Focus Area

Investigative Journalism

Investigative journalism is foundational to a free and open society. In an age of misinformation and impunity, it is more necessary than ever to support the work of investigative journalists — they are our frontline defence against corruption and abuses of power.

We're dedicated to supporting investigative journalism across and beyond Europe. Past projects have championed the right to freely access information as a tool for research. They’ve equipped journalists with skills to navigate the field in a digital age. They’ve broken down linguistic and cultural barriers, enabling global stories.

Perspectives and stories are enriched by cross border collaboration. Besides, in our interconnected world, investigative reporting has to transcend borders. We strengthen diverse voices to build a transnational community of journalists that work at eye-level.

Featured articles

Some of the recent writing that stems from current n-ost projects and members.

Cooperation partners

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