2014-07-03

ESSEN - In Germany, the first nonprofit investigative newsroom in the German-speaking world has been launched. CORRECT!V wants to "make investigative and informative journalism affordable and accessible to media organisations throughout Germany."

The platform sees itself as one of the many answers to the media crisis. "The old models of business are losing effectiveness. At the same time, journalists need to find better ways of explaining an increasingly complex world. [...] With no print or circulation costs, CORRECT!V focuses on content. The bulk of our funds go directly towards extensive investigative research that many media outlets can no longer afford. We want to uncover abuses of power and effectively strengthen our democracy."

CORRECT!V brings together investigative journalists and programmers and says it wants to look for innovative ways to publish larger stories on the internet. Two journalists involved have worked together on a project that was funded by Journalismfund.eu in 2011: David Schraven and Annika Joeres. The project investigated the dark economy of Roma migration into Western Europe.

The organisation is funded by charitable foundations, membership fees and donations from users and readers.

Searching for an enemy: the secret life of Mullah Omar

2019-03-11

AMSTERDAM - In her latest book, Dutch journalist Bette Dam tells a fascinating story of the fugitive Taliban leader Mullah Omar. She reveals among other things that Mullar Omar lived a short walk from a US base in Afghanistan. This book was made possible by our Pascal Decroos Fund grant programme.

Inocencia asesinada

2019-03-13

A new Belgian documentary, supported by our Pascal Decroos Fund, highlights the plight of rape victims in El Salvador. Strict abortion laws see women disappear in prison. Even those who suffer miscarriage don't get spared. 

Amended Money Trail guidelines for a larger number of investigations

2019-03-19

BRUSSELS - We have amended Money Trail application guidelines in order to increase the number of investigations. Do you want to investigate cross-border illicit financial flows, tax abuse, money laundering and corruption? Here's your chance! The next deadline is 25 March.