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AUDIO: Accessing European information – #Dataharvest13

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.

New mailing list for FOI and data journalists in Europe

Brigitte Alfter, a specialist in using FOI laws across Europe (often called ‘wobbing’) has emailed about a new mailing list on the topic. 

Established via the Wobbing.eu network, she says: 

“The idea is to share information, experience, developments, new stories, get advice from colleagues and give advice to others.
“The list was installed after a meeting in May in Brussels, where we founded a European Data Journalism Network including CAR pioneers, the Farmsubsidy team, FOI journalists and programmers.”

You can sign up and contribute at http://www.wobbing.eu/page/network