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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
 

12:00

Digital security I
Digital security is vital for investigative journalists, and we have dedicated a separate track to tips and tools – and practical assistance to secure your gear, your sources and yourself. Introduction to the track of sessions, how to be more conscious about security and to navigate the threats.

Speakers
avatar for Aslak Ransby

Aslak Ransby

Programmer and security trainer.
I'm @aslakransby on twitter.
avatar for Freja Wedenborg

Freja Wedenborg

Journalist
Danish journalist and author of Cryptoguide for journalists (www.cryptoguide.dk). Teaching journalism and digital self defence at Vallekilde Folk High School and the Danish School of Media and Journalism and freelancing investigative journalism. Also a board member in The Danish Union... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
C2.25

12:00

Fact-checking - get it right every time!
Get it right – all of it, all the time! The Swedish weekly investigative TV program Uppdrag Granskning (Mission Investigate) has strict rules for quality control and fact checking. The process starts at the very beginning with a Devil´s advocate examining the idea. At the end every fact needs to be questioned and verified – line by line. Selection of facts and basis for conclusions are scrutinized. The method has built trust, both in the audience and between journalists and sensitive sources. UG editor Nils Hanson, who with his team invented the quality control system, shares his methods.

Speakers
avatar for Nils Hanson

Nils Hanson

Investigative, Swedish Television
Nils Hanson was between 2003-2018 the editor-in-chief of Mission Investigate at the public service TV company Swedish Television (SVT). The investigative TV show is aired prime time one hour a week, 39 times a year. The program, produced by 35 people in the newsroom, makes stories... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Auditorium Z1/15 Donche

14:00

Digital Security II
How can you be more conscious about security and navigate the threats? We are all under constant surveillance, and your contact with a source or other journalistic work sometimes requires extra protection. We teach you to analyze the risks and the needed level of security. Introduction to i.e. Signal, Tor, Full Disk Encryption and strong passphrases. All programs are free and open source, so anyone can look into the code and ensure that they deliver the promised protection.

Speakers
avatar for Aslak Ransby

Aslak Ransby

Programmer and security trainer.
I'm @aslakransby on twitter.
avatar for Freja Wedenborg

Freja Wedenborg

Journalist
Danish journalist and author of Cryptoguide for journalists (www.cryptoguide.dk). Teaching journalism and digital self defence at Vallekilde Folk High School and the Danish School of Media and Journalism and freelancing investigative journalism. Also a board member in The Danish Union... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
C2.25

14:00

Structured Internet research: beyond Google and Wikipedia
Researching the internet means more than typing a search into Google and then clicking on the link to Wikipedia. Successful research does not begin at Google, it begins in your brain. First think about, who might know the answer or if there is a specific search-tool for your question. Major parts of the internet, the "deep web", are unreachable for search engines. Moreover, wide parts of the social web exclude them. So structure your research: what are you looking for, where are you looking, and which specific tools and methods exist. The more you know about the structure of the internet, the more effective your searches will be.

Speakers
avatar for Albrecht Ude

Albrecht Ude

Recherche-Trainer, Netzwerk Recherche
Albrecht Ude is based in Berlin (Germany) and Friesland, works as freelancing journalist, researcher and research-trainer (online-researches, source checking, fact checking and security issues).writes for several newspapers and magazines, print and online. focusses on structured internet... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
Auditorium Z1/13 Hanswijk

14:00

The Internet of Things is kaputt
Digital strangers have access to your bedroom: Data protection and the right to privacy is under threat. In 2020, between 25 and 30 billion devices are going to be on the Internet – and many of them are of poor quality and easy to hack. Süddeutsche Zeitung proved how easy it was to get into people’s homes, to get unauthorized access to surveillance cameras in shops, pharmacies and play grounds. Conclusion: The Internet of Things is out of control. Vanessa Wormer, Jannis Brühl and Benedict Witzenberger discuss methods and ethical considerations in the project.

Speakers
avatar for Jannis Brühl

Jannis Brühl

Ressortleiter Digital, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Jannis Brühl leitet das Digitalressort der Süddeutschen Zeitung. Studierte Politik und Amerikanistik in Erlangen und Portland/Oregon. Volontariat bei SZ.de, dann Mitarbeit im Wirtschaftsressort. 2013 Arthur-F.-Burns-Stipendiat in der Redaktion von ProPublica in New York. War bis... Read More →
avatar for Elena Erdmann

Elena Erdmann

Elena is a phd student in Machine Learning at TU Dortmund. Her research interest include automated text analysis and digital humanities. She is excited about data journalism and the way technology is used in the newsroom. Last year, she gathered some experience in journalism as a... Read More →
avatar for Benedict Witzenberger

Benedict Witzenberger

Data journalist, Süddeutsche Zeitung
avatar for Vanessa Wormer

Vanessa Wormer

Data journalist, SZ
Vanessa Wormer is a data journalist at Süddeutsche Zeitung in Munich and member of the Panama Papers investigation team. In 2015 she passed the Lede Program in Computing and Data Science at Columbia Journalism School in New York City. Vanessa is curious about how technology can help... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
Z3/11

15:15

Threat modelling I
Threat modeling' is a way information security professionals think about how to protect systems against attacks. For everyday users however, it's more fruitful to think about what your goals are and what risks you take when using digital tools to achieve them. Over the course of the two sessions, Henrik Chulu will illustrate how a little infrastructural and computer literacy goes a long way in establishing a baseline of digital security and introduce a way of thinking about risk mitigation that is not dependent of certain tools, but rather on critical thinking and good digital hygiene.
Security begins with technical literacy. How do the things you use daily work? What risks are you facing in the digital world? What can you do to limit them?


