Entries by Trine

SCOOP Coordinator Wins Golden Spade Prize

Valeria Helander, Swedish SCOOP coordinator for St. Petersburg, was awarded the Golden Spade Prize on Saturday evening at the annual Swedish investigative journalism conference. The prize was given in the magazine category. Congratulations! Valeria Helander and her colleague Elin Ericsson received the prize in recognition of their documenttation of how the Swedish immigration authorities use […]

CIJ Summer School Open for Booking

The Summer School at Center for Investigative Journalism at University of London is open for bookings. Focus is on on data journalism for all levels. From beginners to advanced, featuring hands-on sessions and case studies. There will also be courses on how to conduct investigations, covert filming, financial investigations, sports corruption, the Freedom of Information […]

Investigative Summer School in Riga

New inspiration for your investigations! The Centre for Media Studies at SSE Riga has opened for registration for 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. She is a native Russian, now living in New York. She […]

The Secret is The Synergy

What the Global Investigative Journalism Conference is? A review of journalism tools, a summit, a school, or a hangout? I would say – all together, and even more, writes participant Alisa Kustikova, St. Petersburg, after the 2015 GIJC Conference in Lillehammer, Norway Here and now The ability to take part in the Global Investigative Journalism […]

Dangerous Smoke from a Giant

People in the Kherson region in Southern Ukraine are suffering from poisonous smoke from the chemical plant Crimean Titan, which is situated right at the new border between Ukraine and occupied Crimea. In its 20 years of operation, the cancer rates in this region have gone up drastically. Since Crimean Titan is located on the […]

Cyprus Decides the Music in Kramatorsk

Kramatorsk in Eastern Ukraine  is a typical industrial city where everything was built around large industrial factories.  They are the main employers and main sources of income for the city council, so they more or less dictate what is going on in the city with 160.000 inhabitants. Only little is known about the owners who […]

Too Much Water Makes The Kaliningrad Sausage Profitable

Three out of four samples of so-called high quality sausages bought in the local food store in Kaliningrad contained much more water than allowed in the Russian state standards. That was the result when the reporter Anastasia Drozdova in Novy Karavan sent the samples she had bought to laboratories. The investigation was published 22nd of […]

Land Scandals in Pskov’s Border District

The properties around Lake Peipus in the Pskov district are attractive. Who gets them? Reporter Maksim Andreev took a closer look in this investigation. The distribution of land along the shore of Lake Peipus in the Gdovsk District of Russia’s Pskov Province is the topic for Maksim Andreev’s investigation. In his project the reporter found […]

A Cheesy Story about Fake Fat

What goes into Russian cheeses?  One out of three tested cheese brands in Kaliningrad shops contained fat that did not come from milk. That was the result when the journalist Irina Krivonos bought three different cheeses and sent them to two different labs for analysis, one lab in Saint Petersburg and one in Lithuania. Since […]