N-VESTIGATE is an international network of experienced investigative journalists surrounded by other actors from society who have a share in successful investigative journalism: media lawyers, Freedom of Information activists, media outlets, leading media NGOs and experts related to investigative journalism and FoI. Our cross-border storytelling and international networking covers Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Russia and the countries of the EU. Working in international teams, journalists bridge language barriers, geographical borders, and profit from each other's networks. Through their investigative research the journalists contribute their profound local expertise and gain a broader range of perspectives from neighboring countries. Together, we are working towards creating a basis for globalized storytelling, for improved access to information, and on strengthening the communal anchoring of investigative reporting in the region. n-vestigate respects the independence of the network and its transparency. Our donors do neither influence the agenda of the network nor influence the choice of topics and content of investigations.
A mission of n-vestigate is to give voice to journalists, to make investigative journalism a subject itself in the public.
Since 2015 n-vestigate has supported several teams of journalists in producing transnational investigative stories. n-vestigate contributions cover a variety of topics such as money laundering, Russian soft power in neighboring countries, smuggling and environmental issues. Selected investigations got promoted with tailor-made campaigns by n-vestigate. A published overview features all n-vestigate articles with a teaser and additional information, such as links to the publications in the original language and translations into English or Russian.
Cross-border journalism is a tool that can overcome national bias and prejudice, ultimately contributing towards better informed, more accountable and democratic societies. This workshop guides participants through the steps of the Cross-Border Journalism Method that were developed by our partner, Brigitte Alfter from "Arena for Journalism in Europe", who wrote the book Cross-Border Collaborative Journalism: A Step-by-Step Guide.Speaker: Bernadette Geyer - Head of Communications for Hostwriter, an open network that helps journalists to easily collaborate across borders.
Reliable evidences set the basis for investigative journalism. Public registries and records often constitute the largest source. For this reason, we accumulate our network´s resources in a metabase to facilitate the track-down of information for cross-border stories in Eastern Europe. The n-vestigate metabase is a data base of data bases. It combines over 150 links to different public registries, records and datasets across Eastern Europe and the EU countries. Browsing the database is free of charge and available in English and Russian. Other sources: a catalogue of research databases worldwide by OCCRP.See the database