Pavla Holcová

Pavla Holcová

Editor, Central Europe

Based in Prague, Pavla Holcová joined OCCRP in 2013 and is a regional editor for Central Europe. She is an investigative journalist and founder of independent outlet and OCCRP member center investigace.cz. She has contributed to major cross-border projects such as the Panama Papers, the Paradise Papers, the Russian Laundromat, and the Azerbaijani Laundromat. Together with her colleague Ján Kuciak, she exposed ties between the Slovak government and Italian mafia.

She has also investigated massive illegal arms sales to Syria during the war, explored links between the global cocaine trade and Balkan organized crime groups, and identified illegal real-estate investments by politicians. In November 2016, Pavla was selected among a hundred New Europe changemakers and a hundred people changing Central and Eastern Europe for the better. In 2018, she was selected for the European Young Leaders initiative.

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