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June 6 - 8, 2014, Near Kyiv, Ukraine
Mezhyhirya Festival
Investigative Journalism + Digital Activism + Leaks

Journalism, technology & activism

at the ex-president Yanukovych residence Mezhyhirya


3
Days

In the residency of ex-president Yanukovych

300
Participants

International & local experts

+30
Events

Talks, discussions, workshops & parties

Schedule



Some speakers



Morgan Marquis-Boire
Morgan Marquis-Boire
Google and CitizensLab

Is a Senior Security Engineer at Google, focusing on the protection of high-risk users

Stephan Urbach
Stephan Urbach
Telecomix

The activist group Telecomix works to circumvent surveillance, and to promote internet freedom and human rights.

Bruce Sterling
Bruce Sterling
Cyberpunk writer

Sterling is writer, futurist and one of the founders of the cyberpunk movement in science fiction

Hisham Almiraat
Hisham Almiraat
Global Voices Advocacy

Global Voices Advocacy director and long-time member of the Global Voices community

Smari McCarthy
Smari McCarthy
International Modern Media Institute

Is an Icelandic/Irish innovator and information activist. He is executive director of the International Modern Media Institute

Quinn Norton
Quinn Norton
Journalist / activist

Is a journalist, photographer and blogger covering hacker culture, Anonymous, Occupy movement. Her work has appeared in Wired ,The Guardian,Make magazine

Jasmina Tesanovic
Jasmina Tesanovic
Author / Activist / Artist

Originally from Belgrade Serbia. Her latest project is hacking famous war songs and remaking them from a pacifist woman's point of view with bands and genres from all over the world.

Claudio Agosti
Claudio Agosti
Globaleaks

Is a president of HERMES, Center for transparency and digital human right, GlobaLeaks developer and information security analyst

Desiree Miloshevic
Desiree Miloshevic
ISOC

Internet public servant, and was a special advisor to the chair of the United Nations' Internet Governance Forum Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group

Raphaël Vinot
Raphaël Vinot
CIRCL

Member of The Computer Incident Response Center Luxembourg (CIRCL), initiative designed to provide a systematic response facility to computer security threats and incidents

Stevan Dojcinovic
Stevan Dojcinovic
CINS / OCCRP

An investigative reporter based in Belgrade who works for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and the Centre for Investigative Journalism in Serbia (CINS)

Djordje Krivokapic
Djordje Krivokapic
Share Foundation

Is the legal and policy director at Share Foundation and leader of Share Defense project

Vladan Joler
Vladan Joler
Share Foundation director

Is the director of Share Foundation, professor of new media and digital activist

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Michelle Thorne
Mozilla Foundation

Michelle is a Global Strategist of Mozilla Foundation. She worked as Creative Commons’ International Project Manager and is a trustee of the Awesome Foundation.

Vlad Lavrov
Vlad Lavrov
Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

Is the regional coordinator for Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

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Oleh Makhnitsky
TBC

Interim General Prosecutor of Ukraine

Natalie Sedletska
Natalie Sedletska
YanukovychLeaks project

Natalie Sedletska is a kyiv based television and press investigative journalist

Tata Peklun
Tata Peklun
Freedom of Information Foundation

The Freedom of Information Foundation is the first Russian NGO focused directly on the Freedom of Information and governmental transparency and accountability

Anna Babinets
Anna Babinets
YanukovychLeaks project

Is a Kyiv-based Ukrainian journalist working for the investigative bureau Slidstvo.info and member of Yanukovych Leaks team

Dmytro Gnap
Dmytro Gnap
Yanukovych Leaks and projects

Investigative journalist, Yanukovych Leaks and projects

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Denys Bigus
KurchenkoLeaks

Member of Yanukovych Leaks team

Alex Matsuka
Alex Matsuka
Novosti Donbassa

Donetsk-based investigative journalist, chief editor of Novosti Donbassa

Organizers



  • www.yanukovychleaks.org
  • occrp
  • shareconference

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is a not-for-profit, joint program of a number of regional non-profit investigative centers and for profit independent media stretching from Eastern Europe to Central Asia.

A group of Ukrainian journalists and activists behind investigation and publishing of the enormous wealth of information founded in Yanukovych villa.

Share is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to protecting the rights of Internet citizens and promoting positive values of openness, decentralization, free access and exchange of knowledge, information and technology.

Register

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Location

  • Mezhyhirya compound, kyiv countryside
  • Ex President Yanukovych residence Mezhyhirya, was the former private residence of former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych in the village of Novi Petrivtsi, nearby kyiv which he occupied since 2002. On February 22nd 2014, after the end of the Yanukovych government and his abrupt leave, the Mezhyhirya compound, his residence in the Ky iev countryside, was opened to protesters, activists and journalists. On February 23, 2014 the Ukrainian parliament adopted a resolution on transfer of Mezhyhirya into a state ownership.

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