luyendijk has investigated the financial sector for the Guardian’s Banking Blog; he has mapped the ’clans’ of politicians, officials, lobbyists and journalists in the government buildings of his native Netherlands, and in his most recent large project he has taken the time to listen to people who had turned to Dutch protest parties asking but one question: ”Could we talk, please?”.
Now he asks the big question for our profession in this era: How can we adapt our profession and our professionalism to this new reality?

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 Joris Luyendijk

Joris Luyendijk

Joris Luyendijk is a journalist, author and anthropologist.
Joris Luyendijk is a journalist, author and anthropologist running The Guardian's banking blog. He worked as a correspondent in the Middle East for Dutch Volkskrant, Radio 1, NRC Handelsblad and NOS from 1998 to 2003. In 2003 Luyendijk returned to the Netherlands, before joining The... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm CEST
Auditorium 2 (Aula 2) Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

12:00pm CEST

Lunch
Friday May 25, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm CEST
Lobby (foyer)

1:00pm CEST

What is Algorithmic Accountability Reporting? A primer
“Algorithms are black boxes protected by trade secrets and competition laws, encoded in software so complex that not even experts know how to decipher it.” That's a story often told and often believed. But it's not true at all. There are many ways to investigate automated decision making (ADM) systems, systems that have consequences for our societies. We'll present case studies, discuss methods and are eager to hear your ideas and stories as well.

Speakers
avatar for Lorenz Matzat

Lorenz Matzat

Co-Founder, AlgorithmWatch
Lorenz Matzat is a journalist and software entrepeneur in Berlin with a focus on local journalism, maps, algorithmic accountability and interactive applications.
avatar for Matthias Spielkamp

Matthias Spielkamp

Founder and Executive Director, AlgorithmWatch
Matthias Spielkamp is co-founder and executive director of AlgorithmWatch. He is co-founder and publisher of the online magazine iRights.info (Grimme Online Award 2006). He testified before several committees of the German Bundestag, i.e. on AI and robotics. Matthias serves on the governing board of the German section of Reporters Without Borders and the... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C113 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

1:00pm CEST

Excel I
CAR training: Intro to Excel and data-driven journalism with spreadsheet functions.
Using mean, median, percentage change, rates, ratio.

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 Brant Houston

Brant Houston

Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches and works on projects and research involving the use of data analysis in journalism. He is co-founder of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Institute for Nonprofit... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C126

1:00pm CEST

Get ready for the data buffet - research strategies using open data
Data Buffet: Public data can be a precious help on the way to a good story if you know how to deal with it. There are many public datasets from governments within Europe like the EU Open Data Portal or the German Genesis/regionalstatistik.de. But these datasets are rarely used by data journalists for their stories. One key reason: These platforms provide only the raw datasets without any context - they are made by bureaucrats for bureaucrats. In this workshop, we will discuss from a journalistic perspective (no data or tech skills required!) the research strategies and actual examples of subjects that you could cover as a journalist when digging into these open datasets, add the context and write pitches of great stories that can be made out of these and taken home to your newsroom.

Speakers
avatar for Simon Wörpel

Simon Wörpel

data journalist, Correctiv
Simon works as data journalist and newsroom developer at CORRECTIV, an investigative not for profit newsroom. he is specialized in data wrangling and documents processing and works on tools that empower computer assisted investigative reporting like the https://cumex-files.com & https://grand-theft-europe.com... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C123

1:00pm CEST

How to use the Offshore Leaks database and other corporate registries
Data Buffet: The Offshore Leaks database gathers information on 680,000 offshore companies in many secrecy jurisdictions, including some that had not been exposed until the Paradise Papers. How can journalists use this database to start their investigations? What resources can they use to further research those companies? Pierre Romera and Cecile S. Gallego from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) will share tips and tricks to explore the database.

Speakers
avatar for Pierre Romera

Pierre Romera

Chief Technology Officer, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)
Pierre Romera has been Chief Technology Officer at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) since 2017. He manages a team of programmers working on the platforms that enabled more than 300 journalists to collaborate on the Paradise Papers and Panama Papers... Read More →
avatar for Cécile Schillis-Gallego

Cécile Schillis-Gallego

Data journalist and researcher, ICIJ
Cécile Schilis-Gallego is a data journalist and researcher for ICIJ. She graduated in 2014 from Columbia Journalism School (US) and Sciences Po Journalism School (France) with a master's degree in investigative reporting. She is a 2014-2015 Brown Institute Magic Grantee, working on a investigative data project aiming at making financial statements of public companies more transparent and more accessible to journalists. She previously contributed to the French webzine Slate.fr... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C125

1:00pm CEST

Python training II
CAR training: PYTHON 2 - What can I use Python for? What is a library? What is a variable? How can I put conditions in my code? Learning the basics. TRAINER: Adriana Homolova

Speakers
avatar for Winny de Jong

Winny de Jong

Datajournalist, NOS
Winny de Jong works as a data journalist at the Dutch national broadcast, NOS. Her weekly data journalism newsletter has been called "the data highlight of the week" and "exceptionally helpful". You can subscribe through http://bit.ly/ddjnews. She speaks about creativity and how to... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C206

1:00pm CEST

Statistics for journalists I
CAR training: How can a number describe a situation? Or a person? Descriptive statistics to the rescue - an introduction.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

Data Editor, The Investigative Reporting Workshop
Jennifer LaFleur is data editor for The Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, where she also teaches data journalism. Previously, she was senior editor for data journalism for Reveal. Before joining Reveal, she was the director of computer-assisted reporting at... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C304

1:00pm CEST

What we dug out at the Hack Day
Come and get acquainted with public spending stories we found in the tender data during this years Hack Day!

Moderators
avatar for Stefan Wehrmeyer

Stefan Wehrmeyer

Open Knowledge Foundation
Stefan Wehrmeyer ist investigativer Softwareentwickler. Er startete 2011 das Informationsfreiheits-Portal FragDenStaat.de und arbeitete von 2014-2017 beim gemeinnützigen Recherchezentrum correctiv.org an datenjournalistischen Projekten. Momentan kämpft er für mehr Informationsfreiheit... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist
avatar for Friedrich Lindenberg

Friedrich Lindenberg

Tech Coordinator, OCCRP
Friedrich Lindenberg is a coder and data journalist working on web technology for new narrative and investigative techniques. He was an 2014 ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow with Code for Africa, and a 2013 Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow at Spiegel Online. Previously, he... Read More →
avatar for Victor Nitu

Victor Nitu

Software Developer, Datopian
Victor Nițu is currently a software developer at Datopian, an open data solutions provider spun off from Open Knowledge.Victor is also one of the developers of Elvis, a public tenders visualisation platform that aims to visually expose patterns of corruption in the EU and beyond.In... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
Auditorium 2 (Aula 2) Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

1:00pm CEST

Applying to Journalismfund.eu grants - how to write a good pitch
Pitching your journalism project is a necessary skill: Editors, donors, publishers all need good pitches. Journalists are well aware of the target groups of their media, but what if your target group is a jury? In this session you can meet Trine Smistrup, coordinator of Journalismfund.eu's peer-review jury and Ides Debruyne, the founder and yearlong coordinator of the Fonds Pascal Decroos working grants and get a step-by-step introduction on what to remember when pitching to a blind peer review jury.

Speakers
avatar for Ides Debruyne

Ides Debruyne

Managing Director, Journalismfund.eu
Ides Debruyne is co-founder and Managing Director of Journalismfund.eu, the first independent non-profit organisation established in 1998 by citizens to facilitate independent investigative journalism in order to promote democracy by connecting donors and journalists.(Photo © Hadeer Mahmoud... Read More →
avatar for Trine Smistrup

Trine Smistrup

Program director, ARENA for Journalism in Europe


Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C314

1:00pm CEST

How to reach a fruitful match (in cooperation with the Journalism Funders Forum)
This panel gives a look behind the scenes of donors supporting journalism: What are they looking for, what is their motivation and what do journalists need to understand about a donor to fulfil their part of a good matchmaking process. Three successful matches are presented on this panel: Stephanie Reuter from German Augstein Foundation will speak with Elisa Simantke from Investigate Europe; Merel Borger from the Adessium foundation will share her thoughts on how to reach a fruitful match and two Adessium grantees - the Euobserver.com and the European Investigative Collaborations – will explain their side of the matchmaking process.

Moderators
avatar for Adam Thomas

Adam Thomas

Director, European Journalism Centre
Adam Thomas is the Director of the European Journalism Centre, an independent European non-profit connecting journalists with new ideas.In his previous role as Chief Product Officer at Storyful, he led five teams of developers and designers, creating products for world’s biggest... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Merel Borger

Merel Borger

Program Manager, Adessium Foundation
Merel Borger, Program ManagerMerel Borger is Program Manager of the Public Interest Program at the Adessium Foundation. Adessium Foundation is a Dutch fund founded in 2005. It is a privately funded public benefit organization that provides financial support to charitable organizations... Read More →
avatar for Stefan Candea

Stefan Candea

Founder, Co-ordinator, European Investigative Collaborators
Stefan Candea, Romania, is an investigative journalist and co-founder of the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism (CRJI), a nonprofit registered in Bucharest, Romania. His cross-border investigative stories on organized crime won several international awards.He will be working... Read More →
avatar for Lisbeth Kirk

Lisbeth Kirk

Lisbeth founded EUobserver in 2000 and is responsible for the organisation's editorial strategy, including cross-border and investigative journalism. After graduating from the Danish School of Media and Journalism, she worked as a journalist, analyst, and editor for Danish media... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Reuter

Stephanie Reuter

Managing Director, Rudolf Augstein Stiftung
Stephanie Reuter is director of the German Rudolf Augstein Foundation. Before joining the foundation in 2011 she headed the office of the Institute for Cultural and Media Management at the University for Music and Theatre in Hamburg. As a trained journalist and cultural manager, she... Read More →
avatar for Elisa Simantke

Elisa Simantke

Journalist/Editorial Director, Investigate Europe
Elisa Simantke is the Editorial Director of "Investigate Europe" - an investigative cross-border team with members from all over Europe. IE publishes investigative reports with media partners in up to 18 countries europe-wide. The team is mainly funded through several European foundations... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
Auditorium 1 (Aula 1) Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

1:00pm CEST

How to teach nonprofit journalism
It's time for Nonprofit Journalism to get into the curricula. Many journalism students and colleagues do not yet know Nonprofit Journalism, although it is an important cross-cutting issue where they can learn a lot about entrepreneurship, public interest, investigative research and collaboration. But how can you teach Nonprofit Journalism in journalistic education and training? Which concepts and formats are there - and which still have to be developed? Or is it just a fashion theme that will be forgotten in a few years?

Moderators
avatar for Thomas Schnedler

Thomas Schnedler

Project director, Netzwerk Recherche
Thomas leads the non-profit journalism program of Netzwerk Recherche, the German Association of Investigative Journalists. The program aims to strengthen non-profit journalism in Germany and Europe. It includes conferences, advice, training opportunities and the Grow grant for non-profit journalism. In addition, he is one of the spokespersons of the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Oldroyd

Rachel Oldroyd

Managing Editor, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Rachel Oldroyd joined the Bureau as deputy editor shortly after its launch in 2010 and has led many of the organisation’s key projects. Before joining the Bureau she spent 13 years at the Mail on Sunday, where she launched the award-winning Reportage section in Live magazine. The... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C127

1:00pm CEST

Access to EU documents - Using the Ombudsman’s fast-track procedure
FOI: Requesting access to EU documents can be a cumbersome process - and waiting for complaints to be answered can take years. The European Ombudsman has introduced a fast-track procedure for complaints about access to documents, aiming for a decision to be taken within two months. Fergal O'Regan, high-ranking legal expert in the European Ombudsman's office, will explain the ins and outs of the procedure.

Speakers
avatar for Fergal O'Regan

Fergal O'Regan

Fergal O'Regan is Head of Inquiry Coordination at the European Ombudsman. In the ten years he has been with the Ombudsman, he has been responsible for managing more than 1000 Ombudsman inquiries. His present role is to ensure that all current inquiries by the Ombudsman reflect the... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C221 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

1:00pm CEST

Digital security I: Self defence basics
Digital Security: How do I protect my equipment, my communication, my research and my material? Get started with digital self defence for journalists and learn how to protect yourself and your sources against digital attacks and mass surveillance at this workshop. Participants learn how to include security considerations in their journalistic project and to get a good baseline security for everyday practice. The workshop also covers how to create strong pass phrases and protect yourself from phishing mails and other attacks.

Speakers
avatar for Aslak Ransby

Aslak Ransby

Programmer and security trainer.
I'm @aslakransby on twitter.
avatar for Freja Wedenborg

Freja Wedenborg

Journalist
Danish journalist and author of Cryptoguide for journalists. Teaching journalism and digital self defence atVallekilde Folk High School and the Danish School of Media and Journalism and freelancing investigative journalism. Also a board member in The Danish Union of Journalists. @FrejaWedenborg... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C223

1:00pm CEST

GDPR the new data protection legislation in Europe: What's up, what's down and what is unnecessary panic?
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.

Moderators
avatar for Tania Röttger

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.

Speakers
avatar for Tove Carlén

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.
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 Friedrich Lindenberg

Friedrich Lindenberg

Tech Coordinator, OCCRP
Friedrich Lindenberg is a coder and data journalist working on web technology for new narrative and investigative techniques. He was an 2014 ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow with Code for Africa, and a 2013 Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow at Spiegel Online. Previously, he... Read More →
avatar for Eva Meesterberends

Eva Meesterberends

Journalist, Bureau voor Lokale Zaken


Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C227

1:00pm CEST

How to spot and trace victims of police vloggers (and other social media)
The Dutch police has invested heavily in social media. A few thousand Twitter accounts, several Snapchat-cops and even 2 police vloggers. They want to be transparent about their daily work and difficult choices, but forget one thing: the privacy of suspects and victims. During a one-hour workshop we teach you how to spot and trace privacy concerns in social media messages of the police or other authorities. Some specific skills, that you can pick up during this workshop, are setting up your own database, geolocate the addresses of suspects and victims, and how to consider those privacy issues during your storytelling.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Mulder

Thomas Mulder

Open Source Investigator, Pointer (KRO-NCRV)
Thomas is a datajournalist and art director for Dutch public broadcaster KRO-NCRV.
avatar for René Sommer

René Sommer

Editor-in-Chief, KRO-NCRV
René Sommer werkte als journalist voor het Rotterdams Dagblad en RTL Nieuws. Het vak van eindredacteur leerde hij bij de talkshow Barend & Van Dorp, waar hij werkte tot 2004. Daarna ging hij aan de slag als documentairemaker en schrijvend journalist. Later werkte hij nog als eindverantwoordelijke... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C228

1:00pm CEST

The Coercion protocols
A young woman had spent most of two years tied down in a bed at a psychiatric hospital in Oslo. How unique was her story? Investigative journalists Synnove Asebo and Mona Norman from Norwegian daily VG spent months and FOI laws to gain public access to the handwritten protocols where each incident of coercion was registered. By digitizing thousands of handwritten notes, building their own tool to make digital logs and analyzing the material, VG could expose new and groundbreaking statistics on unlawful use of physical coercion against psychiatric patients. The material was presented in interactive digital graphics, longreads and a video documentary – to visualize the use of coercion in a field were the patient’s stories had to be anonymous. The project has won several prizes for investigative journalism and data journalism.

Speakers
avatar for Mona Grivi Norman

Mona Grivi Norman

Investigative reporter, VG
Member of the investigative team in VG, Norway. Recent stories on social issues, health, weapons and foreign affairs. Winner of investigative awards in Norway and Europe.
avatar for Synnøve Åsebø

Synnøve Åsebø

Investigative reporter, VG
Investigative reporter at Norwegian daily VG - and vice chairwoman of SKUP. Has won several awards for her investigations.


Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C229 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

1:00pm CEST

When European weapons exports get into the wrong hands
European weapons are used in conflicts, civil wars and human rights violations. Which are the routes they take, and how does this trade circumvent international law? Three teams of journalists have investigated this shady trade with a combination of data journalism, open source research and old-fashioned journalism and share their methods.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Silvia Battaglia

Laura Silvia Battaglia

independent, Freelancer
Yemeni expert. Videomaker. War correspondent. Middle Eastern citizen. Arab speaker. Investigative journalist.
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 Ludo Hekman

Ludo Hekman

Journalist, Lighthouse Reports
Ludo Hekman is a freelance journalist, specialized in translating complex issues into thought provoking concepts and stories alike. He worked for print, online and TV in countries like Iran, Irak and Afghanistan.He is one of the founders of Lighthouse Reports, a journalistic production... Read More →
avatar for Sonja Peterandel

Sonja Peterandel

Senior Editor, Wired Germany
Sonja Peteranderl is an investigative journalist and co-founder of BuzzingCities Lab, a think tank focusing on digitalization and security in informal settlements such as the favelas in Brazil or townships in South Africa. She covers global politics, tech trends, security, justice... Read More →
avatar for Hans-Martin Tillack

Hans-Martin Tillack

Investigative reporter, stern
Hans-Martin Tillack is working as an investigative reporter in the Berlin office of the German weekly magazine stern. From 1999 to 2004 he was the EU correspondent for stern in Brussels, Belgium. He is also the author of three books, on the EU, on corruption and on lobbyists and their... Read More →
avatar for Jerry Vermanen

Jerry Vermanen

Data journalist, Pointer (KRO-NCRV)
Data and investigative journalist at Pointer (KRO-NCRV).


Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C230 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

1:00pm CEST

European regional data
European regional data - presented by the expert from the European Commission and moderated by the local data expert of the BBC. Data Buffet to take data home with you.

