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


Wobbing /FOI for beginners
Freedom of information legislation, WoB, Libert? 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.

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Staffan Dahll?f

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 the MEP's Project, Chlorpyrifos (the most dangerous pesticide you've never hear of), Illegal pesticide + ongoing Covid 19... Read More →
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Tania R?ttger

Reporterin, Correctiv
Tania Rttger ist Reporterin bei CORRECT!V und dort fr Auskunftsrechte zustndig. 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


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"

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Paul-Olivier Dehaye

personal data / wobbing / Cambridge Analytica / algorithmic accountability / data economy /mathematics / helping journalists

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


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?

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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
Saturday, May 20


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.

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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.
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Tarjei Leer-Salvesen

Investigative reporter, F?drelandsvennen
Tarjei Leer-Salvesen is an investigative journalist working for the regional newspaper Fdrelandsvennen 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 and... Read More →
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Stefan Wehrmeyer

Open Knowledge Foundation
Stefan Wehrmeyer ist investigativer Softwareentwickler. Er startete 2011 das Informationsfreiheits-Portal FragDenStaat.de und arbeitete von 2014-2017 beim gemeinntzigen Recherchezentrum correctiv.org an datenjournalistischen Projekten. Momentan kmpft er fr 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