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From FOIA to WikiLeaks - Where Are the Limits of Openness?

The Open Society Foundation Bratislava Law Program cordially invites you to


FROM FOIA TO WIKILEAKS - WHERE ARE THE LIMITS OF OPENNESS?
International conference, 7-8 December 2011, Hotel Gate One, Bratislava

 

PROGRAM 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011

8:30        REGISTRATION

9:30        OPENING SESSION

Alena Pániková, Director, Open Society Foundation, Slovakia 

Aryeh Neier, President, Open Society Foundations, USA

(via video-conference)

10:00 - 11:30       ACCESS TO INFORMATION – THE CONCEPT

Moderator: Vladimír Pirošík, Lawyer, Transparency International, Slovakia

Keynote speaker: Jeremy Lewis, Huntingdon College and FreedomInfo.us, USA

Panelists: Rossen Bosev, Journalist, Capital Weekly, Bulgaria; Tomáš Kamenec, Attorney, FOIA expert, Slovakia; Oldřich Kužílek, public admin advisor, Czech Republic

BREAK

12:00 - 13:30       FOIA – CONTRIBUTIONS AND CHALLENGES

Moderator: Lukaš Fila, Journalist, SME, Slovakia

Keynote speaker: Rado Baťo, ex-Spokesman of the Prime Minister, Slovakia

Panelists: Peter Gogola , Mayor of Banská Bystrica, Slovakia; Matej Hollan, Brneni.cz, Czech Republic; Ivan Rončák, Transparency International, Slovakia

13:30     LUNCH

15:00 – 16:30      DILEMMAS IN INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION (SERVICE TO PUBLIC VS DANGEROUS PROPAGANDA)

Moderator: Tom Nicholson, investigative journalist, Trend, Slovakia/Canada

Keynote speaker: Adam Šura, investigative journalist, Respekt, Czech Republic; Per Anders Johansen, investigative journalist, Norway

Panelists: Denis Cenusa, independent expert, Moldavia; Roland Kyška, independent expert and publicist, Slovakia         

BREAK

17:00 – 18:30      FOIA GOOD PRACTICES

Keynote speaker: Per Anders Johansen, investigative journalist, Norway

Panelists: Alexander Kashumov, lawyer, Access to Information Program, Bulgaria; Ruta Mrazauskaite, Transparency International, Lithuania; Nahiba Sayed, The New York Times, USA

19:00     RECEPTION

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2011

10:00 - 11:30       INFOLEAKS – THE ERA OF OPENESS

Moderator: Gavin MacFadyen, Director, Centre for Investigative Journalism, UK

Keynote speaker: Kristinn Hrafnsson, Spokesman, Wikileaks, UK

Panelists: Rossen Bosev, Project Balkanleaks, Bulgaria ; Per Anders Johansen, investigative journalist, Norway; Christoph Thanei, Journalist, Die Presse, Austria

                BREAK

12:00 - 13:30       ACCESSIBILITY OF OPEN SOURCE INFORMATION (CROWDSOURCING)

Moderator: Roland Kyška, independent expert and publicist, Slovakia

Keynote speaker: Heather Brooke, writer, journalist and activist, UK

Panelists: Jiří Fiala, nasipolitici.cz, Czech Republic; Peter Kunder, Fair Play Alliance, Slovakia; Filip Vagač, Plenipotentiary of the Government for Civil Society, Slovakia          

13:30     LUNCH

 

For more information see www.osf.sk, or contact Zuzana Neupauer: zneupauer@osf.sk, Viktoria Mlynarcikova: viktoria@osf.sk.