Entries by Trine Smistrup

Tackling online harassment

 Many journalists experience digital harassment because of their work. It ranges from harassing comments on social media to direct threats and coordinated campaigns to intimidate the journalist. It takes its toll: Many who are affected by this feel insecurity, stress, and depression, and it may in the long run lead to self-censorship. This masterclass teaches […]

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Pop-up: The making of the Pandora papers

Photo by Mufid Majnun on Unsplash Join us to hear how the largest cross-border collaboration to date exposes the hidden riches of the elite The biggest leak about tax havens to date, an unprecedented journalistic collaboration spanning across the globe and a number of important revelations showing how a shadowy financial system benefits the world’s […]

Dealing with data and investigating its consequences

How do we track surveillance and deal with cybersecurity? How do we investigate abuse of personal data? How can we assess the lobbying power of big tech? These are questions of acute importance for all journalists – here is a chance to get closer to some answers! Join us for a series of three half-day […]

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Pop-up: Cashing in on elderly care

We’re looking into who’s making profit in the elderly care business – join us on Wednesday September 22th at 10:00 am ! Across Europe, international corporations and financial investors are making huge profits on the business of care homes in which elderly people often live – and pass away – in dire circumstances. How does […]

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Pop-Up: Investigating the gig economy

How to investigate the deteriorating work conditions and insecure jobs in Europe – Wednesday July 7th at 10 am! “Is work working” is a question that The Bureau Local journalists asked themselves, before plunging into a months-long investigation into the gig work economy. “The number of people in insecure jobs in the UK has risen […]

Opening Pandora’s box of EU’s security funding

Over the past decade, the European Union has spent billions of euros in public funds on policing, border control and counter-terrorism. Three investigative journalists spent months investigating and gathering data from open sources and dozens of FOI requests to map EU’s security funding programs. To learn what they’ve found out and how they’ve done it, […]

Dataharvest is over – see you soon again!

Thank you for now! The 3-week Dataharvest conference just ended, and we are so happy that many joined in and hopefully learnt new things, even if we have had enough of video conferences, and even if early summer is beckoning from the outside. Tell us what worked and what could be improved We are not […]

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When the doctor is a sexual abuser

#MeToo in the medical sector: investigating the extent of sexual harassment committed by doctors  What happens to doctors convicted of sexual harassment? How often do they lose their license and which sanctions do they face? Four journalists wanted to dig deeper into this phenomenon and find out just how widespread it was in their respective […]

Apply for climate data and OSINT mentorships!

Have our data sessions inspired you, but you feel there is still so much you could learn? Are you interested in investigating stories about the climate crisis, energy transition, or environmental wrongdoing and you need some help in making sense of the datasets you’ve come across? Have you wondered how the open-source tools can help […]