Moderators
avatar for Peter Sherlock

Peter Sherlock

Assistant Editor, BBC
Headlines about the BBC’s Local News Partnership with regional publishers have focused on the employment of 150 journalists to cover council news across the UK. But another part of the Partnership is breaking new ground too — seconding journalists from the regional Press into... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Walsh

John Walsh

Administrator, European Commission
Policy officer at European Commission, DG Regional.Working on ESI Funds, Open Data, Monitoring, Evaluation. Interested in making the complex accessible and transparent!



Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C201 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

2:15pm CEST

Coffee
Friday May 25, 2018 2:15pm - 2:45pm CEST
Lobby (foyer)

2:45pm CEST

European Royal Houses
The members of Europe’s seven royal houses have billions of euros invested in property, strong ties to political and military elites and invest in businesses around the globe. At the same time, they receive large sums of taxpayer’s money annually to represent the public interest. Reporters from Spain, Norway and Sweden have dug into this and tell you about their work. Among other things how to reveal the abuse of public funds in the Royal houses; identify the (secret) money flows and how royals exercise formal and informal power in politics and business; ways to separate illegitimate, legal and illegal money-spending and work on stories that may meet criticism from a large Royal-friendly readership.


Speakers
avatar for Eiliv Frich Flydal

Eiliv Frich Flydal

Journalist, Dagbladet
Flydal has worked as a journalist with the daily newspaper Dagbladet in Norway since 2006. He covers several topics, such as politics, public spending and crime. In 2016-2018 investigated the royal house, uncovering mismanagement of public funds within the kings Royal court. The project... Read More →
avatar for Ana Romero Galán

Ana Romero Galán

Independent writer and journalist
I write and talk about politics and institutions, such as the Royal House in Spain with the King as the head of the State. In my last two books- for the first time in the country- I have reported on the Crown without fear or favor, trying to avoid the veil of secrecy that continues... Read More →
avatar for Elias Giertz

Elias Giertz

Reporter, Expressen
Royal correspondent for Expressen in Sweden.


Friday May 25, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C125

2:45pm CEST

Tax avoidance is global, the nitty gritty is national - hear three ICIJ reporters and their different findings
Multinational companies and taxes in Europe - The Paradise Papers showed how deeply the offshore financial system is entangled with corporate giants that avoid taxes through increasingly imaginative bookkeeping maneuvers. Nike shifted billions in trademark profits between subsidiaries to avoid high taxes in Europe. Low tax rates allowed Apple to accumulate a $252 billion mountain of cash offshore. Three reporters who worked on the Paradise Papers will discuss their findings.

Moderators
avatar for Cécile Schillis-Gallego

Cécile Schillis-Gallego

Data journalist and researcher, ICIJ
Cécile Schilis-Gallego is a data journalist and researcher for ICIJ. She graduated in 2014 from Columbia Journalism School (US) and Sciences Po Journalism School (France) with a master's degree in investigative reporting. She is a 2014-2015 Brown Institute Magic Grantee, working on a investigative data project aiming at making financial statements of public companies more transparent and more accessible to journalists. She previously contributed to the French webzine Slate.fr... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Helena Bengtsson

Helena Bengtsson

Editor, Data Journalism, Sveriges Television
Helena Bengtsson is Editor for Data Journalism at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. She previously worked as Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian in London, UK between 2014-2017. In 2006 and 2007, she was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity... Read More →
avatar for Karlijn Kuijpers

Karlijn Kuijpers

investigative journalist, Platform Investico
I am a freelance investigative journalist, working for several Dutch media. I'm interested in finance, economics, privacy and tech and environmental issues.
avatar for Maxime Vaudano

Maxime Vaudano

Datajournalist, Le Monde - Les Décodeurs
I use code and spreadsheets as much as words in my reporting for Le Monde (France). In my daily life, I write explainers and produce visualisations on the general news for a section called Les Décodeurs. But I am also secretly in love with on French politics, international trade... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
Auditorium 2 (Aula 2) Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

2:45pm CEST

The tech that helped unveil the ParadisePapers
The Paradise Papers investigation revealed the offshore holdings and connections of dozens of politicians and prominent public figures around the world and led to high-profile resignations, police raids and official investigations. Almost 400 journalists --coordinated by the ICIJ and Süddeutsche Zeitung-- had to sift through 1.4 TB using homemade tools. Pierre Romera, CTO of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), will discuss how the collaboration happened and how technology made it all possible.

Speakers
avatar for Pierre Romera

Pierre Romera

Chief Technology Officer, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)
Pierre Romera has been Chief Technology Officer at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) since 2017. He manages a team of programmers working on the platforms that enabled more than 300 journalists to collaborate on the Paradise Papers and Panama Papers... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
Auditorium 1 (Aula 1) Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

2:45pm CEST

Excel II
CAR training: Data management with Excel: Sorting, Filtering, and Visualising to find stories. Also simple cleaning of data.


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 Brant Houston

Brant Houston

Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches and works on projects and research involving the use of data analysis in journalism. He is co-founder of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Institute for Nonprofit... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C126

2:45pm CEST

Fast and free: Maarten Lambrechts' favourite data tools for freelancers and small newsrooms
Smaller newsrooms don't always have the means to hire coders or buy expensive software to work with data. In this session Maarten Lambrechts shows some easy to use (no coding required), fast and free tools to gather, transform, analyse and visualise data. Think Import.io, Open Refine, Carto, Chartbuilder and Datawrapper.

Speakers
avatar for Maarten Lambrechts

Maarten Lambrechts

Data journalist & visualisation consultant, Self employed
Maarten Lambrechts is a freelance data journalist and datavisualisation expert. After working some years as a data journalist at Belgian newspaper De Tijd, he now works as a freelancer. He designs and develops data visualisations, builds tools to visualise data and gives trainings... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C127

2:45pm CEST

Python training III
CAR training: Happy looping: How do we repeat task again and again? This workshop is all about for and while loops, lists and dictionaries. In other words: Enhancing the basics with more fun stuff.

Speakers
avatar for Mathias Born

Mathias Born

Data Journalist, Tamedia
Data Journalist working for Tamedia in Switzerland.


Friday May 25, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C206

2:45pm CEST

Statistics for journalists II
CAR training: Can we draw links between factors like povery and school tests results? We take a look at correlations.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

Data Editor, The Investigative Reporting Workshop
Jennifer LaFleur is data editor for The Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, where she also teaches data journalism. Previously, she was senior editor for data journalism for Reveal. Before joining Reveal, she was the director of computer-assisted reporting at... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C304

2:45pm CEST

Touching Elvis - European tenders hands-on
DATA BUFFET: A lot of our tax money is spent through government tenders. Here, private parties get hired to provide services for the country. Dive with us into 7 million public tenders in Europe. The newly released open source tool Elvis helps you create public spending network in specific EU country, time and sector. Explore relationships between government and companies and ask questions like "Who is dominating the IT market in Netherlands?", "Which companies earn most money from highway building in Slovakia?" or “How many tenders has IBM won across Europe?”

Speakers
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist
avatar for Victor Nitu

Victor Nitu

Software Developer, Datopian
Victor Nițu is currently a software developer at Datopian, an open data solutions provider spun off from Open Knowledge.Victor is also one of the developers of Elvis, a public tenders visualisation platform that aims to visually expose patterns of corruption in the EU and beyond.In... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C201 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

2:45pm CEST

The shared struggles of investigative journalism non-profits
In Europe, more and more journalistic nonprofit projects and new models are emerging. The spectrum ranges from local news cooperatives to national and multinational research newsrooms. Can we learn from each other? Can we support each other? What are shared and what are competing interests? Is networking the thing? How can larger and older initiatives share knowledge with start-ups? The purpose of this round table is to gather and exchange experiences and to see whether and how we can network on entrepreneurial challenges.

Moderators
avatar for Ides Debruyne

Ides Debruyne

Managing Director, Journalismfund.eu
Ides Debruyne is co-founder and Managing Director of Journalismfund.eu, the first independent non-profit organisation established in 1998 by citizens to facilitate independent investigative journalism in order to promote democracy by connecting donors and journalists.(Photo © Hadeer Mahmoud... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Bird

Michael Bird

Editor/Reporter/Writer, www.theblacksea.eu
Michael Bird is a UK journalist based in Bucharest, working in text, photography and film - including deep investigations into drug abuse, civil war, crime, exorcism, fake news and animal cruelty. He now edits online in-depth journalism portal www.theblacksea.eu and has worked on... Read More →
avatar for Anuška Delic

Anuška Delic

founder & editor-in-chief, Oštro
An award-winning investigative and data journalist from Slovenia. A rookie in the exciting, yet rocky world of non-profit independent media in the European Union.In 2018 she left the main daily newspaper in Slovenia and established Oštro, Center for investigative journalism in the... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Oldroyd

Rachel Oldroyd

Managing Editor, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Rachel Oldroyd joined the Bureau as deputy editor shortly after its launch in 2010 and has led many of the organisation’s key projects. Before joining the Bureau she spent 13 years at the Mail on Sunday, where she launched the award-winning Reportage section in Live magazine. The... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Schnedler

Thomas Schnedler

Project director, Netzwerk Recherche
Thomas leads the non-profit journalism program of Netzwerk Recherche, the German Association of Investigative Journalists. The program aims to strengthen non-profit journalism in Germany and Europe. It includes conferences, advice, training opportunities and the Grow grant for non-profit journalism. In addition, he is one of the spokespersons of the... Read More →
avatar for Taja Topolovec

Taja Topolovec

Co-founder / CEO, Pod črto, Independent media for investigative journalism
Taja Topolovec is co-founder and CEO of Pod črto, the first independent and non-profit media for investigative journalism in Slovenia. She is an expert on strategies and development of new media models in digital environment, writer and podcast host.


Friday May 25, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C228

2:45pm CEST

Digital security II: Secure messaging
Digital Security: How do I communicate securely with sources on my phone, and how do I make sure no one is tracking my movements through it? What’s the difference between Signal, WhatsApp and other secure messaging apps? Get a security check up for your smartphone and learn how to install and use simple tools for secure communication with sources, colleagues and others.

Speakers
avatar for Aslak Ransby

Aslak Ransby

Programmer and security trainer.
I'm @aslakransby on twitter.
avatar for Freja Wedenborg

Freja Wedenborg

Journalist
Danish journalist and author of Cryptoguide for journalists. Teaching journalism and digital self defence atVallekilde Folk High School and the Danish School of Media and Journalism and freelancing investigative journalism. Also a board member in The Danish Union of Journalists. @FrejaWedenborg... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C223

2:45pm CEST

Finding personal information online
Get new tips and tricks to find the person, you are looking for! We start off with clever googling for personal information online, from there go to search patterns that help you go from nickname to full name and vice versa. Leading to tools that use e-mail-addresses, nicknames or other personal information as a starting point. You will never have a guarantee that your search will be successful, but if you use these tools, you can be pretty sure that you did your best. Moreover, be sure to start with the most effective tools. Pictures come in very handy here. Marcus Lindemann is training German police and fraud detectives on this and will show examples on how he identified fraudsters, that meant to hide themselves online. Journalistic examples include identifying people who do not have their full name in the media yet (crime cases etc.).

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Lindemann

Marcus Lindemann

managing editor, autoren(werk) GmbH & Co.KG
Marcus Lindemann ist geschäftsführender Autor von autoren(werk) und produziert seit dem Jahr 2000 mit seiner eigenen Firma Magazinstücke und Dokumentationen für ARD und ZDF, hauptsächlich zu Verbraucherthemen, gerne mit versteckter Kamera. Nach der Reihe "WISO ermittelt" ist... Read More →



Friday May 25, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C229 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

2:45pm CEST

Freedom of information - come and get started using this powerful tool
FOI: Afraid that freedom of information requests are complex and nerdy? Come and get started here! This training session will provide you with examples and an inspiring introduction on how to use the laws. You'll learn to understand the general structure of freedom of information laws, which will enable you to dive deeper in the national or European legislation and use it in your country or in collaboration with colleagues.

Speakers
avatar for Marlies de Brouwer

Marlies de Brouwer

FOIA expert - Researcher, de Volkskrant
My name is Marlies de Brouwer and I am 27 years old. For nearly 5 years I have been working as a researcher for the biggest quality newspaper in the Netherlands: de Volkskrant. During my first year I investigated the remunerations of CEOs in the Netherlands. de Volkskrant wanted one... Read More →
avatar for Tania Röttger

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.


Friday May 25, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C227

2:45pm CEST

Learn from the lobby-watchers 1: Investigating corporate influence via the transparency registry
Investigating corporate influence in European decision-making. Datacrunching to expose the gas industry's lobbying firepower and influence, among other examples. Pascoe Sabido from Corporate Europe Observatory shows you where to look for data on industry lobbying and how to use such data.

Speakers
avatar for Pascoe Sabido

Pascoe Sabido

Researcher and Campaigner, Corporate Europe Observatory
Pascoe is a researcher and campaigner at Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), where he has spent the last five years exposing the lobbying tactics of big business, particularly within the climate and energy sector. This has meant exposing what the gas industry has been doing in Brussels... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C221 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

2:45pm CEST

When European weapons exports get into the wrong hands - workshop
How do you track your country’s arms production to find out, whether weapons are sold to repressive regimes or find their way into wars and human rights abuses? Three teams of journalists have found out and share their tools with you, so you can investigate on your own turf. Meet others who are interested in forming a network on this shady business.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Silvia Battaglia

Laura Silvia Battaglia

independent, Freelancer
Yemeni expert. Videomaker. War correspondent. Middle Eastern citizen. Arab speaker. Investigative journalist.
avatar for Ludo Hekman

Ludo Hekman

Journalist, Lighthouse Reports
Ludo Hekman is a freelance journalist, specialized in translating complex issues into thought provoking concepts and stories alike. He worked for print, online and TV in countries like Iran, Irak and Afghanistan.He is one of the founders of Lighthouse Reports, a journalistic production... Read More →
avatar for Hans-Martin Tillack

Hans-Martin Tillack

Investigative reporter, stern
Hans-Martin Tillack is working as an investigative reporter in the Berlin office of the German weekly magazine stern. From 1999 to 2004 he was the EU correspondent for stern in Brussels, Belgium. He is also the author of three books, on the EU, on corruption and on lobbyists and their... Read More →
avatar for Jerry Vermanen

Jerry Vermanen

Data journalist, Pointer (KRO-NCRV)
Data and investigative journalist at Pointer (KRO-NCRV).


Friday May 25, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C230 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

2:45pm CEST

When artwork tells more than words
Sometimes a graphic artist or cartoonist can communicate something that cannot be expressed in words. Readers can remember your investigations longer, if the ideas are presented visually in a graphic novel or an animation. Illustrators are sometimes perceived as less threatening by people in certain sensitive situations, for example among illegal refugees or members of the LGBT community in countries where they are in danger because of their sexual orientation. How can investigative journalists and artists work together to get the maximum benefit for their in depth work?

Speakers
avatar for Pieter Fannes

Pieter Fannes

Illustrator
Pieter Fannes adores drawing with brushes for the freedom and looseness it allows, for the accidents along the road, the meanings hidden in an unexpected twirl of the brush, the possibilities uncovered by an splash of ink on the page. It is this energy  that he wants to transfer... Read More →
avatar for Susanne Reber

Susanne Reber

Susanne Reber is an award winning veteran investigative editor, author and executive producer. She is the co founder of Reveal and the former executive editor of the Peabody Award-winning investigative radio program and podcast. She has a knack for innovation and specializes in assembling... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C113 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

4:00pm CEST

Coffee
Friday May 25, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm CEST
Lobby (foyer)

4:30pm CEST

Launch Money Trail Project: new grant and training programme supporting cross-border collaboration between African, Asian & European journalists
Are you a journalist concerned about financial flows, tax avoidance and money laundering? Join us for the launch of the new Money Trail project offering journalism research grants for cross-border collaborations involving Europe, Africa and Asia via the Journalismfund.eu grant giving model and journalism training via Finance Uncovered and Free Press Unlimited. Money Trail is a collaborative project between three highly regarded journalism and training organizations – Finance Uncovered, Free Press Unlimited, Journalismfund.eu – and Oxfam Novib. It offers training and grants to investigative journalists in Asia, Africa and Europe. The launch includes a reception. Learn more

Speakers
avatar for Paul Groenewegen

Paul Groenewegen

project manager Money Trail, Oxfam Novib
Oxfam Novib policy advisor, previously UNDP and Netherlands Ministry of Finance. Currently project manager Money Trail.
avatar for Lisa Akinyi May

Lisa Akinyi May

Grant Coordinator, Journalismfund.eu
Lisa Akinyi May is in charge of Journalismfund.eu’s communications. She also coordinates the Money Trail Grants. Lisa studied Journalism at Thomas More University College, majoring in television broadcasting.She's a multimedia journalist with experience in television and online media. Her areas of strength include news production, researching, and work experience in the Belgian media. As a... Read More →
avatar for Marcel Oomens

Marcel Oomens

Program Manager IT, Zamaneh Media
avatar for George Turner

George Turner

Finance Uncovered
George is an investigative journalist and one of the founders of Finance Uncovered. George has a wide variety of interests. Before entering the world of journalism he worked for a senior politician in the UK, and wrote a paper on how the murky world of offshore finance in the UK water... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm CEST
Auditorium 2 (Aula 2) Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

4:30pm CEST

Blacklisted in the global financial system - the flawed lists
In 2014, a mosque in North London received an unwelcome letter from its
bank. HSBC told the mosque's trustees their account would be closed in
eight weeks because they were "outside [the bank's] risk appetite". No
further explanation was given.

This episode was the consequence of risk scoring, an algorithm-driven
process which financial institutions use to decide whether customers may
be connected to illegal activity such as terrorism and money laundering.
The system brings huge potential for discriminatory impact on minority
groups.

The data and algorithms used to make these decisions are secret. But
last summer, an accidental leak granted us an opportunity to examine one
part of the risk scoring system. We analysed a copy of World-Check, a
privately-run database listing allegedly "high risk" people and
organisations. This secret database is one of the inputs used by HSBC
and others to make decisions about their customers.

