Entries by Trine

ECPMF Chairman Challenges Council of Europe on Azerbaijan

Europe’s elected representatives should insist on improvements on human rights and freedom in Azerbaijan before ANY further cooperation or deals, writes ECPMF chairman – and SCOOP founder and coordinator – Henrik Kaufholz in an open letter to politicians in Council of Europe countries. Azeri journalists are persecuted, and at the same time politicians and other […]

ECPMF: Defending Journalists under Threat

Threats to journalists and violations of media freedom are on the increase across Europe – from prosecution of journalists in Turkey, over attacks on media workers in Hungary, Poland and Ukraine, to accreditations withdrawn at the G20 summit in Germany. The European Center for Press and Media Freedom is going to focus on this development […]

Repairs Start in Syktyvkar After Pressure

The citizens of Syktyvkar can now walk a little more safely in the streets. After the SCOOP-supported investigation of the newssite 7X7 of the deplorable state of the sidewalks, the city council has now started the repair and were recently able to inspect to first streets. The 7X7 reporter Maksim Polyakov documented in the autumn […]

Study Confirms Media Deterioration in Southeast Europe

The media sector in Southeast Europe is weakening, and in the present situation of economical strain and and unstable political situation, the news media often fails to perform its public service role. This is the result of studies, done by media researchers working with SEENPM (South East European Network for Professionalization of the Media) member […]

Call for Cross-Border Applications

Are you a reporter who wants to dig deeper with colleagues from other countries? The program “Reporters in the Field”, funded by German Robert Bosch Stiftung,  promotes research projects by media professionals from all over Europe. It offers grants of up to 5,000€ to international teams who want to realize a cross-border and in depth […]

“We were sitting on the Titanic” – 22 Years After Srebrenica

“We went to Bosnia to help people. Not to fight. I liked that idea. But we were sitting on the Titanic with those people,” says Dutch UN soldier, who was in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica when the massacre happened in 1995. Eldin Hadzovic and Zvezdana Vukojevic have updated and republished the SCOOP-supported 2011 story […]

Call for Nominations to Balkan Award for Understanding

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), calls for nominations for the 2017 Dr Erhard Busek-SEEMO Award for Better Understanding in South, Eastern and Central Europe. Eligible to be nominated are journalists, editors, media executives, media experts, writers or journalism trainers in South, East and Central Europe, who have contributed to promoting better understanding in […]

Alisa Yurchenko Wins SCOOP-sponsored Award

Alica Yurchenko, investigative reporter of weekly TV show Nashi Groshi, won the Ukrainian Investigative Journalism Award sponsored by SCOOP. She was awarded at the ceremony on MezhyhiryaFest, the annual journalism conference in the residence of former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych where YanukovychLeaks was born in 2014. Congratulations! Alisa Yurchenko was congratulated by among others SCOOP […]

Rising Protests over Abduction of Azerbaijani Journalist

An Azerbaijani investigative journalist who vanished May 29 from Tbilisi, Georgia, is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment after resurfacing on the 30th in custody across the border in Baku, Azerbaijan, after what he described to his lawyer as a harrowing cross-border abduction, according to Amnesty International. Afgan Mukhtarli, whose wife reported him missing […]

SCOOP-Supported Investigation Wins First Prize

Journalist Gleb Yarovoy won the Grand Prix of the Annual contest of the Journalists Union of Karelia for the investigation “Valaam Billions – The Monastery’s Secret” about expenses for the restoration and work of the Valaam Monastery. The investigation received a prize in the nomination “Best journalistic work”. The author was awarded on May 19 […]