Washington – The Fund for Investigative Journalism is pleased to announce The Green Park Foundation has awarded $25,000 to support the Fund’s grant-making program for independent journalists around the world. The Foundation grant underwrites the Fund’s program in the United States and abroad to pay expenses for independent reporters who have the ideas, sources, and know-how to produce groundbreaking investigative ...

Rong Xiaoqing of the Chinese-language Sing Tao Daily has won a Deadline Club Award from the New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, for her story: “The Dark Corner in an Elite High School – Mental Health of Successful Students Needs More Attention.” Rong’s story was a deeply reported examination of the mental health consequences for some students ...

Matt Rusling reports from Kanchanaburi, Thailand for BorderlessNews on abusive labor brokers who supply workers for the food processing industry. An excerpt: “Aye” sat cross-legged on a concrete floor and described the violence she has witnessed since she started working at the fruit processing plant. “There are cases where people end up in hospitals – I’m talking broken legs, hands and fractured ...

The warning signs were there, but disregarded. Rone Tempest reports on state and federal dollars wasted on a failed Wyoming energy project that had promised to provide electricity throughout the American Southwest. An excerpt: The Two Elk saga is made up of intertwined stories: one man’s outsized dream; Wyoming’s desire to believe in energy castles in the air, kept aloft by taxpayer dollars; ...