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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Saturday, May 20 • 09:30 - 10:30
Digging into the medicinal business

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Poor countries often pay more for their medicines or vaccines than rich countries. In theory, the free market contributes to better accessibility to medicines – but in practice, it opens up an unregulated space for companies to make profit on medicines and vaccines, barely taking into consideration their responsibility towards public health. Accessing information on how big pharma companies and drug distributors react, ignore local regulations, and negotiate prices with governments, is difficult and shows the opacity of this market. Eva Belmonte (Civio.es) will talk about Medicamentalia, a global investigation about prices of medicines and vaccines. She will explain the pool procurement mechanism and how Europe signed an agreement to buy together medicines, but never used it. The session will be followed by a networking discussion among participants interested in or working on similar issues.

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Eva Belmonte

Managing Editor, Civio
Eva Belmonte (Spain, 1982) is a journalist specialised in public data treatment and analysis. She gained journalistic experience writing and editing for major Spanish media organisations like El Mundo, where she worked from 2005 to 2012. She is currently Managing Editor at Fundación... Read More →

Saturday May 20, 2017 09:30 - 10:30
C1.25 Thomas More journalism school at the Campus De Ham, Raghenoplein 21, 2800 Mechelen & Campus De Vest, Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen, BELGIUM

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