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Tuesday, October 6 • 11:30 - 12:45
Tracking arms and pesticides with international conventions

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Studying maritime conventions to unveil arms trade? UN treaties to trace pesticides? Kristof Clerix from Belgian news magazine Knack was investigating international arms trade. Obviously arms were transported by sea. So he set out to study international maritime conventions, because there must be a paper trail? There was! The second speaker is Staffan Dahllöf, freelance journalist publishing in Denmark and Sweden. Along with a European team he investigated pesticides causing brain damages in children - clearly an environmental problem. He used the international convention of access to environmental information and ended up filing a complaint against the state of Sweden.

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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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Kristof Clerix

Journalist, Knack
Kristof Clerix (°1978) works as a reporter for the Belgian weekly news magazine Knack . He is specialized in security reporting and long term investigative projects.Clerix is member of ICIJ and collaborates with OCCRP, Forbidden Stories and Lost in Europe. Together with Belgian daily Le Soir he broke the EU Parliament corruption scandal ("Qatargate... Read More →
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Staffan Dahllöf

Reporter, Investigative Reporting Denmark
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 heared of), Illegal pesticide + ongoing Covid... Read More →

Tuesday October 6, 2020 11:30 - 12:45 CEST