Our investigation showed that much of this raw data was poor quality,
gleaned from Wikipedia or conspiracy-theory-promoting blogs,
and included false and outdated allegations linking innocent people to
terrorism or crime. Some of those accused had experienced similar
consequences to Finsbury Park Mosque, because the bank's algorithm
decided they were too risky. World-Check’s impact extends also to the
non-profit sector, as it is used by some to evaluate potential grantees.
We learned that human decision making could be subordinated to
the logic of the algorithm.

With the support of journalismfund.eu, we investigated the impact of
this database in six countries and coordinated publication.

We will tell the story, explain how we carried out our research, and
discuss the lessons for algorithmic accountability reporting. This will
include the challenges of finding human stories to explain abstract
systems and the questions raised by our work for further investigation.

Speakers
avatar for Jasmin Klofta

Jasmin Klofta

Investigative Reporter, NDR (ARD)
Jasmin Klofta is an investigative reporter from Hamburg. She works for PANORAMA (NDR/ARD) focusing on politics, digital economicy and surveillance.Jasmin Klofta ist eine Investigativjournalistin aus Hamburg. Sie arbeitet für das Politikmagazin PANORAMA (NDR/ARD) zu aktuellen Themen... Read More →
avatar for Tom Wills

Tom Wills

Data Journalist, Freelance
Tom's specialism is doing investigative journalism using computers.He was formerly Data Journalism Editor at The Times of London, where he led a team of four programmer-journalists using computational techniques for investigative research.Tom wrote his first computer program in QBasic... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C123

4:30pm CEST

Dangerous dependency - the Microsoft dilemma
The Wanna Cry virus was a wake-up call: In May 2017 the cyber-attack with the blackmailing virus affected hundreds of thousands of computers in more than 100 countries. Hospitals, public administrations, businesses, even secret services were affected - how was this possible? The answer was proprietary software prone to attacks, provided by one company. The research by Harald Schumann and the Investigate Europe team indicates that EU public tender legislation is bypassed, public authorities are vulnerable to cyber-attacks and technical development is slowed down. The documentary has been aired on German tv ARD and is presented in an English language version. Harald Schumann of Investigate Europe will be present and introduce the film. http://www.daserste.de/information/reportage-dokumentation

Speakers
avatar for Harald Schumann

Harald Schumann

Journalist, Investigate Europe
Journalist since 1984 with - „tageszeitung“ (2 years),- „Der Spiegel“ (18 years) -- "Tagesspiegel" (since 2004) andInvestigate Europe (since 2016)several books, e.g. The Global Trap, 1996(Co-Author Hans-Peter Martin), published in 24 languagesAwards- Bruno-Kreisky-Preis für... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C228

4:30pm CEST

How to improve project management for cross-border teams – and which traps to avoid
Yes, we do it, coordinate crossborder teams. The journalism side of things works – now let’s get professional on the underlying project management. A recent Reuters’ Institute anthology strongly indicated a need for professionalization of project management in crossborder teams. Meet several crossborder and data journalism team coordinators and project managers sharing their experience.

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 Anne-Lise Bouyer

Anne-Lise Bouyer

Tech & data team lead, CORRECTIV
Anne-Lise heads the technical & data team at the nonprofit investigative newsroom CORRECTIV . Prior to that, she co-founded Journalism++, an agency for data-driven storytelling where she where she worked for 4 years as a project manager and coordinated the Migrants' Files project... Read More →
avatar for Elisa Simantke

Elisa Simantke

Journalist/Editorial Director, Investigate Europe
Elisa Simantke is the Editorial Director of "Investigate Europe" - an investigative cross-border team with members from all over Europe. IE publishes investigative reports with media partners in up to 18 countries europe-wide. The team is mainly funded through several European foundations... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C221 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

4:30pm CEST

Royal Networks across borders
Would you like to do a journalistic investigation on the money going in and out of European royal houses? To find out how they exercise formal and informal power in politics and business? Meet colleagues from around the continent and discuss strategies, methods and a possible cross-boarder journalistic project.

Speakers
avatar for Eiliv Frich Flydal

Eiliv Frich Flydal

Journalist, Dagbladet
Flydal has worked as a journalist with the daily newspaper Dagbladet in Norway since 2006. He covers several topics, such as politics, public spending and crime. In 2016-2018 investigated the royal house, uncovering mismanagement of public funds within the kings Royal court. The project... Read More →
avatar for Ana Romero Galán

Ana Romero Galán

Independent writer and journalist
I write and talk about politics and institutions, such as the Royal House in Spain with the King as the head of the State. In my last two books- for the first time in the country- I have reported on the Crown without fear or favor, trying to avoid the veil of secrecy that continues... Read More →
avatar for Elias Giertz

Elias Giertz

Reporter, Expressen
Royal correspondent for Expressen in Sweden.


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C125

4:30pm CEST

European public tender data - understand and get the raw data
Data Buffet: Public spending on local, national and EU level has to follow European legislation in the field - including certain transparency rules. Meet Aija Bilzena from the European Commission and Bence Toth from the DigiWhist platform compiling all data. Here you can get an understanding of data source, data quality, legal basis and so forth.

Moderators
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist

Speakers
avatar for Aija Bilzena

Aija Bilzena

Head of sector, Publications Office of the European Union
I joined the Publications Office of the European Union in 2002, worked in consolidation of EU law, in EUR-Lex and in the TED team since 2013. I am responsible for the reception (TED eSenders, XML schema), production (Supplement to the Official Journal) and dissemination of procurement... Read More →
avatar for Bence Tóth

Bence Tóth

Researcher, Government Transparency Institute
Bence Toth is a senior researcher at the Government Transparency Institute and a PhD Candidate at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (UCL - SSEES). He has been working on "The Digital Whistleblower. Fiscal Transparency, Risk Assessment and Impact of Good Governance Policies... Read More →



Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C201 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

4:30pm CEST

Excel III
CAR training: Pivot magic: Mine and interview data deeper with Pivot Tables.
See the power of aggregating and summarising data.

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 Brant Houston

Brant Houston

Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches and works on projects and research involving the use of data analysis in journalism. He is co-founder of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Institute for Nonprofit... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C126

4:30pm CEST

Farming and pollution: What merged data sets could tell
Combine Farm Subsidy data and Pollutant Release and Transfer Registry (PRTR) data to find subsidised polluters all over the EU. Based upon experience from Germany, Stefan Wehrmeyer - formerly Correctiv, now Open Knowledge Foundation - presents his mapping model.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Lee Hunter

Mark Lee Hunter

Story-based Inquiry
Mark is the only person to have won awards from Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc., the world’s leading organization in the field, for both his investigative reports and his research on journalism. He has also won the H.L. Mencken Free Press Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award... 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 →
avatar for Stefan Wehrmeyer

Stefan Wehrmeyer

Open Knowledge Foundation
Stefan Wehrmeyer ist investigativer Softwareentwickler. Er startete 2011 das Informationsfreiheits-Portal FragDenStaat.de und arbeitete von 2014-2017 beim gemeinnützigen Recherchezentrum correctiv.org an datenjournalistischen Projekten. Momentan kämpft er für mehr Informationsfreiheit... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C127

4:30pm CEST

OpenRefine
CAR training: OpenRefine - Getting started with one of the most powerful data cleaning tools you will ever need. Plus some surprising tricks it can do for you. TRAINER: Jonathan Stoneman

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Stoneman

Jonathan Stoneman

Data journalism trainer, Freelance (UK)


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C304

4:30pm CEST

Python training IV
CAR training: Loading data: from a file (csv or json); and through an API.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Gebeloff

Rob Gebeloff

Robert Gebeloff is a New Yorks Times reporter specializing in data analysis. He works on in-depth stories where numbers help augment traditional reporting.


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C206

4:30pm CEST

Researching the "Deep Web" - Finding and Using Databases
Search engines cover only a small part of the Internet, the Surface Web. The much larger part of the network is the so-called deep Internet (Deep Web/Hidden Web): millions of closed forums and databases. But you can't use them before you find them. Strategies helpful for this will be shown in this training. Also, some basic databases will be shown.

Speakers
avatar for Albrecht Ude

Albrecht Ude

Recherche-Trainer, Netzwerk Recherche
Albrecht Ude is based in Berlin (Germany) and Friesland, works as freelancing journalist, researcher and research-trainer (online-researches, source checking, fact checking and security issues).writes for several newspapers and magazines, print and online. focusses on structured internet... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C113 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

4:30pm CEST

Understanding your jury or: how to write a good pitch (in cooperation with the Journalism Funders Forum)
Pitching your journalism project is a necessary skill: Editors, donors, publishers all need good pitches. Yet donors sometimes sigh deeply about badly crafted applications. How come? In this session we do not ponder the puzzle - instead we've asked four very different donors dealing with applications from journalists to help us understand, what exactly they need to know - and what they want journalists to consider when looking for funding for their work.

Moderators
avatar for Adam Thomas

Adam Thomas

Director, European Journalism Centre
Adam Thomas is the Director of the European Journalism Centre, an independent European non-profit connecting journalists with new ideas.In his previous role as Chief Product Officer at Storyful, he led five teams of developers and designers, creating products for world’s biggest... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ludovic Blecher

Ludovic Blecher

Head of DNI Fund, Google
avatar for Stephanie Reuter

Stephanie Reuter

Managing Director, Rudolf Augstein Stiftung
Stephanie Reuter is director of the German Rudolf Augstein Foundation. Before joining the foundation in 2011 she headed the office of the Institute for Cultural and Media Management at the University for Music and Theatre in Hamburg. As a trained journalist and cultural manager, she... Read More →
avatar for Elise Rochez

Elise Rochez

Project Manager, European Journalism Centre
Project Manager at the European Journalism Centre, responsible for the Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR), supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She studied Public Relations and European Communications at IHECS, Brussels.
avatar for Trine Smistrup

Trine Smistrup

Program director, ARENA for Journalism in Europe


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C314

4:30pm CEST

Can freedom of information laws limit access to information, even turn into a security concern?
FOI: When Slovak reporter Jan Kuciak was killed this winter, his colleagues in the OCCRP network found out that an FOI request may have given his killers a lead. Until this moment, using the FOI was a comparably safe journalistic method, unlike for example leaks, after which journalists' homes and newsrooms have been raided in the search for the whistleblower’s identity. Does the Slovak case teach us something different? In Hungary journalists experience how FOI laws narrow the possibilities of the press as requesters are asked to pay for getting information, which many particularly small and independent media cannot afford.

Speakers
avatar for Miranda Patrucic

Miranda Patrucic

Regional Editor, OCCRP Sarajevo
Miranda Patrucic is an investigative reporter based in Sarajevo. She is regional editor for Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP ), focusing on Central Asia, the Balkans and the Caucasus. Highlights of her work include exposing billions in telecom bribes in Uzbekistan... Read More →
avatar for András Pethő

András Pethő

Co-Founder and Editor, Direkt 36
Co-founder and editor of investigative reporting center Direkt36. Previously, András was a senior editor at the news site Origo, which he left in protest against political pressure in 2014. András also worked for the BBC World Service and the investigative unit of The Washington... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C230 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

4:30pm CEST

Digital security III: Threat Assessment
Digital Security: How to Stop Worrying and Love the Internet Again. Learning how to asses your adversaries, assets and threat situation is essential in order to pick the right security tools. In this workshop, Henrik Chulu will go through the mental models and digital literacy requirement needed for making the digital security decisions that allow journalists to achieve their goals. Because for a journalist, the goal is not having absolute impenetrable security against all adversaries, but to get the story out while making sure their sources stay safe.

Speakers
HC

Henrik Chulu

Independent researcher, writer, speaker, and trainer on digital literacy and safety. I focus on infrastructural literacy as a core skill set and will help you make sense of your digital environment in order for you to make better decisions about the safety and effectiveness of you... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C223

4:30pm CEST

Freedom of information in the EU
FOI: Filling access to documents requests with EU institutions is not as complex as it sounds. Get a step-by-step introduction on how to do it: Procedures, tactics, do's and dont's.

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 Tania Röttger

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.


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C227

4:30pm CEST

Gadgets and other unusual research tools
Look at gadgets with a creative eye and see how you can use them in your investigations. Marcus Lindemann and his team have worked with hidden cameras in various settings since the year 2000, then they started playing with other gadgets. While their first GPS tracking project on bike theft failed completely (the bike was gone with all the gadgets and only a video of the theft was kept), they later used GPS tracking for a consumer story on parcel services to show why some parcels were not delivered. In other stories they used DNA analysis to document fraud in restaurants, infrared-cameras to find public buildings with a bad heating, and a time-lapse camera to monitor price changes at petrol stations. Currently they are working on a long-term project using newer and cheaper GPS tools. Marcus will present the tools and video footage in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Lindemann

Marcus Lindemann

managing editor, autoren(werk) GmbH & Co.KG
Marcus Lindemann ist geschäftsführender Autor von autoren(werk) und produziert seit dem Jahr 2000 mit seiner eigenen Firma Magazinstücke und Dokumentationen für ARD und ZDF, hauptsächlich zu Verbraucherthemen, gerne mit versteckter Kamera. Nach der Reihe "WISO ermittelt" ist... Read More →



Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C229 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

5:30pm CEST

Reception
Drinks to celebrate the launch of the Money Trail project. The Money Trail grant programme offers working grants for mixed teams of African, Asian and European journalists to investigate illicit financial flows, tax abuse and corruption in Africa, Asia and Europe. Money Trail is a collaborative project between three highly regarded journalism and training organisations ‑ Finance Uncovered, Free Press Unlimited, Journalismfund.eu ‑ and Oxfam Novib. In Money Trail, Finance Uncovered and Free Press unlimited offer six renowned training courses in how to investigate tax abuse, money laundering and corruption and digital safety. Full bursaries are available for qualifying journalists. Training will take place in London, Abuja and Jakarta. This is a great networking opportunity.

Friday May 25, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm CEST
Lobby (foyer)
 
Saturday, May 26
 

8:30am CEST

Coffee
Saturday May 26, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am CEST
Lobby (foyer)

9:00am CEST

Is Youtube's AI deciding what you see?
AlgoTransparency is a software that automatically investigates which videos YouTube recommends to its users on different topics. Their aim is to study the bias of AI of platforms (Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others) and how they filter and recommend content to users today – i.e. helping to analyse the potential impact of this automated distribution of content on elections. AlgoTransparency helped journalists collect data about elections in the US, and the project was covered by The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, the op-ed pages of The New York Times, Le Monde, and France Culture.

Moderators
avatar for Matthias Spielkamp

Matthias Spielkamp

Founder and Executive Director, AlgorithmWatch
Matthias Spielkamp is co-founder and executive director of AlgorithmWatch. He is co-founder and publisher of the online magazine iRights.info (Grimme Online Award 2006). He testified before several committees of the German Bundestag, i.e. on AI and robotics. Matthias serves on the governing board of the German section of Reporters Without Borders and the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Guillaume Chaslot

Guillaume Chaslot

Founder, AlgoTransparency
Ex-Google, working on understanding bias in platforms
avatar for Soline Ledésert

Soline Ledésert

Datashare product owner, ICIJ
As the product owner of Datashare at ICIJ (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists), I design and lead the development of Datashare, a free open-source desktop application which helps you safely and efficiently analyze documents. I am also a video journalist for French-German... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CEST
C123

9:00am CEST

Follow the EU money
EU finances and EU regulated spending can appear complex. But once you understand the model, it's your starting point for covering European politics and the EU as well as large parts of national spending in a meaningful way. Sigrid Melchior is a Brussels correspondent for Swedish media and author of a handbook on covering the EU. She will give you an introduction to where the EU budget gets its money from. But also - and prominently - an understanding of the structures of EU's own spending, EU-spending via member states and EU-regulated spending of national funds - for example via public tender legislation.

Speakers
avatar for Sigrid Melchior

Sigrid Melchior

freelance journalist
Swedish journalist based in Brussels since forever it feels like. Reports on EU and European affairs, teaches EU journalism, does investigations with the European network http://investigate-europe.eu and has a gossipy bi-weekly podcast: https://brysselbubblan.libsyn... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CEST
C125

9:00am CEST

Mafia Files, digital archives on organised crime
Data Buffet: Mafia knows no borders, and reporters must be ahead of the game if they want to cover it. Mafia Files is first digital archive of court documents focused on organised crime cases involving the mafia. It is meant to be a tool for reporters and researchers who need to store documents and, most importantly, share information about cases and develop cross-border investigations. It is initiated and made by Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI) and out in beta. Sara Menafra, the coordinator of the project, shows the possibilities and encourages to use it for more collaborative journalism and cross-border investigations.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Menafra

Sara Menafra

Deputy investigative editor, Il Messaggero / Irpi
At Il Messaggero, I lead a group of journalist specialised in court chronicle and investigative reporting. At Irpi, some colleagues and I are building a digital archive about Italian organized crime (mafia, 'ndrangheta, camorra)


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CEST
C318 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

9:00am CEST

Transnational journalism in Spain, a bridge between Latin America and Europe
How to find a Spanish or Latin American network? Many Spanish journalists already have it and word cross-ocean! Let's get together, those who would like to find Spanish-speaking or Latin American partners, and the Spanish-speaking conference participants - we'll shoot some ideas and see which collaborations result!

