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  1. Francisca Skoknic, Chile, served as an editor at CIPER, the country's premier investigative reporting center.

    She is currently pursuing a master's degree in public administration at Columbia University, where she concentrates in economic and political development and specializes in international media. Before joining CIPER she worked for several publications in Chile covering politics, economics and social issues.

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  2. Milagros Salazar, Peru, is a reporter with IDL-Reporteros, the country’s premier investigative journalism team, and a correspondent for Inter Press Service. Read complete profile »
  3. 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.

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  4. Rana Sabbagh, Jordan, is executive director of Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism, the Amman-based media support network promoting investigative reporting in nine Arab countries.

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  5. Daniel Santoro, Argentina, is the national political editor at Clarin, Argentina's largest newspaper, and has conducted extensive investigations into government corruption, national security matters, and international drug trafficking.

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  6. Ritu Sarin, India, is Editor, Investigations with the The Indian Express group and her areas of specialization include internal security, money laundering and  corruption.

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  7. Giannina Segnini, Costa Rica and United States, is currently Director of the Master of Science Data Concentration Program at the Journalism School at Columbia University in New York.

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  8. Roman Shleynov, Russia, is an investigative observer at Vedomosti business daily, the Russian project of The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times. Before October 2010 he worked as investigations editor at Novaya Gazeta and served as an editorial board member.

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  9. Leo Sisti, Italy, holds a law degree from the University of Pavia and is a contributing reporter for the Italian newsweekly L'Espresso, where he has been a special correspondent and in more than 30 years has investigated corruption, financial crimes, mafia, politics, terrorism and organized crime.

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  10. Margo Smit, Netherlands, is ombudsman at Dutch public news, sports and events broadcaster NOSand teaches TV journalism at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. She was previously director of the Dutch-Flemish association of investigative journalists, VVOJ.

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  11. Pawel Smolenski, Poland, has been a reporter for the leading Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza in Warsaw since 1992.

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  12. Sam Smyth, Ireland, is an investigative reporter and columnist for the Irish Independent and Sunday Tribune newspapers.

    He is the only Irish journalist to twice win journalist of the year honors: in 1991 for his investigation into business scandals, and in 1997 for his exposure of a political scandal that led to the resignation of a government minister and ultimately the fall of the Irish “Rainbow Coalition” government in June 1997.

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  13. Marcelo Soares, Brazil, is a digital reporter who is part of the New Platforms team at Folha de S.Paulo, Brazil’s largest newspaper. Soares keeps a blog about data at Folha: Afinal de Contas.

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  14. Sam Sole, South Africa, is a managing partner at the M&G Centre for Investigative Journalism, a nonprofit which develops investigative journalism in the public interest.

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  15. Inga Springe, Latvia, is founder and director of the Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism.

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  16. Carlos Subero, Venezuela, is widely credited with being one of the first journalists in Venezuela to use computer-assisted reporting techniques. He is currently chief of the Editorial Committee of Telecaribe-Notiminuto in Venezuela.

    Subero has also been described as his country’s main advocate of “precision journalism,” which encourages the use of a more scientific methodological approach to reporting. He has reported on his nation’s politics since 1983, and has extensively covered the political elite and the parliaments they head. 

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  17. Drew Sullivan, Bosnia, is a journalist and media development specialist who has worked for almost a decade in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

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