Tagpage Connecting Continents
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 - CC — Nigeria: Europe's Electronic Junkyard
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.
JOHANNESBURG - The team behind the investigation of Nigerian football players coming to Europe, which was supported by one of Journalismfund.eu's Connecting Continents, has won the CNN African Journalist Award 2016.
Working grant - CC — South African companies in the Dutch tax haven
Fourteen of the twenty largest company on the Johannesburg stock exchange have at least one subsidiary in the Netherlands. 20 billion Euro coming directly from South Africa is stored in Dutch shell companies.
Working grant - CC — Mafia in Africa 2
Mafia in Africa 2 exposes the fraudulent business empire of Italian criminal Curio Pintus, who was sentenced to three years in jail in 2001 for laundering drug money for the 'ndrangheta, but remains active as CEO of US “merchant bank”, the Pintus Group.
Working grant - CC — Our Game
The internal financial structures of several African countries' dominant political parties that are performing as corporatised multinationals in monopolised state power structures: Angola’s MPLA, Zimbabwe's ZANU, and Namibia’s SWAPO.
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 - Journalists who team up with at least one Flemish and one Sub-Sahara African journalist are eligible to apply for Flanders Connects Continents, a new, €120,000 grant programme by our Flemish Fonds Pascal Decroos project.
Working grant - CC—Who extracts the value of Nigerian football players?
According to a 2013 study conducted by Paris-based charity Foot Solidaire, about 15,000 young boys from West Africa are trafficked to Europe each year by fake football agents promising them trials with top football clubs in exchange for a lot of money from their families.
BRUSSELS – The second application round for our intercontinental working grant programme, Connecting Continents, was closed on 17 August 2015. With the jury meeting having taken place, it’s time for a detailed look at the statistics of applications and grants.