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Algorithms, intermediaries, blockchain, data protection; some call our era the age of digital disruption, others call it the new dawn of opportunities. It seems safe to say that it is hard to keep track with technologies of the digital age, let alone work with them in a safe and professional way. ECPMF’s GAME CHANGER conference wants to discuss challenges and opportunities of new digital developments for the purpose of securing media freedom.  

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Monday, May 28
 

10:00am

Workshop I: TACTICAL TECH! How to Keep Your Data Safe when Travelling Abroad
Workshop by the TACTICAL TECHNOLOGY COLLECTIVE on How to keep your data safe when travelling abroad.
Before and after the ECPMF Game Changer conference we offer an additional, repeated hands-on free workshop for journalists and media freedom activists. It explores ways to defend our sources, contacts and journalistic material when technology impacts on our civil liberties, our rights, and our autonomy. The Tactical Tech Collective is a non-profit organisation that’s been responding to these shifts for the past 15 years by finding practical solutions for a global network of activists, citizens and tech experts.

The workshop will teach practical methods of digital security, for example how to protect data held on digital devices when crossing national borders and what to do when the authorities demand access to cell phones, laptops et. al. for any reason. It will introduce protective software tools and explain the legal framework for dealing with tricky scenarios - for instance travelling to the US or participating in a demonstration. The hands-on workshop will mix teaching with interactive elements and discussions.

(lunchbreak 12.30-13.30)

PLEASE drop us a line until May 24 here (conference at ecpmf.eu) if and on what day you wish to attend the workshop. Thank you!

Speakers
avatar for Tactical Tech

Tactical Tech

Digital Security Trainer, Tactical Technology Collective
Technology is impacting on our civil liberties, our rights, and our autonomy. Tactical Tech is a non-profit organisation who has been responding to these shifts for the past 15 years by finding practical solutions for a global network of activists, technologists and engaged citizens... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 10:00am - 12:30pm
Media Campus Villa Ida Poetenweg 28, 04155 Leipzig, Deutschland

12:45pm

Registration
Host DAY I: Nora Wehofsits (ECPMF)

Exhibitors
avatar for European Centre for Press and Media Freedom

European Centre for Press and Media Freedom

European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)
Press and media freedom is under attack in Europe, and it’s getting worse. The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) was founded by 25 organisations from 16 countries as an independent European Co-operative Society (SCE) to counter this development. Our work is based... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Media Campus Villa Ida Poetenweg 28, 04155 Leipzig, Deutschland

1:30pm

Welcome to Leipzig
Welcome to Leipzig!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Geffken

Michael Geffken

Director, Leipzig School of Media
Michael Geffken is the Director of the Leipzig School of Media since 2010.  He previously worked as editor-in-chief inter alia for "Werben & Verkaufen".@lsomgef
avatar for Lutz Kinkel

Lutz Kinkel

Managing Director, European Centre for Press and Media Freedom
Lutz Kinkel represents and manages the ECPMF. Lutz worked in German press for more than 20 years, giving special focus to the areas of politics and media. He was an editor at Spiegel-Online and tagesschau.de and more recently head of the stern-online office in Berlin. He did his Masters... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Schillersaal, Media Campus Villa Ida Poetenweg 28, 04155 Leipzig, Deutschland

1:45pm

Keynote I - THE DAPHNE PROJECT: A Forbidden Story in a Digital Voice
We are excited to have Jules Giraudat, Deputy editor for Forbidden Stories (tbc) and coordinator of the Daphne project, opening Day I with such a recent and important case study!

https://www.forbiddenstories.org/case/the-daphne-project/

Speakers
avatar for Jules Giraudat

Jules Giraudat

Deputy Editor, Freedom Voices Network/Forbidden Stories
Jules Giraudat is a French investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker. He worked for 5 years as a reporter for Premières Lignes Télévision. He directed feature length documentaries on politics, but also on the Volkswagen dieselgate scandal, as well as on chemical pollution... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Schillersaal, Media Campus Villa Ida Poetenweg 28, 04155 Leipzig, Deutschland

2:15pm

Digital Tools to Improve Media Freedom: How to Escape Political Threat in Turkey
dokuz8NEWS: A case study from Turkey, presented by their Director Gökhan Biçici.

Mr Biçici will give an overview on how to escape political pressure by using digital tools and technologies.

At the moment dokuz8NEWS is doing a project on the development of data journalism. The project includes training sessions for disemployed journalists and citizen journalists on data journalism.

