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Tuesday, September 1
 

10:00 CEST

Welcome to Dataharvest Digital

Welcome to the first Dataharvest Digital - let's make this a success for new ways of learning and networking!

Speakers
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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 →


Tuesday September 1, 2020 10:00 - 10:10 CEST
TBA

10:10 CEST

Finding people - Tools to take you further

When you have searched Google and Facebook, then where else can you look? Well, there are hundreds of other tools that enable you to find out where people are, who they know, how to find their contacts and other useful tool. Paul Myers, BBCs research specialist, will share some of his tips with you (He says: “They used to find it funny, now they think it is creepy”)

Speakers
avatar for Paul Myers

Paul Myers

Research Specialist, BBC
Paul has a career in computing and internet research and development that dates back to 1978. He joined the BBC in 1995 as an information researcher. As the internet grew in significance, Paul was able to blend his technical knowledge with the realities of his work in journalism... Read More →


Tuesday September 1, 2020 10:10 - 11:10 CEST
TBA

14:00 CEST

Data skills kick-off - Q&A

What should you attend if you want to learn more about juggling data? How do you develop from data to journalism? What can you expect from the different sessions in the data skills track? Come with your questions and get pointed in the right direction.

Moderators
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist

Speakers
avatar for Anuška Delic

Anuška Delic

founder & editor-in-chief, Oštro
An award-winning investigative and data journalist from Slovenia. A rookie in the exciting, yet rocky world of non-profit independent media in the European Union.In 2018 she left the main daily newspaper in Slovenia and established Oštro, Center for investigative journalism in the... Read More →
avatar for Anastasia Valeeva

Anastasia Valeeva

Co-founder, School of Data Kyrgyzstan
Anastasia Valeeva is a co-founder of School of Data Kyrgyzstan, assistant professor at the American University of Central Asia, data journalism trainer and researcher. She has taught data journalism at Data Bootcamps in Montenegro and Germany, UNDP Data Journalism Summer Institutes... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Stoneman

Jonathan Stoneman

Data journalism trainer, Freelance (UK)
avatar for Winny de Jong

Winny de Jong

Datajournalist, NOS
Winny de Jong works as a data journalist at the Dutch national broadcast, NOS. Her weekly data journalism newsletter has been called "the data highlight of the week" and "exceptionally helpful". You can subscribe through http://bit.ly/ddjnews. She speaks about creativity and how to... Read More →
avatar for Rui Barros

Rui Barros

data journalist, Público
Portuguese data journalist currently working at Público. In a relationship with R, loves to build things on the web. The solo coder in his newsroom, dreaming about the day where he’ll be just one more on a data team, so he doesn't have to debug his code alone.
avatar for Niko Kommenda

Niko Kommenda

Visual projects editor, The Guardian
Niko Kommenda writes, edits, codes and maps on the Guardian’s visual journalism team


Tuesday September 1, 2020 14:00 - 15:15 CEST
TBA
 
Wednesday, September 2
 

10:00 CEST

Tracking persons on social media

Most people leave their traces on social media – you just have to know where to find it and how to find it all. Paul Myers can teach you! Paul is a BBC research specialist, also a vastly experienced trainer, and has been sharing his unique online research techniques since 1999.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Myers

Paul Myers

Research Specialist, BBC
Paul has a career in computing and internet research and development that dates back to 1978. He joined the BBC in 1995 as an information researcher. As the internet grew in significance, Paul was able to blend his technical knowledge with the realities of his work in journalism... Read More →


Wednesday September 2, 2020 10:00 - 11:00 CEST
TBA

11:15 CEST

Investigating like a detective

How do you find individual data such as phone numbers, email addresses and birth dates on people? How can you verify them and use them to take you further to more data and information? This session will show you how, and examples include federal ministers, police and insurance fraud cases as well as a real-fake-case, about which a lot has already been reported (but there is still something new to discover).

Moderators
avatar for Trine Smistrup

Trine Smistrup

Program director, ARENA for Journalism in Europe

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Lindemann

Marcus Lindemann

managing editor, autoren(werk) GmbH & Co.KG
Marcus Lindemann ist geschäftsführender Autor von autoren(werk) und produziert seit dem Jahr 2000 mit seiner eigenen Firma Magazinstücke und Dokumentationen für ARD und ZDF, hauptsächlich zu Verbraucherthemen, gerne mit versteckter Kamera. Nach der Reihe "WISO ermittelt" ist... Read More →
avatar for Oliver Klein

Oliver Klein

Recherchetrainer
Oliver Klein works as an editor for factchecking and verification for the ZDF, Europe's largest broadcaster. Since 2008 he has been training journalists in OSINT, factchecking and verification. In addition to large media companies, universities and academies, his customers also include... Read More →


Wednesday September 2, 2020 11:15 - 12:30 CEST
TBA
 
Thursday, September 3
 

10:00 CEST

Find connections in company and property registers

You can probably find out which boards of national companies, your object of investigation is on. But what about international posts? How do you track his or her property - the beach villa in Spain, the penthouse in London? Come and learn the tools to find answers to at least some of the questions.

Moderators
avatar for Trine Smistrup

Trine Smistrup

Program director, ARENA for Journalism in Europe

Speakers
avatar for Miranda Patrucic

Miranda Patrucic

Regional Editor, OCCRP Sarajevo
Miranda Patrucic is an investigative reporter based in Sarajevo. She is regional editor for Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP ), focusing on Central Asia, the Balkans and the Caucasus. Highlights of her work include exposing billions in telecom bribes in Uzbekistan... Read More →


Thursday September 3, 2020 10:00 - 11:00 CEST
TBA

17:00 CEST

Brainstorming Thursday Bar sessions - bring a drink!

The big challenge with an online conference is how to socialise! Can we have fun together online? Can we start cross-border colaborations like it has been done over the years at the Dataharvest conferences - or in the bars of Mechelen. We suggest the Dataharvest Thursday Bars - come help us set the agenda. We'll discuss how to do it and get ideas for the future Thursday bars!

Moderators
avatar for Jose Miguel Calatayud

Jose Miguel Calatayud

Freelance journalist, project director at Arena

Speakers
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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 →


Thursday September 3, 2020 17:00 - 18:00 CEST
TBA
 
Tuesday, September 8
 

14:00 CEST

Crash Course evidence based medicine for Journos / 1

Part One: Evidence-Based Medicine thinking and methods for muckraking.
Bringing together Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) and investigative journalism thinking and methods can dramatically improve the quality of your reporting.
In this Part One of Dataharvest Digital “crash course”, we’ll work together on several key concepts of EBM. How do you assess the level of evidence? What should you make out of numbers and experts’ statements, and how do you spot the flaws in the government public health communication? With concrete examples out of these COVID-19 months, and tips to avoid common pitfalls in medical investigative reporting..

Moderators
avatar for Ruben Brugnera

Ruben Brugnera

Freelance investigative journalist
Freelance investigative reporter, based in Brussels, Belgium. Expertise in lobbying, regulation of technologies, health, environment, EU, injustice, social exclusion. Has participated in several crossborder investigations. Lecturer in journalistic research at Thomas More Hogeschool... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Serena Tinari

Serena Tinari

Founder, Re-Check
I’m an investigative journalist interested in health, human rights and cyber security. Along with fellow Catherine Riva I founded www.re-check.ch.We are two experienced Swiss muckrakers that like to scoop in the backstage of public health: Re-Check specializes in investigating and... Read More →


Tuesday September 8, 2020 14:00 - 14:45 CEST
TBA

15:00 CEST

Hands-on: Evidence Based Medicine applied to COVID19: Tests, Masks and Lazarettos 

Tom Jefferson, an expert in infectious and respiratory diseases, has been working hard in 2009-2011 on investigating Swine Flu and related vaccines, drugs. Since many months, he has revised and is reviewing and synthetizing the evidence on Covid-19. He published dozens of rapid reviews on the Oxford Center for Evidence-Based Medicine “Covid-19 Evidence Service” (https://www.cebm.net/oxford-covid-19-evidence-service/).
In this panel, he will show us what the best available evidence tell about the benefit of wearing face masks, and will convey the available scientific facts on what a PCR test can and can’t say.

Moderators
avatar for Ruben Brugnera

Ruben Brugnera

Freelance investigative journalist
Freelance investigative reporter, based in Brussels, Belgium. Expertise in lobbying, regulation of technologies, health, environment, EU, injustice, social exclusion. Has participated in several crossborder investigations. Lecturer in journalistic research at Thomas More Hogeschool... Read More →
avatar for Serena Tinari

Serena Tinari

Founder, Re-Check
I’m an investigative journalist interested in health, human rights and cyber security. Along with fellow Catherine Riva I founded www.re-check.ch.We are two experienced Swiss muckrakers that like to scoop in the backstage of public health: Re-Check specializes in investigating and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tom Jefferson

Tom Jefferson

Tom Jefferson, an expert in infectious and respiratory diseases, has been working hard in 2009-2011 on investigating Swine Flu and related vaccines, drugs. Based in Rome, he is a senior associate tutor and honorary research fellow of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, University... Read More →


Tuesday September 8, 2020 15:00 - 16:00 CEST
TBA

16:15 CEST

Medical investigations for a wide public

Case-study Leicester. Coronavirus tests. Tips to bring together evidence and journalism.

Moderators
avatar for Ruben Brugnera

Ruben Brugnera

Freelance investigative journalist
Freelance investigative reporter, based in Brussels, Belgium. Expertise in lobbying, regulation of technologies, health, environment, EU, injustice, social exclusion. Has participated in several crossborder investigations. Lecturer in journalistic research at Thomas More Hogeschool... Read More →
avatar for Serena Tinari

Serena Tinari

Founder, Re-Check
I’m an investigative journalist interested in health, human rights and cyber security. Along with fellow Catherine Riva I founded www.re-check.ch.We are two experienced Swiss muckrakers that like to scoop in the backstage of public health: Re-Check specializes in investigating and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Cohen

Deborah Cohen

Reporter, BBC
Deborah Cohen is an award-winning investigative medical reporter that also owns a university degree in medicine. She was editor investigations for the British Medical Journal for seven years and is now with BBC Newsnight. In the last months, she has been intensively reporting about... Read More →


Tuesday September 8, 2020 16:15 - 17:15 CEST
TBA

17:15 CEST

Wrap up

Re-cap new investigative ideas ex today's session. Slides and hand-out will follow.

Moderators
avatar for Ruben Brugnera

Ruben Brugnera

Freelance investigative journalist
Freelance investigative reporter, based in Brussels, Belgium. Expertise in lobbying, regulation of technologies, health, environment, EU, injustice, social exclusion. Has participated in several crossborder investigations. Lecturer in journalistic research at Thomas More Hogeschool... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Serena Tinari

Serena Tinari

Founder, Re-Check
I’m an investigative journalist interested in health, human rights and cyber security. Along with fellow Catherine Riva I founded www.re-check.ch.We are two experienced Swiss muckrakers that like to scoop in the backstage of public health: Re-Check specializes in investigating and... Read More →


Tuesday September 8, 2020 17:15 - 17:30 CEST
TBA
 
Wednesday, September 9
 

14:00 CEST

Crash Course Evidence Based Medicine for Journos / 2

Part Two: Scientific studies, protocols, routines
Bringing together Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) and investigative journalism thinking and methods can dramatically improve the quality of your reporting.
In this Part Two of Dataharvest Digital “crash course”, we’ll focus on why a scientific study is not ‘just a study’ and how a journalist can assess its value.
We’ll review together the basics on what to make out of protocols, routines and guidelines in healthcare. With concrete examples out of these COVID-19 months, and tips to avoid common pitfalls in medical investigative reporting.

Moderators
avatar for Ruben Brugnera

Ruben Brugnera

Freelance investigative journalist
Freelance investigative reporter, based in Brussels, Belgium. Expertise in lobbying, regulation of technologies, health, environment, EU, injustice, social exclusion. Has participated in several crossborder investigations. Lecturer in journalistic research at Thomas More Hogeschool... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Serena Tinari

Serena Tinari

Founder, Re-Check
I’m an investigative journalist interested in health, human rights and cyber security. Along with fellow Catherine Riva I founded www.re-check.ch.We are two experienced Swiss muckrakers that like to scoop in the backstage of public health: Re-Check specializes in investigating and... Read More →


Wednesday September 9, 2020 14:00 - 14:45 CEST
TBA

14:00 CEST

Introduction to R for journalists

You may have heard of R, and not be sure what it can do for you. This session will show you some of the awesome power of R and its popular suite of packages the Tidyverse. This session is intended for people who are already doing some work with data, and are curious about R. By the end of the session you will know how to get started, and how to get further help – either online or from formal training.

Moderators
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Stoneman

Jonathan Stoneman

Data journalism trainer, Freelance (UK)


Wednesday September 9, 2020 14:00 - 15:00 CEST
TBA

15:00 CEST

Hands-on: Evidence Based Medicine applied to COVID19: Pitfalls and Opportunities in reporting

Pitfalls and Opportunities in COVID19 reporting

Moderators
avatar for Ruben Brugnera

Ruben Brugnera

Freelance investigative journalist
Freelance investigative reporter, based in Brussels, Belgium. Expertise in lobbying, regulation of technologies, health, environment, EU, injustice, social exclusion. Has participated in several crossborder investigations. Lecturer in journalistic research at Thomas More Hogeschool... Read More →
avatar for Serena Tinari

Serena Tinari

Founder, Re-Check
I’m an investigative journalist interested in health, human rights and cyber security. Along with fellow Catherine Riva I founded www.re-check.ch.We are two experienced Swiss muckrakers that like to scoop in the backstage of public health: Re-Check specializes in investigating and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Martin Kulldorff

Martin Kulldorff

Martin Kulldorff is a respected biostatistician in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a professor at Harvard Medical School. He has developed new statistical methods for post-market drug and vaccine safety surveillance... Read More →


Wednesday September 9, 2020 15:00 - 16:00 CEST
TBA

16:15 CEST

Medical investigative journalism: It’s not just about the money trail

The session will address how medical investigative journalism differs from medical reporting. Questions will be welcome throughout the talk, so bring your concerns, confusion, and triumphs for an airing. We’ll review some basic rules of medical science and why those rules still apply during a pandemic – despite the claims of officials and doctors who are hitting panic buttons and saying the rules are hindering progress in a time of need. We’ll look at instances of excellent and poor reportage to see how good journalists challenge hype and how they sometimes fail. And most important, you will get a number of superb resources available to journalists around the world, including an international list of industry independent experts and organizations that aren’t beholden to Big Pharma, along with guides for healthcare journalism reporting.

Moderators
avatar for Ruben Brugnera

Ruben Brugnera

Freelance investigative journalist
Freelance investigative reporter, based in Brussels, Belgium. Expertise in lobbying, regulation of technologies, health, environment, EU, injustice, social exclusion. Has participated in several crossborder investigations. Lecturer in journalistic research at Thomas More Hogeschool... Read More →
avatar for Serena Tinari

Serena Tinari

Founder, Re-Check
I’m an investigative journalist interested in health, human rights and cyber security. Along with fellow Catherine Riva I founded www.re-check.ch.We are two experienced Swiss muckrakers that like to scoop in the backstage of public health: Re-Check specializes in investigating and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeanne Lenzer

Jeanne Lenzer

independent investigative journalist
Latest project: Worked with ICIJ's Implant Files and wrote my first book, The Danger Within Us. Next: A story I can't figure out how to tell about "bad hombres" and the other side of the drug war. It's been sitting with me too long and it's haunting me. Written for NYT, WashPo, Atlantic... Read More →


Wednesday September 9, 2020 16:15 - 17:15 CEST
TBA

17:15 CEST

Wrap up

Re-cap new investigative ideas ex today's session. Slides and hand-out will follow.

Moderators
avatar for Ruben Brugnera

Ruben Brugnera

Freelance investigative journalist
Freelance investigative reporter, based in Brussels, Belgium. Expertise in lobbying, regulation of technologies, health, environment, EU, injustice, social exclusion. Has participated in several crossborder investigations. Lecturer in journalistic research at Thomas More Hogeschool... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Serena Tinari

Serena Tinari

Founder, Re-Check
I’m an investigative journalist interested in health, human rights and cyber security. Along with fellow Catherine Riva I founded www.re-check.ch.We are two experienced Swiss muckrakers that like to scoop in the backstage of public health: Re-Check specializes in investigating and... Read More →


Wednesday September 9, 2020 17:15 - 17:30 CEST
TBA
 
Thursday, September 10
 

14:00 CEST

Crash Course Evidence Based Medicine for Journos / 3

Part Three: Drugs and vaccines approval and monitoring, pandemic drugs
Bringing together Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) and investigative journalism thinking and methods can dramatically improve the quality of your reporting.
In this Part Three of Dataharvest Digital “crash course”, we’ll focus on all you need to know about drugs and vaccines approval and monitoring and especially review the best available evidence on the efficacy and safety of the pharmaceutical products that are supposed to help COVID-19 patients. And what about the pre-buy deals for pandemic vaccines?

Moderators
avatar for Ruben Brugnera

Ruben Brugnera

Freelance investigative journalist
Freelance investigative reporter, based in Brussels, Belgium. Expertise in lobbying, regulation of technologies, health, environment, EU, injustice, social exclusion. Has participated in several crossborder investigations. Lecturer in journalistic research at Thomas More Hogeschool... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Serena Tinari

Serena Tinari

Founder, Re-Check
I’m an investigative journalist interested in health, human rights and cyber security. Along with fellow Catherine Riva I founded www.re-check.ch.We are two experienced Swiss muckrakers that like to scoop in the backstage of public health: Re-Check specializes in investigating and... Read More →


Thursday September 10, 2020 14:00 - 14:45 CEST
TBA

14:00 CEST

Who said text isn't data? Text analysis for data journalists with R

Is text "data" too? In this 1 hour session, you will learn how to use TidyText package for R statistical programming language in the RStudio development environment and turn text into newsworthy insights for your story. You will learn how to import texts into the environment and perform basic analyses for word usage in documents, how to analyse and visualise text and learn the basics of sentiment analysis. Experience with R, RStudio, and the Tidyverse is recommended, but not mandatory.

This is a demonstration, so we won't be fixing your errors, but if you would like to follow along, you can follow these instructions for installing Rstudio

Moderators
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist

Speakers
avatar for Rui Barros

Rui Barros

data journalist, Público
Portuguese data journalist currently working at Público. In a relationship with R, loves to build things on the web. The solo coder in his newsroom, dreaming about the day where he’ll be just one more on a data team, so he doesn't have to debug his code alone.


