Hans Månson has dedicated his professional life to journalism and news. The road to becoming editor-in-chief at one of the largest morning dailies, Sydsvenskan, Malmo, Sweden, included managing positions at several large dailies and commercial and public service television newsrooms. Hans Månson has also been working actively since mid 1980´s to promote investigative journalism in his own newsroom as well as in general.
Roman Anin is the head of IStories, Moscow, a new media outlet (2020) focused on investigative journalism. Before founding IStories in 2020 he was the head of investigative section of Moscow based Novaya Gazeta, one of the most famous Russian newspapers in the world.
He began his career in 2006 as a sports writer, but in 2008 was moved to the newspaper’s investigative section. Since 2009 Anin has been working on cross-border investigations with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and International Consortium if Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).
In 2015 OCCRP was honored in the very first Sergei Magnitsky Human Rights Awards for “outstanding investigative journalism”. Anin and Paul Radu, executive director of OCCRP, accepted the prize at a secret ceremony in London.
In 2012, he received three of the most prestigious awards in Russian investigative journalism: the Artem Borovik award, the Youlian Semenov award and the Andrey Sakharov award. In 2013, he received a prestigious international award - the Knight International Journalism Award.
Roman´s work also led to investigative reports in the Financial Times, the BBC and Sveriges Television (SVT), Sweden’s public broadcaster.
Besides all this Anin is a Teaching and Research Fellow at the Centre for Media Studies at SSE
Paul has a career in computing and internet research and development that dates back to 1978
He joined the BBC in 1995 as an information researcher. As the internet grew in significance, Paul was able to blend his technical knowledge with the realities of his work in journalism. As a result, he was able to devise unique, innovative strategies that have led countless researchers to evidence they would never have otherwise found. His ideas continue to shape the way professionals conduct online research and investigation.
Paul currently heads up BBC Academy’s Investigation Support project. This sees him work within programme teams, solving issues related to investigation, whilst sharing vital new skills with those he works with.
He has worked with leading BBC programmes like Panorama, Watchdog, Inside Out, BBC News, BBC Online, local & national radio and the BBC World Service.
Aside from his consultancy work, Paul regularly delivers training in all the essential areas of digital and investigative work, from social media investigation to digital photography.
Åsa Erlandsson is an award-winning journalist and author from Sweden awarded several times
for her high-profile interviews with people who have never spoken publicly before – victims,
relatives, offenders, government employees and other people courted intensely of the media.
In 2017 she was awarded the Swedish Grand Prize for Journalism in the category of “The
Narrator of the Year” for her book "It should never have happened: The school attack in
Trollhättan". It is a reportage book about Sweden's worst school attack containing new
revelations and voices.
Åsa has worked as a writing journalist at local newspapers, national newspapers and special
magazines for over 20 years, and at Sweden's Television. Until recently, she was editor of the
police officers' own newspaper and had the unique opportunity to portray the policing behind the
She was awarded the Gold Shovel by the Swedish Investigate Reporters 2019 for revealing false
nurses working in Swedish healthcare and she was nominated for the same prize in 2017 and
2015. Åsa has also been nominated as "Journalist of the year" twice.
Based in Kyiv, Ukraine, Vlad is a staff reporter for Kyiv Post and regional editor for OCCRP. He reported from the frontline of the Kyiv barricades, and was a leader in the famous YanukovychLeaks campaign to make thousands of the former Ukraine President’s rescued documents available online. He worked on OCCRP’s Offshore Crime Inc. and Proxy Platform projects; the latter was shortlisted for the European Press Prize and the Outstanding International Reporting award. With OCCRP he investigated cigarette smuggling in the Ukraine-EU border area in Tobacco Roads, and participated in ICIJ’s Tobacco Underground, subsequently awarded the Investigative Reporters and Editors’ Tom Renner Award, the Overseas Press Club of America Award, and the Online Journalism Award for best web coverage of international affairs.
Hanna Liubakova is a journalist from Belarus and non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council. She works as a journalism trainer and mentor. She started her career at the only independent Belarussian TV channel "Belsat", where she worked as a correspondent and TV presenter.
Hanna has reported from various countries and regions, including Belgium, UK, Poland, France, and Chechnya. She was a recipient of the Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellowship at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Czechia, as well as a World Press Institute Fellowship in the United States.
Hanna received a degree in Art History from "The Jagiellonian University" in Krakow, Poland in 2010 and a Master of Art with distinction in International Journalism from "Brunel University" in London in 2017. Hanna was awarded the Peter Caws Prize for best postgraduate dissertation.
Tom Trewinnard (UK) is Director of Programs at Meedan, a social technology non-profit working on the Check project to develop collaborative verification tools and open training curricula. He is a co-founder of Pop-Up Newsroom, which has led major collaborative reporting initiatives in the UK, US and Mexico since launching in 2017.
