The European Investigative Journalism Conference

Premiere at Dataharvest 2022 – screening “The Farmer and the Hipster”

For the first time in the history of Dataharvest – the European Investigative Journalism Conference – we present a brand new film straight from Austrian movie theatres. In “The Farmer and the Hipster” the Austrian journalist and filmmaker, Kurt Langbein, follows the story of the farmer Christian Bachler who confronts the investigative journalist, Florian Klenk. … Read more

Anti-SLAPP – will journalists be better protected?

It sounds complicated and theoretical but can be a serious threat to investigative journalists: “Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation”, also known as SLAPPs. These are the court cases that powerful people raise against journalists to intimidate and silence them, or complicate their work. SLAPPs have become increasingly common in the EU, even in countries with … Read more

Start the networking before leaving home!

The Dataharvest Arena is the place to meet others even before the conference. It is an online platform for conference participants, where you can search for colleagues, organize your own meetings, or begin the discussion on the topics in the conference. People are already searching for collaboration partners – take a look, maybe your next … Read more

A life of holding government, military and secret services to account

Veteran investigative journalist Nicky Hager is going to be our keynote speaker at the opening of Dataharvest – the European Investigative Journalism Conference 2022! Nicky Hager is a New Zealand investigative reporter with a decade-long track record  of researching and exposing hard-to-document subjects such as the military, intelligence agencies and the unseen sides of politics. … Read more

Breaking ground: How startups shape independent journalism across Europe

“Independent journalism—the kind that favours public interest over political, commercial, or factional agendas—is in peril,” states a recent Unesco report on “World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development.” But how can journalists remain independent in economically difficult times? Does the very funding of independent journalism call its independence into question? And what innovative … Read more

Food for thought: Dataharvest focuses on food and water

By Sarah Pilz In less than a month, and after two years of absence, Dataharvest  — the European Investigative Journalism Conference will return to Mechelen – and to its roots. What started with the Farmsubsidy project, a cross-border investigation into the EU’s agricultural funds, is now heading to the next stage with the food and … Read more