WHAT WE DO

Lighthouse Reports is a non-profit based in the Netherlands that leads complex transnational investigations blending traditional journalistic methods such as freedom of information requests with emerging techniques like open source intelligence and specialisms like data science.

Our collaborative newsrooms pioneer new formats and pay particular attention to fresh ways of framing complex issues that will capture public attention and challenge misconceptions. We believe investigative journalism helps people navigate complexity, so we create spaces to make this happen.

CORE TEAM

Klaas van Dijken Editor

Klaas concentrates on conflict areas and countries with repressive regimes including Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea, Afghanistan and Somalia. His work has been published in media worldwide. He won the Dutch De Tegel award and has been nominated for a Prix Bayeux-Calvados Award for War Reporting in France.

Ludo Hekman Editor

Ludo is a journalist and editor. He has worked in print, online and television, reporting from countries including Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan. He has helped to pioneer new collaborative investigations into Europe’s arms industry and has a keen sense for the opportunities in emerging technologies. He has won the Citigroup Excellence in Journalism award and has been nominated for several Prix Europa awards.

Daniel Howden Managing director

Daniel is a long-form writer and experienced editor. He has been a foreign correspondent for the Economist, the Guardian and the Independent. He’s a migration expert, Visiting Fellow at Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre and was Senior Editor at Refugees Deeply. Daniel is a two-times winner of the Migration Media Award, won special mention at the inaugural True Stories Award, and finalist at the Online Journalism Awards.

Dora Bakatselou Administrator

Dora joined early in 2021 as the Administration Associate of Lighthouse. She has worked with CSOs for the past 5 years as a Program Manager, mainly in EU-funded projects.

Bashar Deeb OSINT investigator

Bashar is an OSINT investigator. Much of his work has centred on different aspects of the refugee experience in Europe. He began working with Lighthouse as part of the EU Arms investigations and has since collaborated with Channel 4 and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism. He retains a strong interest in his native Syria and the wider region.

ASSOCIATES

Nouska du Saar

Nouska is a freelance journalist  specialising in OSINT methods and cross-border newsrooms. She was a fellow with Lighthouse during 2020 and she leads the Plastics newsroom.

Charlotte Alfred

Charlotte is an editor and investigative journalist working in Europe, the Middle East and the US. She was managing editor of Refugees Deeply, covered international news for HuffPost, and worked on documentaries for PBS Frontline.

Eva Constantaras

Eva is a data journalist specialized in building data journalism teams in the Global South. She was also a Google News Scholar and is a Fulbright Research Fellow.

Leone Hadavi

Leone is an OSINT investigator and analyst. He focuses on the arms trade, weapons and vehicles ID, SOCMINT and GEOINT.

Stefano Trevisan

Stefano is a qualified lawyer and open-source investigator. In 2020 he provided continuing legal advice on post-sale services in the European arms industry and contributed to the fact-finding  investigation.

Maud Jullien

Maud Jullien combines an investigative mindset with the skills of a filmmaker. She worked as a correspondent for the BBC in Senegal and in the DRC. She works with Lighthouse on documentaries and chaired some of the investigative teams in our arms trade newsrooms.

SUPERVISORY BOARD

Maria Margaronis

Maria Margaronis, Chair of Lighthouse Reports, is a BBC radio documentary maker, London Correspondent for The Nation and trustee of the Women for  Refugee Women charity.  Her work has appeared in The Guardian, the London Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement and The New York Times.

Sara Stillman

Sarah Stillman is a staff writer with the New Yorker, teacher of  literary non-fiction at Yale and head of the Columbia J-School’s Global Migration Project.

Andrew Feinstein

Andrew Feinstein heads the UK-based non profit, Shadow World Investigates and is  author of ‘Shadow World: Inside the  Global Arms Trade’. He was previously a campaigning MP in his native South Africa.

Tuesday Reitano

Tuesday Reitano is the Deputy Director of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime and a senior research advisor at the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria. She served as a policy specialist in the UN System, including with UNDP, UNDG and the UNODC. She is the co-author of ‘Migrant, Refugee; Smuggler, Saviour’.

Nani Jansen Reventlow

Nani is the founding Director of the Digital Freedom Fund, which supports partners in Europe to advance digital rights through strategic litigation. She is a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School and Adjunct Professor at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government. She is an expert in human rights litigation.

Hans Bergwerff

Hans Bergwerff is a specialist advisor on Dutch  tax law. Previously founded  Bergwerff ten Cate, worked at Loyens & Loeff, BDO and MeesPierson. He is elected Board Treasurer of  Lighthouse Reports.

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