Entries by Trine

Grants to go to the GIJC in Joburg

Five days left to apply! Do you want to go to the Global Investigative Conference i Johannesburg in November – but don’t have the money? Apply for a fellowship! See how here  

A Window into Europe

During the European refugee crisis asylum seekers some tried to sneak from Russia into Finland. The reporter Sergey Khoroshavin from Argumenty I  Fakty analyzed all documents, did a lot of interviews  and even tried to follow one of the routes.  It turned out that the frontier of 798 kilometers is not only heavily guarded but […]

The Cold Radiators of Suoyarvi

The winter can get cold in the small Karelian town Suoyarvi – minus 30. But it can also get cold inside buildings which should be kept warm by the local heating station. The authorities in 2015 seemed to have found the solution to the cold flats: A new boiler. But it didn’t work efficiently. Prices […]

A Loophole in the Rules Creates Mountains of Trash

One day dump trucks started appearing on Petrozavodsk’s Staraya Kukkovka Street next to residential homes. They unloaded soil and building materials as if they were constructing a ski jump in the center of the city. Neighbours complained but nobody intervened. The reporter Julia Jucherenko made a tv-documentary about this illegal scheme which is very profitable […]

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 […]