Átlátszó Erdély (meaning Transparent Transylvania) is a Romanian nonprofit made up of ethnic Hungarian activists and journalists living in Romania who are interested in investigative journalism, inspired by atlatszo.hu, the Budapest-based Hungarian center for investigative journalism and watchdog NGO.
Atlatszo.hu is a watchdog NGO and online newspaper for investigative journalism to promote transparency, accountability, and freedom of information in Hungary. Established in 2011, atlatszo.hu – “atlatszo” means transparent in Hungarian – produces investigative reports, accepts information from whistleblowers, files freedom of information requests, and commences freedom of information lawsuits in cases where its requests are refused.
The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) is a network of local non-governmental organizations promoting freedom of speech, human rights and democratic values. The group is dedicated to creating a strong, professional, independent media in Southeast Europe as an essential component of developing democracy and a market economy in the Balkans.
Re:baltica is a non-profit organization that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. Founded in August 2011, the organization focus on in-depth investigations of socially important issues in the Baltic region, such as corruption, crime, finances, entrepreneurship, health and human rights. Its journalism encourages transparency and reform. Re:baltica is based in Riga, but its journalists and board members come from all Baltic states: Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia.
Bellingcat (Netherlands) has won international attention for its groundbreaking stories that bring together open source investigators to dig into everything from armed conflict to high-profile criminal cases, war crimes, threats to the environment, and beyond. Alongside publishing investigations, Bellingcat provides others with tools to conduct similar work via case studies, how-to guides and innovative workshops.
The Bhutan Media Foundation is a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) founded in 2010. The Foundation aims to sustain democracy by developing the Bhutanese media through transformational initiatives that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster Freedom of Expression, Information and Press. Over the past 5 years, BMF has provided hands-on capacity development programs to more than 500 journalists, media professional and media managers.
Bihus.info (NGSCO “TOM 14”) was founded by a few investigative journalists to inform the public about corruption in Ukraine and its connection to societal poverty in order to reduce the degree of corruption tolerance and change social agreements on corruption. TOM14 produces an anti-corruption investigative television program “Nashi Hroshi” (“Our Money”) which focuses on economic and public procurement investigations, including price analysis, fly-by-night companies search, connection between officials and business (or business officials).
The Broadcast Training Center ProMedia Foundation is a leading Bulgarian NGO committed to supporting independent, professional and responsible media. Since its establishment in 1998, ProMedia has been instrumental in gathering civil and professional support for reforming the media legislation, increasing media professionalism and building strong and responsible media and journalists’ associations in Bulgaria.
The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is the national voice of Canadian journalists. It is committed to protecting the public’s right to know and dedicated to promoting excellence in journalism from the university classroom to the national stage. It also organizes an annual awards program that recognizes the best in Canadian journalism, with a particular focus on journalism that is investigative in nature.
Center for Investigative Journalism of Montenegro is a non-governmental foundation established by Vijesti TV and Vijesti Daily, dedicated to practicing and promoting investigative journalism of the public interest by latest means and up to internationally recognized professional standards. “Our goal is to keep giving the people of Montenegro otherwise hidden or unavailable information they need to act and make decisions.”