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What’s happening in SCOOP and in the world of investigative journalism.

SCOOP Coordinator Wins Golden Spade Prize

Valeria Helander, Swedish SCOOP coordinator for St. Petersburg, was awarded the Golden Spade Prize on Saturday evening at the annual Swedish investigative journalism conference. The prize was given in the magazine category. Congratulations! Valeria Helander and her colleague Elin Ericsson received the prize in recognition of their documenttation of how the Swedish immigration authorities use […]

CIJ Summer School Open for Booking

The Summer School at Center for Investigative Journalism at University of London is open for bookings. Focus is on on data journalism for all levels. From beginners to advanced, featuring hands-on sessions and case studies. There will also be courses on how to conduct investigations, covert filming, financial investigations, sports corruption, the Freedom of Information […]

Investigative Summer School in Riga

New inspiration for your investigations! The Centre for Media Studies at SSE Riga has opened for registration for the fifth Summer School on Investigative Reporting. The keynote speaker is Masha Gessen, the Russian-American journalist famous for her chronicle of the rise of Vladimir Putin. She is a native Russian, now living in New York. She […]

Growing Interest for Investigative Journalism in Russia

A record number of journalists have applied for a working grant from SCOOP Russia. In spite of the severely increased pressure on media and journalists in Russia, the willingness to conduct Investigative Journalism is growing in North West Russia. When the deadline for applications to SCOOP Russia expired, the number of applications to get support […]

The Secret is The Synergy

What the Global Investigative Journalism Conference is? A review of journalism tools, a summit, a school, or a hangout? I would say – all together, and even more, writes participant Alisa Kustikova, St. Petersburg, after the 2015 GIJC Conference in Lillehammer, Norway Here and now The ability to take part in the Global Investigative Journalism […]

Invitation to SCOOP seminars

Are you a journalist and do you want to dig deeper? SCOOP invites you to seminars over Northwest Russia to learn more about investigative journalism and how you can apply for a SCOOP grant. The seminars take place: January 25 in Archangelsk (Belmorskaya Hotel). Hosts: Anna Sharogradskaya, director of the Regional Press Institute, and SCOOP […]

Get Support for your Investigation in 2016

Do you have an idea for an investigative journalistic story, but no money to produce it? If you are a Russian journalist, you can apply for both funding and training for investigative journalism. We – the International Media Support, IMS, in Copenhagen, the Associations of investigative journalism in Denmark and Sweden, FUJ and FGJ, in […]

Call for Applications Coming Up

Are you a journalist from 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 […]

Prosecutor’s Office Confirms SCOOP Investigation’s Findings

In March 2015, the journalist Roman Romanovskiy with support from SCOOP RUSSIA revealed the almost non-existing wastewater treatment in a number of facilities in Kaliningrad. The investigation was published in an article in the newspaper Dvornik and on the website rugrad.ru. In April, Romanovskiy’s investigation was severely criticised by Maksim Fedoseyev, the Kaliningrad politician responsible […]

New Fellowship for Reporting on Lack of Energy

Eight journalists from around the world can win a fellowship to report on energy deficit and its causes in their region. Behind the initiative is Discourse Media in Vancouver, Canada, which has launched the Access to Energy Journalism Fellowship (AEJF) — a project aimed at enabling critical, deep reporting on energy poverty globally. The project […]

Journalists under Pressure can seek Refuge in Leipzig

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) has launched a Journalists-in-Residence-Programme. It provides a sanctuary, a scholarship, health insurance and a workplace for journalists who are threatened in their home country or work under pressure. Travel and visa-costs are covered by the program, as well as private health care, the accommodation and a […]

Tajik Handbook of Good Investigations

Journalists in Tajikistan now have a new source of inspiration for investigative journalism. 10 good investigations, supported by SCOOP, are collected in a new book with interviews with the reporters behind the stories and a theoretical chapter with tips and advice. The initiative for the book is taken by former SCOOP coordinator, journalist Muhaiyo Nozimova, […]