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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Sunday, May 21 • 10:45 - 11:45
How to validate stuff

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Henk van Ess goes Fast and Furious with stuff that seems impossible to validate. In this anthology of his work with European media and Bellingcat, Henk will share the power of logical thinking. Who is behind the mysterious note of an IS-warrior? What is the full name of that completely anonymous Youtuber? That Egyptian missile launcher lying in the dump, is it real? What is the secret address of the CEO of Novartis? What is the telephone number of a guy that really doesn't want to be found? Experience some amazing Houdini-acts, inspired by harsh deadlines. When you're done with this Sunday morning session, you leave with 10 tips to validate stuff. Any stuff.

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Henk van Ess

Investigative Team, Bellingcat UK
Henk van Ess is obsessed by finding news in data.  European media houses, like Axel Springer, Persgroep, the European Broadcasting Union and Schibsted love his literal and lateral thinking and hire Henk on a regular basis to spill his secrets. He rarely appears at public conferences... Read More →

Sunday May 21, 2017 10:45 - 11:45 CEST
Auditorium 2 Thomas More journalism school at the Campus De Ham, Raghenoplein 21, 2800 Mechelen & Campus De Vest, Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen, BELGIUM