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Friday, May 17 • 16:30 - 17:45
Cross border collaborations to cover Europe's far right

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Journalists all over Europe follow the funding and networks of the new far right political groups in Europe. They point out political tactics, they unveil money flows, and they document networks between political groups across borders – expected connections as well as surprising ones. Meet several of the journalists behind this reporting and hear about how three different crossborder collaborations including both a publicistic and an investigative focus.

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Margo Smit

ombudsman, GIJN/ICIJ
Margo Smit is news ombudsman since August 1, 2015, overseeing the journalistic output of the Dutch public broadcasters at NPO since january 1, 2017.Smit has been working in journalism since 1989. She was successively a desk editor at commercial and public broadcasters, parliamentary... Read More →

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Malene Gürgen

Journalist/Editor, taz
Malene Gürgen, geboren 1990 in Berlin, ist seit 2014 Redakteurin der taz und koordiniert dort Rechercheprojekte zur AfD (taz.de/netzwerkafd) und zu rechten Netzwerken in Europa (taz.de/efr).
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Nico Schmidt

Reporter, Investigate Europe
Since 2019 working from Berlin as a reporter in the cross-border journalist team "Investigate Europ"e. Most recently, research on disinformation campaigns prior to the European Parliamentary elections, China's influence in Europe and the EU's Climate Hipocrisy. Before that he worked... Read More →
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Stefano Vergine

Journalist, Freelance
As an Italian journalist focused on economics and foreign affairs, I've recently published - along with Giovanni Tizian - "The Black Book of the League", a 2 years investigation over the current Italian ruling party and its leader Matteo Salvini. The book investigates a multimillionaire... Read More →
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Jörg Schmitt

Investigativ-Team, SPIEGEL
Born 1967 in Marburg. Studied Journalism, Economics and Law in München an is working as an investigativ Journalist since more then 20 years. First for the german weekly STERN later for "manager magazin", since 2003 for DER SPIEGEL. In there Coordinator for Investigativ Reporting... Read More →

Friday May 17, 2019 16:30 - 17:45 BST
Aula II