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Tuesday, September 22 • 11:30 - 12:45
When EU rules are used to prevent access to information on national level

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In some countries, the EU trade secret rules are implemented on national level with serious implications for journalists and for access to information. Stéphane Horel and Le Monde are challenging the French implementation of the Trade secrets directive in court after they were denied access to documents on medical devices at the occasion of the ICIJ Implant Files investigation. In his work on international financial flows, Edouard Perrin anticipated the problems at an early stage and gathered journalists in the field to address them.

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Brigitte Alfter

Director, Arena for Journalism in Europe
Brigitte Alfter ist eine deutsch-dänische Journalistin, Geschäftsführerin für Redaktionelles bei Arena for Journalism in Europe und Dozentin Journalismus an der Universität Göteborg. Nach Jahren als Journalistin auf fallen Niveaus vom Lokaljournalismus bis zur EU-Korrespondentin... Read More →

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Stéphane Horel

Journalist, Le Monde
Stéphane Horel works as an investigative journalist for Le Monde. She specializes in corporate lobbying and harm, toxic industries, conflict of interest and scientific disinformation. In early 2023, she supervised the European map of PFAS contamination of the "Forever Pollution Project... Read More →

Tuesday September 22, 2020 11:30 - 12:45 CEST