Wojciech Ciesla (Poland) is member of Investigate Europe team. He writes for Newsweek weekly and Gazeta Wyborcza daily.

Wojciech has worked in different positions for the Polish dailies, since 2009 he has been running journalistic Reporters Fund, since 2012 he has been an investigative reporter with the magazine Newsweek Polska. He has won several awards, among them the 2009 Grand Press Award for investigative reporting, in 2017 shortlisted for European Press Award. He is a co-founder of Fundacja Reporterów.

Wojciech Cieśla studied literature at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan.


Wojciech Cieśla

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Wojciech Cieśla
Investigative journalist

Supported projects

Mine games: Europe’s hunt for critical raw materials

  • Data Journalism
  • Energy
  • Industry

KIRUNA - This investigation sheds light on what lies beneath the EU’s ‘green mining’ ambitions, and offers a unique perspective on the continent’s quest for critical raw materials, such as lithium, nickel, copper and rare earth elements needed for the future.

looking for alternatives to China and Russia to dig crucial minerals

Europe’s plastic disaster

  • Environment
  • Industry

As European citizens, we are told to separate our household waste, and many of us do dutifully. The ketchup bottle you rinsed and threw in the right bin at home might disappear from your life with the local waste truck.

The Chlorpyrifos Case

  • Environment
  • Healthcare

BRUSSELS - Residues of Chlorpyrifos, a dangerous insecticide, have been found in fruit baskets and samples of human urine across Europe. This large, cross-border investigation unveils its risks for the public.