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

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. https://russiadigitalrights.org/

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 […]

Invitation to SCOOP seminars

Are you a journalist and do you want to dig deeper? SCOOP invites you to seminars over Northwest Russia to learn more about investigative journalism and how you can apply for a SCOOP grant. The seminars take place: January 25 in Archangelsk (Belmorskaya Hotel). Hosts: Anna Sharogradskaya, director of the Regional Press Institute, and SCOOP […]

Get Support for your Investigation in 2016

Do you have an idea for an investigative journalistic story, but no money to produce it? If you are a Russian journalist, you can apply for both funding and training for investigative journalism. We – the International Media Support, IMS, in Copenhagen, the Associations of investigative journalism in Denmark and Sweden, FUJ and FGJ, in […]

Call for Applications Coming Up

Are you a journalist from the North-west region of Russia interested in 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 […]

Prosecutor’s Office Confirms SCOOP Investigation’s Findings

In March 2015, the journalist Roman Romanovskiy with support from SCOOP RUSSIA revealed the almost non-existing wastewater treatment in a number of facilities in Kaliningrad. The investigation was published in an article in the newspaper Dvornik and on the website rugrad.ru. In April, Romanovskiy’s investigation was severely criticised by Maksim Fedoseyev, the Kaliningrad politician responsible […]