Paul Radu

Director, OCCRP

Paul Radu is the executive director of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, a co-creator of the Investigative Dashboard and of visual investigative scenarios visualisation software He is a co-founder of the RISE Project, a platform for investigative reporters and hackers in Romania. He has held a number of fellowships including the 2008 Knight International Journalism fellowship with the International Center for Journalists as well as a 2009-2010 Stanford Knight Journalism Fellowship. He is the recipient of numerous awards including in 2004, the Knight International Journalism Award and the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, in 2007, the Global Shining Light Award, the Tom Renner Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, the 2011 the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting and a 2015 European Press Prize. Paul is a board member for the Global Investigative Journalism Network. Paul has also worked on the Panama Papers and the Russian Laundromat.

Paul is speaking at

French Translation
September 26, 2019
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Holcim Auditorium, HafenCity Universität (HCU)


  • Scilla Alecci (Moderator, Speaker) Reporter, Asia partnership coordinator, ICIJ
  • Paul Radu (Speaker) Director, OCCRP
  • Axel Gordh Humlesjö (Speaker) Investigative reporter , Swedish Television
  • Boyoung Lim (Speaker) Reporter, Korea Center for Investigative Journalism (KCIJ) - Newstapa
  • Svea Eckert (Speaker) Reporter, NDR


The number of state-of-the-art, cross-border investigative projects is growing. The most famous include those run by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and the Organized Crime & Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). But those collaborations are being joined by others around the world, and they are having significant impact.

Come hear editors and top reporters from ICIJ, OCCRP, Swedish public television, and Korea's Center for Investigative Journalism (KCIJ) on how they organize such complex projects, and what their secrets are to managing both tough investigations and even tougher investigators.

French translation for this session is provided by CFI, the French media development organization.

September 28, 2019
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Lecture Hall 200, HafenCity Universität (HCU)


  • Paul Radu (Speaker) Director, OCCRP
  • Eva Jung (Speaker) Investigative journalist, Berlingske
  • Anna Babinets (Speaker) Editor, Organized Crime & Corruption Reporting Project
  • Ides Debruyne (Moderator) Managing Director,


What is it about banks and bankers? In the old days, banks were revered institutions, and bankers were considered among the most conservative of businessmen. Now prominent banks -- from Denmark's Danske and Germany's Deutsche Bank to Russia's Troika Dialog, seem the opposite with risky behavior and association with money launderers and kleptocrats. Hear from OCCRP's Paul Radu on their big leaks of banking data in Eastern Europe, Anna Babinets on the corrupt trails out of Ukraine, and Eva Jung, whose work on Danske Bank was recognized this year by the European Press Prize.

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