Pavla Holcova

Czechia
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Pavla Holcová, Czechia, is an investigative journalist and founder of investigace.cz, based in Prague, and regional editor for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project.

She has worked on projects such as the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers, and the Russian and Azerbaijani Laundromats. Together with her colleague, Jan Kuciak, she exposed ties between the Slovak government and the Italian mafia.

Her other major investigations include reporting on the massive illegal arms sales to the Syrian war, the global cocaine trade and Balkan organized crime groups, and illegal investments by politicians in real estate.

In November 2016, Holcová was selected by the Financial Times for its list of New Europe 100 - changemakers in central and eastern Europe.