Stefan Candea is an investigative journalist and co-founder of the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism (CRJI), a nonprofit registered in Bucharest, Romania.His cross-border investigative stories on organized crime won several of the most relevant international awards.
He is currently working at EIJC in Germany on his PhD research with the University of Westminster, analyzing the structures of cross-border investigative networks (“Cross-border Networks for Investigative Journalism and their Relevance for Press Freedom in Europe”).
During the recent years, Stefan initiated Sponge, an open and collaborative media innovation lab for Eastern Europe. The lab created an in-depth magazine, The Black Sea, a lifeboat for journalism in the region. He is the initiator of Investigative SmartGrid, a new, open business model for a modular journalistic enterprise that was shortlisted for the European Press Prize 2013, the Innovation Award.
A member of the International Consortium for Investigative Journalism, he teaches investigative journalism at Bucharest University and was the 2011 Carroll Binder Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.