BERLIN - From 31 January till 1 February Berlin hosts the Uncovered - Investigative journalism for Europe conference. 
Ides Debruyne, managing director of Journalismfund.eu (organisation behind the Pascal Decroos Fund) was asked to participate in a debate about the financial side of investigative journalism. 

At the conference, participants will discuss the political conditions for investigative journalism which is crucial for media freedom and democracy itself. How to create an enabling environment for this kind of reporting in a climate where economic needs and political interference are the new normal. 

Two years ago, the European Parliament initiated a special fund to be spent exclusively on cross-border investigative journalism, the #IJ4EU. The grants from this fund, launched by the ECPMF and managed by International Press Institute (IPI), were awarded to twelve transnational teams from across Europe. 

The UNCOVERED conference will give a stage to grantees present the results of their work. Topics vary from continuing the work of murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, to the misuse of EU funds in Romania and Bulgaria, and the disappearance of 10,000 migrant children in Europe – to name but a few.

Ides Debruyne, founder of Journalismfund.eu, will participate in a panel discussion Straight Talking: How to Finance Investigative Journalism.  

source: ECPMF - Uncovered

In search of the enemy. The story of a journalist and a terrorist.


On September 11nd it will be 18 years ago that the Twin Towers collapsed and the War on Terror started, first in Afghanistan and today in almost 80 countries. Journalist Bette Dam worked and lived in this war, and is in Brussels to discuss the role of media in the coverage of the war. Dam is known for her work on Afghanistan and gained international recognition in March when breaking the news on the hiding place of the most-wanted Terrorist Mullah Omar, proving the CIA and their counterparts in the Aghan government wrong.

Exhibition: Documentary photography from Flanders and the Netherlands


BRUSSELS - From 13 September to 24 October you can visit the exhibition 'Nieuwe gezichten - Documentairefotografie uit Vlaanderen en Nederland' (Documentary photography from Flanders and the Netherlands) in De Markten in Brussels. With this exhibition, Journalismfund.eu wants to highlight the work of mainly young photojournalists from Flanders and the Netherlands.