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#dataharvest13 starts on Friday 3 May at 9 AM and ends on Saturday 4 May at 4.30 PM. There will be four different tracks for you to enjoy. Get fresh data, find inspiration, practice new data journalism skills and hear about FOI stories and developments!

View and download the programme via Google Docs here


Four tracks for you to enjoy

Cross-border track

  • David Leigh, Duncan Campbell, Sebastian Mondial and others from the Offshore team - what do you do, when a leak of unseen before size hits the editorial desk? How to dig into such piles of dirty data? How to cross-check? Meet journalists and programmers from the core team of the ICIJ-offshore research. 
  • Gaza gas: EU’s burnt millions. An investigation into the whereabouts of EU funding for energy in the Gaza strip by an Italian-French team. Supported with a Journalismfund.eu working grant -- Cecilia Ferrara and Assia Rabinowitz
  • Ever seen a Roma beggar and wondered what his story was? A French-German-Bulgarian team researched the systematic exploitation of Roma. Supported with a Journalismfund.eu working grant -- David Schraven
  • Cross-border reporting as a method; why do cross-border reporting, what are the key signs of the method, how to get started -- Brigitte Alfter

Farmsubsidy  track

  • Get fresh farm subsidy data as paid to beneficiaries in 2012. Get help to find stories in them for your own target group. Bring your own questions! -- Nils Mulvad, Anders Pedersen, Stefan Wehrmeyer
  • What effect do farmsubsidies have on political power structures? Meet Hans Weiss, author of the Schwarzbuch Landwirtschaft analysing the power structures behind Austrian agrobusiness, banks and political parties. -- Hans Weiss, Brigitte Alfter (moderator)
  • Looks like the horse meat scandal was just the beginning of fake food declarations... An investigative team of IRPI has been tracking fake 'made in Italy' labels. Supported with a Journalismfund.eu working grant. -- Cecilia Anesi, Lorenzo Bodrero
  • How do we get to the next level farmsubsidy reporting? Round table talk. -- Jack Thurston (moderator), with Brigitte Alfter, Nils Mulvad, Hans Weiss, Anders Pedersen, Cecilia Anesi, Lorenzo Brodrero, Antionio Villareal

Wobbing track

  • Ombudsmen, top lawyers, journalists; we're all fond of access to document legislation. What can each of us do to create the best precedents for access to documents? Can we learn from eachother, can we cooperate? The EU ombudsman and his team and the European Court of Justice carve out the rules of the game for transparency in the EU. Journalists use wobbing/freedom of information and by doing so we can improve - or worsen - conditions -- High level debate with Joao St’Anna, director of the European Ombudsman dealing with transparency requests, Scott Crosby, lawyer at KRB&C, Onno Brouwer, lawyer at Freshfields, both of whom have won transparency court cases in the past and Brigitte Alfter (moderator)
  • Wob-shopping I - How to make the strongest request for documents for exactly the story you're working on and how to use the Norwegian online document system oep.no -- workshop with Per Anders Johannsen
  • Wob-shopping II - The rules on access to environmental documents are usually stronger than the ordinary wob, because they oblige the authority to weigh the public interest against protection interests in each case. In some countries this is the only way of wobbing. Meet two journalist and an activist who have successfully used the so-called Århus-rules to get access in opaque places and stories -- Mar Cabra, Gavin Sheridan, Daniel Simons
  • Wobbing the EU Council of Ministers -- workshop with Staffan Dahllöf
  • Wobbing the EU Commission -- workshop with Brigitte Alfter

Data & Journalism Lab track

  • Investigation on social media - learn the advanced and esoteric techniques for finding people and groups on Facebook, Twitter etc. -- Paul Myers
  • Lobby Plag - documenting lobbying and which politician voted for which interest group -- Marco Maas
  • More EU data - we’ve looked into EU farm subsidies, we are looking into EU regional funds, we are looking into science. But there is another field where EU law is crucial and where enormous amounts of public money should be followed: The European tender procedure. Coders are well on their way to provide enough data for journalists to generate stories -- coordinated by Friedrich Lindenberg, Anders Pedersen
  • Computer / online security - learn how to research online without compromising yourself or your sources -- workshop with Albrecht Ude
  • Webscraping with Helium. Sign up (max 20 participants) -- Hands-on workshop with Nils Mulvad and John Bones
  • Visualisation: getting from data to stories fast. Meet two Visz from YLE TV in Finland who’ll guide you through some of their best stories, including election campaign funding, abuse of EU subsidies and many more -- Teemo Tebest and Juha Rissanen
  • How to use data journalism to create a story out of a simple rumour -- Annamarie Cumiskey
  • Combining new methods: learn how an excellent combination of data scraping, crowdsourcing, advanced research and verification, and cross-border collaboration was used to unveil the business behind the Olympic Torch -- Paul Bradshaw and team