Registration is open for #UNCOVERED, the second annual conference of the IJ4EU fund for cross-border investigative journalism. The free event takes place online during the afternoons of April 14 and 15.

Organised by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom in partnership with IJ4EU consortium partners IPI and the European Journalism Centre, #UNCOVERED aims to foster collaboration and encourage innovation.

Bringing together investigative journalists, funders, policymakers and civil society members, the conference will address the challenges and opportunities for conducting watchdog journalism on transnational subjects at a time of upheaval.

Topics range from the funding of cross-border investigative reporting to the use of artificial intelligence. Participants will delve into the backstories of inspiring projects and share tips and techniques. The conference will also screen investigative documentaries.

Visit the #UNCOVERED website.

Winners of the IJ4EU Impact Award — Europe’s first award devoted exclusively to cross-border journalism — will be announced during a ceremony at the end of the first day. Three winners selected by an independent jury will each get €5,555.

In no particular order, the 10 shortlisted nominees are The Daphne Project, The Ibiza Affair, The Troika Laundromat, The FinCEN Files, Lost In Europe, The Dodgy Paperwork Undermining Europe’s COVID Fight, Global Anti-Abortion Misinformation, Fraud Factory, Invisible Workers, Luanda Leaks

Below is a summary of the conference agenda. All times are in Central European Summer Time. Visit the conference website for more information.

Wednesday, April 14

Panel discussions

Screenings and Q&As

  • 1445-1545: The Daphne Project
  • 1445-1645: Lost in Europe
  • 1645-1700: Fraud Factory
  • 1700-1730: Invisible Workers

Award ceremony

Thursday, April 15

Panel discussions


Screenings and Q&As

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