ANKARA - Turkey has been using its vast presence in Europe and official institutions such as mosques, consulates and institutions in an effort to track its dissidents using covert Turkish intelligence activities.

ROTTERDAM - In the fight against drugs crime in their ports, the mayors of Rotterdam (Aboutaleb) and Antwerp (De Wever), kicked off in 2019 a more intensive collaboration between their ports. The big meeting took place behind closed doors at the Feyenoord Stadium.

THE HAGUE - The Netherlands is an important financial centre behind the international arms trade. Research from The Investigative Desk (the Netherlands) and an Indian news outlet shows how some of the biggest arms companies in the world use the Netherlands as an intermediary to wire profits to tax havens. 

BELGRADE - In this project a cross-border team of journalists sheds a light on how societies in former Yugoslavia deal with the past, by focusing on how war criminals are reintegrated in their home countries: a closer look at the results of international criminal justice.

An in-depth investigation of the We Report network uncovers the dark side of the bottled water business in Europe, where the market is dominated by multinational companies such as Coca-Cola, Nestlé and Danone.

NAIROBI - This story uncovers a multitude of worrying allegations about the unregulated surrogacy industry in Kenya.

DAMASCUS - The Syrian government has raised billions of Syrian pounds to rebuild war-stricken cities through a "reconstruction tax." But where does the money really go? A joint investigation by OCCRP, SIRAJ, and Finance Uncovered, supported by Journalismfund.eu's Money Trail grant programme.

ACCRA, ABUJA - This story puts the spotlight on a clandestine network of gunsmiths and arms traffickers operating in West Africa in contravention of local laws. It shows how these gunsmiths and traffickers exploit the porous borders across the West Africa and Sahel region to traffic illicit small arms and light weapons, which continues to fuel conflicts across the region.

LONDON - The shipping industry is central to the global economy. But among the world's biggest polluters and tax avoiders. Its emissions, from the dirtiest fuel-oil on earth, are larger than those of Germany, and have a serious impact on climate change.

A'DAM - BRUSSELS - More and more people are moving to the city, but what does the future of these growing cities look like? Thanks to Journalismfund.eu’s LOCAL grant programme, two media organisations (BRUZZ from Brussels and AT5 from Amsterdam) have teamed up for the first time to investigate the two cities. In a five-part series of videos and articles, the two city media delved into the crucial challenges for the city of tomorrow: mobility, housing, waste, tourism and language.

ACCRA, ABUJA – This investigation exposes a hidden network of Chinese control and ownership of many industrial fishing vessels operating in Ghanaian and Nigerian waters in contravention of local laws.

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European Cross-border Grants

With the awarded European Cross-Border Grant programme, Journalismfund.eu supports (since 2009) professional journalists who have good ideas for cross-border investigations and for research on European topics.

The next application deadline is Thursday 9 September 2021 at 12 pm CEST.

Modern Slavery Unveiled

This grant programme aims to enable teams of investigative journalists to investigate and document cases or aspects of how Asian victims of human trafficking and forced labour are exploited in Europe.

The next application deadline is 16 September 2021 at 12 pm CEST.

Pascal Decroos Fund

The Pascal Decroos Fund is Journalismfund.eu's oldest grant programme. Since 1999 it strives to advance investigative journalism in Dutch-language media in Belgium.

The next application deadline is 10 September 2021 at 12 pm CET.

News

Supported documentary: Hard labour

Investigating human trafficking

Reporter's Guide: Human Trafficking - Investigating an Evil Hidden in Plain Sight

2021-06-17

The Global Investigative Journalism Network published an online chapter on investigating human trafficking, written by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Martha Mendoza.

2 jury members go public: Ritu Sarin & Catherine Gicheru

2021-04-13

BRUSSELS - Today Journalismfund.eu reveals two jury members of its Money Trail grant programme: Ritu Sarin from India and Catherine Gicheru from Kenya are both outstanding personalities with an impressive track record in collaborative investigative journalism.

Independent cross-border journalism with impact

2021-03-25

BRUSSELS - In 2020 Journalismfund.eu supported 153 investigations by 319 journalists from 48 countries. The increasing number of projects proves that Journalismfund.eu is responding to a growing need for support for independent investigative journalism.

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