The Russian Federation has denied Ukrainian journalist Oleg Khomenok entry into the country for the next five years.
News - Registration #WJEC3 now open
It is now possible to register for the third edition of the World Journalism Education Congress, that will take place in Mechelen (Belgium) from 3 - 5 July 2013.
A study into online journalistic start-ups and their business models conducted as a joint project of three universities was published recently. By looking at 69 case studies, it analyses the online journalism landscape in nine countries and gives recommendations to media entrepreneurs on how to build a sustainable online platform.
PUMA.Creative, in partnership with the BRITDOC Foundation, announced Budrus, the story of a successful non-violent protest in the West Bank, as the winner of the 2012 PUMA.Creative Impact Award. This annual €50,000 award was created by PUMA to identify and honour the documentary film that has made the most significant positive social or environmental impact. Gasland was awarded a Special Jury Commendation.
A study on investigative journalism in and on Europe was presented at the European Parliament on 9 October 2012. It was requested by the Parliament’s Committee on Budgetary Control and executed by Margo Smit for the Belgian Pascal Decroos Fund.
On 9 October 2012 Margo Smit presented to the members of the European Parliamentary Committee for Budgetary Control a study on the state of investigative journalism in the 27 EU member states. The Committee had asked the Pascal Decroos Fund to execute the study.
A journalist from the Romanian Center for Investigative Journalism (RCIJ) will be spending the next three months as a Reporter-in-Residence at The New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR) based at Boston University.
PUMA.Creative and The BRITDOC Foundation today announced the five finalists for the 2012 PUMA.Creative Impact Award. The €50,000 award honours the documentary film that has made the most significant positive impact on society or the environment.
At VVOJ's European Investigative Journalism Conference the Pascal Decroos Fund will, in cooperation with VVOJ itself, be in charge of a side track of the programme that is specifically aimed at foundations and funds.
A study on European investigative journalism focusing on fraud with EU money is being prepared for publication. The study, ‘Deterrence of fraud with EU funds through investigative journalism’, will be presented in the European Parliament in early October and promises to be an interesting read for anyone involved in investigative journalism in the EU. Here's a taste of what's in store.
Journalismfund.eu is the place to go if you want to keep an eye on investigative journalism in Europe. They support good journalistic ideas with a particular focus on cross-border and European reporting through research grants and facilitation of networking.
Journalismfund.eu launches its new website today. The application form, archive functions and general lay-out and usability have been improved. At the same time there is a new call for proposals.
Do you have an idea for a European story? Do you have an idea for a story that goes across borders? Then maybe Journalismfund.eu can help you with a research grant.
The Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR) is seeking entries to the 2012 African Investigative Journalism Awards, which recognizes outstanding investigative reporting in Africa. The deadline is 31 August 2012.
The six winners of the first edition of the Data Journalism Awards were announced on 31 May at the News World Summit in Paris.
The new European Press Prize will hand out four awards every year to encourage journalism of the highest quality wherever it can be found in our continent.
Good Pitch Europe brings together specially selected foundations, NGOs, social entrepreneurs, broadcasters, policy makers and potential corporate and brand partners to form alliances around groundbreaking films. This year it will take place on June 25th at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London.
From the 6th till the 8th of May 2012 the European Data Harvest Conference brought together the cream of European data journalism in Brussels.
The European Commission is proud to present the fourth edition of the EU Health Prize for Journalists. It is awarded to stimulate high-quality journalism that raises awareness of issues related to healthcare and patients' rights. The prize highlights health policy initiatives contained in the "Europe for Patients" campaign.
Fondation EurActiv PoliTech and the Robert Bosch Stiftung, with the help of an international jury including Radio France International and Deutsche Press Agentur, selected 12 professional journalists to take part in a weeklong intensive seminar on “Making local stories European and European stories local” in Berlin.
News - Data Harvest Conference 2012
Come to the Data Harvest conference in Brussels from May 6th-8th 2012. Get freshly harvested Farmsubsidy.org data, meet the most interesting journalists in the field of data journalism and visualisation, freedom of information, visualisation and cross-border reporting.
