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Wednesday, October 7
 

07:15

GIJC15 Runners' Club: Morning Run
Reuters reporter Stephen Grey will organize this GIJC15 Runner's Club morning run to the top of Lillehammer's impressiv Ski Jumping Hill. Put on your training shoes and join us in the Radisson Lobby! You will be back in good time for breakfast.

Moderators
avatar for Stephen Grey

Stephen Grey

Reporter, Reuters
Stephen Grey is a UK-based reporter for the Reuters global investigative team, and former head of the Sunday Times investigation team in London. He is known for his investigations of corruption in the European Union, into the CIA rendition program (book – Ghost Plane) ,  the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has previously published articles in the Guardian, New York Times, the Times of London, and others, and made films for the BBC, Channel... Read More →

Wednesday October 7, 2015 07:15 - 08:15
Radisson Reception Radisson Reception

14:00

Pre-conference Panel: New Insights into Trauma and Journalism
The old model of PTSD suggests that trauma trouble starts when a sense of overwhelming threat breaks down people’s natural defences. But the picture is more complicated. Ethics also matters. New research on journalists suggests that shame and guilt for making ill-judged approaches to sources also effects wellbeing. And are we too pessimistic about the long-term corrosive impact of trauma exposure? Studies into a phenomenon called post-traumatic growth is suggesting that trauma exposure for journalists may even carry some benefits.  This discussion will look at recent research and ask what relevance it has for working journalists.

Moderators
avatar for Trond Idås

Trond Idås

Special advisor, researcher and writer, Norwegian Union of Journalists
Trond Idås is working part time for the Norwegian Union of Journalists, giving lessons in journalism and trauma. He is also giving lessons in this subject at the schools of journalism at the Norwegian universities. He is working on a doctoral thesis in development psychology. The subject is ethical dilemmas, posttraumatic stress and posttraumatic growth among journalists. He has written the learning book  ‘Demanding missions... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cait McMahon

Cait McMahon

Managing Director, Dart Centre Asia Pacific
Cait McMahon has been Managing Director of the Dart Centre Asia Pacific www.dartcentre.org/asia-pacific  since 2004.  McMahon is a psychologist, and began working with the media in 1987.  Cait is responsible for creating and facilitating training programmes across the Asia Pacific region to promote ethical and thorough reporting of violence and disaster, as well as psychological safety and resilience for media... Read More →
avatar for Gavin Rees

Gavin Rees

Director, Dart Centre Europe
Gavin Rees is the director of Dart Centre Europe. The Dart Centre is a project of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in New York and is dedicated to promoting ethical and innovative approaches to the coverage of trauma and violence. Gavin is responsible for implementing the Centre’s work across Europe, and runs workshops and discussion groups on trauma awareness, resilience and interviewing skills for working... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 14:00 - 15:30
Troll (Academic track)

15:30

BREAK
Wednesday October 7, 2015 15:30 - 16:00
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16:00

Pre-conference Workshop: Spreading Trauma Awareness
 We’ll be looking at old and new approaches to spreading trauma awareness both in journalism schools and professional contexts. This will be an active session with space for all to contribute concerns and ideas.

Moderators
avatar for Trond Idås

Trond Idås

Special advisor, researcher and writer, Norwegian Union of Journalists
Trond Idås is working part time for the Norwegian Union of Journalists, giving lessons in journalism and trauma. He is also giving lessons in this subject at the schools of journalism at the Norwegian universities. He is working on a doctoral thesis in development psychology. The subject is ethical dilemmas, posttraumatic stress and posttraumatic growth among journalists. He has written the learning book  ‘Demanding missions... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cait McMahon

Cait McMahon

Managing Director, Dart Centre Asia Pacific
Cait McMahon has been Managing Director of the Dart Centre Asia Pacific www.dartcentre.org/asia-pacific  since 2004.  McMahon is a psychologist, and began working with the media in 1987.  Cait is responsible for creating and facilitating training programmes across the Asia Pacific region to promote ethical and thorough reporting of violence and disaster, as well as psychological safety and resilience for media... Read More →
avatar for Gavin Rees

Gavin Rees

Director, Dart Centre Europe
Gavin Rees is the director of Dart Centre Europe. The Dart Centre is a project of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in New York and is dedicated to promoting ethical and innovative approaches to the coverage of trauma and violence. Gavin is responsible for implementing the Centre’s work across Europe, and runs workshops and discussion groups on trauma awareness, resilience and interviewing skills for working... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 16:00 - 17:30
Troll (Academic track)

17:30

Break
Wednesday October 7, 2015 17:30 - 18:00
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18:00

Buffet in the Restaurant
Wednesday October 7, 2015 18:00 - 21:00
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20:30

Drone

Inside the secret CIA drone war. Intimate stories from the war on terror. People living under drones in Pakistan and drone pilots struggling with killing through joysticks in the US.

The film covers diverse and integral ground from the recruitment of young pilots at gaming conventions and the re-definition of “going to war”, to the moral stance of engineers behind the technology, the world leaders giving the secret “green light” to engage in the biggest targeted killing program in history, and the people willing to stand up against the violations of civil liberties and fight for transparency, accountability and justice. 

This is just the beginning. In the midst of fast advancement of technology and lagging international legislation the film shows how drones change wars and possibly our future. 

http://www.dronethedocumentary.com/


Moderators
avatar for Christine Engh

Christine Engh

Sub editor, Aftenposten
Christine Engh is sub editor at Norway's leading quality newspaper, Aftenposten. | She is chief programmer for the Investigative Film Festival at GIJC-2015.

Speakers
avatar for Tonje Hessen Schei

Tonje Hessen Schei

Documentary filmmaker, Flimmer Film
Tonje Hessen Schei is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who has worked with independent documentary production since 1996. Her films focus on human rights, the environment and social justice. | Tonje is the director of DRONE, a documentary on the secret CIA drone warfare. | Since it's release in 2014 DRONE has won Best Norwegian Documentary and Checkpoints, the human rights award, at Bergen International Film Festival and the Film... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 20:30 - 22:00
Weidemann 5 (Presentations/Panels)

22:00

Serbia: The Fight for Truth

Brankica Stankovic is the editor and journalist on one of the most well-known documentary programs, the “Insider” on the TV-station B92

For five years she has been under constant police protection because she does her job as a critical investigative journalist. She refuses to bow to threats from assassins, ultra-nationalists, neo-Nazis and criminal networks based in hooligan movements.

Brankica Stankovic and her colleagues have also investigated the mafia in the construction industry, dubious real estate and money laundering in overseas tax havens.

Since 2009, when the program "Insider", brought several programs about how hooligans from the ultra-nationalist football clubs Partizan and Red Star also had numerous convictions for assault, vandalism, extortion and murder, Brankica Stankovic have been protected by special forces from the Serbian anti-terrorist corps.

Around the clock, there are heavily armed police around her and her young daughter, Sara.

 Written and directed by Tom Heinemann

Produced by Borgen & Heinemann (2015)


Moderators
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 a the award winning website http://www.innsyn.no/ where millions of public documents from Norwegian governmental institutions are made searchable and you can make... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Erling Borgen

Erling Borgen

Documentary filmmaker, Borgen Productions AS
Documentary filmmaker, journalist and author Erling Borgen is in charge of the only production house in Scandinavia, making documantaries only about human rights issues and art and culture.He is professor in investigative documentary filmmaking at the University of Lillehammer. Since 1999 Borgen Production AS, based in Oslo, Norway, has produced 45 documentaries. All aired on national and international TV-channels. These documentaries are... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 22:00 - 22:30
Weidemann 5 (Presentations/Panels)

22:30

Guatemala: Land of Terror

Editor in chief, Jose Ruben Zamora owns the newspaper El Periodico in Guatemala. The media exposes cocaine cartels and the country's political corruption. He is threatened on his life and has been kidnapped. He had to send his three sons in exile in the United States.

But Jose Ruben Zamora refuses to remain silent.

 Written and directed by Erling Borgen 


Moderators
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 a the award winning website http://www.innsyn.no/ where millions of public documents from Norwegian governmental institutions are made searchable and you can make... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Erling Borgen

Erling Borgen

Documentary filmmaker, Borgen Productions AS
Documentary filmmaker, journalist and author Erling Borgen is in charge of the only production house in Scandinavia, making documantaries only about human rights issues and art and culture.He is professor in investigative documentary filmmaking at the University of Lillehammer. Since 1999 Borgen Production AS, based in Oslo, Norway, has produced 45 documentaries. All aired on national and international TV-channels. These documentaries are... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 22:30 - 23:00
Weidemann 5 (Presentations/Panels)
 
Thursday, October 8
 

09:00

Opening Ceremony
Welcome to the ninth Global Investigative Journalism Conference! Please join your hosts SKUP and GIJN as we convene an extraordinary gathering of journalists from around the world and launch more than 160 panels, workshops, and special events. 

You can follow the conference through our Twitter handle, #GIJC15, our Facebook page, and the conference website.  

Speakers
avatar for Brant Houston

Brant Houston

Professor and Knight Chair in Investigative and Enterprise Reporting, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches investigative and data journalism and oversees an online newsroom. He previously was executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors, a group of 5,000 members, and before that an award-winning investigative reporter for 17 years. He is co-founder and chair of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and co-author of... Read More →
avatar for David Kaplan

David Kaplan

Executive Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network
David E. Kaplan is executive director of Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), the international association of investigative reporting organizations, with 138 member groups in 62 countries. He has worked as an investigative journalist for more than 30 years, reported from two dozen countries, and won or shared more than 25 awards. He has managed nonprofit newsrooms, investigative teams, and numerous cross-border projects. During the... Read More →



Thursday October 8, 2015 09:00 - 10:30
Lillehammer 1-2 (Keynote hall)

09:30

Keynote: Investigative Journalism Under Attack
Reporting in many countries is getting more dangerous than ever. 

Journalists are increasingly harassed and arrested and independent media closed.

Even family members of reporters are being arrested, for instance in Azerbaijan and Central Asia.

In this panel, five courageous investigative reporters from four continents talk about their harrowing experiences with prosecutions, dirty tricks, and violent attacks. But more than that, they will show that intimidation does not work. All still continue to tell the stories that need to be told. From Mexico to Pakistan, Angola to Malaysia, reporters refuse to be silenced, despite facing kidnappings, death threats, beatings, imprisonment, and harassment. They will talk about their strategies for fighting back -- legally, politically, and journalistically.

And they will underline the importance of international collaboration, as in the case of Azerbaijani investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova. Detained in December 2014, Khadija was sentenced to more than seven years in prison this September, but her international colleagues at the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) have continued her work.

This panel will unequivocally state that journalism is not a crime!


Moderators
avatar for Margo Smit

Margo Smit

Ombudsman, Onderzoeksjournalist, NOS, Margo Smit Journalistiek
Margo Smit has been the Director of the Dutch-Flemish Association of Investigative Journalists until September 2015. Now she is working as ombudsman at the Dutch Broadcasting Foundation (NOS) and as an independent investigative journalist. Smit is author of several publications about freedom of information, investigative journalism and cross border investigations. She is also a frequent speaker and moderator on international conferences... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Clare Rewcastle Brown

Clare Rewcastle Brown

Editor, Sarawak Report
Clare Rewcastle Brown is a former UK television reporter and investigative journalist who started up Sarawak Report primarily to explore the issues driving the deforestation of the Borneo Rainforest. She also runs Radio Free Sarawak, an independent daily broadcast aimed at serving the indigenous people of the region and to give them a platform on these issues which have affected their lives.Sarawak Report and Radio Free Sarawak were founded... Read More →
avatar for Umar Cheema

Umar Cheema

Investigative reporter, The News
Umar Cheema is an investigative reporter for Pakistan's English language daily, The News International. In 2008, he won a was a Daniel Pearl Journalism Fellowship, and was the first Pearl fellow to work for The New York Times. Cheema studied at the London School of Economics under a Chevening Scholarship and obtained a master degree in Comparative Politics. | | Twitter: @UmarCheema1 
avatar for Rafael Marques de Morais

Rafael Marques de Morais

Editor, Maka Angola
Rafael Marques de Morais is the editor of Maka Angola. Hes an investigative journalist and anti-corruption activist from Angola. Educated at Oxford he began his career in journalism in the state-owned newspaper “Jornal de Angola” but was soon fired for his articles critical of president Jose Eduardo dos Santos. In 1999 his articles also landed him in jail for the first time. He has since gone on doing work on human rights abuses... Read More →
avatar for Drew Sullivan

Drew Sullivan

Editor, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)
Drew Sullivan, USA, co-founded the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Program (OCCRP) where he now serves as editor-in-chief. He is a journalist and social entrepreneur who founded the Center for Investigative Reporting in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2004 as well as the Journalism Development Network, an innovative media development organization with programs worldwide. He is the recipient of the European Press Prize, the Daniel Pearl Award... Read More →
avatar for Marcela Turati

Marcela Turati

Journalist, Periodistas de a Pie
Marcela Turati is a Mexican journalist who reports about human rights and the impact of drug violence and its victims. She is co-founder of the network Periodistas de a Pie (Journalists on Foot), dedicated to training journalists to improve the quality of their journalism and to defend freedom of expression. In 2013, she received the Louis Lyons Award for conscience and integrity in journalism, granted by the Nieman Foundation... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 09:30 - 10:30
Lillehammer 1-2 (Keynote hall)

10:30

Coffee break
Thursday October 8, 2015 10:30 - 11:00
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11:00

Approaches in Teaching Investigative Reporting
The session will explore different ways of teaching investigative reporting. Mark Hunter will talk about his work in the Middle East in Mongolia to create an IJ curriculum for Arab-language universities and the goal to create a curriculum that either professors who have no investigative journalism experience or reporters with no teaching experience can use as a foundation text. It's now in beta testing in the Arab World and Mongolia. Vincent Wang will describe the history of bringing investigative reporting into the curriculum and how it is possible to run a campus-based, investigative journalism oriented newspaper in China and overall problems of doing investigative journalism at Chinese Universities.

Moderators
avatar for Ying Chan

Ying Chan

Founder & Honorary Professor, Hong Kong University
Ying is a writer, educator, and the founding director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, at Hong Kong University. As an academic unit of HKU, the JMSC offers professional graduate and undergraduate degrees in journalism, and MPhil and PhD degrees. She was also the founding dean (2003-2011) of the journalism school at Shantou University in China. | Prior to joining HKU in 1998, Ying Chan spent 23 years working as a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Wang Shiyu (Vincent)

Wang Shiyu (Vincent)

Lecturer, School of International Journalism and Communication, Beijing Foreign Studies University
Lecturer at School of International Journalism and Communication, Beijing Foreign Studies University. Freelancer at Xinhua News Agency, Sports Commentator at CCTV5 Research areas--  Investigative journalism, News writing and reporting, Sports journalism,  Publications--   Media Image of Chinese Sports, A Narrative Study On the Discourse Transition of Sports Reporting Translation-- Picture History of the Second World War
avatar for Mark Lee Hunter

Mark Lee Hunter

Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Fellow, INSEAD
Dr. Mark Lee Hunter is an investigative journalism and scholar, based in the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre. His awards include IRE prizes for international reporting and research. He is a founding member of Story-Based Inquiry Associates and the lead author of Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists (UNESCO 2011), the profession's most widely distributed reference work. His current research focuses on... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 11:00 - 12:00
Troll (Academic track)

11:00

How To Investigate a Bank
Here's the inside story of a collaborative investigation that exposed how the Swiss branch of one of the world’s biggest banks, HSBC, profited from doing business with tax dodgers and criminals around the world. Team members talk about how they reconstructed and mined the leaked financial data to find the patterns of wrongdoing that made headlines around the world and triggered official inquiries in several countries. Also: why the French journalists who obtained the files decided to share them with colleagues around the world rather than have their own scoop.

This session is made in collaboration with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

Moderators
avatar for Gerard Ryle

Gerard Ryle

Director, ICIJ
Gerard Ryle leads the ICIJ’s headquarters staff in Washington, D.C., as well as overseeing the consortium’s more than 190 member journalists in more than 65 countries. Before joining as the ICIJ’s first non-American director in September 2011, Ryle spent 26 years working as a reporter, investigative reporter and editor in Australia and Ireland, including two decades at The Sydney Morning Herald and The... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mar Cabra

Mar Cabra

Head of the Data & Research Unit, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Mar Cabra is hoofd van de Data & Research Unit van het International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) en in die functie spin in het web bij de Panama Papers en BahamaLeaks. Eerder werkte ze onder meer voor de BBC, de International Herald Tribune en The Huffington Post. Ze won de Spaanse Larra Award  als veelbelovendste journalist onder de 30. Cabra stond ook aan de wieg van de eerste... Read More →
avatar for David Leigh

David Leigh

Guardian investigations editor 2000-2013, The Guardian
Guardian investigations editor 2000-2013 | | Professor of Reporting City University, London | | Trustee, Centre for Investigative Journalism, London | | Member, Intl Consortium of Investigative Journalists, Washington DC | | Co-author Guardian book on WIkileaks -new edition out October
avatar for Oliver Zihlmann

Oliver Zihlmann

Head of joint investigation team, Le Matin Dimanche and SonntagsZeitung
Oliver Zihlmann, 43, Switzerland, is head oft the joint investigation team of Le Matin Dimanche and SonntagsZeitung, two Sunday newspapers in the French and German parts of Switzerland. He focuses with his team on Dataprojects and Investigations on subjects like fiscal fraud, terrorism, money laundering and crime. The team did the main reporting in Switzerland on Swissleaks, Luxembourg Leaks, China Leaks and Offshore Leaks.He began... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 11:00 - 12:00
Lillehammer 1-2 (Keynote hall)

11:00

Data Track: Basic Excel 1

Power through data with Excel and mine for impactful stories that only spreadsheets can disclose with a few clicks. This session will teach you the basics you need to turn tabular data into headlines and to edit your spreadsheet for user-friendly team work. Because every reporter needs to be able to check facts and figures.

For this session you need to bring your computer with a locally installed version of Microsoft Excel. If you dont have that, go to the Data-Pub and get it installed before you enter the session.


Moderators
avatar for Crina Boros

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.
avatar for Yolanda Jinxin Ma

Yolanda Jinxin Ma

Co-founder & Editor, Data Journalism China
Yolanda Jinxin Ma is a frequent international speaker & trainer on data journalism. In the past few years she has trained 200+ journalists in China on data skills. She is currently working on innovation projects with the UN in Asia Pacific region. She was previously with Reuters on data visualization and the South China Morning Post on social media.

Thursday October 8, 2015 11:00 - 12:00
Birkebeiner 1 (Data Hands-On)

11:00

Data Track: Webscraping without Programming 1

This session is about extracting data from webpages without using any code. When data is stuck within webpages, you can't analyse or visualise it. By taking this session, you will learn how to extract data from thousands of pages and from pages that require clicks to see the data. We'll also build a Google sheet with live data inside it.


Speakers
avatar for Alex Gimson

Alex Gimson

Evangelist, Import.io
Alex Gimson is an evangelist at import. He has been part of the data scene for many years now starting off at a big data music company before moving over to import.io. NICAR 2015 Atlanta, the Internet of Things conference in London as well as various meetup groups around London and San Francisco. | @alex_gimson


Thursday October 8, 2015 11:00 - 12:00
Weidemann 4 (Data Hands-On)

11:00

Data Track: Email Encryption 1
How do you secure your email? How does encryption work and how does it operate on your computer? This session will give you hands-on training with Mailvelope and other email clients. 

Speakers
avatar for Ola Haram

Ola Haram

Journalist, TV 2 Norway
Ola Haram is a journalist and crime reporter at TV 2, based in Oslo, Norway. He is on the board of the Norwegian Investigative Journalism Foundation (SKUP) and a member og ICIJ. | He tweets as @haram.
avatar for Fredrik Laurin

Fredrik Laurin

Investigative Editor, Sveriges Radio
Fredrik Laurin has been working as a journalist since 1989. He´s currently Special projects Editor at Swedish Television. During fourteen years from 2000 he formed a team with Sven Bergman and Joachim Dyfvermark and was since 2006 working with them as an investigative reporter/producer for Sweden’s main investigative Programme "Uppdrag granskning" at SVT - Swedish Television.Before that, Fredrik was an investigative reporter/producer for the... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 11:00 - 12:00
Messanin (Data Hands-On)

11:00

Data Track: Internet Search - How To Find People 1

In this two-hour Facebook and Twitter extravaganza you will learn the best tricks to find people fast.

It’s possible to search millions of personal details in Facebook with a new service called Graph. Henk van Ess will teach you how to use this technology creatively with real world examples. How do you find employees of a weapons company? What photos did Russians take in Ukraine? How do you access the vast library of videos from Facebook users? How do youfind the relatives of a criminal? You will learn a new language that opens a whole new world of research possibilities.

Bonus: how to follow people in Twitter without being noticed and finding eyewitnesses very fast.

 


Moderators
avatar for Eva Jung

Eva Jung

Journalist, Berlingske
Eva Jung is a reporter with the investigative team at the daily Berlingske in Copenhagen, Denmark, and is vice chair of The Danish Association for Investigative Journalism. Among other things, she has reported the first case of matchfixing in Danish football and unvealed how the catholic church of Denmark kept sexual assaults hidden from the public for decades. In 2015 the project #Tracked (#Sporet in Danish), mapping all personal metadata of two... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Henk van Ess

Henk van Ess

Lecturer, Social Media & Internet Intelligence
Dutch born Henk van Ess is obsessed by finding news in data.  European media houses, like Axel Springer, Persgroep, European Broadcasting Union and Schibsted love his literal and lateral thinking and hire Henk on a regular basis to spill his secrets. He rarely appears in public conferences, so this is your chance to find out the best tricks in internet research. Links: | LinkedIn profile | Henk van Ess on Twitter


Thursday October 8, 2015 11:00 - 12:00
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)

11:00

Sustainability Strategies: How To Support Investigative Newsrooms
There are at least 150 nonprofit organizations in over 50 countries doing, teaching, and promoting investigative journalism. The number has more than doubled during the past 15 years. But why do some thrive while others struggle? What are the keys to building and sustaining a nonprofit investigative news organization? Doing great journalism isn't enough -- nonprofits are businesses, and your group's success will also depend on good management, sound accounting, determined fundraising, and diversified revenue. Here are invaluable tips from veterans in the field, with lessons from both successful nonprofits and for-profits. 

Moderators
avatar for Günter Bartsch

Günter Bartsch

Geschäftsführer, Netzwerk Recherche
Günter Bartsch, Jahrgang 1979, ist Journalist und seit 2009 Geschäftsführer der Journalistenvereinigung Netzwerk Recherche, Berlin. Werdegang: 1999 Volontariat bei Allgäuer Zeitung / Augsburger Allgemeine, anschließend Redakteur in Füssen. 2002–08 Politikwissenschafts-Studium in Augsburg und Berlin.

Speakers
avatar for Leila Bicakcic

Leila Bicakcic

Executive Director, Center for Investigative Reporting
Leila Bičakčić is director of the Center for Investigative Reporting in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She was a founding member of the organization, as business manager of the Journalism Development Group. Her responsibilities include fundraising and donor relations, administration and financial management. Prior to CIN, she worked for OSCE, UNICEF and the American Bar Association (ABA/CEELI), where she spent nine years as finance... Read More →
avatar for David Kaplan

David Kaplan

Executive Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network
David E. Kaplan is executive director of Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), the international association of investigative reporting organizations, with 138 member groups in 62 countries. He has worked as an investigative journalist for more than 30 years, reported from two dozen countries, and won or shared more than 25 awards. He has managed nonprofit newsrooms, investigative teams, and numerous cross-border projects. During the... Read More →
avatar for Valer Kot

Valer Kot

Director of Media Advisory Services, MDIF
Valer Kot has more than 15 years of executive experience in the digital publishing industry with a proven track record in strategic planning, product development and project management for digital media products. He worked as a director of e-publishing at one of the biggest publishing houses in Slovakia, where he developed leading news portal (www.sme.sk). Later worked as a COO at Piano Media - a digital subscription... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 11:00 - 12:00
Weidemann 3 (Presentations/Panels)

11:00

How Can We Better Protect Investigative Journalists?

Investigative journalists experience threats and violence against themselves, their family and colleges. Several press freedom NGO's and organizations like the Council of Europe have the safety of journalists and the issue of impunity on their agendas. But what strategies are most effective? And what should we do most urgently do to ensure that their member countries stop the persecution and violence against journalists doing their jobs?   


Moderators
avatar for Vivienne Walt

Vivienne Walt

Journalist, Time Magazine
Vivienne Walt has written since 2003 for TIME Magazine, which she first joined as a correspondent while covering the Iraq War. | She is also a contributing writer for Fortune Magazine. She's traveled through most of Africa and the Middle East, focusing on war and conflict, and the human toll wrought by Western business operations, from diamonds to oil exploration. | She is a board member of the Overseas Press Club of America, and a regular... Read More →

Speakers
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rana1

Director, Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism
Rana Sabbagh, Jordan, is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), the Amman based media support network promoting investigative journalism in nine Arab countries. In 28 years of professional experience in the Middle East, she has served as editor of the Jordan Times and was the first woman to run a political daily newspaper in the region. She was the former Reuters correspondent in Jordan and... Read More →
avatar for Chris Elliott

Chris Elliott

Editor, The Guardian
Chris Elliott is readers' editor at The Guardian. Starting his journalistic career in local newspapers, Chris has worked as home affairs correspondent for the Sunday Telegraph, chief reporter for the Sunday Correspondent and assistant news editor for The Times. | In 1995, he joined The Guardian’s newsdesk and was part of the team that won the UKPG Team Reporting Award for the Jonathan Aitken investigation. He worked as managing... Read More →
avatar for Xianhong Hu

Xianhong Hu

Program specialist, UNESCO Headquarter
Ms Xianhong Hu, the program specialist at Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development, Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO Headquarter in Paris since 2006.   Her main responsibilities are in the areas of freedom of expression online and offline, Internet privacy, media development and Internet governance and she has followed the process of the World Summit of the Information Society (WSIS) and Internet... Read More →
avatar for Thorbjørn Jagland

Thorbjørn Jagland

Secretary General, Council of Europe
Thorbjørn Jagland is the secretary general of the Council of Europe since 2009. Hes a former prime minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs in Norway. Until 2015 he served as the chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize Comittee
avatar for Abeer Saady

Abeer Saady

Journalist and trainer, Freelance
Abeer Saady is an award-winning Egyptian journalist, consultant and trainer with 24 years of work in the field of media across the Arab world. Reporters Without Borders has chosen her in the "100 Heroes of Information" list as recognition of her work at the 3rd of May 2014. She has a distinguished record and an international reputation for her frontline work in the field of media development and training in conflict areas. She... Read More →
avatar for Anna Schiller

Anna Schiller

Communications Strategist, International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF)
Anna Schiller is the IWMF’s communications strategist. She manages all aspects of the IWMF’s external communication. Prior to joining the IWMF, Schiller was a Senior Press and Public Diplomacy Officer at the German Embassy in Washington, DC. She was trained in this field at the Delegation of the European Union, also in Washington, DC.As a teenager and later as a college student, Schiller hosted a weekly one-hour show at the local... Read More →
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Bruce Shapiro

Director, Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma
Bruce Shapiro is executive Director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, encouraging innovative reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy worldwide from the Center’s headquarters at Columbia University in New York City.


Thursday October 8, 2015 11:00 - 12:00
Weidemann 5 (Presentations/Panels)

12:00

BREAK
Thursday October 8, 2015 12:00 - 12:30
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12:30

Sustaining High Quality Journalism
The question of how to produce and disseminate high quality news reporting while attaining financial stability and making the most of what digital technology has to offer is perhaps the most pressing question facing journalists today. Many of the new outlets are successful in one of these areas but not in all three. Anya Shhiffrin has been working to assemble a large data set of international online news initiatives around the world to see if there are discernable points in common and to understand patterns of success and failure. She plans to present initial results on see how high quality sites are financed, how they are staffed and managed, what kind of information and news they provide and come to an understanding of what it takes for these innovative news sites to grow and endure. Chuck Lewis will moderate and offer his observations from more than three decades of work in the nonprofit sector on how high quality journalism has been sustained and could be sustained.

Moderators
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Charles Lewis

Founding Executive Editor, Investigative Reporting Workshop
A bestselling author and national investigative journalist for over 30 years, Charles Lewis is a tenured professor of journalism and since 2008 the founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University School of Communication in Washington, D.C. He is the founder of The Center for Public Integrity (including its International Consortium of Investigative Journalists) and other nonprofit... Read More →

Speakers
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Anya Schiffrin

Director, Columbia - School of International and Public Affairs
Anya Schiffrin is the director of the International Media, Advocacy and Communications specialization at Columbia University’s School of International Affairs.  She teaches courses on media and development and innovation as well as the course  “Media, Human Rights and Social Change”. Among other topics, she writes on journalism and development as well as the media in Africa and the extractive sector. Schiffrin spent 10... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 12:30 - 13:30
Troll (Academic track)

12:30

Investigating the Italian Mafia in Africa

The Italian mafia has established a hidden but lethal presence in Africa. Its members own diamond mines, nightclubs, and land, all with the complicity of corrupt regimes. Mafia, Inc. is more than ever a global business, infiltrating legitimate economies worldwide. An international team of reporters from the non-profit investigative journalism centres IRPI and ANCIR partnered with QUATTROGATTI and CORRECT!V to uncover for the first time the Italian mafia's grip on Africa.

Supported by two working grants for independent journalism, the Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme of the European Journalism Centre and Journalism Fund, the work took seven months and included trips to Italy, South Africa, Namibia, Senegal and Kenya. Ten investigative reporters from six different countries, one data-journalist, one data-scientist, three editors, one cross-examiner, and a host of lawyers joined the effort in producing in-depth research into the Mafia's involvement in 13 countries.

 

In this session, four journalists involved will discuss how they conducted this investigation. They will share pivotal lessons with fellow investigative journalists on how to work in international, multidisciplinary teams on complicated cross-border issues.

 

This session is held in cooperation with the European Journalism Centre and the Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (Journalismgrants.org)

 


Moderators
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Wilfried Ruetten

Director, European Journalism Centre
Wilfried Ruetten is the director of the European Journalism Centre. He worked in German public and private broadcasting as a reporter and producer (ARD, RTL-Group) as well as in journalism education. Before joining the EJC he was the head of school for digital television at the University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg, Austria.

Speakers
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Cecilia Anesi

investigative reporter, IRPI
Cecilia Anesi is a reporter with and founder of the Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI), a centre for investigative journalism in Italy. Before creating IRPI, she co-authored the investigative journalism documentary Toxic Europe which won the Best International Organised Crime Report Award 2011. Within the work of IRPI Cecilia co-authored investigations on counterfeited food; on the offshore in the ICIJ's Chinaleaks spinoff and on... Read More →
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John Grobler

Freelance journalist, African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR)
John Grobler is a veteran investigative reporter, based in Windhoek, Namibia from where he keeps an eye on the political nexus between natural resource exploitation and organised crime in his own country as well as neighbouring Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo, although his work has also taken him to West and East Africa in the past. His most recent investigations have covered the importing of Bulgarian arsenic toxic waste into... Read More →
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Giulio Rubino

Journalist, Correctiv
Giulio Rubino is a reporter with Correct!v, the German centre for investigative journalism and a member and founder of the Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI), a centre for investigative journalism in Italy. Before creating IRPI, he co-authored the investigative journalism documentary Toxic Europe which won the Best International Organised Crime Report Award 2011. With Altera Studio he worked at the web-documentary Pirate Fishing for... Read More →
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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.


Thursday October 8, 2015 12:30 - 13:30
Weidemann 3 (Presentations/Panels)

12:30

Revealing Kremlin money

Stephen Grey (UK) and  Roman Anin (Russia) set up a multinational team at Reuters to discover the money trail from the taxpayer to Putin’s friends. By combining multiple strategies of data journalism and field research, combing through customs records, corporate archives and the full data-set of two entire Moscow banks, they uncovered billions of dollars of suspicious money flows. http://www.reuters.com/investigates/section/comrade-capitalism/ )


Moderators
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Oleg Khomenok

Country Coordinator, SCOOP Ukraine
Oleg Khomenok, GIJN Board member, coordinator of SCOOP project in Ukraine, Senior Media Advisor of Internews Network, has 20 years of experience in journalism, media education, and managing investigative reporting and media support projects in the post-Soviet media environment. Oleg has eight years of experience working as a reporter investigating political campaigns and ethnic minority issues in Crimea. | Coordinating YanukovychLeaks.org... Read More →

Speakers
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Roman Anin

Head of investigative section, Novaya Gazeta
Roman Anin is the head of investigative section of Moscow based Novaya Gazeta, one of the most famous Russian newspapers in the world. He began his career in 2006 as a sports writer, but in 2008 was moved to the newspaper’s investigative section. Since 2009 Anin has been working on cross-border investigations with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and International Consortium if Investigative Journalists... Read More →
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Stephen Grey

Reporter, Reuters
Stephen Grey is a UK-based reporter for the Reuters global investigative team, and former head of the Sunday Times investigation team in London. He is known for his investigations of corruption in the European Union, into the CIA rendition program (book – Ghost Plane) ,  the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has previously published articles in the Guardian, New York Times, the Times of London, and others, and made films for the BBC, Channel... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 12:30 - 13:30
Lillehammer 3 (Presentations/Panels)

12:30

The Migrants' Files

"The Migrants' Files" is a consortium of journalists from over 15 European countries. It is coordinated by Journalism++, and is focused on examing the human and financial cost of 15 years of "Fortress Europe." 

Two journalists share insights on this collaborative effort, looking specifically at: 

Counting the Dead: Over 30,000 refugees and migrants have died in their attempt to reach or stay in Europe since the year 2000. The investigation showed how European policies impacted the death rate.

The Money Trails: Refugees and migrants spend over €1 billion a year to reach Europe. Europeans pay a similar amount to keep them out. A few companies benefit handsomely in the process.

Questions and topics we would like to discuss during the panel:

* How to collect data to measure something never measured before?
* How to coordinate 16 media organizations working in 13 languages?
* What tools do you use to coordinate work and databases?
* How do you reconcile on-the-ground reporting with data-journalism?
* How do you manage sending dozens of FOI requests in different countries?

This project is supported in part by Journalismfund.eu.

Award-winning filmmaker Firas Fayyad was twice held by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s fearful intelligence regime for exposing human rights abuses and covering the start of the 2011 “peaceful protests” that turned into civil war. Fayyad offers tips to foreign journalists investigating the trail of Europe’s biggest immigration crisis in decades.

He is joined via Skype by a Germany-based Syrian who reached Germany after travelling on “death boats” from Turkey across the Mediterranean.


