European data journalism event #Dataharvest13 kicked off this year with a panel on European information laws. Host Brigitte Alfter kicked off the introductions:
And the Corporate Europe Observatory talked about their experiences of using information laws to look at lobbying interests:
Joao Sant’Anna talked about the European Ombudsman’s role in gaining access to documents held by public institutions:
And Scott Crosby provided a legal perspective:
For more coverage from the event see the links at the official site.
The investigation everyone was talking about at Dutch-Flemish data journalism event #Dataharvest13 was Offshore Leaks: a collaboration between over 80 journalists in dozens of countries on one of the biggest and ugliest data leaks in the history of journalism. The resulting stories on the use of tax havens have made front pages across the world and led to discussions – if not much action – at the G8.
David Leigh and Mar Cabra were involved in the investigation in the UK and Spain – in the audio below they talk about the issues they faced.
For more on Offshore Leaks follow live coverage of this weekend’s CIJ Summer School on the Help Me Investigate blog and contributor Abbey Hartley’s Twitter account @abbey_hartley.
Video of David Leigh talking afterwards is also embedded below: