The Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU) fund announced on Wednesday 14 April the four winners of its inaugural #IJ4EU Impact Award celebrating excellence in cross-border investigative reporting. And one of them is Lost in Europe!
The #IJ4EU Impact Award is the first prize worldwide for cross border journalism. Lost in Europe was nominated because of their ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Vietnamese minors in Europe. The jury said “Lost in Europe shone an important light on the terrible story of missing migrant children”. Read more about the investigation here.
Selected by an independent jury, the team behind each investigation receives €5,555. The other winners were The Daphne Project, The Troika Laundromat, and Fraud Factory. The Impact Award is a celebration and recognition of the importance of cross-border journalism. Jury members praised the overall quality of nominations but singled out the four winners as exceptional examples of watchdog journalism on transnational subjects.
With the support of Mind the Children, Lost in Europe will continue its efforts on this, and other, very important investigations. All to bring the stories of these missing children to light, and press for action to protect these children.