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4th CIJ Logan Symposium

Collective Intelligence

16–19 November 2020

Mon 16 Nov
Tue 17 Nov
Wed 18 Nov
Thu 19 Nov
Monday 16 November
  • 16 November 2020 10.00–10.45
Symposium Event
 — Keynote Panel

Opening Remarks

Opening remarks and keynotes. This is a DAY-1 Main Stage event. Visit our registration page for more information on how to attend.
10.00–12.00
Symposium Event
 — Masterclass

Infosec for Journalists

This masterclass series is comprised of four 90-min hands-on sessions on information security for journalists. It will cover the risks associated to digital technologies and mitigation strategies that can be employed to improve our security, as citizens and as professionals.
  • 16 November 2020 12.00–13.00
Symposium Event
 — Panel

Opening Plenary

What does it really mean to be an investigative journalist in the 21st Century, and how is the profession changing? Do the current threats to investigative journalism come from governments and the law, or from elsewhere - terrorists, mafia states, the purveyors of “disinformation” or the big technology companies, and foundations which increasingly fund it?
  • 16 November 2020 13.00–14.00
Symposium Event
 — Discussion

The New Intermediaries

Autumn 2020: The trials of Rui Pinto in Lisbon and Julian Assange in London, at almost exactly the same time and on similar charges, have made even more pressing the question of how to defend the new intermediaries working in and around investigative journalism to challenge power.
  • 16 November 2020 14.00–15.00
Symposium Event
 — Discussion

Blowing the Whistle

Tyler Schultz is the whistleblower who first raised the alarm on Elizabeth Holmes's $10billion company Theranos. In conversation with Delphine Halgand-Mishra, Executive Director of The Signals Network, he discusses the experience of turning whistleblower against fashionable big business and venture capital, the legal archipelago which often confronts those who speak out, the experience of dealing with journalists, and the wider implications of the case.
  • 16 November 2020 18.00–19.00
Symposium Event
 — Discussion

In Conversation with Ai Weiwei

This is a DAY-1 Main Stage event. Visit our registration page for more information on how to attend.
Tuesday 17 November
10.00–12.00
Symposium Event
 — Masterclass

Infosec for Journalists

This masterclass series is comprised of four 90-min hands-on sessions on information security for journalists. It will cover the risks associated to digital technologies and mitigation strategies that can be employed to improve our security, as citizens and as professionals.
  • 17 November 2020 12.30–14.00
Symposium Event
 — Panel

Blaming the Messenger

With the rise of the Gilets Jaunes and Black Lives Matter movements and the furores over police brutality everywhere from France to the US to Belarus, how best do we defend and protect freelance journalists from attack by police, government and the state?
  • 17 November 2020 15.00–16.00
Symposium Event
 — Panel

The Trial of Golden Dawn

Dubbed by the media as "the biggest trial of fascists since Nuremberg", the trial of the Greek neo-nazis concluded in late October with the conviction of the organisation’s leadership in long prison sentences.
  • 17 November 2020 17.30–19.00
Symposium Event
 — Panel

Opening the Black Box

With the resort to facial recognition technology and algorithms by governments and the private sector, big data and the “artificial” intelligence required to process that data are being deployed without any real accountability.
Wednesday 18 November
10.00–12.00
Symposium Event
 — Masterclass

Infosec for Journalists

This masterclass series is comprised of four 90-min hands-on sessions on information security for journalists. It will cover the risks associated to digital technologies and mitigation strategies that can be employed to improve our security, as citizens and as professionals.
  • 18 November 2020 11.00–12.00
Symposium Event
 — Panel

Digging Italy: Doing Investigative Reporting in Italy

Doing investigative reporting in Italy can be dangerous and complex. Overall, Italian journalism lacks a strong investigative culture comparable to the one of the Anglo-Saxon world and, with some exceptions in broadcasting and other actors, Italian media tend to dedicate little attention to investigative reporting.
  • 18 November 2020 13.00–14.30
Symposium Event
 — Panel

Locking down Debate?

Have the convulsions of Covid-19 opened to the door to a creeping censoriousness, surveillance and authoritarianism? Are big tech companies shutting down debate and stoking conspiracy theories by excluding controversial voices, and is the technology for coronavirus surveillance and the social measures to combat it as useful as it seems?
  • 18 November 2020 17.00–18.15
Symposium Event
 — Panel

Investigating Islamism

How far should a journalist go when it comes to investigating radical Islamism, and what are the dangers? What methods work best - undercover reporting online, the interpretation of documents, social media analysis, documentary or on-the-ground reporting?
Thursday 19 November
10.00–12.00
Symposium Event
 — Masterclass

Infosec for Journalists

This masterclass series is comprised of four 90-min hands-on sessions on information security for journalists. It will cover the risks associated to digital technologies and mitigation strategies that can be employed to improve our security, as citizens and as professionals.
  • 19 November 2020 14.00–15.15
Symposium Event
 — Panel

Follow the Data: Corruption, Leaks & People vs. Power

Moderated by Tatiana Bazzichelli, this talk on how open-source intelligence tools and collective strategies reconfigure investigations brings together investigative television journalist Natalie Sedletska, software artisan and ethical hacker Denis “Jaromil” Roio, and data team lead at OCCRP Friedrich Lindenberg.
  • 19 November 2020 15.00–16.00
Symposium Event
 — Masterclass

Investigating Procurement

The global response to COVID-19 has put procurement in the spotlight. Masks, school lunches, potholes: that's where the government put taxpayer's money to work. Globally, US $13 trillion is spent on contracts with private companies.
  • 19 November 2020 16.00–17.30
Symposium Event
 — Panel

The Limits of FOIA

Presentation: Nicholson Baker vs the CIA Nearly a decade ago, while investigating the possibility that the United States had used biological weapons in the Korean War, one of America’s most inventive and challenging novelists Nicholson Baker requested a series of Air Force documents under the provisions of the U.S.