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.
Klaas van Dijken
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 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.
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.
Ariadne has 15 years of experience building programmes on conflict resolution, governance and human rights in complex contexts for philanthropic institutions and nonprofits. Prior to joining Lighthouse, she was a consultant to foundations working on forced migration, director of the Peacebuilding program at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Co-Founder and New Markets Director at Localized, a startup social enterprise focused on closing the skills and employment gap for young people in developing markets.
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.
Lionel specialises in tracing cross-border money flows behind corruption and mass exploitation. He has more than a decade’s experience as an investigative journalist, previously working for Finance Uncovered in the UK, and the amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism in South Africa.
May Bulman is an award-winning journalist who specialises in reporting on marginalised groups. She was previously social affairs correspondent for The Independent in the UK, where she gained recognition for her reporting on asylum and migration. During this time she won the Anti-Slavery Day award for Best News piece twice and was shortlisted for the Specialist category in the British Journalism Awards.
Maud was a news correspondent in Senegal and the DRC for seven years before moving to France to become a free-lance documentary film-maker and a news editor-in-chief. She has worked for the BBC, Arte, France 24, TV5 Monde and started collaborating with Lighthouse Reports in 2019, investigating European arms exports. She works in both English and French and has previously written and directed documentaries for the BBC and TV5 Monde.
Crofton is a writer and researcher specialising in technology and security topics. His areas of focus include surveillance, military contracting and secret detention. His book Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition (with Edmund Clark, Aperture 2016) won the Rencontres d’Arles Photo-Text Book Award and the International Center of Photography Infinity Award for Documentary and Photojournalism, as well as forming the basis for several international exhibitions and installations. He has a PhD in the history of philosophy from the Warburg Institute, University of London.
Tomas Statius is an investigative journalist based in Paris. Most of his work has been focused on migration and the far-right, as well as the defence and security industries. The author of two books, he is a regular contributor to Libération, Mediapart, Le Canard Enchaîné and Disclose, among others. He was the lead investigator on the #MoruroaFiles investigation on the fallout from French nuclear testing in Polynesia.
Investigative reporter - Money Trails Specialist
Margot is a UK-based money trails investigator. Previous to Lighthouse she was a reporter for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and Finance Uncovered, where she reported on money flows underpinning corruption, labour and environmental abuse. As a freelancer she investigated corruption in the oil and arms sectors and led investigations for environmental and human rights NGOs.
Thin Lei Win
Lead Reporter Food Systems
Thin covers food and climate issues and curates her newsletter Thin Ink. She worked previously as an international correspondent for the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Born and raised in Myanmar, she’s lived and worked in Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, and most recently, Italy, and has reported from many parts of Asia, Africa and Europe. In 2015, Thin returned to Myanmar after many years abroad to found and run Myanmar Now, an award-winning bilingual news agency.
Gabriel is a journalist specializing in surveillance and algorithmic accountability reporting. He began collaborating with Lighthouse in 2021 and before that was a regular contributor to VICE Motherboard, where he covered tech, labor, and international news.
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.
Htet is a data scientist specialized in machine learning and AI. His previous works focused on building AI models and data analytics dashboards, conducting big data projects, as well as building and mentoring data teams. His current work includes wrangling and analysing data and auditing machine learning models to find leads for further investigations.
Katerina is an operations specialist based in Athens. She worked previously at UNHCR, heading donor visibility and donor-related content creation in Greece. Prior to that Katerina worked as a freelance journalist in newspapers and online media and was a contributor to the award-winning Migrants Files, an international data journalism project.
Beatriz Ramalho Da Silva
Junior Investigative Reporter
Beatriz is a journalist and researcher with work published in Al-Jazeera English and The Guardian. She was previously studying an Msc in Media Communications and Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science. During her fellowship she will focus on migration and agriculture and develop her OSINT skills.
Junior Osint Investigator
Jack is an OSINT investigator. His previous work has focused on the documentation of human rights abuses against migrants along the Balkan Route, working with grassroots NGOs. He also assisted investigations by Forensic Architecture and ECCHR. He is currently a masters student at Columbia University’s School for International Policy and Affairs.
Halima Salat Barre
Halima Salat Barre is a journalist with a strong interest in human rights reporting. She has worked on radio, television and in print, reporting in English, Swahili and Somali. Halima brings a range of reporting experience from Kenya to the Netherlands. She has a particular interest in the intersections between migration and conflict, as well as investigative reporting on issues facing migrant communities in Europe.
Justin Casimir Braun
Justin is a data journalist focused on the societal impact of automated systems and artificial intelligence. In the past, Justin has worked with AlgorithmWatch e.V., a German digital rights organization, and various grassroots NGOs, documenting human rights violations against migrants on the Balkan Route. He holds a bachelor degree in International Relations from Stanford University.