BRUSSELS – Blaž Zgaga is a busy man. The In the Name of the State trilogy that he co-authored with colleague Matej Šurc, about illegal arms trade in Slovenia during the Yugoslav Wars in the 1990s, is booming in the Balkans. He recently co-founded the Slovene Centre for Investigative Journalism and was involved in ICIJ’s Offshore Leaks project. A look at Offshore Leaks from a Slovenian point of view.
BRUSSELS - Mar Cabra is one of Spain's most famous data journalists. Vice-president of the Spanish chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation, she also teaches data journalism in two master degrees and coordinates monthly workshops on the topic in Madrid. She is a member of ICIJ and was very closely involved in the recent Offshore Leaks project. And what's more: she'll be speaking at #dataharvest13 on 3 and 4 May in Brussels.
AMSTERDAM - Journalists Adrian Mogoș and Vitalie Călugăreanu have been shortlisted for the European Press Prize. Their story Buy you way into EU Citizenship was supported by Journalismfund.eu.
BRUSSELS - A study on investigative journalism in and on Europe was presented at the European Parliament on 9 October 2012. It was requested by the Parliament’s Committee on Budgetary Control and executed by Margo Smit for the Belgian Pascal Decroos Fund.
Slovenian investigative journalists Matej Surc and Blaz Zgaga have won the CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism 2012 for their investigative work on arms dealing in former Yugoslavia in the 1990s that was supported by Journalismfund.eu and led to the bestselling trilogy In the Name of the State.
Working grant - Buy your way into EU Citizenship
BUCHAREST - Dodgy dealers in Romanian nationality can conjure up genuine documents for fake applicants, and with it the right to work within the EU.
LJUBLJANA - Blaž Zgaga and Matej Surc along with colleagues in neighbouring countries investigated Slovenia’s massive arms smuggling scandal. Read Blaz Zgaga's article on how they turned the story into a best-selling book trilogy.
Working grant - In the Name of the State
LJUBLJANA - From 1991 until 1995, the Yugoslav Wars wreaked havoc on the Balkans. War crimes of all sorts and flavours struck the region with such fierceness and frequency that by the end of the 20th century Yugoslavia had been torn apart. One of the crimes committed was the illegal trade of arms by government officials of the countries involved, acts with which they infringed the UN arms embargo.
Working grant - Property Corruption in Bulgaria
VARNA - Property corruption in Bulgaria is a minefield in which criminals and terrorists can hide their money while investors lose their life savings.