Speakers
avatar for Marcos Garcia Rey

Marcos Garcia Rey

Investigation Editor, El Confidencial
Marcos García Rey, Spain, is an Investigation Editor with El Confidencial and university researcher and professor.To date he has participated in six major investigations with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) including the Pulitzer Prize awarded project... Read More →
avatar for Pilar Velasco

Pilar Velasco

Investigative Journalist Cadena SER (Prisa Group) Spain (ES)
Pilar Velasco is a Spanish journalist currently working at Cadena SER (Prisa Group), the radio network leader in Spain. Specializing in investigative and data journalism, she has exposed political and economic malpractices in Spain and uncovered high profile international corruption... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CEST
C127

9:00am CEST

EU open data - get an overview what is available on the two open data portals
The EU has started to publish datasets by the European institutions and on national level. Two portals – one for the institutions (EU Open Data Portal) and one for the member states (European Data Portal) – provide an overview of available datasets including information on metadata and links to the original datasets. Representatives from both portals will guide you through the available material and search options. Furthermore, there will be a presentation by the winning application from the first EU Datathon 2017, a Hackathon that aimed at using and linking datasets from EU institutions. The event is moderated by Simon Jockers, a data journalist and web developer with German investigative journalism non-profit CORRECTIV.
Furthermore, there will be a presentation by the winning application from the first EU Datathon 2017. The event is moderated by data story developer Simon Jockers of Correctiv. Come and see are there datasets you can use in your newsroom upon return.

Speakers
avatar for Corina Buruiana

Corina Buruiana

Promotion and development, Publications Office of the EU, European Commission
I'm part of the team behind the EU Open Data Portal - helping with its promotion and development, within the EU institutions and beyond.


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CEST
C201 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

9:00am CEST

Everything You Need to Know to Become A World Class Data Journalist -- In One Fabulous Session
How often do people say: "I want to become a data journalist. What do I need to learn?" This talk will lay out a complete, detailed blueprint that will turn any beginner into a CAR virtuoso in no time, or perhaps, in twenty years time, depending on their skill level.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Gebeloff

Rob Gebeloff

Robert Gebeloff is a New Yorks Times reporter specializing in data analysis. He works on in-depth stories where numbers help augment traditional reporting.


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CEST
Auditorium 2 (Aula 2) Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

9:00am CEST

Finding needles in haystacks with fuzzy matching
CAR training: Fuzzy matching is a process for linking up names that are similar, but not quite the same. It has become an increasingly important part of data-led investigations as a way to identify connections between public figures, key people, and companies that are relevant to a story. This class will cover how fuzzy matching typically fits into the investigative process, with some story examples. We will show you how to run some of the different types of fuzzy match on some real datasets, including the pros and cons of each.

Speakers
avatar for Max Harlow

Max Harlow

Financial Times
Max Harlow works with the visual and data journalism team at the Financial Times in London. He has previously worked on investigations at the Guardian and at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. He co-runs Journocoders, a group for journalists who want to develop technical ski... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CEST
C304

9:00am CEST

Health care to French women dropping – documented with persistent data journalism
Difficulties to find a gynaecologist? And an affordable one? And to find out which methods are applied in your hospital when you are to give birth? Le Monde data journalist Laura Motet set out to investigate these daily health questions and found answers through persistent requests, source work, scraping and data analysis. Learn how to ask this type of data questions and how to obtain, compile and analyse the data.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Motet

Laura Motet

(Data-)Journalist, Le Monde
I'm a (data-)journalist working at the French newspaper Le Monde. When investigating topics, I like to use osint methods and Python scraping.


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CEST
C227

9:00am CEST

Journo's choice, coder's choice
How much tech is too much tech? When we dig into data-driven investigations we must choose the right approach: should we scrape a whole web site? Build a database? Or just spend the afternoon in Excel to find some insight? In this session Helena (the pragmatist) and Friedrich (the techmatist) will go through some cases they’ve worked on and show different approaches - some more technical, some more journalistic. Traditionally, they will end up shouting at each other in disagreement on how to do things.

Speakers
avatar for Helena Bengtsson

Helena Bengtsson

Editor, Data Journalism, Sveriges Television
Helena Bengtsson is Editor for Data Journalism at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. She previously worked as Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian in London, UK between 2014-2017. In 2006 and 2007, she was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity... Read More →
avatar for Friedrich Lindenberg

Friedrich Lindenberg

Tech Coordinator, OCCRP
Friedrich Lindenberg is a coder and data journalist working on web technology for new narrative and investigative techniques. He was an 2014 ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow with Code for Africa, and a 2013 Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow at Spiegel Online. Previously, he... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CEST
C221 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

9:00am CEST

Python training V
CAR training: Scraping websites and services using requests to save off the HTML files locally and then BeautifulSoup to extract the relevant information. And, finally, pickle, to efficiently store the dictioanaries you've created. We'll attempt at scraping all https://daphnecaruanagalizia.com work from her website and further examples anybody wants to bring along.

Speakers
avatar for Barnaby Skinner

Barnaby Skinner

Head of Data Journalism, Tamedia
Studying History in Basel, I focused on the Industrial Revolution and its various social and economic impacts. As a journalist, I have shifted my attention to the Digital Revolution. I think and write in both German and English and I manage the datajournalistic endeavours at the leading... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CEST
C206

9:00am CEST

R I - what can R do for journalists? Intro to R
CAR training: R I - everybody talks about this programming language - what can it do for journalists? Intro to R. R1 Getting started: So many data journalists use R - but what is it, what can it do for journalists? Intro to various key concepts, RStudio, packages, and simple plots.

Speakers
avatar for Luuk Sengers

Luuk Sengers

Datajournalist, Mediatrainer, Story-Based Inquiry, Groene Amsterdammer
Luuk Sengers is an independent investigative journalist and teacher/trainer. He writes data driven stories about environment, climate and business for De Groene Amsterdammer. And he teaches investigative techniques, data journalism and interview skills to journalists, media, NGOs... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Stoneman

Jonathan Stoneman

Data journalism trainer, Freelance (UK)


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CEST
C126

9:00am CEST

Want to compare European data? Don’t struggle alone!
Ever struggled with European data’s non-comparability? Bring your experiences to the round table, let's compile a list of interesting examples and find ways to more intra-European comparability.

Speakers
avatar for Marcel Pauly

Marcel Pauly

Head of data-driven journalism, DER SPIEGEL
Marcel Pauly arbeitet als Datenjournalist in Hamburg. Er studierte Publizistik, Politikwissenschaft und Germanistik in Mainz und besuchte die Henri-Nannen-Journalistenschule in Hamburg. An der Columbia Journalism School in New York absolvierte er das Lede Program, eine Weiterbildung... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CEST
C223

9:00am CEST

Journalism with a cause and journalism funded by interest organisations: Business model or grey-zone?
Is journalism funded by interest organisations a new business model or a clear conflict of interest? What about pushing the findings of non-profit journalism to as large target groups as possible - is this reaching out to target groups or on the edge of activism? On this panel you can meet personalities in journalism including non-profit journalism discussing the overall question of funding and credible journalism: What to consider?

Moderators
avatar for Serena Tinari

Serena Tinari

Founder, Re-Check
I’m an investigative journalist interested in health, human rights and cyber security. Along with fellow Catherine Riva I founded www.re-check.ch.We are two experienced Swiss muckrakers that like to scoop in the backstage of public health: Re-Check specializes in investigating and... 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 Ides Debruyne

Ides Debruyne

Managing Director, Journalismfund.eu
Ides Debruyne is co-founder and Managing Director of Journalismfund.eu, the first independent non-profit organisation established in 1998 by citizens to facilitate independent investigative journalism in order to promote democracy by connecting donors and journalists.(Photo © Hadeer Mahmoud... Read More →
avatar for Mark Lee Hunter

Mark Lee Hunter

Story-based Inquiry
Mark is the only person to have won awards from Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc., the world’s leading organization in the field, for both his investigative reports and his research on journalism. He has also won the H.L. Mencken Free Press Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award... Read More →
avatar for Miranda Patrucic

Miranda Patrucic

Regional Editor, OCCRP Sarajevo
Miranda Patrucic is an investigative reporter based in Sarajevo. She is regional editor for Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP ), focusing on Central Asia, the Balkans and the Caucasus. Highlights of her work include exposing billions in telecom bribes in Uzbekistan... Read More →
avatar for Olivier Petitjean

Olivier Petitjean

Basta / Observatoire des multinationales
avatar for Blaz Zgaga

Blaz Zgaga

freelance investigative journalist
Blaž Zgaga is a freelance investigative journalist living in Slovenia and is co-author of the trilogy In the Name of the State, which explores arms smuggling in the Balkans during the conflicts of the 1990s. He is regularly publishing in Croatian magazine Nacional. After disclosure of a US DIA secret operation in 2000, he was prosecuted for - and later cleared of charges of - revealing military secrets. I... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CEST
Auditorium 1 (Aula 1) Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

9:00am CEST

Detecting Fake News - Checking Sources and Facts
"Fake news" is as old as journalism. Journalists are facing lies every day. New is the amount and the spread of false news on the Internet, especially in the social networks. In this training, tools and methods to recognise fake news as such are shown. The event is specifically aimed at freelance journalists who do not have a verification team.

Speakers
avatar for Albrecht Ude

Albrecht Ude

Recherche-Trainer, Netzwerk Recherche
Albrecht Ude is based in Berlin (Germany) and Friesland, works as freelancing journalist, researcher and research-trainer (online-researches, source checking, fact checking and security issues).writes for several newspapers and magazines, print and online. focusses on structured internet... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CEST
C229 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

9:00am CEST

Digging into public relations and lobbyism
FOI: Public relations companies have a large impact on media, public debate and lobbying efforts in all European countries. Their activities are often kept secret, and their influence on our democracy is difficult to explore. In this session, journalists show you how to use FOIA requests and datamining to get documents and data, that show how the public relations industry is working to influence journalists, politicians and people. This talk will also cover the use of machine learning and text mining in big data analysis of millions of news articles. The media survey company Retriever researches the impact of PR in the Norwegian news media. They have used machine learning to make it possible to follow the news story from its source and how it spreads. The same network model has been used to measure the degree of similarity between newspapers in Norway.

Speakers
avatar for Leif Uwe Vogelsang

Leif Uwe Vogelsang

Department Manager, Retriever
Leif Uwe Vogelsang, Heads the Digital Insight department at the Retriever Group. The department is responsible for development, implementation and roll out of AI, NLP and machine learning solutions in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. Retriever is an analysis agency using advanced... Read More →
avatar for Rune Ytreberg

Rune Ytreberg

Journalist, Dagens Næringsliv
I work as a journalist in the norwegian daily business newspaper Dagens Næringsliv, covering fish, oil, crime, politics, lobbying and Arctic in (the northern part of) Norway. I teach investigative journalism at the Journalism education at Oslomet University and have written about... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CEST
C228

9:00am CEST

Digital security IV: Get your PGP right - send your mails with encryption
Digital Security: Much maligned for its complicated setup and use, PGP encryption nonetheless continues to be the best way to send confidential information by email. In this session we will get set up with PGP encryption and start to exchange encrypted email. We will discuss the basics of public key cryptography, key management, and look at some of the recent advances in usability that will hopefully lead to more widespread adoption of email encryption.. Attendants MUST bring their computers to get in: This is a hands-on workshop.

Speakers

Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CEST
C230 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

10:00am CEST

Security Café
Digital Security:We are there for you! Come and get help with your digital security problems. We will help you install the programs, that are mentioned in the security workshops (among others Signal, PGP, ToR and Full Disk Encryption), and do our best to solve other security worries and problems.

Speakers
HC

Henrik Chulu

Independent researcher, writer, speaker, and trainer on digital literacy and safety. I focus on infrastructural literacy as a core skill set and will help you make sense of your digital environment in order for you to make better decisions about the safety and effectiveness of you... Read More →
avatar for Marcel Oomens

Marcel Oomens

Program Manager IT, Zamaneh Media
avatar for Aslak Ransby

Aslak Ransby

Programmer and security trainer.
I'm @aslakransby on twitter.
avatar for Serena Tinari

Serena Tinari

Founder, Re-Check
I’m an investigative journalist interested in health, human rights and cyber security. Along with fellow Catherine Riva I founded www.re-check.ch.We are two experienced Swiss muckrakers that like to scoop in the backstage of public health: Re-Check specializes in investigating and... Read More →
avatar for Albrecht Ude

Albrecht Ude

Recherche-Trainer, Netzwerk Recherche
Albrecht Ude is based in Berlin (Germany) and Friesland, works as freelancing journalist, researcher and research-trainer (online-researches, source checking, fact checking and security issues).writes for several newspapers and magazines, print and online. focusses on structured internet... Read More →
avatar for Freja Wedenborg

Freja Wedenborg

Journalist
Danish journalist and author of Cryptoguide for journalists. Teaching journalism and digital self defence atVallekilde Folk High School and the Danish School of Media and Journalism and freelancing investigative journalism. Also a board member in The Danish Union of Journalists. @FrejaWedenborg... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 10:00am - 5:00pm CEST
Cafeteria Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

10:15am CEST

Coffee
Saturday May 26, 2018 10:15am - 10:45am CEST
Lobby (foyer)

10:45am CEST

Roundtable: The Automatic Boss - Automated Human Resources Management and Labour Rights
Throughout Europe, companies are starting to use automated decision making (ADM) systems to evaluate and manage employee performance. These systems are used to predict employees’ performance and behaviour, such as likeliness of attrition. AlgorithmWatch is looking into the functions these systems offer to users (employers) and those affected (employees), what information employees have about the use of the systems and what say they have in their deployment and use. The research is focused on systems deployed in Germany. With this roundtable we would like to connect to other journalists and researchers working on labour and automation issues - to identify similar projects in Europe and share knowledge and experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Lorenz Matzat

Lorenz Matzat

Co-Founder, AlgorithmWatch
Lorenz Matzat is a journalist and software entrepeneur in Berlin with a focus on local journalism, maps, algorithmic accountability and interactive applications.
avatar for Matthias Spielkamp

Matthias Spielkamp

Founder and Executive Director, AlgorithmWatch
Matthias Spielkamp is co-founder and executive director of AlgorithmWatch. He is co-founder and publisher of the online magazine iRights.info (Grimme Online Award 2006). He testified before several committees of the German Bundestag, i.e. on AI and robotics. Matthias serves on the governing board of the German section of Reporters Without Borders and the... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm CEST
C113 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

10:45am CEST

Intro to mapping with QGIS - Rob Gebeloff
CAR training: Intro to mapping with QGIS - with Rob Gebeloff from the New York Times. Learn how to uncover interesting patterns in your data with mapping software. This session will introduce QGIS, the free mapping app used in newsrooms throughout the world. Level: Beginners

Speakers
avatar for Rob Gebeloff

Rob Gebeloff

Robert Gebeloff is a New Yorks Times reporter specializing in data analysis. He works on in-depth stories where numbers help augment traditional reporting.


Saturday May 26, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm CEST
C304

10:45am CEST

Python training VI - scraping with Pandas I
CAR training: PYTHON 6 - Data analysis with Pandas part 1: Have data that are a bit too big for Excel? Or would you just like to keep a better track of what you did to your data? Come and learn Pandas: the furriest Python library built especially for everything you need to work with data. We will show you how you can load, filter, analyse, visualize and export datasets and data visualizations with just a couple of commands. Some programming knowledge is handy, but not required. TRAINERS: Adriana Homolva, Stefan Wehrmeyer

Speakers
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist
avatar for Stefan Wehrmeyer

Stefan Wehrmeyer

Open Knowledge Foundation
Stefan Wehrmeyer ist investigativer Softwareentwickler. Er startete 2011 das Informationsfreiheits-Portal FragDenStaat.de und arbeitete von 2014-2017 beim gemeinnützigen Recherchezentrum correctiv.org an datenjournalistischen Projekten. Momentan kämpft er für mehr Informationsfreiheit... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm CEST
C206

10:45am CEST

R II - Get, clean and analyse data with the programming language R
CAR training: The tidyverse: how to use ready-made R packages which help you create a reproducible workflow.

Speakers
avatar for Luuk Sengers

Luuk Sengers

Datajournalist, Mediatrainer, Story-Based Inquiry, Groene Amsterdammer
Luuk Sengers is an independent investigative journalist and teacher/trainer. He writes data driven stories about environment, climate and business for De Groene Amsterdammer. And he teaches investigative techniques, data journalism and interview skills to journalists, media, NGOs... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Stoneman

Jonathan Stoneman

Data journalism trainer, Freelance (UK)


Saturday May 26, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm CEST
C126

10:45am CEST

Saturday keynote - to be announced on the spot
Moderators
avatar for Laurent Richard

Laurent Richard

Founder, Executive Director, Forbidden Stories
Laurent Richard is a French award-winning investigative journalist and 2017 Knight-Wallace fellow. He is co-founder of the highly reputed inquiry magazine Cash Investigation broadcast on French public television.Among others stories, Richard oversaw for Premières Lignes Television... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm CEST
Auditorium 2 (Aula 2) Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

12:00pm CEST

Lunch
Saturday May 26, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm CEST
Lobby (foyer)

1:00pm CEST

SyRI - Treating citizens as a risk
In SyRI, the System Risk Indication of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, personal data of Dutch citizens is collected and analyzed on a large scale. Using secret algorithms, citizens are then subjected to a risk analysis. When there is an increased risk of violating one of the many laws that SyRI covers, individuals are included in the Risk Reports Register, which is accessible to many government agencies. Every citizen can be secretly subjected to profiling in SyRI. He or she does not know what data or process of analysis was used to determined that he or she is a 'risk'. However, SyRI can have drastic consequences. Public authorities can take serious measures as a result of a risk statement, for instance by imposing fines, withdrawing benefits or even starting criminal proceedings. It is impossible for the citizen to find out how a risk report came about or to refute an incorrect report. In practice, this amounts to a reversal of the burden of proof. Tijmen Wisman and Ronald Huissen will present how an investigation into the system lead to a high-profile court challenge in the Netherlands.

