Kremlin Assault on Democracy in 21 Nations Detailed

Russia's far-ranging intrusions to undermine democracy in Europe and the United States are detailed in a new report by Democratic Party staffers of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. This disturbingly detailed 206-page report on Russian interference relies heavily on investigative reporting by independent media, including GIJN members OCCRP, Re:Baltica and ProPublica. The report describes Kremlin use of state foundations, NGOs, think tanks, political extremists, the Russian Orthodox Church, the energy industry, organized crime and corruption.

Source: US Senate

Posted on: January 10, 2018

Atlatszo Sues Hungary Gov’t over NGO Claims

GIJN-member atlatszo, the muckraking Hungarian online site, has filed suit against the government of autocrat Viktor Orban, challenging claims that NGOs meddle in party politics. The move comes after years of official assaults on that nation's independent media and civil society. Atlatszo is demanding a government report that allegedly shows foreign-funded NGOs' political interfence.

Source: International Business Times

Posted on: January 30, 2017

NGOs as Homes for Investigative Journalism

Seeing an opportunity to increase their reach and enhance their influence, advocacy organizations have begun to approach content like traditional news organizations. As newspapers struggle to stay afloat, these groups have helped fill an investigative reporting gap. As journalism with a transparent political slant has become more common, there’s plenty of room for a viewpoint in news coverage.

Source: Associations Now

Posted on: May 25, 2014