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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 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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Kristof Clerix

Journalist, Knack
Kristof Clerix (*1978), Belgium, works as a reporter for the Belgian weekly news magzine Knack . He is specialized in security reporting and long term investigative projects. As member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), he collaborated on LuxLeaks, SwissLeaks, Evicted&Abandoned, the Panama Papers, Bahamas Leaks, the Paradise Papers and th... Read More →
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Staffan Dahllöf

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... Read More →

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