Thursday September 10, 2020 14:00 - 15:15 CEST
TBA

15:00 CEST

Hands-on evidence based medicine applied to COVID19: Vaccines Development and Safety 

The whole planet is waiting for a pandemic vaccine. Many governments signed pre-buy deals with pharmaceutical companies, many of whose are frantically working to win the race for the first Sars-Cov-2 jab. Nevertheless, it’s not a secret for all experts that it is hard for a safe and effective vaccine to be developed in such a short time. Also, the industry was so far unsuccessful when it tried to come to a vaccine for other Coronas. So, how can an investigative journalist work on this issue of such a big public interest?
Rebecca Chandler will tell us what we do know and what we don’t when a vaccine is approved by the regulatory authorities. She will give us an overview of how we learn more after approval. With her help, we’ll put together the areas of interest and worry for muckrakers to dig deeper on, in the context of Covid19 vaccines.

Moderators
avatar for Ruben Brugnera

Ruben Brugnera

Freelance investigative journalist
Freelance investigative reporter, based in Brussels, Belgium. Expertise in lobbying, regulation of technologies, health, environment, EU, injustice, social exclusion. Has participated in several crossborder investigations. Lecturer in journalistic research at Thomas More Hogeschool... Read More →
avatar for Serena Tinari

Serena Tinari

Founder, Re-Check
I’m an investigative journalist interested in health, human rights and cyber security. Along with fellow Catherine Riva I founded www.re-check.ch.We are two experienced Swiss muckrakers that like to scoop in the backstage of public health: Re-Check specializes in investigating and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Chandler

Rebecca Chandler

An infectious diseases physician turned vaccine safety scientist, Rebecca Chandler worked for a number of years at the Medical Products Agency in Sweden as a clinical safety assessor.  She reviewed marketing applications, periodic safety reports, risk management plans for a number... Read More →


Thursday September 10, 2020 15:00 - 16:00 CEST
TBA

16:15 CEST

Tenders and procurements 

The TED SIMAP platform aggregates information about European public procurement and a specific database contains all COVID-19 related tenders: https://simap.ted.europa.eu/web/simap/covid-related-tenders.
In this panel Maria Manuela Cruz, head of unit at the Publications Office of the European Union Directorate C – Access to and reuse of public information, will tell us how the COVID-19 related tenders’ database has been conceived and how an investigative journalist can make the best out of it.
Civio.es investigative journalist Eva Belmonte has a long experience on digging deeper on tenders and procurement in the health sector. She’ll share with us her tips on how to research this key aspect of healthcare, and what mistakes we should be avoiding.

Moderators
avatar for Ruben Brugnera

Ruben Brugnera

Freelance investigative journalist
Freelance investigative reporter, based in Brussels, Belgium. Expertise in lobbying, regulation of technologies, health, environment, EU, injustice, social exclusion. Has participated in several crossborder investigations. Lecturer in journalistic research at Thomas More Hogeschool... Read More →
avatar for Serena Tinari

Serena Tinari

Founder, Re-Check
I’m an investigative journalist interested in health, human rights and cyber security. Along with fellow Catherine Riva I founded www.re-check.ch.We are two experienced Swiss muckrakers that like to scoop in the backstage of public health: Re-Check specializes in investigating and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eva Belmonte

Eva Belmonte

Managing Editor, Civio
Eva Belmonte (Spain, 1982) is a journalist specialised in public data treatment and analysis. She gained journalistic experience writing and editing for major Spanish media organisations like El Mundo, where she worked from 2005 to 2012. She is currently Managing Editor at Fundación... Read More →
avatar for Maria Manuela Cruz

Maria Manuela Cruz

TED and EU Public Procurement, Publications Office of the European Union
Graduated in Law in Portugal. Works for the European Commission since 1992. Since 2015, responsible for the TED website at the Publications Office of the EU in Luxembourg.


Thursday September 10, 2020 16:15 - 17:15 CEST
TBA

17:15 CEST

Bring your own beer

Round-table, open questions, brainstorming on suggested investigations.

Moderators
avatar for Ruben Brugnera

Ruben Brugnera

Freelance investigative journalist
Freelance investigative reporter, based in Brussels, Belgium. Expertise in lobbying, regulation of technologies, health, environment, EU, injustice, social exclusion. Has participated in several crossborder investigations. Lecturer in journalistic research at Thomas More Hogeschool... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Serena Tinari

Serena Tinari

Founder, Re-Check
I’m an investigative journalist interested in health, human rights and cyber security. Along with fellow Catherine Riva I founded www.re-check.ch.We are two experienced Swiss muckrakers that like to scoop in the backstage of public health: Re-Check specializes in investigating and... Read More →


Thursday September 10, 2020 17:15 - 18:30 CEST
TBA
 
Tuesday, September 15
 

11:30 CEST

EU's dirty not-so-little 'secret'

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen described the European Green Deal – an ambitious plan to tackle the climate crisis - as Europe’s 'man on the moon' moment. Yet, Investigate Europe discovered that EU countries sabotage their climate goals by subsidising the fossil sector by more than €137 billion per year. How did they crack the numbers, and why does EU sabotage its own climate protection policy? Join us to explore these (and other) questions with Investigate Europe's journalists.

Moderators
avatar for Jelena Prtoric

Jelena Prtoric

Journalist / Arena Climate & Energy Network Coordinator, Arena for Journalism in Europe

Speakers
avatar for Harald Schumann

Harald Schumann

Journalist, Investigate Europe
Journalist since 1984 with - „tageszeitung“ (2 years),- „Der Spiegel“ (18 years) -- "Tagesspiegel" (since 2004) andInvestigate Europe (since 2016)several books, e.g. The Global Trap, 1996(Co-Author Hans-Peter Martin), published in 24 languagesAwards- Bruno-Kreisky-Preis für... Read More →
avatar for Maria Maggiore

Maria Maggiore

Maria Maggiore studied international law in Palermo and European journalism in Strasbourg. She has been reporting on European issues from Brussels for twenty years, amongst others for the daily newspaper La Stampa, for Italian Radio Popolare and for the TV-channel Euronews. In 2008... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 11:30 - 12:45 CEST
TBA

13:00 CEST

Where to find 137 billion euros?

While digging into Eu's Dirty Subsidies, Investigate Europe's journalists have gathered numbers on direct subsidies, tax reliefs and tax exemptions, investments in infrastructure and free allocations of emission rights. They combined the figures and created a huge dataset. Come for the presentation of the dataset (and the work behind it), and stay to brainstorm on the follow-up stories to be told.

Moderators
avatar for Jelena Prtoric

Jelena Prtoric

Journalist / Arena Climate & Energy Network Coordinator, Arena for Journalism in Europe

Speakers
avatar for Nico Schmidt

Nico Schmidt

Reporter, Investigate Europe
Since 2019 working from Berlin as a reporter in the cross-border journalist team "Investigate Europ"e. Most recently, research on disinformation campaigns prior to the European Parliamentary elections, China's influence in Europe and the EU's Climate Hipocrisy. Before that he worked... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 13:00 - 14:00 CEST
TBA

14:00 CEST

Scraping without code: using third-party tools to scrape websites

Do you love the endless copy pasting? If you do, this session is not for you. We will show you how to scrape from Google Docs and how to use the chrome extension tool "Scraper".

This is a demonstration, so we won't have the time to be fixing errors, but if you would like to follow along, you can download the scraper extension for Google Chrome and build the 'ImportJSON' function in your Google Sheets Here or here.

Moderators
avatar for Jose Miguel Calatayud

Jose Miguel Calatayud

Freelance journalist, project director at Arena

Speakers
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist
avatar for Carmen Aguilar García

Carmen Aguilar García

Senior Data Journalist, Sky News
Data journalist at Sky News. Scraping, cleaning, data analysis, visual storytelling but above all JOURNALISM!


Tuesday September 15, 2020 14:00 - 15:15 CEST
TBA
 
Wednesday, September 16
 

10:00 CEST

"Climate change is fake news"

They act as scientific advisers to the German Bundestag, sit in the EU parliament, contradict science and oppose the laws conceived to stop climate change. Journalists Annika Joeres and Susanne Götze tracked climate deniers and their networks in the U.S., France, the UK, Germany and Austria. Join us for a conversation with Annika Joeres to find out how they did it and what they've learnt in the process.

Moderators
avatar for Jelena Prtoric

Jelena Prtoric

Journalist / Arena Climate & Energy Network Coordinator, Arena for Journalism in Europe

Speakers
avatar for Annika Joeres

Annika Joeres

Correctiv
Annika Joeres ist working as a german journalist in France - as a climate-reporter for correctiv.org and as a correspondent for DIE ZEIT. She specialised in cross-boarder journalism about Lobbyism and climate policy. This summer she published with Susanne Götze her long term investigative... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 10:00 - 11:15 CEST
TBA

11:30 CEST

How to track climate crisis deniers on Twitter?

Who is discussing the global warming, climate crisis and rising water levels on Twitter in your country, and what do they have to say about it? Join us for a hands-on working session during which we'll look for climate deniers on Twitter in different European languages. It involves a code, but no coding experience needed.

Moderators
avatar for Jelena Prtoric

Jelena Prtoric

Journalist / Arena Climate & Energy Network Coordinator, Arena for Journalism in Europe

Speakers
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist


Wednesday September 16, 2020 11:30 - 12:30 CEST
TBA

13:00 CEST

Your pension fund might be warming the planet (or worse)

In 2019, a team of Danish investigative journalists discovered that a number of Danish pension funds made investments in companies that sell military equipment to Saudi Arabia, or are involved in in the manufacture of nuclear weapons and the extraction of fossil fuels. Join us for a presentation with the journalist Bo Elkjær to learn how they investigated the Danish pension funds funds and compiled the data in Denmark - and how you can copy their methodology.

Moderators
avatar for Jelena Prtoric

Jelena Prtoric

Journalist / Arena Climate & Energy Network Coordinator, Arena for Journalism in Europe

Speakers

Wednesday September 16, 2020 13:00 - 14:00 CEST
TBA

14:00 CEST

How to build a data hypothesis - 1

Join this workshop for getting into a data set of mind. What is the difference between a weak data hypothesis and a strong one? How many ideas can one dataset hold? You'll learn to generate data ideas on the go -- from the news feed, from a vague assumption, from a number. After this workshop, you will master the art of building a solid data hypothesis and you will start seeing them everywhere. You will get with several practical tools that can help you in this. This is a hands-on session.

The session will be repeated in November.

Moderators
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist

Speakers
avatar for Anastasia Valeeva

Anastasia Valeeva

Co-founder, School of Data Kyrgyzstan
Anastasia Valeeva is a co-founder of School of Data Kyrgyzstan, assistant professor at the American University of Central Asia, data journalism trainer and researcher. She has taught data journalism at Data Bootcamps in Montenegro and Germany, UNDP Data Journalism Summer Institutes... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 14:00 - 15:15 CEST
TBA

15:30 CEST

How to build a data hypothesis - 2

This is a second part of a 2part workshop

Join this workshop for getting into a data set of mind. What is the difference between a weak data hypothesis and a strong one? How many ideas can one dataset hold? You'll learn to generate data ideas on the go -- from the news feed, from a vague assumption, from a number. After this workshop, you will master the art of building a solid data hypothesis and you will start seeing them everywhere. You will get with several practical tools that can help you in this. This is a hands-on session.

The session will be repeated in November.

Moderators
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist

Speakers
avatar for Anastasia Valeeva

Anastasia Valeeva

Co-founder, School of Data Kyrgyzstan
Anastasia Valeeva is a co-founder of School of Data Kyrgyzstan, assistant professor at the American University of Central Asia, data journalism trainer and researcher. She has taught data journalism at Data Bootcamps in Montenegro and Germany, UNDP Data Journalism Summer Institutes... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 15:30 - 16:45 CEST
TBA
 
Thursday, September 17
 

10:00 CEST

Data Buffet with the OECD

Join us for a (late) breakfast with a OECD scientist, who will bring their data related to energy to the Data Buffet table. On the breakfast menu you'll find, among other things, Fossil Fuel Subsidies Inventory and environmental taxes relevant to climate type of data. You will learn what sort of climate&energy data OECD has in store, how the data is gathered, where to find the relevant datasets and how to digest (read: to use) them.

Moderators
avatar for Elena Erdmann

Elena Erdmann

Datenjournalistin, ZEIT Online
Elena Erdmann is a datajournalist at Zeit Online. She is one of the co-founders of the data journalism initiative Journocode, that helps journalists gain a better understanding of data and statistics.

Speakers
avatar for Jonas Teusch

Jonas Teusch

Economist, OECD
Jonas Teusch is an Economist at the OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration. Based in the Tax and the Environment Unit of the Tax Policy and Statistics Division, he works on energy taxation, carbon pricing and the assessment of environmental tax reforms. He is the lead author... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Miet

Sarah Miet

OECD
Sarah Miet provides analysis, research and statistical support. She joined the OECD Environment Directorate in 2008 and works on environmental data and indicators. She holds a Masters in econometrics from the University of Paris 10.


Thursday September 17, 2020 10:00 - 11:15 CEST
TBA

12:00 CEST

Europe beyond coal – are we there yet?

In Greece, policymakers have always treated coal as a “national fuel”, and the country has persistently attempted to exempt itself from the environmental targets set by the EU. Germany announced it would spend billions to quit coal — but not for another 18 years. Why is it so expensive and politically complicated to phase out of coal? And why is it important to cover the coal phase-out? We'll get an insight from two EU countries that differ in size, politics and energy policies.

Moderators
avatar for Jelena Prtoric

Jelena Prtoric

Journalist / Arena Climate & Energy Network Coordinator, Arena for Journalism in Europe

Speakers
avatar for Yannis-Orestis Papadimitriou

Yannis-Orestis Papadimitriou

Journalist, The Manifold
Journalist from Greece and a member of The Manifold, a team of investigative journalists based in Athens, Nicosia and London whose work has been featured in Al Jazeera English, Deutsche Welle and the Columbia Journalism Review, among others. Co-creator of The Manifold Files, a digital... Read More →


Thursday September 17, 2020 12:00 - 13:15 CEST
TBA

13:30 CEST

What have we learnt while covering the climate crisis?

How has editors' and audiences' view on the climate crisis changed in the past decade? What skills does one need to cover climate change today? How to address the climate sceptics? Join us for a talk between Alok Jha, science journalist for over 15 years, writing on everything from cosmology to particle physics and stem cells to climate change, and Elisabetta Tola, Italian science and data journalist who has worked on global agro-ecology, forensic science and on bringing the scientific methodology into journalism.

Moderators
avatar for Elisabetta Tola

Elisabetta Tola

CEO - science&data journalist, formicablu srl

Speakers

Thursday September 17, 2020 13:30 - 14:30 CEST
TBA

14:00 CEST

Bringing your data to life with interactive visualization in Flourish

In this session we will briefly show how to use Flourish and address the biggest pitfalls of data visualizations

Moderators
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist

Speakers
avatar for Attila Bátorfy

Attila Bátorfy

head of data and visualization, Átlátszó.hu
Data journalist at Átlátszó.hu, head of visual journalism team of Átló. Master teacher of journalism and information graphics at Institute of Art Theory and Media Research of Eötvös Loránd Science University. 


Thursday September 17, 2020 14:00 - 15:15 CEST
TBA

17:00 CEST

Bring your 'silly question' related to climate & energy!

Why does everyone talk about hydrogen? How can gas even become liquid? How does one really sell emissions? Why is Kyoto important, again? If you are interested in climate and energy, but you feel like you'd skipped some basic lessons, and would like somebody to give you a crash course on climate and energy, sign up for this session. We have you covered!

Moderators
avatar for Jelena Prtoric

Jelena Prtoric

Journalist / Arena Climate & Energy Network Coordinator, Arena for Journalism in Europe

Speakers
avatar for Sven Egenter

Sven Egenter

Editor in Chief, Clean Energy Wire CLEW
Sven heads Clean Energy Wire, which produces and supports energy transition journalism, as editor in chief and executive director. He covered the German, Swiss, and British economies during his 12 years at Reuters. He ran the team covering the British economy and managed Reuters... Read More →
avatar for Julian Wettengel

Julian Wettengel

Correspondent, Clean Energy Wire


Thursday September 17, 2020 17:00 - 18:30 CEST
TBA
 
Tuesday, September 22
 

10:00 CEST

The Shell Papers: Freedom of Information requests are part of the story

In April 2019 Platform Authentieke Journalistiek (PAJ) and Follow the Money started the Shell Papers: a joint research project into the ties between the Dutch government and Royal Dutch Shell. At the start of this project PAJ filed a total of 17 FOI requests demanding copies of all Shell-related documents from nine ministries, three provinces and five municipalities. PAJ asked the governing bodies to disclose all their documents related to Shell—the country's largest multinational—from the past fourteen years. They developed an innovative digital tool to engage our readers in this long-term research project: the FOIA-Dashboard. The dashboard proved to be an important strategic asset during the tough negotiations with the Dutch government. In this presentation Bas van Beek and Roger Vleugels will focus on the use of strategy within politically sensitive FOI procedures.

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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
avatar for Bas van Beek

Bas van Beek

Co-founder, Platform Authentieke Journalistiek
Bas holds a degree in Conflict Studies and Human Rights at the University of Utrecht. His work as an independent journalist during the people’s uprising in Oaxaca, Mexico, instilled in him a lasting passion for independent reporting. His work previously brought him to Mozambique... Read More →
RV

Roger Vleugels

Freedom of information specialist / acting lawyer and lecturer RTI/FOIA/Wob / publisher of the Fringe journal.


Tuesday September 22, 2020 10:00 - 11:15 CEST
TBA

11:30 CEST

When EU rules are used to prevent access to information on national level

In some countries, the EU trade secret rules are implemented on national level with serious implications for journalists and for access to information. Stéphane Horel and Le Monde are challenging the French implementation of the Trade secrets directive in court after they were denied access to documents on medical devices at the occasion of the ICIJ Implant Files investigation. In his work on international financial flows, Edouard Perrin anticipated the problems at an early stage and gathered journalists in the field to address them.

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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
avatar for Stéphane Horel

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 11:30 - 12:45 CEST
TBA

13:00 CEST

FOI lunch 1: Catching up on trade secrets

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
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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
avatar for Freja Wedenborg

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 →
avatar for Stéphane Horel

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
TBA

14:00 CEST

Data analysis with Pandas on Jupyter - 1

We will showcase Pandas: the most popular Python library for data analysis. During the course of three session of about an hour, we will take you through the process of retrieving, cleaning, analysing, transforming, combining and visualising a dataset in the jupyter environment. This is a showcase session, but if you would like to follow along in your own time, download anaconda and our notebooks - links will be provided to participants before the session.

Create an account and see how to set up anaconda in the first session of this free online Python course!

