BRUSSELS - The European Commission is proud to present the fifth edition of the EU Health Prize for Journalists. It is awarded to stimulate high-quality journalism that raises awareness of issues related to healthcare and citizen's rights.
News - "People have all sorts of illusions about investigative journalism which I guess I wanted to tackle"
BRUSSELS - Paul Bradshaw publishes the Online Journalism Blog and is the founder of investigative journalism website Help Me Investigate. At the #dataharvest13 conference, he talked about Help Me Investigate the Olympics, which combined crowdsourcing, cross-border and data journalism in a unique investigation into wrongdoings around the Olympic torch relay of 2012.
BRUSSELS - On 3 and 4 May 2013 the third edition of Journalismfund.eu’s Data Harvest Conference took place in Erasmushogeschool in Brussels. Some 150 investigative and data journalists and programmers from all across the European continent took part in what was a great harvest of ideas and digital research methods.
Working grant - Olive oil, the liquid gold
JAEN - The farms in Jaen in Spain provide a substantial amount of the total vegetable produce consumed across Europe and receive large farm subsidies from the EU. However, very often the people working on the farms are exploited and the environment is neglected.
News - #dataharvest13 on Twitter
The Data Harvest Conference started in style, with some 150 participants and speakers from more than 20 different countries. Here's what the participants found of it.
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 - On Wednesday 10 April, MEPs Monica Macovei and Bart Staes will host a conference entitled "Follow the money across borders" at the European Parliament on 10th April 2013, from 12:30 to 15:00, in Room JAN 6Q1.
Working grant - Gaza's Gas: The EU's Burned Millions
The Gaza Strip suffers daily power cuts of eight hours or more; the region's only power plant produces far too little electricity to meet the people's needs. How did things get this far, after massive international aid has been invested in the region that was supposed to help the Gazans?
News - #dataharvest13
BRUSSELS - The Data Harvest Conference, one of the most relevant networking events for data journalists in Europe, is up to its third edition this year. Meet committed and clever journalists from all over Europe and find enriching inspiration on European investigative journalism. Dataharvest13 will take place from 3 to 4 May in Brussels.