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ABOUT US

VSquare is an independent, cross-border journalism initiative dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting and independent press in the Visegrad Region.

  • Shape of Poland

    fundacjareporterow.org

    Reporters Foundation (Fundacja Reporterów) was established in 2010 by a group of leading Polish reporters. For many years its main mission was to train and support journalists from Eastern Europe, especially from Ukraine – through workshops, conferences and journalism awards. Support to strengthen cooperation between  reporters and the skills of investigative journalists in Central Europe is an important part of Foundation’s philosophy.

  • Shape of Czech Repulic

    investigace.cz

    The Czech Centre for Investigative Journalism (České centrum pro investigativní žurnalistiku) was founded in 2013 by Czech journalists to promote cross-border investigative projects, train journalists and address the need of local journalism to follow new media trends. Center was part of global investigative journalism projects such as Pulitzer Prize winning Panama Papers, Swissleaks or Global Laundromat.

  • Shape of Hungary

    atlatszo.hu

    “Atlatszo” means transparent in Hungarian. Established in 2011, atlatszo.hu produces investigative reports, files freedom of information requests and commences freedom of information lawsuits in cases where its requests are refused. Atlatszo is Hungary’s first investigative non-profit journalistic organisation financed by nonpartisan and non-governmental sources.

  • Shape of Slovakia

    Aktuality.sk

    Aktuality.sk is an online news outlet owned by
    Ringier Axel Springer, in the last few years have devoted a lot of
    energy to building strong investigative team.

  • Shape of Poland

    fundacjareporterow.org

    Reporters Foundation (Fundacja Reporterów) was established in 2010 by a group of leading Polish reporters. For many years its main mission was to train and support journalists from Eastern Europe, especially from Ukraine – through workshops, conferences and journalism awards. Support to strengthen cooperation among and the skills of investigative journalists in Central Europe is an important part of Foundation’s philosophy.

  • Shape of Czech Repulic

    investigace.cz

    The Czech Centre for Investigative Journalism (České centrum pro investigativní žurnalistiku) was founded in 2013 by Czech journalists to promote cross-border investigative projects, train journalists and address the need of local journalism to follow new media trends. Center was part of global investigative journalism projects such as Pulitzer Prize winning Panama Papers, Swissleaks or Global Laundromat.

  • Shape of Hungary

    atlatszo.hu

    “Atlatszo” means transparent in Hungarian. Established in 2011, atlatszo.hu produces investigative reports, files freedom of information requests and commences freedom of information lawsuits in cases where its requests are refused. Atlatszo is Hungary’s first investigative journalism non-profit journalistic organisation financed by nonpartisan and non-governmental sources.

  • Shape of Slovakia

    Aktuality.sk

    Aktuality.sk is an online news outlet owned by
    Ringier Axel Springer, in the last few years have devoted a lot of
    energy to building strong investigative team.

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MEET OUR TEAM

  • Wojciech Cieśla

    Wojciech Cieśla

    Polish journalist, since 2012 working with Newsweek Polska magazine. Co-founder of Fundacja Reporterów (Reporters Foundation), member of the investigate-europe.eu, working with OCCRP. Based in Warsaw.

  • Paweł Rzeszka

    Paweł Reszka

    Polish journalist, co- founder of Fundacja Reporterów (Reporters Foundation). Worked as a foreign correspondent covering Russia; former head of investigative desk at Dziennik daily. Based in Warsaw.

  • Pavla Holcová

    Pavla Holcová

    Czech journalist, founder of the Czech Center for Investigative Journalism. Closely working with OCCRP. A co-recipient
    of the Global Shining Light Award. Based in Prague.

  • Konrad Szczygieł

    Konrad Szczygieł

    Polish journalist, reporter at oko.press, since 2016 working with Fundacja Reporterów (Reporters Foundation), in 2016 shortlisted for Grand Press award. Based in Warsaw.

  • Patryk Szczepaniak

    Patryk Szczepaniak

    Polish journalist, reporter at oko.press, since 2016 working with Fundacja Reporterów (Reporters Foundation). Based in Warsaw.

  • Anita Komuves

    Anita Komuves

    Hungarian journalist, works with the investigative outlet Atlatszo. She won the Junior Prima Prize in 2012. Former  Fulbright/Humphrey Fellow. Based in Budapest.

  • Szabolcs Panyi

    Szabolcs Panyi

    Hungarian journalist at Index.hu. Covers foreign policy, national security, Russian influence. Currently a Hubert H. Humphrey/Fulbright fellow at Arizona State University. Based in Phoenix.

  • Anna Gielewska

    Polish journalist, since 2012 in Wprost weekly. Covers politics, coordinator at Fundacja Reporterów (Reporters Foundation). Shortlisted for Grand Press and Mediatory awards. Based in Warsaw.

  • Edyta Żemła

    Edyta Żemła

    Polish journalist, since 2016 working for onet.pl. Former journalist at Rzeczpospolita daily and editor-in-chief of Polska Zbrojna, war correspondent in Afghanistan. Based in Warsaw.

  • Anastasiia Moroz

    Anastasiia Moroz

    Ukrainian journalist, since 2017 working at Fundacja Reporterów (Reporters Foundation). Based in Warsaw.

MEET OUR TEAM

  • Wojciech Cieśla

    Wojciech Cieśla

    Polish journalist, since 2012 working with Newsweek Polska magazine. Co-founder of Fundacja Reporterów (Reporters Foundation), member of the investigate-europe.eu, working with OCCRP. Based in Warsaw.

  • Paweł Rzeszka

    Paweł Reszka

    Polish journalist, co- founder of Fundacja Reporterów (Reporters Foundation). Worked as a foreign correspondent covering Russia; former head of investigative desk at Dziennik daily. Based in Warsaw.

  • Pavla Holcová

    Pavla Holcová

    Czech journalist, founder of the Czech Center for Investigative Journalism. Closely working with OCCRP. A co-recipient
    of the Global Shining Light Award. Based in Prague.

  • Konrad Szczygieł

    Konrad Szczygieł

    Polish journalist, reporter at oko.press, since 2016 working with Fundacja Reporterów (Reporters Foundation), in 2016 shortlisted for Grand Press award. Based in Warsaw.

  • Patryk Szczepaniak

    Patryk Szczepaniak

    Polish journalist, reporter at oko.press, since 2016 working with Fundacja Reporterów (Reporters Foundation). Based in Warsaw.

  • Anita Komuves

    Anita Komuves

    Hungarian journalist, works with the investigative outlet Atlatszo. She won the Junior Prima Prize in 2012. Former  Fulbright/Humphrey Fellow. Based in Budapest.

  • Szabolcs Panyi

    Szabolcs Panyi

    Hungarian journalist at Index.hu. Covers foreign policy, national security, Russian influence. Currently a Hubert H. Humphrey/Fulbright fellow at Arizona State University. Based in Phoenix.

  • Anna Gielewska

    Polish journalist, since 2012 in Wprost weekly. Covers politics, coordinator at Fundacja Reporterów (Reporters Foundation). Shortlisted for Grand Press and Mediatory awards. Based in Warsaw.

  • Edyta Żemła

    Edyta Żemła

    Polish journalist, since 2016 working for onet.pl. Former journalist at Rzeczpospolita daily and editor-in-chief of Polska Zbrojna, war correspondent in Afghanistan. Based in Warsaw.

  • Anastasiia Moroz

    Anastasiia Moroz

    Ukrainian journalist, since 2017 working at Fundacja Reporterów (Reporters Foundation). Based in Warsaw.

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is an independent, cross-border journalism initiative dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting and independent press in the Visegrad Region