Entries by Trine

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.

Big Interest for SCOOP in Vologda

17 journalists from the area of Vologda visited the first promotion seminar this year for applications to SCOOP Russia 2017. – The audience was very active and interested. Especially those who already had made up their minds on what kind of topic they wanted to investigate, says Anna Sharogradskaya, director of Regional Press Institute in […]

Medical Care on Service

During many years the hospitals in Kaliningrad were equipped with computer tomography for use in various state run medical programs. This expensive equipment, financed by the federal Russian tax payers, was supposed to be used in the benefit of the residents in the Kaliningrad region. Today more than a third of them are out of […]

Russia: Time to apply for support of investigative reporting

We – the International Media Support, IMS, in Copenhagen, the Associations of Investigative journalism in Denmark and Sweden, FUJ and FGJ, in cooperation with the Regional Press Institute, RPI, in Saint Petersburg, Russia and Fojo Media Institute, Sweden – are happy to invite all journalists in the North-West region of Russia to apply for support […]

50 Investigative Journalists Meet in St Petersburg

“My point is that international illegal fishing can be fought by international cooperation only,” the often-awarded Swedish investigative journalist Fredrik Laurin told his audience of Russian colleagues. He was one of two Swedish keynote speakers at SCOOP Russia’s first ever conference on investigative journalism held in Russia 9-10 December 2016. The conference is probably the […]

Reporters Join Forces With TI Against Corruption

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and Transparency International (TI) are joining forces in a first of its kind partnership to root out grand corruption on a global scale, the Global Anti-Corruption Consortium. This initiative will connect investigative journalists turning a spotlight on the secretive shadow economy with anti-corruption activists able to translate […]

SCOOP Conference in St. Petersburg

SCOOP in cooperation with The International Media Support and the Regional Press Institute, invites journalists from Northwest Russia to participate in a conference on investigative journalism on December 10-11 in Pushkin, St. Petersburg. Meet international capacities who have made investigations with impact across borders – and meet colleagues who have learned investigative methods through the […]