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Friday, May 17 • 13:00 - 14:15
Your neighbour’s grandma or an offshore landlord? Who owns our homes?

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More and more people are realising, sometimes with a shock, that their landlords are big investment funds and wealthy individuals, which are increasingly investing in -and sometimes speculating with - housing and also commercial property. In this session, we'll hear about the German non-profit newsroom CORRECTIV's ongoing investigative project “Who owns Hamburg / Berlin / Düsseldorf?”, in which they collaborated with OpenCorporates. To their surprise, they found out many landlords were business people and companies registered in offshore tax havens. The project has now extended to Berlin and Düsseldorf.

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Jose Miguel Calatayud

Freelance journalist, project director at Arena for Journalism in Europe
Jose is a freelance journalist based in Berlin since January 2020, and a project pirector at Arena, where he's been managing the Arena Housing Project, an open collaborative network for housing reporters and researchers. He launched and was the coordinator of Cities for Rent, a cross-border investigation into corporate landlords, which is currently nominated to the European Press Prize, was recognised with an honourable mention at the IJ4EU Impact Award 2022 and was nominated to the Sigma Awards for Data Journalism. Before moving to Berlin, Jose was successively based... Read More →

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Simon Wörpel

data journalist, Correctiv
Simon works as data journalist and newsroom developer at CORRECTIV, an investigative not for profit newsroom. he is specialized in data wrangling and documents processing and works on tools that empower computer assisted investigative reporting like the https://cumex-files.com & https://grand-theft-europe.com... Read More →
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Mollie Hanley

Community Organizer, Open Corporates
Mollie Hanley is community organiser at OpenCorporates, the worlds largest open database of companies in the world. With a background in community organising, her role is to support the journalists and investigators who use their data, to ensure they are able to make as much of a... Read More →

Friday May 17, 2019 13:00 - 14:15 BST
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