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IJ4EU: Tracking Russian spy operations in Europe

Who are the Russian spies captured in the Baltic countries over the few past years, how are they recruited and in which other ways is Russia pursuing its agenda in Europe? These were some of the questions that a five-country team of investigative journalists led by the Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism (Re:Baltica) sought to […]

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IPI condemns Italy’s decision to cut public funds for media organizations

The decision by the Italian government to cut public funds for news organizations as part of the country’s 2019 budget bill has received sustained criticism from journalist and press freedom groups in Italy, who argue that the move threatens the existence of numerous news organizations, in particular those operating at the local level, silencing important […]

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Press freedom in Poland under pressure at year’s end

Poland ends 2018 with worrying developments in the climate towards journalists. As the country enters election season, leading up to parliamentary elections in autumn 2019, two separate incidents point to rising pressure on the press. The first incident relates to independent media outlets’ coverage of the scandal at the country’s Financial Supervision Authority (KNF) in […]

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#IJ4EU: New stories on climate change denial, EU funding for far-right

Thanks to the financial support of the IJ4EU fund, cross-border teams of investigative journalists in Europe are launching new stories on networks of climate change denialists, the use of European Parliament funding by far-right parties, the Hungarian government’s lavish support for football stadiums abroad and questionable railroad tenders in Bulgaria involving hundreds of millions of euros […]

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