Moderators
avatar for Sheila S. Coronel

Sheila S. Coronel

Academic dean, Columbia University
SHEILA S. CORONEL is academic dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. She is concurrently also director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and Stabile professor of professional practice. She began her reporting career in the Philippines, and in 1989, cofounded the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism to promote investigative reporting on major social issues, including the military, poverty... Read More →

Speakers
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Anne-Lise Bouyer

COO/Project manager, Journalism++
After studying computer engineering, she worked for 3 years as a project manager in a web agency and for OWNI.fr | She's specialised in user experience and committed to applying her skills to innovative journalism. Her technical expertise and her marketing and customer management skills enable her to have a 360-degree vision of all Journalism++ projects. | | Twitter account: https://twitter.com/annelisebouyer | Website... Read More →
avatar for Firas Fayyad

Firas Fayyad

Filmmaker
Award-winning filmmaker Firas Fayyad, twice held by Syrian President Bashar Assad’s fearful intelligence regime for exposing human rights abuses and covering the start of the 2011 “peaceful protests” that turned into civil war, offers tips to foreign journalists investigating the trail of Europe’s biggest immigration crisis in decades.
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Sylke Gruhnwald

Chairwoman and journalist, Journalismfund.eu
Sylke Gruhnwald is chairwoman of Journalismfund.eu and investigative reporter with the Swiss magazine «Beobachter». Studies of Sinology and Business Administration. Worked for «The Economist Group», its «Economist Intelligence Unit» as well as the Swiss daily newspaper «Neue Zürcher Zeitung» and the Swiss public broadcaster «Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen». sgr. is co-founder of Lobbywatch.ch, board member with investigativ.ch, and... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 12:30 - 13:30
Lillehammer 1-2 (Keynote hall)

12:30

Data Track: Basic Excel 2

Power through data with Excel and mine for impactful stories that only spreadsheets can disclose with a few clicks. This session will teach you the basics you need to turn tabular data into headlines and to edit your spreadsheet for user-friendly team work. Because every reporter needs to be able to check facts and figures.

For this session you need to bring your computer with a locally installed version of Microsoft Excel. If you dont have that, go to the Data-Pub and get it installed before you enter the session.


Moderators
avatar for Crina Boros

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.
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Yolanda Jinxin Ma

Co-founder & Editor, Data Journalism China
Yolanda Jinxin Ma is a frequent international speaker & trainer on data journalism. In the past few years she has trained 200+ journalists in China on data skills. She is currently working on innovation projects with the UN in Asia Pacific region. She was previously with Reuters on data visualization and the South China Morning Post on social media.

Thursday October 8, 2015 12:30 - 13:30
Birkebeiner 1 (Data Hands-On)

12:30

Data Track: Email Encryption 2
How do you secure your email? How does encryption work and how does it operate on your computer? This session will give you hands-on training with Mailvelope and other email clients. 

Speakers
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Ola Haram

Journalist, TV 2 Norway
Ola Haram is a journalist and crime reporter at TV 2, based in Oslo, Norway. He is on the board of the Norwegian Investigative Journalism Foundation (SKUP) and a member og ICIJ. | He tweets as @haram.
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Fredrik Laurin

Investigative Editor, Sveriges Radio
Fredrik Laurin has been working as a journalist since 1989. He´s currently Special projects Editor at Swedish Television. During fourteen years from 2000 he formed a team with Sven Bergman and Joachim Dyfvermark and was since 2006 working with them as an investigative reporter/producer for Sweden’s main investigative Programme "Uppdrag granskning" at SVT - Swedish Television.Before that, Fredrik was an investigative reporter/producer for the... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 12:30 - 13:30
Messanin (Data Hands-On)

12:30

Data Track: Webscraping without Programming 2

This session is about extracting data from webpages without using any code. Data is stuck within webpages making it unusable. You can't analyse and visualise it when it's stuck in a website. By taking this session, you will learn how to extract this data. Learn how to extract data from thousands of pages at a time, and to grab it from pages that require clicks to see it. We'll also build a Google sheet with live data inside it.


Speakers
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Alex Gimson

Evangelist, Import.io
Alex Gimson is an evangelist at import. He has been part of the data scene for many years now starting off at a big data music company before moving over to import.io. NICAR 2015 Atlanta, the Internet of Things conference in London as well as various meetup groups around London and San Francisco. | @alex_gimson


Thursday October 8, 2015 12:30 - 13:30
Weidemann 4 (Data Hands-On)

12:30

Data Track: Internet Search - How To Find People 2

In this two-hour Facebook and Twitter extravaganza you will learn the best tricks to find people fast.

It’s possible to search millions of personal details in Facebook with a new service called Graph. Henk van Ess will teach you how to use this technology creatively with real world examples. How do you find employees of a weapons company? What photos did Russians take in Ukraine? How do you access the vast library of videos from Facebook users? How do youfind the relatives of a criminal? You will learn a new language that opens a whole new world of research possibilities.

Bonus: how to follow people in Twitter without being noticed and finding eyewitnesses very fast.


Speakers
avatar for Henk van Ess

Henk van Ess

Lecturer, Social Media & Internet Intelligence
Dutch born Henk van Ess is obsessed by finding news in data.  European media houses, like Axel Springer, Persgroep, European Broadcasting Union and Schibsted love his literal and lateral thinking and hire Henk on a regular basis to spill his secrets. He rarely appears in public conferences, so this is your chance to find out the best tricks in internet research. Links: | LinkedIn profile | Henk van Ess on Twitter


Thursday October 8, 2015 12:30 - 13:30
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)

12:30

Lightning Round: Visualization

Discover visual investigative journalism from around the world in this session. Each participant got 5 minutes to present their project. If anyone spends more time, the session manager will abrubtly be calling the next project to the podium. Be inspired, and join for a fun and inspirational session.


Moderators
avatar for Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

Senior Editor, Center of Investigative Reporting
Jennifer LaFleur is senior editor for data journalism at The Center for Investigative Reporting. Previously, she was the director of computer-assisted reporting at ProPublica and has held similar roles at The Dallas Morning News, the San Jose Mercury News and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She was the first training director for Investigative Reporters and Editors. She has won awards for her coverage of disability, legal and open... Read More →

Speakers
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Islam Alzeny

TV producer and journalist, Freelance - Thomson Reuters
Islam Alzeny is a TV producer, Investigative reporter and journalist interested in corruption and human rights issues . He has five years of work experience in several media organizations, including international and local television channels and newspapers. Alzeny is also the founder and executive director of “A Corruption Free Society” which has been selected as the best innovative social project to combat corruption in the Middle East... Read More →
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Natalia Antelava

Journalist and editor, Coda Story
A co-founder of Coda, Natalia is an Emmy-nominee and award winning journalist. Natalia is originally from Tbilisi, Georgia where she is currently based. She started her career freelancing in West Africa but has since been BBC’s resident correspondent in the Caucasus, Central Asia, Middle East, Washington DC and most recently India. She has reported undercover from Burma, Yemen and Uzbekistan and her investigations into human rights... Read More →
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Rodrigo Burgarelli

Data Journalist, O Estado de S. Paulo
Rodrigo Burgarelli is a half-journalist half-programmer, working hard on becoming better on both. He works at O Estado de S. Paulo, in the first data team ever created in a Brazilian newsroom.  He writes and analyzes data mostly about politics, economy, demography and social issues. He is finishing his master's degree in political science at the Universidade de São Paulo and have been a visiting scholar at Columbia University, in... Read More →
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Janneke Donkerlo

Independent Journalist, Donkerlo
Janneke Donkerlo is a freelance narrative and investigative journalist, writing about Fair Trade issues, preferrably in a cross border setting. In 2012, she and several colleagues in Holland and West-Africa were jointly nominated for De Tegel, a price for Dutch journalism with the story 'the Fairtrade cocoa rip-off'.
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Dan Kåre Engebretsen

Data Journalist and internet potato in VG, Verdens Gang
Redaksjonell utvikler, digitalt hode og datajournalist i VG. Glad i åpne data, og finne ut lure ting.
avatar for Govindraj Ethiraj

Govindraj Ethiraj

Journalist and founder, IndiaSpend
Govindraj Ethiraj is a television & print journalist and founder & Managing Trustee of the award-winning www.indiaspend.org & www.factchecker.in, both public interest journalism efforts that use data to investigate and tell stories.  IndiaSpend is a member of the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) and its content is now widely published and cited in Indian print, digital and television media.A career business journalist who has... Read More →
avatar for Riikka Kaihovaara

Riikka Kaihovaara

Investigative Reporter, The Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle
Riikka Kaihovaara is an investigative reporter for half an hour tv-program "MOT" on the Finnish Broadcasting Company. She is also a documentarist and a non-fiction author. Kaihovaara is keen on finding new ways to tell stories through digital media.  Her main interestes are environmental issues, food production, medicalization, global corporatism and all the intriguing topics found between margin and mainstream.
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Tom Meagher

Deputy Managing Editor, The Marshall Project
Tom Meagher is the deputy managing editor of the Marshall Project, a nonprofit, non-partisan news organization covering crime and justice in America. A veteran reporter and editor, he previously led an interactive team for the Digital First Media newspaper chain and was the data editor at the Newark Star-Ledger. His first reporting job was covering night cops for a small daily paper in Kansas. You can find him on Twitter at @ultracasual.
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Deborah Nelson

Associate Professor of Investigative Journalism, University of Maryland
Deb Nelson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who teaches investigative reporting and media law.  She recently co-authored "Water's Edge," an award-winning Reuters series on present-day impacts of rising seas. She’ll tell how the data viz team made waves on the project at Thursday’s Lightning Round. She’ll discuss creative, low-cost ways to do ambitious student projects at Friday morning's academic track session. |  Twitter... Read More →
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Estacios Valoy

Investigative Journalist, Freelance
Estacio Valoi is a Mozambican Freelance Investigative journalist from FAIR, who advises Oxpeckers on a broad range of environmental problems in the region. He has covered a range of environmental investigations ,corruption, extractive industry, human trafficking , for Zambeze daily newspaper and international media. He helped establish Zambeze and is newsroom chief editor in Quelimane, in northern Mozambique. His investigations have been... Read More →
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Natalia Viana

Co-Director, Pública
Natalia Viana is co-director of Agencia Publica. She was a partner of WikiLeaks in Brazil, coordinating the release of the US embassy cables. She has collaborated with various domestic and international media outlets including: Pacifica Network, PBS (US), the BBC, the Guardian, the Independent (UK), Folha de São Paulo, O Globo, and Carta Capital(Brazil). She was an... Read More →



Thursday October 8, 2015 12:30 - 13:30
Weidemann 5 (Presentations/Panels)

12:30

Networking Meet-Up: Environmental Reporting

Great story projects, investigative techniques, and collaborations have come out of the Global Investigative Journalism Conference since our first meeting in 2001. We know that good networking is key to this. To better connect people, we have arranged a dozen networking sessions, based on interests noted by our attendees in a pre-conference survey.

So here’s a chance to meet your colleagues interested in similar topics. No pressure here: we reserved meeting rooms and asked veteran journalists to host an informal discussion about how we can help each other – through sharing resources, contacts, and story ideas. Be sure to add your name and email to the contact list they pass around so we can follow up!


Moderators
avatar for Niels Mulvad

Niels Mulvad

Editor, Kaas & Mulvad
Nils Mulvad er redaktør og grunnlegger av Kaas & Mulvad. Fra 2001 til 2006 var han direktør for Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting, DICAR. Fra 2001 var han assosiert professor ved den Danske Journalisthøyskolen. Nils Mulvad var en av de to grunnleggerne av Global Investigative Journalism Network og sitter i organisasjonens styre. | | ---- | NILS MULVAD is editor at Kaas & Mulvad. From 2001-2006 he... Read More →
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Subhra Priyadarshini

Editor, Nature India, NPG
Subhra Priyadarshini is an award winning science and environment journalist currently running Nature Publishing Group’s (NPG) India operation Nature India. | A journalist for close to two decades, Subhra has covered politics, sports, fashion, films, crime, health, education and natural disasters in the mainstream Indian media for over a dozen years. She chose to come back to her first love – science – in 2007... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 12:30 - 13:30
Meetingroom Grande Basement, next to the gym

13:30

Lunch
Thursday October 8, 2015 13:30 - 15:00
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15:00

Teaching Computer-Assisted Reporting
This session will incorporate decades of experience in teaching students, faculty and professionals in more than 30 countries how to use data for journalism. The session will review how the teaching has evolved, what fundamentals still apply, how to ensure that integrity and credibility are maintained, dealing with ethical questions of what is public and what is private, and constructing a sensible and practical syllabus and curriculum. 

Moderators
avatar for David Donald

David Donald

Data Editor, Investigative Reporting Workshop
David Donald is Data Editor at the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University and Data Journalist in Residence at AU's School of Communication. Previously, he has been Data Editor at the Center for Public Integrity and Training Director at Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting. His work has received two Philip Meyer Awards for the best use of social science methods in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brant Houston

Brant Houston

Professor and Knight Chair in Investigative and Enterprise Reporting, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches investigative and data journalism and oversees an online newsroom. He previously was executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors, a group of 5,000 members, and before that an award-winning investigative reporter for 17 years. He is co-founder and chair of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and co-author of... Read More →
avatar for Niels Mulvad

Niels Mulvad

Editor, Kaas & Mulvad
Nils Mulvad er redaktør og grunnlegger av Kaas & Mulvad. Fra 2001 til 2006 var han direktør for Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting, DICAR. Fra 2001 var han assosiert professor ved den Danske Journalisthøyskolen. Nils Mulvad var en av de to grunnleggerne av Global Investigative Journalism Network og sitter i organisasjonens styre. | | ---- | NILS MULVAD is editor at Kaas & Mulvad. From 2001-2006 he... Read More →
avatar for Giannina Segnini

Giannina Segnini

Journalism Professor, Columbia University
Giannna Segnini heads the Data Concentration Program at The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She was the head of the investigative team at «La Nacion» in Costa Rica. Their investigations has led to prosecution of more than 50 politicians, businessmen and public servants in Costa Rica, UK, USA, France and Finland. Two former presidents in Costa Rica is convicted for corruption. Segnini has been training journalists... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 15:00 - 16:00
Troll (Academic track)

15:00

Finding Africa's Missing Money

Finding Africa’s missing money

Africa is losing money. Billions of dollars flow out of the continent every year due to the abuse of tax laws, smuggling, and corruption. It’s a huge problem and it’s under-reported. But there is now a growing number of journalists in Africa who are exposing this illicit financial activity.

At this session you will hear about investigations into stolen funds stashed in offshore bank accounts, secret tax breaks for corporations operating in Africa, the mispricing of mineral exports, and much more. The journalists will present their stories and explain some of the methods they use.

The session will feature participants in the Wealth of Nations programme, run by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, which works with Africa’s leading journalists and media houses – as well as top journalists from across the world – to report on illicit finance and tax abuse.

It will also feature journalists from the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR), which strengthens African investigative journalism by improving the expertise, sustainability and production capacity in muckraking newsrooms.


Moderators
avatar for Derek Thorne

Derek Thorne

Project Manager, Thomson Reuters Foundation
 Derek Thorne is a Project Manager at the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters. He primarily works on the Foundation’s Wealth of Nations programme, which works with African media to investigate the abuse of tax laws and improve oil reporting. Prior to this, he worked in journalism, education, project management and international development. For five years he worked at the charity One World Media, where... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rex Chikoko

Rex Chikoko

Investigative journalist, The Nation Publications Limited
Rex Chikoko is a Malawian journalist with over 12 years’ experience in active journalism. Currently, he is working for one of Malawi's leading print media houses, Nation Publications Limited, as an Investigative Journalist. He developed interest in investigative journalism in 2008 after attending several investigative journalism training programmes organised by USAID in Malawi. However, his passion for investigative journalism grew after... Read More →
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Musikilu Mojeed

Managing editor, Premium Times
Musikilu Mojeed, a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, is an award-winning journalist and Managing Editor at Nigeria's multimedia newspaper, Premium Times. He was until 2011 Investigative Editor at Nigeria’s NEXT newspaper where he directed the groundbreaking investigative work of that newspaper. He also coordinated the paper's WikiLeaks coverage. | A recent Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, and... Read More →
avatar for John Reynolds

John Reynolds

Business journalist, Freelance
John Reynolds is a freelance business journalist who writes regular news, features and interviews for the Sunday Independent in Ireland. He also currently mentors trainee journalists in investigating stories related to illicit finance and tax abuse for the Thomson Reuters Foundation Wealth of Nations Programme. In the past he has written on business, politics and renewable energy for The Irish Times and UK publications The Spectator and The... Read More →
avatar for Khadija Sharife

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.


Thursday October 8, 2015 15:00 - 16:00
Weidemann 5 (Presentations/Panels)

15:00

How to Investigate the World Bank (and Other Aid Orgs] Using Their Own Data
ICIJ’s Evicted & Abandoned investigation revealed the hidden toll of projects financed by the planet’s best-known development lender: the World Bank. Over the last decade, projects funded by the bank have cost 3.4 million people their homes, part of their land, or some of their livelihoods, while the bank has regularly violated its own rules for protecting these vulnerable populations.

The panelists will offer tips on how to investigate development aid, drawing on the lessons of the World Bank project. They will describe the main challenges faced reporting in the field, conducting data analysis, and dealing with the World Bank, and how these experiences apply to reporting on the lucrative and often unaccountable field of development aid. Among the topics to be addressed:

         - Developing inside sources in international organizations
         - Reporting on development projects in conflict areas and in countries hostile to the press
          -Responding to aggressive public relations campaigns against your story
         - Creating a database from unstructured and incomplete data
         - Verifying data with an organization that is trying to undermine your story

This session is done in collaboration with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

Moderators
avatar for Sheila S. Coronel

Sheila S. Coronel

Academic dean, Columbia University
SHEILA S. CORONEL is academic dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. She is concurrently also director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and Stabile professor of professional practice. She began her reporting career in the Philippines, and in 1989, cofounded the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism to promote investigative reporting on major social issues, including the military, poverty... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sasha Chavkin

Sasha Chavkin

Reporter, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Sasha Chavkin is a reporter for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. He was ICIJ's lead reporter for the Evicted & Abandoned investigation, which explored forced displacement and human rights abuses in development projects funded by the World Bank. He was also the lead reporter for ICIJ and the Center for Public Integrity's award-winning Island of the Widows and Mystery in the Fields projects... Read More →
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Lourdes Ramirez

Directora, Café Informativo
Lourdes Ramírez is a journalist based in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, who specializes in violence prevention and social coexistence, transparency and investigative journalism. She has been a consultant for the UN and nonprofit organizations on human rights, human development, violence against women, democratic governance and election monitoring, and a professor of Communication Sciences at the University of San Pedro Sula. Lourdes has... Read More →
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Cecile Schillis-Gallego

data journalist, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
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... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 15:00 - 16:00
Lillehammer 3 (Presentations/Panels)

15:00

Step-by-Step Cross-Border Journalism

Do you have an idea for  a good story concerning several countries?

Impressive stories on subjects as varied as tax avoidance, deadly bacteria or international corruption have been dug up through cross-border collaborations.

But how to get started?

Brigitte Alfter presents a step-by-step description of the process from idea to publication and beyond. Discuss and get advice for your story idea here.


Speakers
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

Brigitte Alfter

Editor Europe, Journalismfund.eu
Journalist in Europe | | Co-founder of Journalismfund.eu, Dataharvest.eu, Wobbing.eu, Farmsubsidy.org, I-Scoop.org | | Member of www.icij.org, www.fuj.dk, www.netzwerkrecherche.de, www.journalistforbundet.dk | | Blogging at www.journalisten.dk | | Former Brussels correspondent at www.information.dk | | Read more on www.alfter.dk


Thursday October 8, 2015 15:00 - 16:00
Weidemann 4 (Data Hands-On)

15:00

Data Track: Introduction to Access 1

Introduction to databases. Take the next step in data journalism and learn how to work with MS Access. You'll learn how to work with large data sets, to select, sort, and aggregate data. This class works best if you have some knowledge about Excel or similar programs.

For this session you need to bring your computer with a locally installed version of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access. If you dont have that, go to the Data-Pub and get it installed before you join us.

Mac does not support Access, so make sure you have a PC.


Speakers
avatar for Helena Bengtsson

Helena Bengtsson

Editor, Data Projects, The Guardian
Helena Bengtsson is Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian in London, UK. She previously worked as the database editor at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. In 2006 and 2007, she was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C. In 2010, she was awarded the Stora Journalistpriset (Great Journalism Award) for Valpejl.se, a website profiling every candidate in that season’s Swedish... Read More →
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Luuk Sengers

Trainer, Lecturer, Investigative Journalist, Freelance journalist
Luuk Sengers Luuk Sengers is docent onderzoeksjournalistiek, onder meer aan de opleiding Internationale Research Journalistiek(IRJ). Daarnaast traint en adviseert hij professionals in het gebruik van onderzoekstechnieken. Samen met Mark Lee Hunter ontwikkelde Sengers de internationaal gewaardeerde Story-Based Inquiry methode, een systematische en snelle manier om onderzoek te doen.


Thursday October 8, 2015 15:00 - 16:00
Birkebeiner 1 (Data Hands-On)

15:00

How To Create a Secure Leaks Platform
Moderators
avatar for Emilia Díaz-Struck

Emilia Díaz-Struck

Research Editor, ICIJ / Freelance
Emilia Díaz-Struck is the lead researcher for ICIJ's cross-border investigations. She is a professor of journalism at the Central University of Venezuela, and also co-founded Venezuelan news website Armando.info. Emilia has been a contributor for the Washington Post, and has also written for the magazine Poder y Negocios and Venezuelan newspapers El Universal and El Mundo. She was previously the investigative reporting coordinator at the Press... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alessia Cerantola

Alessia Cerantola

Board member and reporter, Investigative Reporting Project Italy
Alessia Cerantola is a freelance journalist, board member and reporter of IRPI (Investigative Reporting Project Italy). Her favorite areas of interest are East Asia and freedom of the press related issues. In 2013 she was a Transatlantic Media Fellow of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) of Washington DC. Since 2007 her reports and features from Italy, Japan, South Korea and the US have been published and broadcast by a... Read More →
avatar for Micah Lee

Micah Lee

SecureDrop developer, The Intercept
Micah Lee is a technologist with a focus on operational security, source protection, privacy, and cryptography. He is a founder and board member of Freedom of the Press Foundation and the author of the “Encryption Works” handbook.An avid GNU/Linux user, he has been writing code in a variety of languages for a variety of platforms for over a decade.  He develops open source security tools including OnionShare, SecureDrop, and Tor Browser... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 15:00 - 16:00
Messanin (Data Hands-On)

15:00

Data Track: 100 Best Databases for Internet Research

Go beyond Google and Wikipedia into the deep web where public records, government data, archives, corporate information, and technical studies are hidden from plain view. Take home tips for backgrounding people and companies, tracking planes and ships, finding elusive documents, and more.


Moderators
avatar for Andy Lehren

Andy Lehren

Reporter, New York Times
Andrew W. Lehren is a Reporter at The New York Times, and has worked on a range of national, international, and investigative stories. He was one of the newspaper’s lead Reporters analyzing the Wikileaks trove of diplomatic cables, Afghanistan and Iraq war logs, and Guantanamo detainee dossiers. Highlights from those stories were compiled into a bestselling book, Open Secrets. He contributed to the Pulitzer Prize-winning series that examined... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gary Price

Gary Price

Founder/Editor, Librarian, infoDOCKET
Gary Price is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area.  He is currently the Resource and Reference Center Director for GIJN and editor of infoDOCKET.com, a daily update of news and new research tools. | He lives near Washington, DC and grew up in the Chicago suburbs where he attended New Trier High School. Price received a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of... Read More →
avatar for Margot Williams

Margot Williams

Research editor, The Intercept
Margot Williams is research editor for investigations at The Intercept, previously at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), NPR, The New York Times and the Washington Post. She has pursued jihadists online and detainees who died in U.S. immigration detention, investigated war contractors and followed the money (and private jets) of mayors, governors, senators, presidential candidates, and ex-presidents. She has spread... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 15:00 - 16:00
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)

15:00

Investigating Environmental Crime: Illegal logging

From the Amazon to the Transylvanian forest: What are the best ways to investigate illegal deforestation today? This panel will take you through the growing capability of satellite imagery at Skybox and other service providers, combined with and advanced "follow the money" and other reporting techniques.

 

 


Moderators
avatar for Subhra Priyadarshini

Subhra Priyadarshini

Editor, Nature India, NPG
Subhra Priyadarshini is an award winning science and environment journalist currently running Nature Publishing Group’s (NPG) India operation Nature India. | A journalist for close to two decades, Subhra has covered politics, sports, fashion, films, crime, health, education and natural disasters in the mainstream Indian media for over a dozen years. She chose to come back to her first love – science – in 2007... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ana Aranha

Ana Aranha

Journalism coordinator and reporter, Repórter Brasil
Ana Aranha is an investigative reporter based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She frequently covers the Amazon, her last stories followed the impacts of large power plants, illegal logging and indigenous population. | For her work Ana was awarded eleven journalism awards. She collaborates with national and international media and has written for the Guardian Weekly, El Mundo and the Brazilian branches of Marie Claire, Rolling Stones and GQ. From 2004... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Dunagan

Patrick Dunagan

Strategic Partnerships Manager, Google
Patrick Dunagan is a Strategic Partnerships Manager at Google where he is working to connect real-world users with emerging technologies developing in the realm of satellite imaging and automated feature extraction. Prior to this role, he was at Skybox Imaging where he worked as a Product Manager before the launch of their first satellite. Google acquired Skybox in the summer of 2014. Previously, Patrick was a Captain in the United States Marine... Read More →
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Paul Radu

Executive director, OCCRP
Paul Radu (@IDashboard) is the executive director of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting  Project and a co-creator of the Investigative Dashboard concept, of Visual investigative Scenarios visualization software and of RISE Project, a platform for investigative reporters and hackers in Romania.  He has been an Alfred Friendly Press Fellow, a Milena Jesenska Press Fellow, a Rosalyn Carter Fellow for Mental Health Journalism, a... Read More →
avatar for Stefano Wrobleski

Stefano Wrobleski

Reporter, InfoAmazonia
Stefano Wrobleski is a journalist at InfoAmazonia, where he's been working on developing maps that tell or go along with stories on socio-environmental rights and public policies that impact the Amazon forest. He worked for two years at Repórter Brasil NGO, where he used to investigate slavery labor, specially on urban areas, and to correlate individual cases using data journalism tools and big datasets. | | He has also collaborated with Le... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 15:00 - 16:00
Lillehammer 1-2 (Keynote hall)

15:00

Networking Meet-Up: Cross-Border Projects (Latin America)

Great story projects, investigative techniques, and collaborations have come out of the Global Investigative Journalism Conference since our first meeting in 2001. We know that good networking is key to this. To better connect people, we have arranged a dozen networking sessions, based on interests noted by our attendees in a pre-conference survey.

So here’s a chance to meet your colleagues interested in similar topics. No pressure here: we reserved meeting rooms and asked veteran journalists to host an informal discussion about how we can help each other – through sharing resources, contacts, and story ideas. Be sure to add your name and email to the contact list they pass around so we can follow up!


Moderators
avatar for Carlos Eduardo Huertas

Carlos Eduardo Huertas

Chief of the Investigative Reporting Initiative in the Americas of ICFJ and CONNECTAS
Colombian journalist leading the Investigative Reporting Initiative in the Americas, a project of the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in alliance with CONNECTAS. This last, an entrepreneurship that began in 2012 as a regional journalistic platform that promotes the interchange of information and knowledge about key issues in the Americas. It started during Huertas period as a Nieman Fellow 2012 at Harvard University with the support... Read More →
avatar for Fabiola Torres Lopez

Fabiola Torres Lopez

Founder/Editor, OjoPúblico
Fabiola Torres is an investigative reporter from Perú. She is co-founder and editor of Ojo Público, an independent, non-profit newsroom based in Lima that produces investigative journalism. Under Torres leadership, Ojo Público's data team conceived Cuentas Juradas, the first data application in Perú which makes public officials' affidavits of their property and financial assets available to citizens. She is also a co-founder of... Read More →
avatar for Marcela Turati

Marcela Turati

Journalist, Periodistas de a Pie
Marcela Turati is a Mexican journalist who reports about human rights and the impact of drug violence and its victims. She is co-founder of the network Periodistas de a Pie (Journalists on Foot), dedicated to training journalists to improve the quality of their journalism and to defend freedom of expression. In 2013, she received the Louis Lyons Award for conscience and integrity in journalism, granted by the Nieman Foundation... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 15:00 - 16:00
Meetingroom Grande Basement, next to the gym

15:00

Protecting Your Health While Covering Human Tragedy

It's not just war reporters who need to know about self-care on traumatic assignments. Investigative reporters who work intensively on such topics as migration, human trafficking, and sexual violence are also at risk of finding themselves in trauma trouble. Interviewing victims and witnesses, reviewing records of tragedy, viewing photos and video, and assembling the stories of traumatic events all can have a profound emotional impact. And then there is always some risk of becoming a direct target of harassment, detention or physical violence. 

This panel will look at what it takes to remain resilient on such assignments, and offer practical advice, drawing on personal experience and the latest scientific insight into self-care and trauma.  


Moderators
avatar for Gavin Rees

Gavin Rees

Director, Dart Centre Europe
Gavin Rees is the director of Dart Centre Europe. The Dart Centre is a project of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University in New York and is dedicated to promoting ethical and innovative approaches to the coverage of trauma and violence. Gavin is responsible for implementing the Centre’s work across Europe, and runs workshops and discussion groups on trauma awareness, resilience and interviewing skills for working... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cait McMahon

Cait McMahon

Managing Director, Dart Centre Asia Pacific
Cait McMahon has been Managing Director of the Dart Centre Asia Pacific www.dartcentre.org/asia-pacific  since 2004.  McMahon is a psychologist, and began working with the media in 1987.  Cait is responsible for creating and facilitating training programmes across the Asia Pacific region to promote ethical and thorough reporting of violence and disaster, as well as psychological safety and resilience for media... Read More →
avatar for Juliana Ruhfus

Juliana Ruhfus

Senior presenter, Al Jazeera
Juliana Ruhfus is the senior reporter for Al Jazeera’s “People & Power” investigative and current affairs strand where she has worked since 2006 when her film on Liberian ex-combatants launched the channel’s programming content. Nearly 40 films later she has gone undercover in Turkmenistan and in Cambodian orphanages, produced the five part “Corporations on Trial” series, and her two-part investigation into the trafficking of... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 15:00 - 16:00
Weidemann 3 (Presentations/Panels)

15:00

Data Pub: Download software for statistics

For stats, we’ll go with the open source and free PSPP stats program. It is very similar to SPSS and even runs the SPSS syntax. Also PSPP has a Mac OS X version and a current Windows version.

Both can be found through links here: http://www.gnu.org/software/pspp/get.html. The Windows version has a simple installer. The Mac version is a bit more involved, and those using Macs should set aside enough time to go through the steps. 


Speakers
avatar for David Donald

David Donald

Data Editor, Investigative Reporting Workshop
David Donald is Data Editor at the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University and Data Journalist in Residence at AU's School of Communication. Previously, he has been Data Editor at the Center for Public Integrity and Training Director at Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting. His work has received two Philip Meyer Awards for the best use of social science methods in... Read More →
avatar for Andy Lehren

Andy Lehren

Reporter, New York Times
Andrew W. Lehren is a Reporter at The New York Times, and has worked on a range of national, international, and investigative stories. He was one of the newspaper’s lead Reporters analyzing the Wikileaks trove of diplomatic cables, Afghanistan and Iraq war logs, and Guantanamo detainee dossiers. Highlights from those stories were compiled into a bestselling book, Open Secrets. He contributed to the Pulitzer Prize-winning series that examined... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 15:00 - 16:30
Bagler'n Data-Pub

16:00

Coffee break
Thursday October 8, 2015 16:00 - 16:30
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16:30

Reporting on Organized crime
Most people think of Hollywood bad guys like Robert DeNiro or Joe Pesci when they think of organized crime. In reality, organized crime is a $2 trillion global business that ties government, business and criminals together. Understanding how organized crime works today is important to seeing its influence in your country. Learn about the latest trends in organized crime and how it is changing its face and blending even more seamlessly into politics and the financial industry

This session is done in collaboration with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).

Moderators
avatar for Drew Sullivan

Drew Sullivan

Editor, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)
Drew Sullivan, USA, co-founded the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Program (OCCRP) where he now serves as editor-in-chief. He is a journalist and social entrepreneur who founded the Center for Investigative Reporting in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2004 as well as the Journalism Development Network, an innovative media development organization with programs worldwide. He is the recipient of the European Press Prize, the Daniel Pearl Award... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cecilia Anesi

Cecilia Anesi

investigative reporter, IRPI
Cecilia Anesi is a reporter with and founder of the Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI), a centre for investigative journalism in Italy. Before creating IRPI, she co-authored the investigative journalism documentary Toxic Europe which won the Best International Organised Crime Report Award 2011. Within the work of IRPI Cecilia co-authored investigations on counterfeited food; on the offshore in the ICIJ's Chinaleaks spinoff and on... Read More →
avatar for Stevan Dojcinovic

Stevan Dojcinovic

editor in chief, KRIK
Based in Belgrade at the Crime and Corruption Reporting Network (KRIK), an OCCRP member, Stevan is a regional editor for OCCRP. Winner of Serbia’s top investigative award for the past two years, Stevan has explored organized crime’s role in state privatization deals, the connections between organized crime and Balkan tycoons, private security agencies, football clubs and the gambling industry. Dojčinović also has investigated Balkan... Read More →
avatar for Marcela Turati

Marcela Turati

Journalist, Periodistas de a Pie
Marcela Turati is a Mexican journalist who reports about human rights and the impact of drug violence and its victims. She is co-founder of the network Periodistas de a Pie (Journalists on Foot), dedicated to training journalists to improve the quality of their journalism and to defend freedom of expression. In 2013, she received the Louis Lyons Award for conscience and integrity in journalism, granted by the Nieman Foundation... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 16:30 - 17:30
Lillehammer 1-2 (Keynote hall)

16:30

Covering China: Tips and Best Practices
China is now the world's second largest economy and its actions affect the world. The People's Republic poses unique challenges for investigative journalists. Here are three perspectives from veteran journalists both inside and outside of China. Two Chinese will give their experiences covering the environment and government corruption. And the Financial Times' Christine Spolar led a data-driven investigation into stock manipulation involving Chinese solar company Hanergy, using reporters in Hong Kong, China, and London.

Moderators
avatar for Ying Chan

Ying Chan

Founder & Honorary Professor, Hong Kong University
Ying is a writer, educator, and the founding director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, at Hong Kong University. As an academic unit of HKU, the JMSC offers professional graduate and undergraduate degrees in journalism, and MPhil and PhD degrees. She was also the founding dean (2003-2011) of the journalism school at Shantou University in China. | Prior to joining HKU in 1998, Ying Chan spent 23 years working as a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christine Spolar

Christine Spolar

Investigative editor, Financial Times
Christine Spolar is the investigations editor at the Financial Times. She began the investigations team in 2011 and works with reporters in London, the US, Europe and China. A series on Chinese investment in Europe was among those honoured as Business Team of the Year at the British Press Awards in 2015. She has been a foreign correspondent and an investigative reporter and she has worked in television, web and print.
avatar for Wei Zhou

Wei Zhou

Producer, BBC
Wei Zhou is a BBC Producer based in Beijing. Before joining the BBC, she has been an investigative reporter for Southern Metropolis Daily and CaiXin Magazine, with a focus on corruption and power abuse. She has covered how China's erstwhile President Hu Jintao's aid Ling Jihua and Ling's siblings' tangled web of business, which won CaiXin's Best Cover Story of the Year. She has also covered how top Chinese military officials colluded with real... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 16:30 - 17:30
Lillehammer 3 (Presentations/Panels)

16:30

How To Investigate Development Issues
In times of shrinking newsrooms and slashed budgets for in-depth reporting, development journalism is at risk. Media outlets tend to resort to "quick fix" stories, with little background on how crises or conflicts came about. How can we reinvigorate investigative reporting on international development topics?

