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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

Film screening: The EU Commission, the defense lobbies and the refugee crisis
Watch the documentary by Investigate Europe and VICE Greece - with English subtitles - and meet Nikolas Leontopoulos and others from the team behind this cross-border research investigating how the security industry lobby shaped the EU Commission's response to the refugee crisis.

Speakers
avatar for Nikolas Leontopoulos

Nikolas Leontopoulos

Journalist, Investigate Europe
I am an Athens-based journalist, born in 1971. I worked for ten years for the Greek daily Eleftherotypia. Since 2009 I have been reporting on the financial and the migration crisis for a number of international media. I collaborated in investigations with Reuters on banks, shipping... Read More →
avatar for Harald Schumann

Harald Schumann

Journalist, Investigate Europe
Stationen:- 1984 – 1986 Redakteur für Umweltpolitik bei der tageszeitung (taz);- 1986 – 1990 Wissenschaftsredakteur beim SPIEGEL;- 1990/91 Leitender Redakteur beim Ost-Berliner „Morgen“;- 1992 bis 2000 Redakteur im Berliner Büro des SPIEGEL;- 12/2000 bis 11/2002 Ressortleiter... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
Z3/14

14:00

Unveiling the migration business
The Migration Machine – does Europe care? On the night of April 9, 2016, around 500 adults and children drowned in the Mediterranean, the largest loss of life that year. Seven months later no official body, national or multinational, had held anyone to account for the deaths or even opened an inquiry into the shipwreck. A Reuters investigation identified many of the dead, the owners of the ship, showed how the brokers got in contact with the migrants on social media and proved it possible to map the brokers’ network and identify them. The investigation demonstrates the gaps in international law enforcement that make it easy for human smugglers to pursue their deadly trade in the Mediterranean. But it also shows what could be done if authorities chose to make a priority of investigating migrant deaths. Stephen Grey of Reuters explains the methods the team used for “The Migration Machine”. (followed by networking session on how to investigate migration). http://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/migration/#story/60

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Stephen Grey

Stephen Grey

reporter, Reuters
I am a London-based writer and reporter, working as a correspondent on a special projects team of the Reuters news agency.I have covered the subject of national security in its many forms, including terrorism, the work of security agencies, as well military conflict, including in... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
Z3/02

16:30

Dealing with legal threats in cross-border journalism in Europe - the EIC case
We see more and more cross-border collaborations – but the experience with and practice of the legal aspects of this new journalistic method are yet scarce. The recent EIC.network publication on Football Leaks has some interesting aspects to consider: A whistleblower to be protected – with contacts to one of the journalists on the team. An injunction against one of the media in one country – publish or not publish in the others? And what about libel tourism via – say – the UK or Ireland? The legal challenge in of crossborder collaborations is new and will not disappear. The question for this panel is how to balance the interest of freedom of expression versus the danger of being sued across borders. On the panel you’ll meet Dr. Sascha Sajuntz, in-house lawyer at Der Spiegel and author, as well as other lawyers (tbc) of the EIC.network. You’ll also meet William Bourdon, the French defence lawyer of Lux Leaks and other whistleblowers in international cases, Jan Oster, Dutch media scholar and author of a recent book about comparative media law in Europe and Jonathan McCullen from the London based internationally active Media Legal Defence Initiative. Speakers: William Bourdon, lawyer, Cabinet Bourdon, France https://cabinet-bourdon.com/en/equipe/, Jan Oster, lecturer, University of Leiden, Netherlands https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/staffmembers/jan-oster/publications, Dr. Sascha Sajuntz, in-house lawyer at Der Spiegel, Germany www.spiegel.de, TBC Rikke Laulund, in-house lawyer Politiken, Denmark, TBC lawyer / legal advisors at Mediapart, France and El Mundo, Spain, Jonathan McCully, Media Legal Defence Initiative, United Kingdom, http://www.mediadefence.org/users/jonathan-mccully

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

Brigitte Alfter

Managing Editor, Journalismfund.eu
Co-founder and Managing Editor at Journalismfund.eu, a support structure for in-depth, innovative and independent journalism in Europe. Brigitte is a senior Danish-German journalist, she has won multiple awards and is proud that these awards were always granted to her and team members.Having... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for William Bourdon

