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Join us at our conference, participate in a workshop for digital security, network with practitioners and politicians, and learn about the impressive investigations of the IJ4EU grantees.

We will assess the challenges that investigative journalism faces in Europe today and the conditions – political, legal, and financial – that are necessary for investigative journalism to flourish. Find out why investigative journalism is in everyone’s interest – and how we can protect it in a climate where economic needs and political interference are the new normal.

Two years ago, the European Parliament initiated a special fund to be spent exclusively on cross-border investigative journalism, the #IJ4EU. The grants from this fund, launched by the ECPMF and managed by International Press Institute (IPI), were awarded to twelve transnational teams from across Europe. The UNCOVERED conference will give a stage to grantees to present the results of their work.

The event takes place under the patronage of the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Mr Michael Müller.

Places are limited! Please register and please cancel your registration if you can’t come to free up your seat.
Please note: We will take photos and videos of the speakers and audience, which may be posted on our website and social media channels.
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Cecilia Anesi

Legal Representative

Cecilia Anesi is a reporter with and founder of the Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI), a centre for investigative journalism in Italy. Before creating IRPI, she co-authored the investigative journalism documentary Toxic Europe which won the Best International Organised Crime Report Award 2011. Within the work of IRPI Cecilia co-authored investigations on counterfeited food; on the offshore in the ICIJ's Chinaleaks spinoff and on complex financial frauds with The Wolves of Europe (2014), a work produced by Correct!v and published in four languages. In February 2015 IRPI's 'the couchsurfing rapist' investigation was published on 10 media of the world: Cecilia, Giulio Rubino and Alessia Cerantola were contacted by 14 young victims who blew the whistle on an Italian cop who lured, drugged and raped them using couchsurfing. In April 2015 the largest investigation co-authored by Cecilia was published in South Africa, Italy and Germany, “Mafia in Africa”, a large project on the economic infiltration of Italian mafias in Africa. The project was financed by the IDR Grant of EJC and by the Journalismfund.eu and produced by IRPI and the African centre ANCIR with the collaboration of Correctiv, which published the interactive platform of the investigation. Since two years Cecilia reports on the narcos of the Calabrian mafia, the 'ndrangheta, together with Giulio Rubino. They also are part of the "mafia team" of IRPI, investigating the Italian mafias abroad. Their investigations were published by Correctiv, L'Espresso, l'Expresso, Occrp, Il Fatto Quotidiano, ABCParaguay and Convoca in Peru.