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Friday, May 20 • 11:00 - 12:00
KEYNOTE: Investigative journalism in times of trouble

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Investigative journalists want to make the world a better place. That is the point of what we do. But how, in a time of multiple distressing crises, can we do enough? How can we have the greatest impact? How do we keep going? New Zealand investigative journalist Nicky Hager specialises in the hard-to-document subjects, such as the military, the intelligence agencies, and the unseen sides of politics. He will take a wide view at this year’s Dataharvest, speaking about being investigative journalists in times of trouble.
Nicky Hager’s first book exposed the Echelon system – a world-wide US electronic spying system – and led to a year-long European Parliament inquiry. Six books have followed on war and war crimes, anti-environmental public relations, social media as a political weapon and the organised use of racism and prejudice as political tools. In recent years he obtained and shared a large tax haven leak.

Moderators
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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. She develops... Read More →

Speakers
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Nicky Hager

freelance
Author and investigative journalist in New Zealand. My website shows the range of issues I work on (incl politics, public relations, war and intelligence). I enjoy collaborating.


Friday May 20, 2022 11:00 - 12:00 CEST
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