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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.

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.

Blogging: Cross-border effort revealed fraud with EU-money

In Archive, Stories on May 5, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Early May, a bare old industry building turned meeting place in Brussels. Four large tables, about 20-30 journalists and programmers, all staring on their open labtops. Sometimes they talk, pointing to each others screens, often they just work. Loads of coffee, for lunch there are pretty dry sandwiches.

The journalists share fresh data about the beneficiaries of the € 50+ billion annual EU farmsubsidies. They are digging for stories. And they succeed. The most prominent story this day is the one about a Bulgarian minister granting hundreds and hundreds of thousands of Euros in subsidies to his wife and daughter for just that year. Read the rest of this entry »

Belgian Knight rejects Danish porn connection

In Archive, Stories on March 1, 2007 at 10:46 am

In 2006-2007 a Belgian colleague, Marleen Teugels, and I followed up on a hint by two Danish colleagues. They had worked on a series about trafficked women in Denmark and stumbled over a high-level Belgian business personality closely connected to a Danish porn cinema. The story was followed up in Belgian news magazine Knack and Danish daily InformationRead the rest of this entry »