The collective

The collective 2018-09-17T14:43:05+00:00

The collective

Created in 2014, the We Report collective was born out of an awareness. From the need to share our skills of independent journalists from several European countries. To produce together international subjects for multimedia platforms . And above all, to give back the time to the self-initiative journalism, the field and the investigation.

LONG FORMAT. Working together, we carry out in-depth investigations and long-format reports. Taking the time, deepening, going beyond appearances, are the stones that build the editorial line of We Report.

MULTIMEDIA. We are attentive to the new narrative and digital formats. By words, by sounds and images, by combining the skill of every collective member, we cooperate to produce multi format stories.

INTERNATIONAL. In our reports, we understood the importance of working with foreign journalists. Partners from Geneva, Athens, Sofia join We Report  to produce independent investigations and reports that cross borders.

The members

Daphné Gastaldi
Daphné GastaldiMultimedia journalist
Based in Lyon, France
Specialized in society, politics and cultural topics, she works in France and abroad.
She is an expert in long-formats and investigations and she works in radio and for print and web media. She is also teacher in journalism schools and she organizes many workshops about the radio and the media literacy.

Collaborations: Mediapart, Libération, Radio France Internationale, Premières Lignes (Cash investigation), La Cité, RTS, Irin News, Slate, Lyon Capitale/Le lanceur, RCF, France Télévisions.

Works: «Eglise, la mécanique du silence» (with Mathieu Martiniere, Mathieu Périsse, JC Lattès, 2017); «Génocide arménien, en quête de mémoire» (with Pierre Gouyou Beauchamps, Mathieu Martiniere, Golias, 2015).

Documentaries: Cash Investigation contributor, «Eglise, le poids du silence» (Premières Lignes, France 2, 2017). Award: Prix Europa for Cash Investigation «Eglise, le poids du silence».

Awards: Prix international DevReporter 2016, with Mathieu Martiniere and Alberto Campi, for the reports about Roma people in France, Romania and Slovakia. Deuxième prix du P.I.E.E.D 2011 for the multimedia reports multimedia in Benin and Togo, with Leïla Beratto.

Mathieu Martiniere
Mathieu MartiniereMultimedia journalist
Based in Lyon, France
He works on deep investigations for French and European media.
He is also teacher in journalism schools and he organize many workshops about media literacy and investigative journalism.

Collaborations: Mediapart, La Cité, Les Jours, Mediacités, La Tribune de Genève, Libération, RFI, Premières Lignes (Cash Investigation), Slate, Les Inrocks, Irin News, Die Zeit, Lyon Capitale, Rue89Lyon…

Works: «Eglise, la mécanique du silence» (with Daphné Gastaldi, Mathieu Périsse, JC Lattès, 2017); «Génocide arménien, enquête de mémoire» (with Pierre Gouyou Beauchamps, Daphné Gastaldi, Golias, 2015).

Documentaries: «Interpol, une police sous influence?» (with Robert Schmidt and Samuel Lajus, Arte Cocottes Minute Production, 2018); Cash Investigation contributor, «Eglise, le poids du silence» (Premières Lignes, France 2, 2017). Awarded at Prix Europa 2017 for Cash Investigation «Eglise, le poids du silence».

Awards: Prix international DevReporter 2016, with Alberto Campi and Daphné Gastaldi for the reports about Roma people in France, Romania and Slovakia. Bourse Netzwerk Recherche 2015 from the German federation of investigative journalism, with Robert Schmidt for their work on Tobacco industry.

Robert Schmidt
Robert SchmidtJournalist
Based in Strasbourg, France.
Born in Leipzig (Saxony, Germany), Robert Schmidt is, after a long stay in Lyon and a two years long in-house training at the German newspaper Saarbrücker Zeitung, he is now based in Strasbourg at the «invisible» border in between of Germany and France. He mainly works about France, Europe, the Youth, right-wing extremism and cross border issues for National media from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg and France.

Collaborations: DIE ZEIT, Spiegel Online, FAZ, NZZ, ARTE, ZDF, Der Standard, Mediapart, La Cité, Lyon Capitale…

Documentaries: «Interpol, une police sous influence?» (with Mathieu Martiniere and Samuel Lajus, Arte Cocottes Minute Production, 2018)

Awards: EU Journalism Fellowship en 2012, Bourse Netzwerk Recherche 2015 from the German federation of investigative journalism, with Mathieu Martiniere for their work on Tobacco industry.

Maïté Darnault
Maïté DarnaultJournalist
Based in Lyon, France
fter ten years in Paris (including seven years working for Le Monde), an episode in New Caledonia and journalistic trips abroad, Maïté Darnault, graduate of the CUEJ, the journalism school of Strasbourg, is currently based in Rhône-Alpes but movable all over the world. Reporter, investigator, storyteller about national and international subjects with a specialization on social issues. Teacher for journalism training. Reporting and fixing for English-speaking press on hard news in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes area.

Collaborations: Libération (correspondent in Lyon), Les Jours, Médiacités, Acteurs de l’économie, Vivre à Grenoble, La Cité…

Alberto Campi
Alberto CampiPhotojournalist
Based between Geneva, Switzerland and Grenoble, France
Adept of «slow journalism», he has been freelance since 2007. Italian by birth, migrant by vocation. He worked a lot in the Alps and in the Balkan region.
Correspondent for the Swiss monthly magazine La Cité.
He organises different kind of workshops about photographic language, participative photography, photojournalism and media literacy.
He collaborates with the department of geography and environment of the university of Geneva and HETS (Geneva).

