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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

Data tools for everyday journalism
Smaller newsrooms don't always have the means to hire coders or buy expensive software to work with data. In this session Maarten Lambrechts shows some easy to use (no coding required), fast and free tools to gather, transform, analyse and visualise data. Think Import.io, Open Refine, Carto, Chartbuilder and Datawrapper.

Speakers
avatar for Maarten Lambrechts

Maarten Lambrechts

Data journalist & visualisation consultant, Self employed
Maarten Lambrechts is a freelance data journalist and datavisualisation expert. After working some years as a data journalist at Belgian newspaper De Tijd, he now works as a freelancer. He designs and develops data visualisations, builds tools to visualise data and gives trainings... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
C2.17 Thomas More journalism school at the Campus De Ham, Raghenoplein 21, 2800 Mechelen & Campus De Vest, Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen, BELGIUM

15:15

Data harvested during the Hack Day I
In this session the coders and data journalists will present their work from the Dataharvest Hackday. The datasets to be presented are: FRI 15.15
Water & Conflict - Lisa Dupuy, Ludo Hekman
In a post-conflict zone, the water management is an important indicator for the chances of security and stability. However, a lot of the data is missing, not available or not shared. We will present some of the insight we gathered from looking into the data that is available.

Open trials - Ben Meghreblian, Victor Nițu
OpenTrials is a collaboration between Open Knowledge International and Dr Ben Goldacre from the University of Oxford DataLab. It aims to locate, match, and share all publicly accessible data and documents, on all trials conducted, on all medicines and other treatments, globally.

SAT 9.30
Media Ownership - Chiara Sighele & co
Media ownership data on the company structures and shareholders are in many cases difficult to find, not publicly available or reaching a dead end in tax havens. We will present some of the findings from digging into the European TV channels data, as well as Bulgarian newspapers ownership.

SAT 16.30
Farm subsidies - Stefan Wehrmeyer
The Common Agricultural Policy hands out billions a year. Interested in where it goes? Learn more about our FarmSubsidy data sets!

OpenSanctions - Friedrich Lindenberg
OpenSanctions is a global database of persons and companies of political, criminal, or economic interest. We have combined sanctioned entities, politically exposed persons, and other public information into a single dataset.

Speakers
avatar for Georgiana Bere

Georgiana Bere

Data engineer, https://tenders.exposed
Data savvy programmer and open data supporter. I believe data contains wisdom and I help people get to it.
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 Victor Nitu

Victor Nitu

Software Developer, Datopian
Victor Nițu is currently a software developer at Datopian, an open data solutions provider spun off from Open Knowledge.Victor is also one of the developers of Elvis, a public tenders visualisation platform that aims to visually expose patterns of corruption in the EU and beyond.In... Read More →
avatar for Stefan Wehrmeyer

Stefan Wehrmeyer

Open Knowledge Foundation
Stefan Wehrmeyer ist investigativer Softwareentwickler. Er startete 2011 das Informationsfreiheits-Portal FragDenStaat.de und arbeitete von 2014-2017 beim gemeinnützigen Recherchezentrum correctiv.org an datenjournalistischen Projekten. Momentan kämpft er für mehr Informationsfreiheit... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 15:15 - 16:15
C2.17 Thomas More journalism school at the Campus De Ham, Raghenoplein 21, 2800 Mechelen & Campus De Vest, Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen, BELGIUM
 
Saturday, May 20
 

09:30

Data harvested during the Hack Day II
In this session the coders and datajournalists will present their work from the Dataharvest Hackday. In this session the coders and data journalists will present their work from the Dataharvest Hackday. The datasets to be presented are: FRI 15.15
Water & Conflict - Lisa Dupuy, Ludo Hekman
In a post-conflict zone, the water management is an important indicator for the chances of security and stability. However, a lot of the data is missing, not available or not shared. We will present some of the insight we gathered from looking into the data that is available.

Open trials - Ben Meghreblian, Victor Nițu
OpenTrials is a collaboration between Open Knowledge International and Dr Ben Goldacre from the University of Oxford DataLab. It aims to locate, match, and share all publicly accessible data and documents, on all trials conducted, on all medicines and other treatments, globally.

SAT 9.30
Media Ownership - Chiara Sighele & co
Media ownership data on the company structures and shareholders are in many cases difficult to find, not publicly available or reaching a dead end in tax havens. We will present some of the findings from digging into the European TV channels data, as well as Bulgarian newspapers ownership.

SAT 16.30
Farm subsidies - Stefan Wehrmeyer
The Common Agricultural Policy hands out billions a year. Interested in where it goes? Learn more about our FarmSubsidy data sets!

OpenSanctions - Friedrich Lindenberg
OpenSanctions is a global database of persons and companies of political, criminal, or economic interest. We have combined sanctioned entities, politically exposed persons, and other public information into a single dataset.

