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 • 12:00 - 13:00
Ponzi schemes - Norway, Estonia, and your country?

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International Ponzi schemes: Businesses running Ponzi schemes in Norway, Estonia ... and your country? Meet the team behind the story and hear the methodology of researching business scam. The team focuses on one of the many new mlm-companies Ultimate Business World (ubwglobal.com), which has/had huge international ambitions, but started to have many problems after stories published in Estonia and Norway. NOTE: This presentation is followed by a networking round table, where cross-border collaboration with the data unearthed by Piret Reiljan and Rune Ytreberg and potentially other data will be discussed.

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Piret Reiljan

Head of investigative desk, Estonian business daily Äripäev
Piret Reiljan is an Estonian investigative journalist. She has been working as a journalist for the Estonian business daily Äripäev since 2006 and since 2017 she is head of investigative desk. She covers a wide range of topics, including tax frauds, investment frauds and corruption... Read More →
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Rune Ytreberg

Journalist, iTromsø
I work as a business editor in the norwegian daily newspaper iTromso.no, covering fish, oil, crime, politics, lobbying and Arctic in (the northern part of) Norway. I teach data-, investigative and crossborder journalism at Oslomet University and The Institute of Journalism in Norway... Read More →

Friday May 19, 2017 12:00 - 13:00 CEST