cij summer school 15-17 July 2011

 

 

speakers

Andrew Jennings
UK-based reporter Andrew Jennings has worked for BBC Panorama, Sunday Times Insight, World In Action, CBS Sixty Minutes and a host of other UK and foreign networks and publications. He has written five books ranging from corruption at Scotland Yard to racketeering at the IOC and FIFA. He is currently the only reporter banned by FIFA president Sepp Blatter.
Andrew takes vacations in Beirut, Palermo, Nicaragua, Chechnya and other places long bombed and forgotten. He lectures at universities from Toronto to Otago about corruption, how to obtain confidential documents and report their contents with a joyous heart.

transparencyinsport.org

Andrew Jennings
Dr Andrew Scott
Andrew Scott is a senior lecturer in law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is currently working on books on Antitrust and the Media to be published by Edward Elgar (with Dr Michael Harker) and on Newsgathering: Journalism, the Public Interest and the Law to be published by Oxford University Press (with Gavin Millar QC). He is also progressing work on the reform of libel law (with Professor Alastair Mullis).
Dr Andrew Scott
Anna Powell Smith
Anna Powell Smith is a Python/JavaScript developer who helped to build ScraperWiki and has a keen interest in open data.

She has contributed to the OpenSpending project on government finance. She has previously trained journalism students at Birmingham City University in web scraping basics.

ScraperWiki.com

Anna Powell Smith
Annie Machon
Annie Machon worked as an intelligence officer for the UK domestic security service, MI5, in the 1990s where she was responsible for investigating political and terrorist targets. She resigned in order to help her former partner and colleague, David Shayler, blow the whistle on the crimes, incompetence and lack of accountability of the spies.
 
Her varied experiences have provided a rare perspective both on the inner workings of governments, intelligence agencies, the judicial system and the media, as well as the wider implications for the need for increased openness and accountability.

anniemachon.com
Annie Machon

Aron Pilhofer
Aron Pilhofer is editor of Interactive News at The New York Times. His team blends journalism and technology to enhance The Times's reporting online through social media, community and data-driven web applications.

Prior to joining The Times, he reported for the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, Gannett newspapers in New Jersey and Delaware and was on the national training staff of Investigative Reporters and Editors. He is co-founder of two news-related nonprofits: DocumentCloud.org and Hacks and Hackers.

DocumentCloud.org

Aron Pilhofer

Benedict Southworth
Benedict Southworth has spent twenty years campaigning around the world on the environment, development and human rights. After working for FOE, Greenpeace and Amnesty International his most recent position was as the Director of the World Development Movement.

He is currently working as an advisor with clients such as Action Aid International, Gingerbread, Our Life, Friends of the Earth and the Pew Charitable Trusts.

benedict southworth
Cynthia O'Murchu
Cynthia O'Murchu is an investigative reporter at the Financial Times where she uses her data and public records research skills to produce stories across a variety of beats.

She was part of the team that produced "Europe's Hidden Billions", an investigative series uncovering how Europe’s second largest subsidy is spent.

Previously, she was the FT’s Deputy Interactive Editor.
Cynthia O'Murchu

David Donald
David Donald is the data editor at the Center for Public Integrity in Washington. His interests include financial, housing and healthcare analysis and new tools for data analysis.

Prior to joining the Center in 2008, he served as training director at Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting for five years.

He focuses on data analysis to uncover fraud and governmental abuse. His stories have won three Batten Awards and two Hammet Awards for ethical and courageous journalism.

David Donald

David Leigh
David Leigh is a journalist, author and documentary filmmaker. He is The Guardian's investigations editor and is one of the UK’s best-known investigative journalists.

He investigated BAE systems, revealing that the arms company paid £1bn to Saudi prince Bandar. After being the subject of criminal inquiries in the US, BAE has now admitted crimes connected to arms sales to Saudi Arabia, central Europe and Tanzania, and is to pay fines totaling $400m in the US and £30m in the UK.

