cross-border journalism

Archive for the ‘Stories’ Category

Story archive growing

In Archive, Stories on April 17, 2015 at 11:49 pm

I ongoingly add stories to my archive, as I need them and find the time. This archive thus is not complete.

Some of the stories I wrote for Danish daily Information are  here, some of the stories and quotes on Danmarks Radio are here.

10 billion – what are we going to eat? Documentary out

In Stories on April 16, 2015 at 5:31 am

Three years ago I assisted German filmmaker Valentin Thurn from Cologn and production company Alte Zelluloidfabrik in Leipzig with preliminary research to a documentary about food and farming. Valentin and his colleagues continued the work and now the documentary 10 billion – what are we going to eat is out in German cinemas.

Blog post: Citizens deserve better

In Stories on July 6, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Blog on the summing up and commenting the recent developments on transparency.

Citizens deserve better

Is it the Nordics against the Southerners in the fight for more transparency in the EU? Is it old-fashioned bureaucracy against modern administration? Is it power structures against the citizens?

The fight for more transparency in the EU seems stuck after the Danish presidency gave up on finding a solution for new access to documents rules, among connoisseurs known as 1049/01. Read the rest of this entry »

Blogging: Så rykker datajournalisterne ud

In Archive, Stories on April 27, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Udskriver din læge medicin til dig, fordi du er syg? Eller udskriver din læge medicin til dig, fordi han er konsulent for et bestemt lægemiddelfirma? Ja – jeg har da fluks slået min egen læge op! ”Læger til salg” var dagens vinderhistorie på Dagbladet Informations Nyhedshacker-aktion. Vinderen er selvfølgelig på programmet til Data Harvest i Bruxelles om et par uger.

Looting the Sea II

In Archive, Stories on October 2, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Spain is the most powerful fishing nation in a region where economies and fish stocks are in shambles. A team of reporters from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists examined the Spanish fishing industry’s political influence, global reach and criminal record. The stories reveal an industry more subsidized by taxpayers than any other in the European Union, even as it has racked up an extensive history of flouting rules and breaking laws.


In Stories on April 7, 2011 at 9:54 pm

When Danish filmmaker Christoffer Guldbrandsen was researching his film The President about the first president of the European Union, he asked me to join the research team for a while. And it was insightful as well as pleasant to work with him.

Nieman Reports: The challenge of crossborder reporting

In Archive, Stories on March 5, 2011 at 1:13 pm

In the spring of 2011 the Nieman Reports of Harvard University picked up on cross-border reporting. Reading the list of content of the Nieman Reports spring 2011 issue was like meeting a group of long year friends: Stefan Candea, Stanimir Vaglenov, Vlad Lavrov, Allain Lallemand, Henrik Kaufholz, Nils Mulvad…
Of “our” projects Nils was asked to write about, Henrik about Scoop and I about cross-border reporting in Europe and Read the rest of this entry »

Looting the Sea I: The Black Market in Bluefin Tuna

In Archive, Stories on November 7, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Looting the Sea I is an award-winning investigation focused on the prized Eastern Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, a sushi delicacy served in restaurants worldwide. For seven months, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists deployed a team of 12 reporters to investigate the bluefin trade. The project found that the demise of the bluefin was directly linked to years of widespread fraud, negligence, and lack of oversight that spanned the entire bluefin supply chain — from fishing fleets and tuna ranches to distributors. The investigation included a 26-minute documentary co-produced between ICIJ and London-based tve that aired on BBC World News and numerous reprints and quotes as described in my blog. Read about the impact of the story.

Dangerous suspicion

In Archive, Stories on September 30, 2010 at 10:43 pm

Farlige mistanker – Har ansete dommere i Sachsen holdt hånden over bordelejere? Det spørgsmål er kogt op i Tyskland til en ophedet debat – ikke mindst blandt journalister og forskellige medier. Read the rest of this entry »

Macabre trade in human tissue

In Archive, Stories on September 9, 2010 at 10:26 pm

Makaber handel med ligdele – Hud, sener, bånd, væv – alt kan bruges af medicinalindustrien. Især i USA er der et blomstrende marked. Nogle gange er vejen fra død krop til en potentielt hjælpende operation ikke fuldt lovligt – og nogle gange ovenikøbet dybt sårende for de pårørende. Read the rest of this entry »