Moderators
avatar for Matthias Spielkamp

Matthias Spielkamp

Founder and Executive Director, AlgorithmWatch
Matthias Spielkamp is co-founder and executive director of AlgorithmWatch. He is co-founder and publisher of the online magazine iRights.info (Grimme Online Award 2006). He testified before several committees of the German Bundestag, i.e. on AI and robotics. Matthias serves on the governing board of the German section of Reporters Without Borders and the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ronald Huissen

Ronald Huissen

Editor/campaigner, Platform Bescherming Burgerrechten
As an editor for Platform Bescherming Burgerrechten (Platform for civil rights protection) I report and do research on multiple privacy-related issues that have the special attention of NGO’s and individuals active within the Platform. Since 2009 I have covered topics as the Dutch... Read More →
avatar for Tijmen Wisman

Tijmen Wisman

Tijmen Wisman worked in the past for RFID Platform the Netherlands. He started his PhD on privacy in EU’s Internet of Things-policy in 2010. His research focusses on mandatory IoT-systems in the home and the car, smart meters and eCall, and how the European Commission interprets... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C123

1:00pm CEST

Behind the scenes of the Daphne Project
When a journalist loses his or her life in the pursuit of a story and for the free flow of information, other journalists committed to the same ideals need to help that story reach the public. This is the philosophy of Forbidden Stories, a new non-profit journalism newsroom which made headlines this April when publishing a crossborder investigative series of articles about the networks of tax avoidance that the killed journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia had been working on. Laurent Richard, the founder of the project, will take you behind the scenes on how the research was planned and coordinated following the killing.

Speakers
avatar for Laurent Richard

Laurent Richard

Founder, Executive Director, Forbidden Stories
Laurent Richard is a French award-winning investigative journalist and 2017 Knight-Wallace fellow. He is co-founder of the highly reputed inquiry magazine Cash Investigation broadcast on French public television.Among others stories, Richard oversaw for Premières Lignes Television... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C113 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

1:00pm CEST

Cross-border journalism - the necessary tools
Every cross-border team needs digital tools to coordinate, communicate, share documents and so forth. What are the tasks, what are the options? And what should journalists know about tech to find the best solutions? Meet coordinators responsible for tech solutions from the OCCRP, the EIC and the ICIJ networks.

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 Stefan Candea

Stefan Candea

Founder, Co-ordinator, European Investigative Collaborators
Stefan Candea, Romania, is an investigative journalist and co-founder of the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism (CRJI), a nonprofit registered in Bucharest, Romania. His cross-border investigative stories on organized crime won several international awards.He will be working... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Grey

Stephen Grey

Reporter, Reuters
Stephen Grey is special correspondent on the global investigative team at Reuters. He has previously worked as a foreign correspondent and head of investigations at the Sunday Times in London, and has reported and made both films and broadcasts for the New York Times, Guardian, BBC... Read More →
avatar for Friedrich Lindenberg

Friedrich Lindenberg

Tech Coordinator, OCCRP
Friedrich Lindenberg is a coder and data journalist working on web technology for new narrative and investigative techniques. He was an 2014 ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow with Code for Africa, and a 2013 Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow at Spiegel Online. Previously, he... Read More →
avatar for Cécile Schillis-Gallego

Cécile Schillis-Gallego

Data journalist and researcher, ICIJ
Cécile Schilis-Gallego is a data journalist and researcher for ICIJ. She graduated in 2014 from Columbia Journalism School (US) and Sciences Po Journalism School (France) with a master's degree in investigative reporting. She is a 2014-2015 Brown Institute Magic Grantee, working on a investigative data project aiming at making financial statements of public companies more transparent and more accessible to journalists. She previously contributed to the French webzine Slate.fr... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C229 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

1:00pm CEST

Dirty dictatorship dollars for European politicians
Eva Jung (Berlingske) and Miranda Patrucic (OCCRP) will guide you through the Azerbaijani Laundromat where the dictatorial regime in Azerbaijan systematically siphoned billions of US dollars via Denmark’s biggest lender to a group of high ranking European politicians. You will also hear about tracking the Putin family, FSB and Magnitsky money whilst Danske Bank ignored warning after warning. Expect to learn more about how to track dirty money in a maze of offshores around the world, how to recruit sources and how to build an international cooperation that works.

Speakers
avatar for Eva Jung

Eva Jung

Investigative Journalist, Berlingske
Eva Jung has been working as an investigative journalist since 2011 with daily Berlingske, Denmark. Since 2017 also based in Brussels as EU correspondent. Through 2017 and 2018 investigated the 200 bn euro money laundering scandal at Danske Bank. Jung and colleagues have been awarded... Read More →
avatar for Miranda Patrucic

Miranda Patrucic

Regional Editor, OCCRP Sarajevo
Miranda Patrucic is an investigative reporter based in Sarajevo. She is regional editor for Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP ), focusing on Central Asia, the Balkans and the Caucasus. Highlights of her work include exposing billions in telecom bribes in Uzbekistan... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C221 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

1:00pm CEST

Legal challenges in crossborder journalism
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.

Moderators
avatar for Jörg Schmitt

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan McCully

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 →
avatar for Nicola Naber

Nicola Naber

Research & Fact Checking, DER SPIEGEL
Works for SPIEGEL in Hamburg since 2007. Focused on economics and financial crimes. During the last three years part of SPIEGEL's Football Leaks team.
avatar for Micael Pereira

Micael Pereira

Journalist, Expresso
Investigative journalist at Expresso, his country leading newspaper. Exposed Portugal's role in the CIA's secret rendition program after 11/9, worked on Wikileaks’s diplomatic cables leak, ICIJ's Offshore Leaks, Panama Papers, Bahama Leaks and Paradise Papers. Also collaborates... Read More →
avatar for Craig Shaw

Craig Shaw

Journalist, theblacksea.eu / EIC.Network
Craig Shaw is a British journalist, specialising in corruption, human rights and cross-border investigations. His reporting has been published in leading international media, such as the Guardian, Sunday Times, Der Spiegel, L'Espresso, Expresso, De Correspondent, Le Soir and many... Read More →


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

1:00pm CEST

Mining Medicines procurement: Let's talk about pharma & public tenders
When national health services buy medicines, there are huge amounts of money at stake - and Europe's citizens' health! Meet some of the journalists who have investigated in the field and will bring examples on methodologies and actual cases. This is large scale public procurement. Meet Spanish data journalism initiative Civio, public tender specialist Adriana Homolova and cross-border health reporting specialist Serena Tinari – and let’s get together to establish good contacts on this topic.

Speakers
avatar for Serena Tinari

Serena Tinari

Founder, Re-Check
I’m an investigative journalist interested in health, human rights and cyber security. Along with fellow Catherine Riva I founded www.re-check.ch.We are two experienced Swiss muckrakers that like to scoop in the backstage of public health: Re-Check specializes in investigating and... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C201 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

1:00pm CEST

Crowdsourcing on the go - the Journalism++ Task Force Project
Complex investigations require tedious data-wrangling work that could be best solved by a distributed team, or even by the general public. Taskforce is a new tool designed to simplify crowdsourcing efforts, made specifically for journalistic investigations. It's aimed at involving your newsroom or your readership in this effort, with a user-friendly messaging-based interface that anyone can easily get into. In this workshop, we'll go through this tool, try it out, and find ways in which it could help your own investigations.

Speakers
avatar for Ricardo Lafuente

Ricardo Lafuente

Editor & Data Architect, J++
Designer with a passion for code, data, civic tech and free/open source software.Interested in information design, crowdsourcing tools, novel uses of messaging and Python everything.


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C125

1:00pm CEST

Intermediate mapping with QGIS - with Rob Gebeloff
CAR training: We often join data tables together to gain new insights for an analysis. With maps, we can join data together based not on a common ID field, but based on common geography. In this class, you'll learn an important reporting technique that can only be performed with mapping software. Level: intermediate, and attending the Intro to GIS session is strongly recommended.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Gebeloff

Rob Gebeloff

Robert Gebeloff is a New Yorks Times reporter specializing in data analysis. He works on in-depth stories where numbers help augment traditional reporting.


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C304

1:00pm CEST

Python training VII - scraping with Pandas II
CAR training: PYTHON 7. Data analysis with Pandas part 2: Have data that are a bit too big for Excel? Or would you just like to keep a better track of what you did to your data? Come and learn Pandas: the furriest Python library built especially for everything you need to work with data. We will show you how you can load, filter, analyse, visualize and export datasets and data visualizations with just a couple of commands. Some programming knowledge is handy, but not required. TRAINERS: Adriana Homolva, Stefan Wehrmeyer

Speakers
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist
avatar for Stefan Wehrmeyer

Stefan Wehrmeyer

Open Knowledge Foundation
Stefan Wehrmeyer ist investigativer Softwareentwickler. Er startete 2011 das Informationsfreiheits-Portal FragDenStaat.de und arbeitete von 2014-2017 beim gemeinnützigen Recherchezentrum correctiv.org an datenjournalistischen Projekten. Momentan kämpft er für mehr Informationsfreiheit... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C206

1:00pm CEST

R III - Visualising with R
CAR training: Getting to grips with visualisation in R. Session ends with a look at how to make further progress in R, sources of training, advice, and reading.

Speakers
avatar for Luuk Sengers

Luuk Sengers

Datajournalist, Mediatrainer, Story-Based Inquiry, Groene Amsterdammer
Luuk Sengers is an independent investigative journalist and teacher/trainer. He writes data driven stories about environment, climate and business for De Groene Amsterdammer. And he teaches investigative techniques, data journalism and interview skills to journalists, media, NGOs... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Stoneman

Jonathan Stoneman

Data journalism trainer, Freelance (UK)


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C126

1:00pm CEST

From Beat to Book
Investigative journalists often want to turn the individual articles of an investigation into a comprehensive book. It is a way of telling the whole story and repurposing the research material. But how does one go about it? How do you rewrite your material to make it into one long, compelling story? Which demands do publishers have, and how do they select between the offers of non-fiction books? French investigative reporter Leila Miñano has published two investigative books; Kim Hundevadt, a former journalist, is managing editor for non-fiction at the Danish JP-Politiken publishing house that publishes numerous journalistic books every year.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Hundevadt

Kim Hundevadt

Forlagsredaktør, Politikens Forlag
Journalist, forfatter og foredragsholder. Han arbejdede på  Jyllands-Posten fra 1995 til 2008. Er nu ansat i JP/Politikens Forlagshus.Kim Hundevadt har skrevet fem bøger. I september 2008 udkom hans bog I morgen angriber vi igen om Danmarks krig i Helmand, Afghanistan.
avatar for Leila Minano

Leila Minano

journalist, Youpress/Investigate Europe
Leïla is a member of Youpress, a free-lance collective based in Paris covering international news around the world. She has reported for several medias such as Vanity Fair, Mediapart, Libération, Marianne, Le Parisien Magazine, Le Figaro Magazine. She has written two books : La... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C127

1:00pm CEST

Covering Global Business in 21st Century – raise the right questions
Modern business is complex and chaotic, and international conglomerates bypass national borders and legislation. We need to rethink the way we cover these structures, maybe stop looking for the one rotten apple and rather focus on mapping and questioning the underlying patterns. Sometimes raising the right questions may be more important than finding the definitive answers. Join the discussion on the challenges – and on a tip sheet for new methods for covering global business. See the tip sheet here http://data.kaasogmulvad.dk/unv/2018/DataHarvest/GlobalBusiness21.pdf

Speakers
avatar for Mark Lee Hunter

Mark Lee Hunter

Story-based Inquiry
Mark is the only person to have won awards from Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc., the world’s leading organization in the field, for both his investigative reports and his research on journalism. He has also won the H.L. Mencken Free Press Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award... Read More →
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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 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C227

1:00pm CEST

Finding stories in large datasets: The neglected bridges
More than 17,000 bridges connect the road network throughout Norway. Using public information laws, VG gained access to 90,000 PDF-pages of inspection data and made the first publicly available national database of bridge safety. The analysis showed that rules of inspections were broken for more than half of the bridges. The past decade, insufficient bridge railings have been a decisive factor in 37 fatal accidents. The journalists used big data analysis and travelled across the country visiting 104 bridges in 15 counties. The project has won several prices for investigative journalism and innovation in storytelling.

Speakers
avatar for Øyvind Engan

Øyvind Engan

newsroom developer, VG
Reporter gone developer. Talk to me about road bridges, train delays, election systems – or anything equally funny!
avatar for Mona Grivi Norman

Mona Grivi Norman

Investigative reporter, VG
Member of the investigative team in VG, Norway. Recent stories on social issues, health, weapons and foreign affairs. Winner of investigative awards in Norway and Europe.


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C230 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

1:00pm CEST

Get started with statistics
Should you use the mean or the median? How should you interpret the 'margins of error' of polling result? And what does 'correlation doesn't mean causation' mean exactly? In this session, Maarten Lambrechts will explain these and other statistical concepts (without formulas!). You'll learn how to spot errors and misinterpretations of statistics in the news, and you'll learn how to improve your own reporting on numbers.

Speakers
avatar for Maarten Lambrechts

Maarten Lambrechts

Data journalist & visualisation consultant, Self employed
Maarten Lambrechts is a freelance data journalist and datavisualisation expert. After working some years as a data journalist at Belgian newspaper De Tijd, he now works as a freelancer. He designs and develops data visualisations, builds tools to visualise data and gives trainings... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C223

1:00pm CEST

How to make a strategy for your freedom of information requests
FOI: Being well prepared before filing your freedom of information request includes strategic planning on what to request when and where. Meet two experienced journalists both specialising in freedom of information requests and legislation including strategic requests across borders in Europe.

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 →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C228

1:00pm CEST

Data journalism teams between long-term analyses and news-driven stories
Many data teams take their place between two poles: Not only do they work on their own data-driven stories, they also collaborate with the newsroom in order to make each and every article better from a "storytelling" perspective, i.e., to enhance it with adequate – often visual – elements or a particular structure. Therefore, on the one hand, they are reacting to the news and creating quick visually-driven content; on the other hand they work on mid- or long-term research for and the conceptualization and implementation of larger data-driven stories. In this session, several datajournalists shows how their teams try to bridge the gap between the two requirements. We are keen to discuss how each newsroom tackles these sometimes contradicting demands.

Speakers
avatar for Stijn Debrouwere

Stijn Debrouwere

datajournalist, De Tijd
Stijn Debrouwere is a statistician and data scientist at Belgian newspaper De Tijd. He's worked for The Guardian, Fusion and many other news organizations. In 2013, he was a Knight-Mozilla OpenNews fellow. He blogs about computer code and the future of journalism... Read More →
avatar for Alexandra Kohler

Alexandra Kohler

Datajournalist, Neue Zürcher Zeitung
avatar for Marie-José Kolly

Marie-José Kolly

Datajournalist, Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Geboren 1984 in Fribourg und zweisprachig aufgewachsen. Studium der Germanistik und Mathematik. Zwischen 2011 und 2014 Doktorandin und wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Phonetischen Labor der Universität Zürich, danach Stipendiatin in Paris. Abschluss einer Dissertation über akzent... Read More →
avatar for Marcel Pauly

Marcel Pauly

Head of data-driven journalism, DER SPIEGEL
Marcel Pauly arbeitet als Datenjournalist in Hamburg. Er studierte Publizistik, Politikwissenschaft und Germanistik in Mainz und besuchte die Henri-Nannen-Journalistenschule in Hamburg. An der Columbia Journalism School in New York absolvierte er das Lede Program, eine Weiterbildung... Read More →
avatar for Maxime Vaudano

Maxime Vaudano

Datajournalist, Le Monde - Les Décodeurs
I use code and spreadsheets as much as words in my reporting for Le Monde (France). In my daily life, I write explainers and produce visualisations on the general news for a section called Les Décodeurs. But I am also secretly in love with on French politics, international trade... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C314

2:00pm CEST

Get advice for your application budget
Money Trail: Do you find it difficult to make your budget for the grant application? Are you in doubt what you can include and what is not supported? Journalismfund.eu's financial manager Linda Berckmans is available for advice sessions of 20-30 minutes, Please book your time slot at the front desk.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Berckmans

Linda Berckmans

Financial Manager, Journalismfund.eu
Linda Berckmans is the financial manager of Journalismfund.eu.
avatar for Trine Smistrup

Trine Smistrup

Program director, ARENA for Journalism in Europe


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm CEST
C207

2:15pm CEST

Coffee
Saturday May 26, 2018 2:15pm - 2:45pm CEST
Lobby (foyer)

2:45pm CEST

Datafied Humans: Scoring people and how to investigate it
Scoring people for creditworthiness has been done for decades in many countries. It has tremendous consequences for our lives: Do we get a mortgage, a mobile phone contract, a lease for an apartment? These and other decisions rest on credit scoring. But that's only part of the reason why it has always been controversial. Many systems have shown flaws, i.e. using wrong data, mixing up people with similar names, and in general working in a very opaque way. In this session, we'll present three investigations aimed at shedding more light on these systems: 'OpenSCHUFA' from Germany, investigating the dominant credit scoring company SCHUFA in Germany using a crowdsourcing approach, 'You are blacklisted' and 'The computers of the robo-judge e-Court', two investigations into the automated industry of private debt trade in the Netherlands, and 'The algorithm in your bank account', a coordinated six-country investigation of the impact of World-Check, a privately-run database listing allegedly "high risk" people and organisations. Please note: Because of the complexity of the projects, it is very likely that we will only be able to present them in this session. Discussion will happen in the following round-table slot.

