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Talking about impact

In Blog news, Projects on November 25, 2011 at 7:35 am

Journalists love to do research. They are happy and proud, when the story comes out. And then they move on to the next story. In other words: We rarely check the impact. Did our reporting actually lead to change?

Last year I was part of a team by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists looking into the black market in bluefin tuna – in Europe and globally. Story was quoted widely – a selection gathered at my Danish Crossborder blog at the magazine Journalisten.

One of the key findings at the time was, that yes, governments and whoever responsible had a lot of nice promises for systems to control the greedy tuna industry – but they didn’t work. One of the problems was an archaic control system.

This past weekend the fishing nations behind the agreement changed their mind – and the system!

Read more in the sum up on impact by the leading reporters of last year’s team, Kate Willson and Marina Walker.

Fake butter doesn’t smell

In Archive, Stories on January 26, 2005 at 4:36 pm

Falsk smør lugter ikke… Sidst i 90’erne blev der udbetalt millionbeløb i landbrugsstøtte til produktion og eksport af smør. Men smørret var blandet op med fedt og kemikalier – og det udløser ikke landbrugsstøtte. På trods af retssager er pengene endnu ikke betalt tilbage. Artikel i Dagbladet Information. Read the rest of this entry »