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Reporters Foundation

In 2010, Paweł Reszka, Wojciech Cieśla, Michał Majewski and Roman Daszczyński got together to support journalism in the Eastern Partnership countries and created Fundacja Reporterów – the Reporters Foundation, one of the first journalistic NGO’s in Poland.

In 2010 we decided to help journalists from various post-soviet countries, from Ukraine to Azerbaijan. For the first few years we trained them and we did it well – people who joined the Foundation’s projects are now leading journalists in their countries (Kristina Berdinskich, Anna Babiniec, Dymitr Gnap) and have well-known publications on their accounts, such as the award-winning Yanukovych Leaks project.

Investigative journalism is in its greatest crisis since 1989 – is a mantra repeated by many reporters. We believe that the profession of “investigator” is not dying and the role of this profession is special today. Being a watchdog means support for democratic institutions and investigative journalism is a public good. In Poland, this good has been slowly disappearing from the mainstream media. Watching the social and political changes in Central Europe, we came to the conclusion that strong investigative journalism is also needed in our country.

The Foundation has gathered people from various media outlets, our activity here is not related to the publishers we work for on daily basis. In a tiny room, where we could hardly fit a table, we work after hours we spend in our own newsrooms. We train journalists, work with young people who are interested in investigative journalism, share with them our professional skills. Investigative journalism is our passion.

We do not focus only on Poland, but also participate in many cross-border projects. As the only media organization in the country we work with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), a well known media network in Europe. We learn new methods that can help to follow what we have always been trying to track: evil, corruption and injustice. 

We are part of the Global Investigative Journalism Network, we advise the European Fund for Investigative Journalism, we work with other international investigative teams. We also coordinate, a network of investigative journalists from the Visegrad countries. In 2021 we created our Polish medium, FRONTSTORY.PL.

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The Reporters Foundation is an organization of investigative reporters. We fight for the quality of this genre of journalism and independence from politics. We work with the most important, independent journalistic organizations in Europe.