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

Gruhnwald was born 1981 in Munich, Germany. After being based in Vienna, Austria, she now calls Zurich, Switzerland, home. Gruhnwald studied sinology and business administration. She 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).

Sylke Gruhnwald is co-founder of Hacks / Hackers ZurichLobbywatch.ch as well as Reporter-Forum Switzerland. She is former chairwoman of Journalismfund.eu. and board member of Investigativ.ch.

Gruhnwald also initiated the investigation project The Migrants’ Files. She is a jury member with the Reporterpreis as well as the Nannen-Preis. Together with her teams, Gruhnwald herself won several awards.

Basic information

Name
Sylke Gruhnwald
Country
Switzerland
City
Zürich

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.

Mentor for

Camel Trafficking From Syria

  • Conflict
  • Economy
  • Migration
  • Trafficking

Over thousands of camel shepherds have fled Syria to the European Union, crossing the sea and mountains to seek refuge following the tragic ongoing war, that has changed their lifestyle with loss of camels to illegal trafficking. 

Simandou: a mountain of wealth and bribery cases

  • Corruption
  • Environment

CONAKRY - A team of journalists followed the money, investigating Guineagate, a corruption case that involved a French national promoting the interests of a private company that sought a mining license at Simandou Mountains, the world’s largest known deposits of untapped iron.