Speakers
avatar for Henrik Chulu

Henrik Chulu

Independent researcher, writer, speaker, and trainer on digital literacy and safety. I focus on infrastructural literacy as a core skill set and will help you make sense of your digital environment in order for you to make better decisions about the safety and effectiveness of you... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 15:15 - 16:15
C2.25

16:30

Threat modelling II
Second session on “Threat modelling”. How to think about risk mitigation that is not dependent of certain tools, but rather on critical thinking and good digital hygiene. The session focuses on
• Hands-on Risk-assessment
• Mission-oriented, human-centered security culture
• Structured security review process with handouts
• Questions and (hopefully) answers.


Speakers
avatar for Henrik Chulu

Henrik Chulu

Independent researcher, writer, speaker, and trainer on digital literacy and safety. I focus on infrastructural literacy as a core skill set and will help you make sense of your digital environment in order for you to make better decisions about the safety and effectiveness of you... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
C2.25
 
Saturday, May 20
 

09:30

Understanding the Internet - digital security
Digital surveillance and data traffic – how does it work, and where can your data get snatched? Interactive session where we show how data is transmitted over the internet and who can see and access it on the way from A to B. Maximum participants 20 - please register on Sched (if many are interested, the session will be repeated)

Speakers
avatar for Aslak Ransby

Aslak Ransby

Programmer and security trainer.
I'm @aslakransby on twitter.
avatar for Freja Wedenborg

Freja Wedenborg

Journalist
Danish journalist and author of Cryptoguide for journalists (www.cryptoguide.dk). Teaching journalism and digital self defence at Vallekilde Folk High School and the Danish School of Media and Journalism and freelancing investigative journalism. Also a board member in The Danish Union... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 09:30 - 10:30
C2.25

10:45

Finding your way on the dark net
The Sunday Times recently exposed dark net marketplaces, unmasking a government contractor selling high-tech auto-theft equipment and a major dealer of illegal steroids. Other users ranged from middle-class students to professional poker players. Louis Goddard gives a behind-the-scenes look at the story, showing how the team used open source techniques to extract key location and contact data – including email addresses and geotags – from several marketplace backups, going on to link this data to named individuals in the UK. He will also show how the same data might be used by journalists elsewhere in the world, e.g. in the Netherlands, where many of the dealers identified by the investigation source their products. The session will be followed by an informal networking meeting. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/dark-net-dealers-dragged-into-the-light-kx05bc3jd

Speakers
avatar for Louis Goddard

Louis Goddard

Data Journalist, The Times / The Sunday Times
I'm a Data Journalist working for The Times and The Sunday Times. I recently finished a PhD in contemporary poetry at the University of Sussex. Before that, I worked as a technology journalist and completed my undergraduate and masters degrees at the universities of Oxford and Ca... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 10:45 - 11:45
C2.25

10:45

Search focused and fast (NEW TIME)
Cool tools for your research. BBC’s research expert Paul Myers has found new tools to unveil information.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Myers

Paul Myers

Internet research specialist, BBC
Met Paul Myers keert een oude bekende naar de conferentie terug. Al bijna twee decennia is hij een toonaangevende online search specialist.  Hij werkt voor de BBC als onderzoeksjournalist en geeft daarnaast trainingen over onder andere online research, datajournalistiek en omgaan... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 10:45 - 11:45
Auditorium 1 Thomas More journalism school at the Campus De Ham, Raghenoplein 21, 2800 Mechelen & Campus De Vest, Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen, BELGIUM

11:00

Security café
Come and get help with your digital security problems. We will help you install the programs, that are mentioned in the security workshops (among others Signal, PGP, ToR and Full Disk Encryption), and do our best to solve other security worries and problems.