Speakers
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist
avatar for Winny de Jong

Winny de Jong

Datajournalist, NOS
Winny de Jong works as a data journalist at the Dutch national broadcast, NOS. Her weekly data journalism newsletter has been called "the data highlight of the week" and "exceptionally helpful". You can subscribe through http://bit.ly/ddjnews. She speaks about creativity and how to... Read More →


Tuesday September 22, 2020 14:00 - 15:15 CEST
TBA

16:00 CEST

Stress management program – Let’s keep the fire burning inside - avoid burnout!

This webinar is the first in a series of sessions on stress management for investigative journalists, aimed at making you better at understanding and managing our often stressful work life. You can expect to learn to recognize when you are off balance and practice methods to help you get back into balance and integrate them into your daily life. It will be followed by four digital meetups.
The webinar will cover the following topics: The health and wellbeing of investigative journalists - The landscape of stress - Self-awareness – Self-regulation.
The webinar will be recorded and available during the duration of the seminar. The meetups will not be recorded. Read more about the stress management course and sign up for individual coaching here https://dataharvest.eu/2020/08/09/stress-management/


Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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
avatar for Kim Brice

Kim Brice

Trainer and coach, Freelance
Kim Brice (US/Netherlands), originally an anthropologist, has experience as an activist and organizational consultant with non-profit organizations in the media freedom, freedom of expression and broader human rights and social justice sectors. She has supported a number of national... Read More →
avatar for Robin Van Raaij

Robin Van Raaij

Robin van Raaij (Netherlands) is a coach and trainer with vast management experience having held executive positions in both the commercial and public sectors. His experience with organizational change management enables him to address issues such as teamwork and business development... Read More →


Tuesday September 22, 2020 16:00 - 17:30 CEST
TBA
 
Wednesday, September 23
 

10:00 CEST

How to get access to documents and data in the EU

EU Regulation 1049/2001 regarding public access to documents is a powerful, yet underused tool to obtain documents from EU institutions – from its regulatory agencies such as the European Medicines Agency up to the Council. Come learn how to use it and get official documents you never dreamed existed. Staffan will talk about the importance of the Council working parties and point at the EU Ombudsman's initiatives to (try to) open them up. Stéphane will show how to have FOIfun with the EU Commission using examples from various investigations (Implant files, lobbying against the regulation of toxic chemicals and pesticides).

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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
avatar for Staffan Dahllöf

Staffan Dahllöf

Freelance reporter, freelance, Denemarken
Eager to discuss any matter related to EU-reporting, especially FOI/Wobbing-issues. Have taken part in crossborder project Farmsubsidy.org, the Facebook arrests  the MEP's Project, Chlorpyrifos (the most dangerous pesticide you've never hear of), Illegal pesticide + ongoing Covid... Read More →
avatar for Stéphane Horel

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 →


Wednesday September 23, 2020 10:00 - 11:15 CEST
TBA

11:30 CEST

Using access to environmental information rules

Pesticides? Air pollution? Climate emissions? Learn how to get access to environmental information on national and international level. Use the powerful freedom of information laws concerning the government, where public interest gets a lot of weight. Meet a specialised lawyer in the field to give you advice on how to get going. All EU member states and institutions have strong access to document legislation in the field.

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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
avatar for Daniel Simons

Daniel Simons

Senior Legal Counsel Strategic Defence, Greenpeace International Legal Unit
I'm a senior legal counsel at Greenpeace International, responsible for the defensive arm of our Legal Unit's activities.In practice, my work largely resembles that of a lawyer working with a media outlet. I assist investigations and communications staff by helping them use access... Read More →


Wednesday September 23, 2020 11:30 - 12:45 CEST
TBA

13:00 CEST

FOI lunch 2: How to deal with data access obstruction?

"We asked for a database and got a 78.000 page pdf." How to deal with obstruction from authorities when requesting information in digital format? If you have experienced problems, bring your examples. If you have surmounted such problems, bring your examples too. If you want to learn from colleagues' experiences, come and tell about your work.

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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
avatar for Nils Mulvad

Nils Mulvad

Investigative Reporting Denmark
Nils Mulvad is a co-founder of the Global Network for  Investigative Journalism and other international networks such as  Farmsubsidy.org. He was CEO for the Danish International Center for  Analytical Reporting 2001-2006, European journalist of the year in 2006,  and he also... Read More →
avatar for Helena Bengtsson

Helena Bengtsson

Editor, Data Journalism, Sveriges Television
Helena Bengtsson is Editor for Data Journalism at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. She previously worked as Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian in London, UK between 2014-2017. In 2006 and 2007, she was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity... Read More →


Wednesday September 23, 2020 13:00 - 14:00 CEST
TBA

14:00 CEST

Data analysis with Pandas on Jupyter - 2

We will showcase Pandas: the most popular Python library for data analysis. During the course of three session of about an hour, we will take you through the process of retrieving, cleaning, analysing, transforming, combining and visualising a dataset in the jupyter environment. This is a showcase session, but if you would like to follow along in your own time, download anaconda and our notebooks - links will be provided to participants before the session.

Create an account and see how to set up anaconda in the first session of this free online Python course!

Speakers
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist
avatar for Winny de Jong

Winny de Jong

Datajournalist, NOS
Winny de Jong works as a data journalist at the Dutch national broadcast, NOS. Her weekly data journalism newsletter has been called "the data highlight of the week" and "exceptionally helpful". You can subscribe through http://bit.ly/ddjnews. She speaks about creativity and how to... Read More →


Wednesday September 23, 2020 14:00 - 15:15 CEST
TBA
 
Thursday, September 24
 

10:00 CEST

Going to court to get information - in German and European courts

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
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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
avatar for Luisa Izuzquiza

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 →
avatar for Arne Semsrott

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
TBA

11:30 CEST

Going to court to get information - cases from Spain and Greece

Moderators
avatar for Stefanos Loukopoulos

Stefanos Loukopoulos

Co-founder & Director, Vouliwatch
Stefanos Loukopoulos is the Co-founder and Director of the Athens based, non for profit parliamentary monitoring and transparency promoting organization Vouliwatch. He holds a BA in Political Science an MA in International Relations and one in International Conflict Analysis. He completed... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stéphane M. Grueso

Stéphane M. Grueso

Responsible for Training / Member of projects team., MALDITA.ES
Responsible for Training at MALDITA.ES / Member of projects team.Member of the Board / Responsible for Training of the PDLI - Plataforma en Defensa de la Libertad de InformaciónCoordinator of the Associated Whistleblowing Press' Spanish whistleblowing platform Fíltrala.


Thursday September 24, 2020 11:30 - 12:45 CEST
TBA

13:00 CEST

FOI lunch 3: Experiences with online document requests

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.

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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
avatar for Tarjei Leer-Salvesen

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 →
avatar for Arne Semsrott

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
TBA

14:00 CEST

Data analysis with Pandas on Jupyter - 3

We will showcase Pandas: the most popular Python library for data analysis. During the course of three session of about an hour, we will take you through the process of retrieving, cleaning, analysing, transforming, combining and visualising a dataset in the jupyter environment. This is a showcase session, but if you would like to follow along in your own time, download anaconda and our notebooks - links will be provided to participants before the session.

Create an account and see how to set up anaconda in the first session of this free online Python course!

Speakers
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist
avatar for Winny de Jong

Winny de Jong

Datajournalist, NOS
Winny de Jong works as a data journalist at the Dutch national broadcast, NOS. Her weekly data journalism newsletter has been called "the data highlight of the week" and "exceptionally helpful". You can subscribe through http://bit.ly/ddjnews. She speaks about creativity and how to... Read More →


Thursday September 24, 2020 14:00 - 15:15 CEST
TBA

17:00 CEST

The art of public administration

Bring the most nerdy application, the funniest or the most outrageous rejection of your FOI work and share with colleagues over a glass of something.

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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
avatar for Stéphane Horel

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 →
avatar for Tarjei Leer-Salvesen

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 →


Thursday September 24, 2020 17:00 - 18:30 CEST
TBA
 
Saturday, September 26
 

10:00 CEST

Stats I - How (not) to lie with statistics

Data is often flung as unrefuted evidence. But its integrity, its collection and its trappings are frequently overlooked, leading to misleading journalism. And so can a lack of understanding of the basic numbers we report or read daily. Crina Boros, an award-winning, London-based investigative reporter and data journalism trainer, will explain numbers we use in everyday reporting, highlight how they can mislead, and advise on how to achieve precision. This session is for you if you have ever wondered about which average to report, when is a number statistically significant, what a confidence interval means, what a standard deviation shows and how statistics have been used to daze, confuse or for false propaganda. You will need , full versions; access to the internet; Apple: Excel 2016 or newer; or Google sheets; machine permission to download data on your computer.

Moderators
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist

Speakers
avatar for Crina Boros

Crina Boros

Investigative Reporter | Data Journalism Visiting Lecturer
A data-driven watchdog reporter based in London, I've also been training data journalism across the map. An IRE member and offspring of the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ), I've published with Reuters, the BBC, ICIJ, openDemocracy, Greenpeace Unearthed, Euobserver, The Black... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 10:00 - 12:15 CEST
TBA
 
Tuesday, September 29
 

10:00 CEST

Nine principles for ethical use of AI

Automated journalism is everywhere. Robots write articles, algorithms help research and find stories, and we even personalize the distribution. How do we safeguard journalistic ethics in automated journalism? How do we ensure transparency and avoid bias, how do we secure checks and balances in the system, and how do we take responsibility when it fails? Who needs to understand the system - and what about privacy?
A year ago, Andreas Marckmann Andreassen started a fellowship studying automation in the media, and in September he publishes a guide-style book in Danish. An English version follows in 2021. At DataHarvest, Andreas will share his 9 principles for ethical automation.


Tuesday September 29, 2020 10:00 - 11:15 CEST
TBA

14:00 CEST

Lessons learned extracting data from documents

Some of the most interesting datasets started life 'unstructured' -- as documents, emails, web pages, images, videos, and other formats that look nothing like a spreadsheet. This talk will cover the challenges in extracting data from these formats, what tools are available, and approaches for verifying the results. No existing technical knowledge required.

Moderators
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist

Speakers
avatar for Max Harlow

Max Harlow

Financial Times
Max Harlow works with the visual and data journalism team at the Financial Times in London. He has previously worked on investigations at the Guardian and at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. He co-runs Journocoders, a group for journalists who want to develop technical ski... Read More →


Tuesday September 29, 2020 14:00 - 15:15 CEST
TBA

16:00 CEST

Meetup 1: Self-awareness and self-management

Meetup 1: Understanding your body, mind and emotions under stress and what helps you get out of unhelpful habits. NOTE: THIS IS A GROUP FOLLOWING A SERIES OF SESSIONS. THE MEETUPS WILL NOT BE RECORDED

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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
avatar for Kim Brice

Kim Brice

Trainer and coach, Freelance
Kim Brice (US/Netherlands), originally an anthropologist, has experience as an activist and organizational consultant with non-profit organizations in the media freedom, freedom of expression and broader human rights and social justice sectors. She has supported a number of national... Read More →
avatar for Robin Van Raaij

Robin Van Raaij

Robin van Raaij (Netherlands) is a coach and trainer with vast management experience having held executive positions in both the commercial and public sectors. His experience with organizational change management enables him to address issues such as teamwork and business development... Read More →


Tuesday September 29, 2020 16:00 - 17:00 CEST
TBA
 
Wednesday, September 30
 

10:00 CEST

Generating story ideas from data: data availability in different parts of Europe

Stories you can make with data are limited by the data you can get. Three data journalists from three different edges of Europe: Rui Barros with the daily newspaper Público in Portugal, Dada Lyndell with international non-profit OCCRP in Russia and Winny de Jong with the public news broadcaster NOS in Netherlands will take us through their favourite projects and talk about how they arrived from data to a story. In the panel discussion, we will be focusing on data availability. What obstacles can you expect if you wanted to make a similar story?

Moderators
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist

Speakers
avatar for Winny de Jong

Winny de Jong

Datajournalist, NOS
Winny de Jong works as a data journalist at the Dutch national broadcast, NOS. Her weekly data journalism newsletter has been called "the data highlight of the week" and "exceptionally helpful". You can subscribe through http://bit.ly/ddjnews. She speaks about creativity and how to... Read More →
avatar for Rui Barros

Rui Barros

data journalist, Público
Portuguese data journalist currently working at Público. In a relationship with R, loves to build things on the web. The solo coder in his newsroom, dreaming about the day where he’ll be just one more on a data team, so he doesn't have to debug his code alone.
avatar for Dada Lyndell

Dada Lyndell

ICFJ Knight Fellow, OCCRP
Data-driven reporter and OSINT enthusiast from Moscow. ICFJ Knight Fellow @ OCCRP (OSINT researcher and trainer). Published by RBC.Ru. Winner of "Young Data Journalist of the Year" at the 2019 Data Journalism Awards. Scope of interests - corruption, health, ecology,  investigative... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 10:00 - 11:15 CEST
TBA

11:30 CEST

My favourite free digital tool

Tell us all about the free digital tool that you wouldn't want to live without? That makes your work easier or better-looking? That helps you out when nothing else will do? Share it with others! We will start out with some of the data trainers sharing their free favourites - but we also need your input! Do you want to take the floor for 5 minutes with your tool? - write adriana@journalismarena.eu and get on the list of presenters.

Moderators
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist

Speakers
avatar for Marije Rooze

Marije Rooze

Frontend developer at Pointer, a digital platform which is focuses on data journalism. At Pointer Marije works on interactive productions. She gets the most joy out of creating immersive online experiences.
avatar for Kira Schacht

Kira Schacht

Datenjournalistin, Deutsche Welle // Journocode
Kira Schacht ist freie Datenjournalistin bei der Deutschen Welle. Dort berichtet sie über globale Themen von Klimawandel über Migration bis hin zu Kultur. Sie ist außerdem Mitgründerin und Trainerin bei der Datenjournalismus-Initiative Journocode.
avatar for Hay Kranen

Hay Kranen

Creative coder for the web, Freelance
Hay creates digital things. He combines in-depth technical knowledge with a pragmatic approach and a creative angle. Designing, developing, tinkering and hacking on the thin line between art, technology and narrative.Was one of the founders of the crossmedia desk at de Volkskrant... Read More →
avatar for Ana Lutzky

Ana Lutzky

Journalist, AEF Info
A former specialised journalist on corporate responsibility and environment during 6 years at AEF Info news agency in Paris, I decided to take one year to learn the basics on how to code (mainly PHP and Javascript) in July 2017, before shifting to a full-time data journalist job in... Read More →


Wednesday September 30, 2020 11:30 - 12:45 CEST
TBA

16:00 CEST

Cleaning data with Regular Expressions

Build patterns to extract data with the powerful and wonderful Regex tool. Rob Gebeloff of the New York Times will introduce you to a powerful syntax library that can help you clean up your data, or turn text into something tabular that you can pop into your spreadsheet or database program. This session is for journalists who already know the basics but want to venture more into programming and for advanced data journalists in any language looking for new tools in the fight against dirty data.

Moderators
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist

Speakers
avatar for Rob Gebeloff

Rob Gebeloff

Robert Gebeloff is a New Yorks Times reporter specializing in data analysis. He works on in-depth stories where numbers help augment traditional reporting.


Wednesday September 30, 2020 16:00 - 17:15 CEST
TBA
 
Thursday, October 1
 

14:00 CEST

Exploring Networks with Graph Databases

Graph databases are incredibly useful to find connections or patterns within our data. This session will provide a hands-on introduction to the most popular graph database, Neo4j, showing examples of its use for investigative stories including the Panama and Paradise Papers. You will learn how to build a graph database of noteworthy individuals and match them with corporate data to see, at a glance, the relationships involved. The session will include basic queries and how to progress your learning.

Moderators
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist

Speakers
avatar for Leila Haddou

Leila Haddou

Data Journalism Editor, The Times and the Sunday Times
Leila Haddou is the data journalism editor for The Times and the Sunday Times in London. She has previously worked on investigations for the Financial Times and The Guardian. She has an avid interest in how technology can be used by journalists to assist with data-led reporting.@... Read More →


Thursday October 1, 2020 14:00 - 15:15 CEST
TBA

15:30 CEST

Beyond Excel: Why you should learn to code (at least a bit)

Learning how to code is easier than ever, and the benefits of knowing a bit of programming far outweigh the pain of learning. In this talk, we'll demonstrate the advantages of working in a programming language versus using spreadsheets or not using software tools at all. The talk is aimed both at budding data journalists, to encourage them to learn more, and absolute beginners, to give them a sense of what's possible in the modern data journalism universe.

Moderators
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist

Speakers
avatar for Rob Gebeloff

Rob Gebeloff

Robert Gebeloff is a New Yorks Times reporter specializing in data analysis. He works on in-depth stories where numbers help augment traditional reporting.


Thursday October 1, 2020 15:30 - 16:45 CEST
TBA

17:00 CEST

Worth paying for?

Which paid services do you use in your investigations? Which data tools are so important to you that you are willing to pay for them? Bring a drink and your own examples!

Moderators
avatar for Ruben Brugnera

Ruben Brugnera

Freelance investigative journalist
Freelance investigative reporter, based in Brussels, Belgium. Expertise in lobbying, regulation of technologies, health, environment, EU, injustice, social exclusion. Has participated in several crossborder investigations. Lecturer in journalistic research at Thomas More Hogeschool... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Lindemann

Marcus Lindemann

managing editor, autoren(werk) GmbH & Co.KG
Marcus Lindemann ist geschäftsführender Autor von autoren(werk) und produziert seit dem Jahr 2000 mit seiner eigenen Firma Magazinstücke und Dokumentationen für ARD und ZDF, hauptsächlich zu Verbraucherthemen, gerne mit versteckter Kamera. Nach der Reihe "WISO ermittelt" ist... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Stoneman

Jonathan Stoneman

Data journalism trainer, Freelance (UK)


Thursday October 1, 2020 17:00 - 18:00 CEST
TBA
 
Saturday, October 3
 

10:00 CEST

Stats II - Cause and effect - stats as forensic evidence

Can you prove that one thing, such as poverty, triggers another, such as children's poor results in school tests? In this hands-on class with Crina Boros, an award-winning, London-based investigative reporter and data journalism trainer, you will learn about the power of relational statistics with a hands-on introduction to linear regression. The concept is broken down and every element of how to get from idea to result interpretation is explained. Some familiarity with statistics is preferable, but if you've been doing DDJ for a couple of years, that would also work. You will need Windows: Excel 2007 or newer, full versions; access to the internet; Apple: Excel 2016 or newer; machine permission to download data on your computer. Other spreadsheet apps, such as Excel online, Numbers, Office Libre etc., will not work.

