Have an Idea for an Investigation? Time to Apply for a Grant!

Fredrik Laurin, reporter at Swedish TV program Uppdrag Granskning and ICIJ member, teaches at SCOOP masterclass in Russia.

To all journalists in the North-West region of Russia interested in investigative reporting!

We – the International Media Support, IMS, in Copenhagen, the Associations of investigative journalism in Denmark and Sweden, FUJ and FGJ, in cooperation with the Regional Press Institute, RPI, in Saint Petersburg, Russia and Fojo Media Institute, Sweden – are happy to invite you to apply for support to an investigative journalism report you would like to conduct in your region. The investigation should be useful to your community and interesting to your audience. The work should be intended to be published in a mass media you regularly work for, such as print media, radio, television or web based media.

We offer you assistance to plan your investigation, and to participate in a training program held by Fojo Media Institute, with Russian-speaking trainers. During the work you can get support from our experienced trainers in Russia. You can also apply for financial support for various costs during the work, such as travel or external analysis, legal screening of the text and a small fee.

SCOOP Russia is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) This is the 8th year SCOOP Russia is running and SIDA is supporting the program till 2019.

The supported projects will also be published on the SCOOP Russia website www.i-scoop.org. On the website you can see examples of previous investigations in Russian language as well as in English. If you have questions, you can find contact details on the web page.

Deadline for applications is February 15th. The application form shall be properly filled and sent by e-mail to info@scooprussia.org. SCOOP Russia is ready to support 14 applications from new journalists. In addition a number of reporters who have already received SCOOP training, can get support for a new investigation. It is also possible to apply for a cross border investigation in cooperation with a colleague from another country. Our selection period ends March 1st. The training period is planned for 16 – 21 April 2018.

Only journalists from the Northwest region of Russia can get support and participate in the training.

We are ready to welcome your application!

The staff of SCOOP Russia