Rinat Tuhvatshin

Co-founder, Kloop Media

Rinat Tuhvatshin is the co-founder of Kloop Media, a leading investigative medium in Kyrgyzstan. He codes in Java and Python, writes investigative stories and teaches deep neural networks to Kloop students and interns. He also supervises projects at Kloop that everyone considers insane. He helped Kloop to become the first organisation in Kyrgyzstan to introduce drones for investigative reporting, cross-link multiple public databases to discover corruption, and begin using deep neural networks for text and video analysis. Recently he played a role in jump-starting Kyrgyz space program run entirely by girls. As an investigative journalist, he co-authored the Samaragate investigation on how the campaign of the current president of Kyrgyzstan illegally used state IT infrastructure to win presidential elections. He is interested in how data technologies can both benefit and harm human society.

Rinat is speaking at

Crime & Corruption
September 27, 2019
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
K6/7, Der Spiegel


  • Rinat Tuhvatshin (Speaker) Co-founder, Kloop Media
  • Karol Ilagan (Speaker) Senior Reporter, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
  • Eva Belmonte (Speaker) Director, FundaciĆ³n Civio
  • Joy Kirigia (Speaker) Reporter, Africa Uncensored
  • Carla Minet (Moderator) Center for Investigative Journalism In Puerto Rico


Huge amounts of money are at stake when governments buy goods and services -- for hospitals, schools, public transport and much else. Public works, and the high-level corruption that often accompanies it, directly affect the lives and well-being of citizens everywhere.

Here are four journalists who have investigated large-scale public procurement in diverse environments -- Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, the Philippines, and Spain -- with lessons for investigative reporters everywhere.

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