He published on: La Cité, Mediacités, Mediapart, Irin News, La Tribune de Genève, Il Corriere della Sera, La Stampa, Internazionale, Visionscarto.net, Il Fotografo, Witness Journal, Capital, Vivre Ensemble…

Awards: World Report Award, «Single Shot» category, at the Ethical photography festival in Lodi (Italy), in 2017. Prix international DevReporter 2016, with Mathieu Martiniere and Daphné Gastaldi, for the reports about Roma people in France, Romania and Slovakia. First prize at the Swiss Photo Award 2012, «Reportage» category, for the report about migration in Greece «Beyond Evros Wall».

Web site: www.albertocampiphoto.com

Mathieu Périsse
Mathieu PérisseMultimedia journalist
Based in Lyon, France
He works on deep investigations and long reports for French and Swiss media. Specialised in radio reports he realized many sound documentaries in different countries: (Afghanistan, Belarus, Cyprus, Burkina Faso, Bulgaria,…).

Collaborations: Mediapart, France Culture, Radio Télévision Suisse, Slate.fr, Society, So Foot, Lyon Capitale, Mediacités, Acteurs de l’Economie, Terra Eco, Rue89Lyon, RCF, Les Inrocks…

Works: «Eglise, la mécanique du silence» (with Daphné Gastaldi and Mathieu Martiniere, JC Lattès, 2017)

Documentaries: Cash Investigation contributor, «Eglise, le poids du silence» (Premières Lignes, France 2, 2017). Awarded at Prix Europa 2017 for Cash Investigation «Eglise, le poids du silence».

The contributors

Federico Franchini
Federico FranchiniJournaliste
Based in Lugano, Switzerland
He works on the legal and illegal role of Switzerland as a hub of the international world trade. Part-time freelance, he works union magazin Area and La Cité.

Collaborations: Area, La Cité, L’Espresso, Il Caffé, Reportagen, Mediapart, Gotham City…

Award: Zurcher Journalistenpreis 2016 for a collaboration with Hannes Grassegger and Daniel Puntas Bernet about the dirty Congo gold and the role of a a Swiss refinery, in 2017 he got the Swiss Italian journalism award for his investigation about the BSI bank, published by Area and La Cité.

Pierre Gouyou Beauchamps
Pierre Gouyou BeauchampsJournaliste et photographe
Based in Lyon
Freelance since 2007, Pierre works about societal topics as well as on big reports for publications on travelling.

Collaborations: Libération, L’Humanité, Terre sauvage, Alpes magazine, Journal du WWF.

Works: «Génocide arménien, en quête de mémoire» with Daphné Gastaldi, Mathieu Martiniere, Golias, 2015.

Web site: www.pierregouyoubeauchamps.fr

Les membres d’honneur

Fabio Lo Verso
Fabio Lo VersoJournalist, editor in chief
Former correspondent at the Swiss parliament for the newspaper Tribune de Genève.
Former editor in chief of the newspaper Courrier. In 2010 Lo Verso founded La Cité, an independent newspaper financed by its readers. Lo Verso is also member in the Council of the foundation Stiftung Qualität in den Medien in Zurich.
Nikolay Staykov
Nikolay StaykovJournalist
Editor in chief of the Bulgarian economy journal « Capital » until 2007. Nikolay defines himself today as a « journalist citizen ». He coordinates the team behind the platform noresharski.com, a website created from citizens after the riots against the Bulgarian government in June 2013.

His investigations, especially about corruption in Bulgaria, have been retaken by: The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, New York Times, Financial Times, Reuters, Euronews, ARD, ARTE et Slate…

Isabelle Monnin
Isabelle MonninJournalist and writer
For 17 years, Isabelle worked as a grand reporter for «L’Obs» where she was covering big court stories, mainly focussing on hidden cases, forgotten by other journalists. Today, Isabelle is not in journalism any longer, but acts as a book writer. That’s how she manages to really live her passion: Keeping track of the traces of life, fighting against one day scoops and simplicity. For her, real beauty is hidden in the details.
Drew Sullivan
Drew SullivanJournalist
US-American journalist based in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. He is a co-founder of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), the network of investigative journalists focused on crime and corruption in eastern Europe and Asia. Drew Sullivan is also member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists ICIJ) known for the «Offshore Leaks» and the «Panama Papers»
Philippe Rekacewicz
Philippe RekacewiczCartographer, geographer and journalist
Aka «Reka». Graduated in geography at the Sorbonne, he quickly became a permanent contributor of Le Monde diplomatique, that left definitely in 2014. From 1996 he heads the cartographic department of UNEP (GRID-Arendal) in Norway, which aims to assess and to map environmental problems in relation to human security issues. He worked on the the documentary « Voyage au centre de la carte », directed by V. Gauvin for France 5 in 2009. Interested in the relationship between cartography, art, science and politics, he leads various projects related to the « radical mapping » movement. With Philippe Rivière, he manages the site visionscarto.net

They trust us

Contacts

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Daphné Gastaldi: daphne ]@[ wereport.fr

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Mathieu Martiniere: mathieu ]@[ wereport.fr

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Robert Schmidt: robert ]@[ wereport.fr

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Maïté Darnault: Maite ]@[ wereport.fr

Alberto Campi: Alberto ]@[ wereport.fr

Mathieu Périsse: mathieup ]@[ wereport.fr

Federico Franchini: federico ]@[ wereport.fr

Pierre Gouyou Beauchamps: pierregbmail ]@[ gmail.com