2011-12-12

BRUSSELS - From 12 December 2011, day to day responsibility for the core activities of the farmsubsidy.org project will transfer from EU Transparency, based in the UK, to the Pascal Decroos Fund, a foundation based in Belgium. The project will benefit from financial support from the Open Society Foundation worth €78,000 over two years.

In this new phase, the core team of Nils Mulvad, Jack Thurston and Brigitte Alfter and a wider a network of journalists, data activists and analysts will remain in place and focus on the main access-to-data data and journalism work that have been at the core of the project since it began in 2005. In the past six years, the farmsubsidy.org project has been supported by several funders, the most significant of which was the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

In this new phase, the online database of payments under the common agricultural policy will continue to be available as a free service and new data will be collected and added to the database as it is disclosed. The project will continue to provide journalists with advice and support in their work on accessing, analysing and making sense of the data.

Following the setback of an adverse ruling by European Court of Justice on the current legal framework for transparency in EU funds, now is a critical time for civil society to secure better access to data on public expenditure. In this new phase, Brigitte Alfter, project manager of the European activities within the Pascal Decroos Fund will take on the role of lead spokesperson and contact point for the farmsubsidy.org project.

European Press Prize community event

2021-10-18

BERLIN - The winners of the 2021 European Press Prize were announced on June 3 with an interactive online winner announcement. At the Community Event in Berlin on September 23, both the 2020 and 2021 laureates were finally celebrated again. 

The Nobel Peace Prize 2021 awarded to two journalists

2021-10-18

Congratulations to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov on this important recognition which confirms the crucial role of journalism for democracy. 

Journalismfund.eu is hiring

Journalismfund.eu is hiring a Project Coordinator

2021-09-27

BRUSSELS - Journalismfund.eu is hiring a Project Coordinator for its Earth Investigations Programme.