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 • 16:30 - 17:30
The downloaders - tracking users of child pornography

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A journalist and a data engineer were determined to trace those who downloaded child pornography thus creating the market demand for such material. The two were able to trace log-files of downloaders and traced a number of the men in Norway. For months they worked with the material and ended up confronting downloaders individually in different parts of the country. From the beginning they applied a set of ethical guidelines such as never opening any of the suspected files, a close cooperation with law enforcement and careful approach to the downloaders. Following their initial publication in Norway the team shared some of the almost 100.000 data entries of downloads from all over the world with colleagues in Sweden – under a strict agreements on the ethics. ttp://www.vg.no/spesial/2015/nedlasterne/?lang=en

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Håkon Høydal

Journalist, VG Helg
Håkon F. Høydal er journalist i VG Helg, hvor han har jobbet med å skrive dokumentarer siden magasinets begynnelse. Han har studert historie, religionsvitenskap og sosialantropologi ved Universitetene i Bergen og Oslo. Han trives best i en kajakk.

Friday May 19, 2017 16:30 - 17:30 CEST
C1.25 Thomas More journalism school at the Campus De Ham, Raghenoplein 21, 2800 Mechelen & Campus De Vest, Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen, BELGIUM