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    14-16 July 2016
    Goldsmiths, University of London

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    Detailed information about what you can expect at the 2015 CIJ Investigative Journalism Conference and Summer Conference.



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Teachers and Speakers

Over the years the CIJ has invited some of the biggest names in investigative journalism to speak and train at our summer schools, courses and talks. This page gives some biographical information about the people teaching and speaking this year.

Adam Cantwell-Corn works as a waiter. He has done a raft of other precarious jobs along with (mostly unpaid) human rights law experience, since graduating in 2012.

Adam turned down law school in 2014 to co-found The Bristol Cable; a start-up media co-operative created, owned and produced by people in the city. Through dozens of free workshops and events plus multimedia and print publications, The Bristol Cable has worked hard to cultivate contacts and engage communities online, in print and on the streets.

Can this present a real and direct alternative to redefine journalism and public accountability on the local level and beyond?


Alan Cowell is a long-time journalist for The New York Times who has served in Nairobi, Johannesburg, Athens, Cairo, Rome, Berlin, Paris and London. He is the author of, most recently,  The Paris Correspondent -- a novel concerning the switch to digital news, and The Terminal Spy covering the life and death of Alexander V. Litvinenko, a former KGB officer poisoned with radio-active polonium 210 in London in 2006. He currently writes Letter from Europe, a column in The International New York Times.

Before joining The New York Times, Cowell, a British citizen, worked for provincial British newspapers, a Swiss radio station and as a Reuters correspondent based in Germany, Turkey, Lebanon, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Alexa O'Brien is an investigative journalist. Her work has been published in The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, the Guardian UK, Salon, The Daily Beast, and featured on the BBC, PBS Frontline, On The Media, Democracy Now! and Public Radio International.
In 2013, she was shortlisted for the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism in the UK.
Since 2012, Alexa has provided an extensive archive of the only available transcripts of Chelsea Manning's closed trial.

Ali Haidar is an IT security and forensic consultant. He has 12 years' experience in the field during which he has consulted for a wide variety of clients that include: USAID, Institute of War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), The Lebanese army and counter terrorist division, and Saudi Telecom. He is currently working with USAID on setting up and managing offices in conflict zones. Part of his responsibilities is conducting penetration testing on sites to expose any computer security holes that might have been overlooked.
Apart from his work with the USAID he also helped in setting up the Cyber-Arabs program that is run by the IWPR. The program provides digital security training to activists, human rights defenders and journalists across the Arab world. Prior to working as a security consultant Ali was a certified Microsoft, Cisco and EC-Council trainer where he taught a wide variety of courses.

Allan Harraden is the company director of Oztex Services. He is a specialist in covert filming techniques and has over 25 years experience working with specialist cameras.

Alon Aviram is interested in merging the principles of democratic ownership with investigative and engaging reporting.
He is a cook (to pay the rent!), freelance writer, and co-founder of The Bristol Cable media co-op. The Bristol Cable is interested in linking the local to the global: from sneaking around hotels gathering testimonies on Bristol's exploitative catering sector, to uncovering links between Bristol City Council contractors and labour abuse in Qatar. With over 350 paying members, the Bristol Cable aims to demonstrate a reimagined local media platform that investigates and holds power to account.


Andrew Jennings goes looking for stories that scream to be covered but are avoided by respectable reporters. He dug into who controls the International Olympic Committee and then spent a dozen years digging into FIFA. He chases people down the streets for BBC Panorama programmes and did the same on the World In Action team at Granada TV and, over more years than he might admit, learned his tradecraft at the Burnley Evening Star (defunct) and subbing on the launch team of the Daily Star (not what it was). That was preparation for moving to Radio 4 and then reporting for Nationwide. He has freelanced for the Sunday Times Insight since 1968, all the tabloids, a popular fortnightly magazine, American and German TV investigation programmes and everybody else around the planet.

He has published five books, translated into 15 languages, in subjects ranging from corruption at Scotland Yard, to racketeering at the IOC and FIFA. He has reported from Beirut, Palermo, Nicaragua, Chechnya and other places long bombed and forgotten. Eventually he will write No Press Release, No Story, a less than kindly look at how sports reporters avoid the gangster stories. You can read his stories on his website: Transparency in Sport

Arjen Kamphuis is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Gendo since 2005. Previously he worked for IBM as IT architect, trainer and IT strategy advisor.
As CTO of Gendo he advises several national governments, non-profits and Fortune-500 companies on technology-policy. Since 2009 Arjen has been training journalists, politicians, lawyers, human rights workers and whistleblowers to defend their communications and data from government or corporate intrusions or manipulation.