Journalists Matej Šurc and Blaž Zgaga investigated the illegal trade of arms in Slovenia during the early 1990s and chronicled their findings in the trilogy In the Name of the State. The first volume of the trilogy, Sell, published in June 2011, focused on the sale of arms and ammunition. The second volume, Resell, appeared in October 2011 and dealt with the purchase of arms abroad and subsequent resale to Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina during the UN arms embargo. The third volume, Cover-up, describes how the arms smugglers managed to keep their activities largely concealed for the last twenty years and was published in April 2012. Time for an interview with the authors, Matej Šurc and Blaž Zgaga.
The 2012 Pulitzer Prizes, awarded on April 16, underscore the growing journalistic trend towards online reporting.
The lineup for Good Pitch Europe 2012, which returns to the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London on Monday 25th June, has been announced.
News - DOCVILLE 2012
The 8th edition of the International Documentary Festival DOCVILLE takes place between April 27th and May 5th 2012. For nine days straight Leuven will be the epicenter of documentary film.
News - Grant (of € 5,000) awarded to a journalist in Belgium who is interested in Japanese society - Marilo Fund
The Marilo Fund is awarding a € 5,000 grant to a journalist.
Come to the Data Harvest conference in Brussels on May 6th-8th 2012. Get freshly harvested Farmsubsidy.org data, meet the most interesting journalists in the field of data journalism and visualisation, freedom of information, visualisation and cross-border reporting.
Storify won an Interactive Award on the 15th annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive festival.
Virginia is the first US state to publish its legislation online in a clean and understandable manner via 'The State Decoded'.
Journalism.co.uk talks with pioneers of crowdfunded reporting.
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Two Swedish journalists are accused by the Ethiopian authorities of aiding and cooperating with "terrorist organisations". They were apprehended while doing their work in the Ogaden region, where separatist movements are involved in an armed struggle with the central governement in Addis Abeba. MO* participated in the opening session of a high profile court case.
ALEXANDRIA - From the 6th of April and until the 15th of July 2011, journalists who are nationals of one of the 43 countries of the Union for the Mediterranean have the opportunity to participate in the Fifth edition of the Anna Lindh Mediterranean Journalist Award.
LONDON - The PUMA.Creative Catalyst Award is an international documentary development fund of up to €5000 per film. The Awards are designed to support the development of your documentary film idea and give you resources to shoot and edit your trailer.
WASHINGTON/GENEVA - In light of ongoing developments related to the release of diplomatic cables by the organization Wikileaks, and the publication of information contained in those cables by mainstream news organizations, the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression see fit to recall a number of international legal principles. The rapporteurs call upon States and other relevant actors to keep these principles in mind when responding to the aforementioned developments
VIENNA - The South and East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), a network of editors, media executives and leading journalists in South East and Central Europe and an affiliate of the International Press Institute (IPI), has launched a specialized website dedicated to press freedom-related developments in Hungary. The Budapest-based Center for Independent Journalism, a member of the South East European Network for Professionalization of Media, is SEEMO´s partner in this project.
BRUSSELS - EYP and the Council of Europe are calling on young journalists from across Europe to enter the recently launched second Council of Europe Youth Media Award. The theme of the competition is media freedom and the competition kicked off on 1 March with a deadline of 1 August.
BRUSSELS - Media freedom is threatened in most European countries, warns the Organisation for Co-operation and Security in Europe, highlighting incidences in several of its member states including EU countries France, Italy and Greece.
BRUSSELS — An internal report by the EU anti-fraud office, Olaf, has shed light on how close the bureau came to hunting down the sources of a German investigative journalist, in a case with implications for press freedom in the EU capital.
BRUSSELS - The documentary movie project ‘Toxic Europe’ investigates the trafficking of hazardous waste within Europe. The production team seeks support via co-producers and crowdfunding.
AMSTERDAM - The right of journalists to protect their sources will be strengthened throughout Europe, after a judgment from the European Court of Human Rights Tuesday. In a ruling strongly reaffirming the "vital importance" protection of sources plays to press freedom, the court overturned a ruling that had compelled Dutch journalists to reveal the names of participants in illegal car races.
BRUSSELS - An innovative training series at the Institute for European Studies: "Reporting on the EU? Issues and Impact" in collaboration with the Pascal Decroos Fund.
