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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. 

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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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Saturday, May 26
 

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
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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
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