David Leigh

David Marchant
David Marchant is the publisher of OffshoreAlert, which specialises in exposing serious financial crime committed in or through Offshore Financial Centres (OFC). He has been sued for libel multiple times in several jurisdictions and never lost, with the first plaintiff currently serving 17 years in prison for tax evasion and money laundering.

He is regularly used as a source of information about OFCs by journalists throughout the world and has worked as a journalist in the UK, Bermuda and the US.

http://OffshoreAlert.com

David Marchant

David Miller
David Miller is professor of sociology at Strathclyde University, Glasgow and writer on propaganda, spin and lobbying. His is a co-founder of Spinwatch.

spinwatch.org

David Miller

Elena Egawhary
Elena Egawhary studied to be a human rights lawyer and ended up as an investigative journalist. Whilst working as a legal reporter, she won a bursary from the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation to study for an MSc in Financial Regulation and Corporate and Financial Crime at the London School of Economics.

Elena’s writing has been published in the Guardian, The New Statesman and the Independent. She teaches data journalism, and believes the most effective investigative journalism combines many skills (it’s not just data crunching). She is grateful to the brave people who choose to speak out, without whom there would be no story.

Elena Egawhary

Eileen Chubb
Eileen Chubb was a member of the 'Bupa 7' whistleblowers, who spoke out against the abuse they had witnessed in Bupa care homes. Reflecting on her experience, she was prompted to write a book: 'Beyond the Facade', in which she examined the abuse, and need for protection of whistleblowers. Founder of the Charity Compassion in Care, she has worked undercover in two hundred care homes. She speaks all over the country about the issue of abuse and works closely with the media to expose abuse and raise awareness.

www.compassionincare.com

Faith Doherty
Born in Malaysia, Faith Doherty has been working as a human rights and environmental activist for over 20 years. She first worked with Greenpeace International campaigning with the Rainbow Warrior and other Greenpeace ships against nuclear weapons at sea. Returning to SE Asia, Faith worked with the Burmese human rights community both in and outside of the country, documenting and exposing human rights abuses. She has been working for the Environmental Investigation Agency for 10 years and is the Team leader for the EIA Forest Team that investigated and exposes illegal logging and the illegal trade in timber from SE Asia to the international markets.

Gavin MacFadyen
As a senior director Gavin MacFadyen has worked on over 50 investigative television programmes, for PBS Frontline, Granada Television’sWorld in Action, the BBC’s Fine Cut, Panorama, The Money Programme and 24 Hours, and Channel 4’s Dispatches.
He has investigated stories on child labour, pollution and despoliation of the environment, torture of political prisoners, neo-Nazis in Britain, Contra murders in Nicaragua, UK industrial accidents, Chinese criminal organisations, a history of the CIA, maritime piracy, election frauds in South America, mines in South Africa, and Frank Sinatras connection with organised crime.

Gavin MacFadyen
Gavin Millar QC
Gavin Millar QC is founder member of the leading human rights practice, Doughty Street Chambers. He is a practising barrister and a part-time judge. He specialises in media law, representing media organisations and journalists.

He is the co-author of Media Law and Human Rights. He has appeared in a number of high-profile cases resisting applications for source and document disclosure and contempt of court.
Gavin Millar QC

Gill Phillips
Gill Phillips currently works as the director of editorial legal services for Guardian News and Media Ltd. She advises on a range of content-related matters including defamation, privacy, contempt of court and reporting restrictions.

Gill has been involved with News Group Newspapers, the College of Law and Times Newspapers Ltd. She was a member of the Ministry of Justice's Working Group on Libel Reform. She was involved in the Trafigura super-injunction case and was a member of the Master of the Rolls Injunction Committee. She also sits as a part-time Employment Tribunal Judge and co-authors the College of Law Employment Law handbook.

