Drew Sullivan: How to break the world’s biggest corruption stories

What motivates investigative reporters to risk their lives for the sake of a story? How do they cope with extreme stress and death threats? And what form is large-scale corruption likely to take in the future? In this podcast Mike Collier interviews Drew Sullivan, director of the OCCRP, to discover the journalistic work behind exposing some of the world’s biggest corruption cases.

Drew Sullivan is an investigative journalist who has worked for almost a decade in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. He founded the Center for Investigative Reporting in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2004 and served as its editor and first director. Drew co-founded and serves as editor of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Program (OSSRP), a global network of 40 investigative reporting centers, media, and networks. He also founded the Journalism Development Network, an innovative media development organization with programs worldwide.

Under his direction, OCCRP has won more than 90 international awards including the European Press Prize, the Online Journalism Award, the Global Shining Light Award, and others. He previously worked as an investigative reporter for the Tennessean newspaper in Nashville and for the Special Assignment Team of the Associated Press in New York.
Learn more about OCCRP at https://www.occrp.org/en
The audio version of the podcast “Person of Interest” is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Podcast “Person of Interest” is produced by the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.

Source: Person of Interest by SSE Riga

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