Stefan Candea, Romania, is a freelance journalist and co-founder of the Romanian Center for Investigative Journalism in Bucharest, Romania, and is currently working with ICIJ on an upcoming investigation.
As an investigative journalist for the Evenimentul Zilei newspaper in Bucharest he wrote about the connections between international organized crime networks and high-ranking politicians and public servants. One article showed the links between La Cosa Nostra and associates of the Romanian president and the Foreign Secret Service director. Other investigations by Candea include the international arms trade, illegal international adoptions, an investigation of the separatist region of Trans-Dniester and the diamond business in Romania.
Candea is a co-founder of the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism, and worked for the first investigative TV show in Romania, Reporteri Incognito. Candea has worked for Deutsche Welle, in print, radio, TV and online, and he did freelance research and production work for several foreign media outlets, including the BBC, Channel 4, ITN, ZDF and Canal Plus. Since March 2001, he has been a correspondent for Reporters sans Frontieres in Romania.
Candea is a member of the International Consortium for Investigative Journalists and has won several awards including the IRE Tom Renner Award and the Overseas Press Club of America Award for online journalism.
He teaches investigative journalism at Bucharest University and was the 2011 Carroll Binder Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.