cross-border journalism


Projects and organisations

Reference – the European Independent Media Circle, founded 2021, co-founder. A meeting place for Europe’s innovative, investigative, independent media.

Arena for Journalism in Europe, founded 2019, founder, director. As of 2022 editorial director in a two-tier management. A non-profit under Dutch law to support crossborder, collaborative journalism in Europe. We want to rethink the European infrastructure for journalism in a networked society.

Investigate Europe, co-founder, facilitator 2015-2019, chairperson advisory board 2020- . Investigate Europe is a team of journalists from all over Europe that set out to address important European stories – however complex they may be – and versionise them to their various audiences.

Dataharvest – the European Investigative Journalism Conference founded 2009 as part of the Farmsubsidy project. An annual working conference and meeting place for crossborder collaborative, investigative and data journalism in Europe. Initiated within the network, conference responsible since 2011 under (2011-2018), founded Arena for Journalism in Europe (2019) to give the conference and community a dedicated structure. 2008 – 2018, co-founder and Managing Editor for, initially a project under the Fonds Pascal Decroos. is a support structure for journalism focusing on providing research grants.

The Wobbing Europe Network 2007 – 2016, co-founder and co-editor of Wobbing, a European network of journalists, who use the method of freedom of information requests. It was initiated by the Fonds Pascal Decroos.

The Farmsubsidy Network 2004 – 2018, member of the core team in the start-up years, reporter, network member and later responsible for the project, a pioneer project in cross-border collaborative journalism in Europe unveiling the beneficiaries of EU’s 60 billion Euro annual farm subsidies. Since 2018 run by the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany.

The Scoop Project 2003 – 2012, member of the core team in the start-up years, volunteer and later manager at the Scoop project, a support structure for investigative and cross-border journalism in the Balkans, the Ukraine and Moldova, later other countries were included. The project was concluded in 2018.

The MIDAS network, founded 2001, co-founder on behalf of Flensborg Avis. The European Assoc​​iation of Daily Newspapers in Minority and Regional Languages.

Board positions, affiliations, juries

2022 – present. Member of the jury of the Danish Cavling Award.

2021 – present. Advisory board member Re-Check, Switzerland.

2020 – present. Advisory board member Reporters United, Greece.

2019 – present. Chairwoman of the advisory board of Investigate Europe.

2018 Member of the jury of the BIRN Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence

2017 – 2022. Member of the steering committee of the German SciCAR conference for the collaboration between data journalists and scientists

2016 – 2020. Member of the programme board of University of Gothenburg‘s master’s program investigative journalism

2016 – 2022. Member of the jury of Norwegian Data SKUP award

2016 Member of the jury of Danish FUJ Investigative Journalism Award

2013-2016 chairperson of from 2013-2016 to chair a generation change; from 2013-2020 member of the general assembly; from 2007-2018 team member at Fonds Pascal Decroos/ (see above).

2010-2014 Global Investigative Journalism Network  Member of the volunteer background and planning group of the Global Investigative Journalism Network, co-organiser of the GIJC 2011 in Kiev.

2009 – present. International Consortium of Investigative Journalists – invited member, active in research projects until 2012. Ordinary member since then.

2007-2011 Netzwerk Recherche / German association for investigative journalism, board member responsible for international contacts. Ordinary member since then.

2002-2012 Foreningen for Undersøgende Journalistik / Danish Association for Investigative Journalism. 2002-2012 board member, from 2003-2012 active in the international committee, from 2008-2012 chairperson of the international committe. Ordinary member since then.

Other memberships
Å / FOI journalists in Denmark, member
Danmarks Journalistforbund / Denmark’s Journalists’ Association, member

Not journalism-related
Bogø Lokalhistoriske Forening / local history association, board member as of 2017, chairperson as of 2019
Drivkvasen Karen af Bogø / organisation for the preservation of historic fisher boat Karen, volunteer co-webmaster

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