Quite a few Journalismfund.eu supported projects have won awards, internationally or in their respective countries. Find them here:

2022

Investigation About Pollution Of the Poultry Industry In Ireland has won The Business Analyst of the Year Journalism Award

Journalists Niall Sargent (Noteworthy.ie), Rory Winters, Luke Butterly & Tommy Greene (The Detail), and Ella McSweeney (The Guardian) investigated the environmental impacts of the poultry industry in Ireland and the United Kingdom as it expands in line with State policy. 

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Naipanoi Lepapa has been included in the list of Top 100 Kenyans 2022 for her investigation on the surrogacy industry in Kenya

Every year, Kenyans.co.ke releases the highly anticipated list of Top 100 Kenyans who stood out and disrupted the status quo countrywide, during the period under review - between January and December. Naipanoi's investigation uncovered a multitude of disturbing allegations about the unregulated surrogacy industry in Kenya.

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Ouder/Elder shortlisted for the Rose d'Or 2022.

The podcast Ouder/Elder by Lander Kennis and Rafael Njotea is on the shortlist for the prestigous Rose d'Or.

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Nieuw België, een migratiegeschiedenis wins prestigious award in the Netherlands

Tom Naegels wins the 'Prijs voor het Belangrijkste Boek van het Jaar' (Award for the Most Important Book of the Year).

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Nomination as finalist of #DIGAwards for 'The Hungarian Playbook' in the category of Investigative Long

Bence Máté, Florian Schewe and Áron Szentpéteri are finalists for the #DIGAwards with "The Hungarian Playbook" in the category Investigative Long.

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Naipanoi Lepapa became Journalist of the Year with her story on the surrogacy in Kenya

Naipanoi Lepapa was among the journalists awarded during the 2022 Annual Journalism Excellence Awards (AJEA) held in Nairobi on Friday, May 6. At the awards organised by the Media Council of Kenya (MCK), Naipanoi was crowned the Journalist of the Year in recognition of her investigative articles at the outlet. Journalist of the Year award, which is the highest award recognition, went to Naipanoi Lepapa of The Elephant for a story on the surrogacy industry in Kenya, supported by Journalismfund.eu's Money Trail Grants programme. 

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When the good cause derails

A project supported by Journalismfund.eu has been longlisted by the VVOJ for the Loep 2021. This list contains – per category – the 10 best research stories from Belgium and the Netherlands. The investigation, supported by the Pascal Decroos Fund, is about the Belgian homeless organization Poverello, who has a poor image, but has 14 million in the bank and owns real estate worth 50 million euros. 

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Nepalis abused by Nepalis in Luxembourg

Amnesty International Luxembourg has awarded its Amnesty Mediepräis 2022 in the category of "article" to Luc Caregari, who together with Namrata Sharma carried out an investigation revealing shortcomings in the fight against forced labor in Luxembourg. Through the testimony of a victim in the restaurant industry, the report reveals the wall of silence that daily life hides in a situation where the victim and the culprit are part of the same community. 

Jury member Petz Bartz explained the decision: “Luc Caregari's investigation was carried out in collaboration with Namrata Sharma in Nepal. It is a remarkable piece of international and cross-border journalism that even the pandemic has not been able to silence".  

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2021

Hard Labour: How a lack of regulation puts Kenyan surrogates at risk

The Series: Hard Labour: The Surrogacy Industry in Kenya has been shortlisted for the Fetisov Journalism Awards. The Series was shortlisted in the category of Outstanding Investigative Reporting

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ALL-IN 

This film has won the award for best documentary at the Antalya Altın Portakal Film Festivali, and the film has also been selected for the European Film Awards 2021.

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Climate Change Adaptation Aid Never Reached Kenya's Farmers

Swedish Journalist Carolina Jemsby was shortlisted for the 'Golden Shovel' (Guldspaden) award for this story. Guldspaden is an annual Swedish prestigious award in investigative journalism. It is awarded by the Swedish Association of Investigative Journalism (Föreningen Grävande Journalister).
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The consultant: why did a palm oil conglomerate pay $22m to an unnamed 'expert' in Papua?

This investigation was finalist in two categories of the Online Journalism Awards 2021: the ‘Knight Award for Public Service’ and ‘Excellence in Collaboration and Partnerships'.

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Bloed en honing (Blood and honey)

De Nederlandse Fotoboekenprijs (Dutch award): award for best text/photobook. 

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Moeders ten laste (Financially dependent mothers)

Belfius Persprijzen: award for Best Podcast/Radio, most important journalistic award in Belgium.

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Mother

Ensors 2021: award for Best Documentary Film, most important film award in Flanders, Belgium.
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De onfatsoenlijken (The indecent)

Ensors 2021: award for Best Documentary TV, most important award in Flanders, Belgium.
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2020

Factcheck.Vlaanderen

Factcheck.Vlaanderen is an online platform that uses artificial intelligence to detect disinformation and polarisation so that fact-checkers can verify and combat it. It was developed with an innovation grant from Journalismfund.eu's Flemish Journalism Fund.
Professor Michaël Opgenhaffen was awarded the Annual Prize for Science Communication from the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts for the co-creation and co-management of Factcheck.Vlaanderen.

