AFRICA – Benon Herbert Oluka, GIJN Africa editor, selected 10 investigative stories that GIJN considers to be among the very best by sub-Saharan African journalists in 2021. Two of them were supported by Journalismfund.eu.

The first story is Hard Labour: How a lack of regulation puts Kenyan surrogates at risk, a two-part series investigation. For this investigation, a reporter went undercover for months, posing as a parent keen to commission a surrogate pregnancy &, later, as a candidate willing to birth a child for prospective parents. The second investigation is Garbage Out, Garbage In: How Europe’s e-waste problem is a burden on Africa, conducted by a team of journalists in Ghana and Cameroon. This story exposed the same environmental problem: the growing extent to which Africa has become a convenient dumping ground for electronic waste from other parts of the world. Both investigations were supported by Money Trail Grant Programme

Read more about the other stories here

Freezing peat mining permits in Estonia


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Journalismfund is hiring a Project Coordinator


BRUSSELS - Journalismfund is hiring a Project Coordinator for its European Cross-border programme.