What’s happening in SCOOP and in the world of investigative journalism.

Porn photographer claims he is innocent

Prize-winning Scoop-supported investigation is being accused of giving false information about child pornography.

Scoop sends letter of protest to the Albanian Prime Minister

The management of Scoop has sent a letter of protest to the Albanian Prime Minister, Sali Berisha, in order to show our support with Albanian editor Besar Likmeta who got brutally attacked by Member of the Albanian Parliament Tom Doshi during an interview earlier this month. Prior to the interview Besar Likmeta had revealed that Tom Doshi’s university degree was fake, and the interview was a possibility for the MP to explain himself.

SCOOP holds a conference in Budapest

Would you like to meet a colleague, that…
– has been working undercover in a Belo-Russian orphanage
– has tried to track a terrorist
– was forced to leave her country because of an investigation?
– exposed university teachers issuing fake diplomas
– did cross-border investigations in a team, where participants needed interpreter to speak with each other?

Four more years for Scoop

Scoop will continue four more years. Money has been allocated by the Danish Foreign Ministry to continue Scoop as part of the media activities in the Neighbourhood Programme in the years 2008-2012. The formal and final confirmation of the next four year period is expected in Copenhagen this autumn.

Investigation on mass grave caused police to try to find journalists

police officers visited BIRN SaM’s Belgrade office to interrogate the journalists responsible for an investigation on a mass grave. This was interpreted as an attempt to intimidate BIRN staff from carrying our similar investigations into war crimes and impunity.