Founding Board Members
|Nils Hanson, journalist and editor. Hanson was for 15 years editor of the weekly investigative journalism program “Uppdrag Granskning” (Mission Investigate) on Swedish national public service television.
Chairperson of Arena.
|Daniel Simons, lawyer specializing in communications and freedom of expression-related issues. Simons is Dutch, but mainly based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Treasurer of Arena.
|Elisabetta Tola is an Italian science, tech and data journalist and has worked on several crossborder investigative projects. She is also a media trainer on digital journalism and verification.
Secretary of Arena.
|Brigitte Alfter, journalist and author, now director of Arena and leading the organisation on its way to being a journalistic forum for collaboration in Europe.|
|Trine Smistrup, journalist and trainer, now working with communications and conference coordination for Arena and Dataharvest, the European Investigative Journalism Conference.|
|Jose Miguel Calatayud, journalist, now working with the Arena Housing Project and contributing to other tasks at Arena and Dataharvest, the European Investigative Journalism Conference.|