On January 30, 2017, the AIP launched the third round of the competition for investigative journalists. The call targeted journalists from local and regional media only with the aim to provide support for their work.
Five project proposals were selected by the jury out of a total of 22 submitted project propals.
Journalists from Blagoevgrad, Kardzhali, Pazardzhik, Pleven, and Vidin would have three months to complete their investigations and receive financial and legal support from the AIP to complete their work.
The articles based on their investigations will be published in the section “Investigations” on AIP specialized web site Access to Information and Journalistic Investigations:www.ati-journalists.net.
In 2015 and 2016, the AIP supported 18 journalistic investigations. Dozens of articles and a book were published. The results can be seen in the section "Investigations".
The journalistic investigations were supported within the project Civil Center for Support of Transparency in Public Life supported by a grant from the America for Bulgaria Foundation.