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.
- Gelijke Kansen
- Social Economy
(The Hague, 27/11/2008) -- We are a group of students studying European Studies with as specialization Communication, at The Hague University, The Netherlands. We are currently busy with a project assigned to us by the European Centre for the Vocational Training. As part of our project we are going to answer the question: How are journalists able to be influenced in order to write about publications, as well as securing coverage of initiatives and polices which may be of low news value to their audience.
LONDON - The Economist, in partnership with PBS NewsHour, has launched The Economist Film Project, initiative by to showcase the work of independent documentary filmmakers from around the world.
BRUSSELS - The Representation of the European Commission in Belgium and the Belgian section of the Association of European Journalists organise for the third time the Karel Van Miert/Etienne Davignon prizes.
BRUSSELS - "Through the Lorenzo Natali Prize, the European Commission recognises journalists who contribute to the cause of development, democracy and human rights. Many work in what are often difficult conditions, but the light they shed on the realities on the ground is key to raising public awareness of the importance of development policy. That is why we wish to help them to continue providing information in the cause of combating poverty."
News - The Pascal Decroos Fund conducts a study on ‘Deterrence of fraud with EU-Funds through investigative journalism in EU-27’
The European Parliament (The Committee on Budgetary Control) has assigned the Belgian Pascal Decroos Fund to conduct an investigation on ‘Deterrence of fraud with EU-Funds through investigative journalism in EU-27’. The team of Pascal Decroos Fund was granted the study through an open tender held in November 2011.
Tom Heinemann wins the Lorenzo Natali Journalism Grand Prize for a world-class investigative journalism television documentary ‘The Micro Debt’.
VIENNA — Vedat Kursun, former editor of the Kurdish daily, Azadiya Welat was on Wednesday sentenced by a Turkish court to three years in prison in connection with two articles deemed to have spread propaganda for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, PKK - which is considered a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the European Union, the United States and many other countries.
VIENNA - The International Press Institute (IPI) on Friday condemned raids by Turkish police last week in search of draft copies of an unpublished book by imprisoned journalist Ahmet Sik that reportedly focuses on the influence of an alleged Islamic group within the country's police force.
(BOULDER, - 12-15/11/2008) -- The CSIS Transatlantic Media Network and the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado will host the first annual U.S.-European Environmental Journalists' Summit in Boulder, from November 12th to 15th, 2008. >>
We’ve just finished another successful summer school thanks to our dedicated group of trainers and speakers this year. Since many of you found there was just too much to choose from, several sessions were recorded, and as promised you can catch up with those you missed as the videos are now on the site. Alternatively, you can download a selection of talks as podcasts from the Summer School Highlights page.
Virginia is the first US state to publish its legislation online in a clean and understandable manner via 'The State Decoded'.
News - VVOJ Conference 2010
GENT - The conference of the Dutch-Belgian Investigative Journalists’ Association VVOJ is to take place on Friday November 19 and Saturday November 2010 in the Belgian town of Ghent. This year’s theme is Journalism on the Edge.
BRUSSELS — Waaris.eu stands for Whereis.eu. It is an online competition that challenges everybody to make a movie of 60 seconds about the European Union. What does the EU mean to you? What impact does it have on your daily life? And maybe your one-minute movie will appear on the International Film Festival of Flanders in Ghent! You win your share of the € 2500 prize money! Or you get a digital FLIP camera!
MALAGA - The UNESCO Chair of Communication 2011 Press Freedom Award of the University of Malaga, taking place today, recognises the valuable contribution made by five globally influential national newspapers in the dissemination of the WikiLeaks cables. ARTICLE 19 is thus particularly pleased to be associated with this Award, as a jury member at this year’s awards.
News - WJEC-3 in Brussels in 2013
The World Journalism Education Council has selected Belgium, Brussels, as the site of the 2013 World Journalism Education Congress. The European Journalism Training Association-Flemish/Dutch Network of Journalism Institutes submitted the proposal.
(BRUSSELS - 25/11/2008) -- New journalistic stories using freedom of information acts as an integral and important part of the research are well on the way after conference in Brussels this weekend. >>
News - Wobbing Europe relaunched
BRUSSELS - The Pascal Decroos Fund is proud to present the relaunch of Wobbing Europe. Wobbing.eu inspires and supports journalists to use their right to freedom of information.
News - World Press Freedom Day
WORLD - A new IFEX website, available in English, French and Spanish, showcases exactly what our 88 members are doing and thinking about on World Press Freedom Day. You'll find out how it is being commemorated around the world, and how you can get involved in your own community.
Prepared remarks at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, on April 26, 2001
On International Right to Know Day, two leading human rights organisations, Access Info Europe (Spain) and the Centre for Law and Democracy (Canada), are launching the first detailed analysis of the legal framework for the right to information (RTI) in 89 countries around the world.
(LONDON, 17/06/2009) -- Independent investigative journalism in Britain has just got a terrific boost. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism has been given a £2m grant by the Potter charity foundation.(Source: The Guardian) >>
Journalismfund.eu has received €114.000 from the Open Society Institute. This will allow two new rounds of grants during the autumn and winter, and it will allow Journalismfund.eu to take crucial steps forward to establish itself as a strong organisation.>>
News - The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) publishes its latest project: The Proxy Platform
While governments and citizens of Eastern Europe were struggling with the recent financial crisis and trying to borrow money from international financial institutions, billions of euros circulated in the region in an illegal, parallel system that enriched organized crime figures and corrupt politicians.
BRUSSELS - The public has a right to know the arguments when the EU makes the laws and who is behind them, says the General Court of the EU in a pro-transparent ruling.
By Brigitte Alfter, editor of Wobbing Europe
(BRUSSELS, 10/03/2009) -- Will the public be held in the paper ages, while the EU administration is moving on to modern electronic administration? >>