In this panel, three grantees of the Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme of the European Journalism Centre (EJC) discuss how their investigations came about. What challenges do investigative journalists face in covering development and how to overcome these? The journalists also touch upon the innovative aspects of their projects and explain why they moved away from traditional, linear storytelling. 

This session is held in cooperation with the European Journalism Centre and the Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (Journalismgrants.org).

 


Moderators
avatar for Diana Lungu

Diana Lungu

Project Manager, European Journalism Cente
Diana Lungu is a former journalist. She currently works at the European Journalism Centre (EJC) in the Netherlands where she manages the Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme, a Bill and Melinda Gates media-funding project aimed at enabling a better coverage of international development issues. Since 2013, the IDR Grant Programme has funded around 70 innovative development journalism projects. At the EJC Diana also organises... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eva Belmonte

Eva Belmonte

Project Manager, Civio Foundation
Eva Belmonte (Spain, 1982) is a journalist specialised in public data analysis. She is a Project Manager at Fundación Civio, a non-profit based in Madrid, where she designs, develops and supervises data journalism projects such as medicamentalia.org (comparing the prices of essential drugs around the world), quienmanda.es (the map of Spanish power networks), elindultometro.es (analyzing governmental pardons) and elboenuestrodecadadia.com... Read More →
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Gilles van Kote

Deputy chief editor, Le Monde
Aged 52, Gilles van Kote, is the deputy chief editor of Le Monde, the most influential French daily newspaper. He was a sports writer for almost twenty years (he covered, among other things, the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics), before becoming an environmental journalist in 2006. He also wrote on food security issues and took part in the Ecocide project in 2014, an investigation of Le Monde on environmental traffics and crimes, funded by the... Read More →
avatar for Stefano Liberti

Stefano Liberti

Journalist & filmmaker
Stefano Liberti is an award-winning journalist, documentary-maker and film director specialized in international migrations and global food markets. He has directed the documentary L'inferno dei bimbi stregoni (winner of the 2010 Premio L'Anello Debole), co-directed the award-winning film Mare chiuso (2012) and the film Container 158 (2013). He is the author of the books: A sud di Lampedusa. Cinque anni di viaggi sulle rotte dei migranti (2008... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 16:30 - 17:30
Weidemann 5 (Presentations/Panels)

16:30

The New Cold War

The New Cold War

One and a half years after the annexation of the Crimea by the Russian Federation and the start of the war in Eastern Ukraine, the relations between Moscow and the West have reached a historical post Cold War low. Some observers warn for a New Cold War. "Russia is preparing for a conflict with NATO, and NATO is preparing for a possible confrontation with Russia", the London based think tank European Leadership Network recently stated.

How to measure the political, diplomatic and military dimension of the increasing tensions? What is happening behind the scenes and how to report on the real life, cyber and satellite battlefields?

In this panel, four journalists shed their light on these questions from different points of view. Russian journalist Mikhail Zygar explains how to analyse the Kremlin’s foreign policy. Norwegian Moscow correspondent Per Anders Johansen reveals how to research the cyber war between NATO and Moscow. Ukrainian TV journalist Nataliya Gumenyuk will give tips on how to cover the ongoing conflict in East Ukraine. And Norwegian reporter Bård Wormdal explains how to unravel the mystery of satellite warfare.

 


Moderators
avatar for Kristof Clerix

Kristof Clerix

Journalist, Knack
Kristof Clerix (*1978), Belgium, works as a reporter for the Belgian weekly news magzine Knack and previously reported for a Belgian magazine on international affairs. As member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), he collaborated on LuxLeaks, SwissLeaks, Evicted&Abandoned, the Panama Papers and Bahamas Leaks. | | Clerix has been working as a journalist in Belgium since 2002. After two years... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nataliya Gumenyuk

Nataliya Gumenyuk

Head, Journalist, hromadske.tv
Nataliya Gumenyuk –   is a Ukrainian  journalist and commentator specializing in foreign affairs. She is co-founder and currently head of Hromadske.TV  - an initiative of Ukrainian journalist to create public broadcasting in Ukraine, and Hromadske International www.en.hromadske.tv.  | Since the start of the revolution and later conflict in Ukraine she is reporting from the field: Maidan, Crimea, Donbas. As an independent, international... Read More →
avatar for Per Anders Johansen

Per Anders Johansen

Journalist, Aftenposten
Per Anders Johansen is correspondent for Aftenposten in Moscow. Journalist in Aftenposten since 2008. Former News editor in chief for Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation NRK (2002-2007) and editor in chief for the Norwegian investigative TV-program NRK Brennpunkt (2000-2002). Worked with several investigative projects like Wikileaks, the Oslo terror. Spesialist in FOIA, and have won several prices for his investigative journalism. 
avatar for Bård Wormdal

Bård Wormdal

Journalist, NRK
Bård Wormdal er NRK-journalist og bosatt i Vadsø. Tidligere har han utgitt Satellittkrigen. Norges militarisering av polområdene og verdensrommet (2011).
avatar for Mikhail Zygar

Mikhail Zygar

Editor-in-chief, Dozhd
Mikhail Zygar is the editor-in-chief of the independent Russian TV channel Dozhd. Under Zygar's leadership, Dozhd has provided an alternative to Kremlin-controlled federal TV channels by focusing on news content and giving a platform to opposition voices. The channel's coverage of politically sensitive issues, like the Moscow street protests in 2011 and 2012 as well as the conflict in Ukraine, has been dramatically different from the... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 16:30 - 17:30
Weidemann 3 (Presentations/Panels)

16:30

Data Track: Basic Coding for Journalists

You can take your journalism many steps further if you learn to code. You can build web scrapers, you can clean and analyze data, and you can build visualizations. If programming doesn't scare you, you'll find that by adding a bit code to many online services, you'll get a much better result.

It's not hard to code. It can actually be quite fun.

In this session you'll get an introduction to the fundamentals of programming. If you plan to go to later sessions on programming web scrapers, and if you have no prior knowledge of programming, you might want to start with this session.

The trainer of the session, Tommy Kaas, is a journalist, who taught himself to code to create web scrapers.

Bring your own laptop to the session.


Speakers
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Data Journalist, Investico/One World
Adriana Homolová is a data journalist based in Amsterdam. She works as a data journalist at Investico a platform for investigative journalism and for the print and online magazine One World. She is passionate about coding, vector graphics and investigating government spending.
avatar for Tommy Kaas

Tommy Kaas

Editor, Kaas og Mulvad
Tommy Kaas is a datajournalist, analyst, trainer and co-founder of Kaas & Mulvad, a private company founded in 2007. He was co-founder of DICAR – the Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting. He has a background in journalism and has previously worked as an assistant managing editor. | Twitter: @tbkaas


Thursday October 8, 2015 16:30 - 17:30
Messanin (Data Hands-On)

16:30

Data Track: DocumentCloud, analyzing huge text amounts

Here's how to organize your document trail. We see more and more situations in which journalists get lots of electronic documents and need tools for analyzing, sharing, and publishing. DocumentCloud is a good first step into this world. And with just an hour of practical training, you'll be up and running with this free tool.


Speakers
avatar for Rob Gebeloff

Rob Gebeloff

Data projects editor, New York Times
Robert Gebeloff has specialized in data journalism for nearly twenty years and has been a data projects editor at The New York Times since 2008. Recent projects include a look at the environmental impacts of the U.S. domestic oil boom, stories about obscure, specialized financial markets in the energy sector, and a series about the changing nature of the American middle class. @gebeloffnyt 
avatar for Niels Mulvad

Niels Mulvad

Editor, Kaas & Mulvad
Nils Mulvad er redaktør og grunnlegger av Kaas & Mulvad. Fra 2001 til 2006 var han direktør for Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting, DICAR. Fra 2001 var han assosiert professor ved den Danske Journalisthøyskolen. Nils Mulvad var en av de to grunnleggerne av Global Investigative Journalism Network og sitter i organisasjonens styre. | | ---- | NILS MULVAD is editor at Kaas & Mulvad. From 2001-2006 he... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 16:30 - 17:30
Weidemann 4 (Data Hands-On)

16:30

Data Track: Introduction to Access 2

Please note that this session is based on Access 1.
Introduction to databases. Take the next step in data journalism and learn how to work with MS Access. You'll learn how to work with large data sets, to select, sort, and aggregate data. This class works best if you have some knowledge about Excel or similar programs.

For this session you need to bring your computer with a locally installed version of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access. If you dont have that, go to the Data-Pub and get it installed before you join us.

Mac does not support Access, so make sure you have a PC. 


Speakers
avatar for Helena Bengtsson

Helena Bengtsson

Editor, Data Projects, The Guardian
Helena Bengtsson is Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian in London, UK. She previously worked as the database editor at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. In 2006 and 2007, she was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C. In 2010, she was awarded the Stora Journalistpriset (Great Journalism Award) for Valpejl.se, a website profiling every candidate in that season’s Swedish... Read More →
avatar for Luuk Sengers

Luuk Sengers

Trainer, Lecturer, Investigative Journalist, Freelance journalist
Luuk Sengers Luuk Sengers is docent onderzoeksjournalistiek, onder meer aan de opleiding Internationale Research Journalistiek(IRJ). Daarnaast traint en adviseert hij professionals in het gebruik van onderzoekstechnieken. Samen met Mark Lee Hunter ontwikkelde Sengers de internationaal gewaardeerde Story-Based Inquiry methode, een systematische en snelle manier om onderzoek te doen.


Thursday October 8, 2015 16:30 - 17:30
Birkebeiner 1 (Data Hands-On)

16:30

How to Become an Instant Expert through Google

It's happened to you--you need to do a story on a topic that's completely outside of your experience.  Surely there's someone more qualified?  The answer is usually NO. 

Now what?  Now you have to come up to speed on that topic ASAP.  In this mini-course I'll show you the strategies and tactics I use to learn a domain as rapidly as possible.  You won't be an expert, but you'll have a bunch of tips and methods to get to competence quickly.  I can't make you pass the PhD exam in quantum physics, but a little knowledge about learning and Google search strategies can get to through that story.  


Moderators
avatar for Margot Williams

Margot Williams

Research editor, The Intercept
Margot Williams is research editor for investigations at The Intercept, previously at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), NPR, The New York Times and the Washington Post. She has pursued jihadists online and detainees who died in U.S. immigration detention, investigated war contractors and followed the money (and private jets) of mayors, governors, senators, presidential candidates, and ex-presidents. She has spread... Read More →

Speakers
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Daniel Russell

Research scientist, Google
Daniel Russell is a research scientist at Google where has been working in the area of search quality, with a focus on understanding what makes Google users happy, skilled and competent in their use of web search.  He is sometimes called a search anthropologist because of his focus on understanding how people use the tools of technology to amplify their intelligence.  But his research methods draw equally on ethnography and field work, lab... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 16:30 - 17:30
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)

16:30

Data Pub: Protection of Journalists

The Council of Europe Platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists has been online since April this year. A short presentation and demonstration will explain how this platform is different from other online initiatives gathering and disseminating information about threats to journalists, who are the partners, how it operates, what are its objectives and how it can be useful to journalists as a source of information on threats, trends and governmental and Council of Europe responses to them. 


Speakers
avatar for Matjaž Gruden

Matjaž Gruden

Director of Policy Planning, Council of Europe
Matjaž Gruden is Director of Policy Planning of the Council of Europe.  He previously served as Deputy Director of the Private Office of the Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe (from October 2009 to December 2014).  He has been Special Advisor, Spokesperson and Speechwriter of the Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General (from September 2005 to October 2009). He has also been Secretary of the... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 16:30 - 17:30
Bagler'n Data-Pub

16:30

Workshop: The Magic and Power of Audio Storytelling
Is audio now a required component of your projects? A podcast? an audio slideshow? Are you new to radio documentaries? Eager to learn how radio professionals get those great interviews that are personal and revealing?

Here's how to take your audience on a radio journey -- how to structure and write a compelling radio story.

Sandra Bartlett and Huub Jaspers will give you the tools you need to produce an audio version of your print or video investigation or to produce radio and podcast stories.

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Bartlett

Sandra Bartlett

Investigative journalist, Freelance
Sandra Bartlett is a producer and reporter with more than 20 years experience in radio news, documentaries and investigations.  She has worked at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto and at National Public Radio in Washington where she collaborated on projects with PBS Frontline, ProPublica, the Centre for Public Integrity, the Center for Investigative Reporting.  She is a member of The International Consortium of... Read More →
avatar for Huub Jaspers

Huub Jaspers

Investigative journalist, VPRO Argos
Huub Jaspers specializes in security and defense issues. Since 1996 he works for the radio program Argos, since 2008 as deputy editor-in-chief.He also works for television. Together with Bart Nijpels he made the 60 minute documentary ‘Why Srebrenica had to fall’, broadcasted prime time on 29 June 2015 on Dutch public television NPO 2.Jaspers frequently collaborates with German media, mainly newspapers and television. He also... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 16:30 - 17:30
Troll (Academic track)

16:30

Networking Meet-Up: New Models & Nonprofits

Great story projects, investigative techniques, and collaborations have come out of the Global Investigative Journalism Conference since our first meeting in 2001. We know that good networking is key to this. To better connect people, we have arranged a dozen networking sessions, based on interests noted by our attendees in a pre-conference survey.

So here’s a chance to meet your colleagues interested in similar topics. No pressure here: we reserved meeting rooms and asked veteran journalists to host an informal discussion about how we can help each other – through sharing resources, contacts, and story ideas. Be sure to add your name and email to the contact list they pass around so we can follow up!


Moderators
avatar for Govindraj Ethiraj

Govindraj Ethiraj

Journalist and founder, IndiaSpend
Govindraj Ethiraj is a television & print journalist and founder & Managing Trustee of the award-winning www.indiaspend.org & www.factchecker.in, both public interest journalism efforts that use data to investigate and tell stories.  IndiaSpend is a member of the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) and its content is now widely published and cited in Indian print, digital and television media.A career business journalist who has... Read More →
avatar for Teun Gautier

Teun Gautier

Owner, Gautier CIMC
Teun will speak about a recent international study he was involved in, adressing the transition to new models and identified 52 ways to make money with journalism. He is currently involved with launched the House of Journalism, a cooperation for independent journalists and collectives. Teun Gautier started his career with Reed Exhibitions in the US. After transferring back to The Netherlands he became the CEO of the Reed operations there, and... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 16:30 - 17:30
Meetingroom Grande Basement, next to the gym

16:30

Data Pub: Download software for SQL

Microsoft Access is the way to start. Of course, it’s only available on Windows.
If not Access, the Windows users should either install SQL Server Express 2014 found here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42299.

They should select ExpressAdv 32BIT\SQLEXPRADV_x86_ENU.exe for the correct 32-bit installer or ExpressAdv 64BIT\SQLEXPRADV_x64_ENU.exe for the correct 64-bit installer. If they’re not sure which to use, then have them install the 32-bit by default. The software is free but not open source.
Or they can go open source (and free) by installing PostgreSQL from here http://www.postgresql.org/download/.  From that page, there are both 32-bit and 64-bit installers. Once PostgreSQL is installed, they should next install Navicat on top of that found here: http://www.navicat.com/download/navicat-for-postgresql. They’ll have to use the 14-day trial version unless they want to purchase it outright.

For Mac users, we’re recommending PostgreSQL for Mac followed by Navicat on top of that. PostreSQL is found here http://www.enterprisedb.com/products-services-training/pgdownload#osx  and Navicat here: http://www.navicat.com/download/navicat-for-postgresql.

 


Speakers
avatar for David Donald

David Donald

Data Editor, Investigative Reporting Workshop
David Donald is Data Editor at the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University and Data Journalist in Residence at AU's School of Communication. Previously, he has been Data Editor at the Center for Public Integrity and Training Director at Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting. His work has received two Philip Meyer Awards for the best use of social science methods in... Read More →
avatar for Andy Lehren

Andy Lehren

Reporter, New York Times
Andrew W. Lehren is a Reporter at The New York Times, and has worked on a range of national, international, and investigative stories. He was one of the newspaper’s lead Reporters analyzing the Wikileaks trove of diplomatic cables, Afghanistan and Iraq war logs, and Guantanamo detainee dossiers. Highlights from those stories were compiled into a bestselling book, Open Secrets. He contributed to the Pulitzer Prize-winning series that examined... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 16:30 - 18:00
Bagler'n Data-Pub

18:00

Dinner
Thursday October 8, 2015 18:00 - 21:00
Restaurant

20:00

Welcome Reception
Thursday October 8, 2015 20:00 - 21:00
Lillehammer 1-2 (Keynote hall)

20:00

Data Pub: CryptoParty

Meet journalists from all over the world who care about source protection and secure communications.

WHAT will we be doing?
This event is dedicated to sharing the art of encryption to anyone interested in learning how to install and use tools to help secure their online communications and exchange public keys.

BRING: Your laptop (Windows & Mac).

Cryptoparties try to bring crypto to the masses. Examples can't be too low-tech.

Our focus is journalists with only very basic computer skills, but geeks'n'nerds are very welcome, as well. Visitors should go home with a running crypto toolset on their laptops.

This is a cryptoparty: https://www.cryptoparty.in/organize/howto


Moderators
avatar for Ola Haram

Ola Haram

Journalist, TV 2 Norway
Ola Haram is a journalist and crime reporter at TV 2, based in Oslo, Norway. He is on the board of the Norwegian Investigative Journalism Foundation (SKUP) and a member og ICIJ. | He tweets as @haram.
avatar for Micah Lee

Micah Lee

SecureDrop developer, The Intercept
Micah Lee is a technologist with a focus on operational security, source protection, privacy, and cryptography. He is a founder and board member of Freedom of the Press Foundation and the author of the “Encryption Works” handbook.An avid GNU/Linux user, he has been writing code in a variety of languages for a variety of platforms for over a decade.  He develops open source security tools including OnionShare, SecureDrop, and Tor Browser... Read More →
avatar for Smari McCarthy

Smari McCarthy

Chief technologist, OCCRP
Smári McCarthy is chief technologist at the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. He lives at the intersection between politics and technology, working and writing on free software, information security, privacy, free speech, transparency and other related issues. He is a board member of the International Modern Media Institute and chairman of the European Pirate Party. He previously co-founded Mailpile, the Icelandic Pirate... Read More →
avatar for Runa Sandvik

Runa Sandvik

Privacy and security researcher, Freelance
Runa A. Sandvik is a privacy and security researcher, working at the intersection of technology, law and policy. She regularly teaches digital security to journalists and helps media organizations improve their security posture. She is also a technical advisor to both the Freedom of the Press Foundation and the TrueCrypt Audit project. | She tweets as @runasand.

Thursday October 8, 2015 20:00 - 23:00
Bagler'n Data-Pub

21:00

Something Better To Come

Ten-year-old Yula, has but one dream—to escape the largest garbage dump in Europe and lead a normal life.

For 14 years, Oscar-nominated director Hanna Polak follows Yula as she grows up in the forbidden territory of Svalka, the largest garbage dump in Europe, 13 miles from the Kremlin in Putin’s Russia.

SOMETHING BETTER TO COME is Yula’s story and is a dramatic cinema vérité story about coming of age -- and maturing to the point of taking destiny into one’s own hands. 

It is a universal story of hope, courage, and life.

 

  

Moderators
avatar for Christine Engh

Christine Engh

Sub editor, Aftenposten
Christine Engh is sub editor at Norway's leading quality newspaper, Aftenposten. | She is chief programmer for the Investigative Film Festival at GIJC-2015.

Speakers
avatar for Hanna Polak

Hanna Polak

Filmmaker, Hanna Polak Films
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Hanna Polak graduated with the Master Degree from the Cinematography division of the Cinematography Institute of the Russian Federation (VGIK), in Moscow. | | In 2003, she was awarded Best Producer of Documentary Movies at the International Film Festival in Krakow for Railway Station Ballad. | | In 2004 Hanna completed her documentary film, The Children of Leningradsky, which was nominated for an Oscar in the... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 21:00 - 22:30
Weidemann 5 (Presentations/Panels)

22:30

Ghana's Food for Thought (Al Jazeera)

Following the discovery of oil in 2010, Ghana is on the road to becoming one of Africa's more economically successful countries. But it is not quite there yet and still ranks 138th out of 187 countries in the 2014 Human Development Index.

According to the World Food Programme (WFP), four out of 10 children under the age of five in northern Ghana are chronically malnourished, meaning they will not be able to meet their full growth potential. Some of them, to put it even more starkly, will die for lack of food.

This is why Ghana still receives tens of millions of dollars' worth of food aid from the international community.

But while these annual donations, from the WFP and others, are carefully calculated to provide sustenance to all those in dire need, somehow they never prove to be enough.

The food arrives in bulk at government-run distribution centres and then quickly runs out. So what happens to all the food that is donated? 

Ghanaian journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas´ undercover investigation reveals how officials of the Ghanaian Health Service – some of the very people tasked with distributing aid to starving children - are stealing and selling it for their own gain. 

Armed with the evidence, Anas then joins forces with the Ghanaian police and together they plot a sophisticated sting to catch the crooks in the act.


Moderators
avatar for Sanne Terlingen

Sanne Terlingen

Investigative journalist, OneWorld
Investigative reporter at OneWorld. Currently investigating the death of an Eritrean asylum seeker and the links to people smuggers and organ trafficking. Other topics: corruption, migration, human trafficking. | | Winner of De Loep (investigative journalism VVOJ) 2013, De Tegel (audience award) 2014 & Best Online Investigative Story (VOJN) 2015.

Speakers
avatar for Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Chief Executive Officer, Tiger Eye
Anas Aremeyaw Anas has gained worldwide attention for his undercover sting investigations exposing corrupt officials, illegal abortion, and witchcraft. Praised by President Obama, Anas’ latest project shows judges allegedly asking for bribes and demanding sex. The videos have generated huge controversy in his native Ghana, and resulted in the suspension of 34 judges. Anas’ partnerships with Western journalists have led to films... Read More →



Thursday October 8, 2015 22:30 - 23:00
Weidemann 5 (Presentations/Panels)
 
Friday, October 9
 

07:15

GIJC15 Runners' Club: Morning Run
Reuters reporter Stephen Grey will organize this GIJC15 Runner Club morning run to the top of Lillehammer's impressiv Ski Jumping Hill. Put on your training shoes and join us in the Radisson Lobby! You will be back in good time for breakfast.

Moderators
avatar for Stephen Grey

Stephen Grey

Reporter, Reuters
Stephen Grey is a UK-based reporter for the Reuters global investigative team, and former head of the Sunday Times investigation team in London. He is known for his investigations of corruption in the European Union, into the CIA rendition program (book – Ghost Plane) ,  the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has previously published articles in the Guardian, New York Times, the Times of London, and others, and made films for the BBC, Channel... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 07:15 - 08:15
Radisson Reception Radisson Reception

09:00

Telia Sonera: How To Track Corruption Across Borders
This case study in international cooperation was a collaboration between Swedish Public TV and numerous journalists abroad, revealing how telecom giant Telia Sonera bribed hard-line dictatorships to get access to new virgin markets in Eurasia. Millions of dollars were paid to front companies for the dictators families from Telia Sonera and their competitors. To date more than one billion dollars have been traced to the deals -- one of the biggest corruption cases in history now investigated by police in over ten countries.

The trio Sven Bergman, Joachim Dyfvermark and Fredrik Laurin was awarded the Daniel Pearl Award for the investigations. The panelists will explain their methods and the tricks and trade of international cooperation.




Speakers
avatar for Sven Bergman

Sven Bergman

Hedersomnämnande, SVT Uppdrag granskning
Guldspadejuryns hedersomnämnande i klassen Riks-TV för crossborder-granskningen "Sveriges största muta? TeliaSonera och Azerbajdzjans diktator" Joachim Dyfvermark och Sven Bergman, SVT Uppdrag granskning, Ola Westerberg, TT Nyhetsbyrån, Miranda Patrucic, OCCRP och Khadija Ismayilova, OCCRP/RFERL. Motivering: | ”För att genom smart och givande samarbete över nationsgränser ha fullföljt en... Read More →
avatar for Joachim Dyfvermark

Joachim Dyfvermark

Investigative Reporter, Swedish Television
Hedersomnämnande i klassen Riks-TV av Guldspadejuryn | | Joachim Dyfvermark is an investigative reporter and producer for the current affairs television show, “Uppdrag Granskning” on SVT, Swedish Public Broadcasting. Dyfvermark was part of a renowned trio of Swedish investigative reporters – with Sven Bergman and Fredrik Laurin – recognized internationally for documentaries on the CIA’s extraordinary... Read More →
avatar for Fredrik Laurin

Fredrik Laurin

Investigative Editor, Sveriges Radio
Fredrik Laurin has been working as a journalist since 1989. He´s currently Special projects Editor at Swedish Television. During fourteen years from 2000 he formed a team with Sven Bergman and Joachim Dyfvermark and was since 2006 working with them as an investigative reporter/producer for Sweden’s main investigative Programme "Uppdrag granskning" at SVT - Swedish Television.Before that, Fredrik was an investigative reporter/producer for the... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 09:00 - 10:00
Lillehammer 1-2 (Keynote hall)

09:00

Data Track: Cleaning Dirty Data
Are your data ready for precision journalism?

Data doesn’t come in clean. Misspellings, duplicates, missing items, macros, hidden fields or records, and spaces can result in confusing, erroneous results or even make the analysis impossible. We’ll use real data sets to teach you how to track problems, how to clean dirty data, and how to format it for a confident analysis.

To participate in this class, you must be familiar with spreadsheets and have some experience with SQL. Help with downloading in the Data Pub Thursday 4.30 p.m.

Speakers
avatar for Crina Boros

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.
avatar for Rob Gebeloff

Rob Gebeloff

Data projects editor, New York Times
Robert Gebeloff has specialized in data journalism for nearly twenty years and has been a data projects editor at The New York Times since 2008. Recent projects include a look at the environmental impacts of the U.S. domestic oil boom, stories about obscure, specialized financial markets in the energy sector, and a series about the changing nature of the American middle class. @gebeloffnyt 


Friday October 9, 2015 09:00 - 10:00
Weidemann 4 (Data Hands-On)

09:00

Data Track: Encryption of Your Laptop and USB Sticks 1
Speakers
avatar for Ola Haram

Ola Haram

Journalist, TV 2 Norway
Ola Haram is a journalist and crime reporter at TV 2, based in Oslo, Norway. He is on the board of the Norwegian Investigative Journalism Foundation (SKUP) and a member og ICIJ. | He tweets as @haram.
avatar for Runa Sandvik

Runa Sandvik

Privacy and security researcher, Freelance
Runa A. Sandvik is a privacy and security researcher, working at the intersection of technology, law and policy. She regularly teaches digital security to journalists and helps media organizations improve their security posture. She is also a technical advisor to both the Freedom of the Press Foundation and the TrueCrypt Audit project. | She tweets as @runasand.


Friday October 9, 2015 09:00 - 10:00
Messanin (Data Hands-On)

09:00

Data Track: Pivot Tables in Excel

Learn how to summarize data in minutes rather than hours on your spreadsheet with pivot tables. This session will be most useful if you're already familiar with the basics of Excel or another spreadsheet program.


Speakers
avatar for Anuška Delić

Anuška Delić

Journalist, DeloData project leader, Delo daily
Investigative and data journalist with Slovenia's leading daily broadsheet newspaper Delo. There Delić leads DeloData, a project aimed at establishing and developing data journalism within Delo's newsroom. | | Delić, who has recently been in a court trial for allegedly publishing classified information of the Intelligence Agency, is also among the most prolific freedom of information requesters in Slovenia. She is team leader of The... Read More →
avatar for Megan Luther

Megan Luther

Training director, Investigative Reporters and Editors
Megan Luther joined IRE as training director in February 2012. Megan has worked in radio, TV and most recently, newspapers. Before she joined IRE, Megan was a government reporter for the Argus Leader in South Dakota and a computer-assisted reporting specialist for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Previously, she worked at IRE and NICAR in the Database Library while completing her master's degree at the University of Missouri... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 09:00 - 10:00
Birkebeiner 1 (Data Hands-On)

09:00

Data Track: Visualize Your Findings

From data search to data visualization: How do you get access to huge amounts of data, and how do you visualize your findings? In this session you will see different ways of working with data, with examples from USA Today, ProPublica, and the Center for Investigative Reporting.


Moderators
avatar for Linda Larsson Kakuli

Linda Larsson Kakuli

Researcher, Swedish Television
Linda Larsson Kakuli is a researcher for the news department at SVT, the Swedish public service television company.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

Senior Editor, Center of Investigative Reporting
Jennifer LaFleur is senior editor for data journalism at The Center for Investigative Reporting. Previously, she was the director of computer-assisted reporting at ProPublica and has held similar roles at The Dallas Morning News, the San Jose Mercury News and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She was the first training director for Investigative Reporters and Editors. She has won awards for her coverage of disability, legal and open... Read More →
avatar for Jodi Upton

Jodi Upton

Senior database editor, USA Today
Jodi Upton is the Senior Database Editor at USA TODAY, where she leads the database team in analysis on stories from mass killings to the job market to football coach contracts. Her team supports breaking news, investigative projects and everything in between, as well as data-driven interactives. She was a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University and is a visiting scholar at Indiana University’s National Sports Journalism Center... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 09:00 - 10:00
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)

10:00

Coffee break
Friday October 9, 2015 10:00 - 10:30
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10:30

Investigative Journalism with Students
These veteran journalists and professors will share the lessons learned in producing high quality and often award winning stories with students on both local and international stories. They will share syllabi and cover the reasonable expectations to have of students and how to ensure accuracy and credibility through careful editing and fact-checking.

Moderators
avatar for Mark Horvit

Mark Horvit

Executive Director, Investigative Reporters & Editors
Mark Horvit is the executive director of Investigative Reporters & Editors. He oversees training, conferences and services for more than 4.300 members worldwide, and for programs including the National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR) and DocumentCloud. Horvit also is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, where he teaches investigative reporting. He serves as a member of the board of directors of the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sheila S. Coronel

Sheila S. Coronel

Academic dean, Columbia University
SHEILA S. CORONEL is academic dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. She is concurrently also director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and Stabile professor of professional practice. She began her reporting career in the Philippines, and in 1989, cofounded the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism to promote investigative reporting on major social issues, including the military, poverty... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Nelson

Deborah Nelson

Associate Professor of Investigative Journalism, University of Maryland
Deb Nelson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who teaches investigative reporting and media law.  She recently co-authored "Water's Edge," an award-winning Reuters series on present-day impacts of rising seas. She’ll tell how the data viz team made waves on the project at Thursday’s Lightning Round. She’ll discuss creative, low-cost ways to do ambitious student projects at Friday morning's academic track session. |  Twitter... Read More →



Friday October 9, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Troll (Academic track)

10:30

How To Expose a Tax Haven
It is a story that shook Europe. LuxLeaks exposed in a systematic way how Luxembourg operates as a tax haven in the heart of the continent helping multinational companies avoid billions of dollars in taxes. Team members explain how with the help of digital tools, data mining, and tax experts they transformed 28,000 pages of nearly incomprehensible accountancy lingo into stories that triggered a "tax storm" in Europe and beyond.

Also in this session: how to investigate a tax haven when you don't have a leak.

This session is done in collaboration with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).
 

Moderators
avatar for Kristof Clerix

Kristof Clerix

Journalist, Knack
Kristof Clerix (*1978), Belgium, works as a reporter for the Belgian weekly news magzine Knack and previously reported for a Belgian magazine on international affairs. As member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), he collaborated on LuxLeaks, SwissLeaks, Evicted&Abandoned, the Panama Papers and Bahamas Leaks. | | Clerix has been working as a journalist in Belgium since 2002. After two years... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Simon Bowers

Simon Bowers

Senior Financial Reporter, The Guardian
Simon Bowers is a senior financial reporter for the Guardian, specialising in business investigations. Last year he worked with the ICIJ on LuxLeaks, his articlesprompting a UK parliamentary inquiry and damning report on the scandal. Simon’s other work has put a spotlight on the business tycoons behind Iceland’s financial crash, exposed accounting tricks that masked huge failures by large IT companies, and revealed the true identity of... Read More →
avatar for Marina Walker Guevara

Marina Walker Guevara

Deputy Director, ICIJ
Marina Walker Guevara is deputy director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, an independent network of reporters who work together on global stories. A native of Argentina, her investigations have won and shared more than 25 national and international awards, including honors from Long Island University’s George Polk Awards, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Overseas Press Club, the Society of Professional... Read More →
avatar for Edouard Perrin

Edouard Perrin

Reporter, Premières Lignes
Edouard Perrin, France, is a reporter with production company Premières Lignes. He previously worked with French public television station France 2.Perrin is currently an investigative journalist with Premières Lignes' Cash Investigation series. In a 2012 investigation in conjunction with the BBC, Perrin revealed for the first time details of secret agreements between the Luxembourg tax authorities and multinational... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Lillehammer 1-2 (Keynote hall)

10:30

Data Track: Encryption of your Laptop and USB Sticks 2
Speakers
avatar for Ola Haram

Ola Haram

Journalist, TV 2 Norway
Ola Haram is a journalist and crime reporter at TV 2, based in Oslo, Norway. He is on the board of the Norwegian Investigative Journalism Foundation (SKUP) and a member og ICIJ. | He tweets as @haram.
avatar for Runa Sandvik

Runa Sandvik

Privacy and security researcher, Freelance
Runa A. Sandvik is a privacy and security researcher, working at the intersection of technology, law and policy. She regularly teaches digital security to journalists and helps media organizations improve their security posture. She is also a technical advisor to both the Freedom of the Press Foundation and the TrueCrypt Audit project. | She tweets as @runasand.


Friday October 9, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Messanin (Data Hands-On)

10:30

Data Track: Investigative Dashboard 1 -- Follow the Money Worldwide
For decades corrupt politicians, shady businessmen, and big corporations have used offshore tax heavens to hide ownership and shift profits, depriving local economies of millions in tax revenues. In the past, following money across borders and trying to discover who was behind offshores was difficult and expensive. But reporters have worked hard reporting this issue and have frequently found clever ways to pierce the veil of secrecy.

Join us for this two-part, hands on-session and learn how to investigate complex business structures and access offshore records from your home computer. In part one we will talk investigations and how-to. In part two we will showcase different databases and investigate on the spot. Bring your questions with you.