Moderators
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist

Speakers
avatar for Crina Boros

Crina Boros

Investigative Reporter | Data Journalism Visiting Lecturer
A data-driven watchdog reporter based in London, I've also been training data journalism across the map. An IRE member and offspring of the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ), I've published with Reuters, the BBC, ICIJ, openDemocracy, Greenpeace Unearthed, Euobserver, The Black... Read More →


Saturday October 3, 2020 10:00 - 12:15 CEST
TBA
 
Tuesday, October 6
 

10:00 CEST

Tracking ships and planes

This workshop will look at how to track ships and planes; how to find their owners; and how to use this data in investigations.

Moderators
avatar for Trine Smistrup

Trine Smistrup

Program director, ARENA for Journalism in Europe

Speakers
LM

Lawrence Marzouk

OCCRP Sarajevo
avatar for Dada Lyndell

Dada Lyndell

ICFJ Knight Fellow, OCCRP
Data-driven reporter and OSINT enthusiast from Moscow. ICFJ Knight Fellow @ OCCRP (OSINT researcher and trainer). Published by RBC.Ru. Winner of "Young Data Journalist of the Year" at the 2019 Data Journalism Awards. Scope of interests - corruption, health, ecology,  investigative... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 10:00 - 11:15 CEST
TBA

11:30 CEST

Tracking arms and pesticides with international conventions

Studying maritime conventions to unveil arms trade? UN treaties to trace pesticides? Kristof Clerix from Belgian news magazine Knack was investigating international arms trade. Obviously arms were transported by sea. So he set out to study international maritime conventions, because there must be a paper trail? There was! The second speaker is Staffan Dahllöf, freelance journalist publishing in Denmark and Sweden. Along with a European team he investigated pesticides causing brain damages in children - clearly an environmental problem. He used the international convention of access to environmental information and ended up filing a complaint against the state of Sweden.

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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
avatar for Kristof Clerix

Kristof Clerix

Journalist, Knack
Kristof Clerix (*1978), Belgium, works as a reporter for the Belgian weekly news magzine Knack . He is specialized in security reporting and long term investigative projects. As member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), he collaborated on LuxLeaks, SwissLeaks, Evicted&Abandoned, the Panama Papers, Bahamas Leaks, the Paradise Papers and th... Read More →
avatar for Staffan Dahllöf

Staffan Dahllöf

Freelance reporter, freelance, Denemarken
Eager to discuss any matter related to EU-reporting, especially FOI/Wobbing-issues. Have taken part in crossborder project Farmsubsidy.org, the Facebook arrests  the MEP's Project, Chlorpyrifos (the most dangerous pesticide you've never hear of), Illegal pesticide + ongoing Covid... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 11:30 - 12:45 CEST
TBA

14:00 CEST

Spreadsheets: The cornerstone of data journalism - 1

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Excel is a wonderful tool for data analysis. Explore with us the secrets of pivot tables, and formulas such as sumif or vlookup, in this interactive hands-on session. Data journalism beginners friendly. Prerequisties: Excel, Open Office Calc or Google sheets on your computer. The number of attendants is limited.

Day 1:

* Basic Calculations
* Filtering

Moderators
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist

Speakers
avatar for Anuška Delic

Anuška Delic

founder & editor-in-chief, Oštro
An award-winning investigative and data journalist from Slovenia. A rookie in the exciting, yet rocky world of non-profit independent media in the European Union.In 2018 she left the main daily newspaper in Slovenia and established Oštro, Center for investigative journalism in the... Read More →
avatar for Carmen Aguilar García

Carmen Aguilar García

Senior Data Journalist, Sky News
Data journalist at Sky News. Scraping, cleaning, data analysis, visual storytelling but above all JOURNALISM!


Tuesday October 6, 2020 14:00 - 15:15 CEST
TBA

16:00 CEST

Meetup 2: Self-awareness and focus

Meetup 2: Managing distractions and maintaining your mind’s ability to focus and manage attention. NOTE: THIS IS A GROUP FOLLOWING A SERIES OF SESSIONS. THE MEETUPS WILL NOT BE RECORDED

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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
avatar for Kim Brice

Kim Brice

Trainer and coach, Freelance
Kim Brice (US/Netherlands), originally an anthropologist, has experience as an activist and organizational consultant with non-profit organizations in the media freedom, freedom of expression and broader human rights and social justice sectors. She has supported a number of national... Read More →
avatar for Robin Van Raaij

Robin Van Raaij

Robin van Raaij (Netherlands) is a coach and trainer with vast management experience having held executive positions in both the commercial and public sectors. His experience with organizational change management enables him to address issues such as teamwork and business development... Read More →


Tuesday October 6, 2020 16:00 - 17:00 CEST
TBA
 
Wednesday, October 7
 

10:00 CEST

From the mine to your mobile - tracking minerals

Mineral extraction regularly causes environmental damage all around the world. Tracing where those minerals end up is crucial for accountability. Yet, these industries remain incredibly opaque. As part of the Green Blood Project, Forbidden Stories tried to track all the companies linked to Guatemalan nickel, Tanzanian gold and Indian sand. Where do you start? Who do you talk to? What data do you look for?

Moderators
avatar for Trine Smistrup

Trine Smistrup

Program director, ARENA for Journalism in Europe

Speakers
avatar for Cécile Schillis-Gallego

Cécile Schillis-Gallego

Data journalist and researcher, ICIJ
Cécile Schilis-Gallego is a data journalist and researcher for ICIJ. She graduated in 2014 from Columbia Journalism School (US) and Sciences Po Journalism School (France) with a master's degree in investigative reporting. She is a 2014-2015 Brown Institute Magic Grantee, working on a investigative data project aiming at making financial statements of public companies more transparent and more accessible to journalists. She previously contributed to the French webzine Slate.fr... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2020 10:00 - 11:15 CEST
TBA

11:30 CEST

Tracking environmental problems with satellite pictures

You can use open-source satellite images and various open-source intelligence methodologies and tools to track illegal and deceptive activities in the environment. Investigative journalist Ben Heubl will walk you through various examples in how you can spot and monitor illegal action like fishing, coal burning, flaring and deforestation activities. He will also speak about various water conflicts where satellite images played a role.

Moderators
avatar for Jelena Prtoric

Jelena Prtoric

Journalist / Arena Climate & Energy Network Coordinator, Arena for Journalism in Europe

Speakers
avatar for Ben Heubl

Ben Heubl

Investigative Journalist
London-based investigative journalist, data/stats nerd, who worked previously at the Economist and the FT, OSINT enthusiast.


Wednesday October 7, 2020 11:30 - 12:45 CEST
TBA

14:00 CEST

Spreadsheets: The cornerstone of data journalism - 2

! URL to this session will be sent to participants by email. Please check your email including the spam folder. Email to adriana@journalismarena.eu if you did not get the link.

Excel is a wonderful tool for data analysis. Explore with us the secrets of pivot tables, and formulas such as sumif or vlookup, in this interactive hands-on session. Data journalism beginners friendly. Prerequisties: Excel, Open Office Calc or Google sheets on your computer. The number of attendants is limited.

Day 2:

* Sorting, and more filtering
* Basic Formulas
* Pivot Tables I

Moderators
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist

Speakers
avatar for Anuška Delic

Anuška Delic

founder & editor-in-chief, Oštro
An award-winning investigative and data journalist from Slovenia. A rookie in the exciting, yet rocky world of non-profit independent media in the European Union.In 2018 she left the main daily newspaper in Slovenia and established Oštro, Center for investigative journalism in the... Read More →
avatar for Carmen Aguilar García

Carmen Aguilar García

Senior Data Journalist, Sky News
Data journalist at Sky News. Scraping, cleaning, data analysis, visual storytelling but above all JOURNALISM!


Wednesday October 7, 2020 14:00 - 15:15 CEST
TBA
 
Thursday, October 8
 

10:00 CEST

Tracking European weapons in Libya - 1

In spite of a UN embargo both sides in the civil war in Libya are fighting with arms made in Europe. Countries like Turkey and the United Arab Emirates are delivering these weapons and are thereby fuelling the conflict. With the help of court documents and open source investigation one can find evidence of these shipments. Reporters from Stern Magazine, ARD, BBC and Bellingcat worked together to document them.

Moderators
avatar for Jose Miguel Calatayud

Jose Miguel Calatayud

Freelance journalist, project director at Arena

Speakers
avatar for Hans-Martin Tillack

Hans-Martin Tillack

Investigative reporter, stern
Hans-Martin Tillack is working as an investigative reporter in the Berlin office of the German weekly magazine stern. From 1999 to 2004 he was the EU correspondent for stern in Brussels, Belgium. He is also the author of three books, on the EU, on corruption and on lobbyists and their... Read More →
avatar for Philipp Grüll

Philipp Grüll

Redakteur, Bayerischer Rundfunk/report München
Philipp Grüll ist Redakteur beim ARD-Politikmagazin „report München“. Er ist Autor von Dokumentationen und Reportagen für das Erste, den Bayerischen Rundfunk und Arte. Mit der ARD-Dokumentation „Bomben für die Welt – Wie Deutschland an Kriegen und Krisen verdient“ wurden... Read More →
avatar for Benjamin Strick

Benjamin Strick

Open Source Investigator, BBC
Benjamin Strick is an open source investigator for BBC Africa Eye and a Bellingcat contributor. He has a background in law and the military, and is a specialist in the field of imagery forensics, geolocation and innovative data finding methods. He has assisted law enforcement, NGOs... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2020 10:00 - 11:15 CEST
TBA

11:30 CEST

Tracking European weapons in Libya - 2

In spite of a UN embargo both sides in the civil war in Libya are fighting with arms made in Europe. Countries like Turkey and the United Arab Emirates are delivering these weapons and are thereby fuelling the conflict. With the help of court documents and open source investigation one can find evidence of these shipments. Reporters from Stern Magazine, ARD, BBC and Bellingcat worked together to document them.

Speakers
avatar for Hans-Martin Tillack

Hans-Martin Tillack

Investigative reporter, stern
Hans-Martin Tillack is working as an investigative reporter in the Berlin office of the German weekly magazine stern. From 1999 to 2004 he was the EU correspondent for stern in Brussels, Belgium. He is also the author of three books, on the EU, on corruption and on lobbyists and their... Read More →
avatar for Philipp Grüll

Philipp Grüll

Redakteur, Bayerischer Rundfunk/report München
Philipp Grüll ist Redakteur beim ARD-Politikmagazin „report München“. Er ist Autor von Dokumentationen und Reportagen für das Erste, den Bayerischen Rundfunk und Arte. Mit der ARD-Dokumentation „Bomben für die Welt – Wie Deutschland an Kriegen und Krisen verdient“ wurden... Read More →
avatar for Benjamin Strick

Benjamin Strick

Open Source Investigator, BBC
Benjamin Strick is an open source investigator for BBC Africa Eye and a Bellingcat contributor. He has a background in law and the military, and is a specialist in the field of imagery forensics, geolocation and innovative data finding methods. He has assisted law enforcement, NGOs... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2020 11:30 - 12:30 CEST
TBA

14:00 CEST

Spreadsheets: The cornerstone of data journalism - 3

! URL to this session will be sent to participants by email. Please check your email including the spam folder. Email to adriana@journalismarena.eu if you did not get the link.

Excel is a wonderful tool for data analysis. Explore with us the secrets of pivot tables, and formulas such as sumif or vlookup, in this interactive hands-on session. Data journalism beginners friendly. Prerequisties: Excel, Open Office Calc or Google sheets on your computer. The number of attendants is limited.

Day 3.

* Pivot Tables II
* Intermediate-Advanced Formulas, like IF, V Lookup etc.

Moderators
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist

Speakers
avatar for Anuška Delic

Anuška Delic

founder & editor-in-chief, Oštro
An award-winning investigative and data journalist from Slovenia. A rookie in the exciting, yet rocky world of non-profit independent media in the European Union.In 2018 she left the main daily newspaper in Slovenia and established Oštro, Center for investigative journalism in the... Read More →
avatar for Carmen Aguilar García

Carmen Aguilar García

Senior Data Journalist, Sky News
Data journalist at Sky News. Scraping, cleaning, data analysis, visual storytelling but above all JOURNALISM!


Thursday October 8, 2020 14:00 - 15:15 CEST
TBA

17:00 CEST

Tracking stuff with GPS and other gadgets

GPS trackers, cheap drones, hidden cameras – which gadgets or other creative methods have you used in your research? Bring a drink and share your smart – or silly – methods and experiences with other creative souls. Marcus Lindemann and Minna Knus-Galán, both experienced GPS trackers, get the discussion going.

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Lindemann

Marcus Lindemann

managing editor, autoren(werk) GmbH & Co.KG
Marcus Lindemann ist geschäftsführender Autor von autoren(werk) und produziert seit dem Jahr 2000 mit seiner eigenen Firma Magazinstücke und Dokumentationen für ARD und ZDF, hauptsächlich zu Verbraucherthemen, gerne mit versteckter Kamera. Nach der Reihe "WISO ermittelt" ist... Read More →
avatar for Minna Knus-Galán

Minna Knus-Galán

Investigative reporter, YLE, Finnish Broadcasting Company
Minna Knus-Galán investigated the global, secretive billion euro business of used clothes with trackers. The team followed used garments from recycling containers through Europe and all the way to Africa for seven months. Minna has also investigated garment factories in Bangladesh... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2020 17:00 - 18:30 CEST
TBA
 
Tuesday, October 13
 

10:00 CEST

From concept to reality: developing ideas for cross-border collaborations

Turning ideas for cross-border collaborations into actual investigations is both art and science, and it's a process we all can learn how to do better. In this session, we discuss how to develop ideas for possible collaborations (from stories already published at the national level to completely brand new ideas) and how to convert them into real cross-border investigations.

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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
avatar for Stefan Candea

Stefan Candea

Founder, Co-ordinator, European Investigative Collaborators
Stefan Candea, Romania, is an investigative journalist and co-founder of the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism (CRJI), a nonprofit registered in Bucharest, Romania. His cross-border investigative stories on organized crime won several international awards.He will be working... Read More →
avatar for Jeroen Trommelen

Jeroen Trommelen

hoofdredacteur, Investico
Jeroen Trommelen (1956) is chief editor of Investico; a Dutch platform for investigative journalism. Investico is member of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and works in cooperation with a range of news media in The Netherlands. The platform participates in international investigations through ICIJ, Investigate Europe... Read More →
avatar for Juliet Ferguson

Juliet Ferguson

Journalist, Investigate Europe
Juliet Ferguson has worked in the UK for the Telegraph and the BBC, starting out with BBC World Service radio and ending up on the BBC's investigative programme, Panorama. She's sharing her days between Investigate Europe and the British Centre for Investigative Journalism. She is... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2020 10:00 - 11:15 CEST
TBA

11:30 CEST

Pension funds and investment in fossil fuels: what does the data say?

Since 2019, some European pension funds have been saying they are divesting from investment in fossil fuels. However, reality is often more complex than these announcements; and there are still quite a few other pension funds not saying anything about divesting their own investments. What does the data say? What were European pension funds investing in, and what are they doing now regarding the fossil fuel industry? We'll learn from reporting done at the national level and then brainstorm and discuss possible ways to collaborate across borders to investigate this issue.

Moderators
avatar for Jose Miguel Calatayud

Jose Miguel Calatayud

Freelance journalist, project director at Arena

Tuesday October 13, 2020 11:30 - 12:45 CEST
TBA

13:00 CEST

Lightning Lunch 1: share your idea for a collaboration or describe your project in 5 minutes!

No networking over sandwiches and coffee this year - but Dataharvest Digital still provides you with the space and the time to tell others about your projects and ideas for possible collaborations. In this lightning talk session, we'll hear from Priti Patnaik about her project "Geneva Health Files", from Daiva Repečkaitė about her project "Obesity as the 'slow epidemic'", and from Ruth Hokpins about how her own investigation into private security company G4S turned into a big cross-border collaboration covering 30 countries. Join us to learn more about those projects and to brainstorm ways to work together!



Moderators
avatar for Jose Miguel Calatayud

Jose Miguel Calatayud

Freelance journalist, project director at Arena

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Hopkins

Ruth Hopkins

freelance
I am an investigative journalist currently based in the UK. I used to live in South Africa from 2011 to 2019. This is where I started my investigation into a privately run prison in the country. The prison was and still is run by British multinational private security contractor G4S... Read More →
avatar for Daiva Repeckaite

Daiva Repeckaite

Freelance
This year I am focusing on vaccine hesitancy and misinformation in Europe. I produce and co-host The Inoculation, a podcast on these topics (theinoculation.podbean.com). Previously published in Financial Times, Foreign Policy, Politico, the Guardian, Deutsche Welle
avatar for Priti Patnaik

Priti Patnaik

Founding Editor, Geneva Health Files
I am the Founding Editor of Geneva Health Files - a website that tracks the governance of global health. I have extensively reported on global health, trade and finance for the last decade and more.  Geneva Health Files (@filesgeneva) reports from the heart of global health – Geneva... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2020 13:00 - 14:00 CEST
TBA

14:00 CEST

Take the drudge out of data cleaning with the powerful OpenRefine tool

Link will be sent to the attendees via email. If you did not get the email, please send an email to adriana@journalismarena.eu

In a world of constanly upgrading machines, applications and people Open Refine is an old soul. It looks like the designers forgot about it ten years ago, but it works like a charm. So if you are willing to overlook its esthetic sins, come and see how Open Refine can help you get quick and valuable insights into your data. When you go looking for mistakes that those pesky humans of some governmental agency or other left behind, Open Refine will also help you clean your dataset and save time. And these are just the basics.

Please download the OpenRefine tool to follow along! https://openrefine.org/

Moderators
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist

Speakers
avatar for Anuška Delic

Anuška Delic

founder & editor-in-chief, Oštro
An award-winning investigative and data journalist from Slovenia. A rookie in the exciting, yet rocky world of non-profit independent media in the European Union.In 2018 she left the main daily newspaper in Slovenia and established Oštro, Center for investigative journalism in the... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2020 14:00 - 15:15 CEST
TBA

14:30 CEST

Two big leaks, two significant court cases, multiple implications for journalists

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.

Moderators
avatar for Christian Mihr

Christian Mihr

Geschäftsführer, RSF, Reporter ohne Grenzen

Speakers
avatar for Delphine Halgand-Mishra

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 →
avatar for Bruce Shapiro

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

16:00 CEST

Meetup 3: Self-awareness and choices

Join this session to learn the practicalities of setting boundaries in a world of deadlines and digital overload. Pulitzer-prize winner and former investigative journalist Mar Cabra will share how her lack of boundaries led her to burnout following the Panama Papers investigation and her knowledge about digital well-being, which has become her professional focus.

