Since October 2014 more than 1000 citizens have been killed in and around Beni, a town in North Kivu in DR Congo. The web documentary Beni Files shows what is happening right under the nose of the world's most expensive UN peace mission.
According to local sources already 80,000 people have left Beni and the surrounding villages. Local authorities have been blaming the ADF-Nalu rebel group. Almost two years later, people are still speculating about who's behind all this, as no arrests have been made, and no real investigations have been done.
Beni Files is an online memorial for the victims of the massacres. Beni Files visualises all events, shares the stories of the victims and their families, and offers different insights on the mysterious murders.
This project was nominated for the Loep - Aanmoedigingsprijs (Award of the Dutch-Flemish Association of Investigative Journalists - VVOJ).
This investigation was funded through Journalismfund.eu's Flanders Connects Continents programme.
- Beni Files
- De laatste hoop op gerechtigheid voor Beni neemt de benen - KNACK.BE, 12 JUNE 2017
- RDC: un mémorial virtuel pour mettre un visage sur les morts de Beni (FR) - Radio France International, 27 December 2016
- Beni Files, an online monument for the victimes of Beni, Congo - BBC World Radio, 30 December 2016
Project 'Beni Files' genomineerd voor prijs onderzoeksjournalistiek (MO*, 27 February 2018)