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.

She and her colleagues have received Journalismfund Europe's grants to look into vaccine hesitancy around Europe in the project “Antivaxxers between fake news and personal concerns” and to investigate substandard cycling infrastructure built using EU funds in “Cinderella Cyclists” — a research she later continued as a Policy Leader fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. 

Daiva speaks Lithuanian, English, German, Russian and Hebrew, as well as some Italian, Japanese and French. She is mostly based in Malta.


Daiva Repečkaitė

Basic information

Daiva Repečkaitė
Health, environment, social issues

Supported projects

Bioplastics: a green innovation or just another plastic problem?

  • Environment
  • Industry

BRUSSELS - Paradoxical plastics: Why are bioplastics not necessarily as good as a solution to plastic waste as the had been proclaimed?

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.