Investigative Journalism Workshop

We continue our series of Journalism events with a new Investigative Journalism Workshop coordinated by Ovidiu Vanghele.
Guest trainer: Vlad Stoicescu
Venue: Ratiu Democracy Conference Centre, Turda
Trainers: Ovidiu Vanghele, Vlad Stoicescu
Event access free for journalists

investigative journalism workshop


  • Presentation of the investigative journalism framework diagram
  • Discussion on the steps of the investigative journalism process
  • Study cases of investigations and how they overlap on the steps in the diagram
  • Practical exercises on different topics of investigative journalism



Ovidiu Vanghele

Ovidiu Vanghele started his career in 2002 when, while studying journalism, at the end of his first university year, was hired by MEDIAFAX Agency. During his ten years in the press agency he gradually became interested in more detailed subjects, closer to investigative journalism. He then joined the Pro TV news team, but also contributed to the nertwork’s premium show România, te iubesc! Less than a year later, he chose to leave mainstream media, founding the Center for Investigative Media, the entity he heads ever since. In the last seven years, Ovidiu Vanghele published several press investigations tracing millions of euro spent pointlessly, illegally or simply stolen. His best known investigations focused on the abuses from mental health centers, the Romanian Academy monetary frauds, the National Railway Company’s contracts or the acquisitions made by the bosses of what is known as “Republica Constanța”. Most of these also became judiciary investigations. He has spent almost the entire 2016 documenting, together with Ana Poenariu (Rise Project), the series “Toți oamenii generalului”, tracking the personal and financial development of Gabriel Oprea, one of the biggest paradoxes of Romanian politics. In 2017, together with Vlad Stoicescu (, Ovidiu set up – and is now piloting – a journalism platform aimed to better understand the relationship between the Chuches in Romania and the state institutions, something that has never been under real public scrutiny for the last 30 years. Funded by its readers, the online project “Let there be light!” is, to many, an example of how journalism can survive in these tough times. Aside from investigative journalism, for the past four years Ovidiu is also an associate professor at the University of Bucharest, teaching journalism students the art of crafting investigative stories

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