Speakers
avatar for Karlijn Kuijpers

Karlijn Kuijpers

investigative journalist, Platform Investico
I am a freelance investigative journalist, working for several Dutch media. I'm interested in finance, economics, privacy and tech and environmental issues.
avatar for Lorenz Matzat

Lorenz Matzat

Co-Founder, AlgorithmWatch
Lorenz Matzat is a journalist and software entrepeneur in Berlin with a focus on local journalism, maps, algorithmic accountability and interactive applications.
avatar for Thomas Muntz

Thomas Muntz

Thomas Muntz (1987) studeerde politicologie en filosofie aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam, waar hij op dit moment junior docent Geschiedenis van de Filosofie is. Eerder was hij hoofdredacteur van deFusie en tegenwoordig maakt hij vast onderdeel uit van de Onderzoeksredactie van De... Read More →
avatar for Matthias Spielkamp

Matthias Spielkamp

Founder and Executive Director, AlgorithmWatch
Matthias Spielkamp is co-founder and executive director of AlgorithmWatch. He is co-founder and publisher of the online magazine iRights.info (Grimme Online Award 2006). He testified before several committees of the German Bundestag, i.e. on AI and robotics. Matthias serves on the governing board of the German section of Reporters Without Borders and the... Read More →
avatar for Tom Wills

Tom Wills

Data Journalist, Freelance
Tom's specialism is doing investigative journalism using computers.He was formerly Data Journalism Editor at The Times of London, where he led a team of four programmer-journalists using computational techniques for investigative research.Tom wrote his first computer program in QBasic... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C123

2:45pm CEST

Can journalism networks help investigations under authoritarian regimes? The case of Turkey
Investigative journalism in Turkey is dangerous. Publishing public interest stories from the outside can be a lifeline for the Turkish press. There are opportunities to transform the way in-depth, Turkey-related investigations are done. But diaspora media, too, have their own challenges. How much hope should we place in regional – as well as interorganisational – collaborations as holding the key to quality investigative reporting where there is heavy state repression? How do the experiences, methods and tools differ among Turkish journalists living in and outside of the country? And what should non-Turkish journalists consider when they look for collaboration with Turkish colleagues?

Moderators
avatar for Craig Shaw

Craig Shaw

Journalist, theblacksea.eu / EIC.Network
Craig Shaw is a British journalist, specialising in corruption, human rights and cross-border investigations. His reporting has been published in leading international media, such as the Guardian, Sunday Times, Der Spiegel, L'Espresso, Expresso, De Correspondent, Le Soir and many... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sebnem Arsu

Sebnem Arsu

Reporter, Freelance
Sebnem Arsu is a veteran journalist who has been covering Turkey and its region for over 20 years.  She opened the Turkey bureau for the Associated Press Television in Istanbul in 1996 before she joined Reuters News Television as a senior producer in 1998. Her career in print journalism... Read More →
avatar for Efe Kerem Sözeri

Efe Kerem Sözeri

researcher, freelance
Efe Kerem Sözeri is a Turkish researcher who currently lives in the Netherlands. After studying political science at Bogazici University (Istanbul) and sociology at VU Amsterdam, he is writing a PhD dissertation on the effects of migration on political behaviour.Next to his acad... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C125

2:45pm CEST

Cross border investigations into corruption and illicit finance.
Money Trail: Introducing Finance Uncovered and our investigation into the Rift Valley Railway.
Finance Uncovered was established in 2016 with the goal of improving the quality and quantity of investigative reporting into illicit financial flows, including money laundering, corruption, tax avoidance and tax evasion. Every year we run a training week in London for investigative journalists from all over the world.​ Among our attendees have been prominent ICIJ and OCCRP reporters.​ Our next training will be held on 17 September at City University, London. Following attendance on our course, journalists frequently work with staff from Finance Uncovered and other network members to develop cross border investigations. ​​

In this session, George Turner, one of the founders of Finance Uncovered, introduces the organisation and how they work, showcasing an investigation Finance Uncovered co-ordinated on the Rift Valley Railway. RVR is a historic railroad linking the port of Mombassa in Kenya to Lake Victoria. Following our course, Patrick Mayoyo from Kenya received a tip off that the railroad was hitting the buffers. George worked with Patrick and Berber Verpoest from Flanders to uncover a major scandal on the railway involving hundreds of millions of euros in aid money. The investigation was supported via a Flanders Connects Continents grant administered by the Journalismfund.eu.

Speakers
avatar for George Turner

George Turner

Finance Uncovered
George is an investigative journalist and one of the founders of Finance Uncovered. George has a wide variety of interests. Before entering the world of journalism he worked for a senior politician in the UK, and wrote a paper on how the murky world of offshore finance in the UK water... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C223

2:45pm CEST

How to deal with security in high risk cross-border teams - the example of the Daphne Project
A journalist is killed, and a crossborder team of journalists sets out to finalise the story, she was working on. Obviously everyone is aware of digital security – but what about the physical threats? What to consider in order to work as securely as possible in a high risk crossborder team.

Speakers
avatar for Anuška Delic

Anuška Delic

founder & editor-in-chief, Oštro
An award-winning investigative and data journalist from Slovenia. A rookie in the exciting, yet rocky world of non-profit independent media in the European Union.In 2018 she left the main daily newspaper in Slovenia and established Oštro, Center for investigative journalism in the... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Grey

Stephen Grey

Reporter, Reuters
Stephen Grey is special correspondent on the global investigative team at Reuters. He has previously worked as a foreign correspondent and head of investigations at the Sunday Times in London, and has reported and made both films and broadcasts for the New York Times, Guardian, BBC... Read More →
avatar for Laurent Richard

Laurent Richard

Founder, Executive Director, Forbidden Stories
Laurent Richard is a French award-winning investigative journalist and 2017 Knight-Wallace fellow. He is co-founder of the highly reputed inquiry magazine Cash Investigation broadcast on French public television.Among others stories, Richard oversaw for Premières Lignes Television... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C113 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

2:45pm CEST

Legal challenges in crossborder journalism (round table)
Crossborder journalism with shared research material and publications in different jurisdictions brings new legal challenges and possible chances. The purpose of this round table is to establish contacts between journalists who have experienced legal challenges or chances in connection with crossborder journalism work.

Moderators
avatar for Jörg Schmitt

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Stefan Candea

Stefan Candea

Founder, Co-ordinator, European Investigative Collaborators
Stefan Candea, Romania, is an investigative journalist and co-founder of the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism (CRJI), a nonprofit registered in Bucharest, Romania. His cross-border investigative stories on organized crime won several international awards.He will be working... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan McCully

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 →
avatar for Nicola Naber

Nicola Naber

Research & Fact Checking, DER SPIEGEL
Works for SPIEGEL in Hamburg since 2007. Focused on economics and financial crimes. During the last three years part of SPIEGEL's Football Leaks team.
avatar for Micael Pereira

Micael Pereira

Journalist, Expresso
Investigative journalist at Expresso, his country leading newspaper. Exposed Portugal's role in the CIA's secret rendition program after 11/9, worked on Wikileaks’s diplomatic cables leak, ICIJ's Offshore Leaks, Panama Papers, Bahama Leaks and Paradise Papers. Also collaborates... Read More →
avatar for Craig Shaw

Craig Shaw

Journalist, theblacksea.eu / EIC.Network
Craig Shaw is a British journalist, specialising in corruption, human rights and cross-border investigations. His reporting has been published in leading international media, such as the Guardian, Sunday Times, Der Spiegel, L'Espresso, Expresso, De Correspondent, Le Soir and many... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C201 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

2:45pm CEST

Public tenders round table
Public tenders under European regulation are European by design - coverage frequently needs to go beyond national borders too. In this roundtable session journalists interested in covering the field gather. The purpose is to connect the dots between already published stories and ponder potential collaboration for future research.

Speakers
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist
avatar for Friedrich Lindenberg

Friedrich Lindenberg

Tech Coordinator, OCCRP
Friedrich Lindenberg is a coder and data journalist working on web technology for new narrative and investigative techniques. He was an 2014 ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow with Code for Africa, and a 2013 Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow at Spiegel Online. Previously, he... Read More →
avatar for Victor Nitu

Victor Nitu

Software Developer, Datopian
Victor Nițu is currently a software developer at Datopian, an open data solutions provider spun off from Open Knowledge.Victor is also one of the developers of Elvis, a public tenders visualisation platform that aims to visually expose patterns of corruption in the EU and beyond.In... Read More →
avatar for Bence Tóth

Bence Tóth

Researcher, Government Transparency Institute
Bence Toth is a senior researcher at the Government Transparency Institute and a PhD Candidate at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (UCL - SSEES). He has been working on "The Digital Whistleblower. Fiscal Transparency, Risk Assessment and Impact of Good Governance Policies... Read More →
avatar for Stefan Wehrmeyer

Stefan Wehrmeyer

Open Knowledge Foundation
Stefan Wehrmeyer ist investigativer Softwareentwickler. Er startete 2011 das Informationsfreiheits-Portal FragDenStaat.de und arbeitete von 2014-2017 beim gemeinnützigen Recherchezentrum correctiv.org an datenjournalistischen Projekten. Momentan kämpft er für mehr Informationsfreiheit... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C221 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

2:45pm CEST

Exploring Networks with Graph Databases / Neo4J I
CAR training: Graph databases are incredibly useful to find connections or patterns within our data. This session will provide a hands-on introduction to Neo4j, showing examples of its use for investigative stories including the Panama and Paradise Papers, and teach you how to build a graph database of noteworthy individuals and match them with corporate data to see, at a glance, the networks involved.

Speakers
avatar for Leila Haddou

Leila Haddou

Data Journalism Editor, The Times and the Sunday Times
Leila Haddou is the data journalism editor for The Times and the Sunday Times in London. She has previously worked on investigations for the Financial Times and The Guardian. She has an avid interest in how technology can be used by journalists to assist with data-led reporting.@... Read More →
avatar for Max Harlow

Max Harlow

Financial Times
Max Harlow works with the visual and data journalism team at the Financial Times in London. He has previously worked on investigations at the Guardian and at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. He co-runs Journocoders, a group for journalists who want to develop technical ski... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C304

2:45pm CEST

Python training VIII
CAR training: We'll use the Python libraries and modules pickle, os and pandas to read and analyse tens of thousands of files from the Swiss supreme court and turn them into structured data for our computers to work with.

Speakers
avatar for Barnaby Skinner

Barnaby Skinner

Head of Data Journalism, Tamedia
Studying History in Basel, I focused on the Industrial Revolution and its various social and economic impacts. As a journalist, I have shifted my attention to the Digital Revolution. I think and write in both German and English and I manage the datajournalistic endeavours at the leading... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C206

2:45pm CEST

Scraping the sharing economy
Airbnb, Uber and Deliveroo are changing the way we live and work, but the statistics they publish can't be trusted and you can't send them a freedom of information request. Lucky for us, these platforms only work by putting information online for people to see, and what can be seen can be scraped and studied. This talk will discuss the making of Airbnb Unlocked, the international investigation into Airbnb by De Tijd (Belgium), Trouw (Netherlands), Le Monde (France) and Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany). We will talk about how to keep large scraping projects manageable, how to cover your tracks, how to analyze huge amounts of data and how and why to collaborate with other newsrooms. We'll keep things mostly non-technical – anyone can attend and learn something. NOTE: There is also a round table on covering the 'sharing economy'.

Speakers
avatar for Stijn Debrouwere

Stijn Debrouwere

datajournalist, De Tijd
Stijn Debrouwere is a statistician and data scientist at Belgian newspaper De Tijd. He's worked for The Guardian, Fusion and many other news organizations. In 2013, he was a Knight-Mozilla OpenNews fellow. He blogs about computer code and the future of journalism... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C227

2:45pm CEST

SQL I: Handling large data with basic coding
CAR training: When you've reached the limits of Excel, it's time to move on to a more powerful database management program. These two hands-on classes walk journalists through the basics of coding with SQL. Lessons include filtering, sorting and joining and other techniques for large relational databases.

Speakers
avatar for Helena Bengtsson

Helena Bengtsson

Editor, Data Journalism, Sveriges Television
Helena Bengtsson is Editor for Data Journalism at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. She previously worked as Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian in London, UK between 2014-2017. In 2006 and 2007, she was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity... Read More →
avatar for Luuk Sengers

Luuk Sengers

Datajournalist, Mediatrainer, Story-Based Inquiry, Groene Amsterdammer
Luuk Sengers is an independent investigative journalist and teacher/trainer. He writes data driven stories about environment, climate and business for De Groene Amsterdammer. And he teaches investigative techniques, data journalism and interview skills to journalists, media, NGOs... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C126

2:45pm CEST

Implementing security in the newsroom: the approach at Le Soir
After starting the whistleblowing platform Source sûre with seven other French speaking medias in Belgium, France and Switzerland, Le Soir realized that they had to rethink their security practices from the ground to preserve the chain of trust initiated on the platform. In this session, Alain Jennotte explains the incremental approach of this relation between security and a newsroom. From basic daily practices like dealing with passwords or networked printers to PGP trainings and metadata awareness, it's a work in progress, trying hard to overcome technical hurdles and to be convincing that this cultural change is imperative.

Speakers
VB

Vincent Breitmoser

Confidential Technologies
I'm a software engineer and consultant with a focus on security, usability and mobile applications. For the past four years I have been working on email encryption and mobile application security, especially the de facto OpenPGP implementation for Android, OpenKeychain.In 2016 I was... Read More →
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Alain Jennotte

Journalist, Le Soir
Journalist at Le Soir (Brussels)
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Marcel Oomens

Program Manager IT, Zamaneh Media


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
Auditorium 2 (Aula 2) Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

2:45pm CEST

My Top Ten Tools
Investigative veteran and a queen of following the money over borders, Miranda Patrucic from the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, shares her favorite tools and programs.

Speakers
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Miranda Patrucic

Regional Editor, OCCRP Sarajevo
Miranda Patrucic is an investigative reporter based in Sarajevo. She is regional editor for Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP ), focusing on Central Asia, the Balkans and the Caucasus. Highlights of her work include exposing billions in telecom bribes in Uzbekistan... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C229 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

2:45pm CEST

Travel OpSec for journalists
Digital Security: How do I prevent authorities from searching my equipment when crossing borders, and should I use the hotel wifi? This workshop covers the essential digital security considerations you need as a travelling journalist or photographer. Participants learn how to make a security plan before, during and after travelling.

Speakers
avatar for Serena Tinari

Serena Tinari

Founder, Re-Check
I’m an investigative journalist interested in health, human rights and cyber security. Along with fellow Catherine Riva I founded www.re-check.ch.We are two experienced Swiss muckrakers that like to scoop in the backstage of public health: Re-Check specializes in investigating and... Read More →
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Freja Wedenborg

Journalist
Danish journalist and author of Cryptoguide for journalists. Teaching journalism and digital self defence atVallekilde Folk High School and the Danish School of Media and Journalism and freelancing investigative journalism. Also a board member in The Danish Union of Journalists. @FrejaWedenborg... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C228

2:45pm CEST

new/s/leak – Information Extraction and Visualisation for Investigative Journalism
New/s/leak is a new tool, which can extract newsworthy stories from large textual datasets. With the help of text mining, the software extracts named entities, key terms and time expressions. The system has an intuitive web-based user interface based on network visualisation combined with data exploration methods and various search and faceting mechanisms. Learn what this open-source tool can do. http://www.newsleak.io/

Speakers
avatar for Gregor Wiedemann

Gregor Wiedemann

Researcher, Hamburg University
Natural language processing applications for analyzing large quantities of textual data.


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C230 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

2:45pm CEST

Investigate the Garbage industry with big data
The European garbage companies are transnational, makes billions of euroes each year and is vital to any city´s daily life. But how can we analyse them? What data do they have? And how can we get our hands on it? All the methods perspectives presented can be used for stories in other Europan countries. Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet revealed how and why Oslo’s renovation company "Veireno” failed at collecting garbage, while also violating the working environment act systematically.
Among 180 employees, mostly of eastern European origin, the team identified more than 2000 violations of the Working Environment Act in four months. The findings caused a political uproar, in a city ruled by a centre/left coalition priding itself of supporting worker’s rights.
In total Dagbladet analyzed more than 2 million excel-cells. It was the use of and knowledge about spreadsheets and Excel that led to the most important findings in the project. Using VBA-codes, filter-functions and different queries. While claiming the collection of garbage was getting better, Dagbladet revealed the chaos dominating both inside the company and the city administration, analyzing data handed out via Freedom of information acts.
In 2017 the project won the national contest for data journalism, Data-Skup.


Speakers
avatar for Eiliv Frich Flydal

Eiliv Frich Flydal

Journalist, Dagbladet
Flydal has worked as a journalist with the daily newspaper Dagbladet in Norway since 2006. He covers several topics, such as politics, public spending and crime. In 2016-2018 investigated the royal house, uncovering mismanagement of public funds within the kings Royal court. The project... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C314

2:45pm CEST

The Power of Audio
How do you plan for and tell your story in a longer audio narrative? How do you map your investigation to deal with stakes, pace and keep the listener hooked on your story? How do you plan your research phase for gathering audio and scenes in order to tell a compelling story? Susanne Reber is co-founder of Reveal, a weekly investigative radio programme in the US, broadcast on over 450 radio stations and a popular podcast. She shares her best tips on audio storytelling.

Speakers
avatar for Susanne Reber

Susanne Reber

Susanne Reber is an award winning veteran investigative editor, author and executive producer. She is the co founder of Reveal and the former executive editor of the Peabody Award-winning investigative radio program and podcast. She has a knack for innovation and specializes in assembling... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C318 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

4:00pm CEST

Coffee
Saturday May 26, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm CEST
Lobby (foyer)

4:30pm CEST

Roundtable Credit Scoring in Europe
In this roundtable we will discuss the investigartions presented in the session before (Datafied Humans: Scoring people and how to investigate it)

Moderators
avatar for Matthias Spielkamp

Matthias Spielkamp

Founder and Executive Director, AlgorithmWatch
Matthias Spielkamp is co-founder and executive director of AlgorithmWatch. He is co-founder and publisher of the online magazine iRights.info (Grimme Online Award 2006). He testified before several committees of the German Bundestag, i.e. on AI and robotics. Matthias serves on the governing board of the German section of Reporters Without Borders and the... Read More →

Speakers
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Karlijn Kuijpers

investigative journalist, Platform Investico
I am a freelance investigative journalist, working for several Dutch media. I'm interested in finance, economics, privacy and tech and environmental issues.
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Lorenz Matzat

Co-Founder, AlgorithmWatch
Lorenz Matzat is a journalist and software entrepeneur in Berlin with a focus on local journalism, maps, algorithmic accountability and interactive applications.
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Thomas Muntz

Thomas Muntz (1987) studeerde politicologie en filosofie aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam, waar hij op dit moment junior docent Geschiedenis van de Filosofie is. Eerder was hij hoofdredacteur van deFusie en tegenwoordig maakt hij vast onderdeel uit van de Onderzoeksredactie van De... Read More →
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Tom Wills

Data Journalist, Freelance
Tom's specialism is doing investigative journalism using computers.He was formerly Data Journalism Editor at The Times of London, where he led a team of four programmer-journalists using computational techniques for investigative research.Tom wrote his first computer program in QBasic... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C123

4:30pm CEST

Investigating the 'sharing economy' - roundtable
The so-called sharing economy is entering and altering our lives, the activity is local but the regulation needs to be European or global. At this roundtable you'll meet Stijn Debrouwere who was part of the crossborder research into AirBnB. Come and share your experiences covering the 'sharing economy', what are the opportunities, what are the difficulties and how can journalists address this field.

