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Thursday, September 24 • 10:00 - 11:15
Going to court to get information - in German and European courts

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Can companies or authorities claim author’s rights to deny access to documents? Can EU's border agency Frontex deny any access to information about its activities in the Mediterranean? And what about getting access to documents about the climate? German non-profit Frag den Staat (Ask the State) specialises in freedom of information requests in Germany and Europe. This includes strategic litigation in order to fight for access, so others after Frag den Staat can access to similar documents or in similar situations. Learn what to consider before even filing the first request if you consider to take a case all the way.

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. Since 2008, she... Read More →

Speakers
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Luisa Izuzquiza

Corporate Europe Observatory
Luisa Izuzquiza is a freedom of information activist based in Brussels, Belgium.Luisa does research, gives advice on, and litigates for access to information with a special focus on EU migration, asylum and border control policies.Luisa currently works at Corporate Europe Observatory... 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 10:00 - 11:15 CEST
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