Moderators
avatar for Nils Hanson

Nils Hanson

Nils Hanson är projektledare och ansvarig utgivare för Uppdrag granskning, SVT. Han fick ifjol Publicistklubbens stora pris och har även vunnit Guldspaden två gånger. Nils är författare till boken Grävande journalistik (Ordfront) och har föreläst på grävseminarier sedan mitten av 90-talet. Han är även grävgeneral för årets seminarium.

Speakers
avatar for Miranda Patrucic

Miranda Patrucic

Regional Editor, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
Miranda Patrucic is toonaangevend redacteur bij The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) en verantwoordelijk voor de regio van de Balkan tot Centraal-Azië. Ze krijgt half november in Washington de prestigieuze Knight International Award 2016 uitgereikt. Patrucic is gespecialiseerd in het onthullen van corruptieschandalen, bijvoorbeeld het Telecom-schandaal in Oezbekistan en het schandaal... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Weidemann 3 (Presentations/Panels)

10:30

Data Track: Lookup Functions/Advanced Functions in Excel

Learn about advanced tricks in Excel that will blow your mind and give you control over your data like never before. We'll conquer common data-cleaning issues and much more.


Speakers
avatar for Anuška Delić

Anuška Delić

Journalist, DeloData project leader, Delo daily
Investigative and data journalist with Slovenia's leading daily broadsheet newspaper Delo. There Delić leads DeloData, a project aimed at establishing and developing data journalism within Delo's newsroom. | | Delić, who has recently been in a court trial for allegedly publishing classified information of the Intelligence Agency, is also among the most prolific freedom of information requesters in Slovenia. She is team leader of The... Read More →
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Megan Luther

Training director, Investigative Reporters and Editors
Megan Luther joined IRE as training director in February 2012. Megan has worked in radio, TV and most recently, newspapers. Before she joined IRE, Megan was a government reporter for the Argus Leader in South Dakota and a computer-assisted reporting specialist for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Previously, she worked at IRE and NICAR in the Database Library while completing her master's degree at the University of Missouri... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Birkebeiner 1 (Data Hands-On)

10:30

Data Track: Tableau 1, Beginners Session
Interactive data graphics in Tableau Public: Learn how to create beautiful, interactive data visualizations on short deadlines. No programming required. You'll learn everything you need to build data visualizations and publish them to your website with a simple embed code. You will learn how to connect to Excel files and other data, create maps and charts, make them interactive, and publish them on your site.

Tableau Public is a free tool for journalists. No previous experience with Tableau is necessary to take this class. Please bring your own laptop with Tableau Public already installed. (Please visit https://public.tableau.com/s/ to download the free Tableau Public Desktop application.)

Speakers
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Florian Ramseger

Marketing Specialist, Tableau
Florian Ramseger is a Marketing Specialist at Tableau, where he helps people see and understand their data using Tableau Public. He has a background in economics, statistics and data visualization. Prior to joining Tableau he has worked for international organizations and in academia.
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Sophie Sparkes

Data Analyst, Tableau
Sophie Sparkes is a Data Analyst at Tableau with the Tableau Public team. Every day she helps European journalists and bloggers visualize their data to tell insightful stories. She has a background in analytics and government. You can see some of her personal data visualization work on her Tableau Public Profile. | @sophie_sparkes


Friday October 9, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Weidemann 4 (Data Hands-On)

10:30

Data Track: 10 Ways To Deal with PDFs
When it comes to liberating data from PDF files, there are many options. But a solution that works great for one project might not be the best fit for your next story. In this session, we'll walk through a number of different software packages, including many that are free or inexpensive, and demonstrate the strengths and weaknesses of each.

Moderators
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Niels Mulvad

Editor, Kaas & Mulvad
Nils Mulvad er redaktør og grunnlegger av Kaas & Mulvad. Fra 2001 til 2006 var han direktør for Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting, DICAR. Fra 2001 var han assosiert professor ved den Danske Journalisthøyskolen. Nils Mulvad var en av de to grunnleggerne av Global Investigative Journalism Network og sitter i organisasjonens styre. | | ---- | NILS MULVAD is editor at Kaas & Mulvad. From 2001-2006 he... Read More →

Speakers
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Rob Gebeloff

Data projects editor, New York Times
Robert Gebeloff has specialized in data journalism for nearly twenty years and has been a data projects editor at The New York Times since 2008. Recent projects include a look at the environmental impacts of the U.S. domestic oil boom, stories about obscure, specialized financial markets in the energy sector, and a series about the changing nature of the American middle class. @gebeloffnyt 


Friday October 9, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)

10:30

Metadata and Mobile Spying

Snowden revealed how the American and British intelligence services systematically intercept metadata from the world's population. Meanwhile, the Danish project #Sporet (in English #Tracked) made the debate concrete and demonstrated how detailed one can identify peoples' thoughts and living patterns solely by using so-called metadata.

A team from Danish daily Berlingske collected, analyzed, and presented full data sets on two MPs from each party in the Danish government, using more than 18,000 e-mails, 31,000 registered telecommunications data items, 34,000 location points and thousands more items of data from banks, calendars. browser histories, iphone apps, photos, internet shopping, tax authorities, police databases, Facebook and more. The data tell a unique story through graphs, maps, video, images and other advanced visualizations and is perhaps the most comprehensive data project made on personal data. #Sporet won the Nordic Data Awards in 2014 and a Data Journalism Award in 2015.

IMSI-catchers are used by law enforcement in the Norwegian capital of Oslo, for tracking organized crime and intelligence-gathering. A team from daily Aftenposten wanted to find out how often this technology was used in Norway, and whether its use was legal. They started their chase with 100,000 rows of measurements from a cryptophone and 42,000 rows of different variables taken from mobile networks in Oslo. Here is the first story they broke.

 

 

 


Moderators
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Brigitte Alfter

Editor Europe, Journalismfund.eu
Journalist in Europe | | Co-founder of Journalismfund.eu, Dataharvest.eu, Wobbing.eu, Farmsubsidy.org, I-Scoop.org | | Member of www.icij.org, www.fuj.dk, www.netzwerkrecherche.de, www.journalistforbundet.dk | | Blogging at www.journalisten.dk | | Former Brussels correspondent at www.information.dk | | Read more on www.alfter.dk

Speakers
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Andreas Bakke Foss

Journalist, Aftenposten
Andreas Bakke Foss, is investigative reporter at the newsdesk in Aftenposten, Oslo on terrorism, crime, law, extremism, surveillance and justice.  Worked in Aftenpostens since 2007. Master in Urbanism from University of Oslo.  
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Fredrik Hager-Thoresen

Web developer, Aftenposten
Fredrik Hager-Thoresen is a web developer and data scientist at Aftenposten, working with data visualization and large datasets. He has a MSc of Information Technology from the University of Oslo. 
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Per Anders Johansen

Journalist, Aftenposten
Per Anders Johansen is correspondent for Aftenposten in Moscow. Journalist in Aftenposten since 2008. Former News editor in chief for Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation NRK (2002-2007) and editor in chief for the Norwegian investigative TV-program NRK Brennpunkt (2000-2002). Worked with several investigative projects like Wikileaks, the Oslo terror. Spesialist in FOIA, and have won several prices for his investigative journalism. 
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Eva Jung

Journalist, Berlingske
Eva Jung is a reporter with the investigative team at the daily Berlingske in Copenhagen, Denmark, and is vice chair of The Danish Association for Investigative Journalism. Among other things, she has reported the first case of matchfixing in Danish football and unvealed how the catholic church of Denmark kept sexual assaults hidden from the public for decades. In 2015 the project #Tracked (#Sporet in Danish), mapping all personal metadata of two... Read More →
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Lars Nørgaard Pedersen

Journalist, Lars Nørgaard Pedersen
Lars Nørgaard Pedersen is a journalist with Danish nationwide daily Berlingske. He is head of Berlingske's Investigative Team. For years, he has been covering the war in Afghanistan and several cases about abuse of power in the Danish administration. Previously, he worked with The Investigative Unit at Danish nationwide daily Jyllands-Posten.


Friday October 9, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Weidemann 5 (Presentations/Panels)

10:30

Masterclass: Documentary Film Making
Limited Capacity full

For 14 years, Oscar and Emmy nominated filmmaker Hanna Polak has been tracking homeless children in Moscow.

The result is the award-winning “Something Better to Come,” a documentary that shows us life on Europe´s largest garbage dump. An illegal place to visit, run by the mafia, where you could get killed by wild dogs or run over by heavy machinery, but where hope nonetheless lingers.

Through her experiences with this highly unusual project, Hanna will talk about the process of developing a story and developing the hypothesis to prove it. She also address how to finance a long-term project and deal with situations when people formally don`t exist.

She will also discuss the dilemma between helping people or staying neutral and continuing to film, and how a long-term project can affect one's personal life.

This is a Masterclass with a maximum capacity of 40-45 participants.

 


Moderators
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Helene Skjeggestad

Journalist, Aftenposten
Helene Skjeggestad is a staff reporter of Norway's number one quality newspaper, Aftenpoosten. She has for several years been one of Aftenposten.no's front page chiefs, she reported from the war in Ukraine and is a regular reporter and commentator at Aftenposten TV.

Speakers
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Hanna Polak

Filmmaker, Hanna Polak Films
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Hanna Polak graduated with the Master Degree from the Cinematography division of the Cinematography Institute of the Russian Federation (VGIK), in Moscow. | | In 2003, she was awarded Best Producer of Documentary Movies at the International Film Festival in Krakow for Railway Station Ballad. | | In 2004 Hanna completed her documentary film, The Children of Leningradsky, which was nominated for an Oscar in the... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Møterom B Under reception desk

10:30

Working with Whistleblowers
Whistle Blowers are becoming increasingly important sources for investigative journalists. But protection by journalists and esteem in society for whistleblowers do not reflect that importance. Journalists often thrive and build a reputation based on material coming from whistleblowers. But in many cases whistleblowers, when identified, lead miserable lives after they have performed their duty for society. Loss of job opportunities, endless litigation, financial depravation, depression and disrupted family life, leading to isolation or even divorce. These are common "rewards" for whistleblowers.

The relationship between journalist and whistleblower is a sensitive one. Journalists need to be professional and skeptical with whistleblowers, yet many whistleblowers come away unhappy in their dealings with the media.

What is the realm of responsibility that journalists have for source protection? Throughout the world, anonymous whistle-blowing platforms are being established to better protect the whistleblower. Does this help to facilitate better cooperation between journalist and whistleblower? How can we improve the fate of whistleblowers? Those are some of the questions this panel will address.

Moderators
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Leon Willems

Director of Policies and Programmes, Free Press Unlimited.org
Leon Willems, Netherlands, is the Director of Free Press Unlimited, a leading press freedom organisation active in more than 30 countries and focusing on conflict reporting, safety for journalists, investigative journalism, gender and youth and media. He is also the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD). In this role he is working towards enhancing the impact of media development, by creating... Read More →

Speakers
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Daniel Lizárraga

Investigations Coordinator, Aristegui Noticias
Investigations coordinator of Aristegui Noticias in Mexico. Former deputy director of the Animal Politico portal. He has worked for the daily El Universal and Reforma and Proceso magazine. Author of the book La Corrupción Azul (Blue Corruption). Since 2005 he has taught workshops on investigative journalism and access to information. Mexico National Journalism Prize 2015 and, recently, winner of Fundacion Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (FNPI... Read More →
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Yasmine Motarjemi

Human rights and public health advocate
Yasmine Motarjemi is a human rights and public health advocate. From 2000 to 2010, she held the position of Assistant Vice President in Nestlé and worked as the Corporate Food Safety Manager. In this capacity, she, among others, developed the Nestlé Food Safety Management system and managed various emerging food safety issues and crises. In 2010 her contract with Nestlé was terminated following her internal reports of... Read More →
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Anna Myers

Executive Director, Government Accountability Project
Anna Myers is executive director of the Government Accountability Project, based in Washington, D.C. She is a lawyer with 14 years experience in the field of public interest whistleblowing and anti-corruption prevention in the UK, Europe and internationally. She also serves as coordinator of the Whistleblowing International Network (WIN), a network founded by not-for-profit whistleblowing NGOs to share legal expertise and good practice... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Lillehammer 3 (Presentations/Panels)

10:30

Networking Meet-Up: Conflict Reporting

Great story projects, investigative techniques, and collaborations have come out of the Global Investigative Journalism Conference since our first meeting in 2001. We know that good networking is key to this. To better connect people, we have arranged a dozen networking sessions, based on interests noted by our attendees in a pre-conference survey.

So here’s a chance to meet your colleagues interested in similar topics. No pressure here: we reserved meeting rooms and asked veteran journalists to host an informal discussion about how we can help each other – through sharing resources, contacts, and story ideas. Be sure to add your name and email to the contact list they pass around so we can follow up!


Moderators
avatar for Hamoud Almahmoud

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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Vivienne Walt

Journalist, Time Magazine
Vivienne Walt has written since 2003 for TIME Magazine, which she first joined as a correspondent while covering the Iraq War. | She is also a contributing writer for Fortune Magazine. She's traveled through most of Africa and the Middle East, focusing on war and conflict, and the human toll wrought by Western business operations, from diamonds to oil exploration. | She is a board member of the Overseas Press Club of America, and a regular... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Meetingroom Grande Basement, next to the gym

11:30

BREAK
Friday October 9, 2015 11:30 - 12:00
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12:00

Studies of Cross Border Investigations
Chuck Lewis explores the efficacy and potential of increased journalistic and academic data, research and reporting collaboration, in the context of credible, accountability information. Credible journalistic, academic, research “think tank” and other investigative, data-gathering institutions and individuals must increase the extent to which they share their information, knowledge and expertise with each other, and embrace new synergistic approaches and previously unimaginable collaborations and potential partnerships. And there is increasing evidence of editorial cross-pollination and collaboration. To what extent can the public space for timely, authoritative, accountability-related information and reporting about those in (government and private sector) power can be enlarged? Evelyn Groenik and Anas Aremeyaw Anas will explore how get African investigative journalism on international platforms. It will look at five potential pillars for how African and Western colleagues can overcome cross-cultural challenges to do this, which include making sure both sides are investigative journalists, that media houses are ready to accept very new kinds of investigations, that is intensive dialogue throughout while working on the story, that media houses needs in length, style and angle are clear and that both sides create the story.

Moderators
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Charles Lewis

Founding Executive Editor, Investigative Reporting Workshop
A bestselling author and national investigative journalist for over 30 years, Charles Lewis is a tenured professor of journalism and since 2008 the founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University School of Communication in Washington, D.C. He is the founder of The Center for Public Integrity (including its International Consortium of Investigative Journalists) and other nonprofit... Read More →

Speakers
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Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Chief Executive Officer, Tiger Eye
Anas Aremeyaw Anas has gained worldwide attention for his undercover sting investigations exposing corrupt officials, illegal abortion, and witchcraft. Praised by President Obama, Anas’ latest project shows judges allegedly asking for bribes and demanding sex. The videos have generated huge controversy in his native Ghana, and resulted in the suspension of 34 judges. Anas’ partnerships with Western journalists have led to films... Read More →
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Evelyn Groenink

Investigations Editor, ZAM Magazine
Evelyn Groenink has partnered with colleagues in Africa since 2003. As founding director of the Forum for African Investigative Reporters she oversaw transnational investigations into Africa’s social bandits (“Pirates, smugglers and corrupt tycoons”), human traffic, the pharmaceutical industry and Fair Trade. After FAIR, she moved on to initiate similar African-Western cooperation within the AIPC-ZAM partnership. As... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
Troll (Academic track)

12:00

Data Track: Advanced Access
Here we continue to work with MS Access, learning how to upload spreadsheets and text files into your database. We'll look at different methods to match tables with each other to find out which items are in common between two tables. This class works best if you have basic knowledge of Access.

For this session you need to bring your computer with a locally installed version of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access. If you dont have that, go to the Data-Pub and get it installed before you join us.

Speakers
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Helena Bengtsson

Editor, Data Projects, The Guardian
Helena Bengtsson is Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian in London, UK. She previously worked as the database editor at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. In 2006 and 2007, she was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C. In 2010, she was awarded the Stora Journalistpriset (Great Journalism Award) for Valpejl.se, a website profiling every candidate in that season’s Swedish... Read More →
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Luuk Sengers

Trainer, Lecturer, Investigative Journalist, Freelance journalist
Luuk Sengers Luuk Sengers is docent onderzoeksjournalistiek, onder meer aan de opleiding Internationale Research Journalistiek(IRJ). Daarnaast traint en adviseert hij professionals in het gebruik van onderzoekstechnieken. Samen met Mark Lee Hunter ontwikkelde Sengers de internationaal gewaardeerde Story-Based Inquiry methode, een systematische en snelle manier om onderzoek te doen.


Friday October 9, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
Birkebeiner 1 (Data Hands-On)

12:00

Data Track: Investigative Dashboard 2 -- Follow the Money Worldwide
For decades corrupt politicians, shady businessmen and big corporations have used offshore tax heavens to hide ownership and shift profits depriving local economies of millions in tax revenues. In the past, following money across borders and trying to discover who was behind offshores was difficult and expensive. But reporters have worked hard reporting this issue and have frequently found clever ways to pierce the veil of secrecy.

Join us for a two-part hands on session and learn how to investigate complex business structures and access offshore records from your home computer. In part one we will talk investigations and how to. In part two we will showcase different databases and investigate on the stop. Bring your questions with you.

Speakers
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Miranda Patrucic

Regional Editor, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
Miranda Patrucic is toonaangevend redacteur bij The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) en verantwoordelijk voor de regio van de Balkan tot Centraal-Azië. Ze krijgt half november in Washington de prestigieuze Knight International Award 2016 uitgereikt. Patrucic is gespecialiseerd in het onthullen van corruptieschandalen, bijvoorbeeld het Telecom-schandaal in Oezbekistan en het schandaal... Read More →
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Paul Radu

Executive director, OCCRP
Paul Radu (@IDashboard) is the executive director of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting  Project and a co-creator of the Investigative Dashboard concept, of Visual investigative Scenarios visualization software and of RISE Project, a platform for investigative reporters and hackers in Romania.  He has been an Alfred Friendly Press Fellow, a Milena Jesenska Press Fellow, a Rosalyn Carter Fellow for Mental Health Journalism, a... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
Weidemann 3 (Presentations/Panels)

12:00

Data Track: Tableau 2, Advanced session
Advanced design and interaction in Tableau Public: Analyzing data and coming up interactive visualizations is easy in Tableau, but sometimes getting everything looking polished isn’t. In this session you will learn how to break away from the default formatting in Tableau Public to create interactive data graphics that match your style guides and engage your readers. You will learn how to change colours, shapes, borders, fonts, and other basic formatting, and to incorporate images, logos, and other graphic elements. You will learn how to take advantage of advanced interaction techniques to incorporate multimedia and utilize design and layout best practices to make sure that your visualization looks polished and professional.

Tableau Public is a free tool for journalists. Some familiarity with the product is recommended; a beginner session earlier in the day should prepare you enough for this session. Please bring your own laptop with Tableau Public already installed. (Please visit https://public.tableau.com/s/ to download the free Tableau Public Desktop application.)

Speakers
avatar for Florian Ramseger

Florian Ramseger

Marketing Specialist, Tableau
Florian Ramseger is a Marketing Specialist at Tableau, where he helps people see and understand their data using Tableau Public. He has a background in economics, statistics and data visualization. Prior to joining Tableau he has worked for international organizations and in academia.
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Sophie Sparkes

Data Analyst, Tableau
Sophie Sparkes is a Data Analyst at Tableau with the Tableau Public team. Every day she helps European journalists and bloggers visualize their data to tell insightful stories. She has a background in analytics and government. You can see some of her personal data visualization work on her Tableau Public Profile. | @sophie_sparkes


Friday October 9, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
Weidemann 4 (Data Hands-On)

12:00

Building Your Own Research Database

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
avatar for Hamoud Almahmoud

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 →
avatar for Eva Constantaras

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)

12:00

Play the Investigation: How to Turn your Reporting into a Game

Pirate Fishing is a groundbreaking interactive web game that allows users to act as journalists exposing the multi-million dollar illegal fishing trade affecting West Africa’s poorest people. Developed by Italy’s Altera Studio team and Al Jazeera, the project is set in Sierra Leone, where journalists film South Korean trawlers fishing illegally in protected areas and stealing fish from local fishermen. 

By watching clips, the user follows the process of evidence gathering: destroyed nets, photos of ships with hidden names, and snapshots of crew members. At the end of each clip the user must enter the evidence into the right section of the notebook to score points and to advance in status. There are several virtual environments where the user can decide how to proceed and convince officials to act. 

You can watch panelist Juliana Ruhfus' original Pirate Fishing documentary, on which the game is based, here (Part One and Two) and the print report here.   


Moderators
avatar for Reg Chua

Reg Chua

Executive Editor, Editorial Operations, Data and Innovation, Thomson Reuters
Reg Chua has been a journalist for more than a quarter of a century, working in print, electronic media, television and radio. He’s currently Executive Editor, Editorial Operations, Data and Innovation at Thomson Reuters, based in New York. From July 2009 to March 2011, he was Editor-in-Chief of the South China Morning Post, responsible for the editorial operations of the Hong Kong-based news media company.  Prior to that, he... Read More →

Speakers
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Ivan Giordano

Creative director and founder, Alterastudio
Started his career as film critic, then he has been working as director, assistant, cameraman and editor for documentaries that have participated in major festivals. In 2011 he founded Altera Studio, a digital production company that is a creative factory where technicians and producers join forces to shape experimental and innovative projects for the advertising and entertainment industries. As creative director of Altera Studio he in charge... Read More →
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Juliana Ruhfus

Senior presenter, Al Jazeera
Juliana Ruhfus is the senior reporter for Al Jazeera’s “People & Power” investigative and current affairs strand where she has worked since 2006 when her film on Liberian ex-combatants launched the channel’s programming content. Nearly 40 films later she has gone undercover in Turkmenistan and in Cambodian orphanages, produced the five part “Corporations on Trial” series, and her two-part investigation into the trafficking of... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
Lillehammer 3 (Presentations/Panels)

12:00

How To Handle Documents

Documents have long been a mainstay of the best investigative reporting around the world. This session will explore how to find obscure reports and documents on persons, institutions, companies and programs – valuable information that is often otherwise unattainable. It will also offer practical guidelines on how to analyze documents and reports to unleash their full investigative power.


Moderators
avatar for Mark Horvit

Mark Horvit

Executive Director, Investigative Reporters & Editors
Mark Horvit is the executive director of Investigative Reporters & Editors. He oversees training, conferences and services for more than 4.300 members worldwide, and for programs including the National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR) and DocumentCloud. Horvit also is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, where he teaches investigative reporting. He serves as a member of the board of directors of the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for James B. Steele

James B. Steele

Contributing editor, Vanity Fair
James B. Steele is an american investigative journalist and contributing editor of Vanity Fair. Together with his collaborator Donald L. Barlett hes the most awarded journalist in US history. Steele and Barlett have won more than 50 national journalism awards, among them two Pulitzers and two national Magazine Awards. | | As early as 1972 the team used computers for analysing data on violent crimes. They then became pioneers in whats later... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
Lillehammer 1-2 (Keynote hall)

12:00

Networking Meet-Up: Reporting on Poverty & Development

Great story projects, investigative techniques, and collaborations have come out of the Global Investigative Journalism Conference since our first meeting in 2001. We know that good networking is key to this. To better connect people, we have arranged a dozen networking sessions, based on interests noted by our attendees in a pre-conference survey.

So here’s a chance to meet your colleagues interested in similar topics. No pressure here: we reserved meeting rooms and asked veteran journalists to host an informal discussion about how we can help each other – through sharing resources, contacts, and story ideas. Be sure to add your name and email to the contact list they pass around so we can follow up!


Moderators
avatar for Sasha Chavkin

Sasha Chavkin

Reporter, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Sasha Chavkin is a reporter for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. He was ICIJ's lead reporter for the Evicted & Abandoned investigation, which explored forced displacement and human rights abuses in development projects funded by the World Bank. He was also the lead reporter for ICIJ and the Center for Public Integrity's award-winning Island of the Widows and Mystery in the Fields projects... Read More →
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Diana Lungu

Project Manager, European Journalism Cente
Diana Lungu is a former journalist. She currently works at the European Journalism Centre (EJC) in the Netherlands where she manages the Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme, a Bill and Melinda Gates media-funding project aimed at enabling a better coverage of international development issues. Since 2013, the IDR Grant Programme has funded around 70 innovative development journalism projects. At the EJC Diana also organises... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
Meetingroom Grande Basement, next to the gym

12:00

Fundraising for your Investigation
Despite more than 150 nonprofits engaged in investigative journalism worldwide, most groups are struggling for money. Many fail to apply their own reporting techniques to finding donors and to invest in "development." There's money out there, and our field continues to grow. but you need to have a solid strategy and a strong commitment. Here are three experts who can help guide your way: Maria Teresa Ronderos is director of the OSF Program on Independent Media, the largest private donor in international media development. Bridget Gallagher is a leading media fundraiser who has raised millions of dollars from private donors; her clients include GIJN, Internews, and PBS. And Leon Willems of the Global Forum for Media Development will talk about raising funds from governments and other public entities. 

Moderators
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Kunda Dixit

Editor and director, Nepali Times
A former reporter for the BBC, Kunda Dixit is the founder and editor of Nepali Times, and former chairman of the Centre for Investigative Journalism in Kathmandu. He has written several books, amongst them 'Dateline Earth' on environmental journalism and 'A People War', a trilogy of photo books on the Nepal conflict. | | Twitter: @kundadixit 

Speakers
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Bridget Gallagher

Principal, Gallagher Group LLC
Bridget Gallagher provides fundraising strategy, implementation assistance, and counsel to domestic and international clients working on transparency, information access, and civic participation issues in the context of the rapidly changing 21st century media ecosystem. A fifteen-year veteran of the nonprofit sector, Bridget first began working with non-profit media projects via the Center for Public Integrity, one of the nation’s oldest... Read More →
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Algirdas Lipstas

Deputy Director, Program on Independent Journalism, OSF
Algirdas Lipstas joined the Media Program (now the Program on Independent Journalism) as project manager in charge primarily of support to journalism training projects. This included work with mid-career journalism training institutions in Open Society’s “traditional region,” and building of a network of journalists’ training and media research/advocacy centers in South East Europe. In 2010 he started to develop program’s portfolio of... Read More →
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Leon Willems

Director of Policies and Programmes, Free Press Unlimited.org
Leon Willems, Netherlands, is the Director of Free Press Unlimited, a leading press freedom organisation active in more than 30 countries and focusing on conflict reporting, safety for journalists, investigative journalism, gender and youth and media. He is also the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD). In this role he is working towards enhancing the impact of media development, by creating... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
Weidemann 5 (Presentations/Panels)

12:00

Workshop: Exposing International Wrongdoing with Code and Journalism
If you ever wondered how can journalists and programmers work together to produce brilliant investigations, this is your workshop. We will use shipping data -- coming sometimes from obscure websites -- to find unknown patterns and interesting stories. You will get your hands dirty by doing a case study from beginning to end and by collaborating with professionals from different backgrounds than yours. Both journalists and coders are welcome. Please, bring your laptop to make the most of the session.

((Logistical note: There will be a 30-minute break to grab lunch. Participants will be allowed to bring the food to the workshop room).

Speakers
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Mar Cabra

Head of the Data & Research Unit, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Mar Cabra is hoofd van de Data & Research Unit van het International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) en in die functie spin in het web bij de Panama Papers en BahamaLeaks. Eerder werkte ze onder meer voor de BBC, de International Herald Tribune en The Huffington Post. Ze won de Spaanse Larra Award  als veelbelovendste journalist onder de 30. Cabra stond ook aan de wieg van de eerste... Read More →
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Rigoberto Carvajal

Data expert, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Rigoberto Carvajal is ICIJ’s data expert. He graduated from the Costa Rica Institute of Technology as a computer engineer, and has strong experience in software development and database administration and analysis. He is passionate about database technologies for business intelligence, but he discovered it can be even more rewarding to utilize all these powerful data tools in a newsroom, contributing to stories that have a global... Read More →
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Emilia Díaz-Struck

Research Editor, ICIJ / Freelance
Emilia Díaz-Struck is the lead researcher for ICIJ's cross-border investigations. She is a professor of journalism at the Central University of Venezuela, and also co-founded Venezuelan news website Armando.info. Emilia has been a contributor for the Washington Post, and has also written for the magazine Poder y Negocios and Venezuelan newspapers El Universal and El Mundo. She was previously the investigative reporting coordinator at the Press... Read More →
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Giannina Segnini

Journalism Professor, Columbia University
Giannna Segnini heads the Data Concentration Program at The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She was the head of the investigative team at «La Nacion» in Costa Rica. Their investigations has led to prosecution of more than 50 politicians, businessmen and public servants in Costa Rica, UK, USA, France and Finland. Two former presidents in Costa Rica is convicted for corruption. Segnini has been training journalists... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 12:00 - 15:30
Møterom B Under reception desk

13:00

Lunch
Friday October 9, 2015 13:00 - 14:30
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14:30

Studies on Data Journalism
Castellanos and Rodriguez will describe the data methodology behind Rutas del Conflicto, a project created in 2014 that collected information from more than 700 massacres committed in Colombia. The ethodology that sought to incorporate citizen journalism based on an exercise of data journalism. Through a combination of tools including an app for mobile devices, partnerships with radio and television stations in remote areas, and printing their publications on the Internet, Rutas del Conflicto, working with a group of students from the University of El Rosario (Bogota) and the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Santander), created a methodology that has enabled dozens of victims tell their stories and participate in confronting the data related to the massacres.From basic knowledge in database design, they developed a methodology that explains how their colleges classified information and built related tables that allowed them to tell a story using mapping tools and timelines as Google Fusion tables. During the last year, students of the Rosario University have created several journalistic pieces using this methodology in various topics like sports, science, arts and culture, as well as conflict-related jobs.

Speakers
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Oscar Parra Castellanos

Journalist and a computer engineer, Universidad del Rosario
Oscar Parra is a journalist and a computer engineer with more than 10 years of experience.  Parra is a professor of the program of Journalism and Public Opinion in the University of Rosario in Bogota, Colombia, and the editor of Rutas del Conflicto, a project of Centro Nacional de Memoria Historica and the web site VerdadAbierta.com.
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Ivonne Rodríguez

Journalist and professor, Verdad Abierta
Professor and journalist, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana UPB Bucaramanga y VerdadAbierta.com. | Journalist of the Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga and Master in Political Studies at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. She teaches journalism and director of the magazine Plataforma of the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB) Bucaramanga. Also she is a journalist at VerdadAbierta.com, a media specialist covering in the... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 14:30 - 15:30
Troll (Academic track)

14:30

Reporting on Money Laundering
Money laundering is not only one of the hardest financial crimes to prove, it's also one of the toughest stories to investigate. But it is a crime you will find everywhere in the world. What are the signs of money laundering and how do you report on it?  What makes something money laundering?  Here's a look at some of the most significant cases proven by journalists.

This session is made in collaboration with Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, OCCRP. 

Moderators
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Paul Radu

Executive director, OCCRP
Paul Radu (@IDashboard) is the executive director of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting  Project and a co-creator of the Investigative Dashboard concept, of Visual investigative Scenarios visualization software and of RISE Project, a platform for investigative reporters and hackers in Romania.  He has been an Alfred Friendly Press Fellow, a Milena Jesenska Press Fellow, a Rosalyn Carter Fellow for Mental Health Journalism, a... Read More →

Speakers
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Roman Anin

Head of investigative section, Novaya Gazeta
Roman Anin is the head of investigative section of Moscow based Novaya Gazeta, one of the most famous Russian newspapers in the world. He began his career in 2006 as a sports writer, but in 2008 was moved to the newspaper’s investigative section. Since 2009 Anin has been working on cross-border investigations with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and International Consortium if Investigative Journalists... Read More →
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Miranda Patrucic

Regional Editor, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
Miranda Patrucic is toonaangevend redacteur bij The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) en verantwoordelijk voor de regio van de Balkan tot Centraal-Azië. Ze krijgt half november in Washington de prestigieuze Knight International Award 2016 uitgereikt. Patrucic is gespecialiseerd in het onthullen van corruptieschandalen, bijvoorbeeld het Telecom-schandaal in Oezbekistan en het schandaal... Read More →
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leonida reitano

Journalist/Chairman, Association of Investigative Journalism
Leonida Reitano (Chairman, Association of Investigative Journalism) Media Studies PhD and McLuhan Fellow since February 2003. Reitano set up the first Investigative Journalism Master Degree held in Italy at the University of Urbino. He has been the Chairman of the Italian Association of Investigative Journalism (AGI) since 2007, the first of its kind founded in Italy (http://www.giornalismoinvestigativo.eu/). Reitano carries out investigative... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 14:30 - 15:30
Weidemann 3 (Presentations/Panels)

14:30

How To Investigate the Arms Trade

Two of the central people behind exposing South Africa’s big arms and corruption scandal share their insights. They are joined by Kristoffer Egeberg from Norway's daily Dagbladet, who investigated how the Norwegian Defence Ministry illegally sold an entire fleet of naval ships to paramilitary forces in Nigeria. Egeberg this year won SKUP's top award for his reporting on the story. Paul Holden and Andrew Feinstein played important roles in exposing the South Africa’s big arms and corruption scandal.


Moderators
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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 a the award winning website http://www.innsyn.no/ where millions of public documents from Norwegian governmental institutions are made searchable and you can make... Read More →

Speakers
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Kristoffer Egeberg

Journalist, Dagbladet
Kristoffer Egeberg er journalist i Dagbladets. Han kom til avisa i 2002, der han har hatt ulike redaksjonelle roller de siste 14 årene. Hans favorittemaer er forsvars- og sikkerhetspolitikk, samfunnsikkerhet, beredskap, og krisehåndtering. Han ble i fjor tildelt Skup-prisen for «Nigeria-båtene», om Forsvarets tilslørte fartøy-handel med paramilitære selskaper i Vest-Afrika. Han ble også tildelt Internasjonal Reporters IR-pris for samme... Read More →
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Andrew Feinstein

Executive Director, Corruption Watch
Andrew Feinstein is a former ANC Member of Parliament from South Africa. He is the author of “After the Party: The ANC, Corruption & South Africa’s Uncertain Future” and “The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade”. He is currently working on a full-length documentary feature of 'Shadow World’ with director Johan Grimonprez. He is the Executive Director of Corruption Watch in London.
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Paul Holden

Director of Investigations, Corruption Watch UK
Paul Holden is a South African-born investigative researcher. He has published four books on South African history and politics, including The Devil in the Detail: How the Arms Deal Changed Everything (co-authored with Hennie Van Vuuren) and Who Rules South Africa? (with Martin Plaut. Paul has also co-authored two journal articles on the global arms trade, corruption and trafficking with his colleague Andrew Feinstein. Paul currently serves as... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 14:30 - 15:30
Lillehammer 3 (Presentations/Panels)

14:30

Investigations in the Middle East: Focus on ISIS/Daesh
A panel discussion with focus on the latest developments in the Middle East.

