BRUSSELS - The #PanamaPapers will be very much present at the 2016 Dataharvest Conference, which takes place June 3-5 in Belgium. Another eyecatcher is BuzzFeed UK's Heidi Blake, who will talk about her #TennisRacket match-fixing investigation.
Fifteen years with access rules and still no register over documents to look for. Not only citizens, also governments are kept in the dark by the Commission, a new study on EU transparency shows.
Working grant - The Special Branch Files Project
The Special Branch Files Project is a live archive of declassified files focusing on the surveillance of political activists and campaigners.
Event - Dataharvest EIJC 2016
The Dataharvest European Investigative Journalism Conference 2016 will take place from Friday 3 until Sunday 5 June 2016, with a Pre-Dataharvest Hackathon on Thursday 2 June.
OXFORD – The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism published a study on global database investigations. The study looks at three important cases, two of which were realised in cooperation with or with support of Journalismfund.eu.
The "International Right to Know Day" is celebrated around the world by access to information advocates. This year, the European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, wants to look into the question of how transparent scientific data, and more specifically clinical trial data, is for the benefit of patients, doctors, and researchers who need maximum information about the medicines they take, prescribe, and analyse.
BRUSSELS - When Indian journalist Shyamlal Yadav uses his right to access to information via the Right to Information Act, national politicians had better watch out. Yadav is FOI (or RTI) specialist at his news outlet Indian Express. He knows like no other how to take heaps of requested documents and extract a news story out of them, often cornering many a Member of Parliament and Minister.
Once again Brussels was the sizzling centre of European data journalism during Journalismfund.eu's Dataharvest+ conference from 8 to 11 May. Journalists, coders, researchers and data specialists came together to get trained, discuss ideas and share skills with colleagues from all trades. Here is a storified recap of the conference.
The new European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly will be one of the headliners at the Dataharvest+ Conference, 9-11 May in Brussels. A former investigative journalist, she will talk about access to documents and Frontex, the European border management agency, among many other things. In anticipation of Dataharvest+ we talked with her office.
Investigative journalists, data specialists and coding whizz-kids will once again gather in Brussels this year for the fourth edition of Journalismfund.eu’s Dataharvest Conference, renamed Dataharvest+. It takes place on Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Sunday morning 11 May 2014.