Working grant - Catching the real pirates
A number of fishing companies are flouting international law, exploiting workers, and over-fishing, thus stripping vulnerable countries of a vital food source.
Working grant - FCC — The Cotton Connection
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.
Working grant - CC — The Ematum Deal in Mozambique
How much of the $850 million budget that the publicly-privately owned Mozambican company Ematum had to purchase a fishing fleet actually went to military hardware?
BRUSSELS – Journalismfund.eu has launched a new call for applications for cross-border working grants. Journalists with good ideas for cross-border, European stories can apply for a grant. For this round there is € 33,000 to be distributed.
Working grant - Pulp fiction: Chinese tomato puree, made in Italy
SALERNO - A great amount of capital is invested in agriculture and gains juicy but illegal returns. Nearly one in three 'Made in Italy'-labeled goods sold in Italy or exported elsewhere are produced with non-Italian products.
Working grant - Olive oil, the liquid gold
JAEN - The farms in Jaen in Spain provide a substantial amount of the total vegetable produce consumed across Europe and receive large farm subsidies from the EU. However, very often the people working on the farms are exploited and the environment is neglected.
Video - Modern Slavery
BRUSSELS - The Farmsubsidy.org data are a unique source to follow EU spending of billions of tax payers money. But it is hard to make this amount of data easily accessible. So Farmsubsidy.org has joined forces with Open Data City to build a tool that makes Farmsubsidy data visible and easily accessible. Potentially this can become a tool for other EU spending data too.
BRUSSELS – One way of achieving a European public sphere could be through pooling journalistic research power and publishing to national audiences by language. One example is the common effort on analysing the latest data of the EU farmsubsidy beneficiaries.