Tom has moderated panels and led workshops on digital journalism at Personal Democracy Forum, RightsCon, Stockholm Internet Forum, Prix Italia, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and the European Journalism Center’s News Impact Summit (Doha).
Tom has worked extensively with journalists in some of the Middle East, Europe and Latin America’s leading newsrooms, as well as with citizen journalists from around the world, to research eyewitness media and lead training in verification skills. With Wafaa Heikal, Tom curates the verification and viral debunk newsletter The Checklist.
Based in Belgrade, Stevan is editor-in-chief of Serbian investigative online portal Crime and Corruption Reporting Network (KRIK), an OCCRP member, and he has worked with OCCRP for nine years. He was also one of the founders of the investigative team at the Center for Investigative Reporting in Serbia (CINS) in 2008. From 2012 to 2015, Stevan was the editor-in-chief of CINS. Winner of Serbia’s top investigative awards, Stevan has investigated international cocaine smuggling across the Balkan route and corruption from football clubs to the highest echelons of government. His stories have been published and quoted all over the Balkans, and his work can be seen as pivotal in helping to discredit the former Serbian Government, proving links between key cabinet members and organized crime. He also trains international reporters on how to collect data and build the sources necessary for revealing shady dealings and the misdeeds of the powerful.
Joachim Dyfvermark has been working as a journalist with TV and film since 1996, and from 2006 as investigative reporter/producer for Sweden’s main investigative programme “Uppdrag granskning” (“Mission: Investigate”) at Swedish Television (SVT), the Swedish national public television broadcaster.
During more than 20 years as an investigative reporter he has disclosed stories like: The CIA secret rendition programme, illegal fishing in The Baltic- and The Barents Sea, international corruption in telecom and arms trade (Telia and SAAB/BAE) and money laundering (Swedbank & SEB).
Based in Sarajevo, Miranda Patrucic is an award winning investigative reporter and regional editor for OCCRP focusing on Central Asia, the Balkans and the Caucasus. Highlights of her work include exposing billions in bribes in Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan, uncovering hidden assets of Azerbaijani, Montenegrin and Central Asian ruling elites. She collaborated with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) on a project involving tobacco smuggling, the US$ 4 billion black market in endangered bluefin tuna, Swiss Leaks and Panama Papers and Paradise Papers. She is the recipient of the Knight International Journalism Award, the Global Shining Light Award, the IRE Tom Renner Award, the Daniel Pearl Award and the European Press Prize. She is much in demand worldwide for training journalists on how to investigate and uncover corruption, money laundering and how to follow the money.
Ilya Lozovsky is Managing Editor at OCCRP. Prior to joining the organization, he worked for Foreign Policy in Washington, where he edited and wrote for the magazine's Democracy Lab channel. Ilya has also worked as Program Officer for Eurasia at Freedom House, providing emergency support to human rights activists and organizations across that continent. Ilya's work - which mostly covers the problems of liberal democracy in the world today - has appeared in Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, Haaretz, and other outlets. He was born in Moscow and emigrated to the U.S. in the last days of the Soviet Union, settling and growing up in the Boston area. He speaks Russian and German and holds an MA in political development from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Axel Gordh Humlesjö is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning investigative reporter at the Swedish public broadcaster - SVT.
He specializes in organized crime, corruption and digital research. In 2018 he led a international group of reporters in an investigation of the murder of two UN experts in the Democratic Republic of Congo. His latest project exposed systematic money laundering from Russia through Swedbank, Scandinavia's largest bank.
- USA - Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, Best broadcast 2019.
- USA - International Emmy Award, Current Affairs 2019.
- SWEDEN - Swedish Journalism Award, Best investigation, 2019.
- EUROPE - Prix Europa, Best investigative documentary, 2019.
Edin Pašović is a visualisation designer with 20 years of experience in the field of computer graphics and data visualisation.
After getting a MSc degree in the field of Computer Graphics and Digital Media at the Buckingham University in London, he went to work on a number of large-scale digital mapping projects for US cartography companies, visualisations for UN's ICMP and headed the visualisation department of Swedish business intelligence visualisation company Dapresy, creating interactive infographics and visual dashboards for Facebook, Air France, Subway, Mercedes, Starbucks, H&M, Telenor, TUI and many others.
By the end of 2016 he joined OCCRP and ever since focuses mostly on exploring how to combine methods of interactive visual storytelling with investigative reporting, as well as how use graphics to clarify the very convoluted money laundering schemes both to investigators as well as to regular readers with no background in economy.
Linda Larsson Kakuli is a data journalist and researcher at the investigative program “Uppdrag Granskning” at SVT – Swedish Television. She has worked for SVT since 1998, mainly at the news department as a researcher and editor. In recent years she has worked on several international investigations into tax evasion and money laundering. In 2019 she was on the team that revealed suspected money laundering in one of Sweden’s largest banks, Swedbank – an investigation that was rewarded with both “Kristallen” (the Swedish TV award) and the Swedish Grand Prize for Journalism. Linda also lectures in research methodology and data journalism.