Lyle and Corrine Nelson International Fellow
freelance reporter and projects coordinator, the Romanian Center for Investigative Journalism, Bucharest, Romania
Project: The Investigative Dashboard website, part of an international initiative to encourage collaborative trans-national investigative reporting and build networks between investigative reporters across the globe
Radu was born in Bucharest and raised in Transylvania, Romania. He received his degree from West University in Romania. He began his career as an investigator for Romania’s best selling newspaper, Evenimentul Zilei, the “Daily Event” from 1998-2003. He has held a number of fellowships, including the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowship in 2001, the Milena Jesenska Press Fellowship in 2002, the Rosalyn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism in 2007, and in 2008, he became a Knight International Journalism Fellow for the Romanian Center for Investigative Journalism. In 2003, he co-founded the Romanian Center for Investigative Journalism, and in 2006, he helped found the Organized Crime and Corruption Project, which works on cross-border investigative projects in the Balkans. He is the recipient of numerous awards including in 2004, the Knight International Journalism Award and the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, in 2007, the Global Shining Light Award, and in 2008, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award.
Information on this page is from the fellowship year.