August 14 - 17, 2019

About the Summer School on Investigative Reporting

Investigative Journalism Summer School is a meeting place for professionals looking to upscale their skills, be inspired and refreshed. Over the course of three days, industry leaders will share their trade secrets, the newest tools that make investigations and international cooperation much more effective and powerful. This year parallel sessions will be added focusing on the needs of editors, newsroom and media managers.

Saturday’s Show & Tell event will focus on “Scandinavian banks and the laundering of dirty money”. The Swedish team that investigated money laundering at Baltic branches of Swedbank will be presenting on Saturday.  Nils Hanson was the editor, Linda Larsson Kakuli served as a researcher and has, in the past, worked on major global stories, such as the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers, Joachim Dyfvermark has two decades of experience as an investigative reporter on TV4 and public television, with a focus on international stories and cross-border co-operation in areas such as the bribes paid by the Swedish telecoms company Telia Sonera in Uzbekistan, and Alex Gordh Humlesjö as a producer and investigative journalist who specialises in right-wing extremism, organised crime and digital research.

Presentations this year will involve speakers from Great Britain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, Serbia, Russia and Sweden, though some of them live and work in other countries.

All sessions will be in English, with at least one set of parallel sessions translated into Russian.



The keynote speaker this year will be Carole Cadwalladr, who was the reporter to break open the Cambridge Analytical scandal.  Carole will talk about data secretly harvested from Facebook were used to secretly support the leave side in the Brexit referendum, as well as, later, the presidential campaign of Donald Trump.


When & Where


The Summer School will take place from
August 15 – 17, 2019.

The pre-seminar will take place the day before August 14, 2019.

The registration deadline is June 30, 2019.

The Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
Strelnieku 4a, Riga, Latvia
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