Logan Symposium 2016

    Building an Alliance against Surveillance, Secrecy and Censorship
    Berlin, 11-12 March, 2016

    The Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ), based in London, is pleased to announce that its second Logan Symposium will be held in Berlin at the Berlin Congress Center, 11-12 March 2016. Expect some of the biggest names in investigative journalism and hacktivism to be present.

    Held over two days, the Logan Symposium brings together journalists and hacktivists to debate issues of surveillance, privacy and censorship. The two groups hope to explore common ground for collaboration, particularly concerning the development of privacy tools to protect sensitive information and sources. They will be joined by legal and security experts, as well as artists, to inform and charge the ongoing debate about freedom of the press, privacy and government accountability. All will share important new insights on spying, whistleblowing, forensics and future of cooperative working.

    If you care about human rights, civil liberties, free speech, information security or data management the event next spring, March 11-12, is not to be missed.

    Why Berlin? The CIJ has already begun to offer a series of practical training programmes in Berlin, Germany’s capital of 3.5 million, known as a vibrant city of culture, politics, media, and science. Berlin is home to renowned universities, orchestras, and museums, and is well known for its festivals, diverse architecture, nightlife, contemporary arts, and its international community of journalists, hackers, writers, artists, thinkers and entrepreneurs. The CIJ Symposium offers an opportunity for many of these diverse disciplines to begin or strengthen innovative collaborations.

    Our 2016 Symposium is made possible through the generous support of The Reva and David Logan Foundation. 

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    The History of the Logan Symposium

    In December 2014, the CIJ’s inaugural Logan Symposium took place at the Barbican Centre in London. The event attracted over 500 attendees from mainstream and alternative media, NGOs, hackers, civil society activists, students and artists. The general public made up forty percent of the audience.

    The speakers included such luminaries as Seymour Hersh, Daniel Ellsberg, Julian Assange, Richard Stallman, Laura Poitras, Sarah Harrison, Charles Lewis, Bea Edwards, Lowell Bergman, John Pilger, James Bamford, Duncan Campbell, Jacob Appelbaum, Andy Müller-Maguhn and Bernd Fix.

    The Centre for Investigative Journalism
    The CIJ is dedicated to in-depth professional training and education of journalists who care about reporting on public interest issues. For 13 years the CIJ has run summer schools, film series, classes, workshops and seminars on investigative methodology and techniques, both in London (City University and Goldsmiths) and abroad (Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York and the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg). Over 1500 journalists from 30 countries have attended CIJ’s workshops and classes; in 2015, for the first time, CIJ brought its workshops on information security and data journalism to Berlin.

    All of CIJ’s work is non-profit, and foundation- and/or donor-supported; we accept no funds from corporate interests or governments.

    The Reva & David Logan Foundation
    A Chicago-based family foundation, The Reva and David Logan Foundation makes strategic grants in the arts, investigative journalism, scholarship, and programs to promote social justice. The leadership of the foundation recognizes the importance of a free press as a powerful bulwark for democracy.