Despite a mild climate, forest fires are a serious problem in Romania

Romania has a temperate continental climate, which does not make it prone to forest fires. So why do so many of them happen? Fire risk is going to increase even further due to climate change – but the country seems not to be fully prepared for it yet.

By |2023-07-24T08:43:11+01:00July 12th, 2023|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Despite a mild climate, forest fires are a serious problem in Romania

​​Big Tobacco lobbying: EU Ombudsman takes on industry practices

Only a few days remain for the European Commission to address the tobacco lobby-related concerns recently raised by the EU Ombudsman in her recent preliminary findings. The industry is heavily represented in Brussels, but there is not sufficient transparency on its interactions with policy-makers.

By |2023-07-12T09:06:21+01:00July 7th, 2023|Tags: , , |Comments Off on ​​Big Tobacco lobbying: EU Ombudsman takes on industry practices

Transparency delayed is not transparency: Italy, Germany and Spain allow slowest replies to public information requests

In practice, compliance with transparency laws in Europe is insufficient due to lack of resources, arbitrary application of limits or lack of enforceability by administrations.

By , |2023-10-26T10:21:07+01:00June 29th, 2023|Tags: , |Comments Off on Transparency delayed is not transparency: Italy, Germany and Spain allow slowest replies to public information requests

Romania burns: How the Danube Delta got on the fire map of Europe

To regenerate and use the land, people in Romania's Danube Delta burn the vegetation. This practice becomes problematic when it occurs outside the regular season. Right now, Romania is responsible for almost half of all fires in protected areas in Europe.

By |2023-10-25T11:49:32+01:00June 1st, 2023|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Romania burns: How the Danube Delta got on the fire map of Europe

Femicide in Serbia: Crime and Lesser Punishments

Over the past ten years, more than 300 femicides have occurred in Serbia. Many of those who kill women also commit suicide. The remaining families of the murdered persons look for justice in court, but CINS’s investigation reveals that they often do not find it there.

By , |2023-10-25T11:51:44+01:00May 23rd, 2023|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Femicide in Serbia: Crime and Lesser Punishments

Drug scarcities: why medicines are still in short supply

Over the past 20 years, Europe has seen a 20-fold increase in drug shortages. Governments have used the Ukraine war and the energy crisis to obscure other – mostly structural – causes. This Europe-wide investigation reveals a range of explanations for Europe’s missing medicines.

By , , |2023-10-25T11:57:45+01:00May 15th, 2023|Tags: , |Comments Off on Drug scarcities: why medicines are still in short supply

You Draw It AR: Instagram Face Filters for Data-Driven Journalism

If you are into data-driven journalism, you have probably come across the NYT’s You Draw It series, where users have to draw the second half of a graph and thus interact with a data story. We have always liked this idea. And we thought that by adding augmented reality (AR) and Instagram face filters,

By , , |2023-05-08T13:21:31+01:00May 3rd, 2023|Comments Off on You Draw It AR: Instagram Face Filters for Data-Driven Journalism

How to access EDJNet’s fund for associate members

In the framework of the EDJNet 4 project co-funded by the European Commission, EDJNet can offer some financial support to media outlets interested in producing or adapting data-driven content on European affairs. Such support is delivered through EDJNet's 'Engagement Fund for Associate Members', which amounts to €30,000 for the period running from April 2023

By |2023-11-16T11:24:08+01:00April 16th, 2023|Comments Off on How to access EDJNet’s fund for associate members
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