3rd Making Transparency Possible conference - Interdisciplinary dialogues 2019

Research Conference March 18th 2019. 

WHERE: Oslo Metropolitan University, Auditorium "Athene", Pilestredet 46, Oslo. 

WHEN: 18th March, 2019

The third research conference in the series “Making Transparency Possible - Interdisciplinary dialogues” will focus on “Financial Secrecy and the impact of investigative journalism and cross-border collaboration on the public understanding of illicit financial flows.

“There is a growing global consensus that the secrecy-havens—jurisdictions which undermine global standards for corporate and financial transparency—pose a global problem: they facilitate both money laundering and tax avoidance and evasion, contributing to crime and unacceptably high levels of global wealth inequality.” (Joseph E. Stiglitz and Mark Pieth) 

“International accountability is an issue for lawyers, economists, politicians and lobbyists, scientists, health care professionals, academics, accountancy, business and finance professionals, and more. In a modern approach to accountability journalism, newsrooms should seek to partner and collaborate outside their profession as widely as possible, being open to the expertise of others.” (Richard Sambrook).

“The journalists of the past used some of the same techniques as the journalists of today: they went undercover, they looked for witnesses, they interviewed survivors and they tried hard to verify what they had heard second-hand. The people who opposed their reporting also used tactics we know today; hiring lobbyists, lawyers and public relations people, applying soft pressure and sometimes resorting to violence.” (Anya Schiffrin) 


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Programme 18th March. 

3rd Making Transparency Possible conference - Interdisciplinary dialogues 2019

08:1508:4500:30Registration, tea/coffee/fruit
09:1510:0000:45Keynote by Anya Schriffin "Investigative journalism in the extractive industries", University of Colombia. 

Anya Schiffrin is the director of the Technology, Media, and Communications specialization at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. Her most recent books are African Muckraking: 75 Years of African Investigative Journalism (Jacana 2017) and Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Reporting from Around the World (New Press, 2014).

10:4511:3000:45Keynote by professor Joseph Stiglitz.

Followed by a conversation with professor Kalle Moene. 

Joseph E. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia University, the winner of the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, and a lead author of the 1995 IPCC report, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. At Columbia, Stiglitz co-chairs the Committee on Global Thought and is founder and co-president of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue. He is the author most recently of The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future. 

Kalle Moene is professor Economics, University of Oslo, Norway and heading ESOP - Centre for the Study of Equality, Social Organization and Performance at University of Oslo, which is funded by The Research Council of Norway as part of the Centres of Excellence.


"What needs to be done to make transparency possible"?

Trond Eirik Schea, Director of the Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime (Økokrim), Hans-Christian Holte, Tax Director at the Directorate of Taxes (Skattedirektoratet), Idar Kreutzer, Director of Finance Norway (Finans Norge) and Jon Lomøy, Director at the Norwegian Organisation for International Development (Norad).

Moderated by Mona Thowsen 


Frian Aarsnes, "What needs to be done to make transparency possible? Forensic auditing and investigative journalism".

State authorized public accountant with 24 years of experience from working with and working in extractive industries, Frian Aarsnes has experience from both the private and the public side of the industry. He is an expert in extractive industry taxation and fiscal design.

Mr. Aarsnes is principal consultant at Econ Pöyry. He is also chairman of Publish What You Pay Norway and has contributed extensively to PWYP Norway's reports.

13:4514:3000:45What is the impact of investigative journalism on the public undestanding of illicit financial flows?

Joshua Olutosin Olufemi, Nigeria, Johannes Kr. Kristjansson, Iceland, Daniela Quirós Lépiz, Burkina Faso/Costa Rica, Mwanyengwa Ndapewoshali Shapwanale, Angola/Namibia, Craig McKune, South Africa and Rune Ytreberg, Norway.

14:4515:1500:30Richard Sambrook, Professor of Journalism and Director of the Centre for Journalism at Cardiff University. Previously, Sambrook was Director of Global News at the BBC where he worked as a journalist for 30 years as a producer, editor and manager. 
                                                    Paralell sessions I
Panel IPanel II
Presenters:Call for papers (TBC)Presenters: Call for papers (TBC)
                                                   Paralell sessions II
Panel IIPanel IV
Presenters: Call for papers (TBC)Presenters: Call for papers (TBC)


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