The European Investigative Journalism Conference

Christo Hird will be keynote speaker

Christo Hird is a giant in rethinking journalism in society, and he is our keynote speaker for Saturday May 18th! An investigative hack and filmmaker himself, he is deeply involved and was for a while the editor in chief of the London Bureau for Investigative Journalism. Like so many other journalists, he wants to make … Read more

Going local: Local journalists – unite for impact!

We focus on the journalism close to the audience’s concerns and how we can cooperate across borders to make an impact on national and European level. By Jose Miguel Calatayud  Political and economic crises are often accompanied by a crisis of trust in mainstream journalism. In the last couple of years vested political interests have … Read more

Join the Hack Day!

What is the HackDay? HackDay is a hackathon traditionally organized a day before the EIJC & Dataharvest conference. During the whole day, we dive into different datasets with a diverse group of professionals from different backgrounds. This year, the Hack Day will be held on the 16th of May at the Thomas More Hogeschool in … Read more

Have a Beer with the World’s Best Mayor

The EIJC19 is not all about journalism. It’s also about meeting colleagues. Mechelen is a small, friendly town of 86,000 people, perfect for networking, since you easily meet the other conference participants on streets and squares, in cafées, pubs and restaurants.

Cooperation Sprung Up at the EIJC 2018

Great journalism grows out of conference networking! At the 2018 EIJC Conference, German reporter Hans-Martin Tillack from Stern met Dutch reporter Ludo Hekman from Lighthouse Reports on a panel. Both had researched how arms from their native countries turned up in Middle Eastern armed conflicts.

Registration is open!

Are you coming to the EIJC & Dataharvest? Registration is now open for the 2019 get-together for data and investigative journalists. Join us in Mechelen May 16-19! Early bird rate available until March 1!