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Uncovered – investigative journalism for Europe

Join us at our conference, participate in a workshop for digital self-defence, network with practitioners and politicians, and learn about the impressive investigations of the IJ4EU grantees.
Find out why investigative journalism is in everyone's interest. We will also discuss the political conditions for investigative journalism which is crucial for media freedom and democracy itself. How to create an enabling environment for this kind of reporting 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. Topics vary from continuing the work of murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, to the misuse of EU funds in Romania and Bulgaria, and the disappearance of 10,000 migrant children in Europe – to name but a few.
The event takes place under the patronage of the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Mr Michael Müller. 

Supporting cross-border investigative reporting in Europe



Places are limited

Side events

Workshop Digital Security &  Wiki4MediaFreedom edit-a-thon

Digital Security for Journalists

Thursday 31 Jan and Friday 1 Feb

We offer a FREE workshop on digital security for (supporting) investigative journalists by an experienced trainer – before (Thursday morning: beginners) and after (Friday afternoon: advanced) the conference.
Eligible for: (investigative) journalists and investigative journalism supporters.
Registration required (max. 30 participants)! You may take part on both days.
Trainer: Daniel Moßbrucker


Wikipedia editing marathon on media freedom and investigative journalism

Saturday 26th January 2019 from 10.00 AM to 6.00 PM


WikiBär, Gartenstraße 92, in Berlin-Mitte

The Wiki4MediaFreedom edit-a-thon is organised by Osservatorio Balcani Caucaso Transeuropa / Centro per la Cooperazione internazionale, in cooperation Wikimedia Deutschland and the Berlin wiki group WikiBär.


Recommended Accommodation options

All recommended hotels are within easy reach of the conference venue by public transport and close to Berlin central station with access to airport and long-distance trains. As the ECPMF has not made reservations at any of these hotels, we kindly ask you to make your own travel arrangements. Please do so at your earliest convenience. The links provided will take you directly to the hotels' booking pages.
Special tip: Hostwriter
Hostwriter is partnering with the ECPMF to help participants find free accommodation. Hostwriter is an open network that helps journalists collaborate across borders. But what IS Hostwriter? Well, researching and reporting stories across national borders is difficult and expensive. There are travel costs, translations and hotel bills, on top of different news values and working practices. The Hostwriter network for international journalists is a sort of one-stop shop to solve these problems. With more than 3,800 journalists from 137 countries, Hostwriter is a global network of journalists, writers and media workers who offer local help wherever they are. It's help such as a bed for the night, translation and transport, which can make all the difference when one is working in a foreign country ( 
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Unter den Linden 78, 10117 Berlin

European House

Unter den Linden 78, 10117 Berlin

Arrival by public transport: 

Station "Brandenburger Tor"
Bus: 100, TXL
Suburban railway: S1, S2, S25
Metro: U55

European Centre for Press & Media Freedom

Press and media freedom is under attack in Europe, and it’s getting worse. The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) was founded by 25 organisations from 16 countries as an independent European Co-operative Society (SCE) to counter this development. Our work is based on the European Charter on Freedom of the Press. The ECPMF and its partners preserve and defend media freedom with several activities: we monitor the state of free media in Europe and provide news and tools on media freedom issues. We raise awareness of media freedom violations and bring together stakeholders from different spheres. We initiate joint fact-finding missions, conferences and events and provide practical support to journalists at risk – for example through a Journalists-in-Residence programme, legal support and advocacy. Not least, we lobby for the protection of journalists and media freedom standards on a pan-European level.

Contact/Press | +49 (0) 341 20040317

To cover the conference and coordinate your coverage with us, get your press accreditation here and/or contact Please let us know in advance if you plan professional photography/videography and interviews with speakers. If you would like to attend the whole event, please register/get a conference ticket as well.


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Event location

Europäisches Haus
Unter den Linden 78
10117 Berlin


Tel: +49 (0) 341 200 403 13


Menckestraße 27
04155 Leipzig


Tel: +49 (0) 341 200 403 13