11 June 2021

The European legal framework on personal data protection is constantly evolving and the issue of citizens’ privacy is increasingly central to the public debate. Journalists must move confidently in this area, to ensure that people’s fundamental rights are respected while fulfilling their reporting role

OBC Transeuropa is contributing to the debate by offering journalists practical tools to deal with these issues, drawing on the experience of PANELFIT , a Horizon 2020 project focused in this area, to which we contribute as leaders of the European Data Journalism Network .

Within this context, we are holding a series of free webinars targeted to journalists that will focus on different aspects of data protection issues with a pan-European angle.

Here is the full calendar:

#1 -  15 JUNE 2021, 4 pm CEST
Handling personal data in a pandemic

#2 -  22 JUNE 2021, 4 pm CEST
How to fight disinformation, misinformation and malinformation

#3 - 6 JULY 2021, 11 am CEST
Data protection and social media: how to work with social platforms while avoiding lawsuits

#4 - 8 JULY 2021, 11 am CEST
Journalism and the GDPR: practical tools to deal with personal data in the European legal framework

During this series, the Practical Handbook for Journalists on Data Protection  will be presented. The webinars will include an open space for questions, from which we will take inspiration to expand the Handbook.

Iñigo De Miguel Beriain, senior researcher at the University of the Basque Country, will be the main speaker, with Federico Caruso, a collaborator of OBC Transeuropa, as a moderator. Other speakers will join along the way.

The one-hour webinars are free of charge and will take place on Zoom. To take part, register here (registration is valid for all four webinars): https://zoom.us/. For more information, please write to caruso@balcanicaucaso.org.

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