How are journalists able to find reliable sources when investigating extremist groups such as ISIS/Daesh?

How can reporters increase their knowledge about ISIS/Daesh?

What stories are not being told, now that refugees and spectacular acts of violence are dominating the news? 

Moderators
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Terje Carlsson

Journalist/Chairman, Association for Investigative Journalism in Sweden
Ordförande FGJ.

Speakers
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rana1

Director, Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism
Rana Sabbagh, Jordan, is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), the Amman based media support network promoting investigative journalism in nine Arab countries. In 28 years of professional experience in the Middle East, she has served as editor of the Jordan Times and was the first woman to run a political daily newspaper in the region. She was the former Reuters correspondent in Jordan and... Read More →
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Joakim Medin

Investigative journalist, Freelance
Joakim Medin er en svensk journalist som har reist flere ganger til Syria for å dekke den pågående krigen, konsekvensene og det geopolitiske spillet. Han tilbrakte sju uker i Syria sommeren 2015, for blant annet å dokumentere kurdernes kamp og Den islamske staten (IS/Daesh). Hans siste bok, om krigen i Syria og IS/Daesh, kommer ut i april 2016. | --- Joakim Medin is a Swedish journalist with a special interest in... Read More →
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Hanene Zbiss

Chief editor, Iraqiyat
Hanene Zbiss started her career 13 years ago. She is one of the first investigative journalists in Tunisia. She got Samir Kassir Award in June 2014 for her investigation "Religious Kindergartens in Tunisia" and she got, in November 2012, the third award for investigative journalism, done by ARIJ (Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism). Actually, she is living in Kurdistan, Iraq and she is the editor in chief of the female magazine... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 14:30 - 15:30
Lillehammer 1-2 (Keynote hall)

14:30

Data Track: Basic Math for Managing Data

This session will look at basic calculations for overview analysis of data, showing ways to quickly find stories through ratios, rates, percentage change, and summarizing data with pivot tables.


Speakers
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Brant Houston

Professor and Knight Chair in Investigative and Enterprise Reporting, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches investigative and data journalism and oversees an online newsroom. He previously was executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors, a group of 5,000 members, and before that an award-winning investigative reporter for 17 years. He is co-founder and chair of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and co-author of... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 14:30 - 15:30
Weidemann 4 (Data Hands-On)

14:30

Data Track: Security Apps for Text and Voice

How can you secure your smartphone communications? This session will teach you how to establish encrypted mobile voice and text communication. We cover the following apps: TextSecure, RedPhone and Signal (Whisper). Android and iOS.


Speakers
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Ola Haram

Journalist, TV 2 Norway
Ola Haram is a journalist and crime reporter at TV 2, based in Oslo, Norway. He is on the board of the Norwegian Investigative Journalism Foundation (SKUP) and a member og ICIJ. | He tweets as @haram.
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Runa Sandvik

Privacy and security researcher, Freelance
Runa A. Sandvik is a privacy and security researcher, working at the intersection of technology, law and policy. She regularly teaches digital security to journalists and helps media organizations improve their security posture. She is also a technical advisor to both the Freedom of the Press Foundation and the TrueCrypt Audit project. | She tweets as @runasand.


Friday October 9, 2015 14:30 - 15:30
Messanin (Data Hands-On)

14:30

Data Track: Stats for Stories 1 - Descriptive Statistics

Get help with software downloading in the Data Pub Thursday 3.00-4.30 p.m.

You're comfortable doing data analysis in spreadsheets for your stories and managing databases. But now you would like to take your data journalism and analytical skills to the next level. This session introduces using statistics for stories. It will cover a more systematic way of thinking about your approach to data and then applying your new understanding through descriptive statistics with an emphasis on storytelling. Familiarity with spreadsheets is necessary but no experience with statistics is assumed.

Attendees shoud download software before the session: PSPP stats program. It is very similar to SPSS and even runs the SPSS syntax. Also PSPP has a Mac OS X version and a current Windows version.

Both can be found through links here: http://www.gnu.org/software/pspp/get.html
You can get installation help at the Data Pub Thursday between 3 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. 


Speakers
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David Donald

Data Editor, Investigative Reporting Workshop
David Donald is Data Editor at the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University and Data Journalist in Residence at AU's School of Communication. Previously, he has been Data Editor at the Center for Public Integrity and Training Director at Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting. His work has received two Philip Meyer Awards for the best use of social science methods in... Read More →
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Andy Lehren

Reporter, New York Times
Andrew W. Lehren is a Reporter at The New York Times, and has worked on a range of national, international, and investigative stories. He was one of the newspaper’s lead Reporters analyzing the Wikileaks trove of diplomatic cables, Afghanistan and Iraq war logs, and Guantanamo detainee dossiers. Highlights from those stories were compiled into a bestselling book, Open Secrets. He contributed to the Pulitzer Prize-winning series that examined... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 14:30 - 15:30
Birkebeiner 1 (Data Hands-On)

14:30

Data Track: Are the Rumors True? Learn How To Check Them!

"The bad friends of the Pope"
It's a cold evening in Marc. There is new pope appointed. How can you validate in just 30 minutes connections with dictator Videla, if any?

The killing of Ghadaffi
A Syrian reporter claims Gadaffi is killed. Your mission, if you accept it, is to prove he is wrong or right that night.

The secret plane

A prototype of a new plane lands secretly in Amsterdam. Everyone denies. How do you proof it's true?

This sessions is a one of three sessions about Verification Handbook, supported by European Journalism Centre, EJC.


Moderators
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Rina Tsubaki

Project Lead, European Journalism Centre
Rina Tsubaki leads and manages the Verification Handbook and Emergency Journalism initiatives at the European Journalism Centre in the Netherlands. Emergency Journalism brings together resources for media professionals reporting in and about volatile situations in the digital age, and she has frequently spoken on these topics at events, including a U.N. meeting. Previously, she managed several projects focusing on the role of citizens in... Read More →

Speakers
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Henk van Ess

Lecturer, Social Media & Internet Intelligence
Dutch born Henk van Ess is obsessed by finding news in data.  European media houses, like Axel Springer, Persgroep, European Broadcasting Union and Schibsted love his literal and lateral thinking and hire Henk on a regular basis to spill his secrets. He rarely appears in public conferences, so this is your chance to find out the best tricks in internet research. Links: | LinkedIn profile | Henk van Ess on Twitter


Friday October 9, 2015 14:30 - 15:30
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)

14:30

Lightning Round: My Favorite Data Tool
Data journalism on steroids! Some of the best trainers in the world have got five minutes each to present their favourite data tool.

Moderators
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Henrik Bergsten

Investigative Reporter, Swedish Television (SVT), Uppdrag Granskning
Henrik Bergsten is an investigative reporter/producer for the weekly current affairs show "Uppdrag granskning" on Sveriges Television, SVT. He is specialized in data journalism and has a background as a web developer and database designer. @hbergsten

Speakers
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Helena Bengtsson

Editor, Data Projects, The Guardian
Helena Bengtsson is Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian in London, UK. She previously worked as the database editor at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. In 2006 and 2007, she was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C. In 2010, she was awarded the Stora Journalistpriset (Great Journalism Award) for Valpejl.se, a website profiling every candidate in that season’s Swedish... Read More →
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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.
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Anuška Delić

Journalist, DeloData project leader, Delo daily
Investigative and data journalist with Slovenia's leading daily broadsheet newspaper Delo. There Delić leads DeloData, a project aimed at establishing and developing data journalism within Delo's newsroom. | | Delić, who has recently been in a court trial for allegedly publishing classified information of the Intelligence Agency, is also among the most prolific freedom of information requesters in Slovenia. She is team leader of The... Read More →
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Rob Gebeloff

Data projects editor, New York Times
Robert Gebeloff has specialized in data journalism for nearly twenty years and has been a data projects editor at The New York Times since 2008. Recent projects include a look at the environmental impacts of the U.S. domestic oil boom, stories about obscure, specialized financial markets in the energy sector, and a series about the changing nature of the American middle class. @gebeloffnyt 
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Sylke Gruhnwald

Chairwoman and journalist, Journalismfund.eu
Sylke Gruhnwald is chairwoman of Journalismfund.eu and investigative reporter with the Swiss magazine «Beobachter». Studies of Sinology and Business Administration. Worked for «The Economist Group», its «Economist Intelligence Unit» as well as the Swiss daily newspaper «Neue Zürcher Zeitung» and the Swiss public broadcaster «Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen». sgr. is co-founder of Lobbywatch.ch, board member with investigativ.ch, and... Read More →
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Tommy Kaas

Editor, Kaas og Mulvad
Tommy Kaas is a datajournalist, analyst, trainer and co-founder of Kaas & Mulvad, a private company founded in 2007. He was co-founder of DICAR – the Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting. He has a background in journalism and has previously worked as an assistant managing editor. | Twitter: @tbkaas
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Linda Larsson Kakuli

Researcher, Swedish Television
Linda Larsson Kakuli is a researcher for the news department at SVT, the Swedish public service television company.
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Jennifer LaFleur

Senior Editor, Center of Investigative Reporting
Jennifer LaFleur is senior editor for data journalism at The Center for Investigative Reporting. Previously, she was the director of computer-assisted reporting at ProPublica and has held similar roles at The Dallas Morning News, the San Jose Mercury News and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She was the first training director for Investigative Reporters and Editors. She has won awards for her coverage of disability, legal and open... Read More →
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Megan Luther

Training director, Investigative Reporters and Editors
Megan Luther joined IRE as training director in February 2012. Megan has worked in radio, TV and most recently, newspapers. Before she joined IRE, Megan was a government reporter for the Argus Leader in South Dakota and a computer-assisted reporting specialist for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Previously, she worked at IRE and NICAR in the Database Library while completing her master's degree at the University of Missouri... Read More →
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Chan Ka Wai

Data Editor, Caixin Media
Chan Ka Wai works as the data editor, Caixin Media Company Limited. She used to be an editor in ADK Beijing Advertising Company, former communications assistant in Ullens Center for Contemporary Art and communications intern for the United Nations Development Program, China. Chan was awarded with Honorable Mention in Excellence in Digital News, the SOPA 2015 Awards for Editorial Excellence.


Friday October 9, 2015 14:30 - 15:30
Weidemann 5 (Presentations/Panels)

14:30

Networking Meet-Up: Cross-Border Projects (Europe)

Great story projects, investigative techniques, and collaborations have come out of the Global Investigative Journalism Conference since our first meeting in 2001. We know that good networking is key to this. To better connect people, we have arranged a dozen networking sessions, based on interests noted by our attendees in a pre-conference survey.

So here’s a chance to meet your colleagues interested in similar topics. No pressure here: we reserved meeting rooms and asked veteran journalists to host an informal discussion about how we can help each other – through sharing resources, contacts, and story ideas. Be sure to add your name and email to the contact list they pass around so we can follow up!


Moderators
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Brigitte Alfter

Editor Europe, Journalismfund.eu
Journalist in Europe | | Co-founder of Journalismfund.eu, Dataharvest.eu, Wobbing.eu, Farmsubsidy.org, I-Scoop.org | | Member of www.icij.org, www.fuj.dk, www.netzwerkrecherche.de, www.journalistforbundet.dk | | Blogging at www.journalisten.dk | | Former Brussels correspondent at www.information.dk | | Read more on www.alfter.dk
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Rachel Oldroyd

Managing Editor, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Rachel Oldroyd joined the Bureau as deputy editor shortly after its launch in 2010 and has led many of the organisation’s key projects. Before joining the Bureau she spent 13 years at the Mail on Sunday, where she launched the award-winning Reportage section in Live magazine. The section focused heavily on human rights violations and, under her editorship, won more than a dozen media awards. She started her career as a financial reporter... Read More →
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Andras Pethö

co-founder / editor, Direkt36
Andras Pethö is a co-founder of Direkt36, an investigative journalism center in Hungary. He spent most of his career at Origo, a major news site in Hungary, which he left in 2014 after he and his editor had come under pressure for a story he was pursuing. He also worked for the BBC World Service in London and spent 8 months with the investigative unit of The Washington Post as a visiting reporter where he was part of the reporting team... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 14:30 - 15:30
Meetingroom Grande Basement, next to the gym

14:30

Data Pub: Investigating Budgets

Quantitative approaches to investigating public budgets and spending: what works and what doesn't. You will get examples of best practices on reporting on budgets, basically how to report big numbers, what you can and can't compare. You will get a short introduction to how to use network analysis in journalistic practice, applied on public spending data. 

 

 


Speakers
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Anne-Lise Bouyer

COO/Project manager, Journalism++
After studying computer engineering, she worked for 3 years as a project manager in a web agency and for OWNI.fr | She's specialised in user experience and committed to applying her skills to innovative journalism. Her technical expertise and her marketing and customer management skills enable her to have a 360-degree vision of all Journalism++ projects. | | Twitter account: https://twitter.com/annelisebouyer | Website... Read More →
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Adriana Homolova

Data Journalist, Investico/One World
Adriana Homolová is a data journalist based in Amsterdam. She works as a data journalist at Investico a platform for investigative journalism and for the print and online magazine One World. She is passionate about coding, vector graphics and investigating government spending.


Friday October 9, 2015 14:30 - 16:00
Bagler'n Data-Pub

15:30

BREAK
Friday October 9, 2015 15:30 - 16:00
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16:00

From the Ground Up: A Case Study of Investigative Training in Mongolia
How do you structure an investigative journalism training program in a country with no tradition of it? How do you create teaching materials and develop local trainers, mentors, and role models? Here's what the Deutsche Welle Akademie did by partnering with the Mongolian Press Institute and veteran trainers from the global investigative journalism community.

Moderators
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Mark Lee Hunter

Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Fellow, INSEAD
Dr. Mark Lee Hunter is an investigative journalism and scholar, based in the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre. His awards include IRE prizes for international reporting and research. He is a founding member of Story-Based Inquiry Associates and the lead author of Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists (UNESCO 2011), the profession's most widely distributed reference work. His current research focuses on... Read More →

Speakers
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Munkhmandakh Myagmar

Executive Director, Press Institute of Mongolia
Munkhmandakh Myagmar was born and raised in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. She studied journalism at the University of Leipzig, Germany and received PhD in media and communication sciences from the same University. Munkhmandakh has 18 years of full time work experiences in the Mongolian media and civil society sector, during which she initiated, received support from international organizations and managed implementation of over hundred projects to... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 16:00 - 17:00
Troll (Academic track)

16:00

TV Investigations in the Arab World
Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), the region’s leading media support organization promoting “accountability journalism” among a new generation of journalists, media professors and students, has over the past year produced edge-cutting TV investigations. One has been aired on Al Jazeera English documenting continued abuse inside Tunisian jails four years after the revolution toppled the dictatorship of Zine El Abdine Ben Ali. Another is being readied for BBC Arabic. And the rest have been aired on leading Arab broadcasters. In this session, a group of ARIJEANS take you on a journey through their compelling investigations, share  tools of the trade, discuss cultivation of sources and dangers of going under-cover to document abuses in a region where media repression and muzzling of free speech continues unabated.

“Behind the Doors of Silence” award-winning independent Egyptian  journalist Ahmed El Shamy documents cases of incest inside Egyptian families, a taboo, and shows how lack of societal, legal and psychological support is scarring the lives of voiceless victims.
 
“Autistic Guinea Pigs”: Jordan’s award-winning investigative Journalist Musab Shawabkeh documents how five medical centers are offering unlicensed and unapproved Oxygen therapy treatment to help autistic children. The expensive treatment has emptied the pockets of families desperate to help their autistic children with no tangible results. In some cases, the situation of patients has only worsened.

“Back to the days of Diesel Horse Carriages”:  Award-winning journalist Riad Kobaissi, head of the investigative unit at Lebanon’s privately-owned AlJadeed TV, documents how owners of diesel trucks install special gadgets to manipulate the quantities of fuel oil supplied to customers, including state-run hospitals. The wide-spread cheating takes place while the state turns a blind eye against diesel distributors. He confronts on camera the wrongdoers setting precedents for this genre of reporting in the region.

“Egypt’s Environmental Crime”  Journalist Ahmed Soliman Nawar, senior ARIJ multimedia editor, documents how primitive charcoal industries  are harming the health of residents of Ahgour -- once a famous hub for exporting roses -- and endangering the environment in the absence of state measures to relocate this thriving  industry amid official procrastination.

Moderators
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rana1

Director, Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism
Rana Sabbagh, Jordan, is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), the Amman based media support network promoting investigative journalism in nine Arab countries. In 28 years of professional experience in the Middle East, she has served as editor of the Jordan Times and was the first woman to run a political daily newspaper in the region. She was the former Reuters correspondent in Jordan and... Read More →

Speakers
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Ahmed Soliman Nawar

Multimedia Senior Editor, Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism
Ahmed Soliman Nawar is an Egyptian investigative TV reporter, who produced many television ‎investigative films and worked as the producer of Yosri Fouda’s famous ‎program "The Last Word,” Soliman joined ARIJ in 2015 as Senior Editor ‎Multimedia . He had ARIJ IJ Basics training in 2011. | He earlier worked on ‎investigative programs with CBC, and with OnTV, DreamTV and radio ‎stations in Egypt.‎ |  
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Ahmed El Shamy

Investigative Journalist, Independent
Ahmed El Shamy (Egypt) is an independent investigative journalist. His latest TV investigation “Behind the Doors of Silence” tackling the taboo issue of incest among Egyptian families won third place at the Dusko Jovanovic International Award for Investigative Journalism earlier this year. In 2012, his multimedia investigative report “The Beloved Killer” was honored by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), as was his... Read More →
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Musab Shawabkeh

Investigative Reporter, Radio Al-Balad
Musab Shawabkeh (Jordan) is an award-winning investigative journalist who has been heading the investigations department at Radio Al-Balad since 2013. He has produced edge-cutting investigations in print, radio and video form, tackling sensitive issues such as profiteering medical doctors who exploit autistic children, newspapers that print vague employment ads dragging females into prostitution, teachers facilitating cheating at national high... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 16:00 - 17:00
Lillehammer 1-2 (Keynote hall)

16:00

Understanding Global Tax Dodging

How multinational corporations literally turn a profit off taxes. How eliminating the corporate income tax will hurt developing countries (which depend on it).


Moderators
avatar for Guilherme Alpendre

Guilherme Alpendre

Executive Director, Abraji
Guilherme Alpendre is executive-secretary at Abraji (Brazilian Association for Investigative Journalism). As a journalist, has worked in three different Brazilian news radio stations and directed a television documentary. Was part of two different teams at Transparency Brazil, NGO dedicated to fight corruption, working with public data collection and analysis. Joined Abraji in 2010 as executive-manager and, later, CAR trainer. Is a member of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Cay Johnston

David Cay Johnston

President, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, Syracuse University College of Law
American investigative journalist and best-selling author, specialist in economics and tax issues, and winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting. IRE Board President.


Friday October 9, 2015 16:00 - 17:00
Weidemann 5 (Presentations/Panels)

16:00

Data Track: Cleaning Data with Open Refine

Open Refine is the best tool to clean really dirty data -- the kind of data in which the same name might be spelled in 30 different ways. It has built-in cleaning tools for analysts and journalists. 


Speakers
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Rob Gebeloff

Data projects editor, New York Times
Robert Gebeloff has specialized in data journalism for nearly twenty years and has been a data projects editor at The New York Times since 2008. Recent projects include a look at the environmental impacts of the U.S. domestic oil boom, stories about obscure, specialized financial markets in the energy sector, and a series about the changing nature of the American middle class. @gebeloffnyt 
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Niels Mulvad

Editor, Kaas & Mulvad
Nils Mulvad er redaktør og grunnlegger av Kaas & Mulvad. Fra 2001 til 2006 var han direktør for Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting, DICAR. Fra 2001 var han assosiert professor ved den Danske Journalisthøyskolen. Nils Mulvad var en av de to grunnleggerne av Global Investigative Journalism Network og sitter i organisasjonens styre. | | ---- | NILS MULVAD is editor at Kaas & Mulvad. From 2001-2006 he... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 16:00 - 17:00
Weidemann 4 (Data Hands-On)

16:00

Data Track: Python for Scraping 1

An introduction to webscraping with Python: This two-part, hands-on workshop will teach basic newsroom programming concepts using the Python language. We'll cover how to deconstruct a common reporting task -- gathering a table of data from a public website -- and assemble a solution from useful Python libraries that you can use again and again.

Prerequisites: Attendees should be familiar with HTML and the command line and be comfortable with databases and SQL. If you've ever written a string function in Excel ("=left(A2,5)"), you'll be fine.

Python has to be installed at your laptop before the training. Somebody can help you at the “Data Pub” on Thursday.

 


Speakers
avatar for Tommy Kaas

Tommy Kaas

Editor, Kaas og Mulvad
Tommy Kaas is a datajournalist, analyst, trainer and co-founder of Kaas & Mulvad, a private company founded in 2007. He was co-founder of DICAR – the Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting. He has a background in journalism and has previously worked as an assistant managing editor. | Twitter: @tbkaas
avatar for Tom Meagher

Tom Meagher

Deputy Managing Editor, The Marshall Project
Tom Meagher is the deputy managing editor of the Marshall Project, a nonprofit, non-partisan news organization covering crime and justice in America. A veteran reporter and editor, he previously led an interactive team for the Digital First Media newspaper chain and was the data editor at the Newark Star-Ledger. His first reporting job was covering night cops for a small daily paper in Kansas. You can find him on Twitter at @ultracasual.


Friday October 9, 2015 16:00 - 17:00
Messanin (Data Hands-On)

16:00

Data Track: Stats for Stories 2 - Statistical Significance

Get help with software downloading in the Data Pub Thursday 3.00-4.30 p.m.

This session builds on skills learned in Stats for Stories 1. Now that you have a familiar way to thinking statistically about your data, this session introduces the notion of statistical significance and how to use it to back up findings from cross tabulations. In a sense, it helps answer the questions: Is what I'm finding in my data worth reporting?


Speakers
avatar for David Donald

David Donald

Data Editor, Investigative Reporting Workshop
David Donald is Data Editor at the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University and Data Journalist in Residence at AU's School of Communication. Previously, he has been Data Editor at the Center for Public Integrity and Training Director at Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting. His work has received two Philip Meyer Awards for the best use of social science methods in... Read More →
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Andy Lehren

Reporter, New York Times
Andrew W. Lehren is a Reporter at The New York Times, and has worked on a range of national, international, and investigative stories. He was one of the newspaper’s lead Reporters analyzing the Wikileaks trove of diplomatic cables, Afghanistan and Iraq war logs, and Guantanamo detainee dossiers. Highlights from those stories were compiled into a bestselling book, Open Secrets. He contributed to the Pulitzer Prize-winning series that examined... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 16:00 - 17:00
Birkebeiner 1 (Data Hands-On)

16:00

Data Track: Best Practices for Using Data in News Stories

Journalists around the world are harnessing the power of data journalism for news. In this session, we'll take a global tour of the latest in investigative and data-based stories, highlighting innovations in analysis and presentation. We’ll also offer practical tips to help you make your next data-driven story memorable and bulletproof.


Speakers
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Mark Horvit

Executive Director, Investigative Reporters & Editors
Mark Horvit is the executive director of Investigative Reporters & Editors. He oversees training, conferences and services for more than 4.300 members worldwide, and for programs including the National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR) and DocumentCloud. Horvit also is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, where he teaches investigative reporting. He serves as a member of the board of directors of the... Read More →
avatar for Megan Luther

Megan Luther

Training director, Investigative Reporters and Editors
Megan Luther joined IRE as training director in February 2012. Megan has worked in radio, TV and most recently, newspapers. Before she joined IRE, Megan was a government reporter for the Argus Leader in South Dakota and a computer-assisted reporting specialist for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Previously, she worked at IRE and NICAR in the Database Library while completing her master's degree at the University of Missouri... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 16:00 - 17:00
Weidemann 3 (Presentations/Panels)

16:00

Data Track: Investigating Organized Crime with Open Data 1
Are you still complaining about the lack of data to investigate corruption and organized crime in your country? This session will show you all the amazing treasures you can find digging into international databases available online.  Every commodity and commercial transaction in this world, from shoes to military weapons to ivory or chemical products can be tracked using online data, sometimes even in real time. 

Moderators
avatar for Helena Bengtsson

Helena Bengtsson

Editor, Data Projects, The Guardian
Helena Bengtsson is Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian in London, UK. She previously worked as the database editor at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. In 2006 and 2007, she was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C. In 2010, she was awarded the Stora Journalistpriset (Great Journalism Award) for Valpejl.se, a website profiling every candidate in that season’s Swedish... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Giannina Segnini

Giannina Segnini

Journalism Professor, Columbia University
Giannna Segnini heads the Data Concentration Program at The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She was the head of the investigative team at «La Nacion» in Costa Rica. Their investigations has led to prosecution of more than 50 politicians, businessmen and public servants in Costa Rica, UK, USA, France and Finland. Two former presidents in Costa Rica is convicted for corruption. Segnini has been training journalists... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 16:00 - 17:00
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)

16:00

Data Pub: Download mapping software
Get help to install mapping software before the classes Saturday.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

Senior Editor, Center of Investigative Reporting
Jennifer LaFleur is senior editor for data journalism at The Center for Investigative Reporting. Previously, she was the director of computer-assisted reporting at ProPublica and has held similar roles at The Dallas Morning News, the San Jose Mercury News and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She was the first training director for Investigative Reporters and Editors. She has won awards for her coverage of disability, legal and open... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 16:00 - 17:00
Bagler'n Data-Pub

16:00

How Other Investigators Do It
Journalists are part of a larger ecosystem of investigators who track and document wrongdoing. We’re familiar with the investigative journalist’s toolkit. But how do other investigators prove wrongdoing? And can journalists learn from them? Learn from Joe Davidson, a former FBI Supervisory Special Agent, Jim Mintz will share tips from the world of private investigators and Anne Koch Director of Europe And Central Asia for Transparency International. 

Moderators
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Margo Smit

Ombudsman, Onderzoeksjournalist, NOS, Margo Smit Journalistiek
Margo Smit has been the Director of the Dutch-Flemish Association of Investigative Journalists until September 2015. Now she is working as ombudsman at the Dutch Broadcasting Foundation (NOS) and as an independent investigative journalist. Smit is author of several publications about freedom of information, investigative journalism and cross border investigations. She is also a frequent speaker and moderator on international conferences... Read More →

Speakers
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Joe Davidson

Joe Davidson is s former FBI Supervisory Special Agent with 30 years of experience with the FBI in management, investigations, and training. He is currently an advisor assigned to the U.S. Department of Justice International Criminal Training Assistance Program, through which he has trained law enforcement in the Caribbean, North Africa, and Eastern Europe. At the FBI, Davidson oversaw cases involving organized crime, crimes against children, and... Read More →
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Anne Koch

Director, Europe And Central Asia, Transparency International
Director for Europe and Central Asia for Transparency International, where she is responsible for supporting the work of 45 autonomous chapters and leading a team at TI in Berlin. The anti-corruption work includes public advocacy, good governance, public sector reforms, international development, institutional capacity-building and other initiatives. She has also had an award-winning career in broadcast journalism, including Deputy... Read More →
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Jim Mintz

President, Mintz Group
Jim Mintz, Founder and President of the Mintz Group, has spent more than thirty years conducting investigations all over the world, primarily for law firms and general counsel. Jim helped pioneer the use of sophisticated resources by law firms in the 1970s as an in-house investigator at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Wald, Harkrader & Ross. In 1980, Newsweek said about their unique in-house group: “What sets [them] apart—and a... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 16:00 - 17:00
Lillehammer 3 (Presentations/Panels)

16:00

Networking Meet-Up: Cross-Border Projects (Africa)

Great story projects, investigative techniques, and collaborations have come out of the Global Investigative Journalism Conference since our first meeting in 2001. We know that good networking is key to this. To better connect people, we have arranged a dozen networking sessions, based on interests noted by our attendees in a pre-conference survey.

So here’s a chance to meet your colleagues interested in similar topics. No pressure here: we reserved meeting rooms and asked veteran journalists to host an informal discussion about how we can help each other – through sharing resources, contacts, and story ideas. Be sure to add your name and email to the contact list they pass around so we can follow up!



Speakers
avatar for Justin Arenstein

Justin Arenstein

Director, Code for Africa
Director at @CodeForAfrica and @AfricanCIR, bringing together investigative journalism and civic technology, to turn 'data' into actionable information for citizens. | | I manage the impactAFRICA and innovateAFRICA funds for journalism experimentation, and also curate the 35,000+ strong Hacks/Hackers Africa community, plus I support a network of civic tech labs across Africa. | | We believe is partnerships: come talk to us!
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Kassim Mohamed

Investigative reporter, Kenya Television Network
Kassim Mohamed is an investigative Reporter covering Kenya and Somalia
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Rosemary Nwaebuni

Investigative Reporter, Pointer Newspaper
Rosemary Nwaebuni is an investigative reporter with the POINTER newspaper in Delta State, Nigeria.  Among her stories is Corruption Paid for in Lives in Nigeria's Delta State, her investigation into the sorry state of health care in her region of Nigeria. | | She has a knack for getting to the root of issues by digging deep through thorough investigation; holding corrupt officials and criminals to account for their actions.  Her... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 16:00 - 17:00
Møterom B Under reception desk

16:00

Networking Meet-Up: Cross-Border Projects (Global)

Great story projects, investigative techniques, and collaborations have come out of the Global Investigative Journalism Conference since our first meeting in 2001. We know that good networking is key to this. To better connect people, we have arranged a dozen networking sessions, based on interests noted by our attendees in a pre-conference survey.

So here’s a chance to meet your colleagues interested in similar topics. No pressure here: we reserved meeting rooms and asked veteran journalists to host an informal discussion about how we can help each other – through sharing resources, contacts, and story ideas. Be sure to add your name and email to the contact list they pass around so we can follow up!


Moderators
avatar for Marina Walker Guevara

Marina Walker Guevara

Deputy Director, ICIJ
Marina Walker Guevara is deputy director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, an independent network of reporters who work together on global stories. A native of Argentina, her investigations have won and shared more than 25 national and international awards, including honors from Long Island University’s George Polk Awards, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Overseas Press Club, the Society of Professional... Read More →
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Paul Radu

Executive director, OCCRP
Paul Radu (@IDashboard) is the executive director of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting  Project and a co-creator of the Investigative Dashboard concept, of Visual investigative Scenarios visualization software and of RISE Project, a platform for investigative reporters and hackers in Romania.  He has been an Alfred Friendly Press Fellow, a Milena Jesenska Press Fellow, a Rosalyn Carter Fellow for Mental Health Journalism, a... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 16:00 - 17:00
Meetingroom Grande Basement, next to the gym

17:00

Coffee break
Friday October 9, 2015 17:00 - 17:30
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17:00

GIJN Membership Meeting
The Global Investigative Journalism Network, our conference co-host, is a global association of 118 nonprofit organizations in 54 countries dedicated to the support, practice, and promotion of investigative journalism. Now a registered nonprofit with an elected board, GIJN has grown quickly since the secretariat was created in 2012, doubling its membership and drawing journalists to its website from 80 countries each day.

Here in Lillehammer, GIJN is holding its every-two-year membership meeting. There will be a board of directors meeting, with reports by the board chair and executive director. That will be followed by a discussion among membership organizations, including presentations on where to hold the next global conference, GIJC17. 

For more information, contact secretariat@gijn.org. 

Speakers
avatar for Brant Houston

Brant Houston

Professor and Knight Chair in Investigative and Enterprise Reporting, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches investigative and data journalism and oversees an online newsroom. He previously was executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors, a group of 5,000 members, and before that an award-winning investigative reporter for 17 years. He is co-founder and chair of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and co-author of... Read More →
avatar for David Kaplan

David Kaplan

Executive Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network
David E. Kaplan is executive director of Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), the international association of investigative reporting organizations, with 138 member groups in 62 countries. He has worked as an investigative journalist for more than 30 years, reported from two dozen countries, and won or shared more than 25 awards. He has managed nonprofit newsrooms, investigative teams, and numerous cross-border projects. During the... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 17:00 - 20:00
Weidemann 5 (Presentations/Panels)

17:30

Teaching Journalism and Trauma

Crime, accidents, and crises are often covered by young journalists without training or working experience. This makes them vulnerable TO stress reactions and other health problems. For first responders, handling human tragedies and coping with stress reactions are part of one's basic training. The same should be the case for students attending schools of journalism. Some universities have experience giving these kinds of lessons. How they do it will be presented at this seminar.


Speakers
avatar for Trond Idås

Trond Idås

Special advisor, researcher and writer, Norwegian Union of Journalists
Trond Idås is working part time for the Norwegian Union of Journalists, giving lessons in journalism and trauma. He is also giving lessons in this subject at the schools of journalism at the Norwegian universities. He is working on a doctoral thesis in development psychology. The subject is ethical dilemmas, posttraumatic stress and posttraumatic growth among journalists. He has written the learning book  ‘Demanding missions... Read More →
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Cait McMahon

Managing Director, Dart Centre Asia Pacific
Cait McMahon has been Managing Director of the Dart Centre Asia Pacific www.dartcentre.org/asia-pacific  since 2004.  McMahon is a psychologist, and began working with the media in 1987.  Cait is responsible for creating and facilitating training programmes across the Asia Pacific region to promote ethical and thorough reporting of violence and disaster, as well as psychological safety and resilience for media... Read More →
avatar for Bruce Shapiro

Bruce Shapiro

Director, Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma
Bruce Shapiro is executive Director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, encouraging innovative reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy worldwide from the Center’s headquarters at Columbia University in New York City.


Friday October 9, 2015 17:30 - 18:30
Troll (Academic track)

17:30

Data Track: Python for Scraping 2

An introduction to webscraping with Python: This two-part, hands-on workshop will teach basic newsroom programming concepts using the Python language. We'll cover how to deconstruct a common reporting task -- gathering a table of data from a public website -- and assemble a solution from useful Python libraries that you can use again and again.

Prerequisites: Attendees should be familiar with HTML and the command line and be comfortable with databases and SQL. If you've ever written a string function in Excel ("=left(A2,5)"), you'll be fine.

Python has to be installed at your laptop before the training. Somebody can help you at the “Data Pub” on Thursday.

 


Speakers
avatar for Tommy Kaas

Tommy Kaas

Editor, Kaas og Mulvad
Tommy Kaas is a datajournalist, analyst, trainer and co-founder of Kaas & Mulvad, a private company founded in 2007. He was co-founder of DICAR – the Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting. He has a background in journalism and has previously worked as an assistant managing editor. | Twitter: @tbkaas
avatar for Tom Meagher

Tom Meagher

Deputy Managing Editor, The Marshall Project
Tom Meagher is the deputy managing editor of the Marshall Project, a nonprofit, non-partisan news organization covering crime and justice in America. A veteran reporter and editor, he previously led an interactive team for the Digital First Media newspaper chain and was the data editor at the Newark Star-Ledger. His first reporting job was covering night cops for a small daily paper in Kansas. You can find him on Twitter at @ultracasual.


