Entries by Trine

If You Can’t Buy It, Burn It

In the Kaliningrad region, people are in danger if they live in old houses on attractive spots close to the sea. Someone might want to have their beautiful view. If a person living in an old house on a popular locations refuses to leave, there is a big risk that their house will set fire. […]

Money Loves Silence

The Ukrainian TV-program ‘Stop corruption’ has exposed systematic illegal logging and collection of old metal from the zone around the wrecked nuclear power plant Chernobyl.  It is a very profitable business, and authorities seem to do very little to stop it. In the TV-documentary, we follow an activist guiding journalists around to the sites, where […]

Media Under Control in Southern Ukraine

In the southern regions of Ukraine, it is almost a matter of pride for businessmen, politicians and local officials to own their own media outlets. Out of many hundreds of newspapers registered, less than a dozen publish regularly. A lot of the content produced by these outlets is “ordered.” In the Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv […]

Ukrainian Refugees Forced Back From Russia

During the two years of the armed conflict in Ukraine, hundreds of thousands of people have been forced out of their homes. Many of them have moved within Ukraine. A large number of them followed Russian propaganda and went to Russia. However, not everything was so wonderful in the Russian Federation: only a few regions […]

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 […]