Aron Pilhofer is Executive Editor of Digital for the Guardian, working across the Guardian's editorial teams to develop and execute new and innovative digital journalism initiatives and tools to help grow global audiences and deepen reader engagement. He was until June 2014 associate managing editor of digital strategy at The New York Times. Aron is also co-founder of DocumentCloud.org, a non-profit startup designed to improve journalism by making source documents easier find, search, analyse and share online, and co-founder of Hacks and Hackers, an organisation designed to bring journalists and technologists together. Founded in 2009, Hacks and Hackers now has 12 chapters in five countries and more than 2,400 members worldwide.

Caelainn Barr is a reporter on the data projects team at the Guardian.

She has used data analysis to uncover the misuse of expenses by the European Commission and human rights abuses in Ethiopia at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. She has also worked at the Wall Street Journal, the Irish Times and Bloomberg.

She is a graduate of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia Journalism School in New York.

Charles Glass is a broadcaster, journalist and writer, who began his journalistic career in 1973 at the ABC News Beirut bureau with Peter Jennings.
He covered the October Arab-Israeli War on the Egyptian and Syrian fronts. He also covered civil war in Lebanon, where artillery fire wounded him in 1976. He was ABC News Chief Middle East correspondent from 1983 to 1993.
Since 1993, he has been a freelance writer in Paris, Tuscany, Venice and London, regularly covering the Middle East, the Balkans, south east Asia and the Mediterranean region.
He has also published books, short stories, essays and articles in the United States and Europe. His most recent book is Syria Burning: ISIS and the Death of the Arab Spring

Christine England lost several jobs for whistleblowing. She led Hammersmith Hospital whistleblowers through three inquiries, to the still undisclosed Cameron Report. Working later in residential autism support and dementia care she reported abuse herself, and was also a union rep for whistleblowing colleagues. After being forced out of work for this, she became self-employed and now campaigns for Edna's Law,  Christine will publish Care Home Secrets in 2016.

Claire Provost is a Bertha Fellow at the Centre for Investigative Journalism. Previously she worked as a staff writer at the Guardian, including as a data journalist, following the money in foreign aid and global development.
She has degrees from Harvard and Columbia universities and has reported on human rights, development, and the impacts of multinational corporations from more than a dozen countries, from El Salvador to Ukraine.

Crina Boroş is an investigative journalist reporting on HSBC leaks, UK and offshore money-laundering, Afghan victims’ compensation, women’s rights, EU lobbying, workers’ abuse, civil service transparency and accountability. She specialised in data journalism / CAR, cross-border, Freedom of Information and undercover reporting. She produced front-page headlines-generating features, statistical analysis and watchdog reporting. A CAR trainer and member of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE).


Cynthia O'Murchu is an investigative reporter for the Financial Times. She was part of the team that produced Europe's Hidden Billions in conjuction with The Bureau for Investigative Journalism. The project created a database tracking every penny distributed through the EU's structural funds to date.

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Daan Louter is a Dutch designer and developer at the Guardian Visuals team, where he combines his design and coding skills to find new and innovative ways of telling stories. Daan started studying journalism in 2008, but decided to switch to study interaction design. Immediately after his studies, he joined The Guardian to apply his design skills in a journalistic environment.

Daan's work at The Guardian has been recognised with various awards, such as an SND and Walkley award. His graduation project 'News Interactives', which helps journalists to come up with new ways of telling stories, was awarded the best graduation project of 2012/2013 by Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.


David Crawford is a Senior Reporter at CORRECT!V.
David has reported on West German spy services, the Stasi and Al-Qaida as a freelance journalist. He worked for the Wall Street Journal as a freelancer from 2001 and an investigative correspondent from 2004.
David has longstanding experience with data journalism. With the help of the Chaos Computer Club he decoded the sensitive data of the so-called “Stasi List” which was published in Taz in 1990. He later went on to report on corruption in international business. He was able to uncover dubious payments made by Dresdner Bank to the current President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin. He received the “Business Journalist of the Year Award” for his coverage of the Siemens bribery scandal. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Daniel Pearl Award for his research on the dismantling of democracy in Russia.

