When money, politics, abuse of power and corruption reach across borders, transnational networks of journalists become key to an open, accountable and democratic society. Cross-border investigations such as Swiss Leaks
and Tobacco Underground
have caused public outcry, and in many instances have led to legislative changes and the prosecution of those under investigation.
This game-changing journalism model is increasingly facilitated by the rise of digital tools, access to international databases and the ability to bypass restrictive national freedom of information laws. However, cross-border collaboration is facing its own challenges, from funding opportunities to logistical issues and disparate journalistic cultures.
In an event in partnership with Frontline Club London
and Frontline Club Bucharest
, a panel of experts will be discussing what it takes to expose stories that spill across borders, as well as the potential obstacles and impact involved.
This discussion will be moderated by Gavin MacFadyen
, Director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism
and Visiting Professor at City University.
is an investigative reporter at Greenpeace UK and trainer who specialises in data-driven reporting and transparency laws. Her portfolio includes Swiss Leaks
, the abuse of migrant workers, victim compensation and money laundering. She has led the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s first international index on women’s rights, and has reported for the BBC, Exaro News, and OffshoreAlert.