David E. Kaplan, Executive Director. David Kaplan has worked as an investigative journalist for more than 30 years, reported from two dozen countries and won or shared more than 25 awards. He has managed nonprofit newsrooms, investigative teams and numerous cross-border projects. During the 1980s and early 1990s, at the original Center for Investigative Reporting in San Francisco, he and his colleagues developed the model of a nonprofit investigative news enterprise. At its peak, CIR derived 40 percent of its income from commercial revenue, drawing from television news retainers, documentary production, publishing contracts and syndication. In 2008, Kaplan became editorial director of the Center for Public Integrity, where he rebuilt CPI’s editorial structure and revitalized its data journalism unit. Kaplan also served as director of CPI’s International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. During his three years as ICIJ director, he tripled its funding, expanded its reach into 20 languages and oversaw internationally acclaimed investigations into the tobacco, asbestos, fishing and energy industries.
Kaplan is a four-time winner of the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, including three medals, IRE’s highest honor. His work has also been honored four times by the Overseas Press Club. Until 2007 he worked as chief investigative correspondent for US News & World Report, then a two-million circulation newsweekly. Kaplan’s US News stories included exposés of racketeering by North Korean diplomats, Saudi funding of terrorist groups, and the looting of Russia. His books include YAKUZA, published in 12 languages and widely considered the standard reference on the Japanese mafia. He has worked in media development for 20 years and has trained more than a thousand reporters worldwide in his investigative journalism workshops.
Gabriela Manuli, Deputy Director. A native of Argentina, Gabriela Manuli has been a journalist for more than 15 years, working for radio and TV shows, magazines and newspapers. From 2005 to 2009 she was a member of the investigative reporting team of Perfil Newspaper in Argentina and covered issues such as migration, human rights and discrimination in Latin America. She also worked as IJNet’s Spanish editor and community manager. As a freelance reporter she has written for several publications, including La Nación (Argentina), El Mundo (Spain) and Orsai magazine.
Gabriela earned an MA in public policy with distinctions (media, information and communications policy specialization) at the Central European University in Budapest, and graduated with first-class honors in social communication science at the University of Buenos Aires. Her academic research encompasses issues of access to information, freedom of expression, social media and citizen journalism. Her MA thesis explored how politicians use social media to communicate public policies. Bilingual in English and Spanish, she has extensive international experience in Latin America, Europe, and the United States, and is currently based in Budapest, Hungary.
Anne Koch, Program Director. Anne Koch worked as a broadcast journalist and executive for more than 20 years, mostly for the BBC, before becoming a director at anti-corruption NGO Transparency International. Her award-winning career in BBC journalism included service as deputy director of the English World Service; executive editor of the BBC’s flagship radio news and current affairs programs, and editor of the World Tonight. She has produced or edited more than a hundred documentaries, worked as a producer on BBC Radio 4’s investigative journalism program, File on Four, and oversaw coverage of many of the big stories of our times. She has also produced political satire.
At Transparency International, she served as director of Europe and Central Asia for over four years, overseeing a network of almost 50 independent TI chapters. She also co-led a Global Anti-Corruption Consortium with TI and the Organized Crime and Corruption Project, bringing investigative journalists and anti-corruption activists together for impact.
Tanya Pampalone, Managing Editor. Tanya has been a journalist for more than 20 years, living and working as a writer and editor in Los Angeles, Prague, San Francisco and Johannesburg, where she is now based. Most recently she was a non-fiction editor for Pan Macmillan South Africa, a contributing writer to US News & World Report and taught creative non-fiction and digital storytelling in the journalism department of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She is a founding partner of the Media Hack Collective, a journalism collaboration dedicated to the craft of digital storytelling.
Tanya served as the executive editor of the Mail & Guardian, where she worked for six years, was the managing editor of Maverick magazine (now the Daily Maverick) and head of strategic partnerships and audience development for The Conversation Africa during the start-up phase of the global group’s expansion into Africa. She also taught ethics and editorial independence at the Sol Plaatje Institute for Media Leadership at Rhodes University in Grahamstown. In 2012, Tanya won South Africa’s most prestigious journalism award for creative writing, the Standard Bank Sikuvile, and was selected as the 2013 Menell Media Fellow at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. From 2013-2016, she was the editorial director of Duke University’s annual journalism conference in Johannesburg, the Menell Media Exchange. Tanya holds a BA in journalism from San Diego State University and an MFA in writing from the University of San Francisco.