Speakers
avatar for Georgiana Bere

Georgiana Bere

Data engineer, https://tenders.exposed
Data savvy programmer and open data supporter. I believe data contains wisdom and I help people get to it.
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 Victor Nitu

Victor Nitu

Software Developer, Datopian
Victor Nițu is currently a software developer at Datopian, an open data solutions provider spun off from Open Knowledge.Victor is also one of the developers of Elvis, a public tenders visualisation platform that aims to visually expose patterns of corruption in the EU and beyond.In... Read More →
avatar for Stefan Wehrmeyer

Stefan Wehrmeyer

Open Knowledge Foundation
Stefan Wehrmeyer ist investigativer Softwareentwickler. Er startete 2011 das Informationsfreiheits-Portal FragDenStaat.de und arbeitete von 2014-2017 beim gemeinnützigen Recherchezentrum correctiv.org an datenjournalistischen Projekten. Momentan kämpft er für mehr Informationsfreiheit... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 09:30 - 10:30
C2.17 Thomas More journalism school at the Campus De Ham, Raghenoplein 21, 2800 Mechelen & Campus De Vest, Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen, BELGIUM

09:30

Opening clinical trials data
The information architecture of evidence-based medicine is broken - whole clinical trials are routinely left unpublished, exposing the medical literature to avoidable bias and exaggeration. When trials are published, the results are often misreported in academic journal articles. The same trials can be found reporting different results in different places, and the information in journal articles has been shown to be less complete than – and discrepant with – other sources like clinical study reports. Furthermore, key documents such as Case Report Forms and Ethics Committee paperwork are often left inaccessible, even though we know they can contain important information. We seek to help address this by building OpenTrials (explorer.opentrials.net) - an open, freely accessible database that can store, or link to, all publicly accessible data and documents on all trials in one place, building user-friendly windows onto this information. We have also built an open Application Programming Interface (API) allowing data scientists, programmers, and other power users to query the data at scale. We hope that placing all the information in one place will support informed decision-making by doctors, researchers, and patients. Additionally we hope that it will change norms surrounding sharing trial information, as it becomes easier to identify missing sources of information. From a investigative and data journalism perspective, there exist many potential stories in the data, including most/least transparent trial sponsors and focusing on particular drug/disease areas.

Speakers
avatar for Georgiana Bere

Georgiana Bere

Data engineer, https://tenders.exposed
Data savvy programmer and open data supporter. I believe data contains wisdom and I help people get to it.
avatar for Ben Meghreblian

Ben Meghreblian

Community Manager, OpenTrials
Ben is the Community Manager for OpenTrials, an Open Knowledge International project aiming to produce an open, easy-to-use, linked database of information about the world's clinical trials. He has a background in psychology and IT, and previously worked on the AllTrials campai... Read More →
avatar for Victor Nitu

Victor Nitu

Software Developer, Datopian
Victor Nițu is currently a software developer at Datopian, an open data solutions provider spun off from Open Knowledge.Victor is also one of the developers of Elvis, a public tenders visualisation platform that aims to visually expose patterns of corruption in the EU and beyond.In... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 09:30 - 10:30
C2.11

14:00

Digging into extraction data / Hands-on
Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), and Open Oil (tbc) will present tips and tricks on how to navigate project level disclosures along with other key datasets from oil, gas and mining sector. The workshop will also feature presentation of tools for data driven investigations of oil, gas and mining companies such as ResourceProjects.org (a searchable database of project level payments), ResourceContracts.org (a searchable database of contracts) and Aleph (a searchable database of security filings from oil, gas and mining companies). The workshop will include presentations and examples of how the data can be used.

Speakers
avatar for Anders Pedersen

Anders Pedersen

Senior Open Data Officer, Natural Resource Governance Institute


Saturday May 20, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
C2.21

15:15

Is Your Doctor Paid by the Drug Producer? II
Workshop and networking - Correctiv.org has collected a database of 35.000 names of doctors who have received payment from pharmaceutical companies. The team offers a hands-on workshop, where participants are led through the workflow of finding the data relevant for their own country. https://correctiv.org/en/investigations/euros-doctors

Speakers
avatar for Eva Belmonte

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 →
avatar for Hristio Boytchev

Hristio Boytchev

Reporter, CORRECTIV
Hristio Boytchev ist Reporter bei correctiv.org. Hristio hat als freier Medizin- und Wissenschaftsjournalist für „Stern“, „DER SPIEGEL“ und „Nature“ gearbeitet. Davor hat er Biologie an der TU Dresden und Journalismus an der Universidad Complutense de Madrid studiert... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Stotz

Patrick Stotz

Spiegel Online
Seit Juli 2015 Mitglied des Datenjournalismus-Teams von SPIEGEL ONLINE. Macht aus Daten Geschichten. Zuständig für die komplette Bandbreite von Datenbeschaffung, über -analyse und -visualisierung bis zur Berichterstattung.
avatar for Stefan Wehrmeyer

Stefan Wehrmeyer

Open Knowledge Foundation
Stefan Wehrmeyer ist investigativer Softwareentwickler. Er startete 2011 das Informationsfreiheits-Portal FragDenStaat.de und arbeitete von 2014-2017 beim gemeinnützigen Recherchezentrum correctiv.org an datenjournalistischen Projekten. Momentan kämpft er für mehr Informationsfreiheit... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 15:15 - 16:15
C2.17 Thomas More journalism school at the Campus De Ham, Raghenoplein 21, 2800 Mechelen & Campus De Vest, Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen, BELGIUM

15:15

The European CO2 market - working the data
Let's unite forces and explore. Ana Lutzky shows how you can access the data on CO2 trade in your country. Fancy improving the python scraper to leverage fresh 2016 data? Do you prefer focusing on Polish/Greek/German coal plants? Or do you plan to dig up the "ghost plants" of the EU in cement sector, and track the "fat cats"? Let's talk about our experiences in this area and - if interested - exchange mail addresses to start a network and keep in touch.

