Based in Vilnius, Lithuania, Šarūnas Černiauskas leads, the first Lithuanian non-profit organization dedicated entirely to investigative reporting, and an OCCRP member center.

He has contributed to numerous investigations, including the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers. He was a key contributor to the Troika Laundromat investigation, which won the Sigma Data Journalism Award in 2020.

With an international team, he also investigated misuse of EU funds by members of the European Parliament and was shortlisted for the European Press Prize in 2017. Šarūnas has received several national awards and became the first laureate of the Investigative Journalism Prize established by the Vilnius University, awarded for his efforts to revive investigative journalism in Lithuania.

Šarūnas Černiauskas

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Šarūnas Černiauskas
Investigative reporter

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Route of Fertilizers from Belarus to the EU

MINSK - The investigation shows how Grodno Azot circumvents sanctions by passing off its products as Uzbek (Uzbek-made?), as well as by using new intermediary companies.


Timber 2.0. Bypassing Sanctions

  • Corruption
  • Environment
  • Industry

MINSK - Belarusian goods are attacking Europe despite the bans of Brussels.


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.


The Invisible Man

  • Corruption
  • Data Journalism
  • Industry

MINSK - "Belarusian government allocated money from the budget to fund projects of Chyzh and Tomaševskij. Businessmen have been given benefits and exclusive opportunities to increase their income."


Belarusian Tycoons Slipped into the EU via Lithuanian Investments

  • Armed conflict
  • Corruption
  • Human Rights
  • Politics

LITHUANIA-BELARUS - A cross-border investigation by Lithuanian and Belarusian journalists follows the trail of Alexander Zaytsev and Aliaksei Aleksin, two Belarusian businessmen considered to be close to the Alexander Lukashenko regime.