Speakers
avatar for Gökhan Biçici

Gökhan Biçici

Director, dokuz8NEWS
Gökhan Biçici is the Director of dokuz8NEWS in Turkey and was one of the most active reporters of the 2013 anti-government Gezi Park protests in Istanbul. dokuz8NEWS has started a project for Developing Capacity for Data Journalism in Turkey. Primary missions of dokuz8NEWS are news... Read More →
avatar for Gürkan Özturan

Gürkan Özturan

Executive Manager, Dokuz8NEWS


Monday May 28, 2018 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Schillersaal, Media Campus Villa Ida Poetenweg 28, 04155 Leipzig, Deutschland

2:45pm

Case Study: Hungary - Digital Ideas for Investigative Journalism
Digital ideas to improve media freedom: Mrs Zödi will speak about Digital tools for investigative/data journalism and how the can be supportive of the freedom of media.

Case Study: Direkt36, Hungary. Direkt36 is a non-profit investigative journalism center with the mission to hold powerful people and institutions accountable.

Speakers
avatar for Blanka Zöldi

Blanka Zöldi

Direkt36
Blanka Zöldi is a journalist at Direkt36, a non-profit investigative journalism centre based in Budapest, Hungary. Direkt36 was launched in 2015 with the mission to expose wrongdoings, corruption, and abuse of power. Most recently she has been covering how companies of PM Viktor... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Schillersaal, Media Campus Villa Ida Poetenweg 28, 04155 Leipzig, Deutschland

3:15pm

Coffee Break
...don't stop debating

Monday May 28, 2018 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Media Campus Villa Ida Poetenweg 28, 04155 Leipzig, Deutschland

3:45pm

Security vs. Freedom? New Risks of Surveillance
Protecting sources in the digital age: Security vs. Freedom
New risks of surveillance are coming with the digital development of our time for journalists in general and investigative journalist maybe even more.

....so lets talk about this very important topic and have a controversial debate about it 

Speakers
avatar for Jillian C. York

Jillian C. York

Director for International Freedom of Expression, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Surveillance Self-Defense and Onlinecensorship.org. Jillian's writing has been featured in Motherboard, the Guardian, Quartz, the Washington Post, and the New York Times, among others. Jillian is a fellow at the Centre for Internet & Human Rights in Berlin and a founding member o... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Schillersaal, Media Campus Villa Ida Poetenweg 28, 04155 Leipzig, Deutschland

4:45pm

Case Study: BLOCKCHAIN & Media Freedom
A case study of Publicism: https://publicism.nl/ presented by the Co-Founder Pieter Haasnoot

Blockchain: How can this new technology be dangerous for, or supportive of media freedom? All the opportunities and risks coming with this self-controlled, independent network.

Publicism is doing a lot of research on the whole topic of blockchain. They worked for two years together with different journalists and supported by big organisations like Press Free Limited on e.g. the safe storage of data or anonymity.


Speakers
avatar for Pieter Haasnoot

Pieter Haasnoot

(Co-)Founder, Publicism/Up-Next
Pieter Haasnoot is a sought-after thought leader on the impact of new technology. He specialises on the intersection of business, society and culture. He has given numerous inspiring keynotes and strategic workshops around the world, with engagements with a wide range of corporates... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Schillersaal, Media Campus Villa Ida Poetenweg 28, 04155 Leipzig, Deutschland

5:30pm

Tactical Tech: Info-Activism, Digital Security & Privacy
Our workshop presenter, the Tactical Technology Collective, will present their work on Info-Activism; Digital Security; and Privacy.

Speakers
avatar for Tactical Tech

Tactical Tech

Digital Security Trainer, Tactical Technology Collective
Technology is impacting on our civil liberties, our rights, and our autonomy. Tactical Tech is a non-profit organisation who has been responding to these shifts for the past 15 years by finding practical solutions for a global network of activists, technologists and engaged citizens... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Schillersaal, Media Campus Villa Ida Poetenweg 28, 04155 Leipzig, Deutschland

6:00pm

Evening reception + screening of COURAGE - JOURNALISM IS NOT A CRIME documentary
Then we can wind down together in the evening with food and drinks and mingling. There will also be a screening of Tom Heinemann's deeply touching and gripping documentary about press freedom that goes right to the very core of it all: no freedom without press freedom. COURAGE - JOURNALISM IS NOT A CRIME (DK, 2018, 43 minutes) portraits the three journalists Erdem Gül, Emin Huseynov, and Lawi Weng, standing up to their oppressive governments despite intimidation, prison and torture. Read more here