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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
avatar for Mar Cabra

Mar Cabra

Member, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)
Mar Cabra, is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Until last year, she was the head of the Data & Research Unit which produces the organisation's key data work and also develops tools for better collaborative investigative journalism. She... Read More →
avatar for Kim Brice

Kim Brice

Trainer and coach, Freelance
Kim Brice (US/Netherlands), originally an anthropologist, has experience as an activist and organizational consultant with non-profit organizations in the media freedom, freedom of expression and broader human rights and social justice sectors. She has supported a number of national... Read More →
avatar for Robin Van Raaij

Robin Van Raaij

Robin van Raaij (Netherlands) is a coach and trainer with vast management experience having held executive positions in both the commercial and public sectors. His experience with organizational change management enables him to address issues such as teamwork and business development... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2020 16:00 - 17:00 CEST
TBA
 
Wednesday, October 14
 

10:00 CEST

Topic-based open networks: the Arena Housing Project and beyond

After Dataharvest 2019, Arena launched and has been coordinating the Arena Housing Project, an open collaborative network for journalists working on housing. Over a year later, and as Arena develops a Climate & Energy Network, what are the opportunities, challenges and lessons learnt from the Housing Project regarding topic-based open networks?

Moderators
avatar for Jelena Prtoric

Jelena Prtoric

Journalist / Arena Climate & Energy Network Coordinator, Arena for Journalism in Europe

Speakers
avatar for Jose Miguel Calatayud

Jose Miguel Calatayud

Freelance journalist, project director at Arena
avatar for Sotiris Sideris

Sotiris Sideris

Co-Founder, Data Journalist, AthensLive
Sotiris is of the co-founders of AthensLive and the president of its steering committee. As a 2019/2020 Bertha Fellow, he investigated Greece’s housing market and the inequities impacting the most vulnerable in society. He is also serving as a teaching assistant in the Department... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 10:00 - 11:15 CEST
TBA

11:30 CEST

Mapping empty homes across Europe: getting, cleaning up and analysing different kinds of data

Several local projects are working on mapping empty homes in different European countries. Their methodologies differ and the data they are getting varies from one project to the other. Our challenge? Make sense of those different kinds of data and pave the way for those distinct projects to be part of a wider cross-border investigation.

Moderators
avatar for Jose Miguel Calatayud

Jose Miguel Calatayud

Freelance journalist, project director at Arena
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist

Speakers
avatar for Brecht Castel

Brecht Castel

Journalist, Knack
Journalist and factchecker for the Belgian medium Knack.
avatar for Hazel Sheffield

Hazel Sheffield

In 2020, Hazel co-ordinated the cross-border investigation Money to Burn, which revealed that Europe's renewable energy subsidies were inadvertently fuelling the destruction of ancient forests in Estonia.She will reveal the tools, technology and the tribulations of co-ordinating seven... Read More →


Wednesday October 14, 2020 11:30 - 12:45 CEST
TBA

13:00 CEST

Lightning Lunch 2: share your idea for a collaboration or describe your project in 5 minutes!

No networking over sandwiches and coffee this year - but Dataharvest Digital still provides you with the space and the time to tell others about your projects and ideas for possible collaborations. In this lightning talk session, we'll hear from Ties Gijzel about his collaborative investigation into the biomass industry in Europe and how such cross-border teams can help cover national blind spots, from Daphné Dupont-Nivet about her transnational investigation into Shell's CO2 compensation scheme, and from Natalie Sablowski about N-OST's project idea "IJ meet IT" (investigative journalists meeting programmers). Join us to learn more about those projects and to brainstorm ways to work together!

Moderators
avatar for Jonathan Stoneman

Jonathan Stoneman

Data journalism trainer, Freelance (UK)

Speakers
avatar for Ties Gijzel

Ties Gijzel

Partnership Developer, VPRO
I start cross-border collaborations for Argos, the VPRO's investigative journalism platform. Co-founder of Are We Europe, a platform for border breaking stories. Talk to me about cross-border investigations, pan-European journalism and solutions journalism.
avatar for Daphné Dupont-Nivet

Daphné Dupont-Nivet

Investigative Journalist, Platform Investico / Freelance
Amsterdam-based investigative journalist with a national and international focus on climate, environment, labor conditions and (the politics of) technology.
avatar for Natalie Sablowski

Natalie Sablowski

Freelance Datajournalist // Project Coordinator of IJ MEETS IT @n-ost


Wednesday October 14, 2020 13:00 - 14:00 CEST
TBA
 
Thursday, October 15
 

10:00 CEST

Researching the rise of the far right across Europe

The presence of the far right in the public conversation and in parliaments has been increasing in many countries around Europe. While there are differences in context and focus, there are also similarities and potential patterns to reveal the way the far right has become more prominent in the last years. In this session, we'll discuss the possibilities and challenges of investigating the rise of the far right across borders in Europe.

Moderators
avatar for Stefan Candea

Stefan Candea

Founder, Co-ordinator, European Investigative Collaborators
Stefan Candea, Romania, is an investigative journalist and co-founder of the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism (CRJI), a nonprofit registered in Bucharest, Romania. His cross-border investigative stories on organized crime won several international awards.He will be working... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Márton Gergely

Márton Gergely

Editor-in-Chief, HVG
Márton Gergely is the editor of Hungary's largest current affairs weekly HVG. Gergely reads History and Journalism in Budapest and Hamburg. He was a contributor of the Hungarian weekly Magyar Narancs, and after an internship became a correspondent for the Berlin daily taz, die tageszeitung... Read More →
avatar for Eleonora Vio

Eleonora Vio

Freelance Journalist


Thursday October 15, 2020 10:00 - 11:15 CEST
TBA

14:30 CEST

Automating Osint investigations with Python

Learn easy Python tricks to find quickly leads on companies and people. We'll be explaining the basics of Python and showing several libraries that will help you automate your researches and leave no lead univestigated. Prerequisites: no Python knowledge needed. If you prefer to work with your own laptop, you must have already installed Python 3, and the sherlock and spiderfoot libraries.

Moderators
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist

Speakers
avatar for Hervé Letoqueux

Hervé Letoqueux

OpenFacto
Co-Founder of OpenFacto with Lou (@CapteursOuverts) and Aliaume (@yaolri), a french NGO dedicated to online investigation for journalists and activists, I love OpenSource researches, Python, OpenRefine, Gephi and R. I used to deal with money laundering, financial frauds and terrorism... Read More →
avatar for Laura Motet

Laura Motet

(Data-)Journalist, Le Monde
I'm a (data-)journalist working at the French newspaper Le Monde. When investigating topics, I like to use osint methods and Python scraping.
avatar for Yann Guégan

Yann Guégan

Journalist, Contexte
I am a journalist in charge of editorial innovation inside Contexte’s newsroom in Paris. I design advanced web scrapers, interactive infographics, data visualizations and internal tools for the reporters. I also contribute in my blog to the current conversation about the future... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 14:30 - 15:45 CEST
TBA

16:00 CEST

Automating Osint investigations with Python II

Learn easy Python tricks to track easely boats and planes. We'll be explaining the basics of Python and showing several libraries that will help you automate your researches and leave no lead univestigated. Prerequisites: no Python knowledge needed. If you prefer to work with your own laptop, you must have already installed Python 3, and the BeautifulSoup, requests and pandas libraries.



Moderators
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist

Speakers
avatar for Hervé Letoqueux

Hervé Letoqueux

OpenFacto
Co-Founder of OpenFacto with Lou (@CapteursOuverts) and Aliaume (@yaolri), a french NGO dedicated to online investigation for journalists and activists, I love OpenSource researches, Python, OpenRefine, Gephi and R. I used to deal with money laundering, financial frauds and terrorism... Read More →
avatar for Laura Motet

Laura Motet

(Data-)Journalist, Le Monde
I'm a (data-)journalist working at the French newspaper Le Monde. When investigating topics, I like to use osint methods and Python scraping.
avatar for Yann Guégan

Yann Guégan

Journalist, Contexte
I am a journalist in charge of editorial innovation inside Contexte’s newsroom in Paris. I design advanced web scrapers, interactive infographics, data visualizations and internal tools for the reporters. I also contribute in my blog to the current conversation about the future... Read More →


Thursday October 15, 2020 16:00 - 17:00 CEST
TBA

17:00 CEST

Funny cross-border collaboration moments

Cross-border collaborations bring together people from different countries and cultures, and from different journalistic traditions. And even though we all speak English as well as our mother tongue, we do it in different ways. All those differences and particularities may cause misunderstandings or even serious problems, but also funny situations. Let's finish this week by sharing those funny and awkward moments we have experienced in cross-border collaborations and what we learned from them.

Moderators
avatar for Jose Miguel Calatayud

Jose Miguel Calatayud

Freelance journalist, project director at Arena

Thursday October 15, 2020 17:00 - 18:30 CEST
TBA
 
Monday, October 19
 

14:00 CEST

Size doesn't matter: how independent organisations can learn from each other and collaborate effectively (non-editorial)

We are stronger together, so let's brainstorm and discuss ways for small, independent news organisations to learn from each other and to collaborate effectively across Europe. In this session, we'll discuss and explore ways to help each other regarding non-editorial matters: newsletter management, community engagement, funding strategies, project management, networking...

Moderators
avatar for Jose Miguel Calatayud

Jose Miguel Calatayud

Freelance journalist, project director at Arena
avatar for Bram Souffreau

Bram Souffreau

Director of the non-editorial operations, Apache
I am the co-founder of Apache (www.apache.be), a Belgian news site that emphasizes investigative journalism and in-depth reporting.

Speakers
avatar for Berta Tilmantaite

Berta Tilmantaite

Co-founder, NARA
Berta Tilmantaite is a Lithuanian multimedia journalist and a co-founder of NARA (previously Nanook).
avatar for Pierre Leibovici

Pierre Leibovici

Engagement Lead, Mediacités
Pierre manages engagement projects at Mediacités, a local investigative news organization based in Lille, Lyon, Nantes, and Toulouse. He works along with readers to get story tips, questions, and feedback to better serve their needs and improve the impact of Mediacités’ stories... Read More →


Monday October 19, 2020 14:00 - 15:15 CEST
TBA
 
Tuesday, October 20
 

10:00 CEST

Size doesn't matter: how independent organisations can learn from each other and collaborate effectively (editorial)

We are stronger together, so let's brainstorm and discuss ways for small, independent news organisations to collaborate across Europe. In this session, we'll braisntorm, discuss and explore ways to collaborate regarding editorial matters: from sharing data, information and contacts, to syndicating each other's content, to launching cross-border investigations, to...

Moderators
avatar for Jose Miguel Calatayud

Jose Miguel Calatayud

Freelance journalist, project director at Arena

Speakers
avatar for Steven Vanden Bussche

Steven Vanden Bussche

journalist, Apache
avatar for Rachel Knaebel

Rachel Knaebel

Journalist, Bastamag.net


Tuesday October 20, 2020 10:00 - 11:15 CEST
TBA

11:30 CEST

Thinking outside the box: alternative revenue sources for small independent organisations

While being funded by donor foundations is going to continue as the or one of the key sources of funding for non-profit journalism, there are other possible sources of funding available for entrepreneuring journalistic organisations. What about renting out coworking space? Why not consider becoming a coop so that journalists and audience members are co-owners and stakeholders? What if you establish yourselves as a freelance collective that publishes through media partners? In this session we explore alternative ways for freelancers and non-profit newsrooms to fund their work.

Moderators
avatar for Megan Lucero

Megan Lucero

Director of The Bureau Local, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Hi there - I head up the Bureau Local, a people-powered network setting the news agenda and sparking change from the ground up, in the UK. We're reimagining investigative journalism by making it open, accessible and collaborative from start to finish. I also deeply care about the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tassos Morfis

Tassos Morfis

Editor, Co-Founder, AthensLive
Tassos Morfis is the editor and co-founder of AthensLive. He has worked as a reporter and field producer for Greek and foreign media including CNN Int. and Channel 4 among others. He has worked as a consultant at the Council of Europe and the World Association of News Publisher’s... Read More →
avatar for Richard Addy

Richard Addy

Director and co-founder, AKAS
Richard Addy is a Co-Founder of AKAS with his life and business partner Luba Kassova. AKAS is committed to the following mission "In a world where division and polarization are increasing threats, we will work relentlessly to unify people by deepening their understanding of themselves... Read More →
avatar for Robert Schmidt

Robert Schmidt

freelancer, We Report
Born in Leipzig (Saxony, Germany), Robert passed four years in Lyon and a two years long in-house training at the German newspaper Saarbrücker Zeitung. Today, he is based in Strasbourg at the «invisible» border in between of Germany and France. He mainly works about France, the... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 11:30 - 12:45 CEST
TBA

13:00 CEST

Crowdsourcing data and information for investigative projects

What if you need to gather many different pieces of data or information for your investigative project? And what if that data or information are not in spreadsheets or tables you can scrape but scattered around and connected to many different people or institutions or other types of sources? That's when crowdsourcing could come in really handy: you reach out to all those sources or devise a method for them to get in touch with you, so that you can compile the required data and information. That's the theory of it: in reality, crowdsourcing can be a complex if potentially very useful methodology. In this session, Justus von Daniels, editor-in-chief of non-profit investigative newsroom Correctiv, will share their experience using CrowdNewsroom, a platform developed by Correctiv, and then we will discuss the possibilities and challenges of crowdsourcing data and information for investigative journalism.

Moderators
avatar for Jose Miguel Calatayud

Jose Miguel Calatayud

Freelance journalist, project director at Arena

Speakers
avatar for Justus von Daniels

Justus von Daniels

Chefredakteur, Correctiv
Since 2019 Justus von Daniels is Editor-in-Chief of the non-profit newsroom CORRECTIV. Before joining CORRECTIV in 2015 as an investigative reporter, he worked for the German weekly Die ZEIT and the Tagesspiegel as a freelancer. Justus has a PhD in law and worked as a PostDoc at Princeton... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 13:00 - 14:00 CEST
TBA

14:00 CEST

Putting yourself on the map: learn how to map data in QGIS

Just as a picture is sometimes worth a thousand words, putting a dataset on a map can help us reveal patterns that would otherwise go unnoticed. In this talk, the Guardian’s visual projects editor Niko Kommenda demonstrates how maps are used to find stories in a lump of data and walks you through his recent investigation into Airbnb hotspots in the UK. The demonstration is centred around the free QGIS application; no previous technical knowledge is required.

Moderators
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist

Speakers
avatar for Niko Kommenda

Niko Kommenda

Visual projects editor, The Guardian
Niko Kommenda writes, edits, codes and maps on the Guardian’s visual journalism team


Tuesday October 20, 2020 14:00 - 15:15 CEST
TBA

16:00 CEST

Meetup 4: Create habits that make you a more resilient journalist

Meetup 4: Cultivating a positive mindset to help integrate what you have learned further into your life. NOTE: THIS IS A GROUP FOLLOWING A SERIES OF SESSIONS. THE MEETUPS WILL NOT BE RECORDED.

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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
avatar for Kim Brice

Kim Brice

Trainer and coach, Freelance
Kim Brice (US/Netherlands), originally an anthropologist, has experience as an activist and organizational consultant with non-profit organizations in the media freedom, freedom of expression and broader human rights and social justice sectors. She has supported a number of national... Read More →
avatar for Robin Van Raaij

Robin Van Raaij

Robin van Raaij (Netherlands) is a coach and trainer with vast management experience having held executive positions in both the commercial and public sectors. His experience with organizational change management enables him to address issues such as teamwork and business development... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 16:00 - 17:00 CEST
TBA
 
Wednesday, October 21
 

10:00 CEST

How can journalists and independent organisations find opportunities during the coronavirus crisis

Every crisis is an opportunity, says the cliché -- and clichés can be true. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about a public health and economic crisis, which has both affected the media' and journalists' capacity to work, and shown how important journalistic work is -- normally and even more in times of crisis. Then, how can freelancers and non-profit newsrooms and media organisations capitalise on the opportunities brought about by the coronavirus crisis?

Moderators
avatar for Elisabetta Tola

Elisabetta Tola

CEO - science&data journalist, formicablu srl

Speakers
avatar for John Crowley

John Crowley

Co-founder, Society of Freelance Journalists
I am a digital editor, trainer and journalist with 20 years of experience, including managing newsrooms and budgets across a variety of titles. My topic specialisms include technology, business, newsroom management, social care, burnout and disinformation. I have a strong track record... Read More →
avatar for Tabea Grzeszyk

Tabea Grzeszyk

Journalist and Founder, Hostwriter
Tabea Grzeszyk is a freelance journalist (German National Radio) and co-founder & CEO of Hostwriter.org, an open-source network that helps journalists to easily collaborate across borders. The platform connects more than 5,400 colleagues from 150+ countries for mutual support and... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2020 10:00 - 11:15 CEST
TBA

11:30 CEST

Mapping journalistic non-profit and non-commercial organisations across Europe

Netzwerk Recherche and Arena for Journalism in Europe are partnering to launch a project to map journalistic non-profit and not commercially-oriented organisations across Europe. Knowing who is there and doing what is the first step to learn more about and from each other and to go on and collaborate across borders, as this mapping is part of a wider plan to launch a network of such independent journalistic organisations. In this session, we will present the mapping project and will show a basic draft of how the outcome of the mapping would look like online. If you are interested, you can reach out to us for more details and to help us start compiling information about journalistic organisations: nonprofit@netzwerkrecherche.de, jose@journalismarena.eu

Moderators
avatar for Jose Miguel Calatayud

Jose Miguel Calatayud

Freelance journalist, project director at Arena
avatar for Thomas Schnedler

Thomas Schnedler

Project director, Netzwerk Recherche
Thomas leads the non-profit journalism program of Netzwerk Recherche, the German Association of Investigative Journalists. The program aims to strengthen non-profit journalism in Germany and Europe. It includes conferences, advice, training opportunities and the Grow grant for non-profit journalism. In addition, he is one of the spokespersons of the... Read More →
avatar for Malte Werner

Malte Werner

Freelancer
Used to work for news agency ddp/dapd back in the days. Went back to university to research the role of social media in the coverage of the Syrian war. Hasn't finished that yet. But is about to. Got back on "Team Journalism" anyways. Now freelancing, mainly on science related issues... Read More →

Wednesday October 21, 2020 11:30 - 12:45 CEST
 
Thursday, October 22
 

10:00 CEST

Chase the money: how to write good grant applications

We all have done it, we all are going to continue to do it, and we all could do with some help to do it better. Join this session to learn from two great experts from both sides of the equation about how to write great grant applications to fund your project or investigation.

