Stefan Candea, Romania,
is an investigative journalist and co-founder of the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism
(CRJI), a nonprofit registered in Bucharest, Romania. His cross-border investigative stories on organized crime won several international awards.
During the recent years, Stefan started Sponge
, an open and collaborative media innovation lab for Eastern Europe. The lab created an in-depth magazine, The Black Sea
, a lifeboat for journalism in the region. He is the initiator of Investigative SmartGrid, a new, open business model for a modular journalistic enterprise that was shortlisted for the European Press Prize 2013
, the Innovation Award.