News - 2010 IRE Awards
Columbia, MO - IRE has announced the winners of the 2010 IRE Awards. The Pascal Decroos Fund is very proud to announce that their colleague, Brigitte Alfter, director of Journalismfund.eu, is nominated. A complete list of winners (including judges' comments) and finalists can be found here.
MADRID - Access Info Europe this week called for signatures for an open letter to Members of the European Parliament as part of its campaign to stop narrowing of the EU's rules on access to documents, Regulation 1049/2001.
On Wednesday 19 October, four European journalists were awarded the European Parliament Prize for Journalism 2011. This prize is for having contributed to developing, “a greater understanding of the EU”.
Interview with Mark Schapiro, speaker at European Investigative Journalism Conference, Brussels
(BRUSSELS, 10/10/2008) "Hold the power and use it to reveal things, ... the power is increasingly in Brussels, and that is why this conference is extremely important." - says Mark Schapiro author of the book Exposed - The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What's at Stake for American Power. On the VVOJ Conference he will talk about the European Union's leading role in global economy and political power. He also shares useful tricks how to use the EU as a way of investigating international stories.
(NEW YORK, 09/12/2008) -- Newspapers that so often tell people what's happening are now facing the question of what will happen to them. In the teeth of the current recession, more and more companies in the already troubled industry have been forced to cut staff and shrink the size of their publications. (Source: npr)
BRUSSELS - Journalists with a good idea for an investigative story with a European angle can now apply for research grants from the European Union. 1,1 million Euro will be distributed in two rounds of applications. The first deadline is on January 15th 2011. >>
KIEV/WASHINGTON - The awards honor the slain Wall St. Journal reporter and celebrate the best in cross-border investigative reporting. This year’s biennial competition attracted 70 entries from 30 countries. An international panel of five judges selected seven finalists, from which they chose one U.S. winner, one international winner, and a Special Citation.
NY USA - The 2011 Pulitzer Prizes have been announced and there is a pleasant surprise among the winners.
The Open Society Foundations has granted € 324.000 to Journalismfund.eu and its sister projects under the Belgian Pascal Decroos Fund for the coming two years.
(A'DAM, 17/11/2008) -- Free dailies will now be included in the Dutch Press Fund support policy, according to Newspaper Innovation. Previously, only paid publications could apply for funds for special projects or research. >>
In the latest call for proposals 13 applications have been submitted asking for almost € 90.000. Journalismfund.eu has € 20.000 to distribute in this round.
BALTIMORE - Apply online now for an intensive program, to be held in Baltimore Oct. 31 to Nov. 5, designed to help mid-career journalists improve coverage of traumatic events. Deadline for entries is July 27.
Julian Assange has been a remarkable source for mainstream media. So why has he been so ill-treated in return? There are many accusations levelled at him and his organisation, and whatever their bases, none of them justifies the reactions. And this hurts journalism as a whole.
The Finkelstein inquiry into the media and media regulation flags a future need for government to fund journalists' education.
KIEV - The Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Kyiv will present an award for investigative journalism in a developing country or a country in transition, which was reported under threat, duress or difficult conditions. This is the fourth conference at which the Global Shining Light Award is being granted. The first was presented at the Toronto Global Conference is 2007.
LONDON - The Bevins Prize, established to recognise outstanding achievement in investigative journalism, has opened for entries for its 2010 award.
BRUSSELS - 1,1 million euro to investigative journalism research grants! The European Parliament allocated the money for a pilot project, the call for proposals is out, and the news have stirred a debate in Brussels. Even if that was the only effect, the initiative by the EP would have been worth the while.
VIENNA — The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) is pleased to announce the 2010 Dr. Erhard Busek - SEEMO Award for Better Understanding in South East Europe. Sponsored by Dr. Erhard Busek - Jean Monet Professor ad personam, President of the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe, Coordinator of the Southeast European Cooperative Initiative (SECI), Former Special Coordinator of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe and President of the European Forum Alpbach - the EUR 3,000 award will be presented to a journalist, editor, media executive, media expert, writer or journalism trainer in South Eastern Europe, who has promoted better understanding amongst peoples in the region and worked towards ending minority-related problems, ethnic division, racism, xenophobia, or who has helped in any other form to foster understanding in South East Europe.
News - Call for applications
Do you have a European story that goes across borders, and do you need a bit of extra support to carry it out? Then maybe Journalismfund.eu can help you with a research grant.