William Bourdon

President and Founder, Sherpa
William Bourdon is a lawyer with Bourdon-Voituriez-Burget in Paris, where he works primarily on cases of business, media and penal law. He also does human rights work. He represented Franco-Chilean families in the complaint filed in October 1998 against General Augusto Pinochet and... Read More →
avatar for Stefan Candea

Stefan Candea

co-founder and coordinator, EIC.network
Stefan Candea is a freelance journalist and co-founder in 2001 of the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism (CRJI), an investigative non-profit registered in Bucharest, Romania. He started Sponge , an open and collaborative media innovation Lab for Eastern Europe. The Lab... Read More →
avatar for Jan Oster

Jan Oster

University Lecturer, Universiteit Leiden
Jan Oster (Dr. iur., University of Mainz/Germany, 2009) is assistant professor (universitair docent) for EU Law and Institutions at the Department of History. He teaches minor/pre-master courses and graduate courses on EU Law, Law and Economics of European Integration, Justice and... Read More →
avatar for Sascha Sajuntz

Sascha Sajuntz

Der Spiegel
Dr. Sascha Sajuntz is the in-house lawyer of Der Spiegel.


Friday May 19, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
Auditorium Z1/13 Hanswijk
 
Saturday, May 20
 

09:30

Bye bye, lone wolf - cross-border journalism pushed by media
"I used to hunt as a lone wolf or in a small pack, not anymore." Cross-border networked journalism is developing swiftly these years. This panel brings together three very different examples of networks: The EIC network initiated by a major news medium and working in a mixed team of media, investigative centres and freelance journalists; the Investigate Europe team of individual journalists who joined forces to develop adequate coverage of European affairs.

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

Brigitte Alfter

Managing Editor, Journalismfund.eu
Co-founder and Managing Editor at Journalismfund.eu, a support structure for in-depth, innovative and independent journalism in Europe. Brigitte is a senior Danish-German journalist, she has won multiple awards and is proud that these awards were always granted to her and team members.Having... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alain Lallemand

Alain Lallemand

Investigative reporter, Le Soir
ICIJ member since 2000, co-founder of EIC network, teaches investigative journalism at UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve
avatar for Jörg Schmitt

Jörg Schmitt

Investigativ-Team, SPIEGEL
Born 1967 in Marburg. Studied Journalism, Economics and Law in München an is working as an investigativ Journalist since more then 20 years. First for the german weekly STERN later for "manager magazin", since 2003 for DER SPIEGEL. In there Coordinator for Investigativ Reporting... Read More →
avatar for Harald Schumann

Harald Schumann

Journalist, Investigate Europe
Stationen:- 1984 – 1986 Redakteur für Umweltpolitik bei der tageszeitung (taz);- 1986 – 1990 Wissenschaftsredakteur beim SPIEGEL;- 1990/91 Leitender Redakteur beim Ost-Berliner „Morgen“;- 1992 bis 2000 Redakteur im Berliner Büro des SPIEGEL;- 12/2000 bis 11/2002 Ressortleiter... Read More →
avatar for Elisa Simantke

Elisa Simantke

Journalist/Coordinator, Investigate Europe
Elisa Simantke is coordinating the work of "Investigate Europe" - an investigative cross-border team with members from all over Europe. IE publishes investigative reports with media partners in up to 18 countries europe-wide. The team is mainly funded through several European foundations... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 09:30 - 10:30
Auditorium 2 Thomas More journalism school at the Campus De Ham, Raghenoplein 21, 2800 Mechelen & Campus De Vest, Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen, BELGIUM

09:30

Why Turkey is a difficult place for journalists
Turkey is a difficult place for journalists, and some cover Turkey from abroad. At this panel you'll meet three journalists based in Germany who cover cases involving Turkey - from abroad. Zeynep Sentek contributed to the EIC.network football leaks on tax avoidance in professional football, https://eic.network/projects/football-leaks, Hans-Martin Tillack worked at Stern and with Correctiv about a German weapon producer http://www.stern.de/wirtschaft/news/stern-exklusiv--rheinmetall-beteiligt-sich-an-panzerproduktion-in-der-tuerkei-7357932.html

