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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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Blaz Zgaga

freelance investigative journalist
Slovenia
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. In a collaboration with Finnish journalist Magnus Berglund, they revealed massive corruption in the Patria arms deal in 2008. Then prime minister of Slovenia was convicted to two years in prison for Patria bribery by the Higher Court in April 2014. Zgaga is a member of International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and he worked on European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) projects Football Leaks, Malta Files and some others. In May 2014 he was named among 100 Information Heroes by Reporters Without Borders.