Speakers
avatar for Henrik Kaufholz

Henrik Kaufholz

Chair Executive Board, European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)
Henrik Kaufholz works as a staff reporter at Politiken in Copenhagen since 1974. He was a correspondent in Bonn 1980-85, Moscow 1995-97 and Berlin 1997-2002. From 1991 to 1995 he was a travelling correspondent in the Balkans. Kaufholz has lectured journalism in Denmark, Sweden, Norway... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for European Centre for Press and Media Freedom

European Centre for Press and Media Freedom

European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)
Press and media freedom is under attack in Europe, and it’s getting worse. The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) was founded by 25 organisations from 16 countries as an independent European Co-operative Society (SCE) to counter this development. Our work is based... Read More →


Monday May 28, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Media Campus Villa Ida Poetenweg 28, 04155 Leipzig, Deutschland
 
Tuesday, May 29
 

9:15am

Registration
Host DAY II: Jane Whyatt (ECPMF)

Exhibitors
avatar for European Centre for Press and Media Freedom

European Centre for Press and Media Freedom

European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)
Press and media freedom is under attack in Europe, and it’s getting worse. The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) was founded by 25 organisations from 16 countries as an independent European Co-operative Society (SCE) to counter this development. Our work is based... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 9:15am - 9:45am
Media Campus Villa Ida Poetenweg 28, 04155 Leipzig, Deutschland

9:45am

Welcome Back!
Speakers
avatar for Henrik Kaufholz

Henrik Kaufholz

Chair Executive Board, European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF)
Henrik Kaufholz works as a staff reporter at Politiken in Copenhagen since 1974. He was a correspondent in Bonn 1980-85, Moscow 1995-97 and Berlin 1997-2002. From 1991 to 1995 he was a travelling correspondent in the Balkans. Kaufholz has lectured journalism in Denmark, Sweden, Norway... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 9:45am - 10:00am
Schillersaal, Media Campus Villa Ida Poetenweg 28, 04155 Leipzig, Deutschland

10:00am

Keynote II: DIGITAL RIGHTS are Human Rights - Also for the Media!
We are excited to have Nani Jansen Reventlow opening Day II of the conference by speaking about digital rights and the media!

She will address three main challenges to digital rights:
- State interference with the enjoyment of the internet
- Censorship being increasingly carried out by private entities
- Judiciaries that are ill-equipped to respond to technological developments
and give some solutions. 

Speakers
avatar for Nani Jansen Reventlow

Nani Jansen Reventlow

Director, Digital Freedom Fund
Nani Jansen Reventlow is the founding Director of the Digital Freedom Fund, which supports partners in Europe to advance digital rights through strategic litigation. Nani is also an Associate Tenant at Doughty Street Chambers and an Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Schillersaal, Media Campus Villa Ida Poetenweg 28, 04155 Leipzig, Deutschland

10:30am

Roles & Liabilities: Intermediaries, FoX & the ECtHR
Freedom of Expression + the Role and Liability of Intermediaries for Content

ECPMF member Dirk Voorhoof will focus on intermediaries’  role and liabilities as formulated in the CoM Recommendation of March 2018, drawing references to the case of the ECtHR on newsplatforms, bloggers and NGO websites.

Speakers
avatar for Dirk Voorhoof

Dirk Voorhoof

Legal Human Academy
Dirk Voorhoof is co-founder and member of Legal Human Academy. He holds Master Degrees in Law and in Communication Sciences, and a PhD in Media Law. He reports on developments regarding freedom of expression, media and journalism in Europe, including in Iris, legal newsletter of the European Audiovisual Observatory. He is a member of the Human... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Schillersaal, Media Campus Villa Ida Poetenweg 28, 04155 Leipzig, Deutschland

11:00am

FRAbot: Can a Bot be used to Fight Hate Speech & Fake News ?
FRAbot is the social bot in development at the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) of the European Union. Its aim is to counter hate speech online on Twitter by automatically identifying negative words and phrases and replying to them appropriately. FRA’s Blanca Tapia presents the project and discusses its potential advantages and the ethical dilemmas it produces with the ECPMF’s Jane Whyatt.

Moderators
avatar for Jane Whyatt

Jane Whyatt

Press Officer, European Centre for Press and Media Freedom
Jane is responsible for creating and curating web content at the ECPMF and supporting the ECPMF’s activities. She is an experienced journalist, documentary-maker and producer with a strong track record in campaigning for press and broadcasting freedom, diversity and plurality of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Blanca Tapia

Blanca Tapia

Programme Manager, EU Agency for Fundamental Rights
Since July 2016, Blanca Tapia is Programme Manager at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), one of the EU’s decentralised agencies set up to provide expert advice to the institutions of the EU and the Member States. Previously, she was FRA Spokesperson/Media Manager... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 11:00am - 11:40am
Schillersaal, Media Campus Villa Ida Poetenweg 28, 04155 Leipzig, Deutschland

11:40am

Coffee Break
...don't stop debating

Tuesday May 29, 2018 11:40am - 12:00pm
Media Campus Villa Ida Poetenweg 28, 04155 Leipzig, Deutschland

12:00pm

Intermediaries: Changing the Game? A Discussion with FACEBOOK
ECPMFs Managing Director Lutz Kinkel will discuss the wide topic of intermediaries with Marie-Teresa Weber from Facebook. They will talk about the responsibilities of intermediaries concerning media freedom.  

