Joris Luyendijk’s keynote speech at EIJC18

Thank you very much for this invitation. It is an honour to speak before such a distinguished group of colleagues. In this era of disruption, confusion and cynicism few professions and institutions still command the general public’s trust and respect. In no small part thanks to Hollywood, investigative journalists still count as the ‘good guys’… Continue reading Joris Luyendijk’s keynote speech at EIJC18

Working grant – The slavery of care: Bulgarian women working in the West as caregivers

The story focuses on the plight of cash-strapped Bulgarian women who come to Belgium and the Netherlands as posted workers to care for elderly people who want to spend the last months or years of their life in their own home, instead of in a retirement home. The investigation focuses on one of the main… Continue reading Working grant – The slavery of care: Bulgarian women working in the West as caregivers

The Money Trail Project

Conducting and delivering journalistic illicit finance investigations takes time. It can be technically difficult, complex, legally sensitive and on occasion, dangerous. Then there’s the question of getting your piece published.  Editors quite rightly take a lot of convincing before they run corruption and tax avoidance tales whether written by their own staff or freelancers. It’s… Continue reading The Money Trail Project

Brigitte Alfter talked about ‘How to put collaborative journalism into practice’ at the International Journalism Festival (Perugia)

Our managing editor, Brigitte Alfter, spoke about 'How to put collaborative journalism into practice' in Perugia on April 14th. Stories don’t stop at national borders. More collaboration in the field of journalism is essential, as topics like global crime, climate change, or migration affect people, regions and economies across the world. A story that spans… Continue reading Brigitte Alfter talked about ‘How to put collaborative journalism into practice’ at the International Journalism Festival (Perugia)

How Viktor Orbán is exporting his illiberalism

Hungarian PM, Viktor Orbán is supporting the leader of the Slovenian far-right, Janez Janša. Orbán offers the help of his allies and hundreds of million forints from the Hungarian taxpayers. In our project, we’ve discovered how businessmen related to the Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán were buying up media outlets in Slovenia. These outlets are… Continue reading How Viktor Orbán is exporting his illiberalism