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“We were sitting on the Titanic” – 22 Years After Srebrenica

“We went to Bosnia to help people. Not to fight. I liked that idea. But we were sitting on the Titanic with those people,” says Dutch UN soldier, who was in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica when the massacre happened in 1995. Eldin Hadzovic and Zvezdana Vukojevic have updated and republished the SCOOP-supported 2011 story […]

Call for Nominations to Balkan Award for Understanding

The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO), calls for nominations for the 2017 Dr Erhard Busek-SEEMO Award for Better Understanding in South, Eastern and Central Europe. Eligible to be nominated are journalists, editors, media executives, media experts, writers or journalism trainers in South, East and Central Europe, who have contributed to promoting better understanding in […]

Alisa Yurchenko Wins SCOOP-sponsored Award

Alica Yurchenko, investigative reporter of weekly TV show Nashi Groshi, won the Ukrainian Investigative Journalism Award sponsored by SCOOP. She was awarded at the ceremony on MezhyhiryaFest, the annual journalism conference in the residence of former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych where YanukovychLeaks was born in 2014. Congratulations! Alisa Yurchenko was congratulated by among others SCOOP […]

Rising Protests over Abduction of Azerbaijani Journalist

An Azerbaijani investigative journalist who vanished May 29 from Tbilisi, Georgia, is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment after resurfacing on the 30th in custody across the border in Baku, Azerbaijan, after what he described to his lawyer as a harrowing cross-border abduction, according to Amnesty International. Afgan Mukhtarli, whose wife reported him missing […]

SCOOP-Supported Investigation Wins First Prize

Journalist Gleb Yarovoy won the Grand Prix of the Annual contest of the Journalists Union of Karelia for the investigation “Valaam Billions – The Monastery’s Secret” about expenses for the restoration and work of the Valaam Monastery. The investigation received a prize in the nomination “Best journalistic work”. The author was awarded on May 19 […]

Fightning Fake News at the ECPMF in Leipzig

The European Center for Press and Media Freedom invites all interested parties to participate in a conference titled “Defending the truth in a post-truth era” in Leipzig on June 13-14. Read more  

Grants to go to the GIJC in Joburg

Five days left to apply! Do you want to go to the Global Investigative Conference i Johannesburg in November – but don’t have the money? Apply for a fellowship! See how here  

Refuge for Journalists Under Threat

The ECPMF’s Journalists-in-Residence Programme offers media workers under threat a safe environment to rest, recover and continue their journalistic work. The deadline to apply is 12 May 2017. The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) is now accepting applications for the next residency cycle (July 2017-January 2018). Participants are provided with free accommodation […]

Investigative Summer School in Riga

The Centre for Media Studies at SSE Riga invites you to attend the sixth Summer School on Investigative Reporting on August 17-19. The Conference will feature in depth seminars with internationally recognized journalists from the USA, Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina and provide various networking opportunities. On the final day Re:Baltica will inspire us with the […]

New Grant for Cross-Border Investigations

The German Robert Bosch Stiftung offers a new grant program for cross-border investigations. The program Reporters in the Field promotes research projects by journalists from all over Europe. It offers grants of up to 5,000 € to international teams, for cross-border research of a relevant story of their choice. Selected teams will receive not only […]

Valaam Billions – The Monastery’s Secret

On the Karelian island of Valaam rises the beautiful Patriarchal Men’s Monastery. But reality around it is not quite as beautiful. The turnover of the business on the island is billions of rubles. The largest state-owned companies are doing business in this area, while the living conditions for local residents become worse. They are squeezed […]

No Peaceful Rest for the Dead in Vologda

When a family in Babaeyevsky, 300 km from Vologda, opened the coffin of a deceased family member, an unknown person was inside. “People change after death” was one of the explanations from the Health Department. But this person had then changed so much that a tattoo on his back had disappeared. Another family experienced finding […]