David Donald is Data Journalist in Residence in the School of Communication and Data Editor in the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University, where he organises the data journalism teaching and leads the data analysis for IRW’s investigations.  

Previously, David was Data Editor at the Center for Public Integrity and served as Training Director for Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting.

His work ranges from investigations into the top sub-prime lenders behind the financial meltdown to the under-reporting of campus sexual assaults to the fraudulent billing practices of doctors and hospitals in the US.

His work has been honoured with the Philip Meyer Award, the IRE Renner Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award.


David Leigh is one of Britain’s best-known investigative journalists, who in 2015 led the Guardian team which exposed the tax evasion activities of the HSBC bank, in collaboration with BBC Panorama, the Washington DC-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), and Le Monde in Paris. He is currently the Anthony Sampson Professor of Reporting at City University London, and was full-time Investigations Editor of the Guardian newspaper 2000-2013. He is one of the founder members of the ICIJ and a former trustee of the Centre for Investigative Journalism in London.
He handled the Guardian’s publication in 2010 of the ground-breaking Manning/Wikileaks disclosures and co-wrote a book about it with Luke Harding. He then worked with the Guardian to manage the mass NSA-GCHQ intelligence leaks obtained from Edward Snowden.  He has written several other books and won numerous UK and international journalism awards over a 40-year career.


Dr. Richard Stallman launched the free software movement in 1983 and started the development of the GNU operating system in 1984. GNU is free software: everyone has the freedom to copy it and redistribute it, with or without changes.
The GNU/Linux system, basically the GNU operating system with Linux added, is used on tens of millions of computers today. Richard has received the ACM Grace Hopper Award, a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Pioneer Award, and the Takeda Award for Social/Economic Betterment, as well as several doctorates honoris causa, and has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.

Dr Richard Stallman President, Free Software Foundation (gnu.org, fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Fame
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Eileen Chubb is one of the 'Bupa 7' whistleblowers, which was the first whistleblowing legal case. She is founder of the charity Compassion in Care and co-founder of The Whistler.
Author of Beyond the Façade and contributor to the book Here we Stand. She has campaigned to expose abuse in care settings and has been in over 300 homes across the UK. Compassion in Care has helped hundreds of whistleblowers that made contact through the helpline. She works closely with the media, a recent BBC Panorama programme was a result of whistleblowers from the Old Deanery Care home. Eileen has campaigned for whistleblowers to be protected by law and has published comprehensive evidence on whistleblowing and what happens to those who speak out. Compassion in Care has submitted evidence to the NUJ in support of journalists' sources being protected.

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Eliot Higgins is an award winning investigative journalist, and founder of the Brown Moses Blog and Bellingcat. He publishes the work of an international alliance of fellow investigators using freely available online information. He has helped inaugurate open-source and social media investigations by trawling through vast amounts of data uploaded constantly on to the web and social media sites. His inquiries have revealed extraordinary findings on subjects such as the downing of flight MH17 in Ukraine and the August 21st 2013 Sarin Attacks in Damascus.

Heidi Blake is UK Investigations Editor of BuzzFeed News and was previously Assistant Editor of The Sunday Times, attached to the Insight Investigations Team. She is the co-author with Jonathan Calvert of The Ugly Game, a devastating account of the Qatari plot to buy the rights to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup based on a cache of hundreds of millions of leaked documents. Her scoops have made waves in politics, sport, business, defence, health and security and she has won twelve national journalism awards, including Scoop of the Year, Investigation of the Year and the Paul Foot Award for Campaigning and Investigative Journalism.
Heidi Blake is an Audience Choice speaker. 

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Jack Serle is a data journalist working on the Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s Covert Drone War team.
He joined the Bureau in 2012 and was part of the team that won the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism in 2013 for their work on drones and the US covert war on terror. He graduated in 2010 and then studied an MA in science journalism at City University London.

James Oliver is an award winning television producer and investigative journalist for Panorama, the BBC’s flagship current affairs programme. 
His films include investigations into corporate tax dodging, corruption in UK law enforcement, international organisations, organised crime and bribery in world sport. 

