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The programme board

The programme board serves to assist JMG in supporting the development of the Master’s programme through inspiration, fresh ideas, vision and collaboration. Providing essential input from experts in the field, the Board validates and updates the continuous development of the course, broadening the programme’s perspectives with critical feedback on content and standards, and sharing international best practice.

MIJ external board members

Brigitte Alfter

Brigitte is an award-winning journalist based in Copenhagen who specialises in European affairs. She is managing editor at Journalismfund.eu, a support structure for in-depth, innovative and independent journalism in Europe. An external lecturer in journalism at Roskilde University, she lived in Brussels from 2004-2008 working as EU-correspondent for the Danish daily newspaper Information. From 2008-2012 she pursued freelance cross border journalism with teams from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. She is the author of The Handbook on Cross-Border Journalism (2015), currently available in Danish and with a German edition forthcoming in 2017; an English edition is under preparation.

Helena Bengtsson

Helena Bengtsson is editor for data projects at the Guardian in London. Before that she spent twenty years at Sveriges Television, Sweden's national broadcaster. There she served as database editor for the news and current affairs department for seven years. In 2006 and 2007, she was a database editor at the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C.
In 2010, she was awarded the Stora Journalistpriset (Grand Journalism Award) for Valpejl.se, a website profiling every candidate in that season’s Swedish elections, for its innovative role in stimulating political journalism and the political process. In the same year she also worked on processing the 400,000 military documents leaked to WikiLeaks about the war in Iraq, known as the Iraq War Logs.

Carl Fridh Kleberg

Carl is a young Swedish journalist, currently Moscow correspondent for big Swedish daily Expressed. He reported on the Arab Spring for Swedish news agency TT. He is a graduate of Gothenburg University’s Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG).

Nils Hanson

Nils is the award-winning editor of Sweden’s flagship investigative programme Uppdrag Granskning (Mission: Investigate) at the public service broadcaster Swedish Television (SVT). The programme makes stories with great impact on Swedish society and has also won a series of international awards since it started in 2001, including The Daniel Pearl Award for "Outstanding International Reporting". Nils started in investigative journalism in 1988 as a reporter at Göteborgs Posten before moving into television. Nils regularly teaches investigative methods at conferences for investigative journalism in Sweden and abroad, and he co-wrote Story-Based Inquiry: a Manual for Investigative Journalists.

Matt Kennard

Matt is Acting Director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism, a not-for-profit charity based Goldsmiths University of London and committed to the education and training of journalists, editors and researchers towards critical in-depth reporting and defence of the public interest. He is the author of two books, Irregular Army (2012) and The Racket (2015). He has been a staff writer for the Financial Times in New York, Washington DC and London, and written for The New York Times, Chicago Tribune and Mother Jones, amongst others. He graduated as a Stabile Investigative Fellow from Columbia University Journalism School in New York.

Fredrik Laurin

Fredrik is an award-winning investigative reporter, editor and producer for the Swedish public broadcaster SVT. He has twice been co-recipient of the Stora Journalistpriset – Sweden’s highest journalism honor – for his work exposing, among other issues, Sweden’s participation in the United States’ extraordinary rendition program. Fredrik has taught investigative techniques at a number of national and international venues, such as the Global Investigative Journalism Conference, Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism, the University of Stockholm, School of Journalism and the Swedish Association of Investigative Journalism. He has worked on the Panama Papers and Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA.

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