The Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU) fund will distribute 1 million euros to cross-border investigative journalism projects in EU member states and candidate countries in 2020, the organisations managing the fund announced today.
First launched in 2018, the IJ4EU fund aims to strengthen the watchdog role of investigative journalism in Europe. Its focus on supporting cross-border projects acknowledges the increasingly transnational nature of public-interest stories. In 2018, the fund provided 350,000 euros to 12 projects on a diverse range of topics, including corruption, migration, climate change, and artificial intelligence, several of which received awards. The grantees also included The Daphne Project, which continued the work of murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.