Jenna Corderoy is a journalist and co-author of the Centre for Investigative Journalism’s handbook DPA without the Lawyer. On completion of her Masters in investigative journalism at City University London, she became an information law researcher for Request Initiative. She has produced reports for the charity Action on Armed Violence, and has volunteered for Full Fact, an independent fact-checking organisation. 

John Christensen trained as a forensic investigator and economist.  He has worked in offshore finance, and for 11 years was Economic Adviser to the government of Jersey. Since 2004 he has directed the work of the Tax Justice Network and has become what the Guardian has described as “the unlikely figurehead of a worldwide campaign against tax avoidance.”

Juliana Ruhfus is the senior reporter for Al Jazeera’s People & Power investigative strand where she has worked since 2006 when her film on Liberian ex-combatants launched the Al Jazeera English’s programming content. Nearly 40 films later she has gone undercover in Turkmenistan and in Cambodian orphanages, produced the five part Corporations on Trial series, and her investigation into the trafficking of Nigerian women into the Italian sex-trade is one of the most-watched People & Power shows ever.
In 2010 her work was awarded with the Ochberg Fellowship and in 2011 Juliana received a scholarship for Havard’s Global Trauma Program. Last year saw the launch of her groundbreaking, interactive, gamified Pirate Fishing investigation which is currently on the festival circuit and won a series of digital media awards.
In 2003 and again in 2007/08 Juliana has also worked as an expert consultant for the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee monitoring violations of the arms embargo on Somalia.  
Juliana Ruhfus is an Audience Choice speaker. 

Justin Walford is the former legal manager for The Daily Express and The Sunday Express newspapers. He works now as an editorial lawyer on The Sun.

Karrie Kehoe is an Irish data journalist currently working for The Times and Sunday Times.
She recently worked for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and at the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Her stories have been published on the Reuters wire and re-published in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Buenos Aires Herald among others, and translated into Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.
Karrie is a former researcher for Andrew Jennings, the man who took down FIFA, and interned at the Centre for Investigative Journalism.
Karrie prefers to use Python and SQL in her data driven investigations.

Laura Galante directs FireEye's global intelligence programs and threat intelligence production. Her team focuses on intelligence gathering and analysis, advanced cyber threats, and the intersection of cybersecurity and political, military, and economic issues.

Ms. Galante has discussed FireEye’s research and analysis on NBC Nightly News, PBS NewsHour, Bloomberg TV, CNBC Squawk Box Asia, NPR The Diane Rehm Show, Morning Edition, Lou Dobbs Tonight, Al-Jazeera America, and BBC News. She has been interviewed and cited by The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, Reuters, the Associated Press and other newspapers, magazines, and security publications.

Leila Haddou is a freelance investigative and data journalist who has previously worked for the Guardian. She has written about offshore tax leaks, corporate land banking and exposing the human toll of the UK prison suicide crisis. Leila has worked with developers on several stories and continues to explore how technology can be used by journalists to assist with data-led investigations.

Lindsay Poulton is an award-winning producer/director, who is passionate about innovation in digital storytelling and new platforms. Since joining the Guardian eight years ago, she has produced a wide range of documentaries and multimedia interactives.
Recent work includes: The New Cold War about oil drilling in the Arctic, The Shirt on Your Back interactive documentary about the Rana Plaza disaster and the garment industry in Bangladesh; A Global Guide to the First World War a brief history of the conflict and its effects from a global perspective, in eight languages.

Luuk Sengers is an investigative journalism lecturer at Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Tilburg (Netherlands) and a trainer at Story-Based Inquiry Associates. He also works as a freelance investigative journalist. Together with Mark Lee Hunter and with the support of UNESCO he developed the internationally acclaimed Story-Based Inquiry method, a systematic and efficient way of doing investigations.
Luuk worked as an economy reporter at Dutch newspapers and magazines, including NRC Handelsblad, Quote and Intermediair.
He has been a board member of the association of investigative journalists in The Netherlands and Belgium, the VVOJ.
He co-authored and edited the book Onderzoeksjournalistiek: Researchproces van idee tot verhaal (Lannoo Campus, 2009). With Hunter, he wrote several practical handbooks about investigative journalism and a curriculum for universities, including including The Hidden Scenario and The Story Tells the Facts.

