Drew Sullivan

Editor and Co-founder

Drew Sullivan (he/him/his/they) co-founded the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) in 2007 with Paul Radu where he serves as editor and publisher. Before that, he founded the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIN) in Bosnia. Under his direction, OCCRP has won more than 100 investigative journalism awards including the European Press Prize, IRE award and the Global Shining Light.

OCCRP is one of the world’s largest investigative media with more than 50 investigative editors on six continents publishing more than 140 investigative projects per year including significant contributions to the Panama Papers, Pandora Papers, Pegasus Project, and most other large international collaborative projects. He was a reporter for the Tennessean and the Associated Press. He was a Future for Good fellow at the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, CA. Before becoming a journalist, he was a structural dynamicist on the Space Shuttle project for Rockwell Space Systems and has a degree in Aerospace Engineering. He has also been a professional standup comedian, actor in films and played bodhran and sang for the Balkans only authentic Irish/Celtic band.

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On the night of February 21, 2018, investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová, both just 27 years old, were brutally murdered in their home. It was the first targeted killing of a journalist in Slovakia’s history, and shocked citizens protested on a scale not seen since the fall of communism. Kuciak was well known for covering questionable financial connections between politicians and “elite” business tycoons, namely millionaire...


In Myanmar, anonymous filmmakers mix chilling footage of police arrests and killings filmed by citizen journalists with fictionalized scenes by an anonymous filmmaker collective that give voice to fear and despair, struggle and resistance, following that country’s military takeover in February 2021. Anna Shishova, in The New Greatness Case, zeroes in on a KGB sting that entrapped teenagers into challenging the authority of Vladimir Putin, landing them in prison, to...