EIJC/Dataharvest Becomes Independent

One of the leading investigative journalism events -- the European Investigative Journalism Conference (aka Dataharvest) -- is going independent, breaking off from its long-time parent organization, GIJN-member Journalismfund.eu. The decision of the Journalismfund board will allow the fund "to focus more on its core activities, in particular acting as an intermediary body to fund independent, high value, cross-border journalism," according to a September 18 press release. At the same time, the move will free up the EIJC to expand its growing conference, which this year drew a record 470 participants from 52 countries. Said Journalismfund Managing Director Ides Debruyne: “The seed has been planted. Now it’s time to harvest.“

Source: Journalismfund.eu

Posted on: September 18, 2018

European Press Prize Honors Investigative Work

The European Press Prizes were announced today, honoring some impressive investigative reports, including a Journalismfund.eu-backed project on migrant deaths, El Pais's "How To Produce Dead Guerillas," Novaya Gazeta's "Your Husband Voluntarily Went under Fire," and a special award to the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project.

Source: European Press Prize

Posted on: April 13, 2015

European Press Prize Names Finalists

European Press Prize finalists include investigations by GIJN members International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (Luxembourg Leaks), Journalismfund.eu (The Belarus Network & The Migrant Files), and Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. (Unholy Alliance & The Russian Laundromat). Winners will be announced in April.

Source: European Press Prize

Posted on: March 1, 2015

New Collaborative Project: The Migrant Files

The Migrants Files is a project by a European consortium of journalists that aims at precisely assessing the number of men, women and children that died as a result of EU Member States migration policies. Financed by Journalismfund.eu, the team of journalists started putting together all the data available on migrants casualties since 2000.

Source: JournalismFund.eu

Posted on: March 31, 2014

Story of the Day: Inside the Human Trafficking Trade

In this series, Swedish reporters Maik Baumgärtner and Lisa Bjurwald dive into the entire chain of European human trafficking, from those trafficked to those making millions in profit. The project was supported by a grant from GIJN-member Journalismfund.eu.

Source: Svenska Dagbladet

Posted on: January 28, 2014