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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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Investigative Journalism [clear filter]
Thursday, May 24
 

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

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