Investigative Journalist to Stand Trial in Slovenia

A Slovenian investigative journalist accused of publishing classified state intelligence will now stand trial, a judge in Ljubljana ruled this week after more than a year and a half of deliberation. Read more …

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SEEMO Focuses on Press Freedom in Romania

Romania may be the first European country without printed media due to drop of the advertising revenues by more than 90 percent, systematic dismantling of the distributing channels and the cutting of costs, warns Marina Constantinoiu, editor in chief of the Romanian daily Jurnalul National. Due to the serious situation, which puts the press freedom under pressure, the…

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SCOOP Spreads Out in Central Asia

Møde i Bishkek

When the SCOOP program for investigative journalism in Central Asia started in January 2011, there were three applications for investigative projects in Kyrgysztan. By the latest deadline a few days ago, there were 26 applications. SCOOP is getting more and more popular in both Kyrgysztan and Tadsjikistan, where the project is running, and even in neighboring…

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OSCE Calls for Investigations of Attacks on Russian Journalists

Pskov journalist Lev Schlosberg is recovering in hospital after an attack in which he reportedly suffered a concussion and a broken nose. Schlosberg had just before the attack reported on the death and anonymous burial of soldiers who had been killed in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović…

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Trust is the Key to Global Reporting

Stories often have global reach today, and the professional reporter needs information from sources across the continents, But how do you get the trustworthy information from the right sources here and now? Answer: You cooperate across borders with professional journalists. This story tells how a reporter covered the East African food crisis without leaving Minnesota. The…

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Investigative reporting a dirty word in Russia

Independent voices are being strangled under new Russian laws, Swedish Elisabeth Hedborg reports. Hedborg was a trainer for a group of Russian investigative reporters on the Swedish Press Institute FOJO and wrote this report for the FOJO website: - When I ended up in court, they told me very sternly ‘But you are working with investigative…

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