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The Investigative Fund is accepting applications for its fall 2012 I.F. Stone Award for emerging journalists.

Background:

Twice a year, in the fall and spring, The Investigative Fund will accept investigative proposals from young and emerging reporters, or reporting teams, and will select one or two I.F. Stone Award winners. Winners of the I.F. Stone Award will receive funding to cover the reporting costs of their project, up to a maximum of $10,000; editorial guidance from Investigative Fund editors; access to such subscription services as Nexis and Accurint; and assistance with placement of the investigation in a print, online, or broadcast outlet…

…With the I.F. Stone Award, The Investigative Fund will create a pathway for emerging journalists to publish or air their first or early-career investigations. We hope the award will not only cultivate diverse journalistic talent, but help ensure that investigative reporting continues to be responsive to a broad and eclectic audience.

Deadline for applications is November 30. Application and more information found here.

The Investigative Fund is a project of the Nation Institute.  

I.F. Stone Award Open for Applications

Mr Ampratwum said the research revealed that a solid majority of Ghanaians supported media exposure of government mistakes and corruption with 55 per cent of them endorsing free media practice
But a large minority (43 per cent) endorse government control over the media practice, he added.

Commenting on this, Professor Audrey Gadzekpo, Member of the Board of Directors, CDD, Ghana, said it sounded ironical that in one breath Ghanaians supported and applauded the media for their efforts in exposing corruption and mistakes of government, but at the same time endorsed governmental control over the media. She said it could be that either the respondents did not have proper understanding of what the media was or that perhaps public confidence in the ability of the media to operate within their boundaries was on a decline.

Mr Ampratwum said the research revealed that a solid majority of Ghanaians supported media exposure of government mistakes and corruption with 55 per cent of them endorsing free media practice
But a large minority (43 per cent) endorse government control over the media practice, he added.

Commenting on this, Professor Audrey Gadzekpo, Member of the Board of Directors, CDD, Ghana, said it sounded ironical that in one breath Ghanaians supported and applauded the media for their efforts in exposing corruption and mistakes of government, but at the same time endorsed governmental control over the media. She said it could be that either the respondents did not have proper understanding of what the media was or that perhaps public confidence in the ability of the media to operate within their boundaries was on a decline.

Spassov, who has been investigating a controversial development project in the Black Sea resort city of Varna, received a parcel on July 31st containing a copy “The Art of War,” with a dedication signed by Marin Mitev, a co-owner of TIM Holding, a powerful economic group associated with the project. “If you cannot make friends or win them, it is better to leave them alone,” the dedication read, adding in post scriptum that “The world is small and it cannot be governed from Singapore.” The first part was viewed an apparent threat to Spassov himself, while the second referred to the publishers of Dnevnik and Capital.

Spassov, who has been investigating a controversial development project in the Black Sea resort city of Varna, received a parcel on July 31st containing a copy “The Art of War,” with a dedication signed by Marin Mitev, a co-owner of TIM Holding, a powerful economic group associated with the project. “If you cannot make friends or win them, it is better to leave them alone,” the dedication read, adding in post scriptum that “The world is small and it cannot be governed from Singapore.” The first part was viewed an apparent threat to Spassov himself, while the second referred to the publishers of Dnevnik and Capital.