Friday October 9, 2015 17:30 - 18:30
Messanin (Data Hands-On)

17:30

Data Track: Stats for Stories 3 - Regression Analysis

Get help with software downloading in the Data Pub Thursday 3.00-4.30 p.m.

This final stats session, again building on skills learned in Stats for Stories 1 and 2, introduces one of the most powerful statistical procedures in the investigative reporter's toolkit. We'll cover regression analysis and the power it can add to your storytelling.


Speakers
avatar for David Donald

David Donald

Data Editor, Investigative Reporting Workshop
David Donald is Data Editor at the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University and Data Journalist in Residence at AU's School of Communication. Previously, he has been Data Editor at the Center for Public Integrity and Training Director at Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting. His work has received two Philip Meyer Awards for the best use of social science methods in... Read More →
avatar for Andy Lehren

Andy Lehren

Reporter, New York Times
Andrew W. Lehren is a Reporter at The New York Times, and has worked on a range of national, international, and investigative stories. He was one of the newspaper’s lead Reporters analyzing the Wikileaks trove of diplomatic cables, Afghanistan and Iraq war logs, and Guantanamo detainee dossiers. Highlights from those stories were compiled into a bestselling book, Open Secrets. He contributed to the Pulitzer Prize-winning series that examined... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 17:30 - 18:30
Birkebeiner 1 (Data Hands-On)

17:30

Data Track: Design Principles for News Apps

While the tools and techniques to present large datasets in a visual way may differ from project to project, the basic design principles stay pretty much the same whether you're creating a poster or a news application. During this session, we'll cover the fundamentals of good presentation, layout, and design, looking at lots of examples (both good and bad). By the end you'll be able to explain why these principles work and see how other designers, especially news designers, use them. Once you recognize the concepts, you’ll become more conscious of when and how to use them in your own projects.


Moderators
avatar for Jodi Upton

Jodi Upton

Senior database editor, USA Today
Jodi Upton is the Senior Database Editor at USA TODAY, where she leads the database team in analysis on stories from mass killings to the job market to football coach contracts. Her team supports breaking news, investigative projects and everything in between, as well as data-driven interactives. She was a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University and is a visiting scholar at Indiana University’s National Sports Journalism Center... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lena Groeger

Lena Groeger

News application developer, ProPublica
Lena Groeger is a news applications developer at ProPublica, where she makes interactive graphics and data visualizations. She also teaches data visualization and design at The New School and CUNY. Before joining ProPublica in 2011, Groeger covered health and science at Scientific American and Wired magazine. She is particularly excited about the intersection of cognitive science and design, as well as creating graphics and apps in the public... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 17:30 - 18:30
Weidemann 4 (Data Hands-On)

17:30

Data Track: Investigating Organized Crime with Open Data 2
Are you still complaining about the lack of data to investigate corruption and organized crime in your country? This session will show you all the amazing treasures you can find digging into international databases available online.  Every commodity and commercial transaction in this world, from shoes to military weapons to ivory or chemical products can be tracked using online data, sometimes even in real time. 

Speakers
avatar for Giannina Segnini

Giannina Segnini

Journalism Professor, Columbia University
Giannna Segnini heads the Data Concentration Program at The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She was the head of the investigative team at «La Nacion» in Costa Rica. Their investigations has led to prosecution of more than 50 politicians, businessmen and public servants in Costa Rica, UK, USA, France and Finland. Two former presidents in Costa Rica is convicted for corruption. Segnini has been training journalists... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 17:30 - 18:30
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)

17:30

Google Search Methods -- How To Find What You Didn't Know Existed
Google is a remarkable tool with incredible capability, but it's a system with a great deal of depth that's not widely understood. In this session, Daniel Russel will demonstrate many different methods and techniques for finding things you didn't think could be found, as well as discussing some of the strategies you can use for online investigations in the years ahead.

Moderators
avatar for Margot Williams

Margot Williams

Research editor, The Intercept
Margot Williams is research editor for investigations at The Intercept, previously at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), NPR, The New York Times and the Washington Post. She has pursued jihadists online and detainees who died in U.S. immigration detention, investigated war contractors and followed the money (and private jets) of mayors, governors, senators, presidential candidates, and ex-presidents. She has spread... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Russell

Daniel Russell

Research scientist, Google
Daniel Russell is a research scientist at Google where has been working in the area of search quality, with a focus on understanding what makes Google users happy, skilled and competent in their use of web search.  He is sometimes called a search anthropologist because of his focus on understanding how people use the tools of technology to amplify their intelligence.  But his research methods draw equally on ethnography and field work, lab... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 17:30 - 18:30
Weidemann 3 (Presentations/Panels)

17:30

Journalists & Programmers: A Crucial Partnership 
Journalists and programmers can do magic together. Meet members of data teams who have worked together in successful investigations. They will talk in very practical terms about the key aspects of their relationship; the problems they solve; the different and complementary mindsets and skills they bring to an investigation; and the expectations they have of each other. Learn how the award-winning data investigation Swiss Leaks could not have been possible without multidisciplinary teams and more.


This session is made in collaboration with International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, ICIJ

Moderators
avatar for Sanne Terlingen

Sanne Terlingen

Investigative journalist, OneWorld
Investigative reporter at OneWorld. Currently investigating the death of an Eritrean asylum seeker and the links to people smuggers and organ trafficking. Other topics: corruption, migration, human trafficking. | | Winner of De Loep (investigative journalism VVOJ) 2013, De Tegel (audience award) 2014 & Best Online Investigative Story (VOJN) 2015.

Speakers
avatar for Helena Bengtsson

Helena Bengtsson

Editor, Data Projects, The Guardian
Helena Bengtsson is Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian in London, UK. She previously worked as the database editor at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. In 2006 and 2007, she was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C. In 2010, she was awarded the Stora Journalistpriset (Great Journalism Award) for Valpejl.se, a website profiling every candidate in that season’s Swedish... Read More →
avatar for Mar Cabra

Mar Cabra

Head of the Data & Research Unit, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Mar Cabra is hoofd van de Data & Research Unit van het International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) en in die functie spin in het web bij de Panama Papers en BahamaLeaks. Eerder werkte ze onder meer voor de BBC, de International Herald Tribune en The Huffington Post. Ze won de Spaanse Larra Award  als veelbelovendste journalist onder de 30. Cabra stond ook aan de wieg van de eerste... Read More →
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Rigoberto Carvajal

Data expert, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Rigoberto Carvajal is ICIJ’s data expert. He graduated from the Costa Rica Institute of Technology as a computer engineer, and has strong experience in software development and database administration and analysis. He is passionate about database technologies for business intelligence, but he discovered it can be even more rewarding to utilize all these powerful data tools in a newsroom, contributing to stories that have a global... Read More →
avatar for Xaquín G.V

Xaquín G.V

Editor, Guardian Visuals
Xaquín G.V. is a Galician visual journalist, and Roi's dad. He is also the editor of Guardian Visuals, a 40-person, cross-disciplinary desk of graphics, interactive, multimedia and picture editors at The Guardian, responsible for the paper's interactive storytelling and data visualizations. He was the senior editor for Interactives at National Geographic, a graphics editor at The New York Times, and assistant art director at Newsweek. Ages... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 17:30 - 18:30
Lillehammer 3 (Presentations/Panels)

17:30

What's Happening in Russia?
It’s the big bear in the room. Russia is one of the most powerful countries on earth and yet it is also one of the least understood. Find out from three long-time reporters from Russia exactly what is happening in that country. How much control does Putin really exercise and what are his plans for media and his neighbors? Can independent media really survive?

This session is done in collaboration with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).

Moderators
avatar for Börge Nilsson

Börge Nilsson

Journalist, Textra/Scoop Russia
Project Coordinator for FGJ in SCOOP Russia. Also freelance journalist in Textra frilansredaktion, covering Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe.

Speakers
avatar for Roman Anin

Roman Anin

Head of investigative section, Novaya Gazeta
Roman Anin is the head of investigative section of Moscow based Novaya Gazeta, one of the most famous Russian newspapers in the world. He began his career in 2006 as a sports writer, but in 2008 was moved to the newspaper’s investigative section. Since 2009 Anin has been working on cross-border investigations with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and International Consortium if Investigative Journalists... Read More →
avatar for Andrei Soldatov

Andrei Soldatov

Investigative journalist and editor, Agentura.ru
Andrei Soldatov is an investigative journalist and editor and co-founder of Agentura.Ru, an information hub on intelligence agencies. Soldatov regularly makes comments on terrorism and intelligence issues for Vedomosti, Radio Free Europe and the BBC. He authored a chapter on Russia’s secret services in the PSI Handbook of Global Security and Intelligence: National Approaches and is co-author of The New Nobility: The Restoration of... Read More →
avatar for Galina Timchenko

Galina Timchenko

Executive Editor, Meduza
Galina Timchenko worked at Kommersant newspaper as an editor, from 2004 to 2014 was editor-in-chief of most popular Russian news outlet Lenta.ru. In 2014 established Meduza Project  - independent news outlet.
avatar for Mikhail Zygar

Mikhail Zygar

Editor-in-chief, Dozhd
Mikhail Zygar is the editor-in-chief of the independent Russian TV channel Dozhd. Under Zygar's leadership, Dozhd has provided an alternative to Kremlin-controlled federal TV channels by focusing on news content and giving a platform to opposition voices. The channel's coverage of politically sensitive issues, like the Moscow street protests in 2011 and 2012 as well as the conflict in Ukraine, has been dramatically different from the... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 17:30 - 18:30
Lillehammer 1-2 (Keynote hall)

18:30

Dinner
Friday October 9, 2015 18:30 - 20:00
Restaurant

20:00

World Premiere -- Assignment China: Follow the money

ASSIGNMENT CHINA: FOLLOW THE MONEY (55 minutes)

Presented by Mike Chinoy, USC US-China Institute

In many decades of Western news coverage of China, 2012 was a watershed moment. In the space of just a few months, a Bloomberg News team headed by correspondent Michael Forsythe publishing a sweeping expose of how relatives of China’s new leader, Xi Jinping, has earned vast fortunes in a variety of often disguised business deals. Soon after, David Barboza of the New York Times published his own revelations of the wealth accumulated by the relatives of Chinese premier Wen Jiabao.

Both stories broke new ground, not only in terms of what they revealed about China’s new rich, but also as examples of a new kind of investigative journalism that has become increasingly important for covering a rapidly changing China. The correspondents took advantage of China’s evolution towards a more open, internationally engaged, market-style economy to unravel a series of complex, opaque, often hidden set of business dealings reaching to the highest levels in the People’s Republic.

The behind-the-scenes story of the journalists who conducted the investigations -- and faced the dramatic, controversial, and often frightening consequences -- is the subject of “Follow the Money.” Based on extensive interviews with most of the leading figures involved, the film chronicles the emergence of a new kind of journalism that will become increasingly crucial as reporters -- and the public at large -- seek to understand the dynamics of a new, wealthy, and increasingly powerful China.

“Follow the Money” is the final episode of Assignment China, a 12-part series chronicling the history of American correspondents in China from the 1940s to the present day produced by the U.S.-China Institute at the University of Southern California. The lead reporter is Mike Chinoy, a senior fellow at the Institute and former CNN Beijing bureau chief and senior asia correspondent.


Moderators
avatar for Ying Chan

Ying Chan

Founder & Honorary Professor, Hong Kong University
Ying is a writer, educator, and the founding director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, at Hong Kong University. As an academic unit of HKU, the JMSC offers professional graduate and undergraduate degrees in journalism, and MPhil and PhD degrees. She was also the founding dean (2003-2011) of the journalism school at Shantou University in China. | Prior to joining HKU in 1998, Ying Chan spent 23 years working as a... Read More →
avatar for Christine Engh

Christine Engh

Sub editor, Aftenposten
Christine Engh is sub editor at Norway's leading quality newspaper, Aftenposten. | She is chief programmer for the Investigative Film Festival at GIJC-2015.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Chinoy

Mike Chinoy

Senior fellow, USC U.S.-China Institute
Mike Chinoy was CNN's Senior Asia Correspondent and served as a foreign correspondent for more than thirty years. After joining CNN at its London bureau in 1983, Chinoy served as Beijing Bureau Chief from 1987 to 1995. During that time he covered the 1989 events at Tiananmen Square, earning the CableACE, duPont and Peabody awards. He was also Hong Kong Bureau Chief for five years. His other awards include the Silver Medal from the New York Film... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 20:00 - 21:15
Lillehammer 3 (Presentations/Panels)

21:15

India's Daughter

http://indiasdaughter.com/home/

When the news of the ‘India’s Daughter’ (Jyoti Singh) gang-rape hit our TV screens around the world in mid December 2012, I was as shocked and upset as we all are when faced with such brazen abandon of the norms of ‘civilised’ society. I knew that violent and brutal rapes happen all the over the world with horrifying and relentless frequency.

What moved and compelled me to commit to the harrowing and difficult journey of making this film was not so much the horror of this rape, but the optimism occasioned by the events that followed the rape – the reports of protesters, in unprecedented numbers, braving the December freeze for over a month, in response to this heinous crime. It was the ordinary men and women of India who withstood the onslaught of tear gas shells, lathi charges, and water cannons, to make their cry of ‘enough is enough’ heard with such extraordinary forbearance, commitment and passion, that inspired me to action. This was an ‘Arab spring for Gender Equality”, and it occurred to me that in my lifetime I had never witnessed any other country make such a stand for ‘me’, for my rights as a woman. I felt compelled to bend my skills, my energies and whatever talents I may have in my field of work (film-making) to amplify those determined and hopeful voices who cried “enough is enough”.

 When we look at the worldwide statistics of rape and violence against women in general, India comes off pretty badly. But I think it is important to bear in mind that this is by no means an India-centric problem. Far from it. Patriarchy, discrimination against, and devaluation of women is rife the world over. The statistics which roll at the end of the film bear witness to that. In my own country, the UK, 33% – that’s 1 in 3 – young girls aged between 13 and 17 have experienced sexual violence. One woman in 5, globally, will be raped or be a victim of attempted rape, and 1 in 3, globally, is beaten, forced into sex, or abused. I have been raped.

 One of the more startling aspects of “INDIA’s DAUGHTER” is an unprecedented confession in custody from one of the rapists in this case. We filmed him in Tihar Jail, Delhi, after his conviction. This interview has afforded crucial insight into the mindset of the men who committed the rape, and presents a wider in-depth exploration of the patriarchal society and culture which seeds and encourages violence against women. With understanding comes the possibility of change.

 What chilled and depressed me most of all through the time I spent making the film, was the realisation when I met the rapists in prison, that these were ordinary, apparently normal and ‘unremarkable’ men. The horrifying details of the rape – the pulling out of Jyoti’s intestines with bare hands -- had led me to expect deranged monsters. It would be easier to process this heinous crime, if they were monsters, the ‘rotten apples in the barrel’, aberrant in nature. Perhaps then, those of us who believe that capital punishment serves a purpose, and I am not amongst them, could wring their hands in relief when they are hanged. For me the truth couldn’t be further from this – and perhaps their hanging will even mask the real problem, which is that it is society itself and our shared culture when it comes to attitudes to women, that is responsible for these men and for their actions.

 An equally chilling and shocking aspect of the film lies in the contribution to it by the defence lawyers, so called ‘educated’ men. It is this, even more than the horrifying lack of remorse and self-justification of the rapists, that confounds viewers and makes them utterly furious. ML Sharma: “We have the best culture. In our culture there is no place for a woman”. AP Singh (the other defence lawyer in the case): “If my daughter indulged in pre-marital relations, I would take her to my farmhouse and in front of my whole family, I would pour petrol on her and burn her alive”.

Jyoti herself, who fought tooth and nail to afford her further education, was determined to work towards changing her society’s attitudes to girls and women. Her motto, according to her closest friends was: “Don’t think you are a ‘girl’: what a boy can do, we can do!” and she’d often express her conviction that the biggest problem in India was ‘mentality’ – that people have fixed and stereotyped notions about the differences between girls and boys, which limit girls lives and infringe their rights. Tragically, it was the very values and attitudes that she decried, and strived against in whatever way she could, which destroyed her. This film pays tribute to her remarkable and inspiring short life, and it looks through the specifics of this case to shine a bright light on what fuels rape and violence against women.

 If anything positive can be said to have come out of the horror of this event, it is the awakening amongst women and men alike in India and the world to the issue of violence against women. This particular gang rape has been a huge turning point. The case has been a catalyst for change, and the protesters forced government to at least introduce some immediate measures in response to their call. Not enough, but a start. Ultimately, the film is optimistic – as Leila Seth says towards the end of the film: “These things will change. It’s only a question of how hard we push”. The massive public response to the incident bears witness to an attitudinal change on the horizon, a resetting of the moral compass.

 All of us who care about those who bear us and who are (or should be) half our world, should stand up now with courage and commitment and demand this long overdue change. I hope with all my heart that this film will prove to be the powerful tool for change I meant it to be. And for this, we need you. Please join hands with our campaign and lend your energies, ideas, and voice to support this push for change.


Moderators
avatar for Christine Engh

Christine Engh

Sub editor, Aftenposten
Christine Engh is sub editor at Norway's leading quality newspaper, Aftenposten. | She is chief programmer for the Investigative Film Festival at GIJC-2015.

Speakers
avatar for Leslee Udwin

Leslee Udwin

Documentary filmmaker, Assassin Films
Leslee Udwin is an independent British filmmaker based in London. No stranger to campaigning films which proved to be powerful tools for change, she produced “Who Bombed Birmingham” (starring John Hurt, for Granada/HBO) which directly led to the release of the ‘Birmingham Six’ after 17 years of wrongful imprisonment, as well as “Sitting Targets” (BBC Screen 2) which chronicled her real life struggles against... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 21:15 - 22:30
Lillehammer 3 (Presentations/Panels)

22:00

The Muckrakers Live!
If you’ve been to any of the four last GIJCs, chances are you saw GIJN’s own band, The Muckrakers. Formed at a jam at the first Lillehammer conference in 2008, the R&B group went on to play to packed crowds from around the world in Geneva, Kiev, and Rio. The international band — featuring Ana Simonovska on vocals (Macedonia), Mark Hunter on guitar (France/US), Dave Kaplan on harmonica (US), and Geir Aage Vollan on bass (Norway) — will return with its original cast to where it all began.

Bring your dancing shoes and come party as The Muckrakers burn through a set list of great R&B, boogie woogie, and rockin' blues, from Aretha and Ray Charles to Dylan and The Stones.


Friday October 9, 2015 22:00 - Saturday October 10, 2015 01:00
Park Dancing
 
Saturday, October 10
 

09:00

Data Track: Chat Encryption 1

Here's how to securely communicate with sources and colleagues around the world. This session will teach you how to establish encrypted chat. We will create a DuckDuckGo account, install Pidgin (PC) or Audium (Mac) and the Off The Record (OTR) plugin. Finally, we will exchange fingerprints and talk about general security surrounding the use of encrypted chat. Mac and PC.


Speakers
avatar for Smari McCarthy

Smari McCarthy

Chief technologist, OCCRP
Smári McCarthy is chief technologist at the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. He lives at the intersection between politics and technology, working and writing on free software, information security, privacy, free speech, transparency and other related issues. He is a board member of the International Modern Media Institute and chairman of the European Pirate Party. He previously co-founded Mailpile, the Icelandic Pirate... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 09:00 - 10:00
Messanin (Data Hands-On)

09:00

Data Track: Mapping with CartoDB 1

In the two CartoDB sessions you'll learn how to create interactive maps for the web with a free tool. CartoDB is an online application, and you won't have to install anything on your computer.

In this first session you'll be introduced to CartoDB. We will geocode addresses and create maps with points. You'll learn the basic map operations. We'll style the map and the info windows and make the map ready for publishing.

Bring your laptop to the session

Speakers
avatar for Tommy Kaas

Tommy Kaas

Editor, Kaas og Mulvad
Tommy Kaas is a datajournalist, analyst, trainer and co-founder of Kaas & Mulvad, a private company founded in 2007. He was co-founder of DICAR – the Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting. He has a background in journalism and has previously worked as an assistant managing editor. | Twitter: @tbkaas


Saturday October 10, 2015 09:00 - 10:00
Weidemann 4 (Data Hands-On)

09:00

Data Track: Structured Query Language (SQL) for Reporters 1

Get help with software downloading in the Data Pub Thursday 4.30-6.00 p.m.
All data journalists can benefit from learning Structured Query Language or SQL, the language behind database managers. Whether you're hunting for evidence in large databases, needing to mash data tables together, or building an interactive database for your news organization, SQL is a tool for making these data skills possible. This course introduces SQL with an emphasis on how it can help reporters manage data for deeper investigative dives into that data.

These sessions introduce the SQL model and cover the basics of writing SQL queries. Familiarity with spreadsheets is helpful but no experience with SQL or databases is assumed.

Attendees should install software before the session, and they can get installation help at the Data Pub Thursday between 4.30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Microsoft Access is the way to start and it’s only available on Windows.
If not Access, the Windows users should either install SQL Server Express 2014 found here:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42299.

They should select ExpressAdv 32BIT\SQLEXPRADV_x86_ENU.exe for the correct 32-bit installer or ExpressAdv 64BIT\SQLEXPRADV_x64_ENU.exe for the correct 64-bit installer. If they’re not sure which to use, then have them install the 32-bit by default. The software is free but not open source.
Or they can go open source (and free) by installing PostgreSQL from herehttp://www.postgresql.org/download/.  From that page, there are both 32-bit and 64-bit installers. Once PostgreSQL is installed, they should next install Navicat on top of that found here: http://www.navicat.com/download/navicat-for-postgresql. They’ll have to use the 14-day trial version unless they want to purchase it outright.

For Mac users, we’re recommending PostgreSQL for Mac followed by Navicat on top of that. PostreSQL is found here http://www.enterprisedb.com/products-services-training/pgdownload#osx  and Navicat here: http://www.navicat.com/download/navicat-for-postgresql.

You can get installation help at the Data Pub Thursday between 3 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. 


Speakers
avatar for David Donald

David Donald

Data Editor, Investigative Reporting Workshop
David Donald is Data Editor at the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University and Data Journalist in Residence at AU's School of Communication. Previously, he has been Data Editor at the Center for Public Integrity and Training Director at Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting. His work has received two Philip Meyer Awards for the best use of social science methods in... Read More →
avatar for Luuk Sengers

Luuk Sengers

Trainer, Lecturer, Investigative Journalist, Freelance journalist
Luuk Sengers Luuk Sengers is docent onderzoeksjournalistiek, onder meer aan de opleiding Internationale Research Journalistiek(IRJ). Daarnaast traint en adviseert hij professionals in het gebruik van onderzoekstechnieken. Samen met Mark Lee Hunter ontwikkelde Sengers de internationaal gewaardeerde Story-Based Inquiry methode, een systematische en snelle manier om onderzoek te doen.


Saturday October 10, 2015 09:00 - 10:00
Birkebeiner 1 (Data Hands-On)

09:00

Data track: MH17 : The Truth at Last?

Ahead of the October 13th publication of the first official report into the downing of Flight MH17 in Ukraine, award winning investigative journalist Eliot Higgins reviews the open source evidence of who was responsible, the claims made by the Russian government, what it all means in the context of the first official report, and how open source and social media investigation has played a key role in helping us understand what happened in Ukraine on July 17th 2014..

This sessions is a one of three sessions about Verification Handbook, supported by European Journalism Centre, EJC.


Moderators
avatar for Rina Tsubaki

Rina Tsubaki

Project Lead, European Journalism Centre
Rina Tsubaki leads and manages the Verification Handbook and Emergency Journalism initiatives at the European Journalism Centre in the Netherlands. Emergency Journalism brings together resources for media professionals reporting in and about volatile situations in the digital age, and she has frequently spoken on these topics at events, including a U.N. meeting. Previously, she managed several projects focusing on the role of citizens in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eliot Higgins

Eliot Higgins

Founder, Bellingcat
Eliot Higgins, pseudonym Brown Moses (from the Frank Zappa song), is an English blogger and online researcher. His Brown Moses Blog, which studies open source information from sites such as YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, has become a key source of information for journalists worldwide on the weapons being used in the Syrian civil war. Some of the videos uncovered and documented by Brown Moses include the use of cluster bombs in 2012, which the... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 09:00 - 10:00
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)

09:00

Investigative Reporting in Repressive Regimes

Angolan investigative reporter and anti-corruption activist Rafael Marques de Morais is editor of the newssite MakaAngola  and author of the book “Blood Diamonds; Corruption and Torture in Angola.” In his book, Marques de Morais accuses some of Angolas top generals of human rights violations and corruption, an accusation that recently led to him being convicted for “defamation.” Marques de Morais has received several awards for his work, in March he received the Freedom of Expression award from the UK-based Index on Censorship.


Moderators
avatar for Patrick Butler

Patrick Butler

Vice President, International Center for Journalists
Patrick Butler is Vice President for Programs at the International Center for Journalists, a non-profit organization that works to improve the skills and standards of journalists and media around the world. He oversees the development and execution of ICFJ programs and supervises program personnel, as well as conducting training himself. He was previously program director and director of training at ICFJ. | | He has worked as a reporter... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rafael Marques de Morais

Rafael Marques de Morais

Editor, Maka Angola
Rafael Marques de Morais is the editor of Maka Angola. Hes an investigative journalist and anti-corruption activist from Angola. Educated at Oxford he began his career in journalism in the state-owned newspaper “Jornal de Angola” but was soon fired for his articles critical of president Jose Eduardo dos Santos. In 1999 his articles also landed him in jail for the first time. He has since gone on doing work on human rights abuses... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 09:00 - 10:00
Lillehammer 1-2 (Keynote hall)

10:00

Coffee break
Saturday October 10, 2015 10:00 - 10:30
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10:30

Roundtable: Creating and Maintaining an Investigative Journalism Curriculum
This roundtable will explore how to create and maintain investigative journalism curricula in universities. It is expected to not only offer examples and experiences but to also be a wide-ranging conversation with all those in attendance. Notes will be taken and shared after the conference.

Moderators
avatar for Anton Harber

Anton Harber

Caxton Professor of Journalism, University of the Witwatersrand
Anton Harber is the Caxton Professor of Journalism and Media Studies and Director of the Journalism Programme at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Harber was a founder and editor of the anti-apartheid Weekly Mail (now the Mail & Guardian). He is the author of Diepsloot (Jonathan Ball, 2011. He is chair of the Freedom of Expression Institute.

Speakers
avatar for Rosental Alves

Rosental Alves

Professor, University of Texas, Austin
Alves began his academic career in the United States in March 1996, after 27 years as a professional journalist, including seven years as a journalism professor in Brazil. He moved to Austin from Rio de Janeiro, where he was the managing editor and member of the board of directors of Jornal do Brasil, one of the most important Brazilian newspapers. Alves worked for that paper for 23 years.For more than a decade, Alves was a foreign... Read More →
avatar for Ying Chan

Ying Chan

Founder & Honorary Professor, Hong Kong University
Ying is a writer, educator, and the founding director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre, at Hong Kong University. As an academic unit of HKU, the JMSC offers professional graduate and undergraduate degrees in journalism, and MPhil and PhD degrees. She was also the founding dean (2003-2011) of the journalism school at Shantou University in China. | Prior to joining HKU in 1998, Ying Chan spent 23 years working as a... Read More →
avatar for Zhan Jiang

Zhan Jiang

Professor, School of International Journalism and Communication, Beiijing Foreign Studies University
Prof. Zhan Jiang works at School of International Journalism and Communication, Beijing Foreign Studies University. He is also the adjunct professor at Sun Yat-Sen University and South China University of Technology. Prof. Zhan previously served as professor and director of Journalism and Communication Department, China Youth University of Political Studies. His research interests include: media law and media ethics, theories and history of... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Troll (Academic track)

10:30

How To Investigate Modern Slavery

Reporting On Modern Day Slavery – Lessons We Learned

The aim of this talk is to instruct others, to learn from our successes and failures and to alert them to the best ways of reporting the issue.

Irish investigative reporter Sean O'Driscoll focuses on conditions for migrant workers in the Gulf states and gives insight into the realities of police surveillance, media bribery, harassment and deportation in these countries.

O'Driscoll was himself deported from the United Arab Emirates in October 2014 after beeing tailed for months by pursuit cars, bribed, propositioned to spy on other foreign journalists and possibly traced by way of his cell phone. Read more on that in this Newsweek article.

Tobore Ovuoire from Nigeria's Premium Times went undercover to unravel how trafficking rings operate as proper organised crime syndicates.


Moderators
avatar for Sidsel Wold

Sidsel Wold

Journalist, NRK
Sidsel Wold is a foreign affairs reporter at NRK, the main public non-commercial TV&Radio-station in Norway.She studied European history, political Science and Russian language & litterature at the University in Oslo before she graduated at the Journalism School in Oslo in 1990.Wold has ben a general news reporter at NRK Radio, reporter at the foreign news desk, freelancer in Jerusalm for NRK between 2003 and 2004 and Middle East... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tobore Ovuorie

Tobore Ovuorie

Investigative journalist, Premium Times
Tobore Ovuorie is a dogged multiple-award winning investigative and health journalist with several years of experience covering health, politics, foreign, women, fashion, crime and business beats. She mainly investigates human rights abuses, corruption, health and regulatory failures. Currently, she is a senior investigative reporter with Premium Times, Nigeria’s most vibrant online news medium. | | Her educational background in English... Read More →
avatar for Sean O’Driscoll

Sean O’Driscoll

Journalist, The Times
Sean O’Driscoll is an investigative journalist who worked for four years in the UAE. His investigations into migrant worker rights have appeared in the Guardian, the New York Times, The Sunday Times and other publications. He was deported from the UAE in October, 2014 and is now a staff member of the UK Times newspaper. He is currently working on a documentary for Vice-HBO on the treatment of construction workers in the UAE and a BBC... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Lillehammer 1-2 (Keynote hall)

10:30

Data Track: Chat Encryption 2

Here's how to securely communicate with sources and colleagues around the world. This session will teach you how to establish encrypted chat. We will create a DuckDuckGo account, install Pidgin (PC) or Audium (Mac) and the Off The Record (OTR) plugin. Finally, we will exchange fingerprints and talk about general security surrounding the use of encrypted chat. Mac and PC..


Speakers
avatar for Smari McCarthy

Smari McCarthy

Chief technologist, OCCRP
Smári McCarthy is chief technologist at the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. He lives at the intersection between politics and technology, working and writing on free software, information security, privacy, free speech, transparency and other related issues. He is a board member of the International Modern Media Institute and chairman of the European Pirate Party. He previously co-founded Mailpile, the Icelandic Pirate... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Messanin (Data Hands-On)

10:30

Data Track: Mapping with CartoDB 2

In this second of two sessions you'll learn to use more features in CartoDB. You will see how to create a cloropleth map like this, and we will style the polygons so the different colors reflect different values in the dataset, we are visualizing. We will merge datasets inside CartoDB, a technique which will make it easy to upload datasets, and based on those create cloropleth maps. We'll also create visualizations using several maps. To join this session you must attend session 1 or have a basic knowledge of CartoDB.

Bring your own laptop to the session.


Speakers
avatar for Tommy Kaas

Tommy Kaas

Editor, Kaas og Mulvad
Tommy Kaas is a datajournalist, analyst, trainer and co-founder of Kaas & Mulvad, a private company founded in 2007. He was co-founder of DICAR – the Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting. He has a background in journalism and has previously worked as an assistant managing editor. | Twitter: @tbkaas


Saturday October 10, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Weidemann 4 (Data Hands-On)

10:30

Data Track: Structured Query Language (SQL) for Reporters 2

Get help with software downloading in the Data Pub Thursday 4.30-6.00 p.m.

This session builds on skills learned in Structured Query Language for Reporters 1. Now that you've written your first SQL queries, expand you analytical power by learning to summarize and aggregate your data through SQL queries. We'll emphasize how SQL commands help you find evidence for your investigations in larger databases.


Speakers
avatar for David Donald

David Donald

Data Editor, Investigative Reporting Workshop
David Donald is Data Editor at the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University and Data Journalist in Residence at AU's School of Communication. Previously, he has been Data Editor at the Center for Public Integrity and Training Director at Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting. His work has received two Philip Meyer Awards for the best use of social science methods in... Read More →
avatar for Luuk Sengers

Luuk Sengers

Trainer, Lecturer, Investigative Journalist, Freelance journalist
Luuk Sengers Luuk Sengers is docent onderzoeksjournalistiek, onder meer aan de opleiding Internationale Research Journalistiek(IRJ). Daarnaast traint en adviseert hij professionals in het gebruik van onderzoekstechnieken. Samen met Mark Lee Hunter ontwikkelde Sengers de internationaal gewaardeerde Story-Based Inquiry methode, een systematische en snelle manier om onderzoek te doen.


Saturday October 10, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Birkebeiner 1 (Data Hands-On)

10:30

Data Track: Trust Your Data? Learn How To Evaluate It!
Never before have journalists had so much access to information to investigate. The rise in the volume and speed of data production might be overwhelming for many journalists, many of whom are not used to using large amounts of data for research and storytelling. But the urgency and eagerness to make use of data, and the technology available to process it, should not distract us from our underlying quest for accuracy. This session will show you how to fully capture the value of data and to evaluate its quality.

This sessions is a one of three sessions about Verification Handbook, supported by the European Journalism Centre (EJC).

Moderators
avatar for Rina Tsubaki

Rina Tsubaki

Project Lead, European Journalism Centre
Rina Tsubaki leads and manages the Verification Handbook and Emergency Journalism initiatives at the European Journalism Centre in the Netherlands. Emergency Journalism brings together resources for media professionals reporting in and about volatile situations in the digital age, and she has frequently spoken on these topics at events, including a U.N. meeting. Previously, she managed several projects focusing on the role of citizens in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Giannina Segnini

Giannina Segnini

Journalism Professor, Columbia University
Giannna Segnini heads the Data Concentration Program at The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She was the head of the investigative team at «La Nacion» in Costa Rica. Their investigations has led to prosecution of more than 50 politicians, businessmen and public servants in Costa Rica, UK, USA, France and Finland. Two former presidents in Costa Rica is convicted for corruption. Segnini has been training journalists... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)

10:30

Data Track: Viz for Journalists

While the visual presentation of data has been part of news since its earliest days, it’s in the midst of a renaissance. Building graphics, data visualizations, and complex interactives is quickly becoming a central part of every newsroom’s daily journalism operation. During this session, we'll cover the basics of how to visually tell a clear, honest, and compelling journalistic story with data. We’ll learn how to think about presenting data visually, how and why it works, and how to do it the right way. 


