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


In the past, she investigated confinement of people with mental disabilities and alleged mistreatment of women while giving birth 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 launched a podcast, The Inoculation, and are publishing a series of articles in various languages.


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

Basic information

Name
Daiva Repečkaitė
Expertise
Health, environment, social issues
Country
Malta

Supported projects

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.