Gill Phillips

Graham Holliday
Full-time freelance foreign correspondent since 2001, previously based in South Korea, Vietnam and France. Moved to Kigali, Rwanda in August, 2009 and now reports from kigaliwire.com - a social media experiment using a wide range of free tools to aggregate news about Rwanda and do journalism online. Today he works mostly with journalism training for BBC College of Journalism, University lecturing on online journalism and as a media consultant. Graham is also working on long term photographic projects in Rwanda.

 

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Gill Phillips

Hans-Martin Tillack
Hans-Martin Tillack works for the weekly German publication Stern, and has a particular interest in investigating corruption and the secret service. He is the author of two books on the EU and on corruption.

From 1999 to 2004 he was the EU correspondent for Stern in Brussels. After having revealed several cases of alleged corruption and irregularities within the EU institutions he was victim of a raid conducted by the Belgian police and instigated by the EU anti-fraud office OLAF. The raid was subsequently declared illegal by the European Court of Human Rights.

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Iain Overton
Iain Overton is the managing editor of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Prior to this, he was a commissioning executive at ITN and a senior producer at the BBC. His work includes investigations into the international trade in counterfeit pharmaceuticals, corporate killings in Iraq, human rights abuses by the Brazilian police and Glasgow gang-land murders linked to security contracts.
His work has been recognised with a Peabody Award, an Amnesty International Award, a OneWorld Award, a Prix Circom and a BAFTA Scotland, amongst others. He was recognised in 2006 as Legal Journalist of the Year by the British Bar Council.
Iain Overton

James Ball
James Ball is a data journalist working for the Guardian investigations team. He joined the Guardian from Wikileaks, and prior to this worked for the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

He completed his postgraduate diploma in investigative journalism at City University in 2008 and has trained and given talks in the UK and internationally on the emerging field of data-driven journalism.

 James Ball

Jeff Katz
Jeff Katz started his working life as a copy boy at The New York Times. Following service in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War, he worked on a variety of publications in the UK and US, eventually becoming deputy editor of an English provincial newspaper.

In 1987 he was invited to join the American investigation company Kroll Associates in London and in 1995 was appointed the company's Director of European Operations. Mr. Katz left Kroll in 1998 and became Chief Executive of the Bishop Group in 1999, overseeing hundreds of investigations around the world.

Jeff Katz

Jennifer LaFleur
Jennifer LaFleur is the director for computer-assisted reporting at ProPublica. She was previously the computer-assisted reporting editor for The Dallas Morning News, where she worked on the investigative team.

She has directed CAR at the San Jose Mercury News and at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and was Investigative Reporters and Editors' (IRE) first training director.

She has won awards for her coverage of disability, legal and open government issues. Jennifer is the co-author of IRE's Mapping for Stories: A Computer-Assisted Reporting Guide.

Jennifer LaFleur
Justin Walford
Justin Walford is the former legal manager for The Daily Express and The Sunday Express newspapers. He works now for The News of the World and The Sun.
Kathryn Bolkovac
Kathryn Bolkovac is a former police investigator from Nebraska who served as an international police task force human rights investigator in Bosnia. She cooperated with Human Rights Watch to expose the misconduct and human rights abuses committed against young girls, forced into prostitution and used as sex slaves by US military contractors such as DynCorp and other UN-related police and international organisations.

She is the author of The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military contractors, and One Woman's Fight for Justice and a film based on her experiences will be released later this year. You can watch the trailer here.

Documents from Kathryns Employee Tribunal can be found here.

Kathryn Bolkovac
Kristinn Hrafnsson
Kristinn Hrafnsson is the spokesperson for Wikileaks and brings a close working knowledge of the plans, methods and structures of the organisation. An experienced, three time award winning investigative television reporter who, along with his entire crew, was sacked from Icelandic television for exposing the secret connections between the Kaupthing Bank and leading businessmen. He has spoken for WikiLeaks in Europe, South America and Australia and is active in training investigative reporters in Iceland.
Kathryn Bolkovac

Luuk Sengers
Luuk Sengers is partner at Story-Based Inquiry Associates, an international research and training unit for investigative journalism. Prior to this, he was an economics reporter.

