09:15 – 09:30 Registration
April, 1 | 09:30 – 13:15
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.
Gürkan Özturan, Media Freedom Rapid Response Project Coordinator, ECMPF
Anastasia Kirilenko, Russian freelance journalist
13:00 – 13:15
Lutz Kinkel, Managing Director, ECPMF
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