EBU Investigative Journalism Network

EBU Investigative Journalism Network supports investigative journalism initiatives by connecting members with each other, to enrich their reporting by sharing sources and intelligence, and to increase the impact of important stories.

About the network

Since its launch in 2017, the EBU’s Investigative Journalism Network has grown to include dozens of reporters from media organisations across the EBU’s membership.

Its primary mission is to identify and support investigative journalism initiatives by connecting network members with each other throughout the membership, with the ultimate goal of enriching their reporting, sharing sources and intelligence and increasing the impact of important stories with public service value across Europe. It also serves as a platform to exchange ideas through workshops (both in-person and online) and provides networking opportunities between reporters from different newsrooms.

Sharing best practices and solutions to common challenges is an important component of the network, which is always on the lookout for stories of cross-border impact and collaboration opportunities, as well as appropriate training and workshop ideas.


In early 2023, the Network published “The Missing Children of Ukraine”, an in-depth investigation into the forced transfer of hundreds of children from occupied Ukraine to Russia.

This was followed by an investigation into the harsh living conditions and Russia’s aggressive assimilation policies in the illegally annexed territories of Ukraine, “Russification in Occupied Ukraine“. Based on eyewitness accounts, expert interviews and evidence from social media, this investigation reveals incidences of torture, coercion, deportation, cultural erasure, and military indoctrination, contravening international law and in some cases amounting to possible war crimes.


Website: https://www.ebu.ch/groups/investigative-journalism-network
Name: Belen Lopez Garrido
Email: lopez-garrido@eurovision.net

Network details

Size: 20 - 50 members
Founded: 2017
Geographical focus: International
Type of members: Media outlets
Legal entity: No
Open to new members: No


  • Climate
  • Health
  • Migration
  • Organized crime
  • Politics / policy / democracy
  • Social issues
  • International law, financial wrongdoing


  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Lithuania
  • Norway
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom


  • Editorial support / project management
  • Event organisation
  • Investigative journalism
  • Multilingual journalism

Support/join our network

  • Collaborate on editorial projects
  • Exchange know-how/trainings

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.