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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SCOOP Journalist Assaulted in Bishkek

Kyrgysz investigative tv journalist Bulat Satarkulov was attacked in his home in Bishkek on Saturday January 24th, writes Bishkek Post. Satarkulov, a former SCOOP grantee, was attacked by group of unknown people, beaten and had his camera stolen. Just a few hours before, he had been shooting a video piece with a young politician, Adil Turdukulov.…

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SCOOP Workshops in Northwest Russia

Are you an investigative journalist – or do you want to learn how to be one? SCOOP Russia, an international program for investigative journalism, invites potential participants to workshops in six cities in Northwest Russia. On the workshops, you can hear about the project and how you can apply for a working grant. If your project…

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