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About SCOOP Caucasus

SCOOP has an investigative journalism program in Caucasus and supports investigations in Azerbaijan, but because of the current situation for journalists and media in the country, we have had to discontinue the activities. We hope to be able to cooperate with colleagues in Caucasus again, when the situation improves

SCOOP is a network for investigative journalists in Eastern Europe, Russia, Caucasus, Central Asia and West Africa. SCOOP was founded in 2003 and has since supported a large number of investigative stories. SCOOP Caucasus is initiated and managed by the Danish Association of Investigative Journalism (FUJ) and is run by FUJ in cooperation with International Media Support, a Danish ngo.

For any questions, please contact SCOOP coordinator Henrik Kaufholz from the Danish Association for Investigative Journalism, FUJ.

How we work

The main idea is to develop a network between journalists in and between the different areas. We work on a peer-to-peer basis in direct contact between the journalists within the country and to the SCOOP volunteers in Scandinavia.

SCOOP supports investigative journalists with working grants that enable them to cover the expenses of an investigation. Both individuals, groups and cross-border groups of journalists can apply for grants.

Numerous stories and investigations are transnational, and sharing experiences is a strong support for investigative journalists in their daily work. SCOOP brings together professional journalists to facilitate the sharing of best practices and production of investigative journalism.

Several investigations funded by SCOOP have won national and international awards, among others in Ukraine, Macedonia, Moldova, Russia and Romania.