Due to the nature of their work exposing wrongdoing and holding power to account, investigative journalists are vulnerable to attack: smears, intimidation, legal perils and outright violence. Such threats multiply in countries where media freedom is under assault. In war zones, the dangers increase exponentially. Yet the work continues — despite bombs, death threats, harassment… Continue reading IJ4EU Podcast: World Press Freedom Day Special Episode
Solidarity with Ukraine. This is the first and last sentence of this conference.” Against the backdrop of Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine, and the incalculable damage it is inflicting on the country’s journalists and media workers, ECPMF’s Managing Director, Dr. Lutz Kinkel, opened the 2022 IJ4EU UNCOVERED Conference with a message of solidarity. This was… Continue reading UNCOVERED conference 2022 – recap
Three teams win €5,000 each at Europe’s only award devoted to cross-border investigative journalism. The Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU) fund announced on Thursday three winners of its annual IJ4EU Impact Award celebrating excellence in cross-border investigative reporting. Selected by an independent jury, the winning investigations were: The Pegasus Project Frontex Complicit in Pushbacks The… Continue reading IJ4EU Impact Award 2022 winners announced
We are delighted to announce jury members of the 2022 IJ4EU Impact Award.
Day Moderators: Lutz Kinkel (ECPMF) and Neus Vidal (ECPMF) MARCH, 31 | 13:00-18:30 12:30 – 13:00 Registration 13:00 – 13:20 Opening Ceremony | Conference Hall 13:20Keynote Speech 13:50 – 14:40Looking East: Investigating the EU’s “Near Abroad” | Conference Hall Long before Russia invaded Ukraine, investigative journalists had countries on the EU’s eastern flank in their… Continue reading Agenda | UNCOVERED CONFERENCE 2022
Ten cross-border investigations have been shortlisted for the second IJ4EU Impact Award, celebrating excellence in collaborative journalism in Europe. An independent jury chaired by Attila Mong, a Hungarian freelance journalist based in Berlin, will choose three winners, which will be announced on 31 March 2022. Each will receive €5,000. The winners will take centre stage at… Continue reading IJ4EU Impact award – Shortlist
We are delighted to announce Attila Mong as jury chair of the 2022 IJ4EU Impact Award. Attila is a Hungarian freelance journalist based in Berlin. Working as the Europe representative of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Mong is also an innovation consultant for the DW Akademie and a board member for Hungarian investigative journalism… Continue reading ATTILA MONG: THE CHAIR OF 2022 IJ4EU IMPACT AWARD JURY
The latest episode of the IJ4EU Podcast takes a behind-the-scenes look at The Vapour Trail, a cross-border investigation into secret lobbying by the tobacco industry. This cross-border collaboration between French daily Le Monde and Dutch reporters collective The Investigative Desk exposes a secret alliance between Big Tobacco and networks of U.S. oil tycoons to thwart regulations… Continue reading IJ4EU Podcast: The making of ‘The Vapour Trail’
The IJ4EU fund has opened nominations for its annual award celebrating the best of European cross-border investigative journalism, with three cash prizes of €5,000 available for teams that collaborate on transnational issues in the public interest. Nominations opened on 14 October for the second annual IJ4EU Impact Award, run by the European Centre for Press… Continue reading Nominations open for IJ4EU cross-border journalism award
How does shipping contribute to the climate crisis? Journalists give the lowdown on a documentary that made waves.