Akos Baranya (atlatszo.hu)
Tamás Bodoky is an investigative journalist based in Budapest, Hungary and is Executive Director of atlatszo.hu a watchdog NGO and a center for investigative journalism. Bodoky has been a journalist since 1996, before founding atlatszo.hu he worked at Index.hu for 9 years in different journalistic and editorial positions. Bodoky won the Gőbölyös Soma Prize for investigative journalism in 2008, the Iustitia Regnorum Fundamentum and the Hungarian Pulitzer Memorial Prize for his investigative articles and FOI lawsuits on corruption cases in 2010. Bodoky holds an MSc in Agricultural Sciences and a PhD in Communication. Bodoky is a member of “The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists”. (atlatszo.hu)
Sergiu Nicolae Brega graduated The National University of Theater and Film in Multimedia department. He is a video editor but also has a particular passion for photography. He started working in television in 2007, and then went through two advertising post-production houses, the last one working for the global broadcast market. Since 2014 he is doing info-graphics, short animation/videos and documentaries for RISE Project and OCCRP, a local and an international group of investigative journalist. In recent years he also started documenting all major civic protests in Bucharest, publishing photos and videos on Facebook and Youtube. Occasionally he works as a volunteer for organizations that promote alternative transport, freedom of expression and human rights.
Jakub Cevela has experience primarily in the field of data analysis and data journalism. He presently works for Denník N and simultaneously for watchdog NGO Fair-play Alliance, where he is working with a combination of open data , analytic and investigative work. His main responsibility is maintaining project datanest.sk
Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick is a political sociologist with appointments at the University of San Diego (Kroc School of Peace Studies) and is a fellow at the Center for Media, Data, and Society (Central European University). He is currently engaged in three projects: the first is an effort to promote a human rights approach to anti-slavery efforts; the second explores how human rights violators respond to being targeted by social movements; and the third is focused on how social movements use new technology, especially drones.
Tamás Bence Gáspár (journalist, 444.hu)
Dorota Głowacka is a lawyer at the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, coordinator of the HFHR’s “Observatory of Media Freedom in Poland”, expert on media and Internet law. She is also a coordinator of the working group on data protection and privacy rights in the project “HELP in the 28” run by the Council of Europe and a national expert in the FRANET research network within the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). Moreover Dorota is a PhD candidate at the Law Faculty of the University of Lodz, Poland, alumni of the Summer Doctoral Programme at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford and of the summer school “Online Free Expression and Communication Policy Advocacy: A Toolkit for Media Development” at the Central European University in Budapest.
(Dr) David Goldberg is a self-employed information rights academic and activist. He has published several articles etc. on using drones for newsgathering – seeing it as an inherent aspect of the public’s right to receive information. He sits on the UK Royal Aeronautical Society’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Specialist Group.
Áron Halász works at atlatszo.hu investigative journalism centre as a videographer since he graduated at the film and media department of Eötvös Lóránd University in 2012. Previously he worked at the online branch of daily political newspaper Népszabadság (NOL.hu) as a videojournalist and was a journalist and editor of MOHA Hungarian Youth Magazine.
Marton Gulyas (activist)
Jan Indra is a Journalism Bachelor graduate at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Charles University, now pursuing a Master’s degree in Media Studies. Jan has been a part of the Czech Centre for Investigative Journalism for two years, focusing on data analysis and financial criminality. In 2015, he has been the runner-up for Journalism Award in the “Google Award for Innovative Data Journalism” category; this year, he is again amongst the three best nominees. Data journalism has also been the focus of his Bachelor thesis, where he analyzed data gathered by the Czech Trade Inspection Authority.
Tautvydas Juskauskas has been working in the field of political communication, technology and lobbying. He is a founding member at the Good Drone Lab, an award-winning collaborative space for the development of drone-based uses for the greater good. Tautvydas was pivotal in documenting the biggest protests in Budapest, Hungary since 1990 and in developing the method introduced here. After completion of his MPA program at the School of Public Policy (CEU), he started working in the compliance / due diligence sector, but still remained active in the activities of the Good Drone Lab.
JUDr. Pavel Nechala, PhD. attorney at law and managing partner of the Nechala & Co. LLC law firm, has eleven years of experience in the area of solving corporate and business affairs of clients, representing clients in judicial proceedings, creating of public policies, including preparation of legislative proposals and investigating instigations of unfair and fraudulent practices in different areas. He has worked as an expert for several international organizations: Transparency International, The World Bank, etc. He has participated on research activities by preparation of several comparative analyses, e.g. Blowing the Whistle Harder: Enhancing Whistleblower Protection in the European Union (2009) , Research of Corruption-related Statutes of Limitations (2010), and Progress Report on OECD Convention Enforcement (2008-2012). Since 2001, he closely cooperates with the Slovak chapter of Transparency International.
Nick Noordam is an Aerospace Engineer from the Delft Technical University in the Netherlands. He first came into contact with drones while researching new applications for their use at the Dutch Aerospace Laboratory (NLR). Together with a group of fellow students he started the Dutch UAS team to develop low cost drones for wildlife conservation efforts in South Africa. This team has since grown into the Dutch UAS foundation and the Birds.ai startup that develops automatic object detection algorithms to analyze aerial imagery.
Anna Walkowiak is a legal expert at Panoptykon Foundation dealing with data protection law, use of surveillance tool and their impact on human rights. PhD candidate at Faculty of Journalism and Political Studies (FJPS) of the University of Warsaw.
Zuzanna Warso (Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, Poland)