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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

Wobbing /FOI for beginners
Freedom of information legislation, WoB, Liberté d’informer, Right to Information – all these names cover the right of the public to know what their institutions do. They are powerful tools to unearth credible information, but how to get started? And which laws to use – which are strongest, most suitable for the topic you work with? This presentation helps you to understand the overall structures so you can get started. In principle these laws resembles each other: the citizens get the right to access to information, while fields like privacy, business and security enjoy varying degrees of protection. There are regional, national and international laws in hierarchic structures and it can make sense to use thematic or other countries laws than ones own.

Speakers
avatar for Staffan Dahllöf

Staffan Dahllöf

Freelance reporter, freelance, Denemarken
Eager to discuss any matter related to EU-reporting, especially FOI/Wobbing-issues. Have taken part in crossborder project Farmsubsidy.org, the Facebook arrests and the MEP's Project. Also same experience in teaching EU-journalism to not-so-informed students and colleagues.
avatar for Tania Röttger

Tania Röttger

Reporterin, Correctiv
Tania Röttger ist Reporterin bei CORRECT!V und dort für Auskunftsrechte zuständig. Sie hat unter anderem mit David Schraven die Datenbank mit Urteilen zum Auskunftsanspruch der Presse erstellt und mit Daniel Drepper das CORRECT!V-eBook zu den Auskunftsrechten geschrieben.


Friday May 19, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
C2.30

14:00

Personal Data Wobbing
As online companies have more and more power, it becomes critical that journalists investigate and challenge their practices. For this, personal data protection laws are completely underused. In this workshop, we will briefly explain how those laws work, and give concrete examples of their use investigating Cambridge Analytica, Uber, Tinder, Facebook, the advertising technology business, etc. We will then help those present request their data from the companies that they wish. If time permits, we will also present our tool PersonalData.IO"

Speakers
avatar for Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Paul-Olivier Dehaye

co-founder, PersonalData.IO
personal data / wobbing / Cambridge Analytica / algorithmic accountability / data economy /mathematics / startups helping journalists


Friday May 19, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
C2.30

15:15

Getting your documents out through FOI tactics
Well-prepared requests for information can be a very sharp tool when fighting to get a particular documentation or piece of information. Peter Verhaeghe gives an introduction into tactical wobbing and considerations such as which law is the strongest for my topic, which authority is most likely to hold and which authority is most likely to release the information, which information to request first and which information not to request or only request later?

Speakers
avatar for Peter Verhaeghe

Peter Verhaeghe

vice-chair, Straten-Generaal
Peter Verhaeghe is vice-chair of StRaten-generaal, an activistic citizen organisation (in Antwerp, Belgium) to foster and improve the quality of life. Peter is the FOIA specialist.


Friday May 19, 2017 15:15 - 16:15
C2.30
 
Saturday, May 20
 

10:45

Wobbing tools
”Wobbing like a Norwegian” with a state provided online archive or using FOI-tools provided by journalists and activists is an opportunity to make FOI requests easier for citizens. While the Norwegian state authorities provide searchable document lists online with the necessary underlying server power to serve all their citizens, in other countries and on Norwegian regional level journalists or transparency advocates provide online tools to request access. At this workshop four such tools will be introduced and it will be discussed when and how they are useful to journalists and what to watch out for. Browse them here https://oep.no/?lang=en, http://innsyn.no/, https://www.asktheeu.org/, https://fragdenstaat.de/ The Norwegian tools will be provided by Tarjej Leer-Salvesen, who uses the state document register and – in lack of a regional register – built one himself on behalf of his regional newspaper, it is called Innsyn.no and could be replicated in other countries if necessary. Olivier Hoedemann is a Brussels-based lobbywatcher with long experience in using FOIs in his native Netherlands and the EU including bringing EU-legislation to the European Court of Justice, he has tested AskTheEU often enough to share his tactical considerations. Stefan Wehrmeyer is a datajournalist with German investigative journalism centre Correctiv and one of the co-founders of German FOI-tool FragDenStaat.

Speakers
avatar for Olivier Hoedemann

Olivier Hoedemann

Research and Campaign Coordinator, Corporate Europe Observatory
Olivier Hoedeman is research and campaign coordinator at Corporate Europe Observatory - exposing the power of corporate lobbying in the EU.
avatar for Tarjei Leer-Salvesen

Tarjei Leer-Salvesen

Investigative reporter, Fædrelandsvennen
Tarjei Leer-Salvesen is an investigative journalist working for the regional newspaper Fædrelandsvennen in Norway. He has specialised in research method, sharing his time between newspapers and documentary film projects the past years. His particular interest is archive research... 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 10:45 - 11:45
C1.25 Thomas More journalism school at the Campus De Ham, Raghenoplein 21, 2800 Mechelen & Campus De Vest, Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen, BELGIUM

14:00

Wobbing round table
Experience shows that it makes sense to collaborate across borders when looking for information. Experience also shows that there are Europe-wide trends on practices. At this round table you will not only meet some of more the experienced and committed practitioners of freedom of information requests, you will also contribute to strengthen the network of those who actively use this legislation Europe-wide.

