The European Investigative Journalism and Dataharvest Conference organised by Journalismfund.eu, is the most relevant networking event for investigative and data journalists in Europe. Dataharvest EIJC17 will take place on Friday 19, Saturday 20 and Sunday morning 21 May 2017, with a pre-conference Hack Day on Thursday 18 May.
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Friday, May 19 • 11:00 - 12:00
KEYNOTE: From LuxLeaks to trade secrets

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In 2014 Edouard Perrin from French TV Press Agency Premières Lignes was in the core team of the ICIJ-LuxLeaks research team. He was the first to obtain the Lux Leaks data and other extremely important material. Since 2011 he has traced and uncovered tax avoidance and tax evasion. In 2016 and 2017 he had to appear before a court in Luxembourg along with the two whistleblowers of the Lux Leaks case. But in the meantime the EU has passed a controversial directive to protect trade secrets, which journalists in Europe must be aware of, if they want to cover business in the future.

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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 →

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Edouard Perrin

Reporter, Premières Lignes
Edouard Perrin, France, is a reporter with production company Premières Lignes. He previously worked with French public television station France 2.Perrin is currently an investigative journalist with Premières Lignes' Cash Investigation series. In a 2012 investigation in conjunction with the BBC, Perrin revealed for the first time details of secret agreements between the Luxembourg tax authorities and multinational corporations that allowed companies to drastically reduce their tax bills. Perrin was awarded the... Read More →

Friday May 19, 2017 11:00 - 12:00 CEST
Auditorium Z1/13 Hanswijk