Edouard Perrin is a French investigative reporter since 1997.

In 2011 he joined Premières Lignes, an independent tv production and news agency based in Paris.

Perrin is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan.

For having "played a central role in the Luxleaks affair", he has been charged and acquitted twice by the Luxembourg judiciary.

Among many journalistic awards, he received the Grand Prix for Journalism at the Prix des Assises Internationales du Journalisme 2017. For the Panama Papers investigation, he is a joint recipient with ICIJ of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize.

Titling him "The Dogged Reporter", Politico Europe chose Perrin as the French representative in its 2017 class of 28 personalities who "shape, stir and shake Europe".

Edouard Perrin was elected president of the collective Informer n'est pas un délit in January 2017. He is also president of Freedom Voices Network / Forbidden Stories, a platform and network of journalists whose mission is to continue and publish the work of other journalists facing threats, prison, or murder.

Edouard Perrin was a juror for Journalismfund.eu's Money Trail grant programme from 2018 until 2021.

Edouard Perrin

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Edouard Perrin
Investigative journalist

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Istanbul to Illegality: Visa-Free Serbia a Hub for EU-Bound Turks

  • Migration

ISTANBUL/BELGRADE - This investigation uncovers that young Turkish citizens are increasingly using the Balkan route as a transit point to enter the EU illegally. The growing trend is due to crumbling purchasing power, high unemployment, and tense political environment in the country.

Sanctioned Belarussian Oligarch gets Lucky in Latvia

  • Corruption

RIGA - Belarusian businessman Aliaksandr Shakutsin (Aleksandr Shakutin) was sanctioned two years ago for benefiting from and supporting the regime of Aliaksandr Lukashenka.


SOS Chrétiens d’Orient in Syria: The far-right French NGO supporting Bashar al-Assad

  • Armed conflict
  • Politics
  • Religion

French humanitarian NGO SOS Chrétiens d’Orient (SOSCO) claims to support persecuted Christians in Syria and the wider Middle East without interfering in conflicts or local politics. But in reality, the seven-year-old NGO—which was founded by far-right, conservative, Catholic activists— thinly veils its agenda to amplify Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s propaganda and push for a normalisation of diplomatic relationships between Damascus and EU countries.

The logistics black hole: 'legally' exploited in Italy, threatened in India

LADNUN / PADUA — This investigation documents that at least 100 Indians paid up to €20,000 to reach northern Italy, living in overcrowded old houses, and being exploited as warehouse workers by cooperatives serving large retailers.