Backlight: Europe’s Black Sites

Find out more about what it takes to do an award winning investigation from one of our lead contributors.

The EU is funding clandestine operations where refugees are detained and tortured at secret facilities along European borders. For the first time, our reporters got the visual evidence to prove it. Investigations editor and reporter May Bulman spoke about how she helped lead the team which uncovered harrowing visual evidence of refugees being held in cages. May delved into the money trails work behind the story which linked EU funds to the maintenance and operation of these black sites and spoke of her own experience capturing drone footage of pushbacks at the Serbia and Lithuania border.