Focus Area

Exile & Decolonisation

For a long time a number of journalists in our international network have been persevering through threats, persecution and restrictions under authoritarian regimes in their home countries. Some of them have had to go into exile in order to keep providing their audiences with independent and accurate information. We stay in solidarity with exiled colleagues who keep their commitment to universal journalistic ethics.

At this moment, strengthening decolonial media practices is also a crucial task for n-ost. Using the power of multiperspectivity that our network provides, we aim to deconstruct colonial narratives and question established power dynamics within media communities. We strive to empower colleagues affected by colonialism. We also invite colleagues who might be (unconsciously) entangled in colonial narratives to join us on our journey of (self)-reflection.

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More focus areas

We are always reacting to current issues but there are also some topics which have been recurrent themes in our work. Here are a few.

Supporting Journalism in Ukraine

From safety risks to source validation, journalists working in Ukraine amidst the war grapple with formidable challenges. Supporting them is a key cornerstone of democratic Europe.
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Networking Journalism

On our media conferences, in kitchen talks and on research trips we connect journalists for collaboration and reflection. Using synergies and sharing insights improves our work, saves resources - and is fun.
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Documentary Photography

Images are playing an increasingly important role in the perception of journalistic topics. We develope photographic projects and work with photographers from all over Europe.
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Climate Journalism

Every journalist is a climate journalist. Or should be one, at least. Climate change affects each and every aspect of life. So, let´s put it, where it belongs: On top of the agenda.
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Foreign Reporting

The world fades away, when media lack the resources to report from their neighboring states or correspondents have to cover whole continents. We lobby for it.
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Feminism & LGBTIQ+

We want to empower journalists to unlock authentic narratives and promote diverse representation within the media content through a queer feminist perspective.
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European Public Spheres

Domestic issues dominate the media coverage, but European journalism only works if we widen the lens beyond the national.
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Investigative Journalism

In our interconnected world, investigate journalism has to transcend borders. We help connect the dots on issues that resonate globally.
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(Dis)Information

Disinformation is a key challenge for journalism all over the world. We support journaliststs to cope with it.
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