CORRECT!V is the first nonprofit investigative newsroom in the German-speaking world. Its goal is to give citizens better access to information and move away from old models of newspaper business. It wants to make investigative and informative journalism affordable and accessible. It does so by conducting its own investigations, while cooperating with traditional media outlets to publish stories. It will also publish stories on its own website correctiv.org and allow other newsrooms to republish CORRECT!V’s stories for free.
CORRECT!V was founded in July 2014 and has its headquarters in Essen and an additional office in Berlin. Because the new team’s investigations have an international scope, most of CORRECT!V’s work is published in both German and English.
Silicosis is a lethal lung disease caused by harmful silica-containing dusts. The project will investigate how it attacks workers in Indian mines from where stones are sold as kitchen plates, cobblestones or tombstones in Germany.