Moderators
avatar for Megan Luther

Megan Luther

Training director, Investigative Reporters and Editors
Megan Luther joined IRE as training director in February 2012. Megan has worked in radio, TV and most recently, newspapers. Before she joined IRE, Megan was a government reporter for the Argus Leader in South Dakota and a computer-assisted reporting specialist for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Previously, she worked at IRE and NICAR in the Database Library while completing her master's degree at the University of Missouri... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lena Groeger

Lena Groeger

News application developer, ProPublica
Lena Groeger is a news applications developer at ProPublica, where she makes interactive graphics and data visualizations. She also teaches data visualization and design at The New School and CUNY. Before joining ProPublica in 2011, Groeger covered health and science at Scientific American and Wired magazine. She is particularly excited about the intersection of cognitive science and design, as well as creating graphics and apps in the public... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Weidemann 5 (Presentations/Panels)

10:30

Fact Check Your Story -- Before It's Too Late

How do journalists avoid pitfalls and mistakes when making investigative stories? The answer is a system of pre-publication quality control.

Together with his investigative team, Nils Hanson has developed a methodological approach to fact-checking and "bullet-proofing" investigative stories that is now being adopted in other newsrooms. Participants will be taught tools to avoid becoming the target of investigations themselves.


Moderators
avatar for Fernando Rodrigues

Fernando Rodrigues

Reporter/Columnist, UOL/Jovem Pan
Fernando Rodrigues, 52, is a Brazilian investigative journalist. Rodrigues is based in Brasília (Brazil’s capital). He has been with the news portal UOL since the year 2000. UOL (www.uol.com.br) is a leading Internet portal in Brazil with 50 million unique visitors traffic (July/2015). |   | As a print media journalist, Rodrigues worked 27 years for "Folha de S.Paulo” as Economics Editor in São Paulo and foreign correspondent in New... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nils Hanson

Nils Hanson

Nils Hanson är projektledare och ansvarig utgivare för Uppdrag granskning, SVT. Han fick ifjol Publicistklubbens stora pris och har även vunnit Guldspaden två gånger. Nils är författare till boken Grävande journalistik (Ordfront) och har föreläst på grävseminarier sedan mitten av 90-talet. Han är även grävgeneral för årets seminarium.


Saturday October 10, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Lillehammer 3 (Presentations/Panels)

10:30

Networking Meet-Up: Reporting on Corruption

Great story projects, investigative techniques, and collaborations have come out of the Global Investigative Journalism Conference since our first meeting in 2001. We know that good networking is key to this. To better connect people, we have arranged a dozen networking sessions, based on interests noted by our attendees in a pre-conference survey.

So here’s a chance to meet your colleagues interested in similar topics. No pressure here: we reserved meeting rooms and asked veteran journalists to host an informal discussion about how we can help each other – through sharing resources, contacts, and story ideas. Be sure to add your name and email to the contact list they pass around so we can follow up!


Moderators
avatar for Oleg Khomenok

Oleg Khomenok

Country Coordinator, SCOOP Ukraine
Oleg Khomenok, GIJN Board member, coordinator of SCOOP project in Ukraine, Senior Media Advisor of Internews Network, has 20 years of experience in journalism, media education, and managing investigative reporting and media support projects in the post-Soviet media environment. Oleg has eight years of experience working as a reporter investigating political campaigns and ethnic minority issues in Crimea. | Coordinating YanukovychLeaks.org... Read More →
avatar for Fredrik Laurin

Fredrik Laurin

Investigative Editor, Sveriges Radio
Fredrik Laurin has been working as a journalist since 1989. He´s currently Special projects Editor at Swedish Television. During fourteen years from 2000 he formed a team with Sven Bergman and Joachim Dyfvermark and was since 2006 working with them as an investigative reporter/producer for Sweden’s main investigative Programme "Uppdrag granskning" at SVT - Swedish Television.Before that, Fredrik was an investigative reporter/producer for the... Read More →
avatar for Christine Spolar

Christine Spolar

Investigative editor, Financial Times
Christine Spolar is the investigations editor at the Financial Times. She began the investigations team in 2011 and works with reporters in London, the US, Europe and China. A series on Chinese investment in Europe was among those honoured as Business Team of the Year at the British Press Awards in 2015. She has been a foreign correspondent and an investigative reporter and she has worked in television, web and print.

Saturday October 10, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Meetingroom Grande Basement, next to the gym

10:30

New Models and Startups
What are the secrets of successful startups? What new models can we apply to create viable homes for investigative journalism? We've brought together four great minds working on these issues, with plenty of tips for those ready to launch investigative newsrooms, online publications, cross-border projects, training centers, and more. Teun Gautier will talk about the results of a new study on new models, drawing on his own extensive experience with startups. Kim Yong Jin will explain the success of Newstapa, Korea's video-based investigative nonprofit, which has more than 30,000 dues-paying members. And Correct!v's Christan Humborg will talk about the group's ambitious business plans to ensure that Germany's first nonprofit investigative newsroom is sustainable. Tying it all together will be Reg Chua, Thomson Reuters' Data and Innovation Editor.

Moderators
avatar for Reg Chua

Reg Chua

Executive Editor, Editorial Operations, Data and Innovation, Thomson Reuters
Reg Chua has been a journalist for more than a quarter of a century, working in print, electronic media, television and radio. He’s currently Executive Editor, Editorial Operations, Data and Innovation at Thomson Reuters, based in New York. From July 2009 to March 2011, he was Editor-in-Chief of the South China Morning Post, responsible for the editorial operations of the Hong Kong-based news media company.  Prior to that, he... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Teun Gautier

Teun Gautier

Owner, Gautier CIMC
Teun will speak about a recent international study he was involved in, adressing the transition to new models and identified 52 ways to make money with journalism. He is currently involved with launched the House of Journalism, a cooperation for independent journalists and collectives. Teun Gautier started his career with Reed Exhibitions in the US. After transferring back to The Netherlands he became the CEO of the Reed operations there, and... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Christian Humborg

Dr. Christian Humborg

Kaufmännischer Geschäftsführer, Correctiv
Dr. Christian Humborg ist kaufmännischer Geschäftsführer von correctiv.org. Er war von 2007 bis 2014 Geschäftsführer der Antikorruptionsorganisation Transparency International Deutschland e.V. Zuvor war er acht Jahre in der Wirtschaft tätig. Christian hat in Konstanz und Leiden studiert und wurde in Betriebswirtschaftslehre promoviert. In all den Jahren hat er in Berlin, Kapstadt, Frankfurt und London... Read More →
avatar for Yongjin Kim

Yongjin Kim

Editor-in-Chief, Newstapa
Yongjin Kim, Korea, is co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Korea Center for Investigative Journalism (KCIJ), the first nonprofit online investigative reporting organization in South Korea. He started his career as a journalist in 1987 at Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), a public broadcasting corporation. He mostly covered police, courts, labor and media. He exposed that the national spy agency had helped big corporations block people... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Weidemann 3 (Presentations/Panels)

10:30

Masterclass: Smartmojo 101 Guerrilla Workshop
Limited Capacity filling up

Mojo Masterclass – As journalism becomes increasingly competitive, mainstream or community journalists need a broader digital storytelling skillset.

They especially need to know how to mojo – to use smart devices to create user generated stories (UGS). 

The Smartmojo 101 Guerrilla Workshop is a three-hour fast track introduction to mobile journalism. Participants will learn how to shoot a basic sequence, use natural light, receive tips on recording clean audio, and learn how to edit this into a short UGS—all on their iPhone.

This is a practical mojo workshop and you’ll need an iPhone loaded with the iMovie app.

Go Mojo!


Speakers
avatar for Ivo Burum

Ivo Burum

Journalist, author and TV producer, Burum Media
Ivo Burum is an Australia based journalist, author and award-winning television producer. He has more than 30 years of experience producing in excess of 2500 hours of prime time programing across genres. This includes frontline international current affairs series, such as Foreign Correspondent and, as executive producer, more than 550 hours of nightly fast turn around public affairs TV. | A pioneer in mobile journalism, Ivo has taught mojo to... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 10:30 - 13:30
Møterom B Under reception desk

11:30

BREAK
Saturday October 10, 2015 11:30 - 12:00
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12:00

New Approaches in Teaching Journalism and Stories

In this session Eggert will discuss training consists of ‘attendance’ phases and ‘e-learning’ phases and proposing that blended learning can enrich continued training for working journalists and make it more efficient. He will share with the audience the design of our blended learning courses, the topics covered and the electronic tools usde. The presentation will include an evaluation of participants’ performance after attending a course, and he will present and discuss the hypothesis of why blended learning increases the efficiency of any training for working journalists. Metze will describe work over the past 4 years in which an experienced Dutch investigative journalist and a small, respected weekly, developed a 6-month training program called The Investigative Teaching Lab, from which theysubsequently developed a non-profit platform for investigative journalism. The core principles of the effort are teamwork and a multi-method, multi-perspective approach to investigative journalism. In the teaching lab, teams of 4 to 6 participants study, discuss and work on one big investigation. He will present on the opportunities, challenges and results of the methodology and using the same principles for developing a nonprofit business model.


Speakers
avatar for Werner Eggert

Werner Eggert

Managing Director, Interlink Academy
Werner is the Founding Director of Interlink, and also works as a media consultant and journalism trainer for various institutions in Germany and abroad. Werner has been active in international media development for more than twenty years. He has recently established several e-learning projects for Deutsche Welle Akademie, and from 2010 to 2014 was at the helm of Bertelsmann's innovative Intajour project. Earlier, he was the Editor-in Chief of... Read More →
avatar for Marcel Metze

Marcel Metze

Editor-in-chief, Metze Research
Helping young journalists to discover what investigative journalism is all about.



Saturday October 10, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
Troll (Academic track)

12:00

Data Track: Mapping with Arc 1

Get help with Sofware downloading Friday 4.00-5.00 p.m. in the Data Pub.

This class will introduce you to analyzing data for stories by using mapping software. More than just a pretty picture, mapping software can help you uncover stories that others miss.

The sessions will use ArcGIS Online. You will get free licenses so you can use the software when you return to your home country.

This class is divided into two parts. Each session is one-hour long. You are not expected to have any mapping skills beforehand, but if you know how to use a spreadsheet, that would be helpful. 


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

Senior Editor, Center of Investigative Reporting
Jennifer LaFleur is senior editor for data journalism at The Center for Investigative Reporting. Previously, she was the director of computer-assisted reporting at ProPublica and has held similar roles at The Dallas Morning News, the San Jose Mercury News and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She was the first training director for Investigative Reporters and Editors. She has won awards for her coverage of disability, legal and open... Read More →
avatar for Andy Lehren

Andy Lehren

Reporter, New York Times
Andrew W. Lehren is a Reporter at The New York Times, and has worked on a range of national, international, and investigative stories. He was one of the newspaper’s lead Reporters analyzing the Wikileaks trove of diplomatic cables, Afghanistan and Iraq war logs, and Guantanamo detainee dossiers. Highlights from those stories were compiled into a bestselling book, Open Secrets. He contributed to the Pulitzer Prize-winning series that examined... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
Weidemann 4 (Data Hands-On)

12:00

Data Track: Simple Visualizations with Datawrapper
Do you crave a visualization tool that won't take much of your time on a busy election night? Or while publishing a breaking story? Datawrapper is a simple yet effective tool for creating interactive charts. It’s easy to learn even for the up-and-coming data journalist. In this hands-on session, you will import data into Datawrapper, refine the design of the charts, and then embedd them.

Participants should create a free account at datawrapper.de prior to the session.

Speakers
avatar for Anuška Delić

Anuška Delić

Journalist, DeloData project leader, Delo daily
Investigative and data journalist with Slovenia's leading daily broadsheet newspaper Delo. There Delić leads DeloData, a project aimed at establishing and developing data journalism within Delo's newsroom. | | Delić, who has recently been in a court trial for allegedly publishing classified information of the Intelligence Agency, is also among the most prolific freedom of information requesters in Slovenia. She is team leader of The... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
Messanin (Data Hands-On)

12:00

Data Track: Structured Query Language (SQL) for Reporters 3

Get help with software downloading in the Data Pub Thursday 4.30-6.00 p.m.

This final SQL session, again building on skills learned in Structure Query Language for Reporters 1 and 2, shows how to write SQL queries that join separate data tables and databases together for more powerful investigative analysis.

 


Speakers
avatar for David Donald

David Donald

Data Editor, Investigative Reporting Workshop
David Donald is Data Editor at the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University and Data Journalist in Residence at AU's School of Communication. Previously, he has been Data Editor at the Center for Public Integrity and Training Director at Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting. His work has received two Philip Meyer Awards for the best use of social science methods in... Read More →
avatar for Luuk Sengers

Luuk Sengers

Trainer, Lecturer, Investigative Journalist, Freelance journalist
Luuk Sengers Luuk Sengers is docent onderzoeksjournalistiek, onder meer aan de opleiding Internationale Research Journalistiek(IRJ). Daarnaast traint en adviseert hij professionals in het gebruik van onderzoekstechnieken. Samen met Mark Lee Hunter ontwikkelde Sengers de internationaal gewaardeerde Story-Based Inquiry methode, een systematische en snelle manier om onderzoek te doen.


Saturday October 10, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
Birkebeiner 1 (Data Hands-On)

12:00

Data Track: Web Search under Pressure

It’s Friday 16.00 hrs.
The news broke that Jihadi John, ISIS-executioner, is Mohammed Emwazi and lived in a normal house in London. How do you find his family? How do you find videos from inside his house? How do you proove that his brother has ties to ISIS? And how do you do this all in twohours? Or how do you find out, hours before the news broke, that a German pilot probably committed suicide? Henk van Ess will show you actual research he did for the Daily Telegraph and Die Welt.


Moderators
avatar for Eva Jung

Eva Jung

Journalist, Berlingske
Eva Jung is a reporter with the investigative team at the daily Berlingske in Copenhagen, Denmark, and is vice chair of The Danish Association for Investigative Journalism. Among other things, she has reported the first case of matchfixing in Danish football and unvealed how the catholic church of Denmark kept sexual assaults hidden from the public for decades. In 2015 the project #Tracked (#Sporet in Danish), mapping all personal metadata of two... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Henk van Ess

Henk van Ess

Lecturer, Social Media & Internet Intelligence
Dutch born Henk van Ess is obsessed by finding news in data.  European media houses, like Axel Springer, Persgroep, European Broadcasting Union and Schibsted love his literal and lateral thinking and hire Henk on a regular basis to spill his secrets. He rarely appears in public conferences, so this is your chance to find out the best tricks in internet research. Links: | LinkedIn profile | Henk van Ess on Twitter


Saturday October 10, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)

12:00

How to Investigate Disasters
Three investigative reporters presents how to investigate disasters.

Shaking Things Up - Looking at this year's Nepal earthquake reporting before, during and after disasters.

Editor Kunda Dixit in Nepali Times was in the midst of it when the earth started shaking in his hometown Kathmandu.25th of April 2015. The giant 7.8 earthquake caused catastrophic scenes in and around the city.

"An earthquake hitting Kathmandu Valley is like all-out nuclear war. If you think about it too much you’ll go mad", he wrote in his blog EastWest in January 2010. Repeatedly he had written about the threath of The Big One that was sure to hit Nepal - again.

The tsunami and the nuclear disaster

Chief investigative Correspondent at Japanese broadcaster NHK, Yoichiro Tateiwa, focuses on how his team of Nuclear Watch uncovers what’s happening in Fukushima Daiichi.  The TV station ran a story featuring the CEO of Tokyo Electric Power Company thinking that Japanese government set schedule of the decommissioning process is not realistic.

The story was followed by criticism against government in the Diet session and the government later revised the schedule. NHK also aired the story that things are far from under-control on the day Japanese prime minister made a speech at IOC meeting based on the analysis of what TEPCO disclosed.

A new start-up that intends to stay on the story - for long

Despite the financial challenges it’s facing, the mainstream media, with the help of social media, still does a great job at bringing us breaking news, and some exceptional reporting. 

But we all know its attention span can be very short.  Yet massively important things keep happening in crisis and disaster zones after the spotlight has gone – sometimes the most important things, precisely because the mainstream media has stopped watching. But how can the world address disasters without fully understanding them? 

The new start-up Coda are designing a new model of covering disasters and crises that will allow journalists to stay on the story, providing deep, intimate insight into complex events that shape our world.    

Moderators
avatar for Yohan Shanmugaratnam

Yohan Shanmugaratnam

Foreign news editor/board member, Klassekampen/SKUP
Yohan Shanmugaratnam is the international news editor at the Norwegian daily Klassekampen, and a SKUP board member. He started working as a journalist in 2004 and has been a Skup board member since 2012.

Speakers
avatar for Natalia Antelava

Natalia Antelava

Journalist and editor, Coda Story
A co-founder of Coda, Natalia is an Emmy-nominee and award winning journalist. Natalia is originally from Tbilisi, Georgia where she is currently based. She started her career freelancing in West Africa but has since been BBC’s resident correspondent in the Caucasus, Central Asia, Middle East, Washington DC and most recently India. She has reported undercover from Burma, Yemen and Uzbekistan and her investigations into human rights... Read More →
avatar for Kunda Dixit

Kunda Dixit

Editor and director, Nepali Times
A former reporter for the BBC, Kunda Dixit is the founder and editor of Nepali Times, and former chairman of the Centre for Investigative Journalism in Kathmandu. He has written several books, amongst them 'Dateline Earth' on environmental journalism and 'A People War', a trilogy of photo books on the Nepal conflict. | | Twitter: @kundadixit 
avatar for Yoichiro Tateiwa

Yoichiro Tateiwa

Chief Correspondent/ Senior Editor, NHK
Yoichiro Tateiwa is Chief Correspondent at Japan’s public broadcaster, NHK. He is instrumental in connecting NHK with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). One of his final assignments before leaving NHK was based on information gathered from the Panama Papers. He broke a story on the improper dealings of a businessman imprisoned for one of Japan’s biggest pension-fund frauds... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
Lillehammer 1-2 (Keynote hall)

12:00

Documentary Filmmaker and Activist
Documentary filmmaker and activist Leslee Udwin tells about her work in producing India's Daughter.

In her own words:

When the news of the ‘India’s Daughter’ gang-rape hit our TV screens around the world in December 2012, I was as shocked and upset as we all are when faced with such brazen abandon of the norms of ‘civilised’ society. But what moved and compelled me to commit to the harrowing and difficult journey of making this film was not so much the horror of this rape (I knew that violent and brutal rapes happen all the over the world with horrifying and relentless frequency), but the optimism occasioned by the events that followed it. It was the ordinary men and women of India, in unprecedented numbers, who poured out onto the streets, and withstood the onslaught of teargas shells, lathi charges and water canons, to make their cry of ‘enough is enough’ heard with extraordinary forbearance, commitment and passion. This was an “Arab spring for Gender Equality”, and it occurred to me that in my lifetime I had never witnessed any other country make such a stand for my rights as a woman. I felt inspired, and compelled to bend my skills, my energies and whatever talents I may have as a filmmaker to amplify those determined and hopeful voices

When we look at the worldwide statistics of rape and violence against women in general, needless to say India comes off pretty badly. But I think it is important to bear in mind that this is by no means an India-centric problem. Far from it. Patriarchy, discrimination against, and devaluation of women is rife the world over. The statistics which roll at the end of the film bear witness to that. In my own country, the UK, 33% – that’s 1 in 3 – young girls aged between 13 and 17 have experienced sexual violence. One woman in 5, globally, will be raped or be a victim of attempted rape, and 1 in 3, globally, is beaten, forced into sex, or abused. I have been raped.

One of the more startling aspects of “INDIA’s DAUGHTER” is an unprecedented confession in custody from one of the rapists in this case. We filmed him in Tihar Jail, Delhi, after his conviction. This interview has afforded crucial insight into the mindset of the men who committed the rape, and presents a wider in-depth exploration of the patriarchal society and culture which seeds and encourages violence against women. With understanding comes the possibility of change.


Moderators
avatar for Pavla Holcová

Pavla Holcová

Founder, Czech Center for Investigative Journalism
Pavla Holcova is the founder of the Czech Center for Investigative Journalism, where she has investigated cases concerning Serbian organized crime suspects, Montenegrin secret service investments in Prague, money laundering, and offshore companies. Before founding the Czech center, she worked for six years at the People in Need humanitarian and human rights organization as head of the Cuban section. She is a co-recipient of the Global Shining... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Leslee Udwin

Leslee Udwin

Documentary filmmaker, Assassin Films
Leslee Udwin is an independent British filmmaker based in London. No stranger to campaigning films which proved to be powerful tools for change, she produced “Who Bombed Birmingham” (starring John Hurt, for Granada/HBO) which directly led to the release of the ‘Birmingham Six’ after 17 years of wrongful imprisonment, as well as “Sitting Targets” (BBC Screen 2) which chronicled her real life struggles against... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
Weidemann 5 (Presentations/Panels)

12:00

The ABCs of Investigative Journalism

From idea to publishing – this classic session gives you important tips on how to make sure your investigative project becomes a success.
It will give you important tips on how to examine your own idea, how to convince human sources to cooperate with you, how to get the evidence you need, how to demand accountability and how to make sure that everything you publish is accurate, fair and relevant.


Moderators
avatar for Terje Carlsson

Terje Carlsson

Journalist/Chairman, Association for Investigative Journalism in Sweden
Ordförande FGJ.

Speakers
avatar for Nils Hanson

Nils Hanson

Nils Hanson är projektledare och ansvarig utgivare för Uppdrag granskning, SVT. Han fick ifjol Publicistklubbens stora pris och har även vunnit Guldspaden två gånger. Nils är författare till boken Grävande journalistik (Ordfront) och har föreläst på grävseminarier sedan mitten av 90-talet. Han är även grävgeneral för årets seminarium.


Saturday October 10, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
Lillehammer 3 (Presentations/Panels)

12:00

Networking Meet-Up: Data Journalism

Great story projects, investigative techniques, and collaborations have come out of the Global Investigative Journalism Conference since our first meeting in 2001. We know that good networking is key to this. To better connect people, we have arranged a dozen networking sessions, based on interests noted by our attendees in a pre-conference survey.

So here’s a chance to meet your colleagues interested in similar topics. No pressure here: we reserved meeting rooms and asked veteran journalists to host an informal discussion about how we can help each other – through sharing resources, contacts, and story ideas. Be sure to add your name and email to the contact list they pass around so we can follow up!


Moderators
avatar for Brant Houston

Brant Houston

Professor and Knight Chair in Investigative and Enterprise Reporting, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches investigative and data journalism and oversees an online newsroom. He previously was executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors, a group of 5,000 members, and before that an award-winning investigative reporter for 17 years. He is co-founder and chair of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and co-author of... Read More →
avatar for Giannina Segnini

Giannina Segnini

Journalism Professor, Columbia University
Giannna Segnini heads the Data Concentration Program at The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She was the head of the investigative team at «La Nacion» in Costa Rica. Their investigations has led to prosecution of more than 50 politicians, businessmen and public servants in Costa Rica, UK, USA, France and Finland. Two former presidents in Costa Rica is convicted for corruption. Segnini has been training journalists... Read More →

Saturday October 10, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
Meetingroom Grande Basement, next to the gym

12:00

Crowdfunding: Projects, Stories, and Startups
Crowdfunding is the process of convincing typically a large group of people to contribute small sums of money toward a specific project, usually via the Internet. At a time when the media is struggling to fund serious journalism, crowdfunding is helping redefine what's possible -- whether you’re raising money for one story or a new organization. Today, there are hundreds of crowdfunding sites worldwide. Most crowdfunded journalism projects raise modest amounts, but there are some notable big successes. What's the secret to a successful campaign? What tools do you use? Here are journalists with first-hand experience in the field -- from a million-Euro startup in Germany to an investigative center in Brazil and an online publisher in Malaysia.

Moderators
avatar for Gabriela Manuli

Gabriela Manuli

Deputy Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network
Gabriela Manuli, GIJN Deputy Director. A native of Argentina, Gabriela Manuli has been a journalist for more than ten years, working for radio and TV shows, magazines, and newspapers. From 2005 to 2009 she was a member of the investigative reporting team of Perfil Newspaper in Argentina and covered issues such as migration, human rights, and discrimination in Latin America. She also worked as IJNet’s Spanish Editor and Community Manager. As... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nigel Aw

Nigel Aw

Journalist, Malaysiakini
Nigel Aw is a journalist with Malaysiakini, Malaysia's leading independent news site. Earlier this year his work won an award for editorial excellence in investigative reporting from the Hong Kong-based Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA). His winning series was a four-part investigative report titled ‘The rise of the Johor royal family’s business empire,’ which the judges called a “rare and successful attempt to pull... Read More →
avatar for Sebastian Esser

Sebastian Esser

Journalist, Krautreporter
Sebastian Esser is the founder and editor of Krautreporter, a digital magazine in Berlin, Germany. He has been reporting on national politics for Vanity Fair Germany and on the media industry for V.i.S.d.P. magazine. He’s been involved in several news startups, including a crowdfunding platform for journalism. Krautreporter was crowdfunded last year by more than 17.000 people. It has been publishing stories on politics, economics and society... Read More →
avatar for Natalia Viana

Natalia Viana

Co-Director, Pública
Natalia Viana is co-director of Agencia Publica. She was a partner of WikiLeaks in Brazil, coordinating the release of the US embassy cables. She has collaborated with various domestic and international media outlets including: Pacifica Network, PBS (US), the BBC, the Guardian, the Independent (UK), Folha de São Paulo, O Globo, and Carta Capital(Brazil). She was an... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
Weidemann 3 (Presentations/Panels)

13:00

Lunch
Saturday October 10, 2015 13:00 - 14:30
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14:30

Studies on How Investigative Journalists Do Their Work
This session will look at how investigative journalists approach their work from the ethics of involving "fixers" to help with work in foreign lands to how two recent surveys of investigative journalists in the U.S. have provided both demographic details and insight into how and why they do investigative journalism to how New Zealand journalists perform investigations.

Speakers
avatar for James Hollings

James Hollings

Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Massey University
Journalism, big, small, wide, narrow, deep!, After 27 years at it, I still get excited by determined, persistent reporting. I worked as a journalist on newspapers and radio for 18 years, with a special interest in investigation. I now teach on NZ's only Master of Journalism programme, where I supervise the investigative journalism component. I am also a founder of the New Zealand Centre for Investigative Journalism. I have a particular interest... Read More →
avatar for Brant Houston

Brant Houston

Professor and Knight Chair in Investigative and Enterprise Reporting, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches investigative and data journalism and oversees an online newsroom. He previously was executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors, a group of 5,000 members, and before that an award-winning investigative reporter for 17 years. He is co-founder and chair of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and co-author of... Read More →
avatar for Peter Klein

Peter Klein

Journalist and associate professor, UBC Graduate School of Journalism
Peter W. Klein is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and associate professor at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism. He was director of the school 2011-2015.


Saturday October 10, 2015 14:30 - 15:30
Troll (Academic track)

14:30

Investigating Health Issues: Ebola

The most widespread epidemic of Ebola virus disease in global history started in West Africa in December 2013. The mortality rate among infected patient groups was as high as 70 percent in countries like Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. 

Almost two years later more than 11.000 people has succumbed to the virus, and the epidemic has had severe consequences in countries affected.

How did the epidemic spiral out of control? and what kind of challenges do reporters face when covering an unknown and deadly enemy? What kind of lessons can the coverage of an African epidemic teach us about covering the next health emergency?

US journalist Ashoka Mukpo was on assignment in Liberia as a freelance photographer for NBC when he himself contracted Ebola in October 2014. He survived thanks to fast treatment at hospitals in Liberia and the US.

“I think it's important in life to take risks for things that you believe in. But it's also important to keep yourself safe. So, I mean, it's hard to call Ebola a learning experience. But I think that I'm gonna walk away from this with some important lessons for the future”, he told NBC after doctors said he no longer had Ebola in his bloodstream.

Editor Rodney D. Sieh owns and runs Liberia’s FrontPage Africa and will explain how he and his staff was covering the epidemic, and how negliance and bad decisions by the government and local authorities made the situation worse. 

Rosemary Nwaebuni from Nigeria’s Pointer Newspaper focuses on her coverage of “Nigeria and Ebola:  The Success Story

 


Moderators
avatar for Maren Sæbø

Maren Sæbø

Editor/Board Member, Bundu/SKUP
Maren Sæbø is editor of bundu.no - a website on African Affairs in Norwegian, independent journalist and former editor of Verdensmagasinet X. She was educated in South Africa and has worked in several Norwegian newsrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Ashoka Mukpo

Ashoka Mukpo

Freelance journalist and researcher, Freelance
Ashoka Mukpo is a freelance journalist and researcher. From 2012-2014, he was based in Monrovia, Liberia, working as an investigator with a local advocacy organization that monitors extractive industry operations in the country. During the Ebola crisis, he wrote and shot video for a number of news outlets. At the height of the outbreak he contracted the virus and was evacuated to the United States for treatment. His work has appeared in The... Read More →
avatar for Rosemary Nwaebuni

Rosemary Nwaebuni

Investigative Reporter, Pointer Newspaper
Rosemary Nwaebuni is an investigative reporter with the POINTER newspaper in Delta State, Nigeria.  Among her stories is Corruption Paid for in Lives in Nigeria's Delta State, her investigation into the sorry state of health care in her region of Nigeria. | | She has a knack for getting to the root of issues by digging deep through thorough investigation; holding corrupt officials and criminals to account for their actions.  Her... Read More →
avatar for Rodney Sieh

Rodney Sieh

Editor, FrontPage Africa
A veteran journalist of more than two decades, Rodney Sieh is currently the founder and editor of FrontPageAfrica, Liberia’s largest independent print and online daily newspaper of record, which has set a new standard for journalism in Liberia with groundbreaking reporting that has brought down senior government figures and exposed corruption at all levels. In partnership with New Narratives, FrontPage Africa he has also shone a... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 14:30 - 15:30
Lillehammer 1-2 (Keynote hall)

14:30

Investigating on Foreign Ground

How do you conduct a critical investigation on foreign soil? You don’t know the language or landscape, and you still need to protect your sources. How can you film or report, when you "flash" so much that everything stops around you or you risk being arrested? And what's hit and run television?

Award-winning documentarian Tom Heinemann shares practical examples in this session.


Speakers
avatar for Tom Heinemann

Tom Heinemann

Investigative journalist and filmmaker, Heinemann
Tom Heinemann is an independent investigative journalist and filmmaker. He is a two times winner of the “Outstanding Investigative Journalist” of the Danish Association of Investigative Journalism (FUJ) and is the man behind “The Micro Debt”-film that exposed Grameen Bank and “The Carbon Crooks”, a film that explains the carbon trading scheme in the context of a criminal market instead of an environmental project.


Saturday October 10, 2015 14:30 - 15:30
Weidemann 3 (Presentations/Panels)

14:30

Data Track: Creating Timelines 1

Displaying a series of events can be as simple as drawing a straight line. But if you want to get fancier, there are a bunch of other options to display chronologies and storylines. In this workshop, we'll take a tour of current timelines in the wild and walk you through three open-source tools to help you make your own: ProPublica's TimelineSetter, Zach Wise's TimelineJS, and WNYC's Vertical Timeline.


Moderators
avatar for Megan Luther

Megan Luther

Training director, Investigative Reporters and Editors
Megan Luther joined IRE as training director in February 2012. Megan has worked in radio, TV and most recently, newspapers. Before she joined IRE, Megan was a government reporter for the Argus Leader in South Dakota and a computer-assisted reporting specialist for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Previously, she worked at IRE and NICAR in the Database Library while completing her master's degree at the University of Missouri... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lena Groeger

Lena Groeger

News application developer, ProPublica
Lena Groeger is a news applications developer at ProPublica, where she makes interactive graphics and data visualizations. She also teaches data visualization and design at The New School and CUNY. Before joining ProPublica in 2011, Groeger covered health and science at Scientific American and Wired magazine. She is particularly excited about the intersection of cognitive science and design, as well as creating graphics and apps in the public... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 14:30 - 15:30
Birkebeiner 1 (Data Hands-On)

14:30

Data Track: Mapping with Arc 2

Get help with Sofware downloading Friday 4.00-5.00 p.m. in the Data Pub.
This class will introduce you to analyzing data for stories by using mapping software. More than just a pretty picture, mapping software can help you uncover stories that others miss.

The sessions will use ArcGIS Online. You will get free licenses so you can use the software when you return to your home country.

This class is divided into two parts. Each session is one-hour long. You are not expected to have any mapping skills beforehand, but if you know how to use a spreadsheet, that would be helpful. 


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

Senior Editor, Center of Investigative Reporting
Jennifer LaFleur is senior editor for data journalism at The Center for Investigative Reporting. Previously, she was the director of computer-assisted reporting at ProPublica and has held similar roles at The Dallas Morning News, the San Jose Mercury News and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She was the first training director for Investigative Reporters and Editors. She has won awards for her coverage of disability, legal and open... Read More →
avatar for Andy Lehren

Andy Lehren

Reporter, New York Times
Andrew W. Lehren is a Reporter at The New York Times, and has worked on a range of national, international, and investigative stories. He was one of the newspaper’s lead Reporters analyzing the Wikileaks trove of diplomatic cables, Afghanistan and Iraq war logs, and Guantanamo detainee dossiers. Highlights from those stories were compiled into a bestselling book, Open Secrets. He contributed to the Pulitzer Prize-winning series that examined... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 14:30 - 15:30
Weidemann 4 (Data Hands-On)

14:30

Data Track: Python for Scraping 3

An introduction to webscraping with Python: This two-part, hands-on workshop will teach basic newsroom programming concepts using the Python language. We'll cover how to deconstruct a common reporting task -- gathering a table of data from a public website -- and assemble a solution from useful Python libraries that you can use again and again.

Prerequisites: Attendees should be familiar with HTML and the command line and be comfortable with databases and SQL. If you've ever written a string function in Excel ("=left(A2,5)"), you'll be fine.

Python has to be installed at your laptop before the training. Somebody can help you at the “Data Pub” on Thursday.

 


Speakers
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Data Journalist, Investico/One World
Adriana Homolová is a data journalist based in Amsterdam. She works as a data journalist at Investico a platform for investigative journalism and for the print and online magazine One World. She is passionate about coding, vector graphics and investigating government spending.
avatar for Tom Meagher

Tom Meagher

Deputy Managing Editor, The Marshall Project
Tom Meagher is the deputy managing editor of the Marshall Project, a nonprofit, non-partisan news organization covering crime and justice in America. A veteran reporter and editor, he previously led an interactive team for the Digital First Media newspaper chain and was the data editor at the Newark Star-Ledger. His first reporting job was covering night cops for a small daily paper in Kansas. You can find him on Twitter at @ultracasual.


Saturday October 10, 2015 14:30 - 15:30
Messanin (Data Hands-On)

14:30

Data Track: Top Online Techie Tools

BBC’s Internet investigations specialist, Paul Myers, goes through his favourite online research tools. Bring your questions to this informal  romp through Researchville. Learn how to investigate website domain names, reverse IP search and examine IP blocks for parallel websites, find hidden sub-domains, scan a server for hidden photos and use research software, apps and add-ons. 


