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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.

Places are limited! Please register and please cancel your registration if you can’t come to free up your seat.
Please note: We will take photos and videos of the speakers and audience, which may be posted on our website and social media channels.
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Aleksei Bobrovnikov

Hamburg Foundation for the Politically Persecuted
Investigative Journalist
Hamburg, Germany (Ukraine)

Aleksei Bobrovnikov is an award-winning journalist whose life is at risk due to his research about a widespread smuggling and money laundering network in the unstable regions of eastern Ukraine. He has worked as a war correspondent in the Donbass region and as an investigative reporter covering the so-called “grey zone” – a haven for smugglers between the Russian-occupied territories and government-controlled Ukraine. He also covered the Euromaidan demonstrations in Ukraine and the “little green men” during the annexation of Crimea by Russia. Between 1999 and 2006, he worked as a business news journalist for various media, including the Ukrainian News Agency (correspondent), the weekly Business Magazine (deputy editor of the financial news desk) and the daily Kommersant newspaper (editor of the financial desk), later focusing on investigative journalism and making history documentaries. In 2011-2012, he lived in the southern Caucasus region of Georgia, writing a book on ethnography and ancient traditions, published under the title “The Edges of Georgia”. Bobrovnikov is a guest fellow at the Hamburg Foundation for the Politically Persecuted.