Training: "Journalism, media literacy and freedom in the EU and Neighbouring Countries"
is an investigative journalist from Slovenia who writes for the Croatian weekly news magazine Nacional. He is among 17 recipients of Deutsche Welle’s The Freedom of Speech Award 2020 for his journalistic work during the coronavirus pandemic. He began his career at the Slovenian daily newspaper Delo and is an expert in national security, defense, corruption, tax evasion, and the business of sport.
Mr. Zgaga is the co-author of the investigative trilogy In the Name of the State, which explores arms trafficking into the Balkans during the conflicts of the 1990s. He’s a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and works with European Investigative Collaborations (EIC). His articles have appeared in Der Spiegel, The Guardian, Mediapart, L’Espresso, and many other publications.
Blaž Zgaga was named among Reporters without Borders’ 100 Information Heroes in 2014 and shares the New York Press Club award and the Scripps-Howard award, among others. He is an incoming Journalist in Residence 2021 at Booth School of Business (University of Chicago).