Team-members in asbestos-investigation

Eva Achinger is a reporter working for the public German broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk (ARD). In 2016 she joined the investigative unit BR Recherche/BR Data. Her investigations mainly deal with environment, agriculture, animal welfare and human rights.

Edoardo Anziano (1999) is a freelance journalist and investigative reporter for IrpiMedia and Scomodo, the biggest under-25 Italian newspaper. He graduated in Philosophy at the University of Bologna. He’s now pursuing his MA in Journalism, Media and Globalisation at Aarhus University, Denmark and University of Amsterdam. He is registered as a professional journalist in Italy.  

Lorenzo Bagnoli is investigative reporter at IRPI – Investigative reporting project Italy. He is focused on transnational organized crime. He joined the international consortia The Daphne Project, Security for Sale and Gold for Visa.

Brecht Castel is an independent journalist. He has worked for Knack since 2017, and since 2020 also as a regular fact checker with OSINT as specialisation. In 2016 he cycled from Belgium to the Balkans to make a reporting series on refugees for student magazine Veto. He also went to Tajikistan for research.

Jenni Elisabeth Christensen is an editor at the Danish regional media TV2 Nord which covers the northern part of Jutland. She is responsible for the daily news planning and production, and for the cooperation with TV2 Denmark. “Ever since I started working as a journalist in 2004, I have both covered and followed colleagues covering stories about asbestos, and the consequences it continues to have for the people working with it, as well as their families. I am very excited to join this important investigative project”.

Kristof Clerix, Belgium, works as a reporter for the Belgian weekly news magazine Knack. He is specialized in security reporting and long term investigative projects. As member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), he collaborated on LuxLeaks, SwissLeaks, Evicted&Abandoned, the Panama Papers, Bahamas Leaks, the Paradise Papers and the Implant Files. Clerix also wrote two books on espionage in the heart of Europe. In collaboration with Bellingcat and Syrian Archive, Clerix revealed in 2018 that Belgian companies illegally exported 96 tonnes of nerve gas precursor isopropanol to Syria. The story went global. And with OCCRP he published the Troika Laundromat.

Staffan Dahllöf, Investigative Reporting Denmark, is a freelance journalist working as a correspondent to Swedish media on Danish issues and to Scandinavian media on European affaires. He also teaches EU-reporting and takes an interest in transparency issues as a former co-editor of the Pan-European website on journalism and access to information. Staffan Dahllöf is a senior correspondent at Investigative Reporting Denmark.

Anuška Delić, Slovenia, investigative and data journalist at Oštro, Center for investigative journalism in the Adriatic region, which she established last year after leaving the leading newspaper Delo. As a member of International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) Delić has collaborated with journalists around the globe on Panama Papers, Paradise Papers and Implant Files. She is a regional editor with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP); Oštro is a member center of the network.

Pamela G. Dempsey, US, Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, Pam Dempsey is the executive director of the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting. She is an award-winning journalist who has done investigative reporting and editing on topics including agribusiness, migrant farm workers, health, housing and Native American government.

Daniel Drepper, Germany, is the editor in chief of Ippen Investigativ (formerly: BuzzFeed News Germany). In April, he’ll start as the deputy editor for the investigative cooperation between NDR, WDR and Süddeutsche Zeitung. Before he joined BuzzFeed in 2017, he was a co-founder and senior reporter at the German non-profit investigative newsroom Correctiv. Drepper is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School’s investigative program and has won several awards for his investigative work. Reach out to him if you have secret stories about abuse in the workplace or public health issues. His website:

Rasit Elibol, The Netherlands, is an investigative journalist at De Groene Amsterdammer. He writes, among other things, about crime and inequalty. In 2021 he won the Hague Press Prize and was runner-up at the European Press Prize.

Stephane Horel, France, works as an investigative journalist for Le Monde. She is specialized in corporate lobbying, conflict of interest and the manipulation of science. Both as an author (latest book: Lobbytomie, 2018) and, in a former life, as a documentary filmmaker.  She monitors industrial strategies — pharmaceutical, chemical, pesticide, food, alcohol, with a special monomaniac fondness for the tactics aimed at derailing regulation of endocrine disrupting chemicals in the EU. With Stéphane Foucart, she co-authored the “Monsanto Papers” obtaining the European Press Prize Investigative Reporting Award in 2018. She was also active in reporting for the “Implant Files” investigation coordinated by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

Brant Houston, US, Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, Brant Houston is treasurer and volunteer editor of the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting and holds the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Chair in Investigative and Enterprise Reporting at the University of Illinois.Houston teaches investigative and advanced reporting in the Department of Journalism in the College of Media at Illinois. Houston served for more than a decade as the executive director of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), a 4,000-member organization, and as a professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Before joining IRE, he was an award-winning investigative reporter at daily newspapers for 17 years.

Emma Fjordbak, Denmark, works as an investigative journalist at the regional public service station TV2 Nord. She is a TV reporter and produces documentaries. She has worked as an investigative journalist at the local newspaper Nordjyske and holds a Master’s degree in Media Studies from Aalborg University.