Luuk teaches research techniques at journalism schools and in newsrooms, and wrote a Dutch manual about investigative reporting. He currently writes about energy and the effects of climate change. Luuk was on the board of the Dutch-Flemish association of investigative journalists (VVOJ) and is a member of the Global Investigative Journalism Network.

www.storybasedinquiry.com

Luuk Sengers

Melissa Jones
Melissa Jones works for Public Interest Investigations, a non-profit organisation set up in 2005 to monitor, expose and challenge corporate and government public relations, propaganda and lobbying. Through its SpinWatch (www.spinwatch.org) and Powerbase (www.powerbase.info) projects it promotes and campaigns for greater transparency and documents the networks of power, issues and groups shaping the public agenda.

Margy Haywood
Margy Haywood qualified as a nurse in 1986 and worked for 20 years in various roles within the NHS. In 2005, concerned with what she had witnessed during this time, she agreed to participate in a BBC Panorama documentary to expose abuse and neglect within the NHS.

In retaliation for hew work with Panorama she lost her job and was struck off the NMC for breach of patient confidentiality. Following a successful appeal in 2009, she was reinstated and in the same year was awarded the 'Nurse of the Year' award. She now works as a freelance healthcare trainer.

Margy Haywood

Martin Tomkinson
Martin Tomkinson is a veteran investigative financial journalist and corporate researcher. From 2000-2004 he did the financial research for the Mail on Sunday’s Rich List and from 2005 to date he has worked on the Sunday Times' Rich List.

He has written for all the UK’s major newspapers. He started with Private Eye in 1972 and has worked as a freelance since 1981. He is the author of two books, Nothing to Declare: the Political Corruptions of John Poulson (with Michael Gillard) and The Pornbrokers: The Rise of the Soho Sex Barons.

Martin Woods
Martin Woods is the managing director of Hermes Forensic Solutions Ltd. He is an experienced fraud investigator and anti-money laundering practitioner. As a former detective who imprisoned money launderers and fraudsters he knows how they operate and think. He now applies that knowledge in the regulated sector and is an innovator in financial crime and anti-money laundering systems and controls.

Most recently he has implemented anti-bribery policies and controls and written the wholesale markets training module for the International compliance Association’s Financial Crime Certificate.

Martin Woods
Mark Lee Hunter
Mark Lee Hunter is an adjunct professor and senior research fellow at INSEAD, based in the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre. He is the only person to have won awards from Investigative Reporters and Editors, the world's leading organisation in the field, both for his investigative reports and for his research on journalism.

He is the author of over 100 investigative reports and six books, including Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists, and along with Luuk Sengers is also a partner at Story-Based Inquiry Associates.

www.storybasedinquiry.com
Mark Lee Hunter

Nicola Hughes
Nicola Hughes is recent journalism graduate. She began blogging about data journalism in the summer of 2010. At the same time she was assigned to the digital news team at CNN International. She now works for ScraperWiki as a datajournalist.
To explore the world of datajournalism, the braver news organisations have paired developers and journalists to work with data on news platforms. Nicola has decided to try it the other way around - pair a journalist with developers on the developer platform and see what can be made with data on the web. The experiment continues...

Nicola Hughes

Paul Lashmar
Paul Lashmar is an investigative journalist who has worked in TV, radio and print for three decades. He is also a TV producer, author and lecturer. He is the acting head of journalism at Brunel University where he is launching the innovative MA in Campaigning and Journalism.

Since entering journalism in 1978 he has been on the staff of The Observer (1978-89), Granada TV's World in Action current affairs series (1989-1992) and the Independent (1998-2001). Paul covered the War on Terror for the Independent on Sunday from 2001-2008. He was awarded 'Reporter of the Year' in the 1986 UK Press Awards.

