Mihai Munteanu, Romania, is the co-founder of the RISE Project and RISE Moldova. Munteanu is also a reporter-at-large for Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project.
Munteanu led the investigative reporting team at the daily, Evenimentul Zilei and wrote for Cotidianul and Jurnalul National.
At Evenimentul Zilei his articles led to the resignation of a presidential aide. He wrote “Cupola,” a series of cross-border investigations about corrupt business practices of former communist spies, and co-wrote “The Empire Strikes Back,” on covert businesses of Russian oligarchs in Romania.
Munteanu has revealed connections between organized crime groups and Eastern European politicians and was lead-reporter of Offshore Inc.(a cross-border investigative project that won a Daniel Pearl Award), The Proxy Platform, The Russian Laundromat, Magnitsky Stories, A Murderer’s Trail, Killers Inc (documentary).