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.
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Press Institute (IPI) on Friday condemned raids by Turkish police last week in search of draft copies of an unpublished book by imprisoned journalist Ahmet Sik that reportedly focuses on the influence of an alleged Islamic group within the country's police force.
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.
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 - SEEMO Launches an Electronic Version of its Flagship Publication South, East and Central Europe Media Handbook
VIENNA - SEEMO Launches an Electronic Version of its Flagship Publication South, East and Central Europe Media Handbook.
BRUSSELS/MADRID - European citizens can’t find out from either Brussels or from national governments which countries are lobbying against EU transparency, according to a report launched by the NGO Access Info Europe this week.
NY - The Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund supports photographer Teun Voeten for his Mexico project that was initialized with an FPD grant: The Hell of Juarez.
News - Deutsche Welle blog awards
BERLIN - German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle launched its seventh annual blogging competition in 11 languages to reward online journalists who don't get the credit they deserve.
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.
SAO PAULO - Journalist and professor Rosental Calmon Alves, Knight Center for Investigative Journalism in the Americas’ founder, will be honored during the 6th International Congress for Investigative Journalism.
News - Quoted all over Europe
BRUSSELS - Two journalists, one story – but how to achieve impact? In the story about the Latvian Brides, cooperation of journalists from two countries led to research so impressive, that the story was quoted all over Europe.
ANTWERP - With the second Evens Prize for Media Education, to be awarded in 2011, the Evens Foundation continues to highlight the importance of Media Education and to support sustainable projects in this field in Europe.
SOUTH AFRICA - FAIR has launched its new Transnational Investigation report, ‘Africa’s social bandits’, in partnership with 14 media houses worldwide.
BRUSSELS/LONDON/MADRID - Over 180 organisations, journalists and campaigners call on MEPs to reject measures to limit access to documents.
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.
A'DAM - World Press Photo is announcing its first contest for multimedia productions in visual journalism.The contest is divided into two sections, for linear and for interactive multimedia.
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
MADRID/PARIS 1- 35 civil society organizations and many international experts on freedom of expression from 25 countries today sent a letter to the French Minister of Interior Brice Hortefeux and members of the French parliament calling for the withdrawal of a proposed law allowing the authorities to carry out “behaviour checks” on members of the public and organisations wanting to reuse information obtained from public bodies.
News - € 1.5 million postponed
BRUSSELS - The European Parliament allocated € 1,5 million to investigative journalism research grants in 2010 and 2011. However last week the money has been withdrawn following a long struggle about editorial independence and editorial confidentiality. But the MEPs behind the project vow to continue the work in 2011.
NEW YORK - How does our neighborhood affect our health? Create a visualization showing the relationship between green space and public health, enter it by 11:59PM EST on December 31, and win a prize valued at $8,000.
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.
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.
GHENT - Follow the live stream and twitter from the conference.
WORLD - Journalists from every region of the world have joined together to support the whistle-blowing organization Wikileaks and its founder Julian Assange who, they say, have provided an extraordinary resource for journalists around the world and made "an outstanding contribution to transparency and accountability on the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars".
US - Google Inc has given $2 million to the Knight Foundation, it was announced yesterday, and the search giant has said it will invest $3 million more in journalism projects outside the US, "through a similar partnership." More details will be available early next year, according to a post on Google's blog by Nikesh Arora, President, Global Sales Operations and Business Development.
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. >>
BRUSSELS - In the far East and far West of the EU two journalists work on the same story about scam marriages. Thanks to a grant from Journalismfund.eu they could cooperate and uncovered a world where fraud, sexual exploitation and rape are commonplace. The scam bases the EU rules on free movement and legal loopholes. >>
BRUSSELS - In a recent article featured on journalismfund.eu, Ides Debruyne, director of the Pascal Decroos Fund, argues that journalists should be emancipated from their media organizations and become entrepreneurs. Debruyne argues this in light of the changing climate of the news media and the public political movements in Western Europe.
News - Overview of all FOI laws
AMSTERDAM - FOI expert Roger Vleugels releases a new overview of all FOI laws. The architecture of this overview changed and has now seperate lists for national, sub-national and international FOIAs. 238 FOI laws in 84 countries
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.
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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 - Dataharvest+
Investigative journalists, data specialists and coding whiz kids will once again gather in Brussels this year for the fourth edition of Journalismfund.eu’s Dataharvest Conference. Dataharvest+ takes place on Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Sunday morning 11 May 2014.
Investigative journalists, data specialists and coding whizz-kids will once again gather in Brussels this year for the fourth edition of Journalismfund.eu’s Dataharvest Conference, renamed Dataharvest+. It takes place on Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Sunday morning 11 May 2014.
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.