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Join us at our conference, participate in a workshop for digital security, network with practitioners and politicians, and learn about the impressive investigations of the IJ4EU grantees.

We will assess the challenges that investigative journalism faces in Europe today and the conditions – political, legal, and financial – that are necessary for investigative journalism to flourish. Find out why investigative journalism is in everyone’s interest – and how we can protect it in a climate where economic needs and political interference are the new normal.

Two years ago, the European Parliament initiated a special fund to be spent exclusively on cross-border investigative journalism, the #IJ4EU. The grants from this fund, launched by the ECPMF and managed by International Press Institute (IPI), were awarded to twelve transnational teams from across Europe. The UNCOVERED conference will give a stage to grantees to present the results of their work.

The event takes place under the patronage of the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Mr Michael Müller.

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Friday, February 1 • 10:10am - 10:45am
IJ4EU Uncovered: Investigating Under Pressure in the EU

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Even within the EU, which supposedly guarantees its citizens full access to fundamental rights, press freedom faces significant challenges. Two cross-border IJ4EU projects share their experiences operating in EU member states Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania:

Misuse of EU Funds in Romania and Bulgaria: RISE Project Romania and BIVOL Bulgaria have teamed to “investigate the unseen corrupt organizations that are siphoning off European taxpayer money”.

Hungarian Football Funds: The Hungarian government is showering football academies and stadiums in Hungarian-speaking areas abroad with money. Átlátszó and its Romanian partner, Átlátszó Erdely ask: is it Orbán’s love for the sport, or is there some other motivation?

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Cecilia Anesi

Legal Representative, IRPI
Cecilia Anesi is a reporter with and founder of the Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI), a centre for investigative journalism in Italy. Before creating IRPI, she co-authored the investigative journalism documentary Toxic Europe which won the Best International Organised... Read More →

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Atanas Tchobanov

editor, Bivol
Journalist and editor in chief of Bivol.bg - Bulgarian investigative web site. Research engineer data analyst in CNRS, France
avatar for Attila Biro

Attila Biro

reporter, RISE
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Zoltán Sipos

jurnalist, Atlatszo Erdely
Journalist @erdely_atlatszo,Regional Correspondent @IndexCensorship,2016 Fellow @gmfus... Read More →

Friday February 1, 2019 10:10am - 10:45am CET
Europäisches Haus (European House) Unter den Linden 78, 10117 Berlin, Germany