Mark Lee Hunter Mark Lee Hunter is the principal author of "Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists" (UNESCO 2009), the most widely-distributed reference work in the history of the profession. He and Luuk Sengers are the founding members of Story-Based Inquiry Associates. This year he is teaching at universities and  organisations on four continents. At INSEAD, a global business school where he is an adjunct professor, he co-founded The Stakeholder Media Project. He is the author of over 100 investigative reports and nine books, including (along with Luuk Sengers) The Hidden Scenario and The Story Tells the Facts, as well as scholarly research on media development. 

He is the only person to have won awards from Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc. for both for his investigative reports and for his research on journalism. He has also won the H.L. Mencken, Clarion, National Headliners, Society of Professional Journalists and EFMD awards for features and research. 

Martin Tomkinson is a veteran investigative financial journalist and corporate researcher. He was a financial researcher for The Mail on Sunday's 'Rich List' from 2000-2004 and has worked on The Sunday Times' 'Rich List' since 2005.

Martin has written for all of the UK’s major newspapers. He started work with Private Eye in 1972 and has worked as a freelance since 1981. He is the author of two books, Nothing to Declare: the Political Corruptions of John Poulson (with Michael Gillard) and The Pornbrokers: The Rise of the Soho Sex Barons.


Matt Kennard is a Bertha Fellow at the Centre for Investigative Journalism in London. He is the author of Irregular Army (2012) and The Racket (2015) and has worked as a staff writer for the Financial Times in London, New York and Washington, DC. He has written for the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Guardian. He graduated as a Stabile Investigative fellow from the Columbia Journalism School.

Max Metzger has recently completed his Masters in investigative journalism where he had the good fortune to be taught by the likes of David Leigh and Heather Brooke.
By-lines have appeared in Vice and Newsweek as well as other, smaller publications. His most recent work has been with Andrew Jennings, investigating corruption in the European Games. He needs a job.

Michael Rogers is a researcher and software developer working on secure communication tools for activists and journalists. He holds a PhD in computer science from University College London.

Murray Dick is a lecturer in multimedia journalism at Newcastle University.
He came to academia as a practioner; having developed and taught various skills in online journalism in industry since 2004. These include: forensic (online) search, verifying online resources, newsgathering (online), writing for the web, search engine optimisation.
His approach to teaching while at the BBC (2004-2008) was informed by observing the organisational and professional pressures placed on journalists. During this time he built a body of knowledge around the seeking and retrieval of information towards solving journalistic research problems online - this knowledge formed the basis of his early research, and especially his book Search: Theory and Practice in Journalism Online.
His current research is bound up with data journalism and data visualisation; he is currently preparing a critical history of infographics in UK news.

Nick Mathiason joined the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in 2011 as a reporter.
He has reported extensively on party political funding, the financial lobby, commodities, asset recovery and the supply of affordable housing. He has been nominated five times for major newspaper awards.
Nick has presented packages for BBC Radio 4’s World Tonight and regularly appears on television and radio. He previously worked at the Observer, the Guardian and the Big Issue.
Nick is also director of the Illicit Finance Journalism Programme – a training and mentoring project aimed at increasing the reporting of tax abuse and corruption stories in the media.

Paul Francis is the Political Editor of The KM Group, Kent’s leading media company, where he is responsible for political coverage of the county at local and national level. He is an award-winning journalist and has been named Kent Journalist of The Year three times. He was also named as Weekly Newspaper Reporter of the Year in the national Regional Press Awards in 2011.
Paul is acknowledged as a leading writer on local government affairs and as an expert in Freedom of Information. He has worked for the KM Group since 1995 and began his career in local newspapers in north London. He has written for the Guardian, The Sunday Times and various local government magazines during his career. He writes a regular blog for the KM Group and lectures on public affairs at the Centre for Journalism at the University of Kent. He is a member of the NCTJ Public Affairs board.
Paul's blog

