Toby McIntosh

Editor, GIJN

Toby McIntosh serves as director of GIJN’s Resource Center, which provides online resources to journalists worldwide. He was the editor of FreedomInfo.org, (2010-2017) a nonprofit website based in Washington, D.C. that covers international transparency laws. He was with Bloomberg BNA for 39 years and has filed numerous US Freedom of Information requests and has written about FOI policies worldwide. He is a steering committee member of FOIANet, an network of FOI advocates.

Toby is speaking at

September 26, 2019
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Room 2.103, HafenCity Universität (HCU)

Speakers

  • Margot Williams (Speaker) Investigative researcher and trainer, Freelance
  • Karina Shedrofsky (Speaker) Head of research, Organized Crime & Corruption Reporting Project
  • Emilia Diaz Struck (Speaker) Research editor & Latin America coordinator, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
  • Toby McIntosh (Moderator) Editor, GIJN

Description

Have a reporting question? Can't find data on something? It's your lucky day. We've brought together some of the best researchers at GIJC19 on one panel. Come prepared with a question to stump our panel, and they'll get to work solving it. In the meantime, they can show off an extraordinary toolbox of databases, search engines, tools and tricks drawn from GIJN, ICIJ, OCCRP and elsewhere. 

September 26, 2019
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Room 2.103, HafenCity Universität (HCU)

Speakers

Description

A new generation of satellites is providing lower-cost, higher resolution images of much of the Earth. Panelists will describe how to do investigations using satellite imagery on topics as varied as human rights, war, climate change, and land use. Examples of successful projects will be shared. Learn where to find images and how to analyze them.

French Translation
September 27, 2019
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Lecture Hall 200, HafenCity Universität (HCU)

Speakers

Description

The technology exists to track planes and ships around the world. Journalists have used various tools to help produce headline-making probes of corruption, environmental crimes, arms trafficking, and more. Speakers on this panel will provide practical tips, with plenty of examples.

September 27, 2019
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
K89, Der Spiegel

Speakers

Description

More than 100 countries now have freedom of information (FOI) and right-to-information (RTI) laws. But many are not tested and others work poorly.

In this panel, three experts will describe their success in requesting government information using FOI and RTI laws, including ICIJ, which coordinated requests in scores of countries for its medical devices project. Tips and tricks will be shared along with practical ideas for fruitful inquiries.

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