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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 is a senior German-Danish journalist and director for Arena for Journalism in Europe. Having practiced journalism for more than a decade on local, national and European level, she realised the need for cross-border collaborative journalism structures. She develops... Read More →

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Stéphane Horel

Journalist, Le Monde
Stéphane Horel works as an investigative journalist for Le Monde. She is a nerd specialized in corporate lobbying and harm, in conflict of interest and the manipulation of science. Her in-depth work on the EU regulation of endocrine disrupting chemicals was short-listed for the... Read More →

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