Pavla Holcová

Pavla Holcová is the founder of the Czech Center for Investigative Journalism. She is a co-recipient of the Global Shining Light Award and European Union investigative journalism prize. Pavla is closely working with Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) as regional editor and has also worked on various international projects and investigations such as Panama papers, Paradise Papers, Russian Laundromat or Azerbaijani Laundromat – exposing payments from Azerbaijani government officials to European politicians. 

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Many serious reporters now make their living as freelancers, with even less support than they enjoyed before. With mafia states, organised crime, and international jihadism circling the profession, what are the contemporary occupational hazards for independent journalists, and what can be done to protect them?

Pavla Holcova, May Jeong, Laurent Richard, and Michael Scott Moore. Chair: Colin Pereira