Roman Anin

Roman Anin was selected for the 2019 European Press Prize shortlist with ‘Putin’s Bodyguards Rewarded with Land and Power

Roman Anin is the head of investigative section of Novaya Gazeta, one of the most famous Russian newspapers in the world. He began his career in 2006 as a sports writer, but in 2008 was moved to the newspaper’s investigative section. Since 2009 Roman has been working on cross-border investigations with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and International Consortium if Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).  His work also led to investigative reports in the Financial Times, the BBC and Sveriges Television (SVT), Sweden’s public broadcaster. Today, besides Novaya Gazeta, Roman is also a member Reuters’ investigative team and part of the Panama Papers team. Roman majored in journalism at Moscow State University (MSU) and graduated in 2010.

In 2012, he received three of the most prestigious awards in Russian investigative journalism: the Artem Borovik award, the Youlian Semenov award and the Andrey Sakharov award. In 2013, he received a prestigious international award – the Knight International Journalism Award. 

He was a member of the Panama Papers investigative team that received the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting in 2017 and also worked on the Paradise Papers investigation.

Since 2018 Roman has been a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford where he is trying to develop a number of tools which would automate some of the basic tasks of investigative reporting.