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Dataharvest/EIJC, The European Investigative Journalism Conference organised by Journalismfund.eu, is the most relevant networking event for investigative and data journalists in Europe. Dataharvest EIJC16 will take place on Friday 3, Saturday 4 and Sunday morning 5 June 2016, with a pre-conference Hack Day on Thursday 2 June.
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Friday, June 3 • 15:15 - 16:15
(JF) Young and hopeful: the trafficking of promising football players

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There are 294 African and South-American underage footballers playing in the main european leagues. They search for a better life and professional success, but most times that never happens. They expose themselves to multimillionaire cross-national structures of power and quick profits. Meet two teams with two different approaches to the same story. Both used crossborder collaboration and data journalism in their research. "Game On" was recently awarded with the AMI Prize Journalism Against Indifference.

These two projects were realised with the support of Journalismfund.eu's European cross-border and Connecting Continents grant programmes: Game On and Who extracts the value of Nigerian Football Players?

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Marjorie Blomme

Editorial Co-ordinator, Journalismfund.eu
Marjorie Blomme is Journalismfund.eu's editorial co-ordinator for the Connecting Continents grant programme. She answers questions regarding the grants and is in charge of preparing the applications for the jury and following up on the ongoing investigations. | | Marjorie is based in Antwerp, Belgium, and also works as a freelance journalist. She has a master's degree in modern history and in journalism from Ghent university. Her work has been... Read More →

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Yemisi Akinbobola

Founder/Editor-in-Chief, IQ4News
Yemisi is the founder/editor-in-chief of IQ4News.com, a collaborative platform for news and analysis on Africa. | She is also a lecturer and researcher in media studies at the Birmingham School of Media. Her research interest is in digital journalism, and, African feminism. | She is a freelance writer for the United Nations Africa Renewal magazine, and has several years of experience in communication management in the charity sector.
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Sofia da Palma Rodrigues

Reporter, Divergente
Sofia da Palma Rodrigues is a freelance journalist and has worked as a print reporter from Guinea-Bissau, Morocco, Brasil and several countries in Europe in the last eight years. She is a board member of Bagabaga Studios – a co-op dedicated to the production, training and research on digital media and development - and is now doing a PhD in Post-Colonialism and Global Citizenship at Universidade de Coimbra.

Friday June 3, 2016 15:15 - 16:15

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