Entries by Trine

Journalist and Trainer Grigory Pasko Beaten

Russian journalist Grigory Pasko was beaten by unknown men on Tuesdayin the city of Barnaul in what appeared to be a planned attack, he said on social media. Pasko was set upon by two men on the street in the early morning and told to leave town, witness Arkady Bavchenko said in a Facebook post, […]

Safe Haven for Journalists in Danger

Media workers are encountering many threats and risks while doing their job, and sometimes it is necessary to leave one’s own area for a while. One opportunity to get away and benefit professionally at the same time is the Journalist-in-Residence Programme offered by the European Center for press and Media Freedom (ECPMF). For up to […]

No Foreign Medicine Over the Counter

When Belarusians come to the pharmacy, they cannot buy the products that they are used to. Import of medicine has been reduced, and there has been a big effort to substitute them with Belarusian products. But pharmacists and customers are not happy with the quality. In 2008, there were only 550 domestic drugs sold in […]

Still Looking for Missing Belarusians

Famous Belarusian politicians – Yury Zakharanka, Viktar Hanchar and a businessman Anatol Krasouski were kidnapped in Minsk in 1999. A TV cameraman Dzmitry Zavadski disappeared without a trace in the summer of 2000. It has been repeatedly stated by the kidnapped people’s relatives as well as by lawyers and journalists that these crimes don’t have […]

Illegal Drugs for Do-It-Yourself Sex Change

31-year-old Iryna Bialcova (the name was changed for privacy) from Minsk, Belarus, had a sex-change operation in 2010-11 after heving treated herself with illegal male hormones. All the female organs were removed, she – now he – received a new birth certificate, a passport with a male name and a military ID. But later she […]

Global Conference in Johannesburg

The next Global Investigative Journalism Conference will be held November 2-5, 2017. The venue will be Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa. It will be the first GIJC to be held on the African continent, but investigative reporters have gathered many times before at Wits for the Power Reporting Conferences. We look forward to joining! […]

ARIJ Hires Investigative Editor

Do you want the best job in the Middle East? Do you have at least 5 years’ experience as an investigative editor? Then apply for the job opening at SCOOP’s sister organisation ARIJ (Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism), the region’s leading investigative reporting organization. As an investigative editor, you are going to lead a team […]

Inspiration to Tell Your STories Well

Storytelling tradtions are very different, just from east to west in Europe, let alone from continent to continent. But we can draw inspiration from other traditions -and Maria Terese Ronderos has collected cases from around the world: Azerbeijan, The Netherlands and Zimbabwe for example. A New Era for Storytelling

Last Chance to Apply for BIRN Master Class

30 experienced investigative journalists – 20 from Balkan countries, 10 from other countries – will participate in the BIRN master class in Konjic, Bosnia-Hecegovina, on July 21-27. The lead trainer will be Blake Morrison, investigative projects editor at Reuters in New York and lecturer at Columbia University, New York. Other trainers will be Martin Kaiser, […]

Investigative Summer School in Riga

The Centre for Media Studies at SSE Riga on August 11-13 hosts the fifth Summer School on Investigative Reporting. The keynote speaker is Masha Gessen, the Russian-American journalist famous for her chronicle of the rise of Vladimir Putin. Ms Gessen is an independent journalist and author. She is a native Russian, now living in New […]