Norwegian journalist who discovered secret surveillance speaking at Dataharvest+


OSLO - One of the journalists behind Norwegian daily Aftenposten's recent investigation into secret surveillance in Oslo will be speaking at's Dataharvest+ Conference 2015. Per Anders Johansen will show how they revealed the secret surveillance of Norway's leaders.

Skype advice sessions with Brigitte on 6 January 2015


BRUSSELS - In the run-up to our extra application round (deadline 26 January 2015) we are organising a second day of Skype advice sessions with Brigitte Alfter on Tuesday January 6th.

ICIJ Deputy Director Speaking at Dataharvest+ 2015


BRUSSELS – Investigative journalist Marina Walker, deputy director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and project manager of their recent #LuxLeaks investigation, will be speaking at’s Dataharvest Conference in May 2015.

New online platform to be launched to protect journalists


The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) has joined forces with the Council of Europe (CoE) and media freedom partner agencies, in launching a new online “rapid reaction” platform for journalists under threats.

Extra application deadline: 26 January 2015


BRUSSELS – We are happy to announce an extra application deadline early 2015. Investigative journalists from across Europe who are planning a transnational collaborative story are invited to apply for a working grant.

Former grantee discovers global leak of mobile numbers


TALLINN - Former grantee Piret Reiljan and several colleagues at Estonian business news site published an article about a website where unlisted personal mobile phone numbers are published with full names of their owners.

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.