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Russian Investigations

Big Interest for SCOOP in Vologda

17 journalists from the area of Vologda visited the first promotion seminar this year for applications to SCOOP Russia 2017. – The audience was very active and interested. Especially those who already had made up their minds on what kind of topic they wanted to investigate, says Anna Sharogradskaya, director of Regional Press Institute in […]

Medical Care on Service

During many years the hospitals in Kaliningrad were equipped with computer tomography for use in various state run medical programs. This expensive equipment, financed by the federal Russian tax payers, was supposed to be used in the benefit of the residents in the Kaliningrad region. Today more than a third of them are out of […]

Russia: Time to apply for support of 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 to invite all journalists in the North-West region of Russia to apply for support […]

50 Investigative Journalists Meet in St Petersburg

“My point is that international illegal fishing can be fought by international cooperation only,” the often-awarded Swedish investigative journalist Fredrik Laurin told his audience of Russian colleagues. He was one of two Swedish keynote speakers at SCOOP Russia’s first ever conference on investigative journalism held in Russia 9-10 December 2016. The conference is probably the […]

Reporters Join Forces With TI Against Corruption

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and Transparency International (TI) are joining forces in a first of its kind partnership to root out grand corruption on a global scale, the Global Anti-Corruption Consortium. This initiative will connect investigative journalists turning a spotlight on the secretive shadow economy with anti-corruption activists able to translate […]

SCOOP Conference in St. Petersburg

SCOOP in cooperation with The International Media Support and the Regional Press Institute, invites journalists from Northwest Russia to participate in a conference on investigative journalism on December 10-11 in Pushkin, St. Petersburg. Meet international capacities who have made investigations with impact across borders – and meet colleagues who have learned investigative methods through the […]

Not a Single Official Refugee from Ukraine to Kaliningrad in Two Years

Fighting in the south-east of Ukraine forced millions of Ukrainian citizens to flee from their homes to save their lives and the lives of their children. Many have lost their relatives, their homes and belongings. Many did not have a choice where to go – only to Russia, which at that time offered them help […]

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. […]

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 […]

Big money in Illegal Ukrainian amber

Wherever you find precious stones like amber, you also find smugglers and organized crime. The Volyn region in Ukraine and the Russian enclave Kaliningrad – both with large deposits of the precious material – are no exceptions, and consequently the Polish city of Gdansk is the capital of a veritable industry of  illegal jewellery. The […]