Speakers
avatar for Zeynep Sentek

Zeynep Sentek

Journalist, The Black Sea (theblacksea.eu)
Zeynep is a Turkish journalist working for the non-profit investigative news platform The Black Sea (theblacksea.eu) on investigations, human rights, and workers’ rights.She also coordinates The Black Sea's Turkey investigations, and is the liaison for its work with the European... Read More →
avatar for Craig Shaw

Craig Shaw

Journalist, theblacksea.eu / EIC.Network
Craig Shaw is a British journalist, specialising in corruption, human rights and cross-border investigations. His reporting has been published in leading international media, such as the Guardian, Sunday Times, Der Spiegel, L'Espresso, Expresso, De Correspondent, Le Soir and many... Read More →
avatar for Hans-Martin Tillack

Hans-Martin Tillack

Investigativer Reporter, stern
Hans-Martin Tillack ist im Berliner stern-Büro verantwortlich für investigative Recherche. Von 1999 bis 2004 war er EU-Korrespondent des stern in Brüssel. Zu seinen Schwerpunkten gehören die Themen politische Korruption, Lobbyismus und Rüstungsexporte. Für seine EU-Berichterstattung... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 09:30 - 10:30
Aula 1 Thomas More journalism school at the Campus De Ham, Raghenoplein 21, 2800 Mechelen & Campus De Vest, Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen, BELGIUM

10:45

Investigate Europe - the making of a European team
It has been repeated for decades: The EU is covered mainly with strong national bias. This does not help the citizens. Two years ago a small group of journalists were so annoyed, they decided to do something about it. Within two years they set up Investigate Europe, a nine-journalists from eight countries team. The task: Cover complex European topics. Like any other start-up they sacrfiice oceans of time and some also have lowered their previous salary expectations. Recently they published their second large research, a third is on the way www.investigate-europe.eu

Speakers
avatar for Nikolas Leontopoulos

Nikolas Leontopoulos

Journalist, Investigate Europe
I am an Athens-based journalist, born in 1971. I worked for ten years for the Greek daily Eleftherotypia. Since 2009 I have been reporting on the financial and the migration crisis for a number of international media. I collaborated in investigations with Reuters on banks, shipping... Read More →
avatar for Paulo Pena

Paulo Pena

Reporter at large, Público
I'm a Lisbon based investigative reporter, born in 1973. I work in Público, covering mostly political and economical issues. Since 2016 I'm also a member of the Investigate Europe team.
avatar for Harald Schumann

Harald Schumann

Journalist, Investigate Europe
Stationen:- 1984 – 1986 Redakteur für Umweltpolitik bei der tageszeitung (taz);- 1986 – 1990 Wissenschaftsredakteur beim SPIEGEL;- 1990/91 Leitender Redakteur beim Ost-Berliner „Morgen“;- 1992 bis 2000 Redakteur im Berliner Büro des SPIEGEL;- 12/2000 bis 11/2002 Ressortleiter... Read More →
avatar for Elisa Simantke

Elisa Simantke

Journalist/Coordinator, Investigate Europe
Elisa Simantke is coordinating the work of "Investigate Europe" - an investigative cross-border team with members from all over Europe. IE publishes investigative reports with media partners in up to 18 countries europe-wide. The team is mainly funded through several European foundations... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 10:45 - 11:45
C2.01 Thomas More journalism school at the Campus De Ham, Raghenoplein 21, 2800 Mechelen & Campus De Vest, Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen, BELGIUM

14:00

Football Leaks - the making of
The Football Leaks investigation brought news about dirty deals in professional football on frontpages all over Europe last winter. The research was carried out by a large team, initiated by German news magazine flagship Spiegel but embracing as well as freelancers, Spanish classic newspaper El Mundo and French online only Médiapart. Meet Jörg Schmitt, research editor at Der Spiegel and meet Nicola Naber from Der Spiegel Fact-Checking Department

Speakers
avatar for Stefan Candea

Stefan Candea

co-founder and coordinator, EIC.network
Stefan Candea is a freelance journalist and co-founder in 2001 of the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism (CRJI), an investigative non-profit registered in Bucharest, Romania. He started Sponge , an open and collaborative media innovation Lab for Eastern Europe. The Lab... Read More →
avatar for Nicola Naber

