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 • 10:45 - 11:45
Wobbing tools

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”Wobbing like a Norwegian” with a state provided online archive or using FOI-tools provided by journalists and activists is an opportunity to make FOI requests easier for citizens. While the Norwegian state authorities provide searchable document lists online with the necessary underlying server power to serve all their citizens, in other countries and on Norwegian regional level journalists or transparency advocates provide online tools to request access. At this workshop four such tools will be introduced and it will be discussed when and how they are useful to journalists and what to watch out for. Browse them here https://oep.no/?lang=en, http://innsyn.no/, https://www.asktheeu.org/, https://fragdenstaat.de/ The Norwegian tools will be provided by Tarjej Leer-Salvesen, who uses the state document register and – in lack of a regional register – built one himself on behalf of his regional newspaper, it is called Innsyn.no and could be replicated in other countries if necessary. Olivier Hoedemann is a Brussels-based lobbywatcher with long experience in using FOIs in his native Netherlands and the EU including bringing EU-legislation to the European Court of Justice, he has tested AskTheEU often enough to share his tactical considerations. Stefan Wehrmeyer is a datajournalist with German investigative journalism centre Correctiv and one of the co-founders of German FOI-tool FragDenStaat.

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Olivier Hoedemann

Research and Campaign Coordinator, Corporate Europe Observatory
Olivier Hoedeman is research and campaign coordinator at Corporate Europe Observatory - exposing the power of corporate lobbying in the EU.
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Tarjei Leer-Salvesen

Investigative reporter, Fædrelandsvennen
Tarjei Leer-Salvesen is an investigative journalist working for the regional newspaper Fædrelandsvennen in Norway. He has specialised in research method, sharing his time between newspapers and documentary film projects the past years. His particular interest is archive research... Read More →
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Stefan Wehrmeyer

FragDenStaat.de / OKFN De
Stefan is an investigative technologist and works for the German FOI platform FragDenStaat.de. He also tries to keep the farmsubsidy.org scrapers and website running.

Saturday May 20, 2017 10:45 - 11:45 CEST
C1.25 Thomas More journalism school at the Campus De Ham, Raghenoplein 21, 2800 Mechelen & Campus De Vest, Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen, BELGIUM