Cora Moyano, Business Manager. Cora Moyano was trained as an industrial engineer. She is a graduate of Rosario National University, Argentina, and has years of experience in management. She brings a background in mathematics, physics and statistics, human resources management, labor regulations, accounting and administration. For three years she was in charge of running the plant operations of Casa Reymundo, a family company based in Rosario, Argentina, with over 80 years in the glass industry servicing the architectural, construction and furniture industries. Cora also has experience in the nonprofit sector, volunteering for years at STS Rosario (an environmental NGO) and helping in fundraising campaigns for TECHO and the local Association of Popular Libraries. In 2014, she moved to Hungary and received an MA in international economics and business at Corvinus University of Budapest, during which she deepened her knowledge of business analysis and management, strategic planning, and accounting.
Eunice Au, Program Coordinator. Eunice Au was a journalist in Malaysia for eight years and has written on a range of topics, including politics, crime, environment, terrorism and entertainment. From 2011 to 2015, she worked for the New Straits Times and reported extensively on two Malaysian aviation tragedies. During her time there, she also stood in as an acting state bureau chief managing several reporters and news coverage of Selangor state. As a freelance writer, she contributed to The Sun, Malaysian Today and Madam Chair. Her last position before joining GIJN was as a Malaysia correspondent for Singapore’s The Straits Times.
Toby McIntosh, Director, Resource Center. Toby serves as director of GIJN’s Resource Center, which provides online resources to journalists worldwide. He was the editor of FreedomInfo.org, (2010-2017) a nonprofit website based in Washington, D.C. that covers international transparency laws. He was with Bloomberg BNA for 39 years and has filed numerous U.S. FOI requests and has written about FOI policies worldwide. He is a steering committee member of FOIANet, an international network of FOI advocates.
Safeeyah Kharsany, Africa Editor. Safeeyah Kharsany is a South African journalist. She has worked in Qatar at Al Jazeera English, in Italy at United Colors of Benetton’s Colors Magazine, and in South Africa at Media24. At Al Jazeera, she co-headed a project to create a platform for African coverage which included building a network of reliable African journalists, ensuring that key Africa stories were getting coverage. She also worked as an online producer for the Al Jazeera English website on the constantly changing social media platforms and on the fast-moving “Arab Spring” developments.
Majdoleen Hasan, Arabic Editor. Majdoleen Hasan is a three-time award winning journalist with more than 12 years experience in investigative reporting, research and newsrooms. She has worked with several local and international media organizations, including Global Integrity, 100Reporters and the Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism network. She was the director of an investigative journalism unit in Jordan and was the first Jordanian citizen to file a case against the Jordanian government for denying her the right to access public information according to an access to information law. Hasan has an MA in political science and a BA in journalism.
Erika Lozano, Spanish Editor. As editor of @gijnEs, Erika oversees GIJN’s Spanish-language social media and helps represent GIJN in the Spanish-speaking world. Based in Mexico City, she also works with the nonprofit Quinto Elemento Lab to strengthen investigative journalism networks in Mexico. She is co-founder of masde131.com, an independent media group specializing in coverage of human rights and social movements. She collaborated with Periodistas de a pie (Journalists on Foot) in the documentary series Buscadores, which depicts the conversion of Mexican families into researchers, lawyers and anthropologists who seek their disappeared loved ones in a country with over 30,000 people missing. The series won a 2017 Gabriel García Márquez Award.
Olga Simanovych, Russian Editor. Olga Simanovych, a native of Ukraine, has more than 13 years of television experience as a journalist, screenwriter and managing editor. Seven of those years were spent as a TV news reporter for the Vikna-Novyny program on STB, where she specialized in politics, environment, human rights and medicine. From 2011 to 2016, she was a media trainer with different nonprofit organizations and participated in SCOOP‘s international investigations. A graduate of Taras Shevchenko National University, Ukraine, she is bilingual in Ukrainian and Russian, and fluent in English and Greek.
Bridget Gallagher provides fundraising strategy, implementation assistance, and counsel to US and international clients working in media, information access and civic participation issues in the context of the rapidly changing 21st century media ecosystem. A 15-year veteran of the nonprofit sector, Bridget first began working with non-profit media projects via the Center for Public Integrity, one of the nation’s oldest non-profit newsrooms. Since launching Gallagher Group LLC in 2010, Bridget’s clients have included content producers and broadcasters, media trainers and development organizations, think tanks, and universities, at all stages of development, from startup to established institution.
Bridget’s clients have included the GIJN, ICIJ, American University, Internews, Index on Censorship, The Nation Institute and PBS, among others. She works closely with her clients to instill simple fundraising discipline within their operations, taking a personal, proactive and creative approach to donor identification, cultivation and solicitation. Her programs have resulted in millions of dollars and the growth and development of non-profit media as a philanthropic priority.