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Drew Sullivan

Co-Founder and Editor, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project


Drew Sullivan is the Editor and co-founder of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), a global non-profit media house and technology platform. OCCRP is the developer of Aleph, an investigative data platform, Investigative Dashboard, a global research tool, and VIS, a social network visualization system and other tools. He founded and is Executive Director of the Journalism Development Network, an innovative media development organization with programs worldwide. He also founded and edited the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIN) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has served on the board of directors of Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism, Investigative Reporters and Editors, CIN and the National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting. As a journalist and editor, his teams have been awarded the European Press Prize (winner and three time finalist), the Global Shining Light (four time winner), the Daniel Pearl Award (two times); the Online Journalism Award for investigative reporting (two times); the Tom Renner Award for Crime Reporting (two times) and many other international awards. Before becoming a journalist, he was an aerospace engineer on the Space Shuttle Project for Rockwell International Space Systems. He was also a professional standup comedian.