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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Laurent Richard

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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 and France 2 the investigation on tax evasion in Luxembourg which afterwards became the international scandal “LuxLeaks”, thanks to documents obtained by reporter Edouard Perrin and given to 80 journalists worldwide via the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

As an investigative film maker Richard directed more than 20 long form stories for television. Richard worked on many fields such as Iraq, Palestine, Kashmir. Laurent Richard has also investigated multiple corporate sectors such as “big tobacco”, pharmaceutical companies, financial institutions…

In addition to his duties as editor-in-chief, Richard keeps one foot in the field by leading, among others, investigations into dictators in the Caucasus region and Central Asia. “My President Is On A Business Trip,” a 120-minute documentary on the topic, was awarded the best investigative report at FIGRA Festival in France and was finalist for the “Albert Londres Award” which is considered as the equivalent of the Pulitzer award in France.

Laurent Richard is the co-author of the book Reporting Is Not a Crime. Stand Together Against Censorship, (Informer n’est pas un délit, ensemble contre les nouvelles censures), a collective work of 15 journalists denouncing pressures against the press published in 2016.