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

2:15pm CEST

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.

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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 →
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Gürkan Özturan

Executive Manager, Dokuz8NEWS

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

2:45pm CEST

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.

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Blanka Zöldi

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 CEST
Schillersaal, Media Campus Villa Ida Poetenweg 28, 04155 Leipzig, Deutschland

3:45pm CEST

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 


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 of... Read More →

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

4:45pm CEST

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.

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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 CEST
Schillersaal, Media Campus Villa Ida Poetenweg 28, 04155 Leipzig, Deutschland

5:30pm CEST

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.

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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 CEST
Schillersaal, Media Campus Villa Ida Poetenweg 28, 04155 Leipzig, Deutschland
Tuesday, May 29

10:30am CEST

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.

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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 CEST
Schillersaal, Media Campus Villa Ida Poetenweg 28, 04155 Leipzig, Deutschland

11:00am CEST

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.

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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 →

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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 CEST
Schillersaal, Media Campus Villa Ida Poetenweg 28, 04155 Leipzig, Deutschland

12:00pm CEST

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.  

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Dr 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 →

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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 CEST
Schillersaal, Media Campus Villa Ida Poetenweg 28, 04155 Leipzig, Deutschland

12:45pm CEST

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.

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Michael J. Oghia

Advocacy & Engagement Manager, Global Forum for Media Development
Co-moderator, PL 4

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