Moderators
avatar for Sameer Padania

Sameer Padania

Lead Author: A New Deal for Journalism (Forum I&D), Macroscope
Sameer Padania runs Macroscope, a UK-based consultancy focused on strengthening public interest journalism and information. In 2021 he served as Lead Rapporteur for the Forum on Information and Democracy's Working Group on the sustainability of journalism, leading the global repo... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Reuter

Stephanie Reuter

Managing Director, Rudolf Augstein Stiftung
Stephanie Reuter is director of the German Rudolf Augstein Foundation. Before joining the foundation in 2011 she headed the office of the Institute for Cultural and Media Management at the University for Music and Theatre in Hamburg. As a trained journalist and cultural manager, she... Read More →
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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 →


Thursday October 22, 2020 10:00 - 11:15 CEST
TBA

11:30 CEST

Overview of journalism non-profits getting charity status across Europe

A potentially straightforward way to support non-profit newsrooms that produce public interest journalism would be making it easy for them go get charity status. That way, they can save time and money and get access to more diverse funding sources. However, often it's not easy for newsrooms or other journalism organisations to get charity status. How's the situation across Europe? What needs to change? We look at this not well-known issue through a panel of experts working on it.

Moderators
avatar for Elisabetta Tola

Elisabetta Tola

CEO - science&data journalist, formicablu srl

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Reuter

Stephanie Reuter

Managing Director, Rudolf Augstein Stiftung
Stephanie Reuter is director of the German Rudolf Augstein Foundation. Before joining the foundation in 2011 she headed the office of the Institute for Cultural and Media Management at the University for Music and Theatre in Hamburg. As a trained journalist and cultural manager, she... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2020 11:30 - 12:45 CEST
TBA

13:00 CEST

From newsletters to euros: how to monetise audience engagement

Oliver Moldenhauer, executive director at Investigate Europe and who has extensive experience as strategist and campaigner in the non-profit world, will lead a hands-on session on how independent media and journalistic organisations can monetise audience engagement. As the title says, join this session if you want to learn how to turn newsletter into euros (or into your local currency)!

Moderators
avatar for Jose Miguel Calatayud

Jose Miguel Calatayud

Freelance journalist, project director at Arena

Speakers

Thursday October 22, 2020 13:00 - 14:15 CEST
TBA

14:00 CEST

Jailbreaking information from PDFs

Got a table but it's trapped in a PDF? Your FOI officer has emailed a 900-page non-word-searchable PFD? Not to worry, there are tools out there to make these documents user-friendlier. We'll be showing you some, both free and (reasonably) priced. Join this session and feel free to send your questions in advance.

Moderators
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist

Speakers
avatar for Crina Boros

Crina Boros

Investigative Reporter | Data Journalism Visiting Lecturer
A data-driven watchdog reporter based in London, I've also been training data journalism across the map. An IRE member and offspring of the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ), I've published with Reuters, the BBC, ICIJ, openDemocracy, Greenpeace Unearthed, Euobserver, The Black... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2020 14:00 - 15:15 CEST

16:30 CEST

Quiztime!

How are your verification skills? Can you do digital research in a jiffy? Quiztime - an international network of OSINT journalists and researchers - presents an interactive session on research and verification skills, based on their daily Twitter quizzes (www.twitter.com/quiztime). Creating new examples, participants will solve the quizzes together and live, loads of fun included. On the way, Quiztime will share tips and tricks learned from their professional work & the quizzes. Everyone can join in, solve the tasks by themselves or in collaboration with others and improve their skills in a fun way. Join in and test your skills in competition and collaboration with others.

Speakers
avatar for Fiete Stegers

Fiete Stegers

Wissenschaftl. Mitarbeiter / Journalist, HAW / freelance
Fiete Stegers is a research associate at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg), focusing on fostering media literacy amongst high school students and teachers, as well as a freelance journalist. Before that he worked as a technology editor for public broadcaster NDR... Read More →
avatar for Julia Bayer

Julia Bayer

Investigative Journalist & OSINT Trainer, Deutsche Welle
Julia Bayer is an investigative journalist, innovation manager and trainer at Deutsche Welle. At DW´s Investigative unit she is diving deep online collecting publicly available sources to uncover the (in)visible using OSINT. Before that she researched and verified UGC for (breaking... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2020 16:30 - 18:00 CEST
TBA
 
Tuesday, October 27
 

10:00 CET

How to build an international conflict of interest database


Conflict of interest in scientific research and twisted results is an eternal source of stories for investigative journalists. Scientific research is crucial to develop medicines to cure or relieve from illnesses. It is also indispensable to build science-based policies on climate change, obesity or daily exposure to chemicals. Scientists are also quoted in the media and shape the opinion on GMOs, pesticides or 5G. But are all these experts impartial? Could their opinion be blurred by corporate research fundings or invitations to sit in the scientific advisory boards of global companies? The capture of scientific knowledge by corporate interests is no secret and has been used to block regulation and maintain harmful products on the market. Now imagine there is a centralized conflict of interest database where you can get the list of industry collaborations of an expert in 10 seconds. This is what leading journalists in the field are trying to do. They call for a shared, open access, global database of conflicts of interest. The efforts are led by Stéphane Horel from Le Monde in France and Hristio Boytchev, freelance journalist in Germany. For this panel, they team up with a group of academics, tech experts and civil society organisations to present the groundwork for this global conflict of interest database.

Moderators
avatar for Stéphane Horel

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 →

Speakers
AC

Anne Chailleu

Vice President, FORMINDEP (NGO)
avatar for Pierre-Alain Jachiet

Pierre-Alain Jachiet

Data scientist, founder of eurosfordocs.fr and member of EurosForDocs association.
avatar for Luc Martinon

Luc Martinon

Data Scientist, working on the eurosfordocs.eu project
avatar for Ioana MANOLESCU

Ioana MANOLESCU

Senior Researcher, Inria
Dr. Ioana Manolescu is a Senior Researcher at Inria, the French national research institute in Computer Science an Applied Mathematics.She is the lead of the CEDAR team, joint between Inria and Ecole Polytechnique, focused on Rich Data Exploration at Cloud Scale, and a part-time professor... Read More →
avatar for Hristio Boytchev

Hristio Boytchev

Science and health reporter, Berlin
Investigative science journalist based in Berlin. Formerly at Correctiv. Focus on data and medical journalism.


Tuesday October 27, 2020 10:00 - 11:15 CET

11:30 CET

Conflict of interest monitoring network

Do you cover any field where scientific evidence is part of the political discussion? Are you interested in a global conflict of interest database? Join us for this networking round table. Let us know what you work with, how you would be able to use such a database and how you might be able to share your experience and knowledge within the wider network. This round table session is a discussion following the presentation of this morning's panel of journalists and experts. We hope to find common grounds and determine common features allowing to connect or join forces with all initiatives in the future and we want to figure out interest in the EU journalism community to use such conflict-of-interest tools. We can also meet in this Dataharvest Forum to discuss before and after the session https://discussion.dataharvest.eu/t/conflicts-of-interest-in-science/117


Moderators
avatar for Stéphane Horel

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 →

Speakers
AC

Anne Chailleu

Vice President, FORMINDEP (NGO)
avatar for Pierre-Alain Jachiet

Pierre-Alain Jachiet

Data scientist, founder of eurosfordocs.fr and member of EurosForDocs association.
avatar for Luc Martinon

Luc Martinon

Data Scientist, working on the eurosfordocs.eu project
avatar for Ioana MANOLESCU

Ioana MANOLESCU

Senior Researcher, Inria
Dr. Ioana Manolescu is a Senior Researcher at Inria, the French national research institute in Computer Science an Applied Mathematics.She is the lead of the CEDAR team, joint between Inria and Ecole Polytechnique, focused on Rich Data Exploration at Cloud Scale, and a part-time professor... Read More →
avatar for Hristio Boytchev

Hristio Boytchev

Science and health reporter, Berlin
Investigative science journalist based in Berlin. Formerly at Correctiv. Focus on data and medical journalism.


Tuesday October 27, 2020 11:30 - 12:45 CET

14:00 CET

Staying sane when dealing with structured data formats: CSV, JSON, XML, XLSX.

CSV, JSON, XML, XLSX. You probably have come across all of these formats. Maybe you’re a data wizard and they hold no secrets for you anymore. In that case this session is not for you. But if you’re still trying to understand the difference between all those acronyms, how they work and how you can process them this session is for you. With a little patience and lots of free and open-source tools (including one written by the speaker) you might just get out of this session with a little less headache whenever you deal with these structured formats.

Moderators
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist

Speakers
avatar for Hay Kranen

Hay Kranen

Creative coder for the web, Freelance
Hay creates digital things. He combines in-depth technical knowledge with a pragmatic approach and a creative angle. Designing, developing, tinkering and hacking on the thin line between art, technology and narrative.Was one of the founders of the crossmedia desk at de Volkskrant... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2020 14:00 - 15:15 CET
TBA
 
Wednesday, October 28
 

09:30 CET

Big leak, big names? How to keep the focus on structures

When two whistleblowers gave the EIC team of journalists access to a trove of documents pointing at dodgy tax dealings via the UK island of Jersey, team members made a pledge to each other. Let's not only focus on the individual cases we may find in the data, they said to each other, lets' instead focus on the bigger picture: When trust funds can get away with dodging taxes, how is it done, who allows this to happen? Of course there is the human story - the background of the whistleblowers would make for a novel in itself. And it needs to be told for the credibility of the story. But what then? In this session, the initiator, the coordinator and one of the journalists will tell about the making of #JerseyOffshore and the considerations on how to work with this spectacular leak of documents.

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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
avatar for Cécile Tran-Tien

Cécile Tran-Tien

Journalist, Radio Télévision Suisse
NH

Nicky Hager

freelance
Author and investigative journalist in New Zealand. My website shows the range of issues I work on (incl politics, public relations, war and intelligence). I enjoy collaborating.
avatar for Stefan Candea

Stefan Candea

Founder, Co-ordinator, European Investigative Collaborators
Stefan Candea, Romania, is an investigative journalist and co-founder of the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism (CRJI), a nonprofit registered in Bucharest, Romania. His cross-border investigative stories on organized crime won several international awards.He will be working... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2020 09:30 - 10:45 CET

11:00 CET

FinCEN Files: How it fits in to the chronology of financial mega-leaks and why it’s so important

The FinCEN Files, a global collaboration coordinated by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and BuzzFeed News with more than 100 media partners, shows how many of the world’s biggest banks have for years processed trillions of dollars in international bank transactions despite secretly suspecting they were tied to money laundering, fraud, corruption, embezzlement, and evasion of sanctions. The investigation shows the banks’ appetite for processing suspect transactions continued even after some of them were fined for anti-money laundering violations. In this panel, journalists who took part in the collaboration will explain why FinCEN Files is different from past leak-based investigations such as Panama Papers, Paradise Papers, SwissLeaks, FBME Bank or the Russian and Azerbaijani Laundromats.

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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
avatar for Tom Warren

Tom Warren

Buzzfeed News
Tom Warren is an investigations correspondent at BuzzFeed News. Since joining in 2015, Tom revealed systemic failings at the National Crime Agency and told the inside story of one of the world's dirtiest banks, FBME. He also worked on stories exposing 14 deaths on British soil with clear connections to the Kremlin, and an award winning report... Read More →
avatar for Delphine Reuter

Delphine Reuter

Data journalist and researcher, ICIJ
avatar for Simon Bowers

Simon Bowers

ICIJ
I have worked as European Coordinator and Senior Reporter for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists for the past four years. Before that I worked as a financial and investigative reporter for The Guardian in the UK. In November 2020, I am excited to be starting... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2020 11:00 - 12:15 CET

13:00 CET

The secrets of the Council projects - the case of tax transparency

When large investigations like LuxLeaks about tax avoidance hit the front pages, political promises are given galore. So the Commission wrote a draft law about public country by country reporting on taxes. And then...  the work in the Investigate Europe team started. A long-term research project, the Secrets of the Council investigation deals with the hidden procedures of law making in the European Union's main legislative body: the council of ministers. The first investigation within the project focuses on the draft EU tax transparency law, which was blocked in the council last year. The investigation shows that some of the blocking EU governments were acting without the knowledge or support from their national parliaments. It also shows that the EU governments that hold the rotating presidency and should act as an honest broker, can abuse its agenda-setting power to block laws. Sigrid Melchior and Harald Schumann, both experienced journalists with a particular knowledge of covering European affairs, will describe how they get closer to the opaque decision making of the Council by following one topic of public interest.


Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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
avatar for Sigrid Melchior

Sigrid Melchior

freelance journalist
Swedish journalist based in Brussels since forever it feels like. Reports on EU and European affairs, teaches EU journalism, does investigations with the European network http://investigate-europe.eu and has a gossipy bi-weekly podcast: https://brysselbubblan.libsyn.com... Read More →
avatar for Harald Schumann

Harald Schumann

Journalist, Investigate Europe
Journalist since 1984 with - „tageszeitung“ (2 years),- „Der Spiegel“ (18 years) -- "Tagesspiegel" (since 2004) andInvestigate Europe (since 2016)several books, e.g. The Global Trap, 1996(Co-Author Hans-Peter Martin), published in 24 languagesAwards- Bruno-Kreisky-Preis für... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2020 13:00 - 14:15 CET

14:30 CET

Roundtable: Tax Avoidance and Tax fraud – What impact is investigative reporting?

Investigative reporting on tax has provided some of the most high profile stories of the last decade. Starting with the exposure of tax dodging by big tech, to big leaks such as the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers, through to large, cross-border investigations into Cum-Ex and VAT fraud. These stories have provoked political reaction at the highest level, including declarations from G8 leaders, high profile parliamentary inquiries and action by enforcement authorities.

This session looks back at a decade of investigative reporting on tax and asks where are we now? Have things really changed? Are attitudes to tax fundamentally different from where they were before the 2008 crash and does it matter? Do journalists need to change their approach to reporting on tax if they are going to continue to have an impact?

Additional speaker: Rita De Ferria – International Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation and expert on VAT.


Moderators
avatar for George Turner

George Turner

Taxwatch
George Turner is the director of TaxWatch. He is an investigative journalist and one of the founders of Finance Uncovered, an investigative reporting and training organisation. As a journalist he has led multiple investigations that have appeared on front pages across the world.George... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Simon Bowers

Simon Bowers

ICIJ
I have worked as European Coordinator and Senior Reporter for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists for the past four years. Before that I worked as a financial and investigative reporter for The Guardian in the UK. In November 2020, I am excited to be starting... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2020 14:30 - 15:45 CET

16:00 CET

Workshop: The challenges facing reporters covering tax scandals and financial crime

Investigative reporting on tax and financial crime can pose some of the most difficult challenges for journalists.

People involved in financial wrongdoing go to great lengths to hide their identities behind complex and secretive financial structures and transactions. When challenged, they can respond with legal attacks which are becoming increasingly aggressive and complex.

In this session, leading investigative journalists share their experiences and approaches to meeting the challenge of investigative reporting on tax and financial crime. From how to bring complex financial structures to life and create a compelling story, to facing down threats from libel lawyers, privacy lawyers and even hostile criminal investigations that are thrown in the way of journalists attempting seeking to expose financial wrongdoing.


Moderators
avatar for George Turner

George Turner

Taxwatch
George Turner is the director of TaxWatch. He is an investigative journalist and one of the founders of Finance Uncovered, an investigative reporting and training organisation. As a journalist he has led multiple investigations that have appeared on front pages across the world.George... Read More →

Speakers
JG

Juliette Garside

The Guardian
avatar for Simona Weinglass

Simona Weinglass

investigative reporter, Times of Israel
I’m an investigative reporter with the Times of Israel focused on financial crime and cyber-fraud. I’m interested in the ways the world of offshore finance has unleashed a tsunami of white-collar malfeasance. I exposed Israel’s binary options industry, a loosely connected industry... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2020 16:00 - 17:15 CET
 
Thursday, October 29
 

14:00 CET

All things are in the Aleph: dive into the largest investigative data archive

For the last few years, OCCRP has been building Aleph, it's anti-corruption data platform. In it, journalists can get access to a vast archive of company, property and procurement info, as well as searchable versions of most of the document leaks published in the past decade.

Over the past two years, OCCRP has also been adding research tools to Aleph that let reporters make datasets about their own investigations, upload documents, and draw network diagrams with colleagues to identify and cross-reference key people and companies.

In this session, the project coordinator Friedrich Lindenberg will give an intro to the Aleph archive, explain how reporters can gain access to it, conduct their searches, set alerts and build out their own investigation databases.

Moderators
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist

Speakers

Thursday October 29, 2020 14:00 - 15:15 CET
 
Tuesday, November 3
 

10:00 CET

Algorithms are here already - we've found some for you

Proactively automating family benefits in Estonia. Detecting medical prescription fraud in Portugal. Assigning GCSE and A-level grades in the UK. Monitoring smiles in bank branches in Poland. Implementing face recognition technologies to apprehend criminals, enforce social distancing or even fight racism. And many, many more examples of automation in the distribution of rights and services across 16 European countries. Presentation of the 2nd Algorithmwatch report on automated decision making in Europe.

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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
avatar for Matthias Spielkamp

Matthias Spielkamp

Executive Director, AlgorithmWatch
Matthias Spielkamp is co-founder and executive director of AlgorithmWatch (Theodor Heuss Medal 2018, Grimme Online Nominee 2019). He testified before committees of the Council of Europe, the European Parliament, the German Bundestag and other institutions on AI and automation. Matthias... Read More →
avatar for Fabio Chiusi

Fabio Chiusi

Project Manager, AlgorithmWatch
I'm into all things automated decision-making: their impacts, how they work, where they are being deployed or tested. I'm particularly concerned about face recognition technologies, and investigating how ADM is playing out in the pandemic. Of course I'm always up for a chat on tech-policy... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2020 10:00 - 11:15 CET

11:30 CET

How to spot algorithms in the wild

Algorithms rule our lives, some say. But how do we know? Many automated systems are hidden from public view due to "security", "privacy" or "intellectual property" concerns. Those that are visible are often black-boxes with no accountability. Based on a dozen investigations by AlgorithmWatch and others, this session will explain how to develop methods to spot algorithms, audit them and communicate your findings.

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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
avatar for Nicolas Kayser-Bril

Nicolas Kayser-Bril

Reporter, AlgorithmWatch
Nicolas Kayser-Bril is a French-German journalist and developer. At AlgorithmWatch, he keeps track of automated decision-making in the European Union. Before that, he was the head of Journalism++, an agency for data journalism that won the European Press Prize in 2015.


