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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

Journalist, Author, Director, Arena for Journalism in Europe
Brigitte is a senior German-Danish journalist, director of Arena for Journalism in Europe and lecturer at the University of Gothenburg. Having practiced journalism on local, national and European level, she realised the need for cross-border collaborative journalism structures. Since... Read More →

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Stéphane Horel

Journalist, Le Monde

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