Moderators
avatar for Kristoffer Egeberg

Kristoffer Egeberg

Journalist, Dagbladet
Kristoffer Egeberg er journalist i Dagbladets. Han kom til avisa i 2002, der han har hatt ulike redaksjonelle roller de siste 14 årene. Hans favorittemaer er forsvars- og sikkerhetspolitikk, samfunnsikkerhet, beredskap, og krisehåndtering. Han ble i fjor tildelt Skup-prisen for «Nigeria-båtene», om Forsvarets tilslørte fartøy-handel med paramilitære selskaper i Vest-Afrika. Han ble også tildelt Internasjonal Reporters IR-pris for samme... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Paul Myers

Paul Myers

Internet research specialist, BBC
Met Paul Myers keert een oude bekende naar de conferentie terug. Al bijna twee decennia is hij een toonaangevende online search specialist.  Hij werkt voor de BBC als onderzoeksjournalist en geeft daarnaast trainingen over onder andere online research, datajournalistiek en omgaan met bewijs aan mensen van onder meer The Guardian, the Times en CNN. Hij blogt voor BBC College of Journalism.


Saturday October 10, 2015 14:30 - 15:30
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)

14:30

Data Pub: Security app for work in dangerous environments

Reporta™ is a security app created by the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) for journalists working in potentially dangerous environments. Designed in consultation with leading journalists and global security experts, Reporta is the only comprehensive global security app created specifically for the media community. The app empowers journalists to take control of their personal safety. Reporta has three key features:

1.     Activate a Check-in system that creates a trail when you are working in potentially dangerous environments.
2.     Create customized Alert messages when you or a colleague may be at risk.
3.     Issue an SOS distress message with one simple touch of the phone.
The free app will be launched for iPhones and Android devices on September 29, it will be available in six languages: Arabic, English, French, Hebrew, Spanish, and Turkish.


Speakers
avatar for Anna Schiller

Anna Schiller

Communications Strategist, International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF)
Anna Schiller is the IWMF’s communications strategist. She manages all aspects of the IWMF’s external communication. Prior to joining the IWMF, Schiller was a Senior Press and Public Diplomacy Officer at the German Embassy in Washington, DC. She was trained in this field at the Delegation of the European Union, also in Washington, DC.As a teenager and later as a college student, Schiller hosted a weekly one-hour show at the local... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 14:30 - 15:30
Bagler'n Data-Pub

14:30

Investigating Environmental Crime: Pirate Fishing

For more than 100 days the Norwegian-built trawler «Thunder» has been chased across three oceans, suspected of fraud and illegal fishing. A secret Interpol mission named «Spillway» is being directed from Norway.” This was the opening lines of a Documentary, published in March this year in the Norwegian Business Daily. For more than three months reporters Eskil Engdal and Kjetil Saeter was in almost daily contact with Sea Shepherd Captain Peter Hammarstedt on the “MV Bob Barker”, who for months followed the poacher “Thunder” from the shadowlands in Antarctica to a wet grave outside West-Africa. During their investigation Engdal and Saeter found mounting evidence that the operations of the notorious poacher was directed from Galicia in Spain. After finding and analyzing hundreds of documents from countries on all continents of the world, talking to law enforcement agencies, private investigators, insurance companies, environmentalists, fishermen and locals in in a notorious fishing village in Galicia, Engdal and Saeter managed to document the history and shady dealings of “Thunder”, its crew and owners. The Longest Chase is a story about the outlaw sea, big money, tax havens, fraud, exploitation of the poor and the emptying of the seas.


Speakers
avatar for Eskil Engdal

Eskil Engdal

Reporter, Dagens Næringsliv
Eskil Engdal (1964) has worked for more than 20 years as a reporter in Dagens Naeringsliv (Norwegian Business Daily). Engdal has covered wars, investigated financial crime and travelled far and wide to tell stories about the good, the bad and the crazy. He has been awarded the International Reporter Award, the Norwegian Golden Pen award and the SKUP award for investigative reporting. Engdal has written two books.
avatar for Juliana Ruhfus

Juliana Ruhfus

Senior presenter, Al Jazeera
Juliana Ruhfus is the senior reporter for Al Jazeera’s “People & Power” investigative and current affairs strand where she has worked since 2006 when her film on Liberian ex-combatants launched the channel’s programming content. Nearly 40 films later she has gone undercover in Turkmenistan and in Cambodian orphanages, produced the five part “Corporations on Trial” series, and her two-part investigation into the trafficking of... Read More →
avatar for Kjetil Sæter

Kjetil Sæter

Reporter, Dagens Næringsliv
Kjetil Saeter (1974) has worked as a reporter in Aftenposten, Finansavisen and Dagens Naeringsliv, where he is currently employed. Saeter has mostly researched and written about financial crime, from small black market schemes in Oslo to dubious billion dollar transactions in international financial markets. He has been awarded the Schibsted Journalism Award and the SKUP award for investigative reporting. Saeter has written one book. 


Saturday October 10, 2015 14:30 - 15:30
Lillehammer 3 (Presentations/Panels)

14:30

Lightning Round: Great Stories You've Never Heard Of

Mysterious suicides in the Amazon, corrupt telecom dealings in Bangladesh, lethal mercenaries in Mozambique, war crimes in Korea, a renegade law in Britain, and a dead Eritrean refugee hanging from a tree in Germany. Meet the people behind ten exciting projects from around the world and learn how they broke their stories.

 


Moderators
avatar for Yohan Shanmugaratnam

Yohan Shanmugaratnam

Foreign news editor/board member, Klassekampen/SKUP
Yohan Shanmugaratnam is the international news editor at the Norwegian daily Klassekampen, and a SKUP board member. He started working as a journalist in 2004 and has been a Skup board member since 2012.

Speakers
avatar for Nisrin Ajab

Nisrin Ajab

Journalist and TV producer, Alarab News Channel
Nisrin Ajab has been a journalist/TV producer in Lebanon since 2004. She has worked with news coverage and production, including hundreds of reports and TV episodes on several TV channels. She also does civil work as an activist and trainer in peace building and peace journalism. Ajab holds a Master’s degree in Media and Communication Sciences from the Lebanese University and has accomplished six Master courses in Peace Building &... Read More →
avatar for Islam Alzeny

Islam Alzeny

TV producer and journalist, Freelance - Thomson Reuters
Islam Alzeny is a TV producer, Investigative reporter and journalist interested in corruption and human rights issues . He has five years of work experience in several media organizations, including international and local television channels and newspapers. Alzeny is also the founder and executive director of “A Corruption Free Society” which has been selected as the best innovative social project to combat corruption in the Middle East... Read More →
avatar for Suchit Chávez

Suchit Chávez

periodista, La Prensa Gráfica
Journalist during the past 11 years, most of them in La Prensa Grafica (El Salvador). Reports and covers violence, security, organized crime and justice system. Have worked with Connectas in alliance with the ICFJ.   | Periodista desde hace 11 años en el área impresa, en La Prensa Gráfica, de El Salvador.
avatar for Mosabber Hossain

Mosabber Hossain

Staff reporter, The Daily Prothom Alo
Mosabber Hossain is staff reporter in the highest circulated Bangladeshi newspaper The Daily Prothom Alo and contributor reporter of Thomson Reuters. He has covered areas like International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh, Telecom, climate, politics, children and social issues. In 2014 he received South Asian Inquirer Investigative Journalism Award by Thomson Foundation for his investigation of financial corruption in the telecom sector in... Read More →
avatar for Shim Inbo

Shim Inbo

Korean Center for Investigative Journalism -- Newstapa
Shim Inbo is on the staff of Newstapa -- The Korean Center for Investigative Journalism, the first nonprofit investigative reporting center in South Korea. He was the chief reporter on Newstapa's biggest project this year, on high ranking Korean officials and their offspring who committed war crimes during the Japanese colonial era, and who were never prosecuted for their acts. Newstapa produced a special webpage for this four-part documentary... Read More →
avatar for Huub Jaspers

Huub Jaspers

Investigative journalist, VPRO Argos
Huub Jaspers specializes in security and defense issues. Since 1996 he works for the radio program Argos, since 2008 as deputy editor-in-chief.He also works for television. Together with Bart Nijpels he made the 60 minute documentary ‘Why Srebrenica had to fall’, broadcasted prime time on 29 June 2015 on Dutch public television NPO 2.Jaspers frequently collaborates with German media, mainly newspapers and television. He also... Read More →
avatar for Jóhann Páll Jóhannsson

Jóhann Páll Jóhannsson

Journalist, Stundin
Jóhann Páll Jóhannsson is an Icelandic journalist and has written for DV and Stundin. Jóhann Páll and his colleague, Jón Bjarki Magnússon, were awarded The Investigative Journalists of the Year 2013 and The Journalists of the Year 2014 by The Journalist Association of Iceland, for their coverage of the poor treatment of asylum-seekers in their home country and “the leaked memo case” which led to the resignation of the Icelandic... Read More →
avatar for Jón Bjarki Magnússon

Jón Bjarki Magnússon

Journalist, Stundin
Jón Bjarki Magnússon is an Icelandic writer and journalist, currently based in Berlin, Germany. He has written for DV, Stundin, The Reykjavik Grapevine and worked on research with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). Jón Bjarki and his colleague, Jóhann Páll Jóhannsson, were awarded The Investigative Journalists of the Year 2013 and The Journalists of the Year 2014 by The Journalist Association of Iceland, for their... Read More →
avatar for Nick Mathiason

Nick Mathiason

Reporter, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Nick Mathiason is a reporter at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) in London. He joined the Bureau in 2011 and has reported extensively on party political funding, the financial lobby, commodities, asset recovery, the supply of affordable housing and the migration crisis. He has been nominated five times for major newspaper awards. He previously worked at the Observer, Guardian and the Big Issue. Nick is also director of Finance... Read More →
avatar for Tobore Ovuorie

Tobore Ovuorie

Investigative journalist, Premium Times
Tobore Ovuorie is a dogged multiple-award winning investigative and health journalist with several years of experience covering health, politics, foreign, women, fashion, crime and business beats. She mainly investigates human rights abuses, corruption, health and regulatory failures. Currently, she is a senior investigative reporter with Premium Times, Nigeria’s most vibrant online news medium. | | Her educational background in English... Read More →
avatar for Sanne Terlingen

Sanne Terlingen

Investigative journalist, OneWorld
Investigative reporter at OneWorld. Currently investigating the death of an Eritrean asylum seeker and the links to people smuggers and organ trafficking. Other topics: corruption, migration, human trafficking. | | Winner of De Loep (investigative journalism VVOJ) 2013, De Tegel (audience award) 2014 & Best Online Investigative Story (VOJN) 2015.
avatar for Estacios Valoy

Estacios Valoy

Investigative Journalist, Freelance
Estacio Valoi is a Mozambican Freelance Investigative journalist from FAIR, who advises Oxpeckers on a broad range of environmental problems in the region. He has covered a range of environmental investigations ,corruption, extractive industry, human trafficking , for Zambeze daily newspaper and international media. He helped establish Zambeze and is newsroom chief editor in Quelimane, in northern Mozambique. His investigations have been... Read More →
avatar for Natalia Viana

Natalia Viana

Co-Director, Pública
Natalia Viana is co-director of Agencia Publica. She was a partner of WikiLeaks in Brazil, coordinating the release of the US embassy cables. She has collaborated with various domestic and international media outlets including: Pacifica Network, PBS (US), the BBC, the Guardian, the Independent (UK), Folha de São Paulo, O Globo, and Carta Capital(Brazil). She was an... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 14:30 - 15:30
Weidemann 5 (Presentations/Panels)

15:30

BREAK
Saturday October 10, 2015 15:30 - 16:00
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16:00

Tool Kits for Teaching
Horvit will review the many journalism toolkits for various beats and topics that are offered by Investigative Reporters and Editors and the methodology behind them. Schriffin will review her work on a extensive toolkit for coverage of extractive industries. Both will talk about how to put together your own toolkits for yourself and for your students.


Moderators
avatar for Mark Horvit

Mark Horvit

Executive Director, Investigative Reporters & Editors
Mark Horvit is the executive director of Investigative Reporters & Editors. He oversees training, conferences and services for more than 4.300 members worldwide, and for programs including the National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR) and DocumentCloud. Horvit also is an associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, where he teaches investigative reporting. He serves as a member of the board of directors of the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anya Schiffrin

Anya Schiffrin

Director, Columbia - School of International and Public Affairs
Anya Schiffrin is the director of the International Media, Advocacy and Communications specialization at Columbia University’s School of International Affairs.  She teaches courses on media and development and innovation as well as the course  “Media, Human Rights and Social Change”. Among other topics, she writes on journalism and development as well as the media in Africa and the extractive sector. Schiffrin spent 10... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 16:00 - 17:00
Troll (Academic track)

16:00

FOIAs, RTIs, & Access to Information

In this session you will learn tips and tricks to get information from various parts of the world. More than 100 countries now have freedom of information (FOI) and right-to-information (RTI) laws. The participants in this panel have broad experience creating, enforcing, and using these laws around the world. The panel features experts from East Asia, the United States, and Europe with first-hand experience in the rapidly changing field of FOI. 


Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

Brigitte Alfter

Editor Europe, Journalismfund.eu
Journalist in Europe | | Co-founder of Journalismfund.eu, Dataharvest.eu, Wobbing.eu, Farmsubsidy.org, I-Scoop.org | | Member of www.icij.org, www.fuj.dk, www.netzwerkrecherche.de, www.journalistforbundet.dk | | Blogging at www.journalisten.dk | | Former Brussels correspondent at www.information.dk | | Read more on www.alfter.dk

Speakers
avatar for Sheila S. Coronel

Sheila S. Coronel

Academic dean, Columbia University
SHEILA S. CORONEL is academic dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. She is concurrently also director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and Stabile professor of professional practice. She began her reporting career in the Philippines, and in 1989, cofounded the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism to promote investigative reporting on major social issues, including the military, poverty... Read More →
avatar for Helen Darbishere

Helen Darbishere

Founder / Director, Access Info Europe
Helen Darbishire is a founder and former chair of the Freedom of Information Advocates Network, which inaugurated the "International Right to Know Day" in 2002; the day is now celebrated around the world. Access Info Europe drafted the right to information indicators for the recently launched Open Government Partnership.Access Info Europe is a human rights organisation based in Madrid, which works to advance government transparency at the... Read More →
avatar for Emilia Díaz-Struck

Emilia Díaz-Struck

Research Editor, ICIJ / Freelance
Emilia Díaz-Struck is the lead researcher for ICIJ's cross-border investigations. She is a professor of journalism at the Central University of Venezuela, and also co-founded Venezuelan news website Armando.info. Emilia has been a contributor for the Washington Post, and has also written for the magazine Poder y Negocios and Venezuelan newspapers El Universal and El Mundo. She was previously the investigative reporting coordinator at the Press... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Goldberg

Kevin Goldberg

Lawyer, Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C
Kevin M. Goldberg is a Member of the law firm of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C in Arlington, Virginia. He helped GIJN drafted its Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws and obtain its tax exempt status but his primary areas of expertise are First Amendment, Freedom of Information Act, and intellectual property issues. Kevin serves as both counselor to and advocate for several major press organizations including the American Society of News... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 16:00 - 17:00
Weidemann 5 (Presentations/Panels)

16:00

Search for Data in 200 Countries

Investigations that span national boundaries can be some of the trickiest, yet some of the most rewarding to pursue. Offshored corporate interests, multinational company structures and global supply chains often take investigators overseas, into jurisdictions they may be unfamiliar with. Local language, unknown administrative and regulatory conventions, hidden media biases and restrictive data provision can be significant barriers to a successful investigation. This session will look at tools to overcome the challenges of cross-border investigations and uncover an entity's global footprint, including an introduction to Arachnys Investigator, which enables users to query thousands of global public corporate, legal, news and regulatory data sources from 200 countries in real time.


Moderators
avatar for Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

Senior Editor, Center of Investigative Reporting
Jennifer LaFleur is senior editor for data journalism at The Center for Investigative Reporting. Previously, she was the director of computer-assisted reporting at ProPublica and has held similar roles at The Dallas Morning News, the San Jose Mercury News and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She was the first training director for Investigative Reporters and Editors. She has won awards for her coverage of disability, legal and open... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ed Long

Ed Long

Head of Research, Arachnys
Ed Long is Head of Research at Arachnys, a UK-based software company building solutions for investigators working in risk, compliance and business intelligence. Arachnys' products streamline the searching of public data in over 200 countries and territories and over 80 languages from both the surface and deep web. | While Arachnys' core customer base is the financial crime and compliance sector, they also count investigative journalists among... Read More →
avatar for Margot Williams

Margot Williams

Research editor, The Intercept
Margot Williams is research editor for investigations at The Intercept, previously at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), NPR, The New York Times and the Washington Post. She has pursued jihadists online and detainees who died in U.S. immigration detention, investigated war contractors and followed the money (and private jets) of mayors, governors, senators, presidential candidates, and ex-presidents. She has spread... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 16:00 - 17:00
Weidemann 4 (Data Hands-On)

16:00

Data Track: Creating Timelines 2

Displaying a series of events can be as simple as drawing a straight line. But if you want to get fancier, there are a bunch of other options to display chronologies and storylines. In this workshop, we'll take a tour of current timelines in the wild and walk you through three open-source tools to help you make your own: ProPublica's TimelineSetter, Zach Wise's TimelineJS, and WNYC's Vertical Timeline.


Speakers
avatar for Lena Groeger

Lena Groeger

News application developer, ProPublica
Lena Groeger is a news applications developer at ProPublica, where she makes interactive graphics and data visualizations. She also teaches data visualization and design at The New School and CUNY. Before joining ProPublica in 2011, Groeger covered health and science at Scientific American and Wired magazine. She is particularly excited about the intersection of cognitive science and design, as well as creating graphics and apps in the public... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 16:00 - 17:00
Birkebeiner 1 (Data Hands-On)

16:00

Data Track: Python for Scraping 4

An introduction to webscraping with Python: This two-part, hands-on workshop will teach basic newsroom programming concepts using the Python language. We'll cover how to deconstruct a common reporting task -- gathering a table of data from a public website -- and assemble a solution from useful Python libraries that you can use again and again.

Prerequisites: Attendees should be familiar with HTML and the command line and be comfortable with databases and SQL. If you've ever written a string function in Excel ("=left(A2,5)"), you'll be fine.

Python has to be installed at your laptop before the training. Somebody can help you at the “Data Pub” on Thursday.

 


Speakers
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Data Journalist, Investico/One World
Adriana Homolová is a data journalist based in Amsterdam. She works as a data journalist at Investico a platform for investigative journalism and for the print and online magazine One World. She is passionate about coding, vector graphics and investigating government spending.
avatar for Tom Meagher

Tom Meagher

Deputy Managing Editor, The Marshall Project
Tom Meagher is the deputy managing editor of the Marshall Project, a nonprofit, non-partisan news organization covering crime and justice in America. A veteran reporter and editor, he previously led an interactive team for the Digital First Media newspaper chain and was the data editor at the Newark Star-Ledger. His first reporting job was covering night cops for a small daily paper in Kansas. You can find him on Twitter at @ultracasual.


Saturday October 10, 2015 16:00 - 17:00
Messanin (Data Hands-On)

16:00

Data Track: Facebook Tricks, Tips and Secret Hacks

BBC’s Internet investigations specialist Paul Myers goes through the dynamic, esoteric techniques for conducting investigations on the world’s largest social network. Learn how to search through “unsearchable” pages. Learn how to trace people, even if they are using a fake name. Find photos, comments and “likes”. Find email addresses, friend lists and phone numbers – even if this information seems private. Learn how Facebook’s former “Graph Search” can still be used to conduct elaborate investigations on obscure demographics. 


Moderators
avatar for Helena Bengtsson

Helena Bengtsson

Editor, Data Projects, The Guardian
Helena Bengtsson is Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian in London, UK. She previously worked as the database editor at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. In 2006 and 2007, she was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C. In 2010, she was awarded the Stora Journalistpriset (Great Journalism Award) for Valpejl.se, a website profiling every candidate in that season’s Swedish... Read More →

Speakers
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Paul Myers

Internet research specialist, BBC
Met Paul Myers keert een oude bekende naar de conferentie terug. Al bijna twee decennia is hij een toonaangevende online search specialist.  Hij werkt voor de BBC als onderzoeksjournalist en geeft daarnaast trainingen over onder andere online research, datajournalistiek en omgaan met bewijs aan mensen van onder meer The Guardian, the Times en CNN. Hij blogt voor BBC College of Journalism.


Saturday October 10, 2015 16:00 - 17:00
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)

16:00

Using Hypotheses: The Core of the Investigative Method
In Story-Based Inquiry, the hypothesis accounts for the principal event. But something must have happened first, to make that event possible. And after the event occurs, there will be further events and consequences.

In this session participants will learn how to use their imaginations to construct a hypothetical chain of events (timeline), which can be used to guide investigators toward sources and documents with a high degree of accuracy.In Story-Based Inquiry, the hypothesis accounts for the principal event. But something must have happened first, to make that event possible.

And after the event occurs, there will be further events and consequences. In this session participants will learn how to use their imaginations to construct a hypothetical chain of events (timeline), which can be used to guide investigators toward sources and documents with a high degree of accuracy.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Lee Hunter

Mark Lee Hunter

Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Fellow, INSEAD
Dr. Mark Lee Hunter is an investigative journalism and scholar, based in the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre. His awards include IRE prizes for international reporting and research. He is a founding member of Story-Based Inquiry Associates and the lead author of Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists (UNESCO 2011), the profession's most widely distributed reference work. His current research focuses on... Read More →
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Luuk Sengers

Trainer, Lecturer, Investigative Journalist, Freelance journalist
Luuk Sengers Luuk Sengers is docent onderzoeksjournalistiek, onder meer aan de opleiding Internationale Research Journalistiek(IRJ). Daarnaast traint en adviseert hij professionals in het gebruik van onderzoekstechnieken. Samen met Mark Lee Hunter ontwikkelde Sengers de internationaal gewaardeerde Story-Based Inquiry methode, een systematische en snelle manier om onderzoek te doen.


Saturday October 10, 2015 16:00 - 17:00
Weidemann 3 (Presentations/Panels)

16:00

Networking Meet-Up: Reporting on Organized crime

Great story projects, investigative techniques, and collaborations have come out of the Global Investigative Journalism Conference since our first meeting in 2001. We know that good networking is key to this. To better connect people, we have arranged a dozen networking sessions, based on interests noted by our attendees in a pre-conference survey.

So here’s a chance to meet your colleagues interested in similar topics. No pressure here: we reserved meeting rooms and asked veteran journalists to host an informal discussion about how we can help each other – through sharing resources, contacts, and story ideas. Be sure to add your name and email to the contact list they pass around so we can follow up!


Moderators
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Kassim Mohamed

Investigative reporter, Kenya Television Network
Kassim Mohamed is an investigative Reporter covering Kenya and Somalia
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Drew Sullivan

Editor, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)
Drew Sullivan, USA, co-founded the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Program (OCCRP) where he now serves as editor-in-chief. He is a journalist and social entrepreneur who founded the Center for Investigative Reporting in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2004 as well as the Journalism Development Network, an innovative media development organization with programs worldwide. He is the recipient of the European Press Prize, the Daniel Pearl Award... Read More →

Saturday October 10, 2015 16:00 - 17:00
Meetingroom Grande Basement, next to the gym

17:00

BREAK
Saturday October 10, 2015 17:00 - 17:30
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17:30

Data Track: PDF Cracking with CometDocs

Importing PDFs and getting structured data out of the files is a challenge. We'll train you to use CometDocs and structuring in Excel. CometDocs is for now the best tool to extract the kind of strange characters we face when converting from different languages. It is free for all members of IRE.


Speakers
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Anuška Delić

Journalist, DeloData project leader, Delo daily
Investigative and data journalist with Slovenia's leading daily broadsheet newspaper Delo. There Delić leads DeloData, a project aimed at establishing and developing data journalism within Delo's newsroom. | | Delić, who has recently been in a court trial for allegedly publishing classified information of the Intelligence Agency, is also among the most prolific freedom of information requesters in Slovenia. She is team leader of The... Read More →
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Niels Mulvad

Editor, Kaas & Mulvad
Nils Mulvad er redaktør og grunnlegger av Kaas & Mulvad. Fra 2001 til 2006 var han direktør for Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting, DICAR. Fra 2001 var han assosiert professor ved den Danske Journalisthøyskolen. Nils Mulvad var en av de to grunnleggerne av Global Investigative Journalism Network og sitter i organisasjonens styre. | | ---- | NILS MULVAD is editor at Kaas & Mulvad. From 2001-2006 he... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 17:30 - 18:30
Birkebeiner 1 (Data Hands-On)

17:30

Data Track: Python for Scraping 5

An introduction to webscraping with Python: This two-part, hands-on workshop will teach basic newsroom programming concepts using the Python language. We'll cover how to deconstruct a common reporting task -- gathering a table of data from a public website -- and assemble a solution from useful Python libraries that you can use again and again.

Prerequisites: Attendees should be familiar with HTML and the command line and be comfortable with databases and SQL. If you've ever written a string function in Excel ("=left(A2,5)"), you'll be fine.

Python has to be installed at your laptop before the training. Somebody can help you at the “Data Pub” on Thursday.


Speakers
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Adriana Homolova

Data Journalist, Investico/One World
Adriana Homolová is a data journalist based in Amsterdam. She works as a data journalist at Investico a platform for investigative journalism and for the print and online magazine One World. She is passionate about coding, vector graphics and investigating government spending.
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Tom Meagher

Deputy Managing Editor, The Marshall Project
Tom Meagher is the deputy managing editor of the Marshall Project, a nonprofit, non-partisan news organization covering crime and justice in America. A veteran reporter and editor, he previously led an interactive team for the Digital First Media newspaper chain and was the data editor at the Newark Star-Ledger. His first reporting job was covering night cops for a small daily paper in Kansas. You can find him on Twitter at @ultracasual.


Saturday October 10, 2015 17:30 - 18:30
Messanin (Data Hands-On)

17:30

Going Creepy: Fishing for Geotags in Social Media

In this practical session you will learn to use the geolocation OSINT tool cree.py, created by Greek software developer Ioannis Kakavas. Learn how to trace people's movements throughout the day through social media.


Moderators
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Minna Knus-Galan

Investigative reporter, YLE, Finnish Broadcasting Company
Minna works for the investigative TV program MOT. She has done programs on tax havens (latest PanamaPapers), Bangladesh garment factories, corruption in development aid, elderly care, medicine, mining industry... Journalist of the Year 2014, 2014 Anders Chydenius – Freedom of Information award for investigating tax havens together with ICIJ: OffshoreLeaks and LuxLeaks. Topelius-award 2012. Co-organiser of the investigative journalism... Read More →

Speakers
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Ioannis Kakavas

Identity and Access Management Engineer, GRNET S.A.
Infosec enthusiast, M.Sc Information and Communication Systems Security, Dipl. Ing Electrical&Computer Engineering, author of cree.py geolocation aggregator. My belongings fit in one suitcase.


Saturday October 10, 2015 17:30 - 18:30
Weidemann 4 (Data Hands-On)

17:30

Knowledge Management
Reporters are good at collecting data -- both paper and digital -- and some even know how to scrape or access databases. But then what do you do? Most let their data sit idle and rarely use it to their full potential. Find out how you can better manage your information. Learn what some organizations are doing to better use their data. Discuss how your organizations can structure a system in which they can access all their data safely and easily. 

This session is done in collaboration with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).

Moderators
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Jonathan Stray

Journalist and a computer scientist, Freelance
Jonathan Stray is a freelance journalist and a computer scientist. He teaches computational journalism  at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, and leads the Overview Project, an open source visualization system to help investigative journalists make sense of very large document sets. He has worked as an editor at the Associated Press, a reporter in Hong Kong, and an algorithm designer for Adobe Systems.

Speakers
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Friedrich Lindenberg

Coder and data journalist, OCCRP
Friedrich Lindenberg is a coder and data journalist working on web technology for new narrative and investigative techniques. He was an 2014 ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow with Code for Africa, and a 2013 Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellow at Spiegel Online. Previously, he contributed to various projects at the Open Knowledge Foundation, including OpenSpending, a platform that helps citizens across the world keep track of government... Read More →
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Smari McCarthy

Chief technologist, OCCRP
Smári McCarthy is chief technologist at the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. He lives at the intersection between politics and technology, working and writing on free software, information security, privacy, free speech, transparency and other related issues. He is a board member of the International Modern Media Institute and chairman of the European Pirate Party. He previously co-founded Mailpile, the Icelandic Pirate... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 17:30 - 18:30
Troll (Academic track)

17:30

Mastering Timelines: The Road to a Successful Project
In Story-Based Inquiry, an investigation begins with a hypothesis, which accounts for an event. But something must have happened first, to make the event possible. And after the event occurs, there will be further events and consequences. In this session, participants will learn how to use their imaginations to construct a hypothetical chain of events, which can be used to guide investigators toward sources and documents with a good degree of accuracy.  

Speakers
avatar for Mark Lee Hunter

Mark Lee Hunter

Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Fellow, INSEAD
Dr. Mark Lee Hunter is an investigative journalism and scholar, based in the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre. His awards include IRE prizes for international reporting and research. He is a founding member of Story-Based Inquiry Associates and the lead author of Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists (UNESCO 2011), the profession's most widely distributed reference work. His current research focuses on... Read More →
avatar for Luuk Sengers

Luuk Sengers

Trainer, Lecturer, Investigative Journalist, Freelance journalist
Luuk Sengers Luuk Sengers is docent onderzoeksjournalistiek, onder meer aan de opleiding Internationale Research Journalistiek(IRJ). Daarnaast traint en adviseert hij professionals in het gebruik van onderzoekstechnieken. Samen met Mark Lee Hunter ontwikkelde Sengers de internationaal gewaardeerde Story-Based Inquiry methode, een systematische en snelle manier om onderzoek te doen.


Saturday October 10, 2015 17:30 - 18:30
Weidemann 3 (Presentations/Panels)

17:30

Networking Meet-Up: Cross-Border Projects (Asia)

Great story projects, investigative techniques, and collaborations have come out of the Global Investigative Journalism Conference since our first meeting in 2001. We know that good networking is key to this. To better connect people, we have arranged a dozen networking sessions, based on interests noted by our attendees in a pre-conference survey.

So here’s a chance to meet your colleagues interested in similar topics. No pressure here: we reserved meeting rooms and asked veteran journalists to host an informal discussion about how we can help each other – through sharing resources, contacts, and story ideas. Be sure to add your name and email to the contact list they pass around so we can follow up!

 


Moderators
avatar for Sheila S. Coronel

Sheila S. Coronel

Academic dean, Columbia University
SHEILA S. CORONEL is academic dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. She is concurrently also director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and Stabile professor of professional practice. She began her reporting career in the Philippines, and in 1989, cofounded the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism to promote investigative reporting on major social issues, including the military, poverty... Read More →
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Syed Nazakat

Editor-in-Chief, Centre for Investigative Journalism, India
Syed Nazakat is an award-winning journalist, media entrepreneur and editor-in-chief of the Centre for Investigative Journalism, a non-profit organization he founded to promote the cause of watchdog journalism in India. In 2015 he also set-up a data journalism initiative called DataLEADS which conducts data analysis, boot camps and runs India’s first data-driven website dedicated to healthcare reporting, called Health Analytics India. He has... Read More →

Saturday October 10, 2015 17:30 - 18:30
Meetingroom Grande Basement, next to the gym

17:30

When Journalists Are Targets

Sami Al-Hajj knows from personal experience more than anyone would ever want to know about human rights abuses and threats to journalists.

During his six years at Guanatanmo, the Al Jazeera Cameraman was interrogated more than 200 times. His Crime? Journalism.

The Sudanese cameraman is today the director of Al Jazeera’s Public Liberties and Human Rights Centre. He joins us to speak about how Al Jazeera cover today’s conflicts in North Africa and The Middle East.

Emin Huseynov is an Azerbaijani journalist and human rights activist. He was the chairman of the Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety. After he was forced into hiding at the Swiss embassy in Baku to avoid arrest for six months, Huseynov fled Azerbaijan and has now asked for political asylum in Switzerland.

Azerbaijan is one of the 10 most censored countries in the world, according to Committee to Protect Journalists.

 


Moderators
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Erling Borgen

Documentary filmmaker, Borgen Productions AS
Documentary filmmaker, journalist and author Erling Borgen is in charge of the only production house in Scandinavia, making documantaries only about human rights issues and art and culture.He is professor in investigative documentary filmmaking at the University of Lillehammer. Since 1999 Borgen Production AS, based in Oslo, Norway, has produced 45 documentaries. All aired on national and international TV-channels. These documentaries are... Read More →

Speakers
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Sami Al-Haj

Director, Al Jazeera
Sami Al-Hajj, born 1969, is originally from Sudan. He was arrested by the Pakistani Army while working for Al Jazeera in Afghanistan in 2001. | After six years and seven months as a prisoner of the United States at Guanatanamo Bay, he was released as a free man. | Today he heads Al Jazeera’s Public Liberties and Human Rights Centre and a board members of International Press Institute (IPI).
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Emin Milli

Chefredakteur, Meydan TV
Emin Milli (Emin Abdullayev), Azerbaijan, is a managing director of Meydan TV since 2013. Meydan TV is an independent online news media platform for Azerbaijan and a media hub for the region. Milli was imprisoned in 2009 for two and a half years for his critical views about the government of Azerbaijan. He was conditionally released in November 2010, after serving 16 months of his sentence. From 2002-2004, Milli was director of the Friedrich... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 17:30 - 18:30
Weidemann 5 (Presentations/Panels)

20:00

Banquet and Awards Dinner
Join your colleagues from around the world at the GIJC Banquet and Awards Dinner. This is the final night of the conference and it's time to party!

The gala evening will feature special entertainment arranged by SKUP, plus GIJN's announcement and presentation of the Global Shining Light Awards.

All participants at the GIJC15 are welcome to the Banquet and Awards dinner. The food and wine are included in your hotel package.

Saturday October 10, 2015 20:00 - 22:30
Lillehammer 1-2 (Keynote hall)
 
Sunday, October 11
 

10:30

Award Winners: A Discussion with the New Global Shining Light Recipients
The Global Shining Light Award is the only journalism prize that honors investigative journalism done in developing and transitioning countries while under threat or duress. It is given out only once every two years by the Global Investigative Journalism Network, and is now in its 6th year. Come hear the winners of this year's awards, chosen from 76 entries from 34 countries. 

Moderators
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David Kaplan

Executive Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network
David E. Kaplan is executive director of Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), the international association of investigative reporting organizations, with 138 member groups in 62 countries. He has worked as an investigative journalist for more than 30 years, reported from two dozen countries, and won or shared more than 25 awards. He has managed nonprofit newsrooms, investigative teams, and numerous cross-border projects. During the... Read More →

Speakers

Sunday October 11, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Lillehammer 1-2 (Keynote hall)

11:30

Coffee break
Sunday October 11, 2015 11:30 - 12:00
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12:00

Farewell and Thank You!
Join us for a final gathering before our community returns to more than a hundred countries. We will have some important announcements, including the site of the next Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC17) and the results of the GIJN board election. 

Sunday October 11, 2015 12:00 - 12:30
Lillehammer 1-2 (Keynote hall)