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International Consortium Adds 41 Investigative Journalists

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has added 41 new members to its roster, expanding the network’s reach to 158 news professionals working on an array of media platforms in 61 countries. ICIJ is a global network of reporters who collaborate on in-depth, cross-border stories and is a project of the Center for Public Integrity.

The new members are reporters, editors and journalism entrepreneurs in 28 countries on five continents. They bring a new wave of talent to the world’s oldest global network of investigative journalists — from cutting-edge computer-assisted reporting to multi-media skills. They also represent new business models and non-profit investigative centers that today are diversifying the media landscape from South Africa to Latvia.

“These additions to ICIJ mark the ambitious expansion of an already stellar team of journalists,” said ICIJ Director Gerard Ryle. “It is notable that in this group of dedicated professionals are courageous women and men who’ve helped investigate and explain some of the most important events and issues of our time, from the repressive regimes that led to the Arab Spring uprisings to the inner-workings of multi-national drug cartels. This is experience and ability that will invigorate our plans for cross-border investigations with global impact.”

The new ICIJ members are:

  • Theophilus Abbah (Nigeria) editor of the Abuja-based daily Sunday Trust
  •  Hisham Allam (Egypt) chief deputy of investigations at the Cairo-based independent daily Almasry Alyoum
  •  Roman Anin (Russia) investigative reporter for the Moscow-based Novaya Gazeta
  • Justin Arenstein (South Africa) investigations editor at the African Eye News Service
  • Fabrice Arfi (France) investigative journalist at Mediapart
  • Walid Batrawi (Palestine) deputy chief for Internews Network in Palestine
  • Sven Bergman (Sweden) freelance investigative reporter and producer of current affairs program “Uppdrag Granskning” on Swedish Public Broadcasting
  • Tamás Bodoky (Hungary) editor-in-chief of, a watchdog organization
  • Inga Springe (Latvia) founder and director of the Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism
  •  Stefaans Brümmer (South Africa) managing partner at the Mail & Guardian Centre for Investigative Journalism
  •  Neil Chenoweth (Australia) senior writer at the Australian Financial Review
  •  Emilia Díaz-Struck (Venezuela) investigative journalism coordinator at the Press and Society Institute of Venezuela
  • Alexenia Dimitrova (Bulgaria) reporter for the daily 24 Chasa – 24 Hours
  •  Steven Dudley (United Sates) co-director of InSight Crime, a nonprofit investigative news organization focused on organized crime in Latin America
  • Joachim Dyfvermark (Sweden) investigative reporter and producer for the current affairs program “Uppdrag Granskning”  on Swedish Public Broadcasting
  •  Elena Egawhary (Britain) freelance investigative journalist
  •  Bissane El- Cheikh (Lebanon) Beirut-based reporter for the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper
  • Mónica González (Chile) founder and executive director of Chile’s Centro de Investigación e Información Periodística (CIPER), a nonprofit investigative journalism center
  • Ola Haram (Norway) freelance investigative journalist based in Oslo
  • Paola Hurtado (Guatemala) chief of the investigative reporting team at elPeriódico in Guatemala
  •  Milorad Ivanovic (Serbia) executive editor of the weekly magazine Novi
  • Karl Laske (France) investigative reporter for Mediapart
  • Andrew McIntosh (Canada-USA) Investigations editor for QMI News Agency
  •  Musikilu Mojeed (Nigeria) managing editor of the country’s only online newspaper, Premium Times
  • Mihai Munteanu (Romania) reporter-at-large for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project and co-founder of the Romanian Investigative Structure for E-journalism Project (RISE)
  • Syed Nazakat (India) principal correspondent at the magazine The Week
  •  Adrian Mogoş (Romania) head of investigations at the Bucharest daily newspaper Jurnalul Nationa
  • Jenny Nordberg (Sweden) U.S. and foreign affairs columnist for the Swedish national newspaper Svenska Dagbladet
  • Angelina Nunes  (Brazil) assistant editor at O Globo newspaper
  • Toshihiro Okuyama  (Japan)  reporter for Asahi Shimbun newspaper
  •  Alfredo Quijano Hernández (Mexico) chief of the special investigations unit and news editor of the newspaper El Norte de Ciudad Juárez
  • Rob Rose (South Africa) investigative reporter for South Africa´s Sunday Times
  • Rana Sabbagh (Jordan) executive director of Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism
  • Sam Sole (South Africa) managing partner at the Mail & Guardian Centre for Investigative Journalism
  • Serena Tinari (Switzerland) investigative reporter with RSI, the Swiss-italian public broadcaster
  • Jeroen Trommelen (Netherlands) investigative journalist with the Dutch daily newspaper de Volkskrant
  • Stanimir Kumurdjiev (also known as Stanimir Vaglenov) (Bulgaria) head of the department of information and online services in Media Group Bulgaria
  • Frédéric Zalac (Canada) national television documentary reporter for CBC/Radio-Canada
  • Ali Zalat (Egypt) deputy investigations editor at the Cairo-based independent daily Almasry Alyoum
  •  Blaž Zgaga (Slovenia) freelance investigative journalist and co-author of the trilogy “In the Name of the State”
  • Aurore Gorius  (France) a freelance reporter and a professor of investigative journalism at the European Institute of Journalism in Paris

With financial support from international foundations, ICIJ brings together journalists from around the world to investigate cross-border crime, corruption and other issues of regional and global importance. To release its findings, ICIJ partners with leading news organizations worldwide. Recent investigations have been published with BBC World Service and BBC World TV, Folha de Sao Paulo (Brazil), Le Soir (Belgium), Novaya Gazeta (Russia), the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and the Sydney Morning Herald (Australia).

ICIJ’s work has been recognized by numerous journalism awards. Most recently, “Dangers in the Dust: Inside the Global Asbestos Trade,” won Columbia University’s 2011 John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism and a medal from Investigative Reporters and Editors. “Looting the Seas” won the 2011 Overseas Press Club’s Whitman Bassow Award for reporting on international environmental issues as well as the 2011 Investigative Reporters and Editors’ Tom Renner Award.


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