Moderators
avatar for Tania Röttger

Tania Röttger

Reporterin, Correctiv
Tania Röttger ist Reporterin bei CORRECT!V und dort für Auskunftsrechte zuständig. Sie hat unter anderem mit David Schraven die Datenbank mit Urteilen zum Auskunftsanspruch der Presse erstellt und mit Daniel Drepper das CORRECT!V-eBook zu den Auskunftsrechten geschrieben.

Speakers
avatar for Staffan Dahllöf

Staffan Dahllöf

Freelance reporter, freelance, Denemarken
Eager to discuss any matter related to EU-reporting, especially FOI/Wobbing-issues. Have taken part in crossborder project Farmsubsidy.org, the Facebook arrests and the MEP's Project. Also same experience in teaching EU-journalism to not-so-informed students and colleagues.
avatar for Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Paul-Olivier Dehaye

co-founder, PersonalData.IO
personal data / wobbing / Cambridge Analytica / algorithmic accountability / data economy /mathematics / startups helping journalists
avatar for Anuska Delic

Anuska Delic

founder & editor-in-chief, Oštro
An award-winning investigative and data journalist from Slovenia. A rookie in the exciting, yet rocky world of non-profit independent media in the European Union.In 2018 she left the main daily newspaper in Slovenia and established Oštro, Center for investigative journalism in the... Read More →
avatar for Olivier Hoedemann

Olivier Hoedemann

Research and Campaign Coordinator, Corporate Europe Observatory
Olivier Hoedeman is research and campaign coordinator at Corporate Europe Observatory - exposing the power of corporate lobbying in the EU.
avatar for Tarjei Leer-Salvesen

Tarjei Leer-Salvesen

Investigative reporter, Fædrelandsvennen
Tarjei Leer-Salvesen is an investigative journalist working for the regional newspaper Fædrelandsvennen in Norway. He has specialised in research method, sharing his time between newspapers and documentary film projects the past years. His particular interest is archive research... Read More →
avatar for Olivier Petitjean

Olivier Petitjean

Basta / Observatoire des multinationales
avatar for Martin Stoll

Martin Stoll

Managing Director, Öffentlichkeitsgesetz.ch (Swiss Foia)
Martin Stoll is correspondent for the weekly newspaper SonntagsZeitung in Berne and an expert in Swiss-Foia. He is the deputy chairmain of Investigativ.ch and the director the Siwss Foia-organization Öffentlichkeitsgesetz.ch... 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 14:00 - 15:00
C2.30

15:15

FOI / Wobbing in the EU
Requesting access to documents with the EU institutions follows the general structures of freedom of information legislation with some specialities. The EU regulations were all passed in the digital age and thus have particularly strong wording in that field; on the difficult side the EU’s institutions are dealing with a diversity of national administrative cultures, which obviously influence the practice of granting access to documents; finally the law is less than two decades old and legal practice via the EU-ombudsman and the European Court of Justice is only emerging. In this workshop FOI veterans journalist Staffan Dahllöf and transparency advocate Olivier Hoedeman will give you a practical introduction on how to wob the EU. Staffan Dahllöf has decade long experience with wobbing on several levels, he has done systematic comparative between the Nordic countries and the EU, as well as systematic wobbing within the EU system, he is the author of a recent report on transparency in the EU http://oeiceurope.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Transparency_report_Final_52p.pdf and on the team of journalists taking the European Parliament to court over lacking access to documents. Olivier Hoedeman, Brussels based EU-lobbywatcher from the Corporate Europe Observatory uses wobbing as a systematic tool to get insights into the working of the EU-institutions with regards to lobbyists.

Speakers
avatar for Staffan Dahllöf

Staffan Dahllöf

Freelance reporter, freelance, Denemarken
Eager to discuss any matter related to EU-reporting, especially FOI/Wobbing-issues. Have taken part in crossborder project Farmsubsidy.org, the Facebook arrests and the MEP's Project. Also same experience in teaching EU-journalism to not-so-informed students and colleagues.
avatar for Olivier Hoedemann

Olivier Hoedemann

Research and Campaign Coordinator, Corporate Europe Observatory
Olivier Hoedeman is research and campaign coordinator at Corporate Europe Observatory - exposing the power of corporate lobbying in the EU.


Saturday May 20, 2017 15:15 - 16:15
C2.30
 
Sunday, May 21
 

09:30

FOI / Wobbing Lightning examples
Bring your best (or worst) experiences with using freedom of information legislation and share a five minutes presentation. Pitch your presentation here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScD62ACBAsKLisubzlr__TKlDWjnhggV9u4U3QLeg_7-XZCHA/viewform?c=0&w=1

Speakers
avatar for Tania Röttger

Tania Röttger

Reporterin, Correctiv
Tania Röttger ist Reporterin bei CORRECT!V und dort für Auskunftsrechte zuständig. Sie hat unter anderem mit David Schraven die Datenbank mit Urteilen zum Auskunftsanspruch der Presse erstellt und mit Daniel Drepper das CORRECT!V-eBook zu den Auskunftsrechten geschrieben.


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