Speakers
avatar for Ana Lutzky

Ana Lutzky

Journalist, AEF Info
Journalist living in Paris, responsible since January 2019 of implementing data journalism at AEF Info news agency in Paris. Writing weekly data driven articles about education and research at AEF Data Sup-Recherche. Helping other departments on an ad hoc basis including housing... Read More →



Saturday May 20, 2017 15:15 - 16:15
C2.11

16:30

Data harvested during the Hack Day III
In this session the coders and datajournalists will present their work from the Dataharvest Hackday. In this session the coders and data journalists will present their work from the Dataharvest Hackday. The datasets to be presented are: FRI 15.15
Water & Conflict - Lisa Dupuy, Ludo Hekman
In a post-conflict zone, the water management is an important indicator for the chances of security and stability. However, a lot of the data is missing, not available or not shared. We will present some of the insight we gathered from looking into the data that is available.

Open trials - Ben Meghreblian, Victor Nițu
OpenTrials is a collaboration between Open Knowledge International and Dr Ben Goldacre from the University of Oxford DataLab. It aims to locate, match, and share all publicly accessible data and documents, on all trials conducted, on all medicines and other treatments, globally.

SAT 9.30
Media Ownership - Chiara Sighele & co
Media ownership data on the company structures and shareholders are in many cases difficult to find, not publicly available or reaching a dead end in tax havens. We will present some of the findings from digging into the European TV channels data, as well as Bulgarian newspapers ownership.

SAT 16.30
Farm subsidies - Stefan Wehrmeyer
The Common Agricultural Policy hands out billions a year. Interested in where it goes? Learn more about our FarmSubsidy data sets!

OpenSanctions - Friedrich Lindenberg
OpenSanctions is a global database of persons and companies of political, criminal, or economic interest. We have combined sanctioned entities, politically exposed persons, and other public information into a single dataset.

Speakers
avatar for Georgiana Bere

Georgiana Bere

Data engineer, https://tenders.exposed
Data savvy programmer and open data supporter. I believe data contains wisdom and I help people get to it.
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 Victor Nitu

Victor Nitu

Software Developer, Datopian
Victor Nițu is currently a software developer at Datopian, an open data solutions provider spun off from Open Knowledge.Victor is also one of the developers of Elvis, a public tenders visualisation platform that aims to visually expose patterns of corruption in the EU and beyond.In... Read More →
avatar for Stefan Wehrmeyer

Stefan Wehrmeyer

Open Knowledge Foundation
Stefan Wehrmeyer ist investigativer Softwareentwickler. Er startete 2011 das Informationsfreiheits-Portal FragDenStaat.de und arbeitete von 2014-2017 beim gemeinnützigen Recherchezentrum correctiv.org an datenjournalistischen Projekten. Momentan kämpft er für mehr Informationsfreiheit... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
C2.17 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

How to deal with mail leaks
In this workshop, we're going to explore different ways to get the most out of emails. Using Refine, Gephi and R, the goal would be to figure out the network behind the mailbox and gather some stats about the senders in order to analyze them and potentially visualize most interesting findings. With examples from the recent leaks during the presidential campaign. Only 25 people allowed in, first come first serve.

Speakers
avatar for Alexandre Léchenet

Alexandre Léchenet

Data Journalist
Journaliste spécialisé dans l'analyse de données, la réflexion sur de nouveaux formats ainsi que sur les sciences, les données personnelles et les nouvelles technologies de l'information et de la communication (réseaux sociaux, données personnelles, données publiques... Read More →


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

10:45

Who lobbies the EU? Using the databases / Hands-on
Get your hands on the EU databases on lobbyism in the EU. The European Commission provides a transparency register https://ec.europa.eu/info/about-european-union/principles-and-values/transparency/transparency-register_en, the NGO Transparency International provides the Integrity Watch database http://www.integritywatch.eu/, and Brussels lobbywatcher NGOs offer the https://lobbyfacts.eu/ based upon the EUs own data. IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN THIS TOPIC PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SPEAKERS ALSO WILL PROVIDE MORE GENERAL INFO ABOUT THE DATA BEFORE THIS WORKSHOP.

Speakers
avatar for Theresa Crysmann

Theresa Crysmann

Media Officer, Corporate Europe Observatory
Corporate Europe Observatory is a Brussels-based NGO which exposes and challenges the corporate capture of EU policy-making.
avatar for Raphaël Kergueno

Raphaël Kergueno

Policy officer, TI EU


Sunday May 21, 2017 10:45 - 11:45
C2.21