Presentation: European Youth Press

Reporting Corruption and Tax Avoidance: Investigative Tools

Panel discussion on tax evasion

9 Jun 2017

Learn more about corruption reporting and ways to detangle the complexity of this timeless phenomenon on the expert panel discussion taking place on June 9th. The European Youth Press – Network of Young Media Makers is putting together a local event organised within the project "Detecting, Deterring and Reporting Corruption Work Plan" that is supported by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.

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Reporting Corruption - At Mediamatic, the European Youth Press organised the expert panel discussion event Reporting Corruption and Tax Avoidance: Investigative Tools on June 9th 2017. European Youth Press

An expert panel will be present to tackle the issue of corruption, tax avoidance and investigative journalism from multiple perspectives. The panel will be followed with a 30-minute Q/A where the audience will have a change to interact with the speakers’ talking points, ask questions and give feedback! 

Nils Köbis

Post-doctoral researcher on the social psychology of corruption at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and CREED. His talk will cover the meaning and social norms of corruption and how media reports on corruption can impact emotions and the people's willingness to oppose it.

Gijs Verbraak

Senior Policy Advisor at ActionAid Nederland and Tax Avoidance expert.
His talk will focus on how the Dutch government or tax havens are facilitating tax avoidance and will offer one or two cases.

Fritz Streiff

Lawyer and project and research officer at Transparency International Netherlands. He will share knowledge on the need for good journalists, the Panama Papers and its consequences in the Netherlands and beyond and the hidden world of corruption and its ultimate beneficial owners and financial flows.

Marcel Metze (to be confirmed)

Member of the International Committee of Investigative Journalism.
He wrote for a number of Dutch newspapers and magazines including NRC Handelsblad, De Volkskrant and Intermediair and covered, for example, connections between big business and governmental agencies.

Double chance

One selected participant of this event will have a chance to take part in a training course in Vilnius, Lithuania, from 3 to 7 July, 2017 (see details here).
To do so, send your CV and 2 min. video to:


Reporting Corruption and Tax Avoidance: Investigative Tools
Friday 9 June
Program starts at 20:00
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam

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