CZECH REPUBLIC - This project aims to develop a network of investigative reporters from Visegrad countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia) who will collaborate on cross-border environmental investigations.
Deník Referendum has a strong background in environmental journalism, unique experience with investigating environmental crimes and has also participated in a large award-winning international data journalism project and cross-border reporting collaboration. With this programme, they will make use of their expertise in order to build an internal capacity for organizing and leading environmental investigative cross-border projects in Europe, specifically in the Visegrad region. The first aim is to consolidate a small but efficient DataLab inside the newsroom of Deník Referendum. The team would be able to execute data analyzes and visualizations that would accompany local and cross-border investigations. However, the team would also be used to share its skills with partners abroad.
About the organisation
Deník Referendum is an independent online daily funded mainly by its readers. It was established in 2009 by journalist Jakub Patočka with the aim of changing the media landscape in the Czech Republic. Since then, it has played a unique role as a platform of Czech civil society, giving voice to those who would not otherwise be heard.
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