Data dilemmas: Challenges for journalists in digital Europe

19-21 October 2021, 10.00-13:00 CET 

PANELFIT, together with the European Data Journalism Network and Arena for Journalism in Europe, organises 3 days of knowledge-sharing on the overlaps between data protection and the journalistic profession. On each day, we will have journalistic examples on how the problem has been covered, followed by a discussion of rules and legislation in the area. We will also look ahead and ask what should be done to improve the situation.

Dates, times and topics are as follows:

  • October 19, 10.00-13.00 Cybersecurity for journalists – how and why did spyware end up in journalists’ phones? Does the EU cybersecurity strategy provide sufficient protection for journalists and other actors in civil society?
  • October 20, 10.00-13.00 Data collection is ideally balanced with freedom of consent, however vulnerable groups are often not informed, for example when it comes to migrants at Europe’s borders or to predictions in relation to social welfare. How can journalists research this abuse of rights?
  • October 21, 10.00-12.30. The power and lobbying of Big Tech in Europe – the tech sector is by far the biggest lobbying factor in the EU. What does that mean for decision-making in Brussels?

Highly renowned journalists and researchers in the field (some of them directly involved in PANELFIT) will take part, so, we do really hope that you’ll join us. Any help in spreading the word is more than welcome too.

The seminars are open to all and free of charge. Click here for full programme and registration.