& OpenDataCity join forces for the Knight News Challenge


BRUSSELS - The data are a unique source to follow EU spending of billions of tax payers money. But it is hard to make this amount of data easily accessible. So has joined forces with Open Data City to build a tool that makes Farmsubsidy data visible and easily accessible. Potentially this can become a tool for other EU spending data too.

Entries for African Investigative Journalism Awards open


JOHANNESBURG - The Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR) is seeking entries to the 2012 African Investigative Journalism Awards, which recognizes outstanding investigative reporting in Africa. The deadline is 31 August 2012.

Report looks into state of journalistic online start-ups


OXFORD - A study by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism focusing on the Western European online news landscape analysed nine journalistic online start-ups from Germany, France and Italy. Out of all nine organisations examined only two broke even: the French Mediapart and the German Perlentaucher.

'In the Name of the State III' best-selling book in Slovenia


LJUBLJANA - The third volume of the In the Name of the State trilogy, 'Cover-up', a project funded by, reached the n° 1 position in the May bestsellers top ten of Slovenian bookstores.

Did you miss the Data Harvest Conference? Have a look here


BRUSSELS - From the 6th till the 8th of May 2012 the European Data Harvest Conference brought together the cream of European data journalism in Brussels. If you missed it this time, read the below report. And make sure to join next year from the 9th to the 11th of May 2013.

Programme Data Harvest Conference online


BRUSSELS - Come to the Data Harvest conference in Brussels from May 6th-8th 2012. Get freshly harvested data, meet the most interesting journalists in the field of data journalism and visualisation, freedom of information, visualisation and cross-border reporting.

Fresh mapping of non-profit Investigative Journalism in Europe


HAMBURG - For all the progress investigative journalism in Europe has made in the past decade, the amount of academic research on the topic has remained discomfortingly small. One of the first to turn the tide is Florentine Guia Baggi, who explored the matter and documented it in her thesis.

Special award to project


BELGRADE - During the Southeast Europe Media Forum in Belgrade a team supported by received a special investigative journalism diploma.

SKUP-journalists were targets


OSLO - In police questioning, the norwegian terrorist accused Anders Behring Breivik (32) said he is the man behind the book "A European declaration of Independence". The book gives detailed information on why and how to attack the SKUP conference, aiming to kill as many journalists as possible.