Nicola Naber

Research & Fact Checking, DER SPIEGEL
Works for SPIEGEL in Hamburg since 2007. Focused on economics and financial crimes. During the last three years part of SPIEGEL's Football Leaks team.
avatar for Jörg Schmitt

Jörg Schmitt

Investigativ-Team, SPIEGEL
Born 1967 in Marburg. Studied Journalism, Economics and Law in München an is working as an investigativ Journalist since more then 20 years. First for the german weekly STERN later for "manager magazin", since 2003 for DER SPIEGEL. In there Coordinator for Investigativ Reporting... Read More →
avatar for Zeynep Sentek

Zeynep Sentek

Journalist, The Black Sea (theblacksea.eu)
Zeynep is a Turkish journalist working for the non-profit investigative news platform The Black Sea (theblacksea.eu) on investigations, human rights, and workers’ rights.She also coordinates The Black Sea's Turkey investigations, and is the liaison for its work with the European... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
C2.01 Thomas More journalism school at the Campus De Ham, Raghenoplein 21, 2800 Mechelen & Campus De Vest, Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen, BELGIUM
 
Sunday, May 21
 

09:30

Cross-border collaboration as a safety net for journalists under pressure?
Working in a team across borders means you have frequent contact with journalists in other countries. If one team member gets under pressure in his or her country, the others will be aware of it swiftly. And if one team member is not able to publish, the publication may be possible in other countries. Presentation of cases and discussion about the security aspects of crossborder collaborations. This session is sponsored by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom and organised by Journalismfund.eu

Speakers
avatar for Zeynep Sentek

Zeynep Sentek

Journalist, The Black Sea (theblacksea.eu)
Zeynep is a Turkish journalist working for the non-profit investigative news platform The Black Sea (theblacksea.eu) on investigations, human rights, and workers’ rights.She also coordinates The Black Sea's Turkey investigations, and is the liaison for its work with the European... Read More →
avatar for Blaz Zgaga

Blaz Zgaga

freelance investigative journalist
Blaž Zgaga is a freelance investigative journalist living in Slovenia and is co-author of the trilogy In the Name of the State, which explores arms smuggling in the Balkans during the conflicts of the 1990s. He is regularly publishing in Croatian magazine Nacional. After disclosure of a US DIA secret operation in 2000, he was prosecuted for - and later cleared of charges of - revealing military secrets. I... Read More →


Sunday May 21, 2017 09:30 - 10:30
Auditorium 2 Thomas More journalism school at the Campus De Ham, Raghenoplein 21, 2800 Mechelen & Campus De Vest, Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen, BELGIUM

09:30

The Russian Laundromat - an extensive cross-border project
20 billion dirty dollars from Russia. 21 British shell companies. 15 judges awaiting trial in Moldova. 70.000 bank transfers to countries all over the world. Reporters in 30 countries working together to analyze the data. The Russian Laundromat made headlines in media all over the world in March. Learn about the methods and obstacles of this cross border cooperation.

Speakers
avatar for Eva Jung

Eva Jung

Investigative Journalist, Berlingske
Eva Jung has been working as an investigative journalist since 2011 with daily Berlingske, Denmark. Since 2017 also based in Brussels as EU correspondent. Through 2017 and 2018 investigated the 200 bn euro money laundering scandal at Danske Bank. Jung and colleagues have been awarded... Read More →
avatar for Friedrich Lindenberg

Friedrich Lindenberg

Tech Coordinator, OCCRP
Friedrich Lindenberg is a coder and data journalist working on web technology for new narrative and investigative techniques. He was an 2014 ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow with Code for Africa, and a 2013 Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow at Spiegel Online. Previously, he... Read More →
avatar for Šarūnas Černiauskas

Šarūnas Černiauskas

Editor at the Investigative Journalism Department, 15min.lt
One of the leading investigative journalists in Lithuanian, specializing in politics, corruption and data journalism. Awarded for pieces that disclosed major corruption and fraud cases. Former politics' reporter at delfi.lt, currently - head of the Investigative Journalism Department... Read More →


Sunday May 21, 2017 09:30 - 10:30
C2.01 Thomas More journalism school at the Campus De Ham, Raghenoplein 21, 2800 Mechelen & Campus De Vest, Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen, BELGIUM