11-12 March 2016 / bcc Berlin

The Logan CIJ Symposium brought together a unique and powerful coalition of individuals with a single goal – the defence of freedom and democracy. This second gathering was held in Berlin on 11-12 March, 2016 at bcc (Berlin Congress Center).

Over the years, facts like those revealed by WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden have made clear that we are all vulnerable. Our human rights are at risk.

For journalists, the disclosures impacted what we do and, importantly, how we do it. Remarkably, we also discovered allies we didn’t know we had.

Journalists offer “white hat” hackers a social and political context, and are specialists in the presentation and interpretation of facts for a broader audience. Hackers, experts in exposing and protecting critical evidence-based material, bring formidable skills and access to information in our increasingly data-driven society.

When joined by artists, whistleblowers, legal and security experts, these communities offer each other and the general public the basis for a highly charged and informed debate. The Logan CIJ Symposium aimed to strengthen these alliances and inspire people to challenge power. The Logan CIJ Symposium highlighted the importance of high quality investigative journalism. It stands for the commitment to a world free of authoritarian invasions of privacy that creates fear and threatens free association.

We invited leading international experts: outstanding speakers shared stories about the latest technologies, legal issues, and corporate practices which affect personal and press freedom. Discussing methods and grounds for collaboration all over the world. If you missed any of the sessions of were unable to attend the event, you can view the video recordings – what our presenters shared may surprise you.

If you care about the future of individual freedom and democracy – keep in touch and join us at the next Logan CIJ Symposium (details of the next Symposium will be announced soon).

Watch all the videos here


  • Nafeez Ahmed
  • Anas Aremeyaw Anas
  • Jacob Appelbaum
  • Julian Assange
  • Markus Beckedahl
  • William Binney
  • Duncan Campbell
  • Thomas Drake
  • Annegret Falter
  • Bernd Fix
  • John Goetz
  • Sarah Harrison
  • Seymour Hersh
  • Tim Jenkin
  • Juice Rap News
  • Matt Kennard
  • Steffen Krämer
  • Simona Levi
  • Eveline Lubbers
  • Gavin MacFadyen
  • Stefania Maurizi
  • MC McGrath
  • David Mirza Ahmad
  • Ibrahim Mohamoud
  • Andy Müller-Maguhn
  • Giordano Nanni
  • Caroline Nevejan
  • P. Sainath
  • Edwy Plenel
  • Jesselyn Radack
  • Peng Collective
  • Marcel Rosenbach
  • Joanna Rutkowska
  • Edward Snowden
  • Ana Naomi de Sousa
  • Matthias Spielkamp
  • Holger Stark
  • Subgraph OS
  • Tails
  • Yann Toma
  • Richard Tynan
  • Christina Varvia
  • Natalia Viana
  • Eyal Weizman
  • Martin Welz
  • Rob Wijnberg
  • Jérémie Zimmermann

The Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ)

The CIJ is dedicated to in-depth professional training and education of journalists who care deeply about public interest issues. For 13 years the CIJ has run summer schools, film series, classes, workshops and seminars on investigative methodology and techniques, both in London (City University and Goldsmiths) and abroad (Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York and the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg). Over 1500 journalists from 30 countries have attended CIJ’s workshops and classes; in 2015, for the first time, CIJ also taught in Berlin.

All of CIJ’s work is non-profit, and therefore foundation- or donor-supported; we accept no funds from corporate interests or governments, and depend entirely on the good will and generosity of others who share our mission. (If that’s you, donate here)