Aleksandra Jolkina is a journalist specialised in investigative reporting with a particular interest in EU and East European affairs. Currently based in Cologne, Germany, she works for the Deutsche Welle and regularly contributes to Latvian media.
Her largest project to date involves an 18-month investigation into “sham” marriages in Ireland between Latvian women and non-EU citizens, supported by Journalismfund.eu. In early 2011, she published a book on the issue for a Latvian target group, for which she was nominated as Latvia’s 2011 Trafficking in Persons Report hero by the United States Embassy to Latvia. She is currently a PhD Candiate in law at Queen Mary, University of London.
Languages: Latvian, Russian, English, German