Miranda Patrucic joined OCCRP in 2006 and was promoted to editor in chief in 2023. She oversees editorial operations for OCCRP’s global newsroom, including 50+ editors across six continents and the production of OCCRP’s investigations and content.
Patrucic was one of the first employees at OCCRP, beginning in Sarajevo as the organization’s first fact-checker before moving on to become a researcher, reporter, trainer, and editor. She oversaw work in the Balkans and became known for her reporting about the authoritarian regime in Azerbaijan after her friend and investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova was sentenced to jail there in 2015.
In 2018, she created an innovative program in Central Asia using in-depth reporting fellowships to partner with local journalists and publish investigations from the closed countries of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, as well as from Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.
She has worked on many investigations which resulted in worldwide impact, including stories that exposed billions in telecom bribes in Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan and uncovered hidden assets of Azerbaijan’s and Montenegro’s ruling elites.
She oversaw the award-winning Plunder and Patronage in the Heart of Central Asia and The Matraimov Kingdom series of stories, which led to protests that eventually brought down a government in Kyrgyzstan. She is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and worked on the Panama Papers, the Paradise Papers, the FinCEN Files, and the Pandora Papers. She was also a key part of other global collaborations led by OCCRP including the Russian Asset Tracker, Suisse Secrets, and the Azerbaijani and Russian Laundromats.
She is the recipient of many awards, including One World Media’s International Journalist of the Year, the Knight International Journalism Award, the Global Shining Light Award, the IRE Tom Renner Award, the Daniel Pearl Award, and the European Press Prize.
Miranda was born and raised in Bosnia and Herzegovina and is an avid traveler.