Daiva Repečkaitė is a Lithuanian multimedia journalist covering health, inequalities, and environmental issues.

In the past, she investigated confinement of people with mental disabilities, alleged mistreatment of women while giving birth, and dubious removal of trees in a national park in Lithuania. In 2020, together with Eva von Schaper, she received a Journalismfund.eu's grant to look into vaccine hesitancy around Europe in the project “Antivaxxers between fake news and personal concerns”. The team published a series of articles and launched a podcast, The Inoculation. They are still working together. In 2022, she received a Journalismfund.eu's grant for the "Cinderella cyclists" to investigate substandard cycling infrastructure built using EU funds.

Daiva speaks Lithuanian, English, German, Russian and Hebrew, as well as some Japanese and French.

Daiva Repečkaitė

Basic information

Daiva Repečkaitė
Health, environment, social issues

Supported projects

Cinderella cyclists

  • Environment
  • Transport

Cycling is indispensable in the European Union’s efforts to reduce emissions – this was clear from the European Urban Mobility Framework a year ago. But as policymakers set ambitious targets, transport is emitting more than before, using a third of the EU's energy, and keeping Europe dependent on Russian oil.

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.