BRUSSELS - How Journalismfund.eu grew from an idea at a funeral table into a professional journalism organisation with international acclaim: 2 December 1997, Brussels. Up-and-coming TV journalist Pascal Decroos is on his way home from VRT, the Flemish public broadcaster, when a motorist driving against the flow of traffic crashes into his car.
How civil society and journalism can work together to strengthen democracy
BRUSSELS - If done carelessly, ties between journalism organisations and civil society can undermine the credibility of both. But there are ways in which the two parties can reinforce each other and strengthen democracy while retaining their independence. Our Money Trail project shows how.
Open letter to new Secretary-General of the Council of Europe
Along with 21 other organisations, Journalismfund.eu has signed an open letter sent to the new Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, who is starting her five-year term of office on 18 September 2019.
Jurors go public: “If you want a grant, here’s what you should do.”
Independence is and has always been at the heart of everything we do ever since we started with our grant programmes. We have therefore insisted on working with a jury system to assess and decide on the applications we receive.
BRUSSELS - Wondering if your idea is eligible for a grant? Looking for teammates to collaborate with? Not sure how much money you can ask for? Ask us all the questions you have concerning your application.
BRUSSELS - At Journalismfund.eu we strongly believe that diversity in the media landscape is essential to any strong democracy. We have been playing a part in diversifying the landscape in Europe since we launched our first working grant programme for in-depth journalism in 1999.
Journalismfund.eu’s New Digital Security Etiquette
BRUSSELS - As new technologies have taken root in national and transnational journalism globally, cyberattacks and digital threats have become two of the most pressing risks for journalists. How are we as a journalistic organisation minimising those risks for the people we work with?