Investigative Film Festival and Symposium

[ September 30, 2015; ] The Investigative Film Festival and Symposium is launching in Washington, DC, Sept. 30-Oct. 2.
The festival, first of its kind in the U.S., is highlighting an explosion of creative in the use of film to tell investigative stories. It’ll screen narrative and documentary films inspired by the investigative instinct–both those that began as text, and those ... Read More »

Journalist Killed in Azerbaijan

Azeri freelance journalist Rasim Aliyev has died in a Baku hospital from the injuries he received when he was lured into an ambush and beaten on August 8.
Aliyev was hospitalized with broken ribs and loss of hearing in the left ear. He said thathe had been the target of an ambush organized by a person ... Read More »

Who Deserves to Be Honored for Good Investigations?

The CEI and the South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), in special partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), have opened applications for the 2013 edition of the Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism. This year the Award is including two sections: Professional Journalists (4.000 EUR) and Young Journalists up to 30 years of age (1.000 EUR).
The Award aims to ... Read More »

Khadija Ismayilova: Speak Out for Human Rights


Khadija Ismayilova is one of the very few independent investigative journalists working in Azerbaijan today. Last week she was accused of leaking state secrets and called in for repeated questioning by Azerbaijani state prosecutors.
The day after first being questioned by the authorities Khadija published the statement “If I Get Arrested” – calling on the international ... Read More »

Thousands of Yanukovich’ Secret Papers Found – Please Help


Ukrainian journalists report that they have found tens of thousands of secret and revealing documents at Ukraine’s presidential residence. But they need money to realize their plans to make a publicly accessible database of the papers.
A number of the papers were thrown into a lake, others were half burned. Ukrainian investigative journalists are now rescuing ... Read More »

Train in Riga with the OCCRP

Young investigative journalists from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine are invited to apply for a free training course in Riga, hosted by the respected Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project and the Stockholm School of Economics – Riga Centre for Media Studies.
Called ”Journalism for Future Challenges,” the program will take place in 3 ... Read More »

New Call For Investigations in Azerbaijan

Investigative journalists in Azerbaijan can now apply for support to carry out investigations through SCOOP.
SCOOP is managed by The Danish Association for Investigative Journalism and International Media Support. If you want to apply for support, please contact Anar Orujov: for more information.

SCOOP Coordinator Publishes Media Book


Money and politics in the media world are central themes in the book, which SCOOP coordinator for Azerbaijan, Poul Funder Larsen, published on September 16. His book describes the first 25 years of Danish TV2, the first channel to challenge the absolute dominance of the national broadcaster DR.
The book not only describes the TV2 history, ... Read More »

Who Deserves to be Honored?

Who is doing a great job in investigative journalism under difficult circumstances? The Global Shining Light Award honors this work, and the deadline for suggesting candidates is June 15.
The prize will be awarded at the Global Investigative Journalism Comfenrece in Rio in October. Read more

Website Opens for the GIJC in Rio de Janeiro


We look forward to dozens of workshops, panel discussions, presentations and hackathons, when the 8th Global Investigative Journalism Conference opens in Rio de Janeiro on October 12.
The registration for the conference will open soon, and there will be a number of travel grants available for journalists from developing or transitioning countries. SCOOP may also have ... Read More »


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