Thursday, Apr 24th

Last update:24-04-2014 21:29

Italy: Citing Mafia Financial Troubles, Jailed Boss Says “Get A Real Job”
Italy’s economic crisis is hitting the Sicilian Mafia as well, say law enforcement officials in Palmero, Sicily.
Russia: CEO of ‘Russian Facebook’ Says He Was Ousted
Pavel Durov, the CEO of Russia’s most popular social media site Vkontake (VK), said on Monday that he was ousted by...
Mexico: Councilmen Describe Life of Fear Under Knights Templar
Councilmen from Michoacan have recounted life under a mayor who was in cahoots with Mexico's Knights Templar criminal...
Caribbean: Cocaine Trafficking Continues Rise Say US Officials
The proportion of drugs trafficked through the Caribbean has more than tripled in the space of five years, according to US...
India: Election Officials Seize Cash and Drugs Used To Buy Votes
Since March 5, Indian election officials have seized US$ 36 million, 2.7 million liters of alcohol, and 100 kilograms of heroin...
Kurchenko May Have Tried to Transfer Assets to Russia
Serhiy Kurchenko (middle) and Energy Minister Eduard Stavytsky (right)...
Former President Had Big Plans
By Kateryna Kapliuk, Slidstvo.info Would you like to stay in the Kyiv hotel of...
Ukraine: The "Family" Business of a Mezhygirya Contractor
By Maksym Opanasenko (Bureau of journalistic investigations “Svidomo”)...
Arkan, Bojović Associate Murdered
Rade Rakonjac, Arkan's murdered former bodyguard  By Stevan Dojčinović ,...
How Kurchenko's offshores worked
By Anna Babinets People who used to know young billionaire-in-exile Serhiy...
Hungarian Media Law Doomed
19 January 2011 By Tamás Bodoky The widely criticised new Hungarian...
Google is Not Your Friend
  The internet is a powerful tool in the service of investigative...

OCCRP Teams with ICFJ

Tuesday, 19 April 2011 19:46
Print PDF

OCCRP and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in Washington and the Jefferson Institute in Belgrade announced their cooperation on a new regional investigative journalism initiative. The Regional Investigative Journalism Network (RIJN) project is a three year initiative funded by USAID that is designed to improve the capacities of investigative reporting centers.  It will also support crossborder investigative initiatives focusing on organized crime and corruption. The project will include work in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Russia and Ukraine.

 

"USAID has been a leader in tackling corruption and organized crime though media efforts. We thank them for their support in this area and while there are enormous challenges ahead, we look forward to them" said Drew Sullivan, Advising Editor to the OCCRP.

OCCRP and ICFJ are also cooperating on the Investigative Dashboard (ID) project, an initiative sponsored by the Open Society Foundation. The project is designed to provide world class research for non-profit investigative reporting organizations.

"ID will provide reporters around the world who don't normally get this kind of research with the information they need to do collaborative projects," said Paul Radu, Executive Director or OCCRP.

The RIJN project, through the Jefferson Institute, will help by building a collaborative workspace for reporters in smaller countries to help them work better together.

 

 

 

Related Stories

Re:Baltica Completes Series on Latvian Health Care System
The Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism Re:Baltica, an OCCRP partner, has published the last installment in its series about the health care...
Trafficking and Terrorism: How Organized Crime Thrives on Passport Fraud
By Ana Baric Passport Stamps. Photo Credit: Flickr. Jon Rawlinson The March 7 disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane one hour into its flight...
Colombia: A Country Torn Between Peace and Corruption
By: Maria Virginia Olano In Colombia, it is no secret that laws and rules there can be bent and moved around, especially with a couple of bills in...
Press Persecution in Azerbaijan: Where Investigative Journalism Is “Espionage”
By Ana Baric Azerbaijan is maintaining its usual approach to press “freedom”: sponsoring pro-regime media and unapologetically repressing...
Venezuela: The Battle Against a Corrupt, Authoritarian State
By Maria Virginia Olano It was supposed to be the day Venezuela celebrates its young people. Instead, three students were killed, more than 70...