Stefan Candea is a freelance journalist and co-founder of the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism in Bucharest, Romania.
As an investigative journalist for the Evenimentul Zilei newspaper in Bucharest, he wrote about the connections between international organized crime networks and high-ranking politicians and public servants. One article showed the links between La Cosa Nostra and associates of the Romanian president and the foreign secret service director.
Other investigations by Candea have included the international arms trade, illegal international adoption, an investigation of the separatist region of Trans-Dniester and the diamond business in Romania.
He worked for Deutsche Welle, for print, radio, TV and online and he did freelance research and production work for several foreign media outlets, including the BBC, Channel 4, ITN, ZDF, and Canal Plus.
Since March 2001, he has been a correspondent for Reporters sans Frontieres in Romania. Candea is a member of International Consortium for Investigative Journalism and has won several awards including the IRE Tom Renner Award and the Overseas Press Club of America Award for online journalism.
He teaches investigative journalism at Bucharest University and was the 2011 Carroll Binder Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.
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