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Tuesday, October 13 • 14:30 - 15:45
Two big leaks, two significant court cases, multiple implications for journalists

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Two court cases are currently being heard concerning big leaks to journalists in the past decade. The results of these cases may have major implications for journalists all over Europe in the future. The speakers in this session analyse the Assange extradition case in the United Kingdom and the Pinto leak case in Portugal. The Assange case concerns the Wikileaks files - on wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pinto case concerns the Football Leaks - on tax avoidance in Big Football and Luanda Leaks,all publications are of high public interest. The information revealed in these leaks was published in European mass media and beyond. Since then, the public and Europe's journalists have seen news about the dramatic arrests followed by the indictments of Julian Assange and Rui Pinto respectively. Both indictments have a potentially significant chilling effect. Delphine Halgand, director of the Signals Network has followed the Rui Pinto case closely since his arrest in January 2019, and Bruce Shapiro from Columbia University has analysed the Julian Assange case. In this session, they will raise awareness to the principal questions in the two cases and how that could significantly affect the work of journalists in the future.

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Christian Mihr

Geschäftsführer, Reporter ohne Grenzen (RSF)
Seit 2012 arbeitet der Menschenrechtsaktivist und Experte für internationale Medienpolitik als Geschäftsführer von Reporter ohne Grenzen (RSF) in Berlin, einer weltweit aktiven Menschenrechts- und Journalismus-NGO zur Verteidigung der Pressefreiheit. Er hat vor und nach dem Studium... Read More →

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Delphine Halgand-Mishra

Executive Director, The Signals Network
Delphine Halgand-Mishra is the Executive Director of The Signals Foundation. She previously served for six years as Reporters Without Borders’ North America Director, advocating for journalists, bloggers, and media rights worldwide.Interested to talk about whistleblowers, accountability... Read More →
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Bruce Shapiro

Bruce Shapiro is an American journalist, commentator and author. He is executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a resource center and think tank for journalists who cover violence, conflict and tragedy, based at the Columbia University Graduate School of J... Read More →

Tuesday October 13, 2020 14:30 - 15:45 CEST