Cornelia Cozonac

Cornelia Cozonac is the president and one of the founders of the Center for Investigative Journalism of Moldova.

She has been working in journalism for over twenty years. She is the editor-in-chief of the news and investigation portal

Cornelia is author of the column Your Right at Free Radio Europe, trainer in investigative journalism, communication and anticorruption, and senior lecturer at the Free International University where she teaches investigative journalism as a subject. She has been awarded a number of prizes and certificates for investigative reports, including first prize in 2011, 2007, 2005 and 2003 awarded by Transparency International Moldova for investigative reports on corruption.

In 2005, Cornelia was designated one of the ten best journalists of the year in Moldova. She has worked for and cooperated with such publications as Adevărul, Timpul, Jurnal de Chișinău, Flux, Vocea Poporului, and Dreptul, and for the Moldpres Agency and the Press Service of the Government. Cornelia started working in investigative journalism in 2002, at the Association of Independent Press.

She is author and co-author of the studies Transparency of the Implementation of Court of Accounts Recommendations (2014, IPP), Conflicts of Interests and Incompatibilities in Eastern Europe: Comparative Analysis in Three Countries – Romania, Croatia and Moldova. Difficulties and Achievements in the EU Eastern Neighborhood (2013, Expert Forum, Romania), Human Rights 2010-2011 (Promolex), Monitoring of Access to Information (2005, TI Moldova). Cornelia is member of the Investigative Journalists Network of Southeastern Europe, International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF), Association of Francophone Journalists, and of the UN Club. Since 2013, she has been member of the board of Transparency International Moldova.

Cornelia Cozonac
Investigative Journalism