Preparatory committee

The European Press Prize’s preparatory committee (PrepCom) – consists of members from different European countries, speaking a multitude of languages. The PrepCom is in charge of selecting the shortlist for each category; a daunting task. Hundreds of pieces and projects come in – in all shapes and sizes – written in all possible European languages and on every conceivable subject. The PrepCom reads and re-reads, compares the incompatible, and selects a number of projects to translate or investigate. All in order to narrow it down to a short selection of entries that is to be submitted to the judges.

Wafaa Albadry

Wafaa Albadry is a journalist currently working for Deutsche Welle in Berlin, Germany. Read more ›

Natalia Antelava

Natalia Antelava is a co-founder and the editor-in-chief of the award-winning media start-up Coda Story. Read more ›

Şebnem Arsu

Şebnem Arsu is a Turkey-based journalist, with a journalistic background in Turkey and its region for over 20 years. Read more ›

Beata Balogová

Beata Balogová is the editor-in-chief of SME, a major daily and news site in Slovakia. Read more ›

Denis Džidić

Denis Džidić is the Executive Director and Editor of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIRN BiH). Read more ›

Konstanty Gebert

Konstanty Gebert is Associate Fellow and former head of the Warsaw office at the European Council on Foreign Relations since 2011. Read more ›

Sérgio B. Gomes

Sérgio B. Gomes is the editor of Sunday supplement, P2, at Portuguese newspaper Público. Read more ›

Gaby Khazalová

Gaby Khazalová is an investigative reporter and deputy editor-in-chief of the Czech independent online outlet Deník Referendum. Read more ›

Anna Husarska

Anna Husarska is a Franco-Polish journalist writing mostly in English and
Spanish. Read more ›

Winny de Jong

Data journalist Winny de Jong (1988) works at the Dutch public news broadcast NOS. Read more ›

Oleg Khomenok

Oleg Khomenok is a member of GIJN’s Board of Directors, and a Senior Media Advisor at Internews Network. Read more ›

Cristian Lupsa

Cristian Lupșa is one of the co-founding editors of DoR (Decât o Revistă), a digital and print magazine in Romania that believes well-crafted narrative journalism can connect people, heal wounds, inspire, lead, and create change. Read more ›

Natalie Nougayrède

Natalie Nougayrède is a French journalist who served as executive editor and managing editor of the French newspaper Le Monde from 2013 to 2014. Read more ›

Jacopo Ottaviani

Jacopo Ottaviani is an award-winning computer scientist and data expert who works as Code for Africa’s Chief Data Officer (CDO). Read more ›

Lucila Rodríguez-Alarcón

Lucila Rodríguez-Alarcón is one of the four founders of the porCausa Foundation in Spain and became its executive director in October 2016. Read more ›

Dimitris Theodoropoulos

Dimitris Theodoropoulos is deputy Director of Culture and Culture & Strategy Advisor of the Onassis Foundation. Read more ›

Bartosz Wieliński

Bartosz Wieliński is a Polish journalist and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza. Read more ›

Mathias Friis

Mathias Friis is the investigative editor at DR, the Danish public service broadcaster. Read more ›

Lidy Nicolasen

Lidy Nicolasen is a Dutch journalist and writer. She has worked for the Dutch Newspaper De Volkskrant as a political and foreign reporter, head of the political desk in The Hague, and of the opinion desk in Amsterdam. Read more ›