Crina Boros is a London-based, award-winning, freelance data-driven investigative reporter and an international journalism trainer.

Crina has reported for Reuters, the BBC, ICIJ, Greenpeace, Euobserver, openDemocracy, Computer Weekly and The Black Sea +.

She prefers accountability-driven projects, with a focus on public authorities’ corruption.

Crina engages in assignments through data analysis and transparency laws for exclusive angles, but she’s also skilled in field reporting. She is a new wave journalist who combines traditional investigative methods with digital skills. 

With a knack for cross-border reporting, Crina also trains data journalism across Europe and in the U.S. Organiser of the CAR track at European Investigative Journalism Conference & Data Harvest, Associate Lecturer at Birkbeck University, London and an offspring of the London-based Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ).

Member of Investigate EuropeForbidden Stories, IRE, IFJ & NUJ.

Crina Boros

Basic information

Crina Boros
data analysis, transparency, cross-border reporting
United Kingdom

Supported projects

The MEPs Project: the ghost offices of MEPs

  • Data Journalism

In an unprecedented EU-wide collaborative effort, the journalists from "The MEPs Project" located in every member state investigated how members of the European Parliament (MEPs) make use of the general expenses payments they receive every month. 

The Gold Trail

  • Journalism & Media

ROSIA MONTANA - The Romanian village of Rosia Montana has been a site of historic gold and silver mining for over two millennia. Now, mining company Rosia Montana Gold Corporation plans a massive mining project, which is dividing the village into supporters and opponents.

Mentor for

Across Europe, “revenge porn” victims are taking on digital abusers

  • Justice

It’s a global problem on the rise. Digital image-based sexual abuse – a catch-all phrase that includes what is often called “revenge porn,” but also deepfake pornography and “upskirting” – exploded across European countries during the pandemic, according to aid organisations.

"In Norway, Mia Landsem, 25, uses her hacker skills to hunt down digital abusers."

Antivaxxers between fake news and personal concerns

  • Healthcare

As an investigative team of journalists watched the pandemic unfold in early 2020, their plans for reporting in 15 European countries were scuttled. But they began to see patterns in covid-denialism that mimicked what they had seen with anti-vaxxers. They decided to expand their project to include investigative data journalism to map this new movement.

Brooms, brushes and a call for justice

  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking

AMSTERDAM - There is an invisible workforce keeping homes in the Netherlands spotless. Filipino cleaners run about Dutch cities each day, their packs filled with dozens of jingling keys. They are part of a community of thousands of undocumented migrants who clean homes in the Netherlands. They're indispensable but kept unseen.

Diplomatic immunity and impunity

  • Exploitation
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking

MANILA - “Immunity & Impunity: How Diplomats Get Away with Exploiting Domestic Workers” is a multi-country, multimedia investigative series that examines how diplomats exploit their foreign domestic workers and escape prosecution because of diplomatic immunity. It also reveals the complicity of sending countries in protecting diplomats implicated in domestic trafficking and exploitation.

Diplomatic immunity and impunity

Forced sterilisation of women with disabilities in Europe

  • Healthcare
  • Human Rights

EU - Forced sterilisation of women with disabilities is criminalised in only nine EU countries. This investigation in Spain, France, Hungary and Sweden proves that the eugenics-based practice is still going on in Europe at a time when the European Parliament is debating its outlawing.  

Standing on the Shoulders of Citizens: Corporate Capture in Energy Communities

  • Energy
  • Environment

PAMPLONA / LISBON / BRUSSELS — Energy communities are a clean and democratic alternative entering the complex energy market. Through this model, citizens can take back the means of
energy production. This investigation looks into whether the citizen-led initiatives can fit into the market on par with the big suppliers.

The World in a Classroom

  • Cities
  • Education

EUROPE - Schools are crucial integration hubs. This investigation is about teaching migrant students in the schools of Europe.

Carolina Rapezzi