Speakers
avatar for Henrik Chulu

Henrik Chulu

Independent researcher, writer, speaker, and trainer on digital literacy and safety. I focus on infrastructural literacy as a core skill set and will help you make sense of your digital environment in order for you to make better decisions about the safety and effectiveness of you... Read More →
avatar for Benedikt Hebeisen

Benedikt Hebeisen

virtualworx
Benedikt Hebeisen is a freelance developer & trainer for web and data solutions with focus on security and privacy.
avatar for Aslak Ransby

Aslak Ransby

Programmer and security trainer.
I'm @aslakransby on twitter.
avatar for Albrecht Ude

Albrecht Ude

Recherche-Trainer, Netzwerk Recherche
Albrecht Ude is based in Berlin (Germany) and Friesland, works as freelancing journalist, researcher and research-trainer (online-researches, source checking, fact checking and security issues).writes for several newspapers and magazines, print and online. focusses on structured internet... Read More →
avatar for Freja Wedenborg

Freja Wedenborg

Journalist
Danish journalist and author of Cryptoguide for journalists (www.cryptoguide.dk). Teaching journalism and digital self defence at Vallekilde Folk High School and the Danish School of Media and Journalism and freelancing investigative journalism. Also a board member in The Danish Union... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 11:00 - 17:00
Cafeteria

15:15

Protect privacy - anonymize your data I
Making the datasets from an investigation public allows readers to verify the reported facts and scrutinize the conclusions. But it may also release enough facts to identify individuals in the data. Unfortunately, we are pretty unique - in the combination of our describing attributes (date of birth, sex, location, profession, etc) as well as in our observable behaviour (e.g. combinations of articles bought in an online shop or films watched on netflix). This uniqueness can make it easy to re-identify people in a dataset, even if names and other obvious identifiers have been removed. Data anonymization is about making us less unique, by removing/replacing just enough information so that people can no longer be identified – while still retaining enough information to make the dataset useful to others. It can be hard to strike the balance between privacy and utility (in fact, it is more or less an unsolved problem). In the first session Katharina Rasch gives an introduction to data anonymization, demonstrates different methods, and looks at examples of data anonymization gone wrong. The second session aims to bring people together with an interest in or experience in developing anonymization methods. Both sessions are aimed at journalists and data scientists alike, no previous experience in data analysis is required.

Speakers
avatar for Katharina Rasch

Katharina Rasch

Data scientist


Saturday May 20, 2017 15:15 - 16:15
C2.25

16:30

Messed up Facts - Henk & Paul
Paul Myers and Henk van Ess together face one of their biggest professional challenges: they must answer questions of the audience with a terrible twist.
For each challenge, a "Wheel of Misfortune" will start, crippling their arsenal of research techniques to a minimum. Possible handicaps are that
they can't use Google at all or should be able to answer the question only with punctuation and numbers. Will they survive "Messed up facts"?
And do you have some questions for them? Send them to henkandpaul@journalismfund.eu

Moderators
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 →

Speakers
avatar for Henk van Ess

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 →
avatar for Paul Myers

Paul Myers

Internet research specialist, BBC
Met Paul Myers keert een oude bekende naar de conferentie terug. Al bijna twee decennia is hij een toonaangevende online search specialist.  Hij werkt voor de BBC als onderzoeksjournalist en geeft daarnaast trainingen over onder andere online research, datajournalistiek en omgaan... Read More →


Saturday May 20, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
Auditorium 1 Thomas More journalism school at the Campus De Ham, Raghenoplein 21, 2800 Mechelen & Campus De Vest, Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen, BELGIUM

16:30

Protect privacy - anonymize your data II
Networking - Work in data anonymization is still driven mostly from academia. Besides there being a lack of established tooling, there is also a lack of standards for how people in practice do data anonymization. Aim of this session is to bring people together that, for example:

• Have already run into this issue in their journalistic work and can share their experiences
• Want to form a network of journalists and data experts they can work together with if they run into data anonymization issues
• Have interest in working together more closely to establish a set of best practices for data anonymization.

Speakers
avatar for Katharina Rasch

Katharina Rasch

Data scientist


Saturday May 20, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
C2.25
 
Sunday, May 21
 

09:30

'Fake news' and fact-checking
Networking Round Table on Fact Checking - Let's come together and exchange our experiences from different European countries: The main topics of this networking round table on fact checking and "fake news" should be:
- which teams or organizations on fact checking are working in Europe?
- which tools and methods are evidently helpful for our job?
- what is already automatized or may be automatizable?
Of course, other topics are welcome.


Speakers
avatar for Marta Orosz

Marta Orosz

Reporter, Correctiv
Marta Orosz leitete zuletzt das investigative Rechercheprojekt Grand Theft Europe zum Thema Umsatzsteuerbetrug und koordinierte 35 Redaktionen in 30 Ländern. Davor hat sie die Fälle von sexueller Belästigung beim WDR aufgedeckt. Sie recherchiert in erster Linie im Bereich der Steuer... Read More →
avatar for Albrecht Ude

Albrecht Ude

Recherche-Trainer, Netzwerk Recherche
Albrecht Ude is based in Berlin (Germany) and Friesland, works as freelancing journalist, researcher and research-trainer (online-researches, source checking, fact checking and security issues).writes for several newspapers and magazines, print and online. focusses on structured internet... Read More →


Sunday May 21, 2017 09:30 - 10:30
C2.25

10:45

How to validate stuff
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.

Speakers
avatar for Henk van Ess

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
Auditorium 2 Thomas More journalism school at the Campus De Ham, Raghenoplein 21, 2800 Mechelen & Campus De Vest, Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen, BELGIUM