cross-border journalism

Projects & networks

Projects and organisations I co-founded / Memberships and affiliations


The Dataharvest & European Investigative Journalism Conference since 2011 – Co-founder and conference responsible. An annual conference where coders and journalists from all over Europe gather to do journalistic work on European data, European stories. 2008 – 2018 Co-founder and Managing Editor for A support structure for investigative, data and cross border journalism in Europe providing research grants and networking opportunities.

The Farmsubsidy Network 2004 – 2018 Co-founder, 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. In 2018 the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany takes over the task to run the data work.

The Scoop Project 2003 – 2012 Co-founder, 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 is ongoing.

The Wobbing Europe Network 2007 – 2016 Co-founder and co-editor of the Wobbing. A European network of journalists, who use the method of freedom of information requests. The project is halted – the network continues in the context of the EIJC-Dataharvest.

Board positions, affiliations, juries

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

2017 – Member of the advisory board of the German SciCAR conference for the collaboration between data journalists and scientists

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

2016 – Member of the jury of Norwegian Data SKUP award

2016 Member of the jury of Danish FUJ Investigative Journalism Award

2013- 2016 Chairperson of and the Fonds Pascal Decroos, Belgian non-profit organisation functioning as a support structure for in-depth, independent journalism in Europe

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

2008 – International Consortium of Investigative Journalists – invited member, active in research projects until 2012

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

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

Other memberships
Å / FOI journalists in Denmark
Danmarks Journalistforbund / Denmark’s Journalists’ Association
Publicistklubben / The Publishers’ Club
Investigative Reporters and Editors / US