Uncovered Conference Day 2

09:15 – 09:30 Registration

April, 1 | 09:30 – 13:15

Conference Hall

09:30 – 09:40

Opening Remarks (Video message)

Věra Jourová – Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency will talk about how the European Media Freedom Act is a pillar of freedom and protection for cross-border investigative journalism

09:45 – 10:40

Dangerous Journeys: The Dark Side of EU Migration Policy

Underage migrants convicted of human trafficking… Families unable to identify loved ones who perished en route to Europe… Cross-border tragedies fuelled by private and public funds… IJ4EU grantees look at failures of EU migration and asylum policy.


Lars Boering, Director, EJC


Geesje van Haren, Investigative journalist

Annie Hylton, Investigative journalist

Judith Chetrit, Writer/audio documentary producer

10:50 – 11:40

Surveillance: Is Pegasus the Tip of the Iceberg?

Who is targeting journalists with surveillance and what does it mean for cross-border investigative journalism?


Jamie Wiseman, Advocacy Officer, International Press Institute


Frederik Obermaier, Investigative journalist, Süddeutsche Zeitung

Lisa Dittmer, Advocacy Officer for Internet Freedom, RSF Germany

11:40 – 12:10 Coffee Break

12:10 – 13:00

Duty of Care: Who’s Responsible for Protecting Freelancers?

Freelance journalists are the least protected group among the field of media workers. This panel discusses obstacles encountered especially by freelance cross-border investigative journalists in Europe and potential solutions to their problems.


Scott Griffen, Deputy Director, International Press Institute


Gürkan Özturan, Media Freedom Rapid Response Project Coordinator, ECMPF

Anastasia Kirilenko, Russian freelance journalist

13:00 – 13:15

Concluding Remarks

Lutz Kinkel, Managing Director, ECPMF

Scott Griffen, Deputy Director, International Press Institute

Lars Boering, Director, European Journalism Centre

Press Room – Side Event

09:45 – 10:40

Workshop: Under Pressure but Resilient

This workshop with Dart Center (@DartCenter) focuses on ways to take care of your and your colleagues’ mental health while working on your investigations, helping you differentiate between different types of trauma, understand strategies for resilience, and recognise the impact of trauma for you and your team.


Gavin Rees, Senior Advisor for Training and Innovation, Dart Centre

Michael Pfister, Director of Photography, Zeit Online

10:50 – 11:40

IJ4EU Showcase: Following the COVID Data

Three IJ4EU cross-border investigative teams present projects unlocking hidden stories behind the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe and beyond.


Andreas Lamm, Deputy Managing Director & Art Director, ECPMF


Hristio Boytchev, Freelance investigative journalist

Eva von Schaper, German-American journalist

Lise Barnéoud, French freelance science journalist