This debate crosses the borderWhen money, politics, abuse of power and corruption reach across borders, transnational networks of journalists become key to an open, accountable and democratic society. Cross-border investigations such as Swiss Leaks and Tobacco Underground have caused public outcry, and in many instances have led to legislative changes and the prosecution of those under investigation.
This game-changing journalism model is increasingly facilitated by the rise of digital tools, access to international databases and the ability to bypass restrictive national freedom of information laws. However, cross-border collaboration is facing its own challenges, from funding opportunities to logistical issues and disparate journalistic cultures.
In an event in partnership with the Romanian Cultural Centre in London (RCC) and Frontline Club Bucharest, a panel of experts will be discussing what it takes to expose stories that spill across borders, as well as the potential obstacles and impact involved. This discussion will be moderated by Gavin MacFadyen, director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism and a visiting professor at City University.
- Crina Boros is an investigative journalist and trainer who specialises in data-driven reporting and transparency laws
- Stefan Candea is an investigative journalist, and co-founder of the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism (CRJI)
- Craig Shaw is a British journalist and fellow at the Centre for Investigative Journalism in London