Polish journalist, writer and linguist, who researched the close links of the Polish Minister of Defence to Putin, Russian intelligence service and criminal groups in Russia.
The Turkish journalist and author reported on conditions in Turkish prisons, on force used against women and on state repression against the Kurds.
Worked since 2015 as a correspondent for the German media in Turkey. Because he reported on corruption and on the conflict with the Kurds, he was arrested on several occasions by the Turkish authorities.
“Cumhuriyet” and has been subjected for years now to working restrictions and to legal persecution.
Last head of the office in the capital city and parliamentary correspondent of the newspaper Cumhuriyet, has been subjected to increased legal persecution.
With his films, Iranian filmmaker and director Jafar Panahi criticises society as well as the political system of his home country.
Turkish journalist and author born in Germany, was accused of “supporting a terroristic group” and imprisoned for one year due to his research, among others, on the murder of Hrant Dink.
Aram Radomski, Siegbert Schefke, Roland Jahn and Christoph Wonneberger were key figures of the GDR’s Peaceful Revolution 1989 and the opposition movement paving its way prior to this event.
Aram Radomski, Siegbert Schefke, Roland Jahn and Christoph
Wonneberger were key figures of the GDR’s Peaceful Revolution 1989 and
the opposition movement paving its way prior to this event.
The afghan journalist fights for a pluralistic society and is a committed documentarian of Women’s issues and women’s rights in her home country.
Brigitte Alfter and Ides Debruyne are the initiators of the
“Journalismfund.eu”. Founded in 2008, this organization promotes
European collaborative research and data journalism.
The Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald informed the international public about the dimension of global surveillance of digital communication networks.
Brigitte Alfter and Ides Debruyne are the initiators of the “Journalismfund.eu”. Founded in 2008, this organization promotes European collaborative research and data journalism.
Jörg Armbruster and Martin Durm risked their lives by reporting authentically for the First German Television (ARD) from Syria, torn by civil war.
Was gunned down after reporting on corruption, questionable construction projects, environmental scandals and the oppression of women in her home country of India.
One of the most renowned investigative reporters in Mexico. Her work is accompanied by persecution, arrest warrants and even death threats.
Balázs Nagy Navarro and Aranka Szávuly were under constant attack by state-controlled media after protesting news manipulation on public television in Hungary.
Has been working as an Africa correspondent since 1988 and has often been exposed to great dangers during her work. While investigating, she often needs bodyguards to protect her.
Is considered a symbol of the Jasmine Revolution that unfolded in Tunisia in spring 2011. For many years he has been devoted to the cause of freedom of speech and the press in his home country.
Is one of Russia’s best-known investigative journalists. He not only tackles democracy deficits, but also deals with social and environmental issues.
For German public broadcaster ARD, Stefan Buchen reports without cliché and with utmost journalistic attention from the troubled regions of the Middle East and Northern Africa.
Reports on corruption and organized crime in his home country of Bulgaria and has been threatened and physically attacked for doing so.
Published a controversial Muhammad cartoon in 2005, insisting on his right to free speech despite two attempts on his life.
Denounces the abuse of power by members of the elite and warlords in his home country of Afghanistan.
Was editor in chief of Taraf (viewpoint), a Turkish investigative and liberal daily. Now, he is once again working as a successful author.
Defied assault and physical violence for many years and continued reporting on the dirty tactics of Balkan mafias and their political entanglements.
Became world-famous with his book Gomorrha about organized crime in Italy. His life has been in danger ever since.
Was kidnapped and held hostage for 114 days by the radical Palestinian Army of Islam while working as a BBC correspondent in 2007.
Was engaged in the training of journalists on behalf of the British Institute for War and Peace Reporting in the Middle East, especially in Iraq and Lebanon.
Burmese journalist and politician, stood up for freedom of speech and spent 19 years in prison for „subversion“ and „anti-government propaganda“.
One of the best-known Iranian political dissidents. He spent six years in prison in Tehran, was brutally tortured and went on a hunger strike in protest.
One of the few investigative journalists in Bulgaria. In 2007, a bomb destroyed his apartment in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia.
Filed a lawsuit at the Federal Constitutional Court as editor in chief of the magazine Cicero in order to obtain a ruling against the weakening of the freedom of the press.
Had to suffer physical violence as a consequence of her relentless quest to reveal corruption and mismanagement by members of the Moldovan elite.
Is an undercover journalist who is known throughout Europe, and who revealed disastrous humanitarian conditions in the asylum camp on the Italian island of Lampedusa in 2005.
Revealed surreptitious advertising in the public TV station ARD in intensive investigations over years and against fierce judicial resistance.
Reported on the Chechen conflict for the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, despite great resistance and the mortal danger it exposed her to.
Supported the training of journalists in Afghanistan as chairwoman of the organization Initiative for a Free Press that she herself founded.
Was the Brussels correspondent for the magazine STERN and revealed several corruption scandals and democratic deficits within institutions of the European Union.
Has been one of the most renowned U.S. investigators ever since he revealed the massacre of My Lay during the Vietnam War in 1969.
Provides assistance to colleagues who have experienced difficulties, have been obstructed in their work or even abused.
Has been travelling to crisis zones throughout the world for many years and is arguably one of the most famous war photographers of our age.
Largest newspaper in Galicia, provided outstanding reporting on the Prestige oil tanker accident and the following oil spill in November of 2002.
Netzwerk Recherche association is committed to improving research methods in Germany and supports high quality investigative journalism.
Gideon Levy and Daoud Kuttab reported from the occupied areas of Palestine, focusing their critical view on “their own people”.
Supported the development of politically independent journalism in his country as editor in chief of the Ukrainian daily Zerkalo Nedeli.
Reported on the Russian navy’s ocean disposal of chemical waste in the Sea of Japan and was convicted of high treason and espionage.
Was the face and voice of an editors’ strike at Czech public TV against the attempts of politicians to massively curb independent reporting.
Revealed corruption scandals in municipal real estate companies in Cottbus and brought them to the public’s attention.
Investigated dubious death sentences in the U.S. together with his students and succeeded in securing several appeals.
Reported on the war in the Balkans as a Spiegel magazine editor for many years, gaining particular renown for her „War Diary“.
Initiated the Leipzig-based fundraiser Kosovo Relief in 1999 and personally took part in the relief-aid transports.