Reporters in the Field

Natalia Antelava

Co-founder / Director Coda Story, International Reporter BBC News
Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, Natalia Antelava combines local knowledge with the best of international reporting and an edge in new journalistic formats. She is a co-founder of Coda Story, a new web platform covering crises with a long-term view, that was voted "Best Startup for News" at the Global Editors Network Annual Summit in 2014. She has reported for BBC News from the Caucasus, Central Asia, Middle East, Washington DC and India, with undercover coverage from Burma, Yemen and Uzbekistan. Most recently, Natalia has reported for the BBC from Eastern Ukraine. Her investigations into human rights abuses in Central Asia, Iraq and the United States have won her an Emmy nomination (2011) as well as a number of awards, including the Amnesty International Award (2013 and 2008). She has also written for the Guardian, Forbes magazine, Washington Post, and the New Yorker.

Henrik Kaufholz

Deputy Foreign Editor, Politiken, Copenhagen, Denmark
Coordinator, SCOOP - network and support structure for investigative journalists in Eastern Europe, Russia, Caucasus, Central Asia and West Africa

Henrik Kaufholz (b. 1946) combines his long-running expertise in international journalism with a special interest in investigative journalism: Deputy Foreign Editor of Politiken, one of Denmarks leading newspapers, he has worked as foreign correspondent in Moscow, Berlin, and Bonn. For the past 12 years, he has coordinated the investigative network SCOOP, which links and supports investigative journalists ranging from Eastern Europe, Russia, Caucasus, Central Asia and West Africa. From 2003 and 2011, he also managed SCOOP’s activities in Ukraine, Moldavia, Russia and Armenia. In 2011, he headed the secretariat of the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Kiev, Ukraine. He obtained his journalistic training at the Danish School of Journalism.

Jutta Lietsch

Editor, taz, Berlin, Germany
Jutta Lietsch (b. 1952) brings together the different perspectives of editors and correspondents: An editor at the taz. die tageszeitung desk, her task is to ensure their dialogue on a daily basis. With more than 15 years of experience as a foreign correspondent herself, she knows both worlds intimately. From 2000 to 2012, she lived in Beijing, covering China for taz and other German media outlets, and from 1996 to 2000 she reported on South East Asia from Bangkok. Previously, she worked as Asia Editor at the taz newdesk in Berlin. Jutta Lietsch studied politics, social sciences as well as Modern Chinese History in Göttingen, Paris and Nanjing, China.

Attila Mong

Journalist, Radio Broadcaster, Columnist
Attila Mong is a jury member of the award program "Reporters in the Field". He is a Hungarian-born journalist, radio broadcaster and columnist with 20 years of experience in news and investigative reporting. Now based in Berlin, Attila works as a consultant on digital innovation projects with the DW Akademie, Germany's leading media development organization, and works as a freelance journalist reporting for a number of international media organizations. He is also a supervisory board member of a crowdfunded investigative journalism platform in Hungary. In 2013, he finished the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University, a program focusing on leadership and innovation in journalism. In 2011, he was a visiting research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. Attila Mong authored several investigative books in Hungary and was awarded with the most prestigious journalism prizes in his country (the "Pulitzer Memorial Prize for Best Investigative Journalism" in 2004 and the Soma Investigative Journalism Prize in 2003).

Natalie Nougayrède

Editorial Board Member / Columnist The Guardian
Natalie Nougayrède joined the jury of the award program "Reporters in the Field" in 2017. She is a French journalist who works as editorial board member and columnist at The Guardian since October 2014. Previously, she was the executive editor of Le Monde, after being its diplomatic correspondent and Moscow bureau chief. She writes about international and European affairs, with a special focus on security issues and human rights. Natalie was awarded two French journalism prizes, the "Prix de la Presse Diplomatique" (2004), and the "Albert Londres Prize" (2005), for her coverage of Russia and the Chechnya war. Furthermore, she has contributed to books on Vladimir Putin's Russia and on the Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya who was murdered in 2006. She is on the advisory committee of the Primo Levi Center in Paris; an organization that helps refugees who have been victims of torture. Natalie Nougayrède graduated from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Strasbourg in 1988 and the Centre de Formation des Journalistes in Paris in 1990. She is a Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy in 2016 and 2017.

Lucila Rodríguez-Alarcón

Co-Founder / Executive Director porCausa Foundation
Lucila Rodríguez-Alarcón joined the jury of the award program "Reporters in the Field" in 2017. She is one of the four founders of the porCausa Foundation in Spain and became its executive director in October 2016. In the last 20 years, Lucila has been involved in the creation and promotion of journalism networks and projects in many different ways. She was Head of Media and Communications at the NGO Oxfam Intermón in Spain and the Spanish Coordinator of the Oxfam Confederation. Furthermore, she worked as the Director of Communications in the city council of Madrid.