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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.

Moderators
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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 →

Speakers
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Freja Wedenborg

Journalist
Danish journalist and author of Cryptoguide for journalists. Teaching journalism and digital self defence atVallekilde Folk High School and the Danish School of Media and Journalism and freelancing investigative journalism. Also a board member in The Danish Union of Journalists. @FrejaWedenborg... 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 13:00 - 14:00 CEST
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