Tuesday November 3, 2020 11:30 - 12:45 CET
 
Wednesday, November 4
 

10:00 CET

Hunting one's own shadow: Data donation as a new tool to systematic research

Donate your data, so journalists can do journalism for you to find out, what your data are used (or abused) for. That's the logic behind the two data donation tools presented today: Dataskop by Algorithmwatch and the PersonalData.io toolbox. Paul-Olivier Delhaye, the founder of Geneva based non-profit PersonalData.io has recently collaborated with Swiss daily newspaper Le Temps to help readers chase their "digital shadow" based upon their own data. From Germany, Lorenz Matzat, co-founder of Berlin based non-profit Algorithmwatch, presents the data donation tool Dataskop. Hear about the tools and the potential stories. For background links, do have a look at algo-watchers meeting point during Dataharvest Digital 2020.

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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
avatar for Paul-Olivier Dehaye

Paul-Olivier Dehaye

PersonalData.IO
personal data / wobbing / Cambridge Analytica / algorithmic accountability / data economy /mathematics / helping journalists
avatar for Lorenz Matzat

Lorenz Matzat

Director R&D, AlgorithmWatch


Wednesday November 4, 2020 10:00 - 11:15 CET

11:30 CET

Tracking algorithms using massive FOI requests

Automated decisions are on the rise in Sweden's social welfare system,shifting contact between authorities and citizens in need from personal to digital solutions and potentially hiding official decisions in black boxes of secret algorithms. The change has met criticism and journalists and academics address the question. One of them is Anne Kaun from the Södertörn University College. Together with colleagues she has filed a massive freedom of information (FOI) request to 321 government agencies to get an overview whether they work with automated decisions and in which areas they use it. Further, journalists and academics have filed FOI requests to gain access to the algorithms. Some FOI requests had to go to court to get the algorithm as the software provider claimed business secrets. In this session, Anne Kaun will present the work with    defining, tracking, analysing and contextualising these automatedprocesses as academics and journalists do in Sweden.

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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
AK

Anne Kaun

Associate Professor, Södertörn University


Wednesday November 4, 2020 11:30 - 12:30 CET
 
Thursday, November 5
 

11:30 CET

Please undress: How Instagram pushes nakedness

Does Instagram's algorithm promote nudity? Anecdotal experience by instagrammers could indicate so, but how to find out? Algorithmwatch journalists decided to set up a data donation option and analyse the data they got. Included were also other informations such as patent description of the inner working of Instagram. Come and listen to the "how-to" of this algorithm investigation. https://algorithmwatch.org/en/story/instagram-algorithm-nudity/

Speakers
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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 →
avatar for Nicolas Kayser-Bril

Nicolas Kayser-Bril

Reporter, AlgorithmWatch
Nicolas Kayser-Bril is a French-German journalist and developer. At AlgorithmWatch, he keeps track of automated decision-making in the European Union. Before that, he was the head of Journalism++, an agency for data journalism that won the European Press Prize in 2015.


Thursday November 5, 2020 11:30 - 12:45 CET

13:00 CET

Algo-watchers round table

Networking round table: Are you algowatching? Do you want to start algowatching in your country? Share your story, meet experienced colleagues, get collaborations started.

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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
avatar for Fabio Chiusi

Fabio Chiusi

Project Manager, AlgorithmWatch
I'm into all things automated decision-making: their impacts, how they work, where they are being deployed or tested. I'm particularly concerned about face recognition technologies, and investigating how ADM is playing out in the pandemic. Of course I'm always up for a chat on tech-policy... Read More →
avatar for Matthias Spielkamp

Matthias Spielkamp

Executive Director, AlgorithmWatch
Matthias Spielkamp is co-founder and executive director of AlgorithmWatch (Theodor Heuss Medal 2018, Grimme Online Nominee 2019). He testified before committees of the Council of Europe, the European Parliament, the German Bundestag and other institutions on AI and automation. Matthias... Read More →
avatar for Nicolas Kayser-Bril

Nicolas Kayser-Bril

Reporter, AlgorithmWatch
Nicolas Kayser-Bril is a French-German journalist and developer. At AlgorithmWatch, he keeps track of automated decision-making in the European Union. Before that, he was the head of Journalism++, an agency for data journalism that won the European Press Prize in 2015.


Thursday November 5, 2020 13:00 - 14:00 CET

14:00 CET

Get your hands dirty: practical data visualizations

You, a dataset and 45 minutes. Divided in groups, you will try and make the best data visualization Dataharvest has ever seen.

Space is limited!

Moderators
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist

Speakers
avatar for Attila Bátorfy

Attila Bátorfy

head of data and visualization, Átlátszó.hu
Data journalist at Átlátszó.hu, head of visual journalism team of Átló. Master teacher of journalism and information graphics at Institute of Art Theory and Media Research of Eötvös Loránd Science University. 


Thursday November 5, 2020 14:00 - 15:15 CET

17:00 CET

Russia - How to navigate in a harsh media climate

Would you be able to work as a journalist in Russia? Do you know how Russian colleagues dribble between the strict media laws and write between the lines to give the public the information it needs? When Nordic and Russian journalists planned a cross-border investigative project, it became obvious that the Westerners had little knowledge about the working conditions and methods of their Russian colleagues – but a lot of unbased bias.
That was the starting point for the book “Journalism по-русски” (Russian title "Журналистика in Russian"), published in September 2020 by the 4-country journalistic cooperation Barents Press International and now being presented at Dataharvest Digital. Learn how Russian journalists navigate the strict media legislation and write between the lines – and add your own experiences. The book can be downloaded for free here.

Moderators
avatar for Valeria Helander

Valeria Helander

Journalist, Swedish Television

Speakers
avatar for Leif Lønsmann

Leif Lønsmann

Senior advisor, board member, Nordic Journalist Center
Senior Media Advisor, The Crowd (Media Legislation, Media Development, Training of Journalists, Editors & Publishers).Board member, Nordic Journalist Center. Member of IPI since 1998Former Managing Director Danish Broadcasting CorporationFormer Vice President EBU RadioFormer Vice... Read More →
avatar for Tim Andersson Rask

Tim Andersson Rask

Chairman/Project Coordinator, Barents Press Sverige
avatar for Anna Kireeva

Anna Kireeva

Chairman, Barents Press Russia
Arctic environmental journalist, based in Murmansk, Russia. Chairman of Barents Press Russia - a network of journalists from the Barents region.


Thursday November 5, 2020 17:00 - 18:30 CET
 
Tuesday, November 10
 

10:00 CET

Data Buffet with the European Environmental Agency

Join us for a (late) breakfast with a European Environmental Agency (EEA) data scientist. On the menu you will find Emission Trading System viewer and data related to mitigation. You will learn what sort of data related to climate and energy EEA has in store, how they collect it, where to find the relevant datasets and how to make the best use of them.

Moderators
avatar for Elena Erdmann

Elena Erdmann

Datenjournalistin, ZEIT Online
Elena Erdmann is a datajournalist at Zeit Online. She is one of the co-founders of the data journalism initiative Journocode, that helps journalists gain a better understanding of data and statistics.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Dael

Suzanne Dael

Expert in Climate Change Mitigation and Energy, European Environment Agency
What data does European Environmental Agency have and where to find them: in an hour session, I will be presenting key climate-related datasets from the European Environment Agency and the ways one can use them.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 10:00 - 11:00 CET
TBA

11:15 CET

Big polluters & wealthy climate deniers: who are the lobbyists in the climate field?

In the UK, the Conservative Party gets vast sums of money from super wealthy donors – many of them making money in fossil fuel, polluting industries or involved in backing climate crisi denial. Industry lobbyists. Oil and gas lobbyists sit at the heart of our political systems and influence the policies in Brussels and our countries. Join the panel to learn about who and where the energy lobbysts are today and how to investigate them.

Moderators
avatar for Jelena Prtoric

Jelena Prtoric

Journalist / Arena Climate & Energy Network Coordinator, Arena for Journalism in Europe

Speakers
avatar for Lala Hakuma Dadci

Lala Hakuma Dadci

Researcher and campaigner, Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)
avatar for Mat Hope

Mat Hope

Editor, DeSmog UK
I have been Editor of environmental investigative journalism outlet DeSmog UK since 2017, having joined as Deputy Editor in 2016. DeSmog aims to expose lobbying and greenwash by corporations and politicians around climate change and other environmental issues.I previously worked as... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 11:15 - 12:30 CET
TBA

12:45 CET

Aviation and Shipping industry - why are there so few stories?

Shipping, like aviation, is not directly included in the Paris Agreement, but it is responsible for 2,5-3% of greenhouse gas emissions. Both the International Maritime Organisation, the UN body that oversees global shipping, and the International Civil Aviation Organisation have been criticised for their lack of transparency. Where to start your investigation into shipping and aviation industries, and what the next big stories might be?

Moderators
avatar for Jelena Prtoric

Jelena Prtoric

Journalist / Arena Climate & Energy Network Coordinator, Arena for Journalism in Europe

Speakers
FA

Faig Abbasov

Shipping Programme Manager, Transport & Environment
Faig Abbasov is the Shipping Programme Manager at Transport & Environment, Brussels-based sustainable transport group advocating for sustainable transport policies in the EU and internationally. Faig holds a PhD in European energy policy, and has a specialised technical training in... Read More →
avatar for Chloe Farand

Chloe Farand

Senior Reporter, Climate Home News
Chloé Farand is a senior reporter at Climate Home News, a global climate news website based in the UK. She reports on climate politics and diplomacy and has covered the UN climate talks since 2016. Her work spans from covering the climate impacts faced by the world's most vulnerable... Read More →


Tuesday November 10, 2020 12:45 - 13:45 CET
TBA
 
Wednesday, November 11
 

10:00 CET

Buy a stove for a farmer, plant a tree: where does your climate compensation money really end up?

Carbon offset schemes promise to compensate for the emissions caused by private individuals and companies by donating to emission reduction projects, such as reforestation. But is this just a feel-good solution? Journalists from the Danish newspaper Politiken investigated what sort of carbon credits Danish companies invest in, and found out that many of them were fraudulent. Join us to learn how they did it, and how you can track the carbon credit money too.
Read one of the stories from the investigation: "Russian oligarch made a fortune selling fraudulent climate compensation - now he wants to buy a Formula 1 seat for his son" (PDF version here)

Moderators
avatar for Jelena Prtoric

Jelena Prtoric

Journalist / Arena Climate & Energy Network Coordinator, Arena for Journalism in Europe

Speakers

Wednesday November 11, 2020 10:00 - 11:15 CET
TBA

11:30 CET

Tracking carbon fraudsters and future frauds on the energy market

How VAT carousel fraud works on the energy market? Marius-Cristian Frunza is an expert in carbon markets and risk management who worked as a broker in the energy markets and investigated VAT frauds. He'll introduce us to the world of organised fraud groups active on carbon market, give us an overview of frauds possible on the carbon markets nowadays and tools and methods one can use to investigate them. Keywords: money laundering, corruption, international fraud.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Marius Frunza

Marius Frunza

Director, Schwarzthal Tech
Dr Marius-Cristian Frunza is the founder of Schwarzthal Tech, a Fintech start-up providing disruptive KYC solutions empowered by Artificial Intelligence. He is specialized in expert witness for litigations, disputes and financial crime. He is also an associate professor of finance... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 11:30 - 12:45 CET
TBA

13:00 CET

Good intentions, bad execution - green's not always clean

Green energy is supposed to be a good thing, right? Yet, in Serbia, many small hydro powerplant projects are tainted by corruption and harming the environment. In Ukraine, 'green oligarchs' are cashing in from solar powerplants, and taxpayers are providing the funds. European banks are giving out loans and incentives for 'green' investments that are often less clean that they should be. Join the panel to learn what it looks like when green turns dirty.

Moderators
avatar for Jelena Prtoric

Jelena Prtoric

Journalist / Arena Climate & Energy Network Coordinator, Arena for Journalism in Europe

Speakers
avatar for Pippa Gallop

Pippa Gallop

Southeast Europe Energy Advisor, CEE Bankwatch Network
I will give an overview of European public bank investments and incentive schemes related to renewable energy in Southeastern Europe.
avatar for Alisa Yurchenko

Alisa Yurchenko

Editor, Bihus.Info
Journalist and editor at anti-corruption investigation project Bihus.Info (Ukraine). I follow the activities of Ukrainian oligarchs and top officials. I reveal corruption schemes in the fields of energy, justice, courts, the law enforcement system, and the declaration of officials... Read More →
avatar for Dina Djordjevic

Dina Djordjevic

journalist, Center for Investigative Journalism of Serbia – CINS
Member of Center for Investigative Journalism of Serbia – CINS since 2017. Dina mostly covers topics related to ecology and contributes to multimedia production of CINS with the production of short videos and infographics. In 2019 she won two special prizes for the contribution... Read More →


Wednesday November 11, 2020 13:00 - 14:30 CET
TBA
 
Thursday, November 12
 

10:00 CET

Data Buffet with Copernicus

Join us for a (late) breakfast with two Copernicus scientists of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast (ECMWF). On the menu, you will find the freshest datasets related to the Earth's past, present and future climate. You will learn what sort of climate and atmospheric data Copernicus has in store, how they collect the data, where to find the relevant datasets and how to make the best use of them.

Moderators
avatar for Elena Erdmann

Elena Erdmann

Datenjournalistin, ZEIT Online
Elena Erdmann is a datajournalist at Zeit Online. She is one of the co-founders of the data journalism initiative Journocode, that helps journalists gain a better understanding of data and statistics.

Speakers
avatar for Freja Vamborg

Freja Vamborg

Senior C3S Scientist, Copernicus ECMWF
I am Senior Scientist at the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). I am a mathematics graduate, opted for a Master’s Degree in Climate Change, followed by a PhD on Land Surface–precipitation Interactions in northern... Read More →
avatar for Mark Parrington

Mark Parrington

Senior CAMS Scientist, Copernicus ECMWF
I´m a Senior Scientist in the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) Development Section at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). I hold a DPhil in Atmospheric Physics from the University of Oxford and have more than 15 years’ experience of working... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2020 10:00 - 11:15 CET
TBA

11:30 CET

Let's not bum our readers out: can climate journalism be constructive and crowdsourced?

What if the data you need for your reporting doesn't exist? You can gather it yourself, or consider to ask for help the community that is directly impacted by the issues are investigating. Correctiv newsroom has done the latter – they decided to crowdsource some of their investigations. Correctiv journalists Annika Joeres and Katarina Huth will explain us how they've done it, and tell us why journalism should be constructive when covering climate issues.

Moderators
avatar for Jelena Prtoric

Jelena Prtoric

Journalist / Arena Climate & Energy Network Coordinator, Arena for Journalism in Europe

Speakers
avatar for Annika Joeres

Annika Joeres

Correctiv
Annika Joeres ist working as a german journalist in France - as a climate-reporter for correctiv.org and as a correspondent for DIE ZEIT. She specialised in cross-boarder journalism about Lobbyism and climate policy. This summer she published with Susanne Götze her long term investigative... Read More →
avatar for Katarina Huth

Katarina Huth

CORRECTIV
Katarina Huth is a reporter in the CORRECTIV climate newsroom. She and her colleague Jean Peters entered the scene of climate crisis deniers undercover as alleged PR consultants for a fictitious Berlin agency, equipped with business cards, a fake website and a hidden camera. Their... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2020 11:30 - 12:45 CET
TBA

13:00 CET

Where to look for climate & energy stories next?

Climate change is here, and a global momentum around climate change is building up. To address the climate crisis, countries around the world have come up with milestones to strengthen their emission reduction commitments. The new European Green Deal set up targets for Europe and its citizens to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. New technologies reducing greenhouse gas emissions are being perfected. What are going to be the next big climate&energy stories and where should journalist look for the next big story?

Moderators
avatar for Jelena Prtoric

Jelena Prtoric

Journalist / Arena Climate & Energy Network Coordinator, Arena for Journalism in Europe

Speakers
avatar for Elisabetta Tola

Elisabetta Tola

CEO - science&data journalist, formicablu srl
avatar for Sven Egenter

Sven Egenter

Editor in Chief, Clean Energy Wire CLEW
Sven heads Clean Energy Wire, which produces and supports energy transition journalism, as editor in chief and executive director. He covered the German, Swiss, and British economies during his 12 years at Reuters. He ran the team covering the British economy and managed Reuters... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2020 13:00 - 14:15 CET
TBA

17:00 CET

Launch of the Arena Climate Network

At Arena, we want to enable a better cross-border coverage of climate and energy stories; facilitate information flows between journalists covering climate and energy at the local and national level, and those covering the EU and international aspects of it. We want to build a network of dedicated journalists who can work as a team and whose expertise will allow us to tell impactful and often underreported stories. Join us for the launch of Climate&Energy network and become a member of the network yourself!

Speakers
avatar for Jelena Prtoric

Jelena Prtoric

Journalist / Arena Climate & Energy Network Coordinator, Arena for Journalism in Europe


Thursday November 12, 2020 17:00 - 18:00 CET
TBA
 
Tuesday, November 17
 

10:00 CET

Digital security: Protect your communication

As journalists we have an obligation to keep our communication and data protected from hacking, surveillance and other digital attacks. In this session we cover how to communicate and exchange data securely with your colleagues and sources and how to avoid digital attacks such as phishing. We also discuss security considerations in online video conferences and meetups, to which the corona crises have brought new attention.

Moderators
avatar for Trine Smistrup

Trine Smistrup

Program director, ARENA for Journalism in Europe

Speakers
avatar for Freja Wedenborg

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 →


Tuesday November 17, 2020 10:00 - 11:00 CET
TBA

11:15 CET

Digital harassment: A threat against press freedom

An increasing number of journalists experience digital harassment as a consequence of their work. It ranges from harassing comments on social media to coordinated campaigns with the purpose of intimidating the journalist. It can lead to stress, depression and self censorship, and is therefor also a serious threat against press freedom. In this session we look closer at the problem – where does it happen and who are the people behind it – and discuss hands on what you can do if you or your colleague are targeted.

Moderators
avatar for Trine Smistrup

Trine Smistrup

Program director, ARENA for Journalism in Europe

Speakers
avatar for Freja Wedenborg

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 →
avatar for Maia Kahlke Lorentzen

Maia Kahlke Lorentzen

Researcher, trainer, Cybernauterne
I am a trainer, facilitator and consultant in the areas of digital literacy, cybersecurity, online activism, mobilization and fundraising. I also do research on online subcultures, hateforums, trolling, digital harassment and radicalisation. In June 2019 my book on online trolling... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2020 11:15 - 12:30 CET
TBA

14:00 CET

SQL: Take the next step into data journalism - 1

This is a hands-on session and the attendance is limited. Link will be sent to the attendees via email. Please send an email to adriana@journalismarena.eu if you don't get the email.

