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Join us at our conference, participate in a workshop for digital security, network with practitioners and politicians, and learn about the impressive investigations of the IJ4EU grantees.

We will assess the challenges that investigative journalism faces in Europe today and the conditions – political, legal, and financial – that are necessary for investigative journalism to flourish. Find out why investigative journalism is in everyone’s interest – and how we can protect it in a climate where economic needs and political interference are the new normal.

Two years ago, the European Parliament initiated a special fund to be spent exclusively on cross-border investigative journalism, the #IJ4EU. The grants from this fund, launched by the ECPMF and managed by International Press Institute (IPI), were awarded to twelve transnational teams from across Europe. The UNCOVERED conference will give a stage to grantees to present the results of their work.

The event takes place under the patronage of the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Mr Michael Müller.

Places are limited! Please register and please cancel your registration if you can’t come to free up your seat.
Please note: We will take photos and videos of the speakers and audience, which may be posted on our website and social media channels.
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Thursday, January 31

1:20pm CET

KEYNOTE - Why Investigative Journalism Matters in Europe
The IJ4EU fund, an initiative of the European Parliament and the European Commission, was established to provide public support for investigative journalism in Europe. Pavla Holcová, a member of the independent jury that awarded the inaugural IJ4EU grants to 12 cross-border projects in Europe, shares why we should all care about investigative journalism – and ensure that it is properly funded.

Scott Griffen from IPI, which managed the IJ4EU fund, will briefly introduce the fund and the keynote.

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Scott Griffen

Deputy Director, International Press Institute (IPI)
Scott Griffen is deputy director at the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, publishers and journalists defending press freedom since 1950. He is the author of numerous IPI reports on diverse topics related to press freedom and independent journalism and... Read More →

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Pavla Holcova

Founder, Czech Centre for Investigative Journalism
Pavla Holcova is the founder of the Czech Center for Investigative Journalism, where she has investigated cases concerning Serbian organized crime suspects, Montenegrin secret service investments in Prague, money laundering, and offshore companies. Before founding the Czech center... Read More →

Thursday January 31, 2019 1:20pm - 1:45pm CET
Europäisches Haus (European House) Unter den Linden 78, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Friday, February 1

9:40am CET

KEYNOTE - On the Impact of Cross-Border Investigative Journalism
Georg Mascolo, Germany, is the head of the Joint Investigative Group of Süddeutsche Zeitung and the German public broadcasting companies NDR and WDR. He also acts as a Terrorism Analyst for public television.
Previously, he worked for nearly 25 years for the SPIEGEL Group. From 2008 until 2013, Mascolo was editor-in-chief of Der Spiegel Magazine. He is also a member of the Core Group of the Munich Security Conference.
He has been the Dean of the Bucerius Summer School on Global Governance since 2017. In 2014, he was awarded “Political Journalist of the Year” by the influential professional journal “Medium Magazin”.

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Georg Mascolo

Süddeutsche Zeitung
Georg Mascolo ist Autor bei der Süddeutschen Zeitung. Zuvor leitete er den Rechercheverbund von NDR, WDR und Süddeutscher Zeitung. Davor arbeitete er fast 25 Jahre beim Spiegel-Verlag, fünf Jahre davon als Chefredakteur des Nachrichtenmagazins.

Friday February 1, 2019 9:40am - 10:10am CET
Europäisches Haus (European House) Unter den Linden 78, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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