No Follow-up for 2012 Study


BRUSSELS - In 2012 we presented a study on investigative journalism in and on Europe at the European Parliament. It had been issued by the Parliament’s Committee on Budgetary Control. As it turns out, neither the study itself, nor the track it was part of, has lead to anything.

IPI launches campaign highlighting challenges to press freedom worldwide


VIENNA - Criminal defamation laws, the imprisonment of journalists, violent attacks on journalists, endemic impunity for such crimes and a spate of emerging restrictions on digital journalism are the five greatest challenges to press freedom around the world, according to the International Press Institute (IPI). It launched a the campaign #WEWANTCHANGE to tackle these issues.

September 2014 application round: the stats


BRUSSELS – 31 projects were submitted for our second application round of 2014. An increasing number of applicants from countries that tended to be underrepresented in the past are starting to find their way to the organisation.

Special call to journalists: follow the EU money and get a special JF working grant


BRUSSELS – has obtained funding to give special support by theme. For the call on September 15th we are thus able to allocate an additional €20,000 to carry out cross-border journalism about EU spending.

New names in’s International Advisory Board


BRUSSELS – is honoured to announce new names to strengthen and enlarge its International Advisory Board. One advisory board member is replaced, while seven new members join. to offer expertise to other organisations


BRUSSELS – In view of the working grant collaboration between our Flemish Fonds Pascal Decroos grant programme and the Flemish Filip Decock foundation, will start offering its expertise to other organisations that want to support investigative journalism through research grants.

Last chance to get Skype advice for your September 15 application


BRUSSELS – With our September 15 working grant application deadline coming up, is planning a third and final day of Skype advice sessions with Director Europe Brigitte Alfter. The advice sessions will take place on Tuesday 2 September.

Pitch your cross-border idea and get advice


BRUSSELS – Are you planning to submit a working grant application for’s next application round deadline on 15 September? Ask our Director Europe, Brigitte Alfter, for advice and fine-tune your idea! present at nr14 conference in Germany


HAMBURG - German association of investigative journalists Netzwerk Recherche held its annual nr-conference for the thirteenth time this July in Hamburg. chairwoman Brigitte Alfter was one of the speakers.