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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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Ludovica Jona

Freelance/Il Fatto Quotidiano
Investigative Journalist
Rome
Ludovica Jona is a freelance journalist and a communication expert based in Rome. She has a degree in Political Science and a specialization in International Relations and Multimedia communication at the Fondazione Lelio Basso Journalism School. Member of the Italian Journalists Association since 2008, she worked for different media outlets, such as Il Fatto Quotidiano/Millennium, La Repubblica, La Stampa, Rainews and Redattore Sociale. In 2011 she produced the 23-minute video-reportage “Terminal Rifugiati”, which explores the Italian "business on refugees" issue and talks of various cooperatives, later involved in the public inquiry "Mafia Capitale" launched by the Italian magistrature in 2014. She is author of the documentary "Mohamed and the Fisherman", the story of a migrant only survivor of a shipwreck and the Italian fisherman whose life he saved. In 2017 she was project lead of "Diverted Aid" a cross border investigation project funded by the European Journalism Center which uncovered how European development money is used to fund migration control programs in Africa, often resulting in more dangerous routes and human rights violations. She is the coordinator of "The invisible border" investigation, funded by the #IJ4EU grant which involves journalists from 9 countries in Europe and Africa.