11 & 12 March 2016 Berlin: The Logan Symposium for Hacktivists and Journalists

PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Berlin, July 2nd, 2015 – SAVE THE DATE! The Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) are happy to announce the second Logan Symposium in Berlin at the bcc Berlin Congress Center on 11th and 12th of March 2016. The event takes place with generous support of the Reva and David Logan Foundation and in collaboration with our media partner DIE ZEIT, Germany. Expect some of the biggest names in investigative journalism and hacktivism!


The WikiLeaks and Snowden revelations made clear that we are all vulnerable, as private citizens, as reporters and editors and as technologists. The disclosures impacted much of what we do and importantly, how we do it. As it is effecting so many, we discovered allies we didn’t know we had.

This fortuitous discovery inspired the Logan Symposium. We have invited leading journalists, hacktivists, legal and security experts as well as artists to Berlin. They are coming, many for the first time, to inform and charge the debate on freedom of the press, the internet, privacy and government accountability. They are bringing new information, the future of file sharing, spying, whistle-blowing, forensics and corporate practices to discuss how journalists, hacktivists and lawyers deal with this changing landscape.

The Logan Symposium is for reporters, activists, researchers, editors, hacktivists, technologists, security professionals, whistle-blowers, students and concerned citizens. If you work in or are simply concerned with human rights, civil liberties, a free press, information security, data management and any part of the media, this is an event not to be missed.

In December 2014, the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) with the support of the Reva & David Logan Foundation held the first Logan Symposium in London, gathering leading reporters, researchers, hackers and artists. Speakers included Seymour Hersh, Julian Assange, Richard Stallman, Laura Poitras, Sarah Harrison, Charles Lewis, Lowell Bergman, John Pilger, James Bamford, Duncan Campbell, Jacob Appelbaum, Andy Müller-Maguhn, Bernd Fix and many more.



Website:     Information on programme and speakers is coming soon!

Production Berlin: Dr. Nana Karlstetter

Telephone: +49 (0)30-243 38 404

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The ticket sales will start in autumn.

If you want to volunteer at the event, an application form can soon be found on our website!


For Editors

Some of our speakers will be available for interviews during the event and at the event itself. Please contact if you would like to put in a bid.


For Organisations working on related subjects

Please contact if you are interested in setting up a stall at our market place to present your work.


The Centre for Investigative Journalism

The Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) is a charity that champions critical, in-depth reporting and the defence of the public interest. The primary mission of the CIJ is to provide a centre of excellence in the training of professional journalists, to ensure that high professional standards in investigative reporting are maintained.

The Reva and David Logan Foundation The Reva and David Logan Foundation is a non-profit family foundation that makes strategic grants in the fields of social justice, academic scholarship, the arts, and investigative journalism. Guided by the principles established by its founders, for whom the foundation is named, “the Foundation primarily intends to be a catalyst for well-chosen projects that would not be successful without its creative or financial support.” (David Logan)


With a print run of more than 500,000 sold copies DIE ZEIT is Germany’s leading opinion-forming newspaper – read by more than two million readers weekly. Founded in 1946 in Hamburg, DIE ZEIT is published every Thursday - with topics on politics, economy, culture, science, education, society, travel and history. Publishing house and editorial department of DIE ZEIT champion free, democratic and social principles.

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