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

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 […]

Online Freedom Restrictions Mapped in Timeline

Freedom of expression has slowly deteriorated in Russia over the last years. Article 19 has made a timeline to illustrate the online limitations year by year.

Ukranian Award for Investigation of Bloody Day at Maidan

Two tv-reporters were awarded this year’s prize for the best investigative reporting in Ukraine, the Proxy Award. Angelina Karyakina and Anastasia Stanko got the award at this year’s Mezhyhirya Festival on Saturday June 4th.There were a total of 106 entries in the competition. The jury rewarded their investigation of events on the most bloody day […]

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 […]

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 […]

Growing Interest for Investigative Journalism in Russia

A record number of journalists have applied for a working grant from SCOOP Russia. In spite of the severely increased pressure on media and journalists in Russia, the willingness to conduct Investigative Journalism is growing in North West Russia. When the deadline for applications to SCOOP Russia expired, the number of applications to get support […]

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 […]