Robert Schmidt is a Strasbourg based independent journalist within the We Report collective, collaborating with European media outlets including ARTE, Mediapart and DIE ZEIT.

He mainly focuses on corporate crime, neo-Nazi groups and Interpol. With Mathieu Martiniere, he has been author of a 90 minutes ARTE documentary on Interpol, broadcasted world-wide on channels such as Deutsche Welle and AppleTV as “The Interpol case”.

He is co-author of a book on Interpol (“Interpol: L’Enquête”, HarperCollins France, 2023). Robert is also a teacher in media education and honorary professor at Strasbourg University.

Robert Schmidt

Basic information

Robert Schmidt
Political conflicts of interest, right-wing extremism and cross-border issues

Supported projects

Dirty Sky: The Private Jets Dilemma

  • Energy
  • Environment

PARIS - An in-depth investigation of the We Report network looked in the cockpit of the privatised airplane industry. Behind the scenes, the polluting footprint of a few rich is infinite.

The Slaves of Champagne

  • Exploitation
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking

EPERNAY / COLOMBO - Champagne has been a symbol of luxury for decades. Over the last few years, the shiny image of the sparkling wine from Eastern France suffered quite a bit. Several affairs of human trafficking have been battering the famous French industry. the dark side of the European bottled water industry

  • Environment
  • Industry

VOLVIC - An in-depth investigation of the We Report network uncovers the dark side of the bottled water business in Europe, where the market is dominated by multinational companies such as Coca-Cola, Nestlé and Danone.