Sylke Gruhnwald is the editor in chief of the Swiss magazine «Republik».

Born 1981 in Munich, Germany. After being based in Vienna, Austria, sgr. now calls Zurich, Switzerland, home. Studies of sinology and business administration. Worked for «The Economist Group», its «Economist Intelligence Unit» (EIU) as well as the Swiss daily newspaper «Neue Zürcher Zeitung» (NZZ), the Swiss magazine «Beobachter» and lead the data- and document-driven investigation unit SRF Data at public broadcaster Swiss Radio and Television (Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, SRF). sgr. is co-founder of Hacks / Hackers as well as Reporter-Forum Switzerland. Former chairwoman of and board member of Initiator of the investigation project «The Migrants’ Files». Jury member with Reporterpreis as well as Nannen-Preis. Together with her teams, sgr. herself won several awards.

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Sylke Gruhnwald

Supported projects

The Migrants Files

  • Data Journalism
  • Europe
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Politics

The Migrants Files is a project by a European consortium of journalists that aims at precisely assessing the number of men, women and children that died as a result of EU Member States migration policies.

The Migrants Files: Follow The Money

  • Data Journalism
  • Human Rights
  • Migration

BRUSSELS - Refugees and migrants spend over €1 billion a year to reach Europe. Europeans pay a similar amount to keep them out. A few companies benefit handsomely in the process. The hope business is cruel—and highly lucrative.