Julia Stein, Germany, is a TV reporter and head of the politics and investigations department at NDR Schleswig-Holstein.

Stein is the first chairman of Netzwerk Recherche, the leading network of investigative reporters in Germany. Over a 20-year career, she has reported about non-transparent financial and political structures and decisions, tax stories, the global offshore economy and the power of media.

A member of ICIJ, she worked on Panama PapersOffshore LeaksLuxLeaks and Swiss Leaks and coordinated the work of the NDR teams for all these ICIJ projects. From 2006 until 2011 she was head of the NDR media magazine ZAPP - a critical and investigative TV program. Her work was honored with the Bert Donnepp Award and the Deutscher Fernsehpreis.

Stein studied political sciences, French literature and history of media in Hamburg (Germany) and Paris (France). She wrote her master’s thesis on the topic of Algerian exile media in Paris.

Since 1992, she has been a TV reporter and leader of the investigative department of NDR.