News - Two JF supported stories shortlisted for European Press Prize
The Migrants Files is a project by ten journalists from six different countries. They aggregated a database from open source datasets, then checked, cleaned, geocoded and mapped the data. The ensuing story revealed the extent of migration to Europe by desperate refugees from the South and the East – and the true extent of death and danger they endure to find a future. Journalismfund.eu allocated a cross-border grant of €7,280 for this project.
The Belarus Networks maps cash flows from President Lukashenko's office in Minsk to moneymen in Syria, Sudan, London, Vienna and Zurich – a jigsaw of riches and conduits traced and laid out using the full extent of data journalism. The team received a Journalismfund.eu cross-border grant of €3,100.
Cross-border is the magic word
Uncoincidentially, both projects are shortlisted in the 'Innovation' category. The Preparatory Committee of the European Press Prize hails the rapid growth of cross-border investigations as the greatest innovation in journalism in 2014. All projects shortlisted for the Innovation Award reflect that development. The nomination of two Journalismfund.eu supported projects is a recognition of the work we've been doing since 2008 to promote cross-border investigations in Europe.
European Press Prize
The European Press Prize salutes and encourages the highest achievements in European journalism. It is given in four different categories, each award being for €10,000.