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Friday, October 9 • 12:00 - 13:00
Building Your Own Research Database

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Building data and research bases for 18 Arab states from scratch:

In this session, Hamoud Almahmoud, in charge of setting up the Arab world’s first data and research center, shares his drive to collecting on-line/off-line records in 18 Arab countries where the right to access information is non-existent, except for Jordan, Tunisia and Yemen. He shows how the Amman-based Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), can help journalists benefit from a trove of registration records for Arab companies, profiles of investors and official gazettes, and court cases. He offers tips on how to search for data in the region where spelling the names of businessmen, investors and companies may differ from country to country.  

Khadija Sharife will focus on the concept of Africa's Double Offshore, using the example of Nigeria's hidden deepwater economy, catalysing loss of revenue in multiple forms through the parallel fiscal regime. Nigeria's offshore is characterised by maritime and corporate secrecy, use of tax havens, imprecise and vague national and international legislation, facilitating opacity and leakage in form and flow.  This project includes an academic report, investigative pieces, and a website (doubleoffshore.org), still being populated, that focuses primarily on rig ownership relocated to virtual political economies governed by secrecy. 

Eva Constantaras will discuss challenges in accessing developing country data on opium eradication, arms trafficking, and public procurement. In Kenya, civil society groups are generating valuable data from parliamentary monitoring, extractive industry documents and budget analysis that have led to major investigations. Experiments in structured journalism in Central America are also mapping out power structures of organized crime.


Moderators
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Crina Boros

Investigative & Data Journalist | CAR Trainer, Investigate Europe | Trainer at the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ)
London-based investigative Journalist and CAR trainer at the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ), Crina specialises in data analysis, transparency cross-border and accountability-driven reporting. She currently freelances for Investigate Europe and and mentors at newsPeeks. She has published with the BBC, Thomson Reuters, The Sunday Times, Greenpeace, The Black Sea and OffshoreAlert.

Speakers
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Hamoud Almahmoud

Investigative journalist, Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism
Hamoud Almahmoud heads the research desk at Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ) in partnership with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), providing journalists in the MENA region with the tools and skills to investigate companies and governments in corruption cases. Hamoud has also worked as an investigative reporter, a coach for reporters with ARIJ, a lecturer at Damascus University, editor-in-chief at... Read More →
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Eva Constantaras

Data Journalism Advisor, Internews Network
Eva Constantaras is a data and investigative journalist and a trainer specialised in cross-border journalism projects to combat corruption and encourage transparency. She has worked in Latin America, Asia and East Africa on topics ranging from displacement and kidnapping by organised crime networks to extractive industries and election violence
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Khadija Sharife

Forensic financial researcher and editor, African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR)
Khadija Sharife is a forensics financial researcher and writer based in South Africa. She works with the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR), is a fellow with the World Policy Institute, and author of Tax Us If You Can: Africa.


Friday October 9, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)

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