Moderators
avatar for Lutz Kinkel

Lutz Kinkel

Managing Director, European Centre for Press and Media Freedom
Lutz Kinkel represents and manages the ECPMF. Lutz worked in German press for more than 20 years, giving special focus to the areas of politics and media. He was an editor at Spiegel-Online and tagesschau.de and more recently head of the stern-online office in Berlin. He did his Masters... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marie-Teresa Weber

Marie-Teresa Weber

Public Policy Manager, Facebook
Marie-Teresa Weber is Public Policy Manager at Facebook. Before her current position, she worked as a corporate lawyer and served as head of consumer law and media politics at Bitkom, the Federal  Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications, and New Media in Berli... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Schillersaal, Media Campus Villa Ida Poetenweg 28, 04155 Leipzig, Deutschland

12:45pm

Free Press & the Right to be Forgotten (RTBF)
Michael J. Oghia will talk about the so-called Right to be Forgotten (RTBF) as an emerging threat to press freedom. The presentation will give an overview and explore the background of the RTBF in Europe; explain why RTBF policies are relevant to media development and, in some cases, threatening media freedom; showcase how RTBF legislation and jurisprudence is evolving as it is adopted around the world; and highlight what the media can do about it.

Speakers
avatar for Michael J. Oghia

Michael J. Oghia

Advocacy & Engagement Manager, Global Forum for Media Development
Check out our newly launched Dynamic Coalition on the Sustainability of Journalism and News Media (DC-Sustainability): https://bit.ly/2oukRSf


Tuesday May 29, 2018 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Schillersaal, Media Campus Villa Ida Poetenweg 28, 04155 Leipzig, Deutschland

1:15pm

Farewell
a short wrap-up of the two 1/2 days and insights...

Speakers
avatar for Lutz Kinkel

Lutz Kinkel

Managing Director, European Centre for Press and Media Freedom
Lutz Kinkel represents and manages the ECPMF. Lutz worked in German press for more than 20 years, giving special focus to the areas of politics and media. He was an editor at Spiegel-Online and tagesschau.de and more recently head of the stern-online office in Berlin. He did his Masters... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 1:15pm - 1:30pm
Schillersaal, Media Campus Villa Ida Poetenweg 28, 04155 Leipzig, Deutschland

1:30pm

Lunch Break
We will have a great lunch prepared by Michaelis Catering. 

Tuesday May 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Media Campus Villa Ida Poetenweg 28, 04155 Leipzig, Deutschland

2:30pm

Workshop II: TACTICAL TECH! How to Keep Your Data Safe when Travelling Abroad
Workshop by the TACTICAL TECHNOLOGY COLLECTIVE on How to keep your data safe when travelling abroad.
Before and after the ECPMF Game Changer conference we offer an additional, repeated hands-on free workshop for journalists and media freedom activists. It explores ways to defend our sources, contacts and journalistic material when technology impacts on our civil liberties, our rights, and our autonomy. The Tactical Tech Collective is a non-profit organisation that’s been responding to these shifts for the past 15 years by finding practical solutions for a global network of activists, citizens and tech experts.

The workshop will teach practical methods of digital security, for example how to protect data held on digital devices when crossing national borders and what to do when the authorities demand access to cell phones, laptops et. al. for any reason. It will introduce protective software tools and explain the legal framework for dealing with tricky scenarios - for instance travelling to the US or participating in a demonstration. The hands-on workshop will mix teaching with interactive elements and discussions.

PLEASE drop us a line until May 24 here (conference at ecpmf.eu) if and on what day you wish to attend the workshop. Thank you!

Speakers
avatar for Tactical Tech

Tactical Tech

Digital Security Trainer, Tactical Technology Collective
Technology is impacting on our civil liberties, our rights, and our autonomy. Tactical Tech is a non-profit organisation who has been responding to these shifts for the past 15 years by finding practical solutions for a global network of activists, technologists and engaged citizens... Read More →


Tuesday May 29, 2018 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Media Campus Villa Ida Poetenweg 28, 04155 Leipzig, Deutschland