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How Israel Jails Palestinians Because They Fit the 'Terrorist Profile'

  • Europe
  • Human Rights
  • Politics
  • Religion

To combat a wave of lone-wolf attacks Israel arrested hundreds of Palestinian youth suspected of being potential would-be-terrorists over the last 18 months. Many, if not most of the Palestinians arrested were singled out by a computerized predictive system developed by Israeli authorities. According to Israeli officials some of the persons were arrested on their way to commit an attack, but others may not have even fully decided to commit one by the time they were arrested.

Cash Loans Czar's Maltese Tax Escape Plan

  • Corruption
  • Europe
  • Organised crime
  • Trafficking

How Russian Billionaire and Fashion TV investor paid near zero-tax on small loans operations in Europe and USA.

Mafias and the Far Right: The City of London Connection

  • Corruption
  • Organised crime

Massimo Carminati, boss of an alleged mafia group in Rome, is said to have made millions of euros before his arrest in December 2014. But this financial treasure is nowhere to be found.

The Hungarian “Zuckerberg” who keeps Orbán’s system alive

  • Corruption
  • FOI
It’s getting ever harder to gain access to public interest data in Hungary. This is particularly problematic, taking into consideration that reporting on the government’s abuse of power and the endemic corruption is one of the last remaining checks and balances in Hungary.
 

Slaves, Lies and Videotape

  • Media

Journalists from west Europe have broadcast and printed stories about east Europe that are distorted or false, leading to a fake presentation of reality which victimises nations and some of their poorest and most vulnerable citizens.

This is how Hungary’s ‘independent’ news media is being tampered with

  • Media

"We lost our media”, stated Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán in a rare interview in early 2015. He was referring to the media empire of a longtime ally-turned-enemy.

Security for sale: the price we pay to protect Europeans

  • Europe
  • Terrorism

Since the late 1990s, the European Union has worked to encourage a European security market, where major defence and technology companies develop products and services that better protect us from crime and terrorism. This industry should also create jobs and be globally competitive. Over the past year, more than twenty journalists in eleven European countries investigated this burgeoning sector. And they discovered there’s a lot wrong with the European security market.

The Cotton Connection

  • Agriculture
  • Industry

Early 2016 Burkina Faso announced its withdrawal from the genetically modified cotton introduced by multinational Monsanto eight years before. The Cotton Connection investigation shows that the American company made huge mistakes, but is not the only actor to be criticised.

Beni Files

  • Human Rights
  • Politics

Since October 2014 more than 1000 citizens have been killed in and around Beni, a town in North Kivu in DR Congo. The web documentary Beni Files shows what is happening right under the nose of the world's most expensive UN peace mission.

Nigeria: Europe's Electronic Junkyard

  • Ecology
  • Economy
  • Health
  • Industry

Thousands of tons of used electronics and illegal e-waste are imported into Nigeria annually. High demand for used European electronics, inefficient regulation, and a local lack of recycling facilities form a growing hazard.