Investigative Medium

For released or unreleased investigative works that are up to 27 minutes long. Through an original source selection and investigation, works in this section disclose new information on the chosen topic.

Artificial pitch, damned turf?

Emmanuel Morimont | RTBF

Each year, 1,400 new synthetic turf come out of the ground in Europe. In the middle of the pitch, black granules. They infiltrate everywhere: in shoes, clothes or hair. These are crushed tires. These granules contain toxic substances or even known carcinogens. What are their impact on health and on the environment? The journalist took the time to investigate for a year on the synthetic turf market and the pressures of the industry.

The broadcasting of the report resulted in a chain reaction of political decisions in Belgium: parliamentary questions, more stringent standards or field replacements. An investigation that could put the precautionary principle at the centre of the debate.

How Steve Bannon’s far-right “movement” stalled in Europe

Paul Lewis | The Guardian

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President’s bodyguards wealth

Roman Anin | novayagazeta.ru

Once responsible just for his physical security, President Vladimir Putin’s bodyguards now have impressive titles – and land worth many millions in Russia’s most expensive region. The workers and pensioners who previously held the property say they were swindled out of it.

This 16-minutes documentary shows land transfer scheme, and also tells about people who have suffered from this and are trying to get justice till this day.

The broadcasting of the report resulted in a chain reaction of political decisions in Belgium: parliamentary questions, more stringent standards or field replacements. An investigation that could put the precautionary principle at the centre of the debate.