To safeguard its firm roots in the European investigative journalism community and as a source of good advice, Journalismfund Europe has an International Advisory Board to turn to. It consists of representatives from associations and centers for investigative journalism and other esteemed individuals in the community. Or they are professional (investigative) journalists who dispose of a strong network in their own country. The Members can no longer apply for a grant in their personal capacity upon appointment.

The task of the Advisory Board consists of:

  • guiding the organisation;
  • providing advice regarding the selection of jury members;
  • spreading calls and other communications;
  • feedback on the possible need for support in the journalism community, among others.

The Advisory Board members act as an (informal) international sounding board and further the network in which the organisation operates.

  • Anders Alexanderson is executive vice president at Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga). He is one of the founders of The Centre for Media Studies at SSE Riga, which provides further education in investigative reporting for journalists from former Soviet republics and Russia. He is a member of the board of OCCRP.
  • Günter Bartsch is the managing director of Netzwerk Recherche, the German association of investigative journalists.
  • Leila Bičakčić,  is the Director of the center for Investigative Reporting in Bosnia and Herzegovina. @LBicakcic
  • Tamás Bodoky is a Hungarian journalist and the founder and director of Center for Investigative Journalism in Budapest. @bodoky
  • John Bones is Managing Director at SKUP, the Norwegian Foundation for Investigative Reporting. For many years, Bones was the datajournalism specialist at VG. @vgbones
  • Rawan Damen is director general of ARIJ, a filmmaker, and media specialist. Rawan Damen has 20 years experience in academic and professional media management, television and digital training. @RawanDamen
  • Evert de Vos is a Dutch journalist (De Groene Amsterdammer) and chair of the Dutch-Flemish association of investigative journalists VVOJ@evertdev
  • Jeremy Druker is the executive director of Transitions and editor in chief of Transitions magazine. Jeremy is a member of the supervisory board of the Czech Journalism Prizes and has been an Ashoka Fellow since 2010. He also teaches a course on social media at New York University as an adjunct professor. @JeremyDruker
  • Nadine Gogu is the director of the Independent Journalism center (IJC), a leading media resource center in Moldova.
  • Ann Ghudushauri works for the Tbilisi Media Hub in Georgia and journalist for Euronews Georgia.
  • Henrik Grunnet is a senior adviser with the media development organisation International Media Support, working primarily within countries in the Arab World such as Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen. @henrikgrunnet1
  • Zaklina Hadzi-Zafirova is a Macedonian journalist and co-founder of Scoop Macedonia.
  • Milorad Ivanovic is is an editor-in-chief at BIRN Serbia in Belgrade. He is also a coordinator and trainer on the project “Technical Assistance to Public Service Media in the Western Balkans”. He is a contact person for the Western Balkans of the Dart Center for Trauma and Journalism. And member of ICIJ. -
  • Sanita Jemberga is an award winning Latvian investigative journalist who has worked in the press and television since 1996. In 2014, she joined Re:Baltica, the Baltic Center for Investigative Journalism, where she serves as executive director and editor along Inga Spriņģe. @jemberga
  • Eva Jung is an investigative journalist with the Danish newspaper Berlingske and vice chair of The Danish Association For Investigative Journalism (FUJ). Eva is also a board member of GIJN.
  • Minna Knus-Galán is a Finnish investigative journalist working for Finnish Public Broadcaster Yle. She was given the Finnish Journalist of the Year Award 2014. Minna is a member of ICIJ. @minnaknus
  • Nikolaus Koller is Managing Director of the Österreichische Medienakademie. @NikolausKoller
  • Joanna Krawczyk is the Deputy Director at German Marshall Fund in Warsaw.  She is the initiator and the lead of the Ukrainian Media Fund and a member of the Management Board of European Media and Information Fund.
  • Remzi Lani is the Executive Director of the Albanian Media Institute. He is founder and first president of the South East Network of Media Centers and Media Institutes, which brings together 15 Media Institutes / Media Centers from SEE. -
  • Clotilde Le Coz is an independent journalist and researcher focusing on media development issues, international media ownerhip trends and and their impact on society, Clothilde is in charge of developping the Assises Internationales du Journalisme, mainly in the MENA region and Europe. @CloLeCoz
  • Dr. Özge Mumcu Aybars is a founding member of the Uğur Mumcu Investigative Journalism Foundation. As a political scientist, she currently sits on the foundation’s executive board and has been the project coordinator of the foundation’s European Commission-funded project on the Dissemination of rights-based journalism through civil society and also a Journalism Platform for local journalists in Turkey. @ozge_mumcu
  • Xhelal Neziri is a Macedonian journalist and co-founder of Scoop Macedonia. @Xhelal_Neziri
  • Sandor Orban is the Director of the Budapest Center for Independent Journalism, a Hungarian media development NGO.
  • Andras Petho is a Hungarian journalist and co-founder of Direkt36, a non-profit investigative journalism center based in Budapest. Previously, he had worked at Hungarian news site Origo, the BBC World Service in London, and the investigative unit of The Washington Post.
  • Tom Sanderson is the Deputy Director of UK-based educational charity, the Centre for Investigative Journalism. He leads on all aspects of the CIJ's training provision and oversees the development of funded projects and initiatives. LinkedIn
  • Milica Saric has been working as an investigative journalist and fact-checker since 2012, while she became editor-in-chief in 2018, and director of the Center for Investigative Journalism of Serbia in 2022. @_shariceva
  • Ulla Sätereie is the programme coordinator of MIJ, the international master's programme in investigative journalism at the University of Gothenburg. Chairman of Föreningen Grävande Journalister (FGJ) (Investigative Reporters in Sweden). @ullasatureie
  • Maja Sever is a long-time journalist working for the Croatian public broadcaster Hrvatska radiotelevizija (HRT)  and the president of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ). @SeverMaja
  • Chiara Sighele is a staff member of the Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa (OBCT) and one of the main coordinators of EDJNet. @ChiaraSighele
  • Josef Šlerka is a data journalist and media specialist from the Czech Republic. @josefslerka
  • Jean François Tanda  is the general secretary of JournaFONDS in Switzerland. - @JFTanda
  • Joëlle Terburg is managing director of the Dutch Fund for In-Depth Journalism (, an organization that provides funding to journalists for projects, talent and expertise development.
  • Stanimir Vaglenov is the founder of Bulgarian Center for investigative journalism. He works for the daily newspaper 24 Casa in Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Pilar Velasco is a Spanish journalist currently working at Cadena SER (Prisa Group), the radio network leader in Spain. She is also the founder and a board member of La Asociación de Periodistas de Investigación with the aim of promoting cross-border investigative journalism and reinforcing freedom of expression. @pevelasco
  • Kostas Zafeiropoulosis is an investigative journalist for one of Greece's biggest newspapers, Efimerida ton Sintakton (Journalists' Journal) and one of the founders of the non-profit organisation The Mediterranean Institute for Investigative Reporting (MIIR). @K_Zafeiropoulos
International Advisory Board meeting dd. 01 June 2023
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