Freedom of expression, though guaranteed in all European constitutions, is under pressure in a lot of countries. The ECPMF and Journalismfund.eu launch a second call for applications for their FoX grant, which gives journalists who know of a breach of freedom of expression the time and money to document it.
If the European Union wants to survive as a union of citizens, it needs to allow room for a public debate about the EU with all its pros and cons. To feed that debate, we need independent watchdogs. We need emancipated journalists to rise up to the challenge.
There are two important deadlines for three different cross-border working grant programmes this summer. August 17th for the intercontinental Connecting Continents working grant, and September 15th for the European cross-border grants and for the FoX Freedom of Expression working grants.
Working grant - The Migrants Files
The Migrants Files is a project by a European consortium of journalists that aims at precisely assessing the number of men, women and children that died as a result of EU Member States migration policies.
OXFORD - A study by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism focusing on the Western European online news landscape analysed nine journalistic online start-ups from Germany, France and Italy. Out of all nine organisations examined only two broke even: the French Mediapart and the German Perlentaucher.
HAMBURG - For all the progress investigative journalism in Europe has made in the past decade, the amount of academic research on the topic has remained discomfortingly small. One of the first to turn the tide is Florentine Guia Baggi, who explored the matter and documented it in her thesis.