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Tuesday, September 22 • 13:00 - 14:00
FOI lunch 1: Catching up on trade secrets

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In 2018, the Trade Secrets Directive came into force all over Europe. In some countries, this limited the access to information and the opportunities to write about business; in other countries journalists and their organisations managed to include provisions in the national laws to protect journalism. Meet Stéphane Horel, who via strategic document requests challenged the French implementation, Freja Wedenborg from Denmark, who was involved in the negotiation of provisions protecting journalism in her country and Edouard Perrin, who anticipated the problems the EU directive was gong to create and assembled journalists in the field to address them. But how is the situation in other countries? Bring your experiences with access to documents concerning business matters in your country.

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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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Freja Wedenborg

Journalist, Centre for Journalism, SDU
Danish journalist specialized in digital investigative journalism. Journalistic lecturer at Centre for Journalism, University of Southern Denmark (SDU).
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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 13:00 - 14:00 CEST