About the Author
Paul Radu, a Knight International Journalism Fellow, is project coordinator andco-founder of the Romanian Center for Investigative Journalism. In 2004, hereceived the Knight International Award for Excellence in Journalism. He was an Alfred Friendly Press Fellow based at the
San Antonio Express-News
for sixmonths in 2001. A graduate of West University in Timisoara, Romania, Radubegan his journalism career as an investigative reporter for
newspaper in Timisoara. He also worked as an investigative reporter at
, a national newspaper based in Bucharest, and later headedthe newspaper’s investigative department. Radu also has worked for BBC NewsNight, ABC News 20/20, NBC, CBS, and other news organizations. He is amember of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and theRomanian Center for Investigative Journalism. In addition to his nativeRomanian, he is fluent in English and conversant in Spanish, French and Italian.
The International Center for Journalists, a non-profit, professional organization,promotes quality journalism worldwide in the belief that independent, vigorousmedia are crucial in improving the human condition.The Knight International Journalism Fellowships program makes tangible thatimprove the quality and free flow of news in the public interest. Funded by theJohn S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the year-long fellowships sendinternational media professionals to countries where there are opportunities topromote reliable, insightful journalism that holds officials accountable. To learnmore, visit http://www.knight.icfj.org.
The members of the Global Investigative Journalism Network(www.globalinvestigativejournalism .org) contributed with information onregarding the process of gathering company records in many countries. Valuableinformation was added by Colin Murphy (Ireland), Eldina Pleho (Bosnia andHerzegovina), Mirsad Brkic (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Vlad Lavrov-Ukraine,Roman Shleynov (Russia), Tommy Kaas (Denmark), Xhelal Neziri (Macedonia), Aleksandar Bozinovski (Macedonia), Stanimir Vaglenov (Bulgaria), StefanCandea (Romania), Stevan Dojcinovic (Serbia), Ulviyye Asadzade (Azerbaijan),Giorgi Molodini (Georgia), Guido Muelenaer (Belgium) and many other investigative journalists in the Balkans and abroad.