Reporters Foundation was established in 2010 by a group of leading Polish reporters. For many years its main mission was to train and support journalists from Central and Eastern Europe, especially from Ukraine – through workshops, conferences and „Reporters for reporters” awards. Although supporting journalism and journalists’ education is still an important part of Foundation’s philosophy, since 2017 its core activities have been dedicated to investigative journalism, including building a platform for investigative journalism – VSquare.
Our projects were or are still supported by: National Endowment for Democracy, Global Anti-Corruption Consortium, IJ4EU, OIP, The Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Journalismfund, Erasmus+, and Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Wojciech Cieśla is an investigative journalist since 2012 working with Newsweek Polska magazine. He is one of the founders and president of the Reporters Foundation, member of the international Investigate Europe team. Previously he held various positions at Gazeta Wyborcza and Rzeczpospolita dailies, as well as the investigative desk of Dziennik daily. Nine-times nominated for the Grand Press award for investigative journalism, winner of its 2009 edition; twice nominated for the Fikus Award and Mediatory Award, he is also the laureate of the Andrzej Woyciechowski’s Prize of 2005. In 2016 he was shortlisted for the prestigious European Press Prize for investigative journalism.
Paweł Reszka is a journalist at Newsweek and one of the founders of the Reporters Foundation. He worked as a foreign correspondent for Rzeczpospolita daily in Moscow, he was also the head of the investigative desk in Dziennik daily and a reporter and a columnist for Tygodnik Powszechny weekly. He is the author of non-fiction books (latest: “Greed” and “Little Gods”, formerly “Profession: spy”, “Far from love” and “Far from Wawel”, written with Michał Majewski). Winner of many journalistic prizes, including the most prestigious ones, like Grand Press for investigative journalism and Andrzej Woyciechowski’s Prize. Head of the Reporters Foundation Council.
Anna Gielewska is a journalist at Wprost weekly magazine and a political commentator. She has been covering politics for almost 15 years, in leading Polish newspapers (Rzeczpospolita, Dziennik and Dziennik Gazeta Prawna). She also worked as a TV journalist at TVN and TVP and as an anchor for political show at Superstacja TV. Nominated for the Grand Press and Mediatory Awards. Academic journalism teacher at the University of Warsaw. Vice-president of the Reporters Foundation, responsible for international relations.
Edyta Żemła is a journalist at Onet.pl, the largest Polish news website. She graduated history but has been working in the media ever since – in such newsrooms as “Super Express”, “Newsweek” and “Rzeczpospolita”. She specializes in military stories, in Autumn 2011 she spent 2 months at the Polish military contingent in Afghanistan as a war correspondent. Author of “Zdradzeni” (Betrayed) – a book on the Nangar Khel massacre trial. Coordinator of the Reporters Foundation projects.
Wojciech Grzędziński is a photojournalist. Winner of the World Press Photo, Visa D’Or, NPPA, Sony World Photography Awards, Grand Press Photo and other photo contests. Author of the Photo of 2009 and Photo of the Decade (2014) in the BZWBK Press Photo competition. Juror of photographic competitions.
Konrad Szczygieł is a journalism student at the University of Warsaw, and since 2016 he has been working as an investigative reporter at OKO.press. In 2016, together with Bianka Mikołajewska, he was nominated for the Grand Press award in the news category. Journalist at the Reporters Foundation.
Patryk Szczepaniak is a graduate of journalism, he continues his education in the field of documentary studies at the University of Warsaw. From 2016 he has been an investigative reporter at OKO.press. Focusing of social stories and foreign correspondences. Journalist at the Reporters Foundation.
Beata Biel is a journalist and media training expert. Since 2017 she has been a project coordinator for a fact-checking platform at TVN Group. Until April 2017 she worked with the Google News Lab as a media training specialist for Central and Eastern Europe. Previously she was a TV journalist for over a dozen years, focusing on social and investigative stories. She participated in international projects, including Offshore Leaks and investigation into arms trade in the former Yugoslavia. She won several journalism awards, including Grand Press in 2008 for the best TV reportage. Training expert at the Reporters Foundation.