The European Investigative Journalism Conference

How to use your rights to information across borders

Call it FOI, or “wobbing”, a dear child gets many nicknames. We call it Right To Information or RTI. Exercising the right to access public information as a journalistic tool, is to expand your toolkit beyond the pen and the camera. You are now using the law as a tool, and it is greatly empowering the work you do.

Join us for a full day ahead of Dataharvest, and you will learn about:

  • The 136 national RTI laws in the world and how to make use of them in cross-border journalism
  • How to access information from the EU institutions
  • How to use the Aarhus Convention and GDPR as tools to obtain information from private companies

We will end the day with a discussion on solving problems when you get stuck in the process. What to bring? A problem you want to discuss. (And your laptop!)

Tarjei Leer Salvesen
The master class is coordinated by Tarjei Leer-Salvesen, Norwegian
Investigative reporter, trainer and author. He has published three textbooks on investigative journalistic method and journalism ethics. His main area of expertise is the use of legislation to access public information as a journalistic tool. In 2022-23, he was a fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, making a global overview of how journalists can exercise their right to information across borders.