Paul Lashmar

Paul Moore
Paul Moore is the former head of group regulatory risk at HBOS, one of the UK’s largest banks with assets in 2007 of over £660bn, over 74,000 full and part time staff and profits before tax of £5.4bn. When the banking crisis hit, HBOS had to be rescued by a forced acquisition by Lloyds Banking group supported by government capital and liquidity support.

Dubbed 'The HBOS Whistleblower', he was the only senior risk and compliance executive in the UK banking sector to speak out publicly in the aftermath of the financial crisis about what he saw from the inside of a bank.

Paul Moore

Paul Lewis
Paul Lewis is special projects editor for the Guardian. He was named 'Reporter of the Year' at the British Press Awards 2010 and won the 2009 Bevins Prize for outstanding investigative journalism.

He previously worked at the Washington Post as the Stern Fellow.

 Paul Lewis

Paul Myers
Paul joined the BBC in 1995 as a news information researcher. After moving to the corporation's training division in 1999, he coined the term "blended learning" and developed unique approaches to training and research methodology.

Having worked with computers since 1976, Paul has successfully introduced many technical tools into the world of journalism. He has also helped shape BBC editorial policy on internet research.

Away from training, he has produced online chatrooms, presented items for Watchdog and Click Online and has provided assistance to Panorama, Radio Five Live and many other news-, current affairs- and consumer programmes.

Andrew Bousfield
Andrew Bousfield qualified as a barrister before going to journalism school at New York University. Documents show he was soon declared 'persona non grata' by the administration after writing a column about American war-mongering as a drunken English colonel. He returned to England to work at the Centre for Investigative Journalism and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.
Andrew has worked with whistleblowers across all sectors, using his legal knowledge to ensure the truth could be released and the source protected. He also still gives legal advice to national newspapers.

Sally Gainsbury

Raj Bairoliya
Raj Bairoliya is a chartered accountant and senior managing director of FTI Forensic Accounting, part of FTI Consulting, Inc. The FTI forensic and litigation consulting practice provides independent advice and supports clients with services ranging from forensic accounting and electronic discovery to fraud investigations and is engaged in many high profile investigations.

FTI Consulting is retained by law firms, corporates as well law enforcement and regulatory agencies. Raj has specialised in forensic accounting investigations for over 20 years.

FTI Consulting

Raj Bairoliya

Rob Evans
Rob Evans has won awards for his work both on corruption scandals and for promoting freedom of information. He has been a journalist with the Guardian newspaper since 1999 where he uses freedom of information laws to get stories for the paper.

His book - Gassed, British Chemical Warfare Experiments on Humans at Porton Down - was published in 2000. He has worked for the Financial Times, the Sunday Telegraph and has also worked on television documentaries.

Rob Evans
Robert Miller
Robert Miller is the presenter of Telegraph TV's daily Business Bullet show. He is a former senior business correspondent at the Telegraph, associate editor of Sunday Business, city editor-in-chief of the Express and banking correspondent of The Times. Previously he was personal finance correspondent at The Observer.

He is a former adviser to the DTI's Foresight Panel on business, a member of Lautro, the old unit trust and life office regulator and pension fund trustee at News International.

Robert Miller

Robert Palmer
Robert Palmer is a policy analyst and campaigner working to curb the role that the financial system plays in facilitating corruption and entrenching poverty in the developing world. Robert investigates major banks which have done business with corrupt politicians and develops practical policy solutions to prevent such abuses of the financial system. Recently he exposed which financial institutions were managing the assets of the $65bn Libyan Investment Authority.

Richard Brooks
Richard is a reporter with Private Eye magazine, writing mainly for the In the Back section. In 2008 he won the Paul Foot award for work on a privatisation scandal at Britain's international development fund, CDC. He is a former tax inspector and has exposed tax avoidance at some of Britain's biggest companies, including the Vodafone scheme that sparked the UK Uncut protests. He was a member of the Guardian's Tax Gap team in 2009 and also co-authored a report with ActionAid on tax avoidance in the developing world by British brewing company SABMiller.

