Jelena Cosic

Jelena Cosic is ICIJ’s training manager, Eastern European partnership coordinator and data reporter. She worked on ICIJ’s Pandora Papers, Fincen Files, Uber Files and other projects. Jelena has trained over a 1000 investigative reporters all over the world.Prior to joining ICIJ, she worked as a reporter, regional coordinator and project manager for the Balkan Investigative… Continue reading Jelena Cosic

Giulia Lucchese

Giulia Lucchese works at the Media and Internet Governance Division, Information Society Department, of the Council of Europe. She is the Secretary to the Expert Committee on Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation, tasked to draft a Council of Europe Recommendation on countering the use of SLAPPs. She carries out standard-setting activities in the field of… Continue reading Giulia Lucchese

Frane Maroević

Frane Maroević is the executive director at International Press Institute. He brings to this position over 30 years experience in journalism, media development and press freedom. He developed his passion for journalism and learned the skills, professional standards and values of this profession at the BBC World Service in London. In post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina… Continue reading Frane Maroević

Dr. Mark Speich

Mark Speich is the vice president of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) since 2022. He is a member of the Administrative Board of Deutsche Welle. Since 2017, Speich serves as state secretary for Federal, European and International Affairs of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, where has also been also responsible for Media Politics… Continue reading Dr. Mark Speich

Ariadne Papagapitos

Ariadne Papagapitos is Impact editor at Lighthouse Reports. She has 15 years of experience building programmes on conflict resolution, governance and human rights in complex contexts for philanthropic institutions and nonprofits. Prior to joining Lighthouse, she was a consultant to foundations working on forced migration, director of the Peacebuilding program at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund… Continue reading Ariadne Papagapitos

Deniz Bozkurt

Deniz Bozkurt is the event and IJ4EU programme manager at the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom since 2022. She organises the UNCOVERED Conference and #IJ4EU Impact Award. Previously, she worked as a research associate at various interdisciplinary institutions in Leipzig. She holds a doctorate degree in American Studies from Leipzig University. She is… Continue reading Deniz Bozkurt

Pierre Romera Zhang

Pierre Romera Zhang has been Chief Technology Officer at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) since 2017. He manages a team working on the platforms that enabled more than hundreds journalists to collaborate on the Pandora Papers, the Uber Files, the FinCEN Files, or the Panama Papers. Before that, he co-founded Journalism++, the franco-German… Continue reading Pierre Romera Zhang

Coco Gubbels

As a former freelance investigative journalist and with over 10 years of professional project management experience, Coco Gubbels shares techniques for coordinating and facilitating an investigative team like a pro. She studied cultural anthropology and understands the benefits and pitfalls of multicultural and multidisciplinary teams.She realised that her knowledge and skills would fill a gap… Continue reading Coco Gubbels

Iliana Papangeli

Iliana Papangeli is the managing director of Solomon, an investigative non-profit newsroom based in Greece. She has been nominated for the European Press Prize ’21 and won the IJ4EU Impact Award ’22. She has participated in several cross-border investigations and her work has been published in media across Europe. She has served as a jury… Continue reading Iliana Papangeli

Camille Petit

Camille Petit works as a Communications and Project officer at the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) in Brussels. She studied journalism in France and holds a master’s degree in European studies from La Sorbonne Nouvelle. Prior to joining the EFJ in 2016, she worked as a journalist for different regional media outlets. Twitter: @CamilleMPetit, @EFJEUROPE