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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 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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Tarjei Leer-Salvesen

Prosjektleder Innsyn.no, Faktisk.no
Tarjei Leer-Salvesen spent this year six months at Reuters Institute in Oxford to learn more about the differences between 136 RTI laws in the world, and how journalists can use cross-border filing for information in their investigations.As he also is a well know international working... 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