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Julia Stein

Julia Stein, Germany, is a TV reporter and the deputy head of the investigative department of Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR), working primarily on tax stories, fiscal policy and all non-transparent financial and political structures and decisions.

From 2006 until 2011 she was head of the NDR media magazine ZAPP, a critical and investigative TV program. Her work for ZAPP was honored with the Bert Donnepp Award.

Stein started her reporting career as a politics reporter in Hamburg for the NDR Hamburg Journal, and as a writer and presenter of NDR radio news. During her studies she wrote for the news agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) and the local newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt.

Stein studied political sciences, French literature and the cultural history of media in Hamburg (Germany) and Paris (France).

She coordinated the work of the NDR teams for the different ICIJ projects Offshore Leaks, as well as LuxLeaks and SwissLeaks.

Julia Stein is also the chairman of the German investigative association Netzwerk Recherche e.V. to promote and improve investigative reporting.

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