From 12 December 2011, day to day responsibility for the core activities of the farmsubsidy.org project will transfer from EU Transparency, based in the UK, to the European Fund for Investigative Journalism, a project of the Pascal Decroos Fund, a foundation based in Belgium. The project will benefit from financial support from the Open Society Foundation worth €78,000 over two years.
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’.
Slovenian Journalists Blaz Zgaga and Matej Surc received death threats after having reported about illegal arms trade during the Balkan wars.
Today at IDFA a major new partnership was announced at a panel dedicated to the discussion of new funding. The Bertha Foundation is investing in BRITDOC's future, joining the Board of Directors and launching two new funds worth £1.5 million to filmmakers over the next three years. At the outset, Steve James’s award-winning The Interrupters and Soniya Kirpalani’s We The People are the first projects to receive support.
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.
During the Southeast Europe Media Forum in Belgrade yesterday and today a team supported by Journalismfund.eu received a special investigative journalism diploma.
Tracking arms smugglers is a difficult task, which cannot be done without cross-border cooperation with well informed and trusted journalists from different countries. That's what a Slovene team accomplished successfully. They found colleagues in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Journalists from four other countries participated in wide and deep investigation.
Praktiker für Praktiker. Das ist die Idee hinter investigativ.ch, dem Recherche-Netzwerk der Schweizer Journalistinnen und Journalisten. Darum haben wir diese Website zum Kompetenzzentrum für Recherche aufgebaut.
AfriCOG invites qualified journalists to apply for the Investigative Journalism Fellowship in the areas of anti-corruption and good governance.
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.
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”.
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.
Follow Live via Mediakritiek.be GIJC 2011 is organised by Scoop in close cooperation with Ukrainian centres for investigative reporting.
A new RISJ report by Nic Newman is now available online after its highly popular launch on Tuesday 4th October at the BBC Council Chamber.
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.
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.
News - Launch of AsktheEU.org
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.
News - Journalists in Latvia launch the first-ever non-profit center for investigative journalism in the Baltics
As independent journalism declines in Latvia and Lithuania, two investigative journalists in Latvia, Inga Springe and Arta Giga, launched the first-ever non-profit investigative center in the Baltics.
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.
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.
The Swedish journalist Lisa Bjurwald, who this spring has published "Europas Skam" (Europe's Shame) about the extreme right in Europe, and the German journalist Andrea Roepke, who is coauthor of “Mädelsache – Frauen in der Neonazi-Szene" and has as been investigating neonazis for years, will tell about their experiences from research of right wing movements during the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Kiev.
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has added 15 new reporters to its roster of more than 100 journalists in 50 countries. ICIJ is the international arm of the Center for Public Integrity , one of the country’s oldest and largest investigative news organizations.
The British journalist Nick Davies will speak at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in October in Kyiv about his investigations for The Guardian of the illegal telephone hacking at News of the World.
Two leading investigative journalists from Turkey , who are presently in prison, are invited to the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Ukraine to present awards for courageous journalism.
The Award is open to nationals of all 18 CEI Member States (Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine) who have acquired in the last three years special merits in investigative journalism and who are still active in journalism. The competing journalists should be nominated by individuals/organisations/media companies. Self-nominations are not allowed. All media are accepted: print, broadcast, news agency or Internet.
In police questioning, the norwegian terrorist accused Anders Behring Breivik (32) said he is the man behind the book "A European declaration of Independence". The book gives detailed information on why and how to attack the SKUP conference, aiming to kill as many journalists as possible.
News - Call for Entry: The FORUM
The FORUM, IDFA's international co-financing market for documentaries, is Europe's largest gathering of filmmakers, television commissioning editors, and independent documentary producers. The FORUM combines public pitches in various setups with over 500 prearranged individual meetings.
Whistleblower website WikiLeaks is under a “kind of blackmail” over leaked Bank of America documents, according to the organisation’s editor-in-chief, Julian Assange.
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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.
BRUSSELS - The European Commission is pleased to invite you to take part in the EU Journalist Award 2010 – Together against discrimination! Organised in the framework of the EC’s anti-discrimination campaign, the award celebrates online and print journalists who write on issues of discrimination and diversity in the EU.
News - Journalist murdered
ATHENS - Journalist Socrates Giolias was shot at his house's entrance in the district of Ilioupolis. It is reported that police collected from this point minimum 15 shells from a 9mm firearm.
