The Bureau for Investigative Reporting and Data is an independent project applying the methods of the data journalism to uncover conflicts of interests, corruption and abuse of power.
BIRD is publishing investigative stories and maintains public search engine with data on PEPs, companies, public procurements, European funds expenditures, as well as other public information.
The web site is managed by the French NGO named DRJI – Data for Reporters, Journalists and Investigations.
BIRD is financed by readers donations and projects.
BIRD is member center of OCCRP
BIRD is partner of ICIJ
The web site does not contain or process personal data within the meaning of the GDPR, other than those available in the official public registers.
Atanas Tchobanov – investigative reporter and editor, ICIJ member
Dimitar Stoyanov – investigative reporter
Krassimir Gadjokov – information technology
Nikolay Kubarelov – developer and data analyst
Awards by BIRD journalists Atanas Tchobanov and Dimitar Stoyanov as part of international investigative teams:
- 2020 Sigma Award for data journalism for the team investigating “The Troika Laundromat” (Atanas Tchobanov)
- 2019: George Weidenfeld Special Award for Courageous Investigative Journalism (Dimitar Stoyanov)
- 2019: Global Shining Light Award Certificate of Excellency in Journalism for the investigation “The Azerbaijani Laundromat” (Atanas Tchobanov )
- 2017: Global Shining Light Award Certificate of Excellency in Journalism for the investigation “Making a Killing” (Atanas Tchobanov)
- 2015 and 2016: Serbian National Award for Investigative Reporting (Atanas Tchobanov)
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