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Working Grants - Alphabetical

Mehmet Koksal


Mehmet Koksal is a Belgian-Turkish freelance journalist based in Brussels. He has been working as a fixer for international press correspondents for many years and is now mainly employed by the European Federation of Journalists on press freedom and labour rights developments.


Merlin Daleman


Merlin Daleman (b. 1977) is an independent photo journalist based in the Netherlands. After attending a photography and design foundation course at the South Devon college in Torquay and University of Central England (now Birmingham City University) in the UK, he graduated at The Royal College of Art in The Hague, the Netherlands.


Micael Pereira

Micael Pereira is a 43 years old Portuguese journalist based in Lisbon, where he has been a staff writer for the Expresso newspaper since 2006. Pereira worked on Wikileaks’s diplomatic cables leak, ICIJ's Offshore Leaks and Panama Papers and he collaborates with EIC, a network founded by Der Spiegel and other European newsrooms. Over the past three years he has been writing about Portugal’s biggest corruption case. Besides investigative journalism, Pereira also publishes long-form reports on political, social and conflict landscapes such as Russia, China, Iran, Kosovo, Afghanistan and East Timor.  He studied physics at University of Lisbon, and literature at Universidade Nova de Lisboa.



Michael Bird


Michael Bird is an award-winning journalist and writer based in Bucharest, Romania. He specialises in detailed features and investigations about eastern Europe, focusing on politics, drug addiction and urban crisis.


Michael O'Farrell


Michael O'Farrell is an Irish journalist.


Michael Riedmüller


Michael Riedmüller, born in 1983 in Austria, graduated at the university of Vienna with a diploma in history. He has been working as a freelance journalist since 2007, being based in Kiev, Ukraine, from 2010 until 2012, and in Lisbon, Portugal, ever since. His work mainly focuses on political, economical and social topics, and has been published in a wide range of Austrian media outlets such as Der Standard, Datum, Die Presse and Radio FM4.


Michele Catanzaro

©Michele Catanzaro

Michele Catanzaro (Rome, 1979) is a freelance journalist based in Barcelona (Spain). He has a PhD in physics and writes for Nature, El Periódico, Chemistry World and others.


Mien De Graeve


Mien De Graeve has been a blogger and freelance writer for Flemish news platform MO* since 2011. She moved to Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou in September 2012, where she opened a restaurant and cultural centre.


Momar Dieng


Momar Dieng is a Senegalese journalist. He is the director of the political magazine Nouvel Hebdo in Senegal and the administrator of the investigative website www.impact.sn.


Monika Stefanek


Monika Stefanek is a Polish journalist.