Entries by Trine

The Dogs Keep Disappearing in Karelia

Since Karelian authorities launched a campaign against stray dogs, Nikolai, Anastasia and many other citizens have been looking for their pets: They have disappeared and nobody seems to know the fate of their beloved animals. The reporters Alexandra Zaitseva and Maxim Shumeyko from the project “7×7” tried to find out what happened, and soon found […]

Refuge for Journalists Under Threat

The ECPMF’s Journalists-in-Residence Programme offers media workers under threat a safe environment to rest, recover and continue their journalistic work. The deadline to apply is 12 May 2017. The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) is now accepting applications for the next residency cycle (July 2017-January 2018). Participants are provided with free accommodation […]

Investigative Summer School in Riga

The Centre for Media Studies at SSE Riga invites you to attend the sixth Summer School on Investigative Reporting on August 17-19. The Conference will feature in depth seminars with internationally recognized journalists from the USA, Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina and provide various networking opportunities. On the final day Re:Baltica will inspire us with the […]

New Grant for Cross-Border Investigations

The German Robert Bosch Stiftung offers a new grant program for cross-border investigations. The program Reporters in the Field promotes research projects by journalists from all over Europe. It offers grants of up to 5,000 € to international teams, for cross-border research of a relevant story of their choice. Selected teams will receive not only […]

Valaam Billions – The Monastery’s Secret

On the Karelian island of Valaam rises the beautiful Patriarchal Men’s Monastery. But reality around it is not quite as beautiful. The turnover of the business on the island is billions of rubles. The largest state-owned companies are doing business in this area, while the living conditions for local residents become worse. They are squeezed […]

The Local Pearl Turned Toxic Green

Lake Valdai is known as “the Pearl” of the Novgorod Province. It streches out with an island with a monastery in it. It is a popular holiday spot for families. But one day the water was a toxic green. Local authorities took a look, confirmed that something was colouring the water and concluded that it […]

No Peaceful Rest for the Dead in Vologda

When a family in Babaeyevsky, 300 km from Vologda, opened the coffin of a deceased family member, an unknown person was inside. “People change after death” was one of the explanations from the Health Department. But this person had then changed so much that a tattoo on his back had disappeared. Another family experienced finding […]

New Grant for Cross-Border Investigations

The network n-vestigate has a new grant for cross-border investigations for Eastern European journalists. The grant goes up to 2.500 Euro and also gives access to legal consultation, workshops and international networking. Journalists from the following countries can apply: Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Russia and the EU. Stories need to be related to […]

The Broken Dream of a Neat Street

Walking nine streets of the city of Syktyvkar, the reporter Maksim Polyakov from the web media outlet 7×7, counted 14 450 missing or damaged stones in the pavement. The paving is quite new. The work started in 2006. Most of the streets were covered in 2010 and 2011. One year later the stones started to […]

Learn Investigative Methods in London this Summer

If you want to improve your skills as an investigative journalist – or develop new ones – take a look at the summer school at the Center for Investigative Journalism in London. You can save up to €70 by registering before April 4.