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Minna Knus-Galán

Minna Knus-Galán, Finland, has worked for the Finnish Broadcasting Company, Yle since 1992. She is currently working as a reporter at the investigative TV program MOT. Knus-Galán’s coverage of tax havens, Bangladesh garment factories and corruption has earned several awards: Journalist of the Year with the Grand Prize for Journalism 2015, Anders Chydenius –Freedom of Information Award for investigating tax havens together with ICIJ (Offshore Leaks and LuxLeaks) 2014, and the Topelius-award for the best Swedish-speaking journalist in Finland, 2011. Knus-Galán has also won TV awards for her work on corruption in the Finnish Tax Administration and in Finnish development projects. Other investigations have included mining industry, elderly care and medicine.

Knus-Galán was chairperson of the Finnish Association of Investigative Journalism, Tutkiva, from 2009 to 2013 and the co-organizer of conferences of investigative journalism in Helsinki.

She is a graduate in Journalism from the Faculty of Communication at the University of Navarre, Spain. Knus-Galán is fluent in Swedish, Finnish, English, Spanish and has knowledge of French. 

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