#IJ4EU: New stories on climate change denial, EU funding for far-right

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Thanks to the financial support of the IJ4EU fund, cross-border teams of investigative journalists in Europe are launching new stories on networks of climate change denialists and the use of European Parliament funding by far-right parties. The IJ4EU (Investigative Journalism for the EU) fund was launched earlier this year to encourage investigations that cross European borders. […]

#IJ4EU: Forbidden Stories continues the work Daphne couldn’t

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Just over a year ago, Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered in a car bombing outside her home. But the murder did not stop coverage of issues Caruana Galizia had been examining, including corruption, oil smuggling and money laundering in Malta. Instead, it gave rise to the Daphne Project, which brings together journalists from around […]

#IJ4EU: Exposing fraud put Bulgaria, Romania journalists under threat

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This September, a cross-border team of investigative journalists exposed massive fraud in European Union-funded projects in Bulgaria and Romania in what became known as the #GPGate scandal. The revelations shed light on alleged extensive corruption in the construction sector, but they also underscored the difficult press freedom situation in Bulgaria. The safety of the investigative team came […]

First stories published under IJ4EU fund

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Investigative journalism projects in Europe supported by the inaugural IJ4EU fund are off to a strong start, the International Press Institute (IPI) said today. What is the IJ4EU fund? The IJ4EU (Investigative Journalism for the EU) fund was launched earlier this year to encourage investigations that cross European borders. In June, an independent jury led […]

IJ4EU jury calls for full investigation into murder of Bulgarian reporter

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The members of the independent IJ4EU jury, led by Süddeutsche Zeitung Editor-in-Chief Wolfgang Krach, today called on Bulgarian authorities to open a “comprehensive and transparent” investigation into the murder of journalist Victoria Marinova. Marinova’s last report for the broadcaster TVN, which aired on September 30, focused on revelations of corruption involving EU funds worth hundreds of […]

IPI condemns detention of investigative journalists in Bulgaria

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The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, publishers and leading journalists, condemned the detention Thursday evening of two journalists investigating fraud in EU-funded projects in Bulgaria and Romania. Dimitar Stoyanov, a reporter for the Bulgarian investigative journalism website Bivol, and Attila Biro of RISE Project Romania, were taken into custody for several hours by […]

Fritt Ord Foundation joins IJ4EU fund as partner

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The International Press Institute (IPI) is pleased to announce that the Norway-based Fritt Ord Foundation has joined the 2018 IJ4EU fund as a contributing partner. Fritt Ord has provided IPI with a grant of 200,000 NOK (approximately 26,500 euros) to provide additional financial support to projects selected by the independent jury last month. The additional funds will be distributed across […]