Stanimir Ivanov Kumurdjiev (also known as Stanimir Vaglenov) is the online projects manager at Media Group Bulgaria.

He manages more than 50 online media channels, including websites, social channels and more. Ivanov Kumurdjiev’s investigations have covered Osama Bin Laden’s network in the Balkans, money laundering, organised crime, the theft of European funds, the baby trade and arms dealer Viktor Bout. He was also part of several ICIJ projects including Offshore Leaks and Big Tobacco Smuggling. In 2007 he founded the Bulgarian Investigative Journalism Centre in Sofia. He has won numerous journalism prizes, including the Daniel Pearl Award and a Global Shining Light Award as part of the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. Ivanov Kumurdjiev published a book, Свалят правителството! (Overthrow the government!) – a collection of his work – and teaches investigative journalism at Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski”.

Basic information

Name
Stanimir Ivanov Kumurdjiev
Country
Bulgaria
City
Sofia

Supported projects

Insane Prices

  • Europe
  • Health
  • Science

RIGA - There are important disparities in the price of cancer medicines within the 28 EU member States. New cancer drugs are incredibly expensive for patients in some Eastern member states or simply not available because of shortages.

Money Laundering in Estonia

  • Corruption
  • Economy
  • Politics

TALLINN - According to experts, Estonian financial institutions are popular among criminals for laundering money because Estonia offers cheaper currency transactions than Russia and less regulation than in the EU. Its convenient location for such transactions adds to the appeal.

Roma exploitation: end of the dream

  • Europe

KATUNITSA - Some 10 to 12 million Roma are estimated to travel around Europe. The political dimension of this ethnical and social challenge is an ongoing discussion in the EU, but what is never told is the dark economy of Roma migration. Who benefits from the large afflux of mainly poor people into western Europe?

The slavery of care: Bulgarian women working in the West as caregivers

  • Europe
  • Health
  • Human Rights

SOFIA - The story focuses on the plight of cash-strapped Bulgarian women who come to Belgium and the Netherlands as posted workers to care for elderly people who want to spend the last months or years of their life in their own home, instead of in a retirement home. The investigation focuses on one of the main players on the market offering such services, Seniorcare24.