SQL is one of the basic tools for data analysis in the world and the language - which is straightforward and easy to learn - can be found in many other software packages. It has been used for decades for major investigations using large datasets and is a powerful way to join information contained in multiple datasets. When you’ve done all you can with spreadsheets but either your data are too big or you need to join tables (files), SQL (Structured Query Language) is for you.

To attend this class you need to have a basic knowledge of spreadsheets and you also need to download DB Browser, https://sqlitebrowser.org/.



Moderators
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist

Speakers
avatar for Helena Bengtsson

Helena Bengtsson

Editor, Data Journalism, Sveriges Television
Helena Bengtsson is Editor for Data Journalism at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. She previously worked as Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian in London, UK between 2014-2017. In 2006 and 2007, she was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2020 14:00 - 15:00 CET
 
Wednesday, November 18
 

10:00 CET

POSTPONED TO JANUARY 2021 -- Securing the cross-border team

You are going to set up a new team for a cross-border investigation. You don’t have big newsroom or big money behind you – but you know that you need to agree on digital security procedures and use safe tools. This session gives you a toolbox. We’ll discuss which tools you can use for your daily work, how you can share your results and investigations with your colleagues, and which tools you can use for communication – of course with a focus on privacy and security.

Moderators
avatar for Jose Miguel Calatayud

Jose Miguel Calatayud

Freelance journalist, project director at Arena

Speakers
avatar for Benedikt Hebeisen

Benedikt Hebeisen

Arena for Journalism in Europe
Benedikt Hebeisen is a freelance developer & trainer for web and data solutions with focus on security and privacy.


Wednesday November 18, 2020 10:00 - 11:15 CET
TBA

14:00 CET

SQL: Take the next step into data journalism - 2

This is a hands-on session and the attendance is limited. Link will be sent to the attendees via email. Please send an email to adriana@journalismarena.eu if you don't get the email.

SQL is one of the basic tools for data analysis in the world and the language - which is straightforward and easy to learn - can be found in many other software packages. It has been used for decades for major investigations using large datasets and is a powerful way to join information contained in multiple datasets. When you’ve done all you can with spreadsheets but either your data are too big or you need to join tables (files), SQL (Structured Query Language) is for you.

To attend this class you need to have a basic knowledge of spreadsheets and you also need to download DB Browser, https://sqlitebrowser.org/.




Moderators
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist

Speakers
avatar for Helena Bengtsson

Helena Bengtsson

Editor, Data Journalism, Sveriges Television
Helena Bengtsson is Editor for Data Journalism at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. She previously worked as Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian in London, UK between 2014-2017. In 2006 and 2007, she was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2020 14:00 - 15:15 CET

15:30 CET

Debugging your Python problems

With a vision of all the new possibilities, you have started accelerating your journalistic powers with Python. But now you got stuck somewhere. The world of possibilities is waving at you from afar and you feel like you are never going to reach it? Don't worry! Winny de Jong and Adriana Homolova are here to help.

This is not a demonstration or a learning a new skills session, but practical debugging, concepts explaining, driven by your practical problems. Bring your questions, scripts and errors and we'll try to get you back on track.

Speakers
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist
avatar for Winny de Jong

Winny de Jong

Datajournalist, NOS
Winny de Jong works as a data journalist at the Dutch national broadcast, NOS. Her weekly data journalism newsletter has been called "the data highlight of the week" and "exceptionally helpful". You can subscribe through http://bit.ly/ddjnews. She speaks about creativity and how to... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2020 15:30 - 16:30 CET
 
Thursday, November 19
 

10:00 CET

Securing your sources – working with whistleblowers - 1

Whistleblowers take great risks to bring information to the public. Media set up secure portals for contact, but are we as journalists skilled enough to handle the risks that whistleblowers run in working with them? In order to help sustain an independent press and protect employees who report wrongdoing, abuses of power, and crimes, we need to know how to have secure and effective communication between whistleblowers, whistleblower support organisations and journalists. Whistleblower International Network trains journalists to work securely with whistleblowers, and executive director Anna Myers take you through the steps.

Moderators
avatar for Trine Smistrup

Trine Smistrup

Program director, ARENA for Journalism in Europe

Speakers
IN

Ida Nowers

Law and Policy Coordinator, Whistleblower International Network
avatar for Sarah Clarke

Sarah Clarke

Head of Europe and Central Asia, ARTICLE 19
ARTICLE 19 supports independent media, civil society and activists across the region to exercise and defend the right to freedom of expression and access to information. We challenge restrictive legislation, as well as attacks and imprisonment of individuals that violate freedom of... Read More →
avatar for Martin Bright

Martin Bright

Investigative journalist, Freelance
Martin worked for over a decade for the Guardian and Observer newspapers in the United Kingdom where he broke a number of stories involving whistleblowers. He went on to become the Political Editor of the New Statesman and the Jewish Chronicle (where he was the first non-Jew to hold... Read More →
avatar for Anna Myers

Anna Myers

Director, Whistleblowing International Network
Anna Myers is Director of the Whistleblowing International Network (WIN). Founded by the world’s leading whistleblower protection experts, WIN connects and strengthens civil society organizations that defend and support whistleblowers. Anna is a lawyer with over 15 years’ experience... Read More →


Thursday November 19, 2020 10:00 - 11:15 CET
TBA

11:30 CET

Securing your sources – working with whistleblowers - 2

Whistleblowers take great risks to bring information to the public. Media set up secure portals for contact, but are we as journalists skilled enough to handle the risks that whistleblowers run in working with them? In order to help sustain an independent press and protect employees who report wrongdoing, abuses of power, and crimes, we need to know how to have secure and effective communication between whistleblowers, whistleblower support organisations and journalists. Whistleblower International Network trains journalists to work securely with whistleblowers, and executive director Anna Myers take you through the steps.

Moderators
avatar for Trine Smistrup

Trine Smistrup

Program director, ARENA for Journalism in Europe

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Clarke

Sarah Clarke

Head of Europe and Central Asia, ARTICLE 19
ARTICLE 19 supports independent media, civil society and activists across the region to exercise and defend the right to freedom of expression and access to information. We challenge restrictive legislation, as well as attacks and imprisonment of individuals that violate freedom of... Read More →
IN

Ida Nowers

Law and Policy Coordinator, Whistleblower International Network
avatar for Martin Bright

Martin Bright

Investigative journalist, Freelance
Martin worked for over a decade for the Guardian and Observer newspapers in the United Kingdom where he broke a number of stories involving whistleblowers. He went on to become the Political Editor of the New Statesman and the Jewish Chronicle (where he was the first non-Jew to hold... Read More →
avatar for Anna Myers

Anna Myers

Director, Whistleblowing International Network
Anna Myers is Director of the Whistleblowing International Network (WIN). Founded by the world’s leading whistleblower protection experts, WIN connects and strengthens civil society organizations that defend and support whistleblowers. Anna is a lawyer with over 15 years’ experience... Read More →


Thursday November 19, 2020 11:30 - 12:45 CET
TBA

13:00 CET

Hands on workshop: Signal in an editorial setting

Signal is a free, open source and secure platform for communication with sources, colleagues and teams. In this hands-on workshop we dive into how journalists can use Signal on phone and desktop. Through practical exercises we look at options such as disappearing messages, non traceable exchange of confidential information and contact verification. Please install Signal – Private Messenger on your phone and laptop before attending: https://signal.org/download/

Moderators
avatar for Trine Smistrup

Trine Smistrup

Program director, ARENA for Journalism in Europe

Speakers
avatar for Freja Wedenborg

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 →


Thursday November 19, 2020 13:00 - 14:15 CET
TBA

14:30 CET

Hands on workshop: Signal in an editorial setting

Signal is a free, open source and secure platform for communication with sources, colleagues and teams. In this hands-on workshop we dive into how journalists can use Signal on phone and desktop. Through practical exercises we look at options such as disappearing messages, non traceable exchange of confidential information and contact verification. Please install Signal – Private Messenger on your phone and laptop before attending: https://signal.org/download/

Moderators
avatar for Trine Smistrup

Trine Smistrup

Program director, ARENA for Journalism in Europe

Speakers
avatar for Freja Wedenborg

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 →


Thursday November 19, 2020 14:30 - 15:45 CET
TBA
 
Tuesday, November 24
 

10:00 CET

Pandemic buying : dive into the European COVID-19 tenders data
The pandemics caught European governments unprepared. Very suddenly, a lot of specific equipment and supplies were needed - and fast. As a result, millions of euros were spent without any competition. Moreover, some countries to this day refuse to publish any data about their pandemic buying.

Where did the money go? Who got it? And what did we get back for it?

OCCRP has compiled a unique data set containing as many COVID-19 related tenders as could be found in Europe and opened it up for the public. Adriana Homolová, the data coordinator of the project, will walk you through the 21 billion euro worth of tender data and explain where your stories might be hiding.

Moderators
avatar for Jonathan Stoneman

Jonathan Stoneman

Data journalism trainer, Freelance (UK)

Speakers
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist


Tuesday November 24, 2020 10:00 - 11:15 CET

11:30 CET

Coordination in good cross-border teams

Cross-border teams need coordination - a fact, that has sometime been overlooked until too late. What is the role of the coordinator, and which tools and systems do they use to do their work for and with the team as efficiently as possible? Two experienced coordinators, one from Investigate Europe and one from International Corsortium of Investigative Journalists, share their tips and experiences.

Moderators
avatar for Trine Smistrup

Trine Smistrup

Program director, ARENA for Journalism in Europe

Speakers
avatar for Elisa Simantke

Elisa Simantke

Journalist/Editorial Director, Investigate Europe
Elisa Simantke is the Editorial Director of "Investigate Europe" - an investigative cross-border team with members from all over Europe. IE publishes investigative reports with media partners in up to 18 countries europe-wide. The team is mainly funded through several European foundations... Read More →
avatar for Simon Bowers

Simon Bowers

ICIJ
I have worked as European Coordinator and Senior Reporter for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists for the past four years. Before that I worked as a financial and investigative reporter for The Guardian in the UK. In November 2020, I am excited to be starting... Read More →


Tuesday November 24, 2020 11:30 - 12:45 CET
TBA

14:00 CET

Data Sprint: put your hands-on skills to test
Data Sprint is a Dataharvest experiment. It’s your chance to join other datajournalists and work on a large dataset together, collaborating to find angles and stories, cleaning and enhancing the dataset as you go, working in small groups, with guidance and support from Dataharvest trainers who will help group members achieve what they agree to do with the data.

The space is limited, so if you would like to participate, please:

1) write an email to adriana@journalismarena.eu and you will get a link to the kick-off session on Nov 24 via email
2) make sure to also attend a session on the data at 10:00 on the same day, Nov 24.

We will be using data acquired by OCCRP on health service procurement in Europe during the Covid pandemic. OCCRP used it to write this story (maybe you shouldn’t click this link if you want to keep an open mind about potential stories there may be in the data!)

There are many potential stories in this data. It’s also quite dirty. So each group has a wide range of options – they may choose to work across borders, or work together to clean and tidy the data, but use it for stories along national or local lines. The choice is yours.

If you register for one of the limited spaces on this mini-project, you commit to downloading and looking at the data before the first session, and so joining that session with some ideas of what you would like to do with the data.

Session 1 – what have we got? Ideas from first looks at a bewildering quantity of data.

By the end of the session, each group will have been formed, and will decide together what action its members need to take, be it cleaning, analysis, further research. If group members need new tools or skills they simply say so in the Slack channel (see below)
Participants and some Dataharvest trainers/consultants will be enrolled in a Slack channel. During the time between sessions 1 and 2 participants ask questions, share ideas, ask for help within the Slack channel. Where help is not easily given in slack messages, it may be decided to arrange a one-to-one or a group session on a given topic. This, too, will be communicated within the slack channel

Session 2 - Discuss progress on what the group agreed to do. Adjust goals and tasks accordingly, set new targets and tasks for session 3

Session 3 – final check in. At this point each group member should be well on the way to getting a story, or having an agreed route-map to the story they want to pursue. This session will be a chance to present findings, progress, and even stories, to the other participants.

Post-session 3 For one month after Dataharvest the Slack channel will stay open for occasional consultation, for example, if groups decide to continue working and want to publish a story.

Speakers
avatar for Anastasia Valeeva

Anastasia Valeeva

Co-founder, School of Data Kyrgyzstan
Anastasia Valeeva is a co-founder of School of Data Kyrgyzstan, assistant professor at the American University of Central Asia, data journalism trainer and researcher. She has taught data journalism at Data Bootcamps in Montenegro and Germany, UNDP Data Journalism Summer Institutes... Read More →
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Proud coordinator of the DH data training 📊, Freelance data journalist
avatar for Jonathan Stoneman

Jonathan Stoneman

Data journalism trainer, Freelance (UK)


Tuesday November 24, 2020 14:00 - 15:15 CET
 
Wednesday, November 25
 

10:00 CET

How to work in multi-disciplinary teams

To be a succesful newsroom today, you need people of many skills to work together - journalists for sure, but also designers, data engineers, animators, coders, sometimes scientists or statisticians. How can you create a constructive collaboration where people work together and put their knowledge to the best use? Uli Köppen has made a manifesto for happy multi-skilled newsrooms.

Moderators
avatar for Christina Elmer

Christina Elmer

TU Dortmund

Speakers
avatar for Uli Köppen

Uli Köppen

Team Lead bei BR Data, Bayerische Rundfunk
Uli Köppen is interested in all things journalism, automation, algorithms and digital strategy. She had the chance to found two teams together with amazing people: BR Data and the new AI + Automation Lab at German Public Broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk. She’s thrilled to be working... Read More →


Wednesday November 25, 2020 10:00 - 11:00 CET
TBA

11:30 CET

Overcoming bias in collaborations

Journalists are always searching for the truth - but if newsrooms and their output aren't representative of the world they cover, the truth will be hidden behind countless blindspots.
Hostwriter & Vileine both work to diversify and innovate European newsrooms by raising professional standards. They will exhange their top learnings and priorities for our industry under urgent pressure.
Vileine specializes in representative journalism and trains modern investigative reporters, as well as assists newsrooms with change management consultancy to implementate DEI-strategy all the way up into the boardroom.
Hostwriter specializes in cross-border reporting and unites more than 5000 journalists across the world, while at the same time addressing unconscious bias in newsrooms and identifying recurring patterns.

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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
avatar for Hadjar Benmiloud

Hadjar Benmiloud

Founder, Vileine Academy
avatar for Tabea Grzeszyk

Tabea Grzeszyk

Journalist and Founder, Hostwriter
Tabea Grzeszyk is a freelance journalist (German National Radio) and co-founder & CEO of Hostwriter.org, an open-source network that helps journalists to easily collaborate across borders. The platform connects more than 5,400 colleagues from 150+ countries for mutual support and... Read More →


Wednesday November 25, 2020 11:30 - 12:30 CET
TBA

13:30 CET

Investigating structural racism - let's collaborate!

We know there is structural racism. We know it is a serious problem. But how can journalists address structural problems? The purpose of this round table is to find good examples, address relevant questions and bring people together. Martin Modlinger from Germany will open by sharing the experience of his massive FOI project. He simply asked: We know structural racism is a serious problem, what does the national government, the provincial governments and the police do about it? It is a long term and slow project, it is investigative, and it can be replicated. Martin filed FOI requests with 570 authorities on various levels in Germany using the FOI platform Frag den Staat (Ask the State, www.fragdenstaat.de). By the time of writing this programme text, he the first answers are coming in. They stretch from answers in the style of "racism is forbidden, thus we have no statistics" to answers equalling structural racism with xenophobia. To open the session, Martin will explain which documents he expected and requested, his search terminology, strategy and first findings.

Investigating structural racism is likely to vary from country to country due to different history and legislation. Nevertheless we believe that collaboration makes sense and would like to invite to this round table people who are addressing the question in their respective countries. The purpose is to share methods, experiences and ideas and potentially to collaborate on research in the future. For this round table, we have invited journalists from all over Europe who want to connect to collaborate on this topic. The purpose is to inspire each other and make contacts.

We have established a forum thread if you want to link to interesting work or indeed interesting challenges to address https://discussion.dataharvest.eu/t/investigating-structural-racism/118

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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
avatar for Martin Modlinger

Martin Modlinger

Executive Director, Renewable Freedom Foundation
Renewable Freedom Foundation | #technology#humanrights#philanthropy#systemicchange#openknowledge#culture#socialchange | many things... Read More →


Wednesday November 25, 2020 13:30 - 14:45 CET
 
Thursday, November 26
 

10:00 CET

Working together apart

How do you create a team spirit, when the cross-border team members each sit alone in their own country? How do you handle cooperation between time zones - must the same team members always get up in the middle of the night? How do you make sure that team members have equal weight and influence? Two experienced team coordinators share their tools and experiences.

Moderators
avatar for Trine Smistrup

Trine Smistrup

Program director, ARENA for Journalism in Europe

Speakers
avatar for Elisa Simantke

Elisa Simantke

Journalist/Editorial Director, Investigate Europe
Elisa Simantke is the Editorial Director of "Investigate Europe" - an investigative cross-border team with members from all over Europe. IE publishes investigative reports with media partners in up to 18 countries europe-wide. The team is mainly funded through several European foundations... Read More →
avatar for Simon Bowers

Simon Bowers

ICIJ
I have worked as European Coordinator and Senior Reporter for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists for the past four years. Before that I worked as a financial and investigative reporter for The Guardian in the UK. In November 2020, I am excited to be starting... Read More →


Thursday November 26, 2020 10:00 - 11:00 CET
TBA

11:30 CET

Journalism that empowers

How do we ensure, that investigations we do, do not leave our public with a feeling of being powerless, detached, and disillusioned? Is there a way to uncover power abuse and corruption, while at the same time empowering citizens? In this session, we will look at fascinating psychological patterns, underpinning all journalistic storytelling. Which emotion engages? Which disengages? How can you add these dimensions to your journalism? Should you?

Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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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Nina Fasciaux

Manager in Europe, Solutions Journalism Network
Nina is the manager in Europe and international coordinator for the Solutions Journalism Network and has trained hundreds of journalists. She previously lived and worked as a journalist in Russia and is co-author of the book Nomade des mers, le tour du monde des innovations, on low-tech... Read More →


Thursday November 26, 2020 11:30 - 12:45 CET
TBA

17:00 CET

What are we looking forward to at Dataharvest 2021?

Hopefully we can all meet in cosy Mechelen on May 27-30 2021. Maybe we will have a hybrid conference, partly online, partly in-presence. No matter what, we will continue to research, network and collaborate across borders. So what would you like to do, hear, see at the next conference? Join us for a final Thursday bar with your wishes and ideas!

Speakers
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

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 →


Thursday November 26, 2020 17:00 - 18:00 CET
TBA