Channel 2

Wednesday 14th April


Cross-Border Chronicles: Investigating the Pandemic

15:15 – 16:00 (45 minutes)

Journalists from investigations funded by IJ4EU share their experiences on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CHAIR: Scott Griffen (Deputy Director of the International Press Institute)

  • Ludovica Iona Lasinio (Rome-based freelance journalist and team leader of Behind the Pledge)
  • Michael Bird, (Bucharest/London-based freelance journalist, team leader of Mobile Workers: Invisible Citizens)
  • Ottavia Spaggiari, (Italian freelance journalist, who is working on an unpublished investigation into Europe‚Äôs anti-vax movement)

Cross-Border Chronicles: Investigating the Environment

16:15 – 17:00 (45 minutes)

Journalists from environmental investigations funded by IJ4EU discuss how cross-border collaboration assisted their work.

CHAIR: Meenal Thakur (Project Manager at the European Journalism Centre)

  • Elisa Simantke (Berlin-based Editorial Director at Investigate Europe and team leader of Europe in the Gas Trap)
  • Gergely Nyilas (Budapest-based Telex.hu journalist, working on an unpublished investigation)
  • Micael Pereira (Lisbon-based Expresso journalist and team leader of an unpublished investigation)

Thursday 15th April


Workshop: Making Artificial Intelligence Work For Cross-Border Journalism

15:30 – 16:45 (75 minutes)

An introductory session to how we can use this cutting edge technology in cross-border journalism – with Sylke Gruhnwald, freelance reporter, and Morteza Shahrezaye, data scientist and data journalist.