Financially dependent mothers

Nominated for the Prix Europa, Europe's largest annual tri-medial festival and competition.
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El Tarangu

Nominated for De Tegel, the most important award for journalism in The Netherlands.
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Breasts

Longlisted for the Brusseprijs 2020 (award for the best journalistic book in Dutch)
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The forgotten people

Shortlisted for the Brusseprijs 2020. (award for the best journalistic book in Dutch)
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Mother

Longlisted for the One World Media Awards
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In search of the enemy

Won 'De Loep' (most prestigious award for investigative journalism in Flanders and The Netherlands, discerned by the Dutch-Flemish Association of Investigative Journalists VVOJ)
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El Tarangu

Won the Title of 'Meesterverteller' (Master Storyteller) of the Dutch Narrative Journalism Foundation
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The S53 

Won the Title of 'Meesterverteller' (Master Storyteller) of the Dutch Narrative Journalism Foundation
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Land of plenty, land of but a few

Won the King of Spain International Journalism Award in the category environmental and sustainable development journalism. 
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2019

Breathless (Ademloos)

2019 - Won the Ensors (Flemish film awards)  for the best documentary film - 14/09/2019
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Once upon a time... (Er was eens...)

2019 - Nominated for the Ensors (Flemish film awards) - best documentary television
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Mother 

2019 - Nominated for many festivals: Sheffield, Chicago, Ghent, Hot Springs, Rotteredam, Kosovo, Athens, DOCNYC, ...
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Investigate Europe

2019 - Investigate Europe won the Hans-Matthöfer-Preis" for their publication on BlackRock's investment.

The slavery of care

2019 - Nominated for Belfius-persprijs in the category television press. - 08/05/2019
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Faire-part

2019 - Won the Prix Meilleur Documentaire international at the RIDM Montréal International Documentary Festival.
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Land of plenty, land of but a few

2019 - Shortlisted for the New Media Writing Prize (NMWP) in the journalism category.
2019 - Nominated for The Prix Europa on the “Tv Current Affair” category.
2019 - Awarded the Prémio Gazeta Multimedia. The most important journalism prize in Portugal.
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Mercy Killing

2019 - Nominated in De Loep's 'Signalerend' category - VVOJ - 22/03/2019
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No friends but the mountains

2019 - Won the best short documentary at the Beloit International Film Festival, US.
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Ghana For You

2019 - Nominated for FEPASCO (Burkina Faso): Compétition documentaire long-métrage 
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2018

Beni Files

2018 - Aanmoedigingsprijs van ‘De Loep’- VVOJ (Nominated)
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Fish & Ships: Europe’s fishing deals in West Africa

2018 - Hostwriter (Won 2nd Story Prize)
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The Malta Files

2018 - The European Press Prize (Nominated)
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Investigate Europe

2018 - Surveillance Studies Preis (Awarded)
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2017

The Malta Files

2017 - British Journalism Awards (Nominated)
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The Watch List

 2017 - Vereniging Online Journalisten Nederland (VOJN) (Nominated)
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Kaliningrad, invisible battleground

2017 - Prix Philippe Chaffanjon (WON)
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LON

2017 - Won Best Short Documentary - IDFA (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
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We must be dreaming

2017 - Won Social Art Award (Berlin).
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2016

Who extracts the value of Nigerian Football Players?

2016 - CNN African Journalist Awards, category Sport Reporting (Won)
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Insane Prices

2016 - Expopharm Prize (WON)
2016 - German Reporterpreis (Nominated)
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Hearing Voices

2016 - European Science Writer of the Year (WON, by Michele Catanzaro)
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Youth In Play / Game On

2016 - AMI Journalism against Indifference Prize (WON)
2016 - High Commission for Migration's Communication Award (WON)
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Land Grabbing in the EU

2016 - Investigative Reporting Award of the 2016 European Press Prize (Shortlisted)
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2015

Organ Trafficking in Kosovo

2015 - Prix Louise Weiss for European Journalism (WON)
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2014

The Migrants Files

2014 - European Press Prize, Innovation Award (WON)
2014 - Global Editors Network Data Journalism Awards (WON)
2014 - Gold Medal at 'Premios ÑH'
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The Belarus Network

2014 - European Press Prize, Innovation Award (Shortlisted)
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Organ Trafficking in Kosovo

2014 - Prix Louise Weiss (WON)
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Gaza's Gas

2014 - Reporting Europe Prize (Highly commended)
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2013

Gaza's Gas

2013 - Shortlisted for the Data Journalism Award 2013
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2012

Buy Your Way into EU Citizenship

2012 - European Press Prize (Shortlisted)
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In the Name of The State

2012 - CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism (WON)

2011

In the Name of The State

2011 - Special investigative journalism diploma
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Latvian Brides

2011 - Aleksandra Jolkina published a book about Latvian brides for which she was nominated as "Latvia’s 2011 Trafficking in Persons Report hero" by the United States Embassy to Latvia.

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2010

Fields of Terror

2010 - CEI SEEMO Award for Outstanding Merits in Investigative Journalism (WON)
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