Robert Miller
Richard Murphy
As principal researcher of the Tax Justice Network from its inception until 2009 Richard Murphy helped put the tax haven issue on the international agenda. He was the principal author of Tax Us If You Can, Closing the Floodgates, Creating Turmoil and the extensive analysis underpinning TJN’s Secrecy Jurisdictions website and its Financial Secrecy Index. 

He is a co-author of Tax Havens: How Globalization Really Works, and is working on a new book entitled The Joy of Tax.
Richard Murphy
Richard Orange
Richard Orange is managing director of Orchard News Bureau Ltd, (ONB) a media consultancy company specialising in local government/police authority affairs and media law.

He is a senior lecturer at the Lincoln School of Journalism, an external examiner at the Cardiff School of Journalism and a visiting lecturer at the Nottingham Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism. He has worked for a variety of regional and national newspapers and magazines.

orchardnews.com
Richard Orange

Roddy Mansfield
Roddy Mansfield produces investigations for Sky News and has been using covert cameras for 15 years. He has secretly filmed the rescue of a kidnapped bride in Pakistan, exposed illegal exports of electronic waste to West Africa and busted Shahtoosh dealers in India. His investigations have led to arrests and convictions for gun-dealing, wildlife offences, computer hacking, immigration fraud, environment crime and sexual grooming. He is interested in the ways journalists can apply technology to obtain evidence for their investigations.

He started his journalist career as a video-activist with the alternative news service Undercurrents where he provided media support to campaign groups working on social-justice and environment issues. He has been arrested 14 times for filming where he 'shouldn't', but has also won damages against police for wrongful arrest and false imprisonment.

Sally Gainsbury
Sally Gainsbury is a reporter for the Financial Times, where she is based in the paper’s new investigations team.

Sally specialises in public finance and before joining the FT was news editor at the Health Service Journal.

She is the past winner of the Press Gazette 'Reporter of the Year' and of two Medical Journalist Association news reporter awards.

Sally Gainsbury

Smári McCarthy
Smári McCarthy is research director at the International Modern Media Institute (IMMI) and co-founder of the Icelandic Digital Freedoms Society. He founded the Shadow Parliament Project, an attempt to crowdsource democracy and worked on developing and spreading digital fabrication technology through Fab Labs and Hacker Spaces.

immi.is

Smári McCarthy

Stellan Björk
Stellan Björk is a Swedish business reporter and author who works on investigative stories. He has worked for several Swedish business magazines and written four books, one of them about the Swedish furniture giant Ikea.

He worked as a researcher for a programme uncovering Ikea's - and its founder Ingvar Kamprad's - extensive tax planning with a web of companies and foundations around the world. The programme received huge attention in Sweden and other countries. Along with his collegue, Carl von Schulzenheim, he won the 2002 'Golde Spade' award for a series of articles about the late Jan Stenbeck, a well-known and controversial Swedish entrepreneur.

Stellan Björk

Terry Bryan
Terry has been a Registered Nurse for 30 years, working mostly in high-
profile services, eventually attaining the position of Senior Nurse Manager in an autism-specific Low-Secure Independent Hospital in 2001.
He regularly performed internal/external audits for several care providers and was involved in obtaining accredited status for services, together with Investors in People Awards. He also formulated policies/procedures/protocols and led recruitment, staff disciplinaries, complaints and investigations. Terry became a whistleblower for Panorama after his converns regarding abuse at the Winterbourne View care home were ignored by managers and the CQC.

Stellan Björk
Wojtek Bogusz
Wojtek Bogusz is a digital security consultant, providing training and advice to human rights activists on how to increase the privacy and freedom of communication in repressive environments.

He currently works for the Dublin-based Front Line, an international foundation for the protection of human rights defenders. He is the co-author and project leader of Security in a Box - a toolkit of software and guides for improving computer security and privacy.
Wojtek Bogusz

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