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Thursday, September 24 • 13:00 - 14:00
FOI lunch 3: Experiences with online document requests

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How do freedom-of-information request websites function? Does it make sense for journalists to use them, and if yes, in which situations? What other resources can journalists find via such websites? For the EU, Germany and several other countries, websites are available to help you file document requests. In Norway, several media have joined forces to consider a shared document request portal. Meet some of the people behind, hear about – and share your own – experiences with automated document requests.

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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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Tarjei Leer-Salvesen

Investigative journalist, Freelance
Tarjei Leer-Salvesen is a freelance journalist for newspapers and a researcher for documentary films, with background from the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, Dagbladet and Faedrelandsvennen.He is also a teacher in journalistic investigative methods.Among his projects now, is... Read More →
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Arne Semsrott

Projektleiter FragDenStaat, Open Knowledge Foundation
Arne Semsrott ist Projektleiter von FragDenStaat und beschäftigt sich mit Informationsfreiheit. Er ist Politikwissenschaftler, arbeitet als freier Journalist und engagiert sich in weiteren NGOs zu Themen wie Transparenz und Lobbyismus, unter anderem als ehrenamtlicher Vorstand von... Read More →

Thursday September 24, 2020 13:00 - 14:00 CEST