Raj Bairoliya is a well-known forensic accountant and has been teaching How to Read Company Accounts at the CIJ  for over 10 years. Raj also holds a number of intensive weekend courses for the CIJ, as well as frequently helping journalists and broadcasters to decipher the accounting/business aspect of their stories.
Raj has specialised in forensic accounting investigations for nearly 25 years and has investigated many of the high profile accounting failures over this period. He is retained by law firms as well as law enforcement and regulatory agencies. In 2000 he set up Forensic Accounting LLP, an independent specialist forensic accounting firm. The firm, having grown to be the biggest independent forensic firm in the UK, was acquired by a US-listed firm in 2008. Raj left in August 2012 after serving his tie-in period after completing his non-compete. He is once again an independent forensic accountant and is the Managing Director of Expert Forensic Accountants Limited.
Robert Miller is the Business News Night Editor at The Times and broadcaster for BBC Radio Five Live's Wake Up to Money programme. He is a former presenter for Telegraph TV and Telegraph Talk. He was also Senior Business Correspondent at The Daily Telegraph, Associate Editor of Sunday Business, City Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Express and Banking Correspondent of The Times. Previously he was Personal Finance Correspondent at The Observer.
Robert is also a former adviser to the Department of Trade and Industry's (DTI) Foresight Panel on business, a member of Lautro, the old unit trust and life office regulator and pension fund trustee at News International.

Roddy Mansfield produces investigations for Sky News and has been using covert cameras since 1994. He has secretly filmed the rescue of a kidnapped bride in Pakistan, exposed illegal exports of electronic waste to West Africa and purchased machine guns from underworld armourers.
His investigations have convicted computer hackers, immigration fraudsters, gun dealers and internet predators. Roddy is interested in the ways journalists are applying new technology to obtain evidence for their investigations.
He was previously a video activist with the alternative news service Undercurrents which provided support to NGOs working on social justice and environment issues.

Sandra Gaudenzi started her career as a television producer and then moved into interactive television, to finally specialise in the field of digital interactive narrative. She taught interactive media theory at the London College of Communication (University of the Arts London) for thirteen years and is now Visiting Research Fellow at the University of the West of England. She co-convenes the i-Docs conference and is Creative Director of its website. Sandra also mentors projects, organises trainings, curates conferences, blogs, and researches and runs a meet-up in London about factual interactive narrative.
Her latest adventure is to be Head of Studies of !F Lab  a Creative Europe training geared at integrating storytelling skills and interactive practices of production such as user experience and design by code. 

Sid Ryan is a Bertha Fellow of the Centre for Investigative Journalism, specialising in Freedom of Information Law and the Private Finance Initiative. After a degree in biochemistry and a Masters in investigative journalism, he spent a year working for Request Initiative, a community interest company which performed FOI-based research on behalf of NGOs and charities. Currently Sid is working on a long-running investigation into PFI in the NHS, arguing for the right to information all the way through the Information Commissioner and into the courts. He also supports the People vs PFI campaign in an advisory capacity and has a interest in developing online crowd-research tools.

Ted Jeory joined the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in January 2015 as Deputy Editor.
He started his career as an accountant. His move into journalism began at the East Anglian Daily Times, then the East London Advertiser where he became deputy editor and was the Press Gazette Reporter of the Year in 2008.
He then spent six years at The Sunday Express as Whitehall Editor and Home Affairs Editor, was responsible for the paper’s award-winning mental health campaign in 2012, and was latterly the Digital News Director for both The Sunday Express and The Daily Express.
In his spare time Ted writes the Trial by Jeory blog on the politics of Tower Hamlets in east London. He was nominated for the Paul Foot Award for his blogging work in 2013. BBC’s Panorama came knocking next and it screened a documentary into the borough and its mayor, Lutfur Rahman, in March 2014. Allegations centring on the council’s grants process prompted Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, to send in emergency auditors four days after the programme was aired.

Tom Burgis is investigations correspondent at the Financial Times, formerly the newspaper’s Johannesburg correspondent and West Africa correspondent. He has reported on Africa since 2006 and is one of the only foreign journalists to have done back-to-back postings in southern and western Africa.
He has been nominated for Young Journalist of the Year and in 2013 won the RSL Jerwood Award for a first work of non-fiction in progress and the prestigious Financial Times Jones-Mauthner prize for ‘his superb reporting and exposé of corruption in mineral-rich Angola and Guinea’.
He frequently appears on radio and television.  
Wes Grubbs is the founder of data visualization studio Pitch Interactive, co-organizer of @eyeofestival, data artist, traveler, marveler, provocateur.