Investigative journalism during the coronavirus crisis: SVT's 'Mission Investigate'

This online session will take place via Zoom at 11:00-12:00 CET.

In this follow-up session with SVT Editor Nils Hanson, we'll look at an example of a concrete investigative project.

Nils will be joined by reporter Petter Ljunggren from SVT's 'Mission Investigate' and they will discuss what it is like reporting under very special circumstances.

Petter's is currently investigating The Public Health Agency of Sweden, who are responsible for the controversial Swedish strategy during Covid-19. So far, with a death toll of more than 5,000 people due to the pandemic, the country has become one of the worst affected. 

This means Mission Investigate has had to deal with a drama that has played out with open curtains in front of news journalists from all over the world. How do you find the investigative track when news journalists are doing a great job? That is one of the key questions in this online learning session where all the participants are welcome to contribute with tips, opinions and questions.

Also joining Nils will be Ola Westerberg. Ola is an award-winning investigative freelance journalist, and previously Foreign Editor and reporter with TT News Agency in Sweden. His areas of interest include human rights, security issues, corruption and money-laundering. Ola was part of the Paradise Papers team and was also part of the CORRECTIV-led investigation The CumEx Files, which revealed the largest tax robbery in European history, among other international collaborations.

To receive an invitation to this online session, please email Frederic Frantz at

We are keen to continue supporting our learning community of EBU Members’ professionals all over Europe in the best way we can, so we are offering online sessions where possible. Please keep up to date on our upcoming sessions here.



Audience Editorial Storytelling


04 sept. 2020



Frederic Frantz
Responsable Développement - Formation des Membres
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