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Wednesday, November 17 • 10:00 - 16:30
Masterclass: Access to information in Europe

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Do you plan your tactics properly when using freedom of information legislation? Do you know how to get access to documents from local, national and European public bodies? And what about British documents and data after Brexit?
Learn from the most experienced when applying the freedom of information legislation in the EU and from other countries. In this Freedom of Information master class you will meet some of the journalists most experienced in using the access to information rules.
On the agenda is among other things:
  • The structure of FOI – and where we run into obstacles
  • FOI tactics – what to ask for, where and when
  • Access to the European institutions – the Commission, the Council and the Parliament
  • How to make the most out of FOI requests
  •  Selecting the best law for your research – international tactics

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Brigitte Alfter

director, Arena for Journalism in Europe
Brigitte Alfter is a senior German-Danish journalist and director for Arena for Journalism in Europe. Having practiced journalism for more than a decade on local, national and European level, she realised the need for cross-border collaborative journalism structures. Since 2008, she... Read More →

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Alex Homer

Senior Journalist, BBC Shared Data Unit
Alex is an investigative reporter with a track record of public interest news stories and holding the powerful to account.He is a specialist in using Freedom of Information laws and has a particular interest in home affairs, local government and the business of sport.Before joining... Read More →
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Staffan Dahllöf

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

Journalist, Le Monde
Stéphane Horel works as an investigative journalist for Le Monde. She is a nerd specialized in corporate lobbying and harm, in conflict of interest and the manipulation of science. Her in-depth work on the EU regulation of endocrine disrupting chemicals was short-listed for the... Read More →
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Luisa Izuzquiza

Corporate Europe Observatory
Luisa Izuzquiza is a freedom of information activist based in Brussels, Belgium.Luisa does research, gives advice on, and litigates for access to information with a special focus on EU migration, asylum and border control policies.Luisa currently works at Corporate Europe Observatory... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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Arne Semsrott

Projektleiter FragDenStaat, Open Knowledge Foundation
Arne Semsrott ist Projektleiter von FragDenStaat und beschäftigt sich mit Informationsfreiheit. Er ist Politikwissenschaftler, arbeitet als freier Journalist und engagiert sich in weiteren NGOs zu Themen wie Transparenz und Lobbyismus, unter anderem als ehrenamtlicher Vorstand von... Read More →

Wednesday November 17, 2021 10:00 - 16:30 CET
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