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 • 14:00 - 15:00
Will interest organisations pay journalism in the future? The practitioners

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We've seen interest organisations using journalistic methods. We've even seen interest organisations declaring their research to be journalism. But what about credibility, when information is provided by one party in a case? What about editorial independence? Some argue that future funding for in-depth journalism will come from interest organisations. in this sessoin you meet Stefan Verwer from Oxfam Novib an interest organisation that supports journalism and Ides Debruyne from Journalismfund.eu/Fonds Pascal Decroos which offers an arm's lenght model for channelling money to journalism while protecting editorial independence. But does it work? Margo Smit, the ombudslady of the Dutch public broadcaster will be the devils advocat.

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Margo Smit

ombudsman, GIJN/ICIJ
Margo Smit is news ombudsman since August 1, 2015, overseeing the journalistic output of the Dutch public broadcasters at NPO since january 1, 2017.Smit has been working in journalism since 1989. She was successively a desk editor at commercial and public broadcasters, parliamentary... Read More →

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Ides Debruyne

managing director, Journalismfund.eu
Ides Debruyne is co-founder and managing director of Journalismfund.eu and chair of Scimingo.
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Stefan Verwer

Project Leader, Oxfam Novib
Leads on the Even it Up! campaign at Oxfam Novib and responsible for programming work on fair taxation, budget monitoring (pro-poor policies) and citizen participation. Convening the one Oxfam Fiscal Accountability for Inequality Reduction program (FAIR), working in 40 countries all... Read More →

Friday May 19, 2017 14:00 - 15:00 CEST
Auditorium Z1/15 Donche