Oluf Jørgensen, Investigative Reporting Denmark, is a Danish expert in FOI, who has helped setting up the framework for FOI in this story and with advices on the appeal. He is a specialist in media law and former Head of Research at the Danish School of Media and Journalism.

Lotte Lambrecht is an independent journalist. She has been working as a journalist and fact checker for Knack since 2021. She previously wrote for MO*, Apache, Belga Press Agency and She holds a master’s degree in international politics (UGent) and an Advanced Masters in American Studies (UGent, KUL, VUB and UA).

Katrin Langhans, Germany, works for the magazine SPIEGEL. She covers medicine, environmental issues and social policy. Katrin Langhans contributed reporting to several international investigations like the Panama and Paradise Papers and the Implant Files which have been coordinated by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). She has won several awards for her work.

Nils Mulvad, Investigative Reporting Denmark, is coordinator of the Pesticides-project. He is a co-founder of the Global Network for Investigative Journalism and other international networks such as He was CEO for the Danish International Center for Analytical Reporting 2001-2006. He is editor and partner at Kaas & Mulvad.

Syed Nazakat is an award-winning Indian journalist, media entrepreneur, founder and CEO of DataLEADS, a digital media company which aims to promote open data and democratization of information at scale. He has worked in senior positions at different media organisations and has reported from over 30 countries and his work has earned him global recognition and awards. He is a founder CIJ, India  to promote the cause of watchdog journalism in the country and he is also the founder of Health Analytics Asia which is an unique platform to build collaboration between journalists, doctors and technologists to strengthen evidence-based health reporting. 

Ante Pavić, born 1976. Journalist and editor for almost 20 years in numerous Croatian daily and weekly newspapers, such are Nacional, Jutarnji list, Poslovni dnevnik,, Faktograf, and many others. He was also associate to few media outlets abroad, such are Al Jazeera Balkans, Xinhua, Finance.

Recently, for short period of time, he was working in an agriculture company in Croatia, and now he is journalist in Center for investigative journalism in the Adriatic region – Oštro.

Katharine Quarmby, UK, is an experienced and award-winning journalist, writer and editor, with a background in investigative reporting and editing across broadcast, print and online. Management experience in online and magazine newsrooms, with board experience at government and nonprofits. Specialisms in collaborative and investigative journalism. She has worked for over a decade for BBC and other broadcasters and served in a variety of correspondent and associate editor roles for the Economist, Newsweek Europe and Prospect. She has been production and digital editor of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in UK.

Marcos García Rey, Spain. Freelance. He has been a reporter with El Confidencial and other media outlets, member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), and university researcher on political violence. To date he has participated in 11 investigations with ICIJ, including the Pulitzer Prize awarded ‘Panama Papers’. In 2012, he co-founded the first-ever Masters Degree in Investigative Reporting, Data Journalism and Visualization in Spanish, where he currently serves as a teacher. He is author of several non-fiction and poetry books.

Giulio Rubino (1980) is an Italian journalist.He co-founded the Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI), a centre for investigative journalism based in Italy. He has a masters degree in journalism from the University of Rome. He has written for Italian publications such as Terra, Il Manifesto and Carta.

Saleem Samad is an award winning investigative journalist and independent columnist, a media rights defender in Bangladesh. In 1979, he was a pioneer environmental journalist and published several investigative stories about the environment which led to change in public policy.

He was media consultant for Forum for Environmental Journalists in Bangladesh (FEJB) during 1999-2002. He was also media adviser to UNICEF-Bangladesh, Panos Features, Dubai CARES and other international institutions.

A recipient of the Washington based prestigious Ashoka Fellowship (1991) for agenda-setting journalism and Hellman-Hammett award (2005), New York.

Zeynep Sentek is a Turkish investigative journalist specialising in corruption, offshore structures, human rights, workers’ rights, and the environment. She also currently works as a network coordinator for the London-based news outlet openDemocracy’s investigative projects. Her reporting has been published in leading media around Europe. She holds a PhD degree from Heidelberg University in Germany.

Krzysztof Story, Poland, journalist for a weekly magazine “Tygodnik Powszechny”. Previously published by i.a. “Gazeta Wyborcza”, “Newsweek”. Except investigative journalist main interests are: climate change and mental healthcare system. He is part of the VSquare-team. Part-time traveller, climber and mountaineer. Based in Cracow, Poland.

Tariq Hashmat Tauheed, India, is the Data Analyst – Lead at DataLEADS and Health Analytics Asia. He works closely with the core editorial team on data research, visualization and data mapping. Engineer by education, he is passionate about journalism and wants to use his technical skills to tell the stories hidden in numbers and data. He holds a Bachelors degree in Electronics Engineering from the Aligarh Muslim University in India, and a Masters in Control Systems Engineering from the HAN University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands. In the past, Tariq has worked on R&D projects with stakeholders like the Dutch government, Bosch and Tata Steel Europe.

Matej Zwitter, Slovenia, a qualified engineer who strayed into the domain of journalism. He started his career at Radio Student where he still contributes to the programme on the economy. He was the editor of the news desk on current politics for two years and pursued further education by attending courses abroad. He is fascinated by the economy – from micro fraudulences to the macro phenomena. In 2018, he was conferred the Debutant Watchdog Award by the Slovene Association of Journalists.

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