A light is illuminating Europe – the light of independent media. In the last decade new forms of public interest media organisations have flickered into existence across Europe, beginning to fill the darkness left by the retreat of legacy media.
We are hiring: Operations manager
Arena for Journalism in Europe is looking for someone to support the managing director and help maintain and develop structures for the organisation.
Arena for Journalism is going to Perugia with the Reference Circle
Do you want to know how we can truly monetise independent journalism’s value for society? Join our panel at the 2023 Perugia Journalism Festival!
From the Arena Housing Network to the European Cities investigative Journalism Accelerator
Local journalism in the cities of Europe
Affordable dorms for students, corporate landlords driving up rental costs and bullying tenants, freezing at christmas due to exploding energy prizes. Or indeed mapping, which cities have a growing young population, and which cities have ageing populations. These are just a few stories producded by the European Cities Investigative Journalism Accelerator, a collaboration of European media.
Reference mailing list moves to Netzwerk Recherche
The mailing list for the European Network of Independent Journalism Organisations was set up after expression of interest during the Dataharvest Digital 2020 conference to launch a European network of independent journalism organisations. The list was jointly set up by Arena for Journalism in Europe and Netzwerk Recherche.
We are hiring: Finance assistant (part-time)
Finance assistant – 0,3 FTE
We are looking to add a part-time finance assistant to the team. Arena for Journalism in Europe is growing fast, and we work on many different projects. Therefore, we are looking for someone to support the managing director and help maintain and develop structures for the financial aspects of the organisation.
Learning lunch: How agriculture pollutes our waters (and the EU does ‘too little, too late’)
Join us for a learning lunch on Wednesday, February 8, from 13:00 -14:15 CET. Click here to join.
60 per cent of Europe’s surface water (lakes, rivers etc.) are not in a good chemical or ecological status, and more than a quarter of the ground water is in the same state – and industrial agriculture remains one of the main pressures on our water bodies. These numbers are probably even underestimated, due to insufficient data and the current testing practices.
These are some of the conclusions highlighted in “Troubled Waters”, a new research project by Jelena Prtorić from Arena for Journalism in Europe and Luisa Izuzquiza from the German NGO FragDenStaat. The two
Arena’s Climate Network moves up a gear
Three new faces join the Arena Climate Network, lots of new activities in the pipeline!
We are revitalising our Climate Network to offer investigative and data journalists across Europe a hub for collaboration, discussion and learning from each other. Among our many new activities will be a conference series, combined with training, a mentorship program, and guidance for the setting up of local networks.
Join the Food & Water network meetings
Get wiser and find new stories in our network series on investigating food and water issues in Europe! Free participation.
In the Arena Food & Water Network we come together to discuss how to investigate issues around food and water in Europe. Together with experts from journalism, academia, civil society and economy we look at data sources, reasearch and journalistic projects that can inspire further investigations and cross-border collaborations.
New investigation: Intensive agriculture that feeds us pollutes our waters
60 per cent of Europe’s surface water (lakes, rivers etc.) are not in a good chemical or ecological status, and more than a quarter of the ground water is in the same state, with agriculture remaining one of the main pressures on our water bodies. These numbers are probably underestimated, due to insufficient data and the current testing practices.
These are some of the conclusions highlighted in “Troubled Waters”, a new research project by Jelena Prtorić from Arena for Journalism in Europe and Luisa Izuzquiza from the German NGO FragDenStaat. The two have researched the status of Europe’s waterways, the severe impact of agricultural practices on water quality, and how the effort to curb and halt water pollution, at both European and national level, achieves “too little, too late”.