Two Prizes for SCOOP-Supported Stories

Two SCOOP Russia-supported stories won prizes, when Northwest Russian journalists gathered to celebrate good journalism.
Anna Yarovaya from Petrozavodsk received “The Special Prize from The Karelian Union of Jorunalists” for her story about how luxury apartments were disguised as offices.
Marina Bedorfas received the prize “Best report in internet media”for her investigation about the how the blind ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Lyubomyr Ferens Wins 1st Ukrainian SCOOP Prize


Lyubomyr Ferens from Ukrainian TVI was the first winner of Ukraine’s new prize for best investigative journalism of the year, organized jointly by and SCOOP. The prize was awarded on June 6 at the “Mezhyhirya” festival, named after the ex-president Yanukovych’s residence outside of Kiev. Lyubomyr Ferens had investigated the police’s explanation on the ... Read More »

SCOOP-supported Journalist Wins Prestigious Prizes in Croatia


Sergej Zupanic revealed how Croatia imported 11,677 tons of asbestos products, mostly from EU countries, even if both import and export of asbestos is banned in the EU. He also revealed how the control system was totally ineffective.
During this year, the investigative Croatian journalist Sergej Zupanic has won two prestigious Croatian awards for his investigative ... Read More »

SCOOP-supported Story Wins Artyom Borovik Award


Reporter Lina Zernova received the Artyom Borovik prize for investigative journalism, which is awarded annually in Moscow.
The jury decided to give the award to Lina Zernova for her investigation “The Gulf of Finland: Who Will Solve the Mystery of the Cesium Anomaly?”. It was published on the web-site of the environmental NGO Bellona and in the Gorod magazine.
Last year, ... Read More »

UN Award to SCOOP-supported Reporter

Marianna Grigoryan’s story “Home Abortions Destroy Young Women”, which was supported by SCOOP,  has been awarded a special prize by the UN Armenian office.
Though the article  did not cover the topic of the UN Journalism Award contest, namely, the UN activities, the jury decided to grant a special encouraging prize to the article.
The original story was ... Read More »

Honour to SCOOP-supported reporter in Archangelsk

Reporter Svetlana Sinitsyna has received a regional award for her Scoop-supported investigation “Kaninskiy tupik” (Kaninsky deadlock). The story is about the Nenets, a small people who live in the tundra and have their own style of life. They have beеn degradating because of alcohol. The film was shown on Russian TV in November.
The prize is ... Read More »

Two SCOOP stories receive awards in Macedonia

The Macedonian Institute for media has awarded two investigative stories supported by SCOOP in competition with 146 stories for the annual award “Best investigative story for 2011”. SCOOP’s coordinator for Macedonia, Zaklina Hadzi-Zafirova together with Stanimir Vaglenov from the newspaper “24 chasa”, Bulgaria, have been awarded with special recognition for outstanding journalistic achievement in the ... Read More »


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