Focus Area

(Dis)Information

Misleading information has many faces: Sometimes it´s a specific result of state-driven propaganda operations. Sometimes it emanates from conspiracy theories. In the future, also texts produced by AI-tools might add to the growing number of fake news. Whatever the type and origin - disinformation undermines trust not only in the media but also in democracy itself. Our projects aim to strengthen confidence by supporting high-quality, in depth reporting. We train journalists how to detect fake news. We encourage them to question all too well-established narratives. And we teach media consumers how to orient in an ever growing flood of information.

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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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Exile & Decolonisation

We deconstruct colonial narratives, strenghen decolonial media practice and support exiled journalists in reporting for and about their countries.
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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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