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.
Whistleblower website WikiLeaks is under a “kind of blackmail” over leaked Bank of America documents, according to the organisation’s editor-in-chief, Julian Assange.
REYKJAVIK - Het IJslandse parlement heeft unaniem een wet aangenomen waardoor de vrijheid van meningsuiting en van informatie wordt versterkt. Nieuwsorganisaties, blogs en andere personen en instanties kunnen namelijk gevoelige informatie veilig onderbrengen op het eiland.
On Tuesday evening 11 June, former editor-in-chief of Le Soir Béatrice Delvaux and investigative journalist Alain Lallemand talked with ICIJ director Gerard Ryle about offshore leaks, the workings of ICIJ and the future of investigative journalism.
BRUSSELS — A money laundering scheme could only be revealed through cross-border cooperation, says the team behind the latest story supported by Journalismfund.eu. An Estonian team started out and in cooperation with Bulgarian colleague revealed several stories including party funding and a pyramid-style investment scheme. By Brigitte Alfter
"The web is the future of journalism, but let's be honest: the future isn’t living up to expectations. Newspapers and magazines have cut back on in-depth reporting. Gossip sites have proliferated. The web has become a byword for fast and cheap. Why isn’t it synonymous with fearless, investigative and enthralling writing?"
The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism published an extensive article on its website on how newspapers are faring trying to build digital revenue.
“There is one thing that an orientation of journalism toward the purely commercial cravings and preferences of media consumers seldom has as a result: journalism.” German journalism professor and media researcher Stephan Weichert has strong views on the workings of the media in today’s market-dominated media landscape in Germany, a landscape the country has in common with many other European countries. Weichert says we should move to a more foundation-based media system. Here is why.
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.
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.
Good Pitch brings together documentary filmmakers with NGOs, social entrepreneurs, foundations, social entrepreneurs, brands and media around leading social and environmental issues, so that together they can forge coalitions with doc projects at their heart. There are 6 days to go until the deadline (28 January) for Good Pitch Europe 2013 applications.
BRUSSELS - The EU Health Prize for Journalists 2010 will be awarded to stimulate high-quality journalism that raises awareness of issues related to healthcare and patients' rights.
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.
The European Commission is proud to present the fifth 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 citizen's rights.
News - #dataharvest13
One of the most relevant networking events for investigative and data journalists covering Europe is up to its third edition this year. Journalismfund.eu’s Data Harvest Conference brings together committed journalists from all over Europe to pass on their skills and share their stories and inspiration. #dataharvest13 will take place on 3 and 4 May in Brussels.
From the 6th till the 8th of May 2012 the European Data Harvest Conference brought together the cream of European data journalism in Brussels.
In February 2010 the Carnegie UK Trust appointed Blair Jenkins as a ‘Carnegie Fellow’ to investigate how better news media can be delivered in the digital age. The results of Jenkins' investigation have now been published in a sharp report: 'Better Journalism in the Digital Age'.
BELGRADE - Web 3.0 - where is the internet heading? Who will decide which content you’ll be able to find online? And how will the web help in strengthening democracy and human rights?
The “Creative Funding for Creative Media” conference brought together leading US and European pioneers of crowd- and philanthropically-funded journalism for the first time in a European forum. The post-conference report has now been published.
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.
Journalism.co.uk talks with pioneers of crowdfunded reporting.
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.
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.
The six winners of the first edition of the Data Journalism Awards were announced on 31 May at the News World Summit in Paris.
News - Don’t add value, create it
‘Journalists should add value.’ I have been hearing that a lot lately. Jeff Jarvis said it on July 3rd, at the third World Journalism Education Congress (WJEC3) in Mechelen, Belgium. ‘Add value.’ Pity. Just adding value could even become fatal, under the present circumstances.
News - Facebook launches media page
NEW YORK - The new Facebook + Media page is geared to media organizations to help them “drive referral traffic, increase engagement, and deepen user insights”.
MIAMI - The Pascal Decroos Fund aims to bring with Mediafair.org a sustainable interactive, crowd sourcing, - funding and community journalistic platform that makes journalists perceived trustful in bringing via dialogue the stories that matter to the people. Mediafair enables journalists to brand themselves and their work. Mediafair would make journalists to spend less time looking for the right tools, and spend more time using the best tools to create in-depth stories and get them to their public.