Speakers
avatar for Stijn Debrouwere

Stijn Debrouwere

datajournalist, De Tijd
Stijn Debrouwere is a statistician and data scientist at Belgian newspaper De Tijd. He's worked for The Guardian, Fusion and many other news organizations. In 2013, he was a Knight-Mozilla OpenNews fellow. He blogs about computer code and the future of journalism... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C125

4:30pm CEST

Networking the networks - how journalists meet across borders
In networked societies, infrastructure and hubs are crucial. Some of them have grown over years, others are established as journalism methods are mainstreamed. Meet Tabea Grzeczyk & Hostwriter, meet Brant Houston & the NICAR mailinglist, meet Anne Koch from the Global Investigative Journalism Network and meet Gian Paolo Accardo from the European Data Journalism Net.

Speakers
avatar for Gian-Paolo Accardo

Gian-Paolo Accardo

Executive editor, VoxEurop
Gian Paolo Accardo is editor of the multilingual European news and debate website VoxEurop. He also contributes to Internazionale. He was previously deputy news editor of Courrier international and correspondent for the press agency TMNews. He lives between Brussels and Paris... Read More →
avatar for Tabea Grzeszyk

Tabea Grzeszyk

Journalist and Founder, Hostwriter
Tabea Grzeszyk is a freelance journalist (German National Radio) and co-founder & CEO of Hostwriter.org, an open-source network that helps journalists to easily collaborate across borders. The platform connects more than 5,400 colleagues from 150+ countries for mutual support and... Read More →
avatar for Brant Houston

Brant Houston

Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches and works on projects and research involving the use of data analysis in journalism. He is co-founder of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Institute for Nonprofit... Read More →
avatar for Anne Koch

Anne Koch

Program Director, GIJN, UK
Anne Koch is the Program Director at the Global Investigative Journalism Network, an international association of journalism organizations that support the training and sharing of information among investigative and data journalists. Previously Anne worked as a broadcast journalist... Read More →
avatar for Adam Thomas

Adam Thomas

Director, European Journalism Centre
Adam Thomas is the Director of the European Journalism Centre, an independent European non-profit connecting journalists with new ideas.In his previous role as Chief Product Officer at Storyful, he led five teams of developers and designers, creating products for world’s biggest... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
Auditorium 2 (Aula 2) Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

4:30pm CEST

Tenders across borders - how we unveiled Italian corruption among bidders to Denmark’s next big bridge
In this presentation, two Danish journalists share their experience on working with cross-border tenders and explain why both the EU and national rules fail to protect public funds from falling into the hands of dubious companies. On behalf of a Danish trade union magazine they started digging into a multimillion euro tender for a new bridge in Denmark only to discover companies involved in corruption charges and in bad economic shape. At the end those very companies did get the bid because they were much cheaper than other bidders.

Moderators
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist

Speakers
avatar for David Rebouh

David Rebouh

Journalist, Fagbladet 3F
Investigative and digital journalist. Working for the union paper Fagbladet 3F. Specialising in labor market questions. Special interest in the construction industry, European tenders, working conditions and crossborder questions.


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C221 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

4:30pm CEST

Uncharted territory - how to solve the competition problem with cross-border networks
When journalists team up in massive cross-border teams to dive into immense datasets, we get powerful journalism suitable for our era. When several such networks are formed, with journalists in the network working for different national media houses, national media competition can tick in. Such media competition questions surfaced in recent years as networks such as the ICIJ, the EIC-network and OCCRP enlarged their teams of trusted journalists. Ahead of the EIJC18 Frederik Obermaier, Süddeutsche Zeitung and ICIJ and co-initiator of the Panama Papers, suggested to address the issue and sketched four points to consider. These four points will be the starting point for our debate at the EIJC18. The overall purpose is at the core of journalism: To share important information for the greater good of our societies.

1. Transparency. If you want use data from Collaboration A in Collaboration B the necessary thing to do is to ask the owners of the data in Collaboration A if it is okay to do that. Or even better: As soon as your media outlet gets into even evaluating to take part in a »competing » project, there should be an open discussion to prevent conflicts of interest. Owners of data/the initiators in Collaboration A may say: 1) yes, sure 2) no, for X reason we rather you don't do that 3) yes, sure, but we would like to join Collaboration B too. This should under all circumstances be accepted.
2. Appreciation. All of us should be aware of the fact that it is normally one media outlet « giving away » a scoop by sharing – for a greater good. Nevertheless, there is a certain development that some media outlets do share more than others. If those media outlets that do not share that much then try to « take » from as many networks/collaborations this might lead to frustration in the future – and might thereby endanger the whole model of collaborative journalism. « Taking » from OCCRP, EIC and ICIJ is easy, but to make collaborative journalism sustainable, it is also important to « give » - it must not necessarily be data, also ideas for future investigations do help.
3. Attribution. Many networks/collaborations do agree to mention the name of the outlet that shared information/data as well as the name of the network/collaboration in their pieces. This works normally very well at the launch of a project/investigation. Nevertheless, after some days/weeks collaborators sometimes partners tend to forget such agreements or take them more lightly. This – again – endangers the model of collaborative journalism as such credits are an important argument for individual reporters towards their editors for sharing data/information.
4. Communication. Networks like OCCRP, ICIJ and EIC cannot communicate enough among each other. A fair – and confidential – communication about possible conflicts of interests/overlapping projects can only be helpful. Nevertheless, such communication can only be possible if there is enough trust. In cases where trust has been lost in the past, it needs to be re-established.

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 Alain Lallemand

Alain Lallemand

Investigative reporter, Le Soir
ICIJ member since 2000, co-founder of EIC network, teaches investigative journalism at UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve
avatar for Miranda Patrucic

Miranda Patrucic

Regional Editor, OCCRP Sarajevo
Miranda Patrucic is an investigative reporter based in Sarajevo. She is regional editor for Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP ), focusing on Central Asia, the Balkans and the Caucasus. Highlights of her work include exposing billions in telecom bribes in Uzbekistan... Read More →
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Cécile Schillis-Gallego

Data journalist and researcher, ICIJ
Cécile Schilis-Gallego is a data journalist and researcher for ICIJ. She graduated in 2014 from Columbia Journalism School (US) and Sciences Po Journalism School (France) with a master's degree in investigative reporting. She is a 2014-2015 Brown Institute Magic Grantee, working on a investigative data project aiming at making financial statements of public companies more transparent and more accessible to journalists. She previously contributed to the French webzine Slate.fr... Read More →
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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 →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
Auditorium 1 (Aula 1) Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

4:30pm CEST

Euros for docs and follow the grant: Making funding transparent in science and medicine
Scientists and medical doctors are often sponsored by industry, in some cases leading to bias. This sponsoring is hardly transparent for journalists and citizens alike. Here we present and discuss two approaches to address that problem.

Pharmaceutical companies are regularly sponsoring medical doctors, and thereby potentially influencing their decisions. As part of a self-regulatory initiative, the European pharmaceutical companies are now publishing the donations they have given medical doctors. These publications are voluntary and incomplete. Still, by mining them, important insights into the influencing of doctors by pharmaceutical industry can be gained.

Another approach uses scientific papers as data source. In many journals, scientists are required to state any industry funding they have received. "Follow the grant" is an ongoing project to build a database of these statements of conflicts of interest and funding. Its aim is to help journalists, experts and citizens to systematically look for who is sponsoring research.

Speakers
avatar for Hristio Boytchev

Hristio Boytchev

Science and health reporter, Berlin
Investigative science journalist based in Berlin. Formerly at Correctiv. Focus on data and medical journalism.
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Stefan Wehrmeyer

Open Knowledge Foundation
Stefan Wehrmeyer ist investigativer Softwareentwickler. Er startete 2011 das Informationsfreiheits-Portal FragDenStaat.de und arbeitete von 2014-2017 beim gemeinnützigen Recherchezentrum correctiv.org an datenjournalistischen Projekten. Momentan kämpft er für mehr Informationsfreiheit... Read More →
avatar for Simon Wörpel

Simon Wörpel

data journalist, Correctiv
Simon works as data journalist and newsroom developer at CORRECTIV, an investigative not for profit newsroom. he is specialized in data wrangling and documents processing and works on tools that empower computer assisted investigative reporting like the https://cumex-files.com & https://grand-theft-europe.com... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C228

4:30pm CEST

Exploring Networks with Graph Databases / Neo4J II
CAR training: You will learn to analyse your newly built graph database using Cypher, Neo4j's custom query language. It is advisable (though not obligatory) to have completed part one to get the most out of this session.

Speakers
avatar for Leila Haddou

Leila Haddou

Data Journalism Editor, The Times and the Sunday Times
Leila Haddou is the data journalism editor for The Times and the Sunday Times in London. She has previously worked on investigations for the Financial Times and The Guardian. She has an avid interest in how technology can be used by journalists to assist with data-led reporting.@... Read More →
avatar for Max Harlow

Max Harlow

Financial Times
Max Harlow works with the visual and data journalism team at the Financial Times in London. He has previously worked on investigations at the Guardian and at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. He co-runs Journocoders, a group for journalists who want to develop technical ski... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C304

4:30pm CEST

Free data from PDFs and pictures - tools to scrape data locked in analysis-unfriendly file formats
CAR training: Free data from PDFs and pictures - tools to scrape data locked in analysis-unfriendly file formats.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Stoneman

Jonathan Stoneman

Data journalism trainer, Freelance (UK)


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C314

4:30pm CEST

Latest trends in data journalism - learnings from projects shortlisted for the GEN Data Journalism Awards 2018
What has the international data journalism community been up to this past year? What are the latest trends, technologies, and topics hitting data teams these days? Marianne Bouchart, manager of the Data Journalism Awards competition, will try and answer these questions by analysing some of the best projects of the past year, coming from Europe and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Marianne Bouchart

Marianne Bouchart

Data Journalism Awards
Marianne Bouchart is the founder and director of HEI-DA, a nonprofit organisation promoting news innovation, the future of data journalism and open data. She runs data journalism programmes in various regions around the world as well as HEI-DA's Sensor Journalism Toolkit project and... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C201 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

4:30pm CEST

Python training IX
CAR training: What do our collegues expect from us? Maps! Well then -- let's put some data on maps. In this workshop we are generating a static map for the print edition and an interactive map for the website -- directly from Python/ Pandas.

Speakers
avatar for Mathias Born

Mathias Born

Data Journalist, Tamedia
Data Journalist working for Tamedia in Switzerland.


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C206

4:30pm CEST

SQL II: How not to be wrong
CAR training: Learning how to use data techniques is only half the battle; false conclusions and data traps lurk everywhere. This session covers some basic steps to check your data and results, as well as some cautionary tales of what can happen when journalists are not methodical in their work.

Speakers
avatar for Helena Bengtsson

Helena Bengtsson

Editor, Data Journalism, Sveriges Television
Helena Bengtsson is Editor for Data Journalism at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. She previously worked as Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian in London, UK between 2014-2017. In 2006 and 2007, she was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity... Read More →
avatar for Luuk Sengers

Luuk Sengers

Datajournalist, Mediatrainer, Story-Based Inquiry, Groene Amsterdammer
Luuk Sengers is an independent investigative journalist and teacher/trainer. He writes data driven stories about environment, climate and business for De Groene Amsterdammer. And he teaches investigative techniques, data journalism and interview skills to journalists, media, NGOs... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C126

4:30pm CEST

Leading the investigative newsroom
What is your job as a leader and editor in the investigative newsroom? Three experienced editors share their ideas on how to manage the resources, the ideas and the stories. How do you help the staff do their best work, how do you assess and develop ideas, and how do you plan for both a steady production, the big stories and the necessary follow-ups? Get tips and tools from Stephen Grey (UK), Marcos García-Rey (Spain) and Nils Hanson (Sweden).

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Grey

Stephen Grey

Reporter, Reuters
Stephen Grey is special correspondent on the global investigative team at Reuters. He has previously worked as a foreign correspondent and head of investigations at the Sunday Times in London, and has reported and made both films and broadcasts for the New York Times, Guardian, BBC... Read More →
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Marcos Garcia Rey

Investigation Editor, El Confidencial
Marcos García Rey, Spain, is an Investigation Editor with El Confidencial and university researcher and professor.To date he has participated in six major investigations with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) including the Pulitzer Prize awarded project... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C127

4:30pm CEST

Learn from the lobby-watchers 2: How to use FOI to expose undue lobbying influence.
Olivier Hoedeman from Corporate Europe Observatory shows you how to get access to internal EU documents, correspondence with lobbyists, notes from meetings with lobbyists, etc. CEO uses FOI as a key part of its investigations into the role of lobbying in EU decision-making, with recent examples including the Brexit talks, the EU's ePrivacy directive, tobacco legislation, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Olivier Hoedemann

Olivier Hoedemann

Research and Campaign Coordinator, Corporate Europe Observatory
Olivier Hoedeman is research and campaign coordinator at Corporate Europe Observatory - exposing the power of corporate lobbying in the EU.


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C223

4:30pm CEST

Structure your Internet Research
Everybody searches the internet, day by day. Mostly, however, the level is (too) low. This is because most people do not understand the different 'areas' of the Internet, each of them with special tools and methods for research. This event shows how research in the Internet can be improved easily by structuring searches.

Speakers
avatar for Albrecht Ude

Albrecht Ude

Recherche-Trainer, Netzwerk Recherche
Albrecht Ude is based in Berlin (Germany) and Friesland, works as freelancing journalist, researcher and research-trainer (online-researches, source checking, fact checking and security issues).writes for several newspapers and magazines, print and online. focusses on structured internet... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C113 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

4:30pm CEST

The advantages and lessons learnt of journo-scholar collaborations
Unveiling aggressive corporate landlords is just the most recent series of articles Cat McShane has published based upon close collaboration with scholars. Also themes like ageing and other social questions were prepared working closely with specialised scholars. Working with institutions brings knowledge and ideas at the cutting edge, but can also bring its challenges! With these experiences Cat McShane is among the pioneers of a new development of closer collaboration between journalists and scholars and she works on a greater understanding between journalists and academia. In this presentation she’ll present case stories and particularly focus on the ‘how’ of the collaboration, what went well, what was difficult and how was it overcome.

Speakers
avatar for Cat McShane

Cat McShane

Documentary Filmmaker and Journalist
Documentary filmmaker and journalist, making work for British broadcasters including the BBC and Channel 4. Enjoy creating alliances with e.g activists, social scientists, trade unions when developing stories, which ideally have a campaign or social impact element. Recently directed... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C227

4:30pm CEST

How to set up a small data unit in a newsroom
How to set up a small data unit in a (local) newsroom and without programmers/coders. This is a hands-on session with tips on how to get started.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Sherlock

Peter Sherlock

Assistant Editor, BBC
Headlines about the BBC’s Local News Partnership with regional publishers have focused on the employment of 150 journalists to cover council news across the UK. But another part of the Partnership is breaking new ground too — seconding journalists from the regional Press into... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C230 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen
 
Sunday, May 27
 

9:00am CEST

Coffee
Sunday May 27, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am CEST
Lobby (foyer)

9:30am CEST

One research - many ways to tell
Cross-border teams can research together and then present their findings to a variety of audiences with each their storytelling tradition, national or local political agenda and context. When presenting journalism, one must take into account the literary and cultural traditions of communication, ongoing political discourse and societal context. Meet two journalists with experience of working in cross-border teams and presenting sometimes complex material and a journalist who has studied how the storytelling traditions vary in different cultures.

Speakers
avatar for Stefan Candea

Stefan Candea

Founder, Co-ordinator, European Investigative Collaborators
Stefan Candea, Romania, is an investigative journalist and co-founder of the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism (CRJI), a nonprofit registered in Bucharest, Romania. His cross-border investigative stories on organized crime won several international awards.He will be working... Read More →
avatar for Ingeborg Eliassen

Ingeborg Eliassen

Reporter, Investigate Europe
Ingeborg is a freelance reporter and part of Investigate Europe, a crossborder team of nine journalists in eight countries. She has specialized in labour issues after the euro crisis. Until 2015, she reported internationally for Stavanger Aftenblad, often on military conflicts, forced... Read More →
avatar for Tabea Grzeszyk

Tabea Grzeszyk

Journalist and Founder, Hostwriter
Tabea Grzeszyk is a freelance journalist (German National Radio) and co-founder & CEO of Hostwriter.org, an open-source network that helps journalists to easily collaborate across borders. The platform connects more than 5,400 colleagues from 150+ countries for mutual support and... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am CEST
C113 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

9:30am CEST

Don't fear the robots: five reasons we should welcome our new automated newsroom tools
Is automation in journalism something to fear? Is a robot going to take your job? Possibly, but there are reasons to be cheerful. With some news organisations now breaking live automated stories, these advances in technology provide real opportunities for investigations. This talk will explain the ways automation is already being used in newsrooms, why we don’t believe the coming wave of automation is a threat, and how we can embrace this new technology to improve the quality of investigative reporting at a time of shrinking newsroom resources. We’ll highlight what we think are the five main opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Leila Haddou

Leila Haddou

Data Journalism Editor, The Times and the Sunday Times
Leila Haddou is the data journalism editor for The Times and the Sunday Times in London. She has previously worked on investigations for the Financial Times and The Guardian. She has an avid interest in how technology can be used by journalists to assist with data-led reporting.@... Read More →
avatar for Max Harlow

Max Harlow

Financial Times
Max Harlow works with the visual and data journalism team at the Financial Times in London. He has previously worked on investigations at the Guardian and at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. He co-runs Journocoders, a group for journalists who want to develop technical ski... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am CEST
C201 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

9:30am CEST

Finding the needle in the document pile with the new ALEPH software
ALEPH is a new open source software, developed by OCCRP data wizz Friedrich Lindenberg to do searches in unstructured data and documents. ALEPH does the indexing, searching and analysing for you. It has to be installed on a server and will be demonstrated on data.occrp.org, but others such as Süddeutsche Zeitung also use it in-house. In this presentation Friedrich will focus on the use of the tool. For interested programmers, here is the Github - https://github.com/alephdata/aleph, for further questions please contact Friedrich after the session.

Speakers
avatar for Friedrich Lindenberg

Friedrich Lindenberg

Tech Coordinator, OCCRP
Friedrich Lindenberg is a coder and data journalist working on web technology for new narrative and investigative techniques. He was an 2014 ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow with Code for Africa, and a 2013 Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow at Spiegel Online. Previously, he... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am CEST
C229 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

9:30am CEST

Hands-on data storytelling with Flourish I
CAR training: Hands-on data storytelling with Flourish (1 of 2)
Flourish is an award-winning data visualisation platform that is free for newsrooms, thanks to support from Google’s News Initiative. It lets journalists string together data-driven slides into interactive presentations that can be shared and embedded on websites. Available templates include animated maps, network diagrams, Sankey charts, quizzes, and more. Plus Javascript developers can create their own templates using the freely available SDK. This workshop is lead by Michael Kowalski, a platform developer at Flourish who has previously run projects at the Guardian and Newscorp. He will introduce the Flourish platform and take participants through the process of creating and distributing data-driven stories. No previous experience of data visualisation is required.

Speakers

Sunday May 27, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am CEST
C126

9:30am CEST

Scrape and analyse tweets with Knime
CAR training: "Scrape and analyze tweets with Knime - Are you a tech savvy journalist? Do you understand what APIs and databases are but not how come you still need programming to use them?
Learn how to gather and analyze tweets using only logic and KNIME Analytics Platform - an open source software that helps you realize your data analysis fantasies without code. From Twitter to pretty visualization photo via a workflow that makes sense and looks neat. TRAINER: Georgiana Bere "

Speakers
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Georgiana Bere

Data engineer, https://tenders.exposed
Data savvy programmer and open data supporter. I believe data contains wisdom and I help people get to it.


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am CEST
C206

9:30am CEST

Scraping with Outwit
CAR training: Scraping with Outwit - OutWit Hub is a Web scraping software application designed to automatically extract information from online or local resources. It recognizes and grabs links, images, documents, contacts, recurring vocabulary and phrases, rss feeds and converts structured and unstructured data into formatted tables which can be exported to spreadsheets or databases.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Stoneman

Jonathan Stoneman

Data journalism trainer, Freelance (UK)


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am CEST
C304

9:30am CEST

Editing for Accuracy
The last thing you want to be is to be wrong. A small inaccuracy can cast a shadow on the whole investigation. In this workshop, Nils Hanson explains the line-by-line method and other quality measures developed at Swedish TV’s investigative flagship “Mission Investigate”. Nils Hanson recently stepped down as editor of the programme after 14 years, during which the programme received many international awards (a total of 10 in 2016 and 2017!).

Speakers

Sunday May 27, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am CEST
C221 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

9:30am CEST

FILM SCREENING The Daphne Project - about the woman who knew too much
The Daphne Project set out to follow up on the work of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia who was killed by a car bomb in 2017. This documentary, previously broadcast on French tv, tells the story of the project. Introduction and afterwards Q&A by Laurent Richard, the driving force behind the project.

Speakers
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Laurent Richard

Founder, Executive Director, Forbidden Stories
Laurent Richard is a French award-winning investigative journalist and 2017 Knight-Wallace fellow. He is co-founder of the highly reputed inquiry magazine Cash Investigation broadcast on French public television.Among others stories, Richard oversaw for Premières Lignes Television... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am CEST
C223

9:30am CEST

What makes a whistleblower platform tick?
Digital Security: Whistleblower platforms come in many shapes and sizes. Some aim to provide information and support for whistleblowers, while others provide digital channels to connect prospective whistleblowers to investigative journalists. Examples of the first are Public Concern at Work in the United Kingdom and House for Whistleblowers in the Netherlands, examples of the second Filtrala in Spain and Publeaks in the Netherlands. What makes these platforms successful, and which consideration should go into developing whistleblower platforms?

Speakers
avatar for Stéphane M. Grueso

Stéphane M. Grueso

Coordinator, Associated Whistleblowing Press / Fíltrala
Coordinator of Fíltrala, the Associated Whistleblowin Press' secure and anonymous whistleblowing platform in Spain.------Filmmaker and social activist. I lived and worked in Spain and Germany. I worked in Berlin for TVE (Spanish Public Broadcaster). I directed and produced several... Read More →
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Marcel Oomens

Program Manager IT, Zamaneh Media


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am CEST
C227

9:30am CEST

Who owns our cities?
Housing prices are skyrocketing in European cities, journalists are beginning to look into the field. Investigative journalist Hans-Martin Tillack of Stern magazine keeps a critical eye on the implementation of the anti-money-laundering legislation that demands transparency about beneficiary owners - including of property. London based Private Eye has established their 'Selling England and Wales by the pound' database linking land registry data to specific addresses and generates stories. German investigative centre Correctiv has teamed up with Hamburger Abendblatt for a crowd sourcing campaign on who owns the city of Hamburg. Cat McShane is an investigative journalist who has collaborated with social scientists tracking the developments for tenants throughout Europe.

Moderators
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Lisbeth Kirk

Lisbeth founded EUobserver in 2000 and is responsible for the organisation's editorial strategy, including cross-border and investigative journalism. After graduating from the Danish School of Media and Journalism, she worked as a journalist, analyst, and editor for Danish media... Read More →

Speakers
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Anne-Lise Bouyer

Tech & data team lead, CORRECTIV
Anne-Lise heads the technical & data team at the nonprofit investigative newsroom CORRECTIV . Prior to that, she co-founded Journalism++, an agency for data-driven storytelling where she where she worked for 4 years as a project manager and coordinated the Migrants' Files project... Read More →
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Christian Eriksson

Private Eye
Christian Eriksson is a Private Eye journalist, freelance hack.
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Cat McShane

Documentary Filmmaker and Journalist
Documentary filmmaker and journalist, making work for British broadcasters including the BBC and Channel 4. Enjoy creating alliances with e.g activists, social scientists, trade unions when developing stories, which ideally have a campaign or social impact element. Recently directed... Read More →
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Hans-Martin Tillack

Investigative reporter, stern
Hans-Martin Tillack is working as an investigative reporter in the Berlin office of the German weekly magazine stern. From 1999 to 2004 he was the EU correspondent for stern in Brussels, Belgium. He is also the author of three books, on the EU, on corruption and on lobbyists and their... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am CEST
C228

10:45am CEST

Coffee
Sunday May 27, 2018 10:45am - 11:15am CEST
Lobby (foyer)

11:15am CEST

Cross-border journalism for all - step by step
Cross-border journalism is not only just for the star journalists at the major media or in existing networks, cross-border journalism is a mindset. Everyone can learn the method by understanding the process. Brigitte Alfter, the author of the Handbook on Cross-border Journalism, will give her step-by-step introduction to the method and develop potential story ideas based upon datasets presented during the conference. You are welcome to bring story ideas to discuss in this workshop.

Moderators
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Tabea Grzeszyk

Journalist and Founder, Hostwriter
Tabea Grzeszyk is a freelance journalist (German National Radio) and co-founder & CEO of Hostwriter.org, an open-source network that helps journalists to easily collaborate across borders. The platform connects more than 5,400 colleagues from 150+ countries for mutual support and... Read More →

Speakers
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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 27, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm CEST
C113 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

11:15am CEST

Get started with project management for teams of journalists
We know that we need it, but how do we get started? Meet Project Management pro Anne-Lise Bouyer, who has long experience of managing data and crossborder journalism projects. Since 2017 she works with German non-profit journalism centre Correctiv, before she worked at Journalism++, the European data journalism entrepreneurs in their Berlin-Paris unit. Anne-Lise will introduce to the AGILE method for project management.

Speakers
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Anne-Lise Bouyer

Tech & data team lead, CORRECTIV
Anne-Lise heads the technical & data team at the nonprofit investigative newsroom CORRECTIV . Prior to that, she co-founded Journalism++, an agency for data-driven storytelling where she where she worked for 4 years as a project manager and coordinated the Migrants' Files project... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm CEST
C201 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

11:15am CEST

Health and care round table
Healthcare of the public is indispensible, and huge amounts of money are allocated. What are the most pressuring research topics on European, national, local level? How can journalists best represent the health interests of the citizens? How can journalists in Europe best network to improve health coverage for all?

Moderators
avatar for Serena Tinari

Serena Tinari

Founder, Re-Check
I’m an investigative journalist interested in health, human rights and cyber security. Along with fellow Catherine Riva I founded www.re-check.ch.We are two experienced Swiss muckrakers that like to scoop in the backstage of public health: Re-Check specializes in investigating and... Read More →

Speakers
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Hristio Boytchev

Science and health reporter, Berlin
Investigative science journalist based in Berlin. Formerly at Correctiv. Focus on data and medical journalism.


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm CEST
C123

11:15am CEST

Transnational journalism in French – bridging the gap
Does your investigation take you towards DR Congo, Martinique or maybe Québec, but you don’t know French? Or a you a French investigative journalist who wants to contribute to cross border investigations, also with your language skills? French is an official language in 29 countries, and stories are waiting. Let’s get together, shoot some ideas and get some francophone collaborations going.

Speakers
avatar for Leila Minano

Leila Minano

journalist, Youpress/Investigate Europe
Leïla is a member of Youpress, a free-lance collective based in Paris covering international news around the world. She has reported for several medias such as Vanity Fair, Mediapart, Libération, Marianne, Le Parisien Magazine, Le Figaro Magazine. She has written two books : La... Read More →
avatar for Delphine Reuter

Delphine Reuter

Data journalist and researcher, ICIJ


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm CEST
C201 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

11:15am CEST

Discrimination in the housing market - making the data test
People with foreign names are discriminated against in the German market for rental housing. If you have a foreign name and you are looking for an apartment, it is significantly less likely for you to be invited to an apartment viewing than an applicant with a German sounding name. We found statistical evidence for this kind of discrimination, sending out more than 20,000 applications and evaluation approximately 8,000 responses to apartment advertisements, using fictional German and non-German candidate profiles with identical income, age and other information. In this session we would like to talk about the methodology behind this massive project: The difficulties of web scraping online platforms, sending out thousands of e-mails and reviewing and classifying more than 8,000 responses.

Speakers
avatar for Steffen Kühne

Steffen Kühne

Interactive News Developer, Bayerischer Rundfunk
Data journalist and interactive developer, specialized in data analysis, visualization and storytelling.



Sunday May 27, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm CEST
C125

11:15am CEST

Hands-on data storytelling with Flourish II
CAR training: "Hands-on data storytelling with Flourish (2 of 2)
Flourish is an award-winning data visualisation platform that is free for newsrooms, thanks to support from Google’s News Initiative. It lets journalists string together data-driven slides into interactive presentations that can be shared and embedded on websites. Available templates include animated maps, network diagrams, Sankey charts, quizzes, and more. Plus Javascript developers can create their own templates using the freely available SDK. This workshop is lead by Michael Kowalski, a platform developer at Flourish who has previously run projects at the Guardian and Newscorp. He will introduce the Flourish platform and take participants through the process of creating and distributing data-driven stories. No previous experience of data visualisation is required. "

Speakers

Sunday May 27, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm CEST
C126

11:15am CEST

How to impress your colleagues via command line magic
CAR training: There are many great and complex tools out there for the daily work of data journalists. But one of the most powerful tool is also most underestimated: The command line of your computer. From simple data analysis to complex document processing – with a few tricks you could do most of the work just within your terminal. And it's even faster and more efficient than big software. In this workshop with real world examples we will discuss helpful commands, how to build a data processing pipeline out of them, how to get useful insights out of your document collections and even how to speed up work via multiprocessing. Bring your own computer, everybody is welcome: Beginners, experts and even windows users.

Speakers
avatar for Simon Wörpel

Simon Wörpel

data journalist, Correctiv
Simon works as data journalist and newsroom developer at CORRECTIV, an investigative not for profit newsroom. he is specialized in data wrangling and documents processing and works on tools that empower computer assisted investigative reporting like the https://cumex-files.com & https://grand-theft-europe.com... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm CEST
C206

11:15am CEST

Lightning Talks presented by Adriana Homolova and Jonathan Stoneman
Get inspiration galore in the EIJC & Dataharvest Lightning Talks - prepared and presented by two sparkling journalists!

Speakers
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist
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Jonathan Stoneman

Data journalism trainer, Freelance (UK)


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm CEST
Auditorium 2 (Aula 2) Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

11:15am CEST

State of source/whistleblower protection in the EU
Digital Security: The European Commission will soon publish its proposal for an EU-wide protection mechanism for whistleblowers, and in the Parliament the EPA/Greens are pushing the agenda around this topic. What is the current state of whistleblower protection and legislation around Europe? The non-profit Blueprint for Free Speech has just published its findings into the legal frameworks of each EU member state and will present it in this session. The European Federation of Journalists will join the panel to provide a journalist's view of the state of whistleblower protection in the EU.

Moderators
avatar for Freja Wedenborg

Freja Wedenborg

Journalist
Danish journalist and author of Cryptoguide for journalists. Teaching journalism and digital self defence atVallekilde Folk High School and the Danish School of Media and Journalism and freelancing investigative journalism. Also a board member in The Danish Union of Journalists. @FrejaWedenborg... Read More →

Speakers
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Nick Aiossa

TI EU Interim Director, TI EU
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Ricardo Gutiérrez

General Secretary, The European Federation of Journalists
General Secretary of the European Federation of Journalists @EFJEUROPE - Member of @DeontoloJ & the Executive Committee of @etuc_ces - Docent @ULBruxelles... Read More →
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Anna Myers

Director, Whistleblowing International Network
Anna Myers is Director of the Whistleblowing International Network (WIN). Founded by the world’s leading whistleblower protection experts, WIN connects and strengthens civil society organizations that defend and support whistleblowers. Anna is a lawyer with over 15 years’ experience... Read More →
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Veronika Nad

Project Manager Germany, Blueprint for Free Speech
Trained anthropologist and philosopher, now campaigning in anti-corruption, freedom of information and whistleblower protection.Interested in solutions and frameworks to protect sources, especially in the context of national security, and culturally conditioned elements thereof.


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm CEST
C221 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

11:15am CEST

Re-inventing public service – meet the BBC’s Local News Partnerships
The BBC has set up a Local News Partnership to provide competence, manpower, coordination, datawork and so forth that local media (regardless their ownership, structure) would not be able to afford. With that offer the BBC has brought together traditional rivals under a collaborative umbrella. Activities include training regional journalists in data journalism techniques as well as preparing and sharing data sets. Peter Sherlock will describe how the Local News Partnership fits into the UK's data journalism landscape and the different models he sees. He will also describe the LNP's comitment to transparency and how data sets are shared.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Sherlock

Peter Sherlock

Assistant Editor, BBC
Headlines about the BBC’s Local News Partnership with regional publishers have focused on the employment of 150 journalists to cover council news across the UK. But another part of the Partnership is breaking new ground too — seconding journalists from the regional Press into... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm CEST
Auditorium 1 (Aula 1) Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

11:15am CEST

Storytelling with big data sets
Our work often results in piles of data, mind-numbing statistics and a cast of unlikeable main characters. How do we turn it into a text that is understandable and a good read? By remembering the story during the investigation. Miranda Patrucic gives her best tips in conversation with Susanne Reber, storytelling nerd and co-founder of the investigative radio program Reveal.

Speakers
avatar for Miranda Patrucic

Miranda Patrucic

Regional Editor, OCCRP Sarajevo
Miranda Patrucic is an investigative reporter based in Sarajevo. She is regional editor for Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP ), focusing on Central Asia, the Balkans and the Caucasus. Highlights of her work include exposing billions in telecom bribes in Uzbekistan... Read More →
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Susanne Reber

Susanne Reber is an award winning veteran investigative editor, author and executive producer. She is the co founder of Reveal and the former executive editor of the Peabody Award-winning investigative radio program and podcast. She has a knack for innovation and specializes in assembling... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm CEST
C223

12:45pm CEST

See you next year
The next EIJC & Dataharvest will be in 2019 from May 16-19 in Mechelen. In this session we gather all YOUR suggestions, experiences, good ideas for next year.

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 →
avatar for Ides Debruyne

Ides Debruyne

Managing Director, Journalismfund.eu
Ides Debruyne is co-founder and Managing Director of Journalismfund.eu, the first independent non-profit organisation established in 1998 by citizens to facilitate independent investigative journalism in order to promote democracy by connecting donors and journalists.(Photo © Hadeer Mahmoud... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 12:45pm - 1:15pm CEST
Auditorium 2 (Aula 2) Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen