July 12, 2013

about me

Photo: Karin Scheidegger www.karinscheidegger.ch/

I was born in Pescara, Italy, in 1972 and I grew up in Rome. Since 2000 I live in Bern, Switzerland. I the co-founder with Catherine Riva of Re-Check, a non-profit organization for Investigating & Mapping Health Affairs. I started working as a journalist in 1994; 2002-2015 I was an investigative reporter for the Swiss public broadcaster: for Falò RSI and Patti chiari (RSI) and for Rundschau (SRF). Since 2015 I am a freelancer. Primarily specialized in medicine and healthcare, I have experience on human rights and digital security. Complex themes and controversial issues are my favorites. I am a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), the chairwoman of the Swiss organization for investigative journalism investigativ.ch and an advisory board member of IRPI and journalismfund.eu. I support the Global Network for Investigative Journalism (GIJN) activities. With Catherine Riva or on my own I work as a tutor and trainer. Of Italian mother tongue I speak  English, French and German. I wanna know more.

Nata a Pescara nel 1972, sono cresciuta a Roma e vivo a Berna, Svizzera. Ho iniziato a lavorare come giornalista nel 1994. Dal 2002 al 2015 ho lavorato per Falò RSI e per Patti chiari RSI, programmi d’inchiesta della Televisione pubblica svizzera di lingua italiana (RSI) e per Rundschau della TV pubblica svizzera di lingua tedesca (SRF). Dal 2015 sono indipendente. Negli anni mi sono specializzata in salute pubblica e medicina. Ma mi sono occupata anche di bufale mediatiche, diritti umani e sorveglianza. I progetti collaborativi mi appassionano, soprattutto se varcano le frontiere. Faccio parte de The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), sono presidente dell’organizzazione svizzera per il giornalismo d’inchiesta investigativ.ch e dell’advisory board di Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI) e di Journalism Fund. Sono una sostenitrice del Network Mondiale del Giornalismo d’Inchiesta (GIJN). Ho fondato insieme a Catherine Riva un’organizzazione senza scopo di lucro per fare inchiesta attorno a salute pubblica e medicina: Re-check.ch. Insieme a Catherine Riva o da sola insegno etica e tecniche del giornalismo d’inchiesta. Parlo inglese, francese, tedesco. In questa pagina più informazioni.

A film by investigative journalist @ruthhopk & filmmakers Ilse & Femke Van Velzen will premiere at the International Documentary Film Festival in #Amsterdam on Nov. 24. #PrisonforProfit exposes the realities in #SouthAfrica’s first privately run prison. https://t.co/yyXhTIpBha

When people search "drug overdose" on WebMD, the site secretly shares the data w/Facebook, which can use it to track the searcher around the internet.

One of many big revelations in this @FT investigation into how ad tech works on medical websites: https://t.co/nWdv7v91cZ

check out some impressive citizen investigators: Citizen Investigators: Tips and Tools for Digging into Your Community https://t.co/fsHPdW3M4M via @gijn

Here's a great opportunity for cross-border journalists based in European countries, the program includes training & a fellowship to attend the #EIJC20-Dataharvest conference. Deadline is 24 November: https://t.co/J4KHYkAkxB

Interesting developments in the NSO India story: local media reported that NSO gave a presentation to police in Chhattisgarh—later academics, civil rights lawyers, & a former BBC journalists were targeted w/advanced surveillance.

https://t.co/n3TGXVRr2O

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