Grants for relocated journalists

, Russia

How do you find fortunes hidden in tax havens? Where do you track assets that a local business tycoon has in other countries? And how can you coordinate your stories with journalists and editors across borders?

The European Investigative Journalism Conference (EIJC), also known as Dataharvest is the most relevant networking event for investigative journalists in Europe. The Nordic Journalist Centre (NJC) in Aarhus, Denmark, has decided to offer eight grants for professional relocated Russian journalists. We will pay travel expenses to Mechelen, Belgium, hotel accommodation, the conference fee, and food during three conference days. Everything financed via The Nordic Council of Ministers.

The conference will take place from Thursday 1 until Sunday 4 June 2023. Like previous years, it takes place in the small, charming city of Mechelen, 20 minutes outside of Brussels, Belgium.

Here people meet, exchange skills and ideas, and perhaps also collaborate on stories. And that approach works: several stories, projects and networks in Europe have come to life at one of the previous Dataharvest conferences. Read more about the conference here:

We are proud to be able to help Russian journalists to participate in one of the most important and relevant events in Europe. This is what NJC really is about: Networking between Nordic journalists and independent Russian journalists. At the conference NJC will also facilitate meetings with relevant Nordic journalists.

Group leader in Belgium will be Valeria Helander, investigative reporter at SVT, the Swedish public service television company. Valeria is fluent in Russian. She will introduce you to the Dataharvest conference and be your guide to ensure the highest possible outcome. In 2018 Valeria Helander won the gold spade price, one of the most prestigious prices for investigative reporting in Sweden. With Valeria the group of Russian reporters will be in the very best hands.

To get this grant you must be able to speak and understand English at a reasonable level. Write a short application, including CV. Furthermore, you must explain why you should have the grant and participate in the conference. One of our main goals is to establish cooperation between Russian and Nordic journalists. Applications focusing on cross border cooperation will be prioritized.


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