Conference Focuses on Security, Security, Security

Security of journalists, security of information and economic security of the country – those will be the key words for this year’s Mezhyhirya Fest, celebrating the Journalists’ Day in Ukraine. For the second time, organizers of Mezhyhirya Fest are going to bring together more than 300 journalists and public activists on June 6-7, establishing a tradition of…

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Travel Grants to the GIJC in Lillehammer


If you are an investigative journalist from Eastern Europe, Russia, Caucasus, Central Asia or other transitioning regions, now is the time to apply for a travel grant to meet your colleagues from around the world at the GIJC in Lillehammer, Norway! The conference takes place October 8-11 and will feature the world’s leading investigative reporters, top…

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New and Free Tool for Investigative Journalists

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) in Maastrichts, The Netherlands, has released the Verification Handbook for Investigative Reporting, a companion handbook to the Verification Handbook which was published by the Centre in early 2014. The initiative is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The handbook provides the fundamentals of online search and research…

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SCOOP-Supported Journalist Wins “Golden Pen” Award


Lina Zernova, journalist from St. Petersburg, has won the “Golden Pen Award” in the category for investigative journalism for her investigation about the Krasny Bor landfill outside St. Petersburg. The investigation was supported by SCOOP and published in Novaya Gazeta and at the Bellona website. Lina Zernova documents how huge amounts of chemical waste is stored…

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Ukrainian Investigative Reporter Detained by the FSB

Natalia Kokorina, journalist of Crimean Center for Investigative Reporting, has been detained by the FSB. FBS officers of Friday, March 13 searched the apartments of the journalists of Crimean Center of Investigative Reporting Natalya Kokorina’s and Anna Andriyevskaya’s parents, where they are registered officially. The lawyer was not allowed to enter the apartment of Kokorina, while the…

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Who Should Receive an Investigative Prize?

Every second year the “Global Shining Light Award” is given to a work of investigative journalism in a developing or transitioning country, done under threat, duress, or in the direst of conditions. The winner receives an honorary plaque, US$1,000, and a trip to the Global Investigative Journalism Conference to accept the award in front of hundreds…

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