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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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Laurent Richard

Forbidden Stories
Founder, Executive Director
France
Laurent Richard is a French award-winning investigative journalist and 2017 Knight-Wallace fellow. He is co-founder of the highly reputed inquiry magazine Cash Investigation broadcast on French public television.

Among others stories, Richard oversaw for Premières Lignes Television and France 2 the investigation on tax evasion in Luxembourg which afterwards became the international scandal “LuxLeaks”, thanks to documents obtained by reporter Edouard Perrin and given to 80 journalists worldwide via the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

As an investigative film maker Richard directed more than 20 long form stories for television. Richard worked on many fields such as Iraq, Palestine, Kashmir. Laurent Richard has also investigated multiple corporate sectors such as “big tobacco”, pharmaceutical companies, financial institutions…

In addition to his duties as editor-in-chief, Richard keeps one foot in the field by leading, among others, investigations into dictators in the Caucasus region and Central Asia. “My President Is On A Business Trip,” a 120-minute documentary on the topic, was awarded the best investigative report at FIGRA Festival in France and was finalist for the “Albert Londres Award” which is considered as the equivalent of the Pulitzer award in France.

Laurent Richard is the co-author of the book Reporting Is Not a Crime. Stand Together Against Censorship, (Informer n’est pas un délit, ensemble contre les nouvelles censures), a collective work of 15 journalists denouncing pressures against the press published in 2016.        

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, January 31
 

1:45pm CET