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Working Grants - Chronological

Working grant - FCC - Europe in Africa: The Price of Partnerships

The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) was hailed as the pact that will eventually liberalise trade between the European Union and the Economic Community of West African States. 

 

Working grant - How to fight the global Wall Street landlords

Banks and vulture funds make money from ordinary people’s distress. The only way to fight back is to outsmart them. Wall Street giants—the so-called ‘vulture funds’—have been on a house-buying spree across Europe and the United States since the 2008 financial crash.

 

Working grant - Europe’s Hidden War

After more than two and a half years, the coalition has admitted to killing four members of the Hadid family in Mosul, Iraq in April 2015. Their story is told in Dagbladet Information as well as in a new 45-minute documentary on the Danish channel DR2 as part of the ongoing Journalismfund.eu-supported ‘Europe’s Hidden War’ project. 

 

Working grant - Gold Rush to Dam Balkan's Rivers

The Western Balkan countries - home to some of the most pristine nature on the European continent - are faced with a rush to build new hydro power stations.
 
 
 
 
 

Working grant - Operation Sophia

Consequences of the EU's Attempt to Neutralise People Smugglers

The central Mediterranean is now the busiest corridor for irregular migration into the European Union. All past efforts to combat flows have resulted in more sea crossings and more deaths at sea.

 

Working grant - Passport for profit

Thousands of refugees from Africa and the Middle East risk their lives to reach the shores of Europe and escape conflict and repression.  But for the wealthy there are easier options available. With enough money, it's possible to purchase a EU passport - or at least residence. 

 

Working grant - FCC - Nigeria's artist village

Inspired by the staggering success of its film industry Nollywood, Nigeria now wants to boost its other creative industries. Culture is primed to be the country's next oil. The government has labeled the cultural sector ‘potentially the biggest source of economical growth’ and accords it preferred status. A flourishing cultural sector is expected to provide jobs, improve Nigeria’s international standing and attract foreign capital.
 
 

Working grant - FCC - Fish & Ships: Europe’s fishing deals in West Africa

In the imbalance of power in Europe’s fishing deals with West African countries, locals get the short end of the stick.

 

Working grant - Innocent people around the world have been added to a watch list of terrorists and criminals

Innocent people around the world have been added to a watch list of terrorists and criminals, an investigation reveals today. Research by an international consortium of media organisations exposes the secret World Check database, which lists over 2 million people.

 

Working grant - The European Investment Bank: Africa's discreet financier

European Investment Bank (EIB) is the largest multilateral borrower and lender in the world. It finances mainly large infrastructure projects, but also provides loans to small and medium enterprises. The EIB is an EU bank, but its ambitions reach far beyond its borders.
 
 

Working grant - Cash Loans Czar's Maltese Tax Escape Plan

How Russian Billionaire and Fashion TV investor paid near zero-tax on small loans operations in Europe and USA.

 

Working grant - How Israel Jails Palestinians Because They Fit the 'Terrorist Profile'

To combat a wave of lone-wolf attacks Israel arrested hundreds of Palestinian youth suspected of being potential would-be-terrorists over the last 18 months. Many, if not most of the Palestinians arrested were singled out by a computerized predictive system developed by Israeli authorities. According to Israeli officials some of the persons were arrested on their way to commit an attack, but others may not have even fully decided to commit one by the time they were arrested.
 
 

Working grant - The MEPs Project: the ghost offices of MEPs

In an unprecedented EU-wide collaborative effort, the journalists from "The MEPs Project" located in every member state investigated how members of the European Parliament (MEPs) make use of the general expenses payments they receive every month. 

 

Working grant - The Hungarian “Zuckerberg” who keeps Orbán’s system alive

It’s getting ever harder to gain access to public interest data in Hungary. This is particularly problematic, taking into consideration that reporting on the government’s abuse of power and the endemic corruption is one of the last remaining checks and balances in Hungary.
 
 

Working grant - The Malta Files: How the smallest EU country became a haven for global tax avoidance.

The Mediterranean republic of Malta operates a tax system where companies pay the lowest tax on profits in the EU - only five per cent. Over the last three months, journalistic network European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) dug into over 150,000 documents that show how international companies take advantage of this system, using Malta as a pirate base for tax avoidance in the EU.
 
 

Working grant - Mafias and the Far Right: The City of London Connection

Massimo Carminati, boss of an alleged mafia group in Rome, is said to have made millions of euros before his arrest in December 2014. But this financial treasure is nowhere to be found.

 

Working grant - Security for sale: the price we pay to protect Europeans

Since the late 1990s, the European Union has worked to encourage a European security market, where major defence and technology companies develop products and services that better protect us from crime and terrorism. This industry should also create jobs and be globally competitive. Over the past year, more than twenty journalists in eleven European countries investigated this burgeoning sector. And they discovered there’s a lot wrong with the European security market

 

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 - FCC — Beni Files

Since October 2014 more than 1000 citizens have been killed in and around Beni, a town in North Kivu